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Girard Bank list of stockholders, 1839
Creator: Girard Bank
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1559
Extent:   1 volume 45 pages
Abstract:   In 1811, Girard's Bank was established in the former First Bank of the United States headquarters in order to maintain adequate banking facilities for Philadelphia. This manuscript lists all of the stockholders of the Girard Bank as of October 22, 1839.
Chicago Railroad Fair photographs and postcards, 1948-1949
Creator: Grogan Photo Company (Danville,Ill.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.244
Extent:   13 images
Abstract:   The Chicago Railroad Fair was the last exposition that featured railroads as its theme. It marked the centennial of the arrival of railroads to Chicago and their role in westward expansion. The exposition was held in 1948 and 1949 in Chicago. This collection consists of souvenir postcards and miniature photographic views of the buildings and locomotives at the Fair.
General Radio Company history, 1987-2007, bulk 1987-1993
Creator: General Radio Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2416
Extent:   1 linear feet
Abstract:   The General Radio Company was incorporated in 1915, in Cambridge, Massachussets by Melville Eastham (1885-1964), and was famed for their development and manufacture of electronic instruments, test equipment, laboratory standards throughout the twentieth century. The General Radio Company History materials largely document the efforts to write a synthetic history of the General Radio Company in the late 1980s and early 1990s, supported by the IEEE History Center. While Joseph F. Keithley headed the project, it was conceived as a collaborative endeavor with various persons each writing a chapter on their topic of specialty. Additionally, there is a large binder labeled, “Company Data” containing alphabetically organized information about other firms involved in the manufacture and development of precision measuring instruments over the course of the twentieth century.
Geo. D. Whitcomb Company locomotives album and catalogs, 1917-1940s
Creator: Geo D. Whitcomb Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2018.230
Extent:   1 linear feet
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1964 New York World's Fair, General Motors "Futurama" exhibit flyer, 1965
Creator: General Motors Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.205
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The General Motors Corporation is an American automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, and known for the Buick, Cadillac, GMC and Chevrolet models. The 1964 New York World's Fair was held in Flushing Meadows, New York from April 22, 1964 to October 18, 1964, and then again from April 25, 1965 to October 17, 1965. The theme was "Peace Through understanding." The General Motors exhibit titled, "Futurama II' showed superhighways and ultramodern architecture. This item is a mailable one-fold brochure about the General Motors display at the New York World's Fair.
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.
Geist & Geist, Inc., records, 1916-1978, bulk 1930-1978
Creator: Geist, Mike
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2460
Extent:   54 linear feet
Abstract:   The records of Geist & Geist, Inc., document the activities, especially design, publicity and marketing, of a typical New York Garment District firm in the twentieth century.
Gary Gendel papers, 1976-1981
Creator: Gendel, Gary, 1954-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.46
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Gary Gendel papers include manuals and publications related to his work on the COSMAC VIP microprocessor while at RCA Solid State division in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While at RCA, Gendel designed and developed hardware and software for both internal and external end-users.
Pierre A. Gentieu Brandywine River Valley photographs, 1883-1917
Creator: Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1970.001
Extent:   356 items
Abstract:   Pierre A. Gentieu (1842-1930) was a long-time employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Gentieu was born in France in 1842. He emigrated to the United States around 1859. He began working for DuPont in 1877. This collection is comprised of images taken by DuPont Company employee Pierre Gentieu from approximately 1880 to 1920. Gentieu's images document the DuPont Company Powder Yards along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington Delaware. The collection documents the surrounding community along the Brandywine including worker's families, du Pont family homes, churches in the area, DuPont Company exposition displays, and other facets of social and work life in the area.
Pierre and Frederic A. Gentieu photographs, 1884-1920
Creator: Gentieu, Frederic A.; Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.280
Extent:   4 images
Abstract:   Pierre A. Gentieu (1842-1930) was a long-term employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company who created an invaluable photographic record of the company's Brandywine Mills at the turn of the century. This is a small group of photographs related to northern New Castle County, Delaware. There are two photographs taken by Pierre and Frederic A. Gentieu, father and son, who photographed an August outing with a large group of men, women, and children.
Jayne Building engraving, circa 1870
Creator: Gihon,, William B.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.263
Extent:   1 images
Abstract:   David Jayne (1798-1866) purchased a drug store in Philadelphia in 1836. His patent medicine business grew quickly and he built this new building in 1850. The building was designed by American architects, William J. Johnston (1811-1849) and Thomas U. Walter (1804-1887) and was located at 242 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm of Dr. D. Jayne and Son was one of the largest patent medicine firms in the United States, and this building was "the most conspicuous building of the time" in Philadelphia. Engraved on wood and printed by William B. Gihon (dates unknown), an illustrator and engraver.
Thomas E. Gillingham papers, 1932-1983, bulk 1960-1975
Creator: Gillingham, Thomas E. (Thomas Ellwood), 1912-2004
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2331
Extent:   6 linear feet
Abstract:   Thomas Gillingham (1912-2004) was a mining engineer and a geologist. His career included work for the Atomic Energy Commission and as a consultant for W.R. Grace & Company. Gillingham’s papers document his career as a geological consultant.
Gilpin, Van Trump & Montgomery, Inc. records, 1788-2012
Creator: Gilpin, Van Trump and Montgomery, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2581
Extent:   8 linear feet
Abstract:   Gilpin, Van Trump & Montgomery, Inc. was established in 1865 in Wilmington, Delaware, by businessman James Woolley to provide insurance sales and service to property owners. By the early-to-mid twentieth century, the company specialized in real estate sales and service, as well as mortgages, becoming Delaware's only full-service real estate organization. The records include minutes, corporate histories, publicity material, as well as information on company properties, and documents Gilpin, Van Trump & Montgomery's rise from a small insurance company to a large, multi-service insurance, real estate, mortgage, and investment firm.
Joshua Gilpin journals and notebooks, 1790-1833
Creator: Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0016
Extent:   3 microfilm reels
Abstract:   Merchant and paper manufacturer Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) established the first paper mill in Delaware near Wilmington in partnership with his brother, Thomas (1776-1853), and uncle, Miers Fisher. Gilpin traveled extensively abroad from 1795 to 1801. The collection consists of 62 pocket journals and notebooks, the bulk of which date from Gilpin's European tour from 1795 to 1801.
Joshua Gilpin notebook, 1800-1831
Creator: Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1214
Extent:   1 volume [microfilm]
Abstract:   Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a Philadelphia merchant and paper manufacturer. HIs notebook describes the process of chlorine bleaching, with drawings and formulae.
Simon E. Gluck collection of photographs of EDVAC and MSAC computers, 1948-1951
Creator: Gluck, Simon E.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1990.232
Extent:   36 items
Abstract:   Computer pioneers John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert and their associates at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering built six of the world's first electronic digital computers between 1943 and 1951. This collection consists of undated black and white photographs and slides; twelve of the eighteen slides are duplicates of the photographs. Two of the images are engineering drawings (EDVAC's block diagram and control panel) and the rest are images of the EDVAC and MSAC computers.
Thomas J. Godson collection of DuPont Company photographs, circa 1925, 1943-1960
Creator: Godson, Thomas J., 1894-1992
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.202
Extent:   24 items
Abstract:   Thomas J. Godson (1894-1992) was an employee of the DuPont Company for thirty four years, primarily working in the Paint and Varnish Division. This collection consists primarily of photographs of DuPont's Buffalo, New York Refinish Service Warehouse and group portraits of the office staff, salesmen, and warehouse crew working there.
Thomas J. Godson papers, 1925-1974, bulk 1925-1959
Creator: Godson, Thomas J., 1894-1992
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2342
Extent:   0.75 linear foot
Abstract:   Thomas Godson (1894-1992) joined E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in 1925 as a salesman of "Duco" quick-dry nitrocellulose-based finishes that transformed painting in the automotive industry. The papers reflect the career of an early salesman of "Duco" paints.
Samples of Wedding and Visiting Cards, sample book, circa 1875
Creator: Goffe, Henry A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.225
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Henry A. Goffe was a stationer and engraver who operated his business in Albany, New York in the 1880s. This item is a bound sample book of wedding invitations, envelopes, and visiting cards.
"The Lou Gordon Program" audio reel and letter, 1974 May
Creator: Gordon, Lou, 1917-1977; Hanson, Lee C.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.219
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   "The Lou Gordon Program" is a 90-minute radio show that interviews and discusses topics of public interest. This collection includes a letter to David C. Bevin from Lee C. Hanson and two audio reels of "The Lou Gordon Program."
Jacob Graff mercantile bill and accounts, 1785
Creator: Graff, Jacob, 1751-1793
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1144A
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Consists of three mercantile account records of Philadelphia merchant Jacob Graff.
Landing permit issued by John Graff to Samuel Merian for the brig Dispatch, 1785 March 10
Creator: Graff, John, 1760-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1247
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   This is a landing permit issued by John Graff (b. 1760), deputy collector of customs for the port of Philadelphia, to Samuel Merian.
Louisiana Purchase Exposition viewbook, 1904
Creator: Graff, Bernhard M.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.219
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Louisiana Purchase Exposition or the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904 as it was popularly called, was put on to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. Exhibitions covered achievements in the fine arts, science, technology, manufacturing, agriculture, government, and education. This souvenir viewbook shows buildings at the fair and is accordion folded and in color.
Crawford Greenewalt photographs, 1920-1991, bulk 1950-1970
Creator: Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.333
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. The collection consists of photographs and other materials related to Crawford Greenewalt's career with the DuPont Company and his involvement with corporate boards and other business and scientific organizations, etc., such as Boeing, M.I.T., Smithsonian Institution, and Radio Free Europe.
Crawford H. Greenewalt films and sound recordings, 1950-1985
Creator: Greenewalt, Crawford H. , 1902-1993
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.225
Extent:   94 items
Abstract:   Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (1902-1993) was a chemical engineer and the President of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962. He had a passion for the natural sciences, and combined his love of ornithology with photography. He was especially known for his high speed photographs of hummingbirds. The bulk of the collection consists of nature films shot by Greenewalt, primarily of hummingbirds. The collection is divided into three series: Nature films, DuPont films and Sound recordings.
Wilmington, Delaware panoramic photograph, 1988
Creator: Greening, Al.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.241
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city and can be found where the Christina River and the Brandywine Creek meet near the Delaware River. This panoramic color photograph shows office buildings in the city center.
Greenwood Book Shop photographs, circa 1947
Creator: Greenwood Book Shop (Wilmington, Del.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.221
Extent:   10 items
Abstract:   The Greenwood Book Shop was founded by Alice Steinlein (1880-1965) in 1920 after her husband died from tuberculosis. That same year, she hired Gertrude Kruse (1900-1981) as a clerk. Steinlein retired in 1945 and the business was eventually bought by Kruse. These photographs document the interior of the Greenwood Book Shop in the Delaware Trust Building, 917 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware.
World's Columbian Exposition lagoon area stereographs, circa 1893
Creator: Griffith & Griffith.; James M. Davis.; World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Ill.: 1893)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.264
Extent:   2 images
Abstract:   World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. These two stereographs show two different views of the lagoon area at the World's Columbian Exposition.
Linda Gross collection of matchbook covers, circa 1970s
Creator: Gross, Linda, (staff)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.306
Extent:   11 items
Abstract:   A match cover or a matchbook cover is a thin piece of cardboard that is folded around a set of match sticks. Chemist, John Walker (1781-1859) invented the match stick in 1827. Joshua Pusey (1842-1906?), an inventor and attorney patented matchbook covers in 1892. Within a short time hotels, restaurants, airlines, and all kinds of stores began advertising using matchbook covers. This is a small collection of matchbook covers from hotels, museums and restaurants. Most the businesses represented are from Las Vegas, Nevada, there are a few from other places in the United States.
Rebecca Pennock Lukens portrait, circa 1854
Creator: Gutekunst, F.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.209
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Rebecca Pennock Lukens (1794-1854) owned and managed the iron and steel mill known as Lukens Steel Company from 1825 until 1849. Studio portrait of Rebecca Lukens copied as a carte-de-visite.
Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc. photographs and label, 1900-1948
Creator: George A. Wolf; Sanborn Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.230
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc. manufactured black and colored glazed kid and other classes of leather used largely in making shoes in the early to mid-twentieth century. This collection consists of four photographs of employees at various events, and one factory exterior. There is also a color label.
H. Ledyard Towle portrait, circa 1925
Creator: GM Photographic Studio.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.226
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   H. Ledyard Towle (1890-1973) was a commercial artist, portrait painter, and color consultant to various industries. This collection consists of a matted photographic portrait of H. Ledyard Towle.
Gardener Machine Works graphic materials, circa 1900-1950
Creator: Gardner Machine Works.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1981.277
Extent:   2.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Gardner Machine Works specialized in manufacturing woodworking machinery, specifically those used to make chairs. This collection consists mainly of images of tools and machinery manufactured and sold by the Gardner Machine Works company. This collection has been organized into four series: Tools and machinery photographs and negatives; Trade catalogs and advertisements; Notebooks, drawings, and patents; and Scrapbooks. This collection would be of interest to those researching woodworking machinery, equipment, marketing, and design.
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