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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 Ralph Beech Brown, 1981 April 28 [audio]
Brown's interview details his childhood in Newark, Cecil County, and Wilmington, his experiences as a carnival worker, the working environment and explosions at the powder mill, and his experience as an electrician at the Playhouse Theatre.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 4, Cassette 95
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
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 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 1.47 GB.
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[Description and dates], 1970370_10313_brown, Box 4, Cassette 95, 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
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:30:56.
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Ralph Beech Brown (b. 1900) began working at Hagley Yards beginning in 1916 in the box shop where cans that held the powder were manufactured.
i believe this was taken from a reel; cuts off from 0:00:59 to 0:01:05, 1:11:24 to 1:11:40; tape flips at 46:08
Brown, Ralph Beech