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Interview with Samuel Hackendorn, 1958 July 24 [audio]
Hackendorn describes growing up along the Brandywine, including his schooling at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine, games the children would play, the family home in Free Park, his first job at a cotton mill, and his impressions of various members of the du Pont family. He also describes his career working in different companies.
Monigle, Joseph P.Wilkinson, Norman B.
Samuel Hackendorn (b. 1872) was born in Alsace-Lorraine, and his parents immigrated to the United States shortly after his birth and his father obtained a job in the grinding mill with DuPont. The family lived in Charles Banks and in Free Park.
Interview summary-not a direct transcript
cuts off from 1:34:22 to 1:34:58; ends abruptly
Childhood and youth of a personReminiscingDwellings
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
RCA full frequency, Magnetic Recording Sound Tape
1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 1:43:37.
A and B
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 6, Reel 286
[Description and dates], 1970370_011714_hackendorn, Box 6, Reel 286, Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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