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Interview with James Cammock, 1984 July 9 [audio]
Cammock details his experience growing up at Hagley, including games the children would play, various details about his mother's housekeeping, and the community life at the mills. He also discusses nightlife and entertainment in Wilmington (including the movie theaters and the Blue Rocks), the growing prevalence of automobiles, and other day-to-day activities.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 4, Cassette 101
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. 1.46 GB.
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Part 2: 1:30:43
[Description and dates], 1970370_10713_cammock_part2, Box 4, Cassette 101, 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 1:30:43.
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ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personDwellingsHouses
James Cammock (b. 1895) was born to Irish immigrants David and Katherine Cammock in Breck's Lane. His father was a powder mill worker who was killed following an explosion in 1906. Following the death of his father, Cammock mowed grass for his neighbors and delivered papers to make ends meet, and Lammot du Pont furnished his brother with a job. Cammock began working for DuPont in 1911 in the mail room.
Part 2: ends abruptly but interview was concluding; tape flips at 45:57