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Business planning

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Charles L. Huston, Inc. records

Accession: 1727

Charles L. Huston, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware on December 28, 1923, as a general holding and investment company for the family of Charles Lukens Huston (1856-1951), an executive and part owner of the Lukens Steel Company of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The company's first board meeting was in 1924, and it was dissolved in 1939. This collection includes five volumes, as well as paper correspondence regarding the business endeavors and financial matters of Charles L. Huston, Inc. The files in this collection document several stages of the company's development during the 1920s and 1930s, including meeting minutes, the acquisition of stock shares, and the liquidation process.

Dates: 1923-1939

DuPont Company Executive Committee records

Accession: 2091

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The Executive Committee became the principal body for coordinating the work of the various departments of the rapidly growing company, establishing company organizational structure and policy; approving capital expenditures and contracts; and fixing salary levels, bonuses, and other compensation. The files are arranged in six series. The "E" files are primarily service record information on members of the Executive Committee, giving some prior history of the person's career with DuPont. The "D" files are limited to organization charts, dating from 1914 to 1917. The "O" files (Operative Committee), "F" files (Finance Committee), and "X" files (Executive Committee) are primarily related to patents and licensing. Finally, materials copied by David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith for their book, Science and Corporate Strategy, are included.

Dates: 1903-1991; Majority of material found within 1950-1982

Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine records

Accession: 2739

The Haskell Laboratory was established in 1935 as a Dupont Company research laboratory tasked with identifying potential health risks that could result from DuPont products and processes. DuPont called the laboratory the first of its kind in the United States, and the lab grew to become a respected and influential leader in the fields of occupational safety and toxicology. The records in this collection provide insight into the early motivations for creating the lab. In addition, the various papers, records, and publications document the laboratory’s research interests, business operations, and human resources activities.

Dates: 1930-2013

Robert Olodort archive

Accession: 2769

Robert "Bob" Allan Olodort (1946-2019) was an inventor, industrial designer, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his invention of the "Stowaway," a portable, full-size keyboard that folds up to be pocket-size. It was used for Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) like the Palm Pilot. Olodort invented the first computer label printer, the Smart Label Printer, among many other wireless mobile products. He holds dozens of U.S. and foreign utility and design patents. The Robert Olodort archive documents the industrial design process from both an inventor's and an entrepreneurial standpoint. The collection shows the development of a concept into a final product through product research, notes, correspondence, sketches, mechanical drawings, and prototypes. It provides valuable insight into how proprietary technology can be monetized by patenting and maintaining company relationships through development, licensing, and purchase agreements. The records also document business operations with financial files, board of directors files, and investor files. While none of the record sets are complete, there is a large enough sampling for a researcher to comprehend the complexity of design and business practices.

Dates: 1978-2019