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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 Oliver Collins, 1972 July 6-7 [audio]
Collins describes how he was trained as a miller, how his business expanded, the different crops ground at his facility, the process of grinding corn and wheat, different grades of flour produced, and explosions that occurred in the mill business. He also discusses the role of grain elevators in the mill process.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 6, Reel 284
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2306kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 1.01 GB.
1 sound tape reel : 1.875 ips. TRT 1:02:24.
[Description and dates], 1970370_022614_collins_part3, Box 6, Reel 284, 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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Flour millsMills and mill-work--Equipment and suppliesExplosionsGrain elevatorsReminiscingMills and mill-work--Employees
Oliver Collins owned Collins Mill Sawmill in Anselma, Pennsylvania.
Gibson Girl Robins Tape Mialer
cuts off at 0:38:55 briefly in between interviews; Mr. Collins is hard to understand; ends abruptly
Ackerman, James B.