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Interview with Joseph and Mary Todd Kauss, 1981 February 17 [audio](part 1)
The Kausses discuss general daily life growing up along the Brandywine, including schooling, childhood pastimes, transportation, daily chores, vacationing in Atlantic City, holiday and wedding traditions, typical food and dress, and various possessions in the homes. Mr. Kauss also discusses his working career for DuPont.
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Mary Todd Kauss (b. 1900) grew up in Breck's Lane and worked at Copeland's; her father worked in the dye works at Bancroft and her mother's father, DeWeiss Craig, worked in the office at the DuPont Company. Joseph B. Kauss (b. 1898) started working at Hagley Yards as a stenographer when he was a young man.
Childhood and youth of a personReminiscingDomestic lifeManners and customsHousesDwellings
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
1 of 2; Check this recording with other entry for Joseph B. Kauss
Mary is close to mic, but Joseph is far; quality is not great--this was copied from original; ends abruptly but resumes on part 2; tape flips at 46:18; cuts off from 1:24:34 to 1:24:40
2 sound cassettes (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:41:47.
Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 1.49 GB.
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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 5, Casette 183-184
[Description and dates], 1970370_103013_kauss_part1, Box 5, Casette 183-184, 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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