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Personal narratives

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

"A Chicago District Perspective of the History of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, 1900-1969" memoir

Accession: 2100

The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company grew to be one of the six largest basic steel companies in the United States. This volume presents an insider history and personal memoir by a retired operating official of Youngstown's Indiana Harbor Works.

Dates: 1991

Donald F. Carpenter papers

Accession: 2159

Donald Fell Carpenter (1899-1985) was general manager of the Film Department at the DuPont Company. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in engineering in 1922. Between 1927 and 1933 he held increasingly important managerial positions with the DuPont Viscoloid Company, and between 1933 and 1948 with the Remington Arms Company. In 1947 to 1948 he was a member of the Industrial Advisory Group to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Broadly speaking, the materials in this small collection of his papers cover Carpenter's entire career, from his senior thesis at MIT (the design for an addition to his father's tinsmithing shop) to his involvement with political and civic affairs during his retirement.

Dates: 1922-1984

Eddie W. Foote memoirs

Accession: 0088

Eddie W. Foote (1858-1932) was a correspondent for Hartford and Springfield newspapers. In 1876, he visited the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, after which he wrote a memoir about it as well as a visit to Newport.

Dates: 1876

George Parshall papers

Accession: 2792

George Parshall (1929-2019) was an organometallic chemist who made notable contributions to homogeneous catalysis. He worked as a senior scientist at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company for thirty-eight years. This small collection mainly consists of a three-volume autobiography that covers Parshall's life, from growing up during the Great Depression, World War II, education, marriage and family, and career with the DuPont Company.

Dates: 1959-2015

Hudson Maxim papers

Accession: 2147

Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor and chemist best known for his work in the development of smokeless gunpowder and military explosives. This collection focuses on Maxim's attempt to float his inventions in England during the late 1890s, his anti-pacifist crusade and war-era activities, and his work at Lake Hopatcong.

Dates: 1851-1925

Huston-Lukens family papers

Accession: 1441

Stewart Huston (1898-1971) began his career as a metallurgist and worked in varying capacities in the family business, Lukens Steel Company, in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, from 1923 until his death. Assembled by Huston, the collection relates to genealogy and family history.

Dates: 1718-1971

James Gordon Ferguson Bell Laboratories memoir

Accession: 2843

James Gordon Ferguson (1900-1985) was an electrical engineer who worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories for forty-two years. He was the author of numerous technical papers and was one of the leads during the 1940s in developing the Number Five Crossbar Switching System (5XB switch), which brought telephone service to rural areas. This item is an unpublished memoir entitled "Me and My Bell System (As I Remember Us)," circa 1965. It details Ferguson's career and professional life.

Dates: circa 1965

Josephine Anderson du Pont memoirs (photocopy)

Accession: 1017

Josephine Anderson du Pont (1853-1943) was a suffragist and the wife of Victor du Pont Jr. (1852-1911), vice president and general manager of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. The memoirs, written between 1928 and 1932, contain a record of her life in mid-19th century Philadelphia, including details of the Civil War years.

Dates: 1928-1932

"The Manhattan Project - A Brief History," memoir

Accession: 2513

Watson C. Warriner Sr. (1917-2015) was a chemical engineer with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company during World War II. He worked on the Manahatten Project. This item is a typescript of a personal memoir of Warriner's work at the Hanford Engineer Works and the DuPont Works in connection with the Manhattan Project, including maps and photographs.

Dates: 2011