Text from image: 'They Learn from the Old Timers -- The new folks who come in here pattern themselves after the old-timers. Invariably the new workers are just as good or bad as the older workmen want them to be. What are you teaching the new ones?'
Maloney, Ryan (interviewee), Hargreaves, Gregory (interviewer)
This interview took place in the administrative office of Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Delaware. Maloney briefly discusses his background and early career before a more in-depth discussion of his education as a brewer and his experiences working in the brewery at Mispillion. The process of learning to brew is discussed, as are the technical aspects of the brewing process. Maloney offers perspective on the complexities of brewing as a science and a manufacturing process, and the business and marketing factors that brewers must consider in their work.
This collection contains a series of interviews conducted in 2015 and 2016 on the business of craft brewing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. The collection includes interviews with brewers and brewery owners from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Additionally, interviews were conducted that cover packaging (canning), distribution, retail sales, and the politics around regulating the alcohol business. The project was developed by Gregory Hargreaves, Hagley's former Oral Historian. Mr Hargreaves also conducted the interviews for the project.Image: A page from a souvenir album for the F.A. Poth Brewing Company in Philadelphia, 1890. Learn more in our digital exhibit Beer & Brewing History at Hagley Museum & Library
This digital collection includes more than 7,800 images from the Dallin Aerial Survey Company collection. The company specialized in aerial images of factories, private estates, schools, country clubs, towns, airports, rivers, and many other sites and some news events of the day. The majority of the photographs concentrate on the Mid-Atlantic region covering a period from 1924 to 1939 although Dallin did make trips to other locales within the United States. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.
Pierre S. du Pont incorporated the Delaware School Auxiliary Association in 1919 to finance the construction of new school buildings throughout the state. Between 1918 and 1940 du Pont donated $5,000,000 to build some 120 schools. This collection contains photographs, almost all exterior, of 114 public elementary and secondary schools in Delaware. These include old school buildings and the new ones that replaced them in the building program instituted by Pierre S. du Pont. For more information on the collection, click here to view the finding aid.
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America formed in 1912 with the purpose of advising the government on issues facing industry and business throughout the country. The majority of images in this digital collection are photographs that were taken for the Chamber’s publication, Nation’s Business. Published from 1912 to 1999, the monthly magazine proved invaluable in communicating the Chamber’s messages to business and government, and the magazine featured images by many of the country’s most prominent photographers. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the Chamber's Nation's Business photographs, click here to view the finding aid.
Universal design principles prioritize accessibility for people regardless of age and ability in product and environment creation. The origin of these concepts can be traced to the rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies that were developed during and after World War II to meet the needs of veterans with disabilities. This online collection explores the industrial design careers of two pioneers of universal design, Thomas Lamb (1896-1988) and Marc Harrison (1936-1998), and features approximately 500 documents and images digitized in conjunction with a web exhibit on the subject.
Text from image: 'Ask Questions -- There's only one way to Learn -- ask questions! There's only one way to Avoid Mistakes -- ask questions! There's only one way to get it right -- ask the man who knows. Remember what you're told!'
Text from image: 'Are You Afraid of Criticism? Some workers are so easily offended, that to criticize their work -- Means Trouble. Therefore nobody criticizes, nobody suggests, nobody helps them, and so they never progress. Everybody must learn from Somebody!'
Beebe, Robb, 1891- (artist), Mather & Company (printer)
Text from image: 'Here Comes The Boss; Do you jump into place and get busy or are you already busy when the boss comes down the line? High class workers are always busy. Therefore, they just act natural. Learn To Be Your Own Boss.'
FitzGerald, Paul A. (author), Gerhardt, W. R. (author), Green, Joseph A. (author of introduction, etc.), Blackstone, Harold (photographer), United States. Army. Coast Artillery Corps (associated name)
Includes the articles 'Anti-Aircraft Training Program' and Anti-Aircraft Defense and Materiel [sic]' ; From Foreward: 'This booklet, published by the Sperry Gyroscope Company, is still further evidence of that wholehearted cooperation between civilian and Coast Artillery agencies, which is providing every opportunity possible for our personnel to learn more about the weapons and equipment of the arm in which they serve.' J. A. Green, Major General, Chief of Coast Artillery.
Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 (correspondent), Drayton, Percival, 1812-1865 (correspondent)
Du Pont writes from Philadelphia and updates Drayton on his intentions of going to Europe. He mentions that from what he can learn that the general feeling is to fill Whelan's place in the Bureau of Medicine with one of the Senior Surgeons. He mentions other correspondence and visits he has recently received, including a visit from a man who had just returned from Port Royal.
Particles of neoprene latex, made by DuPont, look like this when magnified 25,000 times. Prior to examination under the electron microscope, the specimen was show-cast with gold to give the three dimension effect. Shadow-casting is a relatively new technique by which scientists study the size, shape and distribution of minute particles and learn how these characteristics affect the properties of the substance.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (host), Allyson, June, 1917-2006 (actor), Culp, Robert, 1930-2010 (actor), Taylor, Don (director), Columbia Broadcasting System, inc. (producer), Four Star Television (production company)
Starring Robert Culp and Ray Boyle. June Allyson plays a movie star who loses her sight in a car accident. She then must learn to adjust to her disability including working with a guide dog. Includes commercials for DuPont Dacron polyester fiber for women's fashion, DuPont Nylon tires, plane and automobile tire footage and DuPont 420 Nylon for men's work and boy's play clothes.
National Automobile Dealers Association (spn), Zavala, Emmanuel (ive), Smith, Carroll (ive)
NADA-TV report on the Automotive Youth Educational Systems (AYES) program to recruit high school students to work as a dealership professional. Report follows student Emmanuel Zavala who is enrolled in the apprenticeship program, which is funded by both NADA and automotive manufacturers, to learn about the trade during the school year and work full time during the summer. Carroll Smith of Monument Chevrolet comments on the program.
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964 (former owner), Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.) (photographer)
Text on verso: 'Seeking to learn the cause of the crash of a United Airlines plane near Newhall, California, a week ago, in which 12 persons met instant death, federal officials, opened the first inquiry of its kind at United Air Terminal, Burbank, California today. Photo shows (left to right) Major R. W. Schroeder, Chief of the Bureau of Air Commerce Inspection Service in charge, as he questions C.E. Johnson (right) West Coast Division Superintendent of Flying Operations. A court reporter (center) records the testimony.'
Wide World Photos, Inc. (photographer), Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (originator)
Seattle WA- Women workers at the Boeing Airplane Company plant here now learn while right on the job. Take the case of Arleen Stover, 19, who is applying for a war job at the company's downtown employment office. Miss Stover is show here giving the required personal information. She had never done mechanical work before, but is accepted providing she can pass the physical examination. All new employees apply for work at this office.
Forney, Bob, 1927- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer)
Forney's interview chronicles the development of a continuous polymerization process for polyester fibers, including the use of the two-step pre-polymerization process, for the prototype at Seaford and the implementation at Kinston, where he moved to supervise the project. Forney also discusses his experience concerning the development of EFT and his work at Old Hickory as assistant plant manager. He also discusses the modernization of Nylon spinners in Wilmington.
Cheney, Edward B. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Cheney describes the neighborhoods at Squirrel Run and Wagoner's Row and the families who lived there. He describes how the du Pont family arranged for his brother to learn Greek because it interested him. He also notes how conflicts were resolved among workers and their families. He also includes poems about his childhood. His interview details his education, interactions with du Pont family members, including Mrs. Crowninshield and her Sunday School class, an accident concerning his brother George, and his later career with the company.