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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Interview with James F. Toy Sr., 1964 April 20 [audio]
Toy describes his salary and working conditions during that time. He later made his career in carpentry. In his interview, he discusses the demolition of the mills, his impressions of Louise du Pont Crowninshield and Colonel du Pont, his work on A.I. du Pont's sunken gardens, his childhood in Long Row, and community relations at Hagley.
Toy, James F.
Wilkinson, Norman B.Gibson, George H.
James F. Toy, Sr. came from a family of Irish immigrants who worked in the Wilmington area and for the du Ponts. His great-grandfather worked in the DuPont mills, his grandfather ran a saloon and grocery store at Henry Clay Village, and his father was a carpenter. He worked in the powder mills from 1907 to 1908.
note box reads "report by C. Foote: very poor"
poor quality: hum throughout; interview becomes very distorted and hard to hear starting at minute 0:48:00 and for the duration
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Scotch 200, 2400 ft., No. 200-24
1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 1:21:20.
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 292
[Description and dates], 1970370_020414_toy_part3, Box 6, Reel 292, 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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