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Radio Corporation of America photographs, circa 1878-1960
Creator: Radio Corporation of America
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.292
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was incorporated in 1919, entered the broadcasting field in July 1921 and shortly thereafter began to sell home broadcasting equipment manufactured by GE and Westinghouse. The collection consists of photographs and negatives relating to Radio Corporation of America (RCA), the Victor Talking Machine Company, which was purchased by RCA in 1929, and the RCA-Victor Division of Radio Corporation of America.
Guard the Home Front, World War II poster, circa 1944
Creator: Railway Labor Executivies' Association
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.238
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Numerous United States Federal agencies issued posters throughout World War II in order to support the war effort. The Railway Labor Executives' Association (RLEA) was founded in 1926 as a lobbist group for railroad labor unions. This item is a poster issued by the RLEA titled "Guard the Homefront" and is designed to encourage people to vote.
Reading Company photograph collection, 1873-1945
Creator: Reading Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1974.330
Extent:   6293 items
Abstract:   The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coalmines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of photographs [negatives, blueprints and other graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company.
Reading Company photographs, circa 1842-1960
Creator: Reading Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.430
Extent:   1054 items
Abstract:   The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company
Reading Railroad rest houses photographs, 1943-1944
Creator: Reading Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1970.347
Extent:   25 images
Abstract:   The Reading Company owned, leased or held a controlling interest in rail lines throughout southeastern and central Pennsylvania, with branches stretching as far north as Scranton and as far west as Williamsport and Shippensburg. The collections consists of twenty-five photographs of overnight accommodations (including rest houses and company sponsored Y.M.C.A. buildings) which provided accommodations for Reading Railroad employees at various end-of-the-line locations.
Frederick O. Barnum III collection of RCA Victor Company negatives, circa 1930-1977
Creator: Radio Corporation of America.; Victor Talking Machine Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.220
Extent:   165 linear feet
Abstract:   For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the Victor Talking Machine Company merged in 1929 becoming the RCA Victor Company in 1930. This merger allowed RCA to consolidate the research, engineering, manufacturing and sales of RCA products. This collection consists of negatives, a majority of which feature sound and television equipment manufactured by RCA. These images include phonographs, radios, radio-phonograph combinations, records, speakers, amplifiers, microphones, facsimile machines, televisions, equipment involved in the transmission and reception of television and radio waves, radio equipment created for use by government agencies and motion picture equipment.
Radio Corporation of America. RCA Victor Division records, 1912-1956
Creator: Radio Corporation of America. RCA Victor Division. Victor Talking Machine Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2658
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   Records from the Secretary's Office of the Victor Talking Machine Company and its successors RCA Victor Company, Inc., and Radio Corporation of America's RCA Victor Division. They consist of minutes of the Executive and Management Committees, an internal annual report and two contract files for supplying sound equipment to movie studios.
Reading Company employment and real estate records, 1836-1960
Creator: Reading Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2176
Extent:   12 linear feet
Abstract:   The Reading Company employment and real estate records comprise a largely incomplete and extremely fragmentary synthetic collection of material related to the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company and its successors. The collection comprises incomplete employment records largely dating from the first half of the twentieth century, records related to the employee pension program and the Relief Association, a small amount of contracts, and deeds and agreements reflecting the company's process of land acquisition following initial main line construction in the 1830s and through to the early twentieth century.
Reading Company records, 1795-1979
Creator: Reading Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1520
Extent:   1 linear feet
Abstract:   Chartered in 1871, Reading Company was the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled by the predecessor Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company between 1833 and 1896. The collection consists of the corporate records of the Reading Company (1871-1976), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company (1833-1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company (1896-1923), and 159 predecessors and subsidiaries.
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company aerial photograph, 1925-1935
Creator: Rudolph Wurlitzer Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.278
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   This print is an aerial photograph showing the full expanse of the Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company factory in North Tonawanda, New York. The company initially imported musical instruments from Europe, but moved into manufacturing instruments by 1880. Shortly after the turn of the century, Wurlitzer moved to North Tonawanda, New York. By 1934 it had produced the first jukebox. In 1973, Wurlitzer sold its jukebox brand to a German company and closed the North Tonawanda factory.
Rust Craft Publishing Company motor lunches recipe cards, circa 1915
Creator: Rust Craft Publishing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.239
Extent:   17 items
Abstract:   The Rust Craft Publishing Company published greeting cards. The company was founded by Frederick Winslow Rust (circa 1877-1949) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1906. Rust is attributed with creating some of the first greeting cards in America. This collection consists of a folder containing sixteen recipe cards for picnic lunches. The items were published by Rust Craft in Boston, Massachusetts in 1915.
Typewriter trade cards, 1925-1935
Creator: Royal Typewriter Company. Underwood Typewriter Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.225
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   The Underwood Typewriter Company was founded in 1895 by John T. Underwood (1857-1937). The "No. 5" model was so successful it outsold all of its competitors combined for the first two decades of the twentieth century. The Royal Typewriter Company was founded in 1904 and began operating in 1906 in Brooklyn. By 1908 it had transferred to Hartford, Connecticut. One card features a photograph of a small image of an Underwood "No. 5" typewriter. The second one features a man posing with a Royal typewriter.
RCA Camden records, circa 1913-2006
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.76
Extent:   6.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA Camden plant was originally established under the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1907. In 1929, the Radio Corporation of America acquired the Victor Talking Machine Company and soon made Camden the center of its own research, development, and manufacturing. Camden remained the company's primary advanced development site until GE acquired RCA in 1986. The records document RCA’s work in the space program, electron microscopy, nuclear fusion, and other fields through research records, correspondence, reports, photographs and films.
RCA Corporation collection of television and company history photographs and audiovisual materials, 1953-2009
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.78
Extent:   10.5 linear feet
Abstract:   For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The Radio Corporation of America was incorporated in Delaware on October 17, 1919, and changed its name to RCA Corporation on May 9, 1969. This collection is primarily made up of moving images and sound recordings collected by the David Sarnoff Research Library relating to the RCA corporation dating from 1953 to 2009. There is a set of photographs related to the Nippon Television Network and two photograph albums, one of 30 Rockefeller Center and the other containing waveform and photo-radio equipment. This collection is organized into eight series: Broadcast programming, Communications, Events, History, Meetings, Popular recordings, Reference materials, and Nippon Television Network.
RCA Harrison records, 1924-1987
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.71
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   RCA’s plant in Harrison, New Jersey was (originally founded in 1882) was acquired by RCA in 1930 and was the company's primary producer of receiving tubes for consumer, industrial, and defense electronics until the plant closed in 1976. The records consist primarily of the papers of engineers Ralph R. Fichtl and Otto H. Schade, Sr. on television and receiving tube development. Files include reports, ephemera, photographs, patents, and correspondence on their work and RCA Harrison in general.
RCA product information, 1904-1994
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.77
Extent:   22 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The collection contains extensive documentation of RCA’s consumer and industrial products and components. Files include manuals, technical data, advertisements, technical bulletins, catalogs, and training materials.
RCA publications, 1919-2000
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.82
Extent:   10.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The collection contains promotional and technical publications, including brochures, scientific journal articles, and serials; which document the activities of RCA and its successors.
RCA technical reports, 1924-1992
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.69
Extent:   153 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The RCA technical reports contain thousands of detailed scientific reports on RCA’s research and development in electronics. Most were created for internal use, but contract proposals and reports for nearly 700 different contract projects are also included.
RCA Victor Camden/Frederick O. Barnum III collection, 1887-1983, bulk 1914-1968
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2069
Extent:   250 linear feet
Abstract:   For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The records of the RCA Corporation consist of three unassociated record groups and are not a complete archive.
Records of other RCA divisions, 1908-2001
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.80
Extent:   7 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The Records of other RCA divisions include documentation of RCA's research and development before the Second World War, as well material from the famous patent dispute case Armstrong v. Radio Corporation of America and National Broadcasting Company.
RCA Astro-Electronics Division records, 1910-1993
Creator: RCA Corporation. Astro-Electronics Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.70
Extent:   4.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA Astro-Electronics Division (AED) led RCA’s research and development efforts in space technology from the beginning of the space race to the acquisition of RCA by GE in 1986. The records consist primarily of the papers of scientists Bert Sheffield, Max Mesner, and Charles Vose documenting RCA’s pioneering research. In addition, the Art Gompper Astro Print Shop collection provides insight into the administrative and promotional side of AED.
RCA Solid State Division records, 1950-2003
Creator: RCA Corporation. Solid State Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.75
Extent:   5.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA Solid State Division (SSD) was responsible for leading RCA’s research, development, and manufacturing in semiconductors, integrated circuits, and optoelectronics. The records consist of the papers of scientists and administrators from the division’s facilities in Somerville, New Jersey and Findlay, Ohio.
Rowe family photographs, circa 1920s
Creator: Rowe family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.046
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   This collection includes four copy photographic prints of Rowe family photographs, featuring large group portraits in unidentified settings, presumably the Village of Henry Clay area.
Ramsay Family Papers, 1828-1958
Creator: Ramsay family.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2014
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   The Ramsay Family Papers primarily consist of correspondence received by Ramsay and his family.
Red Arrow Lines photograph collection, 1899-1970
Creator: Red Arrow Lines.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.438
Extent:   3.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Red Arrow Lines, Inc. was a suburban transit company. This collection contains photographs of Red Arrow Lines transit vehicles and stations that were used in book R. DeGraw, Red Arrow Lines.
RCA Missile and Surface Radar Division photographs, 1953-1981
Creator: Radio Corporation of America. Missile and Surface Radar Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.31
Extent:   0.75 linear feet
Abstract:   The Missile and Surface Radar Division (MSRD) of the Radio Corporation of America operated as a primary government and military defense contractor from 1953 to 1986, developing and implementing advanced radar systems. The photographs in the collection depict instrumentation, radar equipment, control equipment, and research facilities at both the MSRD and the Navy AEGIS Combat System Engineering Deveopment Site in Moorestown, New Jersey.
RCA News and Information Department photographs, 1860-1985, bulk 1900-1983
Creator: Radio Corporation of America. News and Information Department.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.68
Extent:   37.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA News and Information Department served a public affairs role for RCA corporate headquarters at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The collection contains photographs and negatives created or commissioned by RCA that document much of RCA’s history and activities. Many of the photographs were organized by the News and Information Department into subjects that cover the history of radio, television, communications, and consumer electronics, with a particular emphasis on RCA”s role in that history. Additional photographs are grouped by RCA division and document their specific achievements, with the RCA laboratories being especially prominent. This collection also contains a large number of photographic negatives that were taken by the public relations firm, Carl Byoir & Associates, which showcase many of RCA’s products, events, and facilities.
William Henry Radebaugh films and scripts, 1959-1977
Creator: Radebaugh, William H.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.412
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   William Henry Radebaugh (1909-1996), was a public relations executive at the DuPont Company for over twenty years. He wrote, produced and directed many films about the company during his tenure there and for several years after his retirement. The bulk of the collection contains his scripts, storyboards, proposals and films, written and directed by William Henry Radebaugh. Several of the films are concerned about safety in the plants and in the use of DuPont products. Also included are four compilation reels of short news segments about different products, plants and services of the DuPont Company. There are also films about specific DuPont plants and laboratories including the Haskell Laboratory, the Spruance plant in Richmond, Va.; the Tecumseh plant in Tecumseh, Kansas, the Washington plant in Washington, West Virginia and the twenty fifth anniversary of the Victoria, Texas plant.
Nicholas F. Pensiero collection of RCA Victor photographs, 1935-1945
Creator: Radio Corporation of America. RCA Victor Division. Pensiero, Nicolas F., 1918-2003
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.211
Extent:   33 photographic prints
Abstract:   RCA Victor was an American electronics company. Nicholas F. Pensiero (1918-2003) worked for RCA's Marketing Division. This collection contains sixteen photographs in which Gladys McHugh is the model posed using RCA Victor appliances. The remainder of the photos are candids, some taken inside or near RCA offices.
William G. Ramsay photographs, 1891-1916
Creator: Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866-1916; W.B. Nichols Studio (Delaware City, Delaware)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.233
Extent:   84 items
Abstract:   At the time of his death, William G. Ramsay (1866-1916) was chief engineer, a director and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This is a small collection of mostly unidentified snapshots possibly taken in the Pacific Northwest showing boats and logging subjects.
William G. Ramsay photographs, 1912-1950
Creator: Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866-1916
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.239
Extent:   10 items
Abstract:   At the time of his death, William G. Ramsay (1866-1916) was chief engineer, a director and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This is a small collection of photographs of executives of the DuPont Company. Most of them are copies of other photographs. All but one is identified.
William G. Ramsay family papers, 1877-1942, bulk 1893-1916
Creator: Ramsay family; Ramsay, William G., (William Gouverneur), 1866-1916
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2600
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   William Gouverneur Ramsay (1866-1916) trained as a civil engineer at the University of Virginia, finishing his course work in 1887. After a career working at various times in canal, railroad, chemical, dynamite, and coal industries, in 1903, Ramsay became Du Pont's chief engineer and directed the construction of many of the largest explosives factories in the United States. In 1916, Ramsay became a director and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, in addition to retaining his position as chief engineer. The William G. Ramsay Family Correspondence comprises 64 letters. They are largely addressed to William himself, from a variety of interlocutors, but mostly members of his own family. The majority of the letters are written by women, and thus provide a powerful picture into women’s lives and roles in the Ramsay family at the turn of the century across the Eastern seaboard.
Time To Think film, 1984
Creator: Rank Audio Visual Limited. Roundtable Films, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2016.210
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   This item is a manager training film. The film narrative is about a manager who is not in control and having problems and how he turns things around.
John J. Raskob papers, 1900-1956
Creator: Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0473
Extent:   300 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection documents Raskob's business and political careers as well as his personal life. The papers document significant aspects of the histories of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation during the first half of the twentieth century.
John J. Raskob photographs, circa 1900-1945, bulk 1916-1920
Creator: Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1984.248
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   John Raskob (1879-1950) was a financial executive for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and General Motors, and builder of the Empire State Building. The collection primarily consists of construction progress photographs of the Durant Building in Detroit, Michighan in 1919 and 1920. There is a small set of images of a renovation at Raskob's Archmere estate in 1916, and a few portraits and snapshots of Raskob.
Locomotives and views of Mauch Chunk contact photographs and negatives, circa 1890-1935
Creator: Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.092
Extent:   1.75 linear feet
Abstract:   William Herman Rau (1855-1920) was a prominent photographer and native Philadelphian, best known for his work documenting the development of American railroads. This collection consists of glass plate negatives and photographic copy prints which were made directly from the negatives, many of which were taken by Rau. The images are of steam locomotives from various railroads, including the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Reading Railroad, Atlantic City Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Pennsylvania Railroad, B. & O. Railroad, and the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.
Mauch Chunk, the "Switzerland of America" souvenir viewbook, circa 1900
Creator: Rau, William Herman, 1855-1920
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.206
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   William Herman Rau (1855-1920) was a prominent photographer and native Philadelphian, best known for his work documenting the development of American railroads. This item is a hard cover souvenir with eighteen views of sights in Mauch Chunk, the "Switzerland of America." Images are on 12 unpaginated folded panels.
Philip D. Reed papers, 1927-1989
Creator: Reed, Philip D. (Philip Dunham), 1899-1989
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1984
Extent:   46 linear feet
Abstract:   Philip Dunham Reed went to work in the law department of the General Electric Company in 1927 and was appointed assistant to president Gerard Swope ten years later. In 1939 he became chairman of the board, a position he held for eighteen years until his retirement. His papers cover Reed's private and governmental activities, not his official duties as chairman of General Electric.
Charles Lee Reese papers, 1831-1947, bulk 1880-1936
Creator: Reese, Charles L. (Charles Lee), 1862-1940
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1590
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Charles L. Reese papers are a miscellaneous group of material from his student days, the texts of lectures and articles, biographical materials and genealogical notes.
Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Company plant photographs, 1866-1920
Creator: Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co., New York. Union Metallic Cartridge Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.271
Extent:   16 images
Abstract:   The Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Company was a manufacturer of cartridge ammunition for fire arms. This collection consists of copy photographs of Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Company facilities in Bridgeport, Connecticut, including interiors of a laboratory and exteriors of various buildings.
Major Reybold (ship) photograph of painting, 1852-1907
Creator: Reybold, John B., Col.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.057
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Major Reybold was an iron excursion steamer, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This collection contains a photographic copy print of a painting of the steamship.
Wilson family photographs, circa 1860s-1971
Creator: Richardson, Frances W., Mrs.; Wilson family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.218
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wilson family were owners of the Wilson Line, a steamboat company that was popular for traveling between Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, Wilmington, Delaware and Riverview Beach, New Jersey. This collection contains portraits of groups and individuals, as well as snapshot of family members and their estate and documents related to Frances W. Richardson's volunteer work for hospitals and the American Red Cross.
John Gordon Rideout papers, 1923-1952, undated
Creator: Rideout, John Gordon, 1898-1951
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2701
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   The John Gordon Rideout papers illustrate the career of John Gordon "Jack" Rideout, a noted industrial designer. Rideout began his career in sales, moved into advertising, and eventually opened industrial design firms in Toledo and then Cleveland, Ohio. Highlights of the collection are images of Skippy Racer, perfume atomizers designed for DeVilbiss, the Shell-Back metal chair designed for Calumet Chair Company, and his classic re-design of Magnalite Cookware for the Wagner Manufacturing Company.
U.S. Steam Frigate Wabash, Flag ship of Rear Admiral DuPont lithograph, circa 1861
Creator: Roberts, George
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1982.290
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. At the start of the Civil War du Pont was appointed a senior member of the Commission of Conference to establish naval operations for the North. du Pont was put in charge of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron and broke his flag on the U.S.S. Wabash. This item is a hand-colored lithograph of the U.S.S. Wabash at sea.
The Manufactories and Manufacturers of Pennsylvania of the Nineteenth Century engravings, 1875
Creator: Robson, Charles; Galaxy Publishing Co. (Philadelphia)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1971.MSS.725
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   Charles Robson was a nineteenth century author, editor and publisher of various biographies and histories, mostly about Pennsylvania. This collection consists of four engravings from the book "The Manufactories and Manufacturers of Pennsylvania of the Nineteenth Century," edited by Charles Robson and published by Galaxy Publishing Co., Philadelphia in 1875.
Charles A. Rosencrans lab notebooks, 1929-1959
Creator: Rosencrans, Charles A., 1908-1991
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2549
Extent:   0.4 linear feet
Abstract:   Charles A. Rosencrans was an RCA engineer who specialized in radio transmission. His notebooks largely consist of fragmentary handwritten notes from both his career at RCA and from his studies in electrical and mechanical engineering at Lehigh University.
Henry S. Rothrock collection of Experimental Station photographs, circa 1920-1968
Creator: Rothrock, Henry S.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.211
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Herny S. Rothrock (1906-1986) was a DuPont research chemist. In 1930, he joined the staff of the Experimental Station of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He obtained 56 patents, chiefly in the field of polymer chemistry and served ten years at liaison manager in the Central Research Department, retiring in 1971. This collection consists primarily of photos relating to DuPont's Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. There are group photos of new employees in the Central Research Department, committees and conferences and press release photos from the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Joshua Conner & Son leather goods store photographs, 1900-1923
Creator: Royal Studio. Sanborn, A. N.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.205
Extent:   5 images
Abstract:   The leather manufacturing firm of Joshua Conner & Son was founded in 1848 by James Conner (1813-1880). This collection consists of five photographs of the storefront, store interiors and portraits of the proprietors.
Samuel Russell collection of DuPont Company photographs, 1912-1940
Creator: Russell, Samuel R., Jr.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.201
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Samuel R. Russell (1880-1943) was the senior dynamite technician for the DuPont Company from 1907-1943. This collection consists primarily of photographs taken at various sites around the United States and South America where Samuel Russell rigged and supervised dynamite blasts.
William Henry Russell collection of Morris family papers, 1684-1935
Creator: Russell, W.H.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0721
Extent:   10.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Morris family of Philadelphia were brewers, merchants, land speculators, manufacturers, and prominent participants in public affairs. Their papers are primarily from Samuel and Isaac W. Morris. However, the collection includes papers from other family members from the first Anthony Morris to John Thompson Morris (1847-1915), the founder of the Morris Arboretum in Germantown. There are also papers from members of the Wistar, Paschall, and Mifflin families allied by marriage.
Reading Terminal Centennial calendar, 1993
Creator: Reading Company Technical & Historical Society
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.203
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Reading Terminal was a train station serving passenger trains in Philadelphia from 1893 until 1984. This calendar was produced by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society. It is illustrated with archival photographs from a variety of published and private sources.
Fort DuPont panoramic photograph, undated
Creator: Royal Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.153
Extent:   1 oversize folder
Abstract:   Built in 1899, Fort DuPont was the headquarters for the Coastal Defense command area which included the Delaware River and Bay. This panoramic photograph shows an exterior view of buildings (including officers quarters) and parade grounds at Fort DuPont.
Rotary Club of Wilmington (Delaware) records, 1914-1981
Creator: Rotary Club of Wilmington (Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2399
Extent:   5 boxes
Abstract:   Established in 1915, the Rotary Club of Wilmington was dedicated to community service, and one of its most important functions was to provide educational support. Their records consist primarily of minutes, newsletters, and documentation on the club's student loan and scholarship programs.
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