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The Du Pont Story film call sheet and photograph album

Accession 2013.251

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Rizzo in 2014., 2014

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-10-09T15:31-0400

Finding aid prepared using best local practices and Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, The Du Pont Story film call sheet and photograph album (Accession 2013.251), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: The Du Pont Story film call sheet and photograph album
Dates: circa 1950
Accession Number: 2013.251
Creator: Fuller, Dixie
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Physical Description: 1 item. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item : laminated identification card. 1 item : photograph index. 1 item : family chronology. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 45 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. Removed from album for preservation. Original binder is included in the collection.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The Du Pont Story is a feature film directed by Wilhem Thiele, as William J. Thiele (1890-1975). The Du Pont Story is a historical drama which tells the story of the DuPont Company through the administrations of the company's first ten presidents. This collection consists of a motion picture employee, Dixie Moore's (aka. Dixie Fuller) research binder, primarily containing photographic reproductions of portraits and silhouettes of du Pont family members that are portrayed in the film.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

The Du Pont Story is a feature film directed by Wilhem Thiele, as William J. Thiele (1890-1975), produced by Jack Chertok, and written by William S. Dutton, Francis P. Scannell and William J. Thiele. The motion picture was filmed in 1950 and starred Eduard Franz, Marcel Journet, Sigrid Gurie, Grandon Rhodes, Walter Sande and André Charlot.

The Du Pont Story is a historical drama which tells the story of the DuPont Company through the administrations of its first ten presidents. The film depicts several generations of the du Pont family beginning with Eleuthere Irenee du Pont immigrating to the United States from France, and establishing a new company on the banks of the Brandywine River with the encouragement of Thomas Jefferson. The story ends with guest appearances of company presidents, Walter S. Carpenter Jr. (1888-1976) and Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993). Carpenter was president from 1940-1948 and Greenewalt served from 1948-1962.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of a motion picture employee, Dixie Moore's (aka. Dixie Fuller) research binder. The binder includes a call sheet containing the filming schedule for Tuesday, December 27, 1949 and a group photograph of the cast and crew. There is also her Motion Picture Employee identification card. The primary contents of the binder are a series of du Pont family photographic reproductions for each of the characters that are portrayed in the film.

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Access Points

Connelly, Jacklyn W.
Winder, Christopher J.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

Box Folder
1 1 Call sheet, cast group portrait and motion picture employee identification card, circa 1950 [ID card is for Dixie Moore.] ; 1 item. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 item : laminated identification card.
Box Folder
1 2 du Pont family photographs, undated [1) E. I. du Pont de Nomours; 2) Col. Louis de Toussard; 3) Fathers of the Brandywine; 4) E. I. du Pont de Nemours (silhouette); 5-7) Sophie du Pont de Nemours; 8) Pierre Banduy on horseback; 9 )Antoine Bidermann; 10) Alfred V. du Pont; 11) E. I. du Pont II (1829-1877); 12) Henry du Pont; 13) Henry du Pont (silhouette); 14-15) Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857); 16) Sons of Alfred V. du Pont: Lammot, Irenee, and Alfred I.; 17-19) Lammot du Pont, Sr.; 20) Dr. Alexis I. du Pont (1834-1904); 21) Francis I. du Pont (1873- 1942); 22) Charles I. du Pont (1859-1902); 23) Alexis I. du Pont (1869-1921); 24) Irenee du Pont; 25) Lammot du Pont; 26) Hamilton Barksdale; 27) Alexis I. du Pont and P. S. du Pont; 28) Alfred I. du Pont; 29) P. S . du Pont; 30) Tankopanian Orchestra at Breck's Mill with Alfred I. du Pont as Leader; 31) Alexis I. du Pont I, Pierre S. du Pont III party group; 32) Charles du Pont, Lammot du Pont party group; 32a) Alexis I. du Pont, Pierre S. du Pont party group; 33-40) P.S. du Pont; 41) Francis Gurney du Pont (1856-1904); 42) Col. Henry A. du Pont; 43) Eugene du Pont; 44) Group taken at Christmas in 1894, Lammot, P.S. and Irenee; 45) Mr. & Mrs. P.S. du Pont.] ; 1 item : photograph index. 1 item : family chronology. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 45 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in or smaller. Removed from album for preservation.
Box Folder
1 3 Original binder, undated ["Dixie Fuller" is written on front cover.] ; 1 item.