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Interview with Edgar Dill Peoples, 1988 April 2 [audio](part 1)
Peoples describes his childhood along the Brandywine, including his family history and how his parents met, daily chores, cooking and gardening, games that the children would play, and typical dress. He also describes the social aspect of life at the yards, including the Swamp Lily Club and the Hagley Community House as well as Christ Church.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 5, Cassette 215-216
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
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[Description and dates], 1970370_112713_peoples_e_part1, Box 5, Cassette 215-216, 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
2 sound cassettes (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:35:06.
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ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personExplosionsEmployeesManners and customsDomestic life
Edgar Dill Peoples (b. 1894) grew up in Squirrel Run and worked for the DuPont Company until 1959. His father worked in the powder yards.
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ends abruptly but resumes later in the conversation on part 2; tape flips at 46:06
Peoples, Edgar Dill