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DuPont Company Engineering Department, Louivers Office photographs

Accession 2012.228

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company Engineering Department, Louivers Office photographs (Accession 2012.228), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company Engineering Department, Louivers Office photographs
Dates: circa 1940-1990
Accession Number: 2012.228
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.. Engineering Department.
Extent: 73 photographic prints
Physical Description: 63 photographic prints : b&w and col. ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller. 10 photomechanical prints : b&w, halftones ; 6 x 9 in.
Location: GL Box 1.
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 more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. DuPont's Louviers office building, located near Newark, Delaware, was occupied by DuPont's Engineering Department beginning around the late 1950s. This collection consists mostly of photographs of DuPont's Louviers office building. There are some photos showing the Engineering Department's move to the Louviers building in the late 1950s or early 1960s
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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 more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. The du Pont’s purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. During wartime the company was a major supplier for the United States government. During peacetime, the company marketed their product towards sportsmen and hunters. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. By 1926 the company officially dissolved the powder production unit, although it had already been inactive for many years.

DuPont's Louviers office building, located near Newark, Delaware, was occupied by DuPont's Engineering Department beginning around the late 1950s.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists mostly of photographs of DuPont's Louviers office building. There are some photos showing the Engineering Department's move to the Louviers building in the late 1950s or early 1960s and a number of photos of an open house at Louviers around the same time. Some color prints from the 1970s and 1980s may also show the Engineering Department at Louviers, though these photos are not clearly identified.

The collection also contains a number of safety-related photos taken at DuPont's Spruance Plant and Sabine River Plant in the 1960s, photos of employees at several DuPont Ordnance plants during World War II, and a few color photographs of an unidentified textile fibers or plastics plant from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Access Points

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Sabine River Works.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Spruance Plant.
Photographic prints.
Safety education, Industrial.
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