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Keystone View Company stereographs, circa 1900-1920
Creator: Keystone View Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.213
Extent:   2 photographic prints
Abstract:   The Keystone View Company was a major distributor of stereographic images. The company was founded by amateur photographer, B.L. (Benjamin Lloyd) Singley (1864-1938) in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1892. There are two stereographs in this collection, the first card shows "The Most Costly Docks in the Western Hemisphere, Buenos Aires, Argentina" and the second shows "Market Scene in Berkovitza, Bulgaria."
Philadelphia ice and coal companies advertising cards, 1870-1890
Creator: Knickerbocker Ice Co. (Philadelphia) ; Philadelphia Ice Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2002.221
Extent:   0.5 linear foot
Abstract:   Ice and coal companies delivered ice in summer and coal in winter to meet the growing demands of consumers and businesses for refrigeration and heat. The collection consists of trade cards from 71 companies that were used as advertisements and as order tickets for ice and coal.
Alan Wood Steel Company and Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company blueprint maps and stereograph, circa 1910-1995
Creator: Keystone View Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2001.230
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   The Alan Wood Steel Company was a small, family-controlled integrated steel company. The Upper Merion & Plymouth Railroad connected all the elements of the Wood steel-making complex. The collection includes three blueprint maps showing the layout of industrial buildings at Alan Wood Steel Company and the track of the Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company. Also in the collection is a stereograph featuring a blast furnace plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Klots Throwing Company records, 1896-1918, bulk 1905-1914
Creator: Klots Throwing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1834
Extent:   3.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Klots Throwing Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1894. It was one of the largest silk manufacturers in the United States. The collection consists of only fragmentary records from the Mills at Scranton, Carbondale, Archbald, and Forest City in the Lackawanna Valley.
Kelvinator Corporation electric refrigerators album, circa 1930
Creator: Kelvinator Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.229
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The Kelvinator Corporation was founded in Detroit in 1916. Nathaniel B. Wales (1883-1974) was the founding engineer, and he had been developing home refrigeration units. By 1923, Kelvinator had the lion’s share of the electric refrigerator market at eighty percent. This album appears to be a wholesaler's catalog showing sketched illustrations of the exteriors and interiors of Kelvinator refrigerator models.
Karthaus family papers, 1794-1966
Creator: Karthaus family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1340
Extent:   1.3 linear feet
Abstract:   Peter Arnold Karthaus (1765-1840) immigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany in 1796 and established a mercantile business in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Valley. The collection documents Karthaus' mercantile business, land development in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and his partnership with fellow German immigrant, Frederick W. Geissenhainer, a pioneer in using coal to smelt iron.
Mike Karwowski collection of Budd Company photographs, 1916, 1919
Creator: Karwowski, Mike
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.207
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   This collection contains two enlarged reproduction black and white photographs (24"x36"). Both photographs were taken at the Hunting Park plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One is of the Budd Company's drafting room and the second is of the Budd Band float during a parade.
May B. Kenney collection of photographs, circa 1860
Creator: Kenney, Mae B.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.014
Extent:   7 items
Abstract:   Contains photographic prints from a family who once resided in Laurel, Delaware.
Kensington Lead Works records, 1795-1847
Creator: Kensington Lead Works (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   38 items
Abstract:   The Kensington Lead Works was established by Franklin Eyre in 1832. Their records include inventories, accounts of expenditures and of sales of white lead by Franklin Eyre and correspondence from agent Thomas Janvier to Manuel Eyre in Philadelphia.
Jonathan H. Klein papers, 1980-2006
Creator: Klein, Jonathan H., 1949-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2546
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   A small sample of papers of a career specialist in passenger railroad and rail transit equipment economics, describing rolling stock issues at Amtrak and at transit agencies in California and Pennsylvania.
Richard J. Klensch papers, 1932-2000
Creator: Klensch, R. J.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.03
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   Richard J. Klensch worked for RCA Laboratories from 1952 until 1999. His papers document his scientific work during that period, in the areas of radar, space communications, satellite audio/video, and anti-jamming devices.
Gordon M. Kline photographs, 1945
Creator: Kline, Gordon M. (Gordon Mabey), 1903-1996
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.256
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   Gordon M. Kline (1903-1981), earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Maryland in 1934, served as a technical investigator for the U.S. Army in Germany in 1945. These are three snapshot photographs of Dr. G. M. Kline and research team in Troisdorf, Germany, June 1945.
Irv Koons Papers, 1946-1996, bulk 1955-1985
Creator: Koons, Irvin L., 1922-2017
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2132
Extent:   68.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Irv Koons Papers include marketing research studies, business correspondence, public relations files, and materials from the designer's packaging courses. In addition to this textual component, the archive contains original artwork, sketches, comprehensives, mock-ups, and final product packaging. These materials document not only the career of Irv Koons, but also the growth and development of the packaging industry in the second half of the twentieth century.
Stephanie Kwolek photographs and videotapes, circa 1920, 1948-2010; bulk 1970-1997
Creator: Kwolek, Stephanie, 1923-2014
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.248
Extent:   3.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Stephanie Louise Kwolek (1923-2014) was an American chemist known for inventing Kevlar. She worked for the DuPont Company for forty years. Kwolek's main area of research was polymers, including high-performance fibers. This collection contains photographs, albums, slides and videotapes related to Kwolek's career and achievements, including her work on Kevlar.
Stephanie L. Kwolek papers, 1937-2014
Creator: Kwolek, Stephanie, 1923-2014
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2607
Extent:   13 linear feet
Abstract:   The papers of Stephanie L. Kwolek chronicle her work over a forty year span at DuPont. The collection includes patents, journal articles, awards, subject files, and speeches that were either produced by or aided Kwolek in her work.
Kennard's Department Store Centennial Celebration photographs, 1946
Creator: Kennard's Department Store; Sanborn Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.232
Extent:   13 images
Abstract:   Founded in 1846 by brothers William M. Kennard and John Kennard in Wilmington, Delaware, the firm sold clothing and accessories. The collection consists of photographs relating to the Kennard's Department Store centennial celebration (1846-1946).