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Central Railroad Company of New Jersey records, 1839-1973
Creator: Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1869
Extent:   27 linear feet
Abstract:   The Central Railroad Company of New Jersey operated a main line between New York and Scranton with numerous branches within the state of New Jersey. It was one of the more important anthracite-carrying railroads, with important commuter and terminal facilities in the New York area. The collection primarily consists a set of incomplete minutes of parent, predecessor, and subsidiary companies.
UNITE, Inc. records, 1955-1997
Creator: UNITE, Inc.; USE, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1881
Extent:   30 linear feet
Abstract:   UNIVAC Scientific Exchange (USE) was formed in 1955, consisting of UNIVAC 1103A computer users (Boeing Airplane Company, Holloman Air Force Base, Lockheed Missile Systems Division and Ramo-Woolridge Corporation) and Sperry-UNIVAC representatives. Their records document the evolving relationship between USE, Inc. and Sperry-UNIVAC including the history of software development through problem issues reported and improvements, response to user demands, and customer expectations.
James P. Baughman collection on strategy and structure at the General Electric Company, 1952-1984
Creator: Baughman, James P.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1888
Extent:   8 linear feet
Abstract:   James P. Baughman was a professor of business history at the Harvard Business School. His academic research was in the study of management strategy and structure, particularly at the General Electric Company. The collection consists of news clippings and original documents amassed by Baughman for his studies of strategic planning and management structure at General Electric.
Elmer Ambrose Sperry papers, 1876-1931
Creator: Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, 1860-1930
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1893
Extent:   27 linear feet
Abstract:   Elmer Sperry (1860-1930) was one of America’s electric pioneers. He founded the Sperry Gyroscope Company in order to develop, manufacture, and market marine gyrostabilizing devices. The papers document Sperry's research and development work and entrepreneurial activities.
Seymour Yuter collection of Technitrol, Inc., lawsuit records, 1945-1976
Creator: Yuter, Seymour C.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1901
Extent:   23 linear feet
Abstract:   Technitrol Inc., was incorporated in 1947 in order to develop computer technology for military and industrial purposes. The collection consists of copies of trial records collected by Seymour C. Yuter, a patent attorney for Technitrol, Inc. including documents from the interlocking suits of Technitrol v. Control Data Corp., Technitrol v. Sperry Rand, and Technitrol v. U.S.A., in which the principal point at issue was, who was the inventor of the magnetic storage drum.
Computer & Communications Industry Association IBM antitrust trial records, 1969-1982
Creator: Computer & Communications Industry Association (U.S.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1912
Extent:   90 linear feet, 945 microfiche
Abstract:   The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) was involved in duplicating and making available court documents of interest to their members. CCIA assembled documents, assigned their own numbering scheme, and in some cases created microfiche copies of the records. The IBM antitrust trial records consists of CCIA photocopies and microfiche copies of trial transcripts, trial exhibits, depositions, legal memoranda, motions, subpoenas, and other documents relating to antitrust suits brought against IBM throughout the 1970s.
Carney's Point Works Technical Department records, 1906-1968
Creator: E.I. du Pont Nemours and Company. Carney's Point Works.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1914
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   The Technical Department at DuPont's Carney's Point Works was established to collaborate with scientists at the DuPont Experimental Station and Eastern Laboratory of the Repauno Works to develop new products, maintain quality control, and improve products and processes. The collection focuses on the department's start-up period (1906-1910) and the two World Wars.
Sperry Gyroscope Company Division records, 1910-1970
Creator: Sperry Corporation. Sperry Gyroscope Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1915
Extent:   76 linear feet
Abstract:   The Sperry Gyroscope Company was originally organized by electrical inventor Elmer Ambrose Sperry for the purpose of manufacturing and marketing his ship gyrostabilizer, gyrocompass, and high-intensity searchlight. The records describe the development and marketing of the marine and airplane stabilizer, the high-intensity searchlight, fire control systems, the gyrocompass, airplane automatic pilot, bombsights, and the aerial torpedo. They trace the evolving relationship between Sperry and the military and the impact of World Wars I and II.
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company records, 1847-1971
Creator: Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1917
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   The Lehigh Valley Railroad Company was one of the major anthracite railroads and formed a secondary trunk line between Jersey City, New Jersey and Buffalo, New York. Their records consist of minute books, corporate histories, voluntary reorganization plans, and an illustrated brochure on Claremont Terminal.
Ferracute Machine Company records, 1863-1982, bulk 1937-1963
Creator: Ferracute Machine Company (Bridgeton, N.J.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1928
Extent:   5 linear feet, 84 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials assembled by Arthur J. Cox for the preparation of the company history, Ferracute: The History of an American Enterprise (1985).
Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia records, 1832-1982
Creator: Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1930
Extent:   35 linear feet
Abstract:   The Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company was organized by a group of Philadelphia Quakers in 1865, and by World War I it had become one of the largest life insurance companies in the country with a strong presence in the New York and Boston markets. The records of the Provident Mutual Insurance Company of Philadelphia are a collection of fragments assembled by the Advertising Department in connection with the company's centennial history.
Insurance Society of Philadelphia records, 1899-1961
Creator: Insurance Society of Philadelphia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1934
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The organization was formed in 1901 to provide a forum for persons engaged in the fire insurance business. The records consist of vertical files and scrapbooks which document various aspects of the insurance industry, the Society, and its members.
Insurance & Financial Communicators Association records, 1933-2008
Creator: Insurance & Financial Communicators Association.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1942
Extent:   17 linear feet
Abstract:   The Insurance & Financial Communicators Association was formed in 1933 to provide a context for the exchange of information and ideas in the life insurance industry. The primary value of the collection is in its capacity for documenting trends in the marketing of life insurance, and the rationale behind particular advertising campaigns. Case histories and publications aimed at the industry are of most use in this regard. The bulk of the records are of interest only in documenting the internal functions of the organization and the issues which it has perceived as important to the insurance industry.
Grubb family business records, 1818-1854
Creator: Grubb family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1948
Extent:   15 linear feet
Abstract:   The Grubb family were ironmasters in Lancaster, York, and Dauphin Counties, Pennsylvania, for a period of over 150 years. The records include account books and letters relating to the family's various iron enterprises, including the Codorus, Mananda, Mount Hope, Mount Vernon, and Henry Clay.
Robert Lenox Belknap papers, 1872-1895
Creator: Belknap, Robert Lenox, 1848-1896
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1954
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Robert Lenox Belknap (1848-1896) was a capitalist and financier of New York City. The Robert Lenox Belknap papers are a fragment saved by his descendants. The papers include Belknap's private letterbooks for the final years of his career (1892-1895), although 33 earlier volumes have been lost. They include both business and personal correspondence and give a good picture of the life of a New York financier of the second rank.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States records, 1912-2015
Creator: Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1960
Extent:   133 linear feet
Abstract:   The Chamber of Commerce of the United States has matured into the largest lobbying group in Washington. Formed in April of 1912, at the request of President William Howard Taft, the Chamber's commitment to be the voice of business is well documented. The records contain articles of incorporation, bylaws, resolutions and minutes of annual meetings, Presentations to Congress, speeches by members, and conferences hosted by the Chamber. Numerous publications give insight into the concerns facing American businesses in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company records, 1796-1995, bulk 1920-1975
Creator: Pennsylvania Power & Light Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1962
Extent:   107 linear feet
Abstract:   Pennsylvania Power & Light Company formed in 1920 through the consolidation of eight electric utilities companies serving central and eastern Pennsylvania. The collection primarily includes corporate papers documenting the company’s acquisition of various competing electric companies in the early-to-mid twentieth century by way of franchise building, market research and corporate communications, hydroelectric development through studies and surveys on Pennsylvania’s waterways, and material documenting the company’s various power plants in central eastern Pennsylvania. Financial and accounting records of the Pennsylvania Water & Power Company, which PP&L acquired in 1955, are also included.
Carpenter daybook, 1796-1821
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1966
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The collection consists of a day book kept by an unidentified carpenter in the Philadelphia area from 1796 to 1799.
DuPont Company Museum collection, 1885-1952
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.001
Extent:   55 linear feet
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The collection consists of photographs and prints that document the early history of the DuPont Company’s involvement in the gunpowder and explosives industries from the 1860s through the 1920s. The bulk of the collection are photographs of employees, executives, and plant views, including aftermaths of explosions and construction. This collection also includes a variety of advertisements for the DuPont Company as well as other non-DuPont related trades. A large portion of this collection are oversize materials (panoramic photographs and advertising posters).
Cavalcade of America phonograph records, 1935-1953
Creator: Durstine, Roy S., (Roy Sarles), 1866-1962; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.001.G68
Extent:   90 linear feet
Abstract:   The Cavalcade of America was an anthology drama radio program which aired weekly from 1935 to 1953. The radio show was sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The DuPont Company created the Cavalcade of America as a promotional tool. The program dramatized historical events focusing on individual stories of heroism, and occasionally presented a musical performance. This collection contains recordings of most of the show's episodes and consists of over 2,900 phonograph albums, approximately 500 sound tape reels, 6 sound cassettes and one scrapbook.
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