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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.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States records, 1912-2011
Creator: Chamber of Commerce of the United States
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1960
Extent:   107 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 being 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. Little correspondence is found in the collection. Numerous publications give insight into the concerns facing American businesses in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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.
New-York Crystal Palace for the exhibition of the industry of all nations, lithograph, circa 1853
Creator: E. C. Kellogg & Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.002
Extent:   1.0 item
Abstract:   E. C. Kellogg and Co. was a lithography firm in Hartford, Connecticut between 1851 and 1854. The item is a hand-colored lightograph of the New York Crystal Palace for the exhibition of the industry of all nations.
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School color prints, 1963-1966
Creator: Wooten, Nancy
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.004
Extent:   11 items
Abstract:   The Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) was organized in 1817 as a non-sectarian school for the children of the local factory workers, with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. This collection contains eleven Kodachrome prints of exterior views of the school building taken by Nancy Wootten (of Wilmington), between 1963 and 1966.
150th Anniversary time capsule being buried at Eleutherian Mills photograph, circa 1952
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.005A
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company a chemical company, was founded in 1802. The DuPont Company celebrated its 150th anniversary on July 18, 1952, on the site of the original Eleutherian Mills. This item is a black and white photograph of the 150th Anniversary time capsule being buried at Eleutherian Mills.
President Coolidge with group in front of White House photograph, undated
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.005B
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Photograph of President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), Governor John G. Townsend, Jr. (1871-1964) of Delaware, Senator Lewis Heisler Ball (1861-1932) of Delaware and a group of unidentified women standing infront of the White House.
All American Engineering Company photographs, 1943-1961
Creator: All American Engineering Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.006
Extent:   58 items
Abstract:   All American Engineering Company researches, engineers and develops airplanes and aviation equipment. The collection includes photographs of air pick-up testing, airplanes, equipment, and personnel.
Harrington-Schiff collection of Aetna Powder Company and DuPont Company material, approximately 1889-1920
Creator: Harrington, Edward M., 1866-1933
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.007
Extent:   1 linear feet
Abstract:   Edward M. Harrington (1866-1933) worked for the Aetna Powder Company, first in their electric blasting cap plant in Newport, RI, and then as superintendent of the dynamite works at Aetna, Indiana. Later Harrington worked for the DuPont Company at various plants. Images in this collections are of dynamite and other explosive plants, including Aetna Powder Company plants in Newport, RI (electric blasting caps) and Aetna, IN, and DuPont Company plants in Repauno, NJ, Hopewell, VA, and many other locations. Pictures show buildings, office and plant interiors (many with workers), employee groups, housing, and recreation.
John W. Macklem collection of DuPont Company powder yards photographs, 1889-1936
Creator: Macklem, J.W.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.010
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   John W. Macklem (1867-1948) began working for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as an errand boy at a young age and remained with the company his entire career. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This collection comprises photographs of buildings and scenes in DuPont Company explosives manufacturing plants along the Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware, including the Eleutherian Mills (or Upper) yard, the Upper Hagley yard, and the Lower Hagley yard.
Eleutherian Mills property development posters, undated
Creator: Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation. Director's Office.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.011
Extent:   7 items
Abstract:   Eleutherian Mills was a gunpowder mill site used for the manufacture of explosives by the du Pont family business from 1802 to 1921. Eleutherian Mills is now the site of the Hagley Museum and Library. This collection contains six prints of posters which illustrate the development of the property at Eleutherian Mills as a production site.
Zebley-Hoffecker collection of Frank R. Zebley photograph albums, 1918-1944
Creator: Zebley, Frank R., 1883-1960
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.012
Extent:   8 volumes
Abstract:   The Zebley-Hoffecker collection includes nearly 1500 historical photographs from the city of Wilmington, locations around the state of Delaware, southeastern Pennsylvania, and other places of interest in the mid-Atlantic region.
Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens aerial views, circa 1930s
Creator: Dallin, J. Victor, Col.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.017
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   Glass negatives of aerial views of Eleutherian Mills and Longwood Gardens taken by Dallin Aerial Surveys Company.
Meta Coleman collection of du Pont family portraits, circa 1860-circa 1900
Creator: Coleman, Margaretta du Pont, 1862-1938
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.021
Extent:   37 items
Abstract:   Margaretta “Meta” du Pont Coleman (1862-1938) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. She collected family portraits while compiling a family genealogy. This collection includes daguerrotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes and other early portrait photographs of various family members.
Houses in Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1910
Creator: Thayer, Horace B.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.023
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   This collection contains photographs of fifteen homes in Wilmington, Delaware around 1910. The images are of exterior views only.
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