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DuPont Company photographs

Accession 2006.237

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013.,

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company photographs (Accession 2006.237), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company photographs
Dates: circa 1920-1970
Accession Number: 2006.237
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Physical Description: 214 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.; 7 photographic prints : color ; 5 x 7 in.; 17 photographic negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.; 3 photographic negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.; 10 transparencies : color ; 2.25 x 2.25 in.; 1 item : slide strip with viewer (eight images), color ; 35 mm.; 1 postcard and 1 sound disk.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: This collection includes miscellaneous publicity photographs from the DuPont Company, many relating to nylon and its uses in World War II. Other subjects include company executives, employees, and stock holders; various factories and facilities; general World War II production awards; high explosives workers; and hunting.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for reesearch.

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Historical Note

The powder company E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. was organized in Paris on April 21, 1801. During the summer of 1802 the foundations were laid for the first mill on a site along the Brandywine River just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

By the 1890s, the DuPont Company laboratories and mills had become obsolete as the family appeared reluctant to adopt modern technology and management techniques. In 1902 a younger generation of du Pont cousins, Pierre, Alfred, and T. Coleman, organized a syndicate that gained control of the company and transformed it into a modern corporation.

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Scope and Content

Miscellaneous publicity photographs from the DuPont Company, many relating to nylon and its uses in World War II. Other subjects include company executives, employees, and stock holders; various factories and facilities; general World War II production awards; high explosives workers; and hunting. There are two photographs of the construction of the DuPont Country Club, stills from the production of the motion picture, "The DuPont Story," and 35 photographs of the DuPont Company's Louviers site, near Newark, Delaware, including architect's renderings. There are two portraits of Wallace Carothers and one photograph of the ceremony at the dedication of the Carothers Laboratory in 1946. There are three photographs from the Holotron Company of Wilmington, Delaware, manufacturers of ultrasonic imaging equipment. There is a press kit with 18 photographs and other materials from the DuPont Company exhibit at the 1964 New York World's Fair.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 American Museum of Immigration, National Unity Day activities, 1955; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 2 Domenico Mortellito and art foam, 1965; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 3 DuPont Building, Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1925-1950; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 1 postcard : color.
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1 4 DuPont-Christiana Securities merger signing, 1977; 7 photographic prints : color ; 5x7 in.
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1 5 DuPont Company executives, employees, and stock holders meeting; 6 photographic prints: b&w ; 8x10.
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1 6 DuPont Company exhibit, World War II; 10 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 7 DuPont Company factories and plants, etc., circa 1950; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 2 photographic negatives : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 8 DuPont Company, health and safety, circa 1955; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 9 DuPont Company high explosives workers, circa 1918-1950; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 10 DuPont Company Louviers site, Newark, Delaware, circa 1950-1956; 35 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 3 photographic prints (architect's renderings) : b&w ; 16x20 or smaller
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DF 16 DuPont Company, Louviers site, Newark, Delaware architectural drawings, undated [Includes a map of Delaware.] ; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 17 in. or smaller.
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1 11 DuPont Company, "Magic Barrel" education campaign, circa 1950; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 12 DuPont Co. miscellaneous products, 1948-1980; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 13 DuPont Company, World War II production; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 14 DuPont Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware, construction, circa 1950; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 15 "The DuPont Story,", stills, 1950; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 16 Hagley Powder yard, line drawings, monument dedication, E. I. du Pont painting, 1920-1950; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in. or smaller
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1 17 Miscellaneous; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in. or smaller; 2 photographic negatives : b&w ; 4x5 in. or smaller
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1 18 Nylon development and manufacture, circa 1935-1950; 2 photographic prints: b&w ; 8x10; 1 photographic negative: b&w ; 8x10
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1 19 Nylon PR pictures, including announcement, 1939 World's Fair, and post-war, 1938-circa 1950; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 20 Nylon, World War II, air to ground pick up; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 2 photographic negatives : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 21 Nylon, World War II, airplane covers; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 22 Nylon, World War II, clothing and uniforms; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 23 Nylon, World War II, glider ropes; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 1 photographic negative : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 24 Nylon, World War II, lifeboat; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 25 Nylon, World War II, Medical uses; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 26 Nylon, World War II miscellaneous; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 27 Nylon, World War II and 1948, parachutes; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 4 photographic negatives : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 28 Nylon, World War II, ropes; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 29 Nylon, World War II, tents, tarps, sleeping bags, screening, etc.; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 5 photographic negatives : b&w ; 8x10 in. and 1 photographic negative : b&w ; 4x5 in.
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1 30 Nylon, World War II, tires; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.; 2 photographic negatives : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 31 Press kit for The DuPont Show Wonderful World of Chemistry: a musical review by Michael Brown at the New York World's Fair, 1964-1965; 10 transparencies : color ; 2.25x2.25 in.; 1 slide strip (8 images) with viewer, 1 sound disk, 18 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 32 Ultrasonic imaging, Holotron Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, circa 1980; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 33 Unidentified hunting scenes, circa 1915; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
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1 34 Wallace Carothers lab dedication and his portrait, circa 1935-1946; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.