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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 Joseph Kauss, 1969 July 11 [audio]
Kauss describes the differences between the mills when Kauss worked there and in 1969, when the interview was conducted. He also describes his working career at DuPont in detail, including his wages, work environment, and the layout of Hagley Yards. He also describes life in Wilmington, including union and gang activity.
Kauss, Joseph B.
Scafidi, John A.Pizor, Faith
Joseph B. Kauss (b. 1898) was born in Wilmington and obtained an education at Goldey College, becoming a bookkeeper and stenographer and working for various companies. He ultimately obtained a position as a stenographer for the DuPont company.
Varying volume and noises related to microphone/recording device (walking around grounds); switches over from driving interview to inside interview at 0:26:50 -- the first minute or so sounds a little distorted; cuts off brifly at 0:18:25 when reel was turned over
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
RCA Magnetic Tape Red Seal 1800 ft. 1.0 mil polyester Type 10MLN-18LT
1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 1:34:47.
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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 289
[Description and dates], 1970370_022514_kauss, Box 6, Reel 289, 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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