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Wilmington, Delaware photo stamps, 1930-1935
Creator: Del-Mar News Agency
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1984.268
Extent:   16 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. These are sixteen small, gummed, and perforated stamps showing sepia photographic views of Wilmington, Delaware.
Delaware State Tax Department, Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records, 1917-1935
Creator: Delaware State Tax Department. Delaware School Auxiliary Association
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1123
Extent:   12 linear feet
Abstract:   Miscellaneous records including information about educational facilities in Delaware.
DuPont Theatre records, 1919-2001, bulk 1975-1995
Creator: DuPont Hospitality (A unit of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2150
Extent:   18.7 linear feet
Abstract:   Originally called The Playhouse, the DuPont Theatre was the brain child of three top executives of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company who realized that Wilmington needed a facility cultural as well as business purposes. The DuPont Theatre records consist primarily of public relations and advertising materials related to the theater's operation. As such, they present a sequence of changing tastes in popular entertainment in a medium-sized American city.
Delaware Coach Company records, 1814-1973, bulk 1940-1966
Creator: Delaware Coach Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1685
Extent:   109 linear feet
Abstract:   The Delaware Coach Company was originally incorporated as the Wilmington & Philadelphia Traction Company on June 25, 1910, and operated an electric street railway line from Wilmington, Delaware, to Chester, Pennsylvania, and to Philadelphia. Throughout the early twentieth century, the company purchased stock in and leased numerous electric railway, transportation, and utilities companies in the Wilmington and Chester areas. In 1941, it changed its name to the Delaware Coach Company as trackless trolleys and buses replaced electric streetcars. Included are official documents and correspondence; personnel and financial records; public relations files; land deeds; legislation; labor agreements and contracts; equipment, fare, and route policies; ordinances; minute books, and other miscellaneous material created by Delaware Coach and its predecessor electric streetcar companies.
DuPont-Pathe tinted positive film samples, circa 1925
Creator: Du Pont-Pathé Film Manufacturing Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.264
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 and began with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. During the 1910s, the DuPont Company decided to enter the film and photographic supply market. In 1924, it entered into a joint venture with Pathé Exchange, called DuPont-Pathé Film Manufacturing Corporation. This collection consists of a booklet with seven short strips of tinted 35mm motion picture film stock.
Maurice D'Onofrio collection of Johnson family postcards, 1903-1949
Creator: D'Onofrio, Maurice, 1917-2014
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.222
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The patriarch of the Johnson family of Cape May New Jersey was Eldridge Johnson (1839-?), a prominent merchant, trustee of the Presbyterian Church, and president of the Cape May Saving Fund and Building Association. The Johnson family of Cape May resided at 225 Congress Place, a house which was moved to 33 Perry Street in the 1970s and is today known as the Pink House. This collection consists of postcards from a states in the United States and a few from Canada. The postcards depict landscapes, street scenes, prominent buildings and monuments, as well as Presbyterian Churches from a variety of cities. These postcards were sent to members of the Johnson family between 1910 and 1949.
Colonel J. Victor Dallin films, 1927, 1940s
Creator: Dallin, J. Victor (John Victor), 1897-1991
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2018.226
Extent:   5 items
Abstract:   Colonel J. (John) Victor Dallin (1897-1991) was an aviator and photographer who founded the Dallin Aerial Surveys Company in 1924. This small collection of films were shot by Dallin. There are five films, three are home movies, one is the reception for Charles Lindbergh in Philadelphia, and the fifth film contents is unidentified at this time.
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.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Repauno plant panoramic photographs, 1919, 1926
Creator: Dallin Aerial Surveys; Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.142
Extent:   2 oversize folders
Abstract:   In 1880, Lammot du Pont incorporated the Repauno Chemical Company and built a plant near Gibbstown, New Jersey to manufacture dynamite. The panoramic photographs show two views of the dynamite works and workers village at the DuPont Company's Repauno plant.
Edith Marion DeBlois collection fo Expo 67 publications and ephemera, 1966-1967
Creator: DeBlois, Edith Marion, 1920-2000
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2329
Extent:   1.6 linear feet
Abstract:   The materials collected by Mrs. DeBlois include a variety of publications and ephemera associated with the 1967 International and Universal Exposition held in Montreal, also known as Expo 67.
Ronald DeGraw papers, 1859-2002, bulk 1920-1990
Creator: DeGraw, Ronald, 1942-2006.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2397
Extent:   28 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of official documents produced or used by Ronald DeGraw during his career as a public transit official and transit consultant, materials from pre-SEPTA operators of the Philadelphia transit system that he preserved from loss or destruction, research materials that he amassed for writing his published and projected books, and photographs and ephemera collected out of his interest in the history of transit systems, particularly electric traction lines or what came to be called light rail transit.
Richard Thomas deLamarter collection of IBM antitrust suit records, 1950-1984
Creator: DeLamarter, Richard Thomas
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1980
Extent:   40.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The IBM antitrust suit records are a collection assembled by Richard Thomas DeLamarter, a senior economist working for the Department of Justice on the case from 1974 to 1982. He is the author of Big Blue: IBM's Use and Abuse of Power (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1986).
Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company records, 1872-1979
Creator: Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1776
Extent:   12.6 linear feet
Abstract:   The Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company was incorporated in 1874, for the purpose of forming a second railroad route between the cities of New York and Philadelphia.Their records consist primarily of basic corporate documents such as minutes, account books, annual reports to the I.C.C., and agreements.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company records, 1849-1960
Creator: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1643
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad was one of the largest and most prosperous anthracite mining and transporting companies in Pennsylvania.Their records consist of minutes of the DL&W and its two direct predecessors.
Charles H. DeMirjian collection of DuPont Company records on STAINMASTER®, 1985-1992
Creator: DeMirjian, Charles H., 1925-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2563
Extent:   0.41 linear feet
Abstract:   Materials related to the marketing and success of DuPont STAINMASTER® carpet fiber.
Charles H. DeMirjian collection of DuPont Consumer Products Division photographs and ephemera, 1913-1984
Creator: DeMirjian, Charles H., 1925-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.273
Extent:   6 linear feet
Abstract:   Charles H. DeMirjian (b. August 1925) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He collected pictures, advertisements, and publications showing DuPont consumer products, as well as some of the products and packages themselves. The collection consists of brochures, advertisements, photographs, and ephemera showing DuPont Company consumer products from 1913 to 1984.
Vue générale du Jardin des Plantes lithograph, undated
Creator: Deroy, Isidore Laurent, 1797-1886
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.049
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Le jardin des Plantes remains one of France's premier botanical gardens. This collection contains 1 lithograph color print and 2 photographic b&w prints featuring an aerial view of le Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France.
Rolf Dessauer papers, 1951-1998
Creator: Dessauer, Rolf
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2451
Extent:   26 linear feet
Abstract:   Rolf Dessauer (born 1926) began a lengthy career with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 1952 as a research chemist at Jackson Laboratory, DuPont’s center for dye research. Dessauer invented chemistry in which exposure to visible light stabilized the background enabling dark and light areas to retain their contrast. Intense research and patent studies led Dessauer and his colleagues to a new technology, UVI – Ultraviolet Imaging. His papers document Dessauer’s career as a noted scientist and chemist.
Ernest Dichter papers, 1936-1991, bulk 1956-1986
Creator: Dichter, Ernest, 1907-1991
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2407
Extent:   215 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection consists of the business records of Ernest Dichter and the several consulting firms through which he operated fully document his role as a pioneer of motivational research, from the beginnings of his career in the United States until a few months before his death.
Ernest Dichter papers, Series I. Research proposals and reports, 1937-1988
Creator: Dichter, Ernest, 1907-1991
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2407A
Extent:   125 linear feet
Abstract:   This series, which accounts for over half the collection, is comprised of Dr. Dichter's research proposals and studies, created by Ernest Dichter and his staffs between his arrival in the United States in 1938 and 1988.
Ernest Dichter photographs and sound recordings, 1941-1988
Creator: Dichter, Ernest, 1907-1991
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.226
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   Ernest Dichter (1907-1991) was one of the pioneers in consumer motivational research. He started his own consulting business in 1946. It was incorporated in New York as the Institute for Research in Mass Motivations, Inc. in 1952 and renamed the Institute for Motivational Research, Inc. in 1955. This collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, contact sheets, and audio cassettes.
DuPont Company Textile Fabrics Department videotapes, photographs, slides and promotions, 1918-2004, bulk 1982-1997
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.320
Extent:   8 linear feet
Abstract:   The Textile Fibers Department of the DuPont Company, established in 1936 as the Rayon Department, specialized in researching and developing synthetic fibers for fabrics such as Rayon, Nylon, Teflon, Corian, and Kevlar. This collection primarily contains video tapes (VHS and U-Matic). Most of the content on the VHS videotapes are different than that on the U-Matic videotapes, there are a few duplicate videos that are in both formats. The videotapes content are employee training videos related to management, customer service and safety, as well as, informational videos about product and services, company history and events. Additionally the collection contains photographs, slides, advertising and promotional materials.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Deepwater Point Works panoramic photographs, 1916-1923
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.140
Extent:   15 oversize folders
Abstract:   The DuPont Company constructed a dye works at Deepwater Point, New Jersey (also called just Deepwater, NJ) during World War I to enter the market for dyes left vacant by Germany's absence. This collection consists of 15 panomaric photographs of views of the Deepwater Point, New Jersey dye works of the DuPont Company, including ground before building started, building exteriors, and a group portrait of employees of the Jackson Laboratory.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Experimental Station and Country Club panoramic photograph, circa 1947
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.144
Extent:   1 oversize folder
Abstract:   The DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from DuPont's first black powder works. The panoramic photograph provides an overview of the DuPont Company Experimental Station and Country Club, outside of Wilmington, Delaware. It shows temporary structures and construction for expansion of the Experimental Station.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Guncotton plant panoramic photographs, 1918-circa 1920
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.145
Extent:   22 oversize folders
Abstract:   The DuPont Company purchased a site near City Point, Virginia on the James River in 1912 in order to build a dynamite plant located closer to the southern market. The panoramic photographs show exteriors of the plant, views of the workers' housing, the town (including the African American section), and a photograph of the Hopewell China Corporation, a post-war reuse of one of the facilities.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Old Hickory plant panoramic photographs, 1918
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.159
Extent:   24 oversize folders
Abstract:   The War Department of the United States Government contracted with the DuPont Company to build and run a smokeless powder plant called the Old Hickory plant on the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tennessee during World War I. These panoramic photographs show overall views of DuPont Company's Old Hickory smokeless powder plant, also views of exterior and interior details.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Parlin, New Jersey plant panoramic photographs, 1918, 1925
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.139
Extent:   7 oversize folders
Abstract:   In 1904, the DuPont Company purchased the International Smokeless Powder and Chemical Company, which was then producing smokeless powder and nitrocellulose products in their plant in Parlin, New Jersey. This collection consists of 7 panormaic photographs that show views of the Parlin, New Jersey plant, including views of production facilities and worker housing.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Penniman shell loading plant panoramic photographs, 1918
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.161
Extent:   3 oversize folders
Abstract:   The DuPont Company acquired a site on the York River in Virginia on which they planned to build a dynamite plant. The U.S. Government took over the property in 1918 and got the DuPont Company to build a shell loading plant instead. These three panoramic photographs show overall views of the shell loading plant at Penniman, Virginia during World War I.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Inc. Smokeless Powder plant and workers housing panoramic photographs, 1915-1918
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.138
Extent:   20 oversize folders
Abstract:   The DuPont Company purchased the land for a smokeless powder plant at Carney's Point, New Jersey (across the Delaware River from Wilmington, Delaware) in 1890. In 1892 it produced its first guncotton, and then the first smokeless powder. This collection consists of twenty panoramic photographs of Carney's Point smokeless powder plant, including exteriors of various buildings and groups of workers.
Wawaset Park photographs, 1919
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.162
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   Wawaset Park was a planned residential community built by the DuPont Company around 1918 for its executives in Wilmington, Delaware. These panoramic photographs depict construction of homes and overall views of area, street scenes, and pictures of individual houses.
Charles H. DeMirjian DuPont Consumer Products Division records, 1956-1991
Creator: Dimirjian, Charles H., 1925-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2566
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Records are primarily related to Corian, DuPont Car Care products, and Zerex, as well as Duco and Lucite paints.
Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS) photographs, 1816-1989
Creator: Dooner, Richard T.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.302
Extent:   31 linear feet
Abstract:   Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS), the nation's first mutual savings bank, was founded in 1816. In 1927 the Society commissioned Howe and Lescaze, a local architectural firm that had previously designed traditional style banks for the institution, to draw up plans for a new building to be constructed at the corner of 12th and Market Streets. This collection is composed of materials from two Philadelphia mutual savings banks which date from the first half of the nineteenth century. The collection has been divided into two series: Philadelphia Saving Fund Society (PSFS) and Western Savings Fund Society (WSFS) which was merged with PSFS in 1982. A significant part of the collection consists of photographs of bank buildings represented by traditional styles and in later years by contemporary suburban sites. The American banking industry has usually conducted business in formal bank buildings. The styles of these buildings have changed with passing fashions of architectural taste. This collection provides a good visual record of these developments.
Doran & Rank letter book, 1832-1839
Creator: Doran & Rank (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0095
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Letter book of the Philadelphia mercantile firm, Doran & Rank.
Irene Carpenter Draper photograph collection, circa 1850-1950
Creator: Draper, Irene Carpenter, 1911-1991
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.208
Extent:   3 linear feet
Abstract:   Irene (Renee) Carpenter (1911-1991) 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. She was the second child of R.R.M. Carpenter (1877-1949) and Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1884-1973) and a granddaughter of Lammot du Pont (1831-1884). The collection consists of photographs of Irene Carpenter Draper, as a child and as a young adult, and her extended family.
DuPont allied business firms records, 1798-1856
Creator: Du Planty, McCall & Company; Du Pont, Bauduy & Company; A. Cardon & Company; Rockland Manufacturing Company on the Brandywine; Brandywine Mill Seat Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   LMSS:VI
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection includes the papers of Du Pont, Bauduy & Company (1803-1815); Du Planty, McCall & Company (1813-1837); Brandywine Mill Seat Company (1798-1854); A. Cardon & Company (1824-1833); and Rockland Manufacturing Company (1825-1856).
Alexis Irénée du Pont family papers, 1850-1913
Creator: Du Pont, Alexis I., (Alexis Irénée), 1843-1904
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2618
Extent:   0.8 linear foot
Abstract:   Dr. Alexis Irénée du Pont (1843-1904) was a businessman and non-practicing physician who resided in both Louisville, Kentucky, and Wilmington, Delaware. The Alexis Irénée du Pont family papers primarily consist of both outgoing and incoming correspondence from A. I. du Pont and his immediate family.
Brandywine scenes glass plate negatives, circa 1890-1900
Creator: du Pont, Henry Belin
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1977.446
Extent:   14 images
Abstract:   Henry Belin du Pont (1873-1902) 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. The collection consists of views of and along the Brandywine Creek. These include the following du Pont family homes: Pelleport, Goodstay, Nemours, St. Amour, and Louviers. These photographs were possibly taken by Henry Belin du Pont (1873-1902).
E. Paul du Pont collection of Hagley Yard and du Pont family photographs, 1882-1906
Creator: du Pont, E. Paul, Mrs.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.250
Extent:   0.25 linear foot
Abstract:   This collection contains photographs of DuPont powder yards; family photographs; and postcard views of Longwood Gardens.
Eleuthère Irénée du Pont graphic materials, 1913-1972
Creator: Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1921-1994
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.267
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1921-1994) 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. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This collection consists of graphic materials including a photographic print of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1921-1994), booklets, a copy of a photographic print of Johan Andreas Philip Ludwig (1753-1803), the Ludwig family crest and a genealogy of the Pelleport family.
Eleuthère Irénée du Pont ledger, 1814-1818
Creator: Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1618
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours (1771–1834) was a French American chemist and industrialist who founded the gunpowder manufacturer, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. This ledgers documents his accounts current between the years 1814 and 1818.
Eleuthère Irénée du Pont Papers, 1782-1838
Creator: du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   LMSS:III
Extent:   1.7 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection primarily consists of E.I. du Pont's personal and business correspondence; writings and notes; school materials; memoranda on manufactures and tariffs; legal agreements; patents; and land surveys. Also included are Sophie (Dalmas) du Pont's correspondence and household account records.
Eugene du Pont (1873-1954) papers, 1835-1956
Creator: Du Pont, Eugene, 1873-1954
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1599
Extent:   13 linear feet
Abstract:   Consists of the personal papers of Eugene du Pont (1873-1954) and the records of Kinloch Gun Club, a private shooting club which he founded near Georgetown, South Carolina.
Eugene du Pont Jr. papers, 1811-1957
Creator: Du Pont, Eugene, 1873-1954
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2656
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Eugene du Pont Jr. (1873-1954) was a director of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1917 until 1954, and a great grandson of company founder, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours. The papers of Eugene du Pont Jr. include reports to the DuPont Company Board of Directors by the executive committee and the treasurer of the DuPont Company. In addition, there are several copies of letters to du Pont family members.
Francis Victor du Pont family papers, 1804-1961, bulk 1915-1960
Creator: du Pont, Francis Victor, 1894-1962
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0351
Extent:   5.6 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Victor du Pont (1894-1962) was a civil engineer and political figure in Delaware and Maryland. This collection combines papers and memorabilia of Francis Victor du Pont and those of his parents and ancestors.
Irénée du Pont photograph collection, circa 1860-1960
Creator: du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.252
Extent:   2.0 linear feet
Abstract:   Irénée du Pont (1876-1963) was a chemical engineer. He began work for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. in 1903 in the Construction Division of the Black Powder Operating Department. After holding several positions within the company he went on to be the president of the DuPont Company. He served in this capacity from 1919 until 1926. The collection consists of photographs related to Irénée du Pont's family, personal interests, and involvement with organizations such as the Delaware Safety Council.
Lammot du Pont collection of aeronautical photographs, 1780s, 1915-1950
Creator: Du Pont, Lammot, Jr., 1909-1964
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.360
Extent:   18 linear feet
Abstract:   Lammot du Pont, Jr. (1909-1964) was Assistant Vice President of the Wilmington Trust Company. He began his employment there in 1931, previously he was employed at the Fokker Aircraft Corporation. Lammot, Jr., assembled a large collection of books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and photographs. This collection documents the history of aviation and primarily consists of images of aircraft which date from 1915 through 1950. A majority of the images are various views of aircraft only and are devoid of people, though there are a number of images that include pilots. There are prints and lithographs of early aircraft and balloons (dirigibles) which date as early as the 1780s. The collection has been arranged into five series by format.
P.S. du Pont photographs (Longwood), 1700s-1991, bulk 1860-1954
Creator: Du Pont, Pierre S., (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.002
Extent:   53 linear feet
Abstract:   Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont (1870-1954) was an industrialist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 1915 to 1919 and chairman of the board from 1919 to 1940. P.S. du Pont was the great grandson of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and the great-great-grandson and namesake of the French economist, Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). du Pont's personal life is well documented by the photographic collection he left, and it followed certain themes. The greatest of these may be horticultural interests which developed during his creation of the celebrated Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he lived. du Pont made many foreign and domestic journeys and recorded his travels. His large extended family is included in this collection. This collection is organized into seven series: Longwood Gardens; Individuals and families; Groups and organizations; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; Trips and vacations; Places; and Culture, society, and service.
Richard C. du Pont and Summit Aviation scrapbooks and photographs, 1930-2002
Creator: du Pont, Richard C. (Richard Chichester), 1911-1943; Summit Aviation Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.211
Extent:   9 boxes
Abstract:   This collection encompasses the time of Richard C. du Pont's marriage to his death, with a particular focus on his work with gliders. The establishment and growth of Summit Aviation, his son's private air transportation company, is heavily documented from the early 1960s onward. The majority of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs.
Richard C. du Pont miscellany, 1932-1997
Creator: du Pont, Richard C. (Richard Chichester), 1911-1943
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2571
Extent:   0.41 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection includes materials related to Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943), pioneer in early aircraft and gliders and includes news clippings, official governmental documents related to his work as well as the logbook of his yacht, Nahma.
S. Hallock du Pont collection of du Pont family photographs, 1883-1913
Creator: du Pont, S. Hallock, Mrs.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.280
Extent:   73 items
Abstract:   This collection contains photographs of Brandywine, Hagley area, family of Lammot du Pont, and DuPont Co. Conestoga wagon.
Samuel Francis du Pont papers, 1812-1865
Creator: du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   WMSS:IX:A-C
Extent:   15 linear feet
Abstract:   Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont and his wife, Gabrielle Josephine de la Fite de Pelleport. His papers document du Pont's professional and personal life against the background of the pre-Civil War service.
Victor du Pont papers, 1778-1827
Creator: du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   LMSS:II
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Victor du Pont (1767-1827), the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, first came to the United States in 1788 as part of the French diplomatic mission. In 1800 he emigrated with his family and set up the firm Victor du Pont de Nemours & Co. The collection consists primarily of family correspondence and business papers.
William du Pont and William du Pont, Jr. photographs, 1898-1962
Creator: du Pont, William, 1855-1928
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2007.205
Extent:   6.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Both William du Pont (1855-1928) and his son William du Pont, Jr. (1896-1965) were involved with the U.S.F. Powder Company (a.k.a. U.S. Flashless Powder Company). This collections consists of photographic material transferred from the William du Pont Papers, mostly relating to the U.S.F. Powder Company, together with the Ball Grain Explosives Company which was in a way U.S.F. Powder Company predecessor. It also includes William du Pont's family photographs and negatives.
William du Pont, Jr. papers, 1840-1980, bulk 1919-1965
Creator: du Pont, William, 1896-1965
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2317.II
Extent:   339 linear feet, 17 oversize folders
Abstract:   William du Pont, Jr. was the youngest child of William du Pont (1865-1928) and his second wife Annie Rogers Zinn du Pont (1858-1827). Du Pont became the president of Delaware Trust Company in 1929, the youngest bank president in Wilmington at that time. In 1952, he became chairman of the board, retaining both positions until his death in 1965. His papers document areas of his activities predominantly concerned with land development in Wilmington, Del.; farming, animal breeding and foxhunting in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia; and promotion of horse racing in the United States, especially in Delaware.
William du Pont papers, 1863-1945, bulk 1880-1928
Creator: Du Pont, William, 1855-1928
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2317.I
Extent:   84 linear feet 84 linear feet and 13 oversize folders
Abstract:   William du Pont was the youngest son of General Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900). He worked for the first DuPont dynamite manufacturer, Repauno Chemical Company, as secretary and treasurer (1880-1884) and after the tragic death of Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), as president (1884-1892). The William du Pont papers primarily encompass the years of his active business life from the early 1880s to his death in 1928. There are also some papers from his early life and after his death.
William du Pont, Sr. papers, 1891-1905
Creator: Du Pont, William, 1855-1928
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2724
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   William du Pont was the youngest son of General Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900). He worked for the first DuPont dynamite manufacturer, Repauno Chemical Company, as secretary and treasurer (1880-1884) and after the tragic death of Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), as president (1884-1892). This small group of papers encompass both correspondence and various financial and investment accounts, largely covering his ten years spent in England after leaving the United States in 1893.
Winterthur, du Pont family estate postcards, circa 1908
Creator: du Pont, James Quinn
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1991.229
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The Winterthur estate is now known as Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library located in Wilmington, Delaware. The estate is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) who was born there on May 27, 1880, the son of Henry Algernon du Pont and the great-grandson of E.I. du Pont, the founder of the DuPont Company. These postcards show the estate at Winterthur, a garden walkway, and a metal sundial in a Winterthur garden as photographed in 1908.
DuPont American Industries employees meeting photograph, 1918 June 19
Creator: Du Pont American Industries, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.149
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   DuPont American Industries was formed in 1918 as a holding of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in order to purchase a substantial portion of General Motors and Chevrolet stock. This item is a portrait of a large group of male employees of DuPont American Industries.
Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours papers, 1769-1831
Creator: du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   LMSS:I
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Pierre Samuel du Pont (1739-1817) was a noted French Physiocrat and economic advisor to Jacques Necker and King Louis XXVI. In the aftermath of the French Revolution he and his family emigrated to the United States where his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont established the gun powder manufacturer E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The collection consists primarily of correspondence and special papers documenting his service during the Necker ministry and the establishment of the DuPont Company. Also included are the papers of his second wife Françoise Poivre (1748-1841).
Du Pont Motors, Inc. factory photographs, undated
Creator: Du Pont Motors, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.297
Extent:   7 photographic prints
Abstract:   Du Pont Motors, Inc. was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. The company originally produced marine engines during World War I. These photographs show exterior views of the vacant Du Pont Motors factory in Moore, Pennsylvania, where briefly (1922-1925) Du Pont automobiles were assembled.
Du Pont Motors, Inc. Moore factory photographs, 1994
Creator: Du Pont Motors, Incorporated
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.254
Extent:   8 items
Abstract:   Du Pont Motors, Inc. was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. These photographs show exterior views of the vacant Du Pont Motors factory in Moore, Pennsylvania, where briefly (1922-1925) Du Pont automobiles were assembled.
Du Pont Motors photographic reproductions, 1919-1930
Creator: Du Pont Motors, Incorporated; du Pont, E. Paul
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1979.285
Extent:   38 items
Abstract:   Du Pont Motors, Inc. was a manufacturing company of luxury automobiles, founded by E. Paul du Pont (1887-1950) in 1919 in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of thirty-eight photographs primarily showing the exteriors of Du Pont Motor’s Models A, B, D, and G.
Crowninshield Garden at Eleutherian Mills photographs, 1938
Creator: Dugdale, Horace, 1890-1980
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.324
Extent:   14 images
Abstract:   Louise Evelina du Pont (1877-1958) was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Algernon du Pont. In 1922 Henry A. du Pont purchased the original family home, Eleutherian Mills, for his daughter who, with her husband, began restoring the house and building a Renaissance garden adjoining it. This collection consists of twelve black and white photographs of Louise and Frank Crowninshield's garden at Eleutherian Mills, apparently taken by Horace Dugdale during a visit, circa 1938. Also two photographs of the abandon Hagley House which stood nearby.
DuPont (China), Inc. records, 1921-1951, bulk 1941-1950
Creator: DuPont (China), Inc..
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2362
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials from DuPont's Organic Chemicals Department in China and a group of reports and notebooks describing the beginnings of DuPont's dyestuffs ventures in East Asia.
DuPont Performance Coatings Jeff Gordon Advertising Campaign Records, 1992-2000
Creator: DuPont Performance Coatings, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2293
Extent:   0.4 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of advertisements and memorabilia collected by a DuPont employee who followed Jeff Gordon on the NASCAR circuit.
DuPont Performance Elastomers, L.L.C. Louisville Works records, 1930-1991
Creator: DuPont Performance Elastomers, L.L.C.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2425
Extent:   5.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Records, mostly employee newspapers, relating to the history and operation of DuPont's Louisville Works, which was established in 1941 for the manufacture of "Neoprene" artificial rubber.
Historical Files on Neoprene, 1931-2006
Creator: DuPont Performance Elastomers, L.L.C.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2436
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The records consist of a mix of historical and contemporary documents assembled to celebrate the 50th anniversary of neoprene in 1981, enlarged to cover the 70th anniversary in 2001, and kept up with subsequent additions.
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.
Dutilh & Wachsmuth records, 1772-1875
Creator: Dutilh & Wachsmuth (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0095
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   Dutilh & Wachsmuth was a mercantile firm established in Philadelphia in 1790. Their records document the trade between Philadelphia and major European, West Indian, and American port cities.
Maurice du Pont Lee collection of du Pont family photographs, 1871-1925, undated
Creator: du Pont family.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.043
Extent:   12 items
Abstract:   Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) was the youngest child of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), the founder of the DuPont Company, and was a partner in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (1837-1857). This collection contains thirteen photographic items, gifted by Maurice du Pont Lee, that are part of a larger collection of du Pont family materials (Accession 1128).
Consumer electronics history collection, 1920-2015
Creator: David Sarnoff Library.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.79
Extent:   0.75 linear feet
Abstract:  
David Sarnoff Library records, 1960-2009
Creator: David Sarnoff Library.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.73
Extent:   9 linear feet
Abstract:   The David Sarnoff Library was established at the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey in 1967 as a showcase for the accomplishments of long-time Radio Corporation of America (RCA) head David Sarnoff. After five years of activity, the Library was largely moribund until the arrival of Alex Magoun as Curator (later Executive Director) in 1998. Under his leadership, the Library expanded its mission to include the history of RCA in general and the David Sarnoff Research Center in particular. Due to lack of funding, the David Sarnoff Library closed in 2009. The collection documents the creation and evolution of the Library through board of directors records, correspondence, reports, oral histories, and photographs.
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. Tyvek plant construction photographs, 1987-1988
Creator: Du Pont de Nemours (Luxembourg) S.A.
Repository:   Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.249
Extent:   22 photographic prints
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). DuPont Luxembourg was founded in 1962 and is one of the largest investments the DuPont Company has made in Europe. These photographs document interior and exterior views of construction at a DuPont Tyvek plant in Luxembourg.
Delaware Park racetrack map, 1953
Creator: Delaware Steeplechase and Race Association.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.232
Extent:   1.0 map
Abstract:   This item is a map of Delaware Park racetrack area showing property boundaries. Parking areas are identified. Buildings are numerically coded, but there is no corresponding key. William duPont, Jr. and Donald P. Ross designed and built Delaware Park Racetrack. Phillip T. Harris of Media, Pennsylvania was hired as the architectural engineer. The facility opened on June 26, 1937. Although the park closed briefly during the 1980s, over the years, it has expanded to include a full-service casino and other amenities
Dallin Aerial Survey Company photographs, 1925-1941
Creator: Dallin Aerial Surveys.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1970.200
Extent:   144 linear feet
Abstract:   The Dallin Aerial Surveys Company produced aerial photographs for newspapers, businesses, municipalities, and private individuals. The company was founded in 1924 by Colonel J. (John) Victor Dallin (1897-1991), a Royal Flying Corps-trained pilot who served in World War One. During WWI he became involved in aerial photography on a reconnaissance mission during the latter stages of the war. This collection consists of over 13,000 aerial photographs primarily of the Mid-Atlantic region taken between 1925 and 1941. The company made vertical and oblique aerial photographs of factories, private estates, schools, country clubs, towns, airports, rivers, and many other sites and some news events of the day. The subject with the largest number of views is the city of Philadelphia.
Tyler McConnell Bridge and surrounding area aerial and ground photographs, 1994
Creator: Delaware. Department of Transportation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.259
Extent:   32 images
Abstract:   These aerial photographs of the Tyler McConnell Bridge and ground views of the nearby area of Henry Clay Village, Delaware, including the Hagley Museum and Library's entrance, were commissioned by the State of Delaware Department of Transportation. The Tyler McConnell Bridge over the Brandywine River on Route 141 (Centre Road) opened in 1952. The area was documented when research began on building another bridge to replace the current two-lane bridge. There are also views of the Charles I. du Pont house.
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