Workshop from 1989 annual convention on how to create an ad/public relations campaign for dealerships. Opened by Alan Wilbur, Public Relations from NADA. Also presenting is Mary Kay Zappia from Salem Chrysler Plymouth of Dayton, Ohio.
Edwards, Helen E. (interviewee), Wagner, Betty (interviewer)
Edwards describes her working career in the powder yards in 1917 and 1918 in detail, including various work tasks, sewing silk bags, the hiring process, various explosions, and how married and unmarried Bloomer Girls worked alongside each other during World War I.
Hocker, Harold W. (interviewee), Edmonson, James (interviewer)
Hocker describes the creation of the H.W. Hocker Manufacturing Company, including how the company handled the Great Depression, the development of brush manufacturing and the trajectory of the company, and other products that they produced, including bottle caps and aluminum cans. He also touches on the equipment used, ordering materials for the process, and learning how to make brushes. He discusses the fear of spreading anthrax in the import of bristles, waste in the brush process, and attempting to use synthetic materials. He also describes the machines used as well as other tools of the trade. Hocker talks about publishing trade catalogs and the standardization of brush-making. Finally, he describes the conception of the idea and the typical brush market.
Fitzharris, Ella (interviewee), Lotter, Marge (interviewer)
Fitzharris recalls in more detail about some of the subjects she has discussed in prior interviews. Some topics include coal wagons, home sewing, homemade alcohol, style of dress during mourning periods, household furniture and appliances, toys and hobbies, and types of meals cooked in the home.
Yetter discusses about homes and families in Squirrel Run. The interview is primarily concerned with daily life including cooking, cleaning, habits, and maintenance work. Types of social activities and customs are also discussed, as well as Mrs. Yetter's memories of explosions, and her life after leaving Squirrel Run.
Cheney discusses gardening in the community, the layout of the Brandywine villages, the chicken house, and fear of explosions. She describes her family's garden in detail, particularly various types of crops planted.
Jones, George Washington (interviewee), Meyers, Louise (interviewer)
Jones describes various chores he did around the house and his job caddying at the Wilmington Country Club, games the children played, his hobby of painting, and his schooling and education. He also describes Halloween traditions, parades, picnics, neighborhood bullies, healthcare, and general daily life.
Beacom, Elizabeth (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer)
Ms. Beacom recounts details about her father's work, life in Squirrel Run, an 1890 explosion, memories of Louise Crowninshield, and her own education and career which included work as Mrs. Crowninshield's secretary.
Bickel, Ferdinand D. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Bickel details different developments in the explosives industry, including the development of Duco and Nitramon, the company's explosives training, the DuPont Company culture, and the relationship between branches of the overall organization. He ultimately transferred back to Wilmington in 1944.
Gamble, James Elmer (interviewee), Tremaine, Dorothy (interviewer)
Gamble recounts various family members and their history. He also describes the layout of the yards, his childhood at Hagley, gardening and chores, his first job at Capo's Drugstore, and his education.
Lattomus describes the layout and communities of the various villages along the Brandywine, her house in Wagoner's Row, chores and daily routines, transportation, and entertainments and parties. She also describes her involvement at Christ Church and teaching Sunday school there.
Jackson, Mary Braden (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer)
Jackson's second interview describes Sam Frizzell's store, the du Pont family as landlords, Christmas and Thanksgiving traditions, and Easter and Fourth of July parties, Mrs. Crowninshield's Willing Workers, the library at Christ Church, and daily life along the Brandywine. She also describes the 100th and 150th anniversary celebrations of the DuPont company in detail.
Fitzharris, Ella (interviewee), Tremaine, Dorothy (interviewer), Martin, Carla (interviewer)
Fitzharris discusses life in the Brandywine area including the types of clothing she wore, childhood activities, chores, other topics associated with daily home life, and social activities such as the Fourth of July picnic, weddings, and church gatherings.
Ferraro, Pierre (interviewee), Ferraro, Eugene (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
The Ferraros describes explosions in 1890, 1898, and 1915, the villages along the Brandywine, the political views of the workers, various impressions of members of the du Pont family, and life in Walker's Bank, including entertainment, wages, and chores.
Lynch, William Frederick (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Lynch describes the opening of the Experimental Station, explosions that occurred during his working career, his job responsibilities, and his work on the volunteer fire company. He also discusses the company during World War I and his impressions of du Pont family members.
Cheney discusses details of her childhood in Free Park, including the family's canning traditions and chicken coop, how they made their clothing or shopped in Wilmington, parties and events at Hagley Community House, an explosion that injured her foot, and her education, and later teaching career, at Alexis I. du Pont School. Her interview details various Christmas traditions during her childhood, including how the tree was decorated, baking cookies and cakes, gift exchanges, the candy and orange that the children received from Henry Francis du Pont, and how homemade ornaments were created.
Lattomus, Faith Betty (interviewee), Lottomus, Mrs. Howard S. (interviewee), Walls, Madaline Betty (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer)
The first part of the interview describes their family history, the houses in Squirrel Run and Wagoner's Row, the political opinions of residents in the community, their education at A.I. du Pont School, and the various transfers of property that occurred in the area. The second part of the interview concerns guard duties around the property, interactions with members of the du Pont family, the children's entertainments and sports, holiday parties, different businesses in the community and in Wilmington, and daily life.
Cammock, James (interviewee), Devenney, Edward (interviewee), Devenney, Herbert (interviewee), Kindbeiter, James (interviewee), Perkins, Karen (interviewer)
Herb Devenney, Ed Devenney, James Cammock, and James Kindbeiter, sons of powder mill workers, reminisce about growing up at Hagley in this group interview and tour of the museum grounds. Some topics of discussion include daily life of the workers and their families, identification of various families and their living spaces, schedules and duties of the powder mill workers, and various changes that had occurred in the last century.