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DuPont Company Moberly Plant photographs and ephemera

Accession 2010.233

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2013.,

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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company Moberly Plant photographs and ephemera (Accession 2010.233), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company Moberly Plant photographs and ephemera
Dates: 1968-1990
Accession Number: 2010.233
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Physical Description: 2 photographic prints : color ; 11 x 14 in. 4 photographic prints : color ; 15.75 x 20 in. mounted on board. 80 slides : color ; 35 mm. Negatives : color ; 35 mm. 1 polaroid : color. 1 letter. 1 yearbook. 2 proclamation certificates. 2 newspapers. 1 booklet. 1 magazine. 1 round medal on a red, white and blue ribbon. 1 item.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. The Moberly Plant was an automotive finishes plant in Moberly Missouri from 1968 through 1990. The plant manufactured topcoat paints used to repair or refurinsh vehicles. This collection consists of materials related to the former DuPont Company site in Moberly, Missouri, 1968-1990. Materials include newsletters, guides to the plant, a magazine, a yearbook, certificates, photographs, slides, and negatives.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. The Moberly Plant was an automotive finishes plant in Moberly Missouri from 1968 through 1990. The plant manufactured topcoat paints used to repair or refurinsh vehicles. Acquiring the land and negotiating with the city's Chamber of Commerce began in 1965. Plant operations commenced in the spring of 1969. Several buildings were added throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The manufacturing areas were expanded in 1987. The plant closed in 1990.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials related to the former DuPont Company site in Moberly, Missouri, 1968-1990. Materials include newsletters, guides to the plant, a magazine, a yearbook, certificates, photographs, slides, and negatives. There are oversize aerial photographs of the grounds, exteriors of the buildings and images of construction at the plant site. The two issues of the plant newspaper are from open house events held in 1979 and 1988. The guide contains extensive information about the plant, production and operations including color photograph reproductions and diagrams. The yearbook provides an overview of the plant history and photographs of employees.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box
DF 1009 Aerials of Moberly plant, 1977, 1980, 1985, 1986; 2 photographic prints : color ; 11 x 14 in. 4 photographic prints : color ; 15.75 x 20 in. mounted on board.
Box Folder
1 1 Moberly Plant 10th Anniversary booklet, 1979; 1 item (2 copies).
Box Folder
1 2 Moberly Monitor Index & Evening Democrat, newspaper, 1979 October 14; 1 item (2 copies).
Box Folder
1 3 Wilmington visitation, 1981 September; negatives : color ; 35 mm.
Box
OS 2010-1 City of Moberly proclamation certificates, 1984, 1988; 2 items : 8.5 x 14 in.
Box Folder
1 4 Construction, circa 1987; 80 slides : color ; 35 mm.
Box Folder
1 5 Letter of service and photograph of plant exterior, 1988 September; 1 letter. 1 polaroid : color.
Box Folder
1 6 Moberly Monitor Index & Evening Democrat, newspaper, 1988 October 16; 1 item.
Box Folder
1 7 DuPont Directions, magazine, 1988; 1 item (2 copies).
Box Folder
1 8 Moberly Plant information guide, circa 1988 [Material removed from three ring binder. The guide contains color photograph reproductions, diagrams and textual information. Sections includes plant history; assets and capabilities; facilities; administration; general purpose buildings; plant utilities; outside raw material storage; raw material storage warehouse; maintenance truck shops; manufacturing area second floor; lab and technical offices; manufacturing area first floor; finished product warehouse; fire protection facilities.] ; 1 item.
Box Folder
1 10 City of Moberly Archivement Citizen medal, 1988; 1 round medal on a red, white and blue ribbon.
Box Folder
1 9 Moberly Memories 1968-1990, 1990 [A yearbook like book which contains the plant's history, photographs of employees and reproductions of newspaper/magazine articles.] ; 1 item : b&w and color ; 9.25 x 12.25 in.