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Interview with Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 16 [audio](part 4)
Doremus describes in detail his father and grandfather's powder mill business, his meeting with Mr. T. Coleman du Pont and the Remingtom Arms Company in New York City, his role in the development of the DuPont trademarked oval, the role of the company in World War I, the relationship of Annie Oakley to DuPont, his job in China, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and his world travels.
Doremus, Thomas E.
Monigle, Joseph P.Wilkinson, Norman B.
Thomas E. Doremus (b. 1874) was the grandson of W.R. Swift, the founder of Swift Powder Mill and Schaghticoke Powder Company in New York. His father, the bookkeeper, had married Swift's daughter. The company was eventually acquired by DuPont in 1902 after they purchased much of the interest. He attended Rochester Polytechnic Institute for civil engineering but did not complete his degree. He joined DuPont in 1905 after being heavily recruited by the company. In 1919, he opened a branch of the company in Shanghai, and his sales manager, Mr. Trubnikoff, was found to be a Russian spy charged with stealing DuPont secrets.
2 of 3; Interview summary-not a direct transcript
Part 3: Ends abruptly but picks on on Part 4
Oakley, Annie, 1860-1926Du Pont, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1863-1930
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Scotch, Plastic, 1/4 x 1200 ft., tape no. 111 A-12
1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT part 3 - 1:04:38, part 4 - 0:00:38.
A and B
Part 3: 1:04:38 Part 4: 0:00:38
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 1, Reel 10
[Description and dates], 1970370_71813_Doremus_part4, Box 1, Reel 10, 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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