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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 Catherine Hackendorn Sheldrick, 1984 March 6 [audio]
Sheldrick describes the layout of the various villages along the Brandywine, including which families lived where. She also recounts various anecdotes about her neighbors and her childhood. Sheldrick describes whitewashing houses, the local barbershop, medical care, and feminine products in the early twentieth century.
Sheldrick, Catherine Hackendorn
Catherine Hackendorn Sheldrick (b. 1902) grew up in Henry Clay Village; her father worked at the Experimental Station, her grandfather worked in the powder mills, and her whole extended family lived along the Brandywine.
distorted for the first 45 seconds; starts mid-conversation; ends abruptly; tape flips at 46:03
ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personManners and customsDomestic lifeHousesDwellings
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:32:06.
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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, Cassette 230
[Description and dates], 1970370_111913_sheldrick_part2, Box 5, Cassette 230, 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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