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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 Kindbeiter, 1984 April 13 [audio]
Kindbeiter describes Christmas traditions, the introduction of electricity, various pranks the children would play, saloons and businesses in the community, and various anecdotes about community members and du Pont family members. He also talks about his working career at the Experimental Station, including his mentor Leon Lloyd.
James Kindbeiter (b. 1905) lived at Walker's Bank for twenty years. His grandfather was the superintendent at the Experimental Station, and his father also worked at the powder yard, eventually taking a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Kindbeiter's mother was born in Squirrel Run. He eventually became a machinist, learning his trade at the Experimental Station.
Childhood and youth of a personReminiscingDomestic lifeManners and customs
2 of 2; Continued from #37
Part 3: repeats part 2 for the first few minutes
2 sound cassettes (90 min.) : analog. TRT 2:10:54.
Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 642 MB.
Part 3: 0:38:48
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 5, Cassette 186-187
[Description and dates], 1970370_102513_kindbeiter_part3, Box 5, Cassette 186-187, 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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