Rhoads, J. Edgar (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer)
Rhoads describes the effects of the Great Depression on the company, improvements made to leather products, and employing African Americans. He also discusses changes in the company's buildings throughout the years. Rhoads recounts his civic endeavors, including working with the Boy Scouts, with the YMCA, and with various engineering and nature groups. He also describes how he sought to use the manpower of conscientious objectors, such as Quakers, to serve the country in other ways during wartime. He describes his impressions of World War I and World War II in detail, including his relief efforts in Germany. He also discusses his own education.
Smack, Taylor (interviewee), Hargreaves, Gregory (interviewer)
This interview took place on an enclosed porch adjacent to the dining balcony at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, Virginia. Smack offers perspective on the complicated ways in which regulation shapes business; and how major business decisions at Blue Mountain Brewery were informed by regulation.
Gregg describes her duties at Hagley. Her interview describes her courtship and early years of marriage with her husband, Pete, a grocer; a flu epidemic that she suffered during a pregnancy; her family history; daily life in Wilmington; and holiday and special traditions.
Schaefer, John Edgar (interviewee), Johnson, Dorothy (interviewer)
Schaefer describes his family's history and emigration to America, peeling willows during his childhood, daily chores, gardening, typical dress, weddings, and childhood amusements along the Brandywine.
Cheney discusses various household items her home contained and how they have changed. She also discusses baking bread, an explosion that caused her family to move, making soap for laundry, healthcare, her family's relationship with the du Pont family, her education, and her growing up years along the Brandywine, including chores and entertainments.
Lee, Harry E. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Lee discusses his career at DuPont, including transportation, his impressions of various members of the du Pont family, the company during wartime, and an explosion at Hagley in 1914. He also briefly touches on daily life in Wilmington at this time.
Farber, Matthew (interviewee), Hargreaves, Gregory (interviewer)
This interview took place in the office of Dr. Farber on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania campus of the University of the Sciences. Farber offers perspective on the science of brewing, and how it relates to the business and technology of the craft brewing industry. An expert on yeast, Farber's interview illustrates the craft brewing industry from the point of view of the laboratory.
Gamble, James Elmer (interviewee), Lotter, Marge (interviewer)
Gamble describes his house in Henry Clay in detail as well as his uncle's house, the layout of the villages along the Brandywine, various taverns in the community, his family history, and his education. He also recounts his childhood: swimming in the Brandywine, playing baseball and football and marbles, and sledding. He describes various explosions that he remembers.
Rogerro, Meriggi, C. Natalie Rogerro Natalie (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer)
Meriggi describes the differences between the Gibbons house during the interview and when she lived in it. She also describes various family possessions and how they were used or placed in the house, as well as daily 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.
Leto describes life along the Brandywine, including christenings, her grandmother's home and garden, her education, and entertainments and amusements. She also describes her family's history and emigration from Italy, Christmas traditions, and impression of various du Pont family members.
Ely, Albert Rider (interviewee), Benjamin, Joan (interviewer)
Ely primarily focuses on ballistic pendulums and other gun powder testing devices. He also discusses in detail how black powder was manufactured as well as the properties of dynamite, and he gives his take on the eventual exit of the DuPont Company from this area. He recounts a few stories from his work in this department.
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.
Sheldrick describes her childhood home in detail, chores and hobbies, and various daily activities, such as gardening, handling garbage, and obtaining groceries. She also describes her education, Sundays at Church, holidays and celebrations, explosions, and illnesses.
Kauss, Joseph B. (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer)
Kauss describes the differences between the mills when Kauss worked there and in 1969, when the interview was conducted. He also describes his working career at DuPont in detail, including his wages, work environment, and the layout of Hagley Yards. He also describes life in Wilmington, including union and gang activity.
Collison, Katherine (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Collison describes the house itself and the hardworking maids who lived there; how the children played and entertained themselves at the powder yards; various explosions and the reactions of the families; the cultural and social makeup of the community; and Collison's relationship with members of the du Pont family, including her friendship with Sophie du Pont.
Aurand, Walter (interviewee), Tremaine, Dorothy (interviewer)
Influenced by his high school teacher and educated in chemistry at the University of Delaware, Walter describes life in Wilmington during the early twentieth century. His interview details a work atmosphere at DuPont, a powder explosion that killed three women, testing the bullets in New Castle, and safety in the workplace.
Reed, Luther D. (interviewee), Heacock, Walter J. (interviewer), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Reed describes the Hopewell plant in detail, his job responsibilities regarding labor and payroll, DuPont during World War I and the closure of the Hopewell plant, and the acquisitions of other companies. Reed focuses on his sales, managerial, and personnel work for DuPont. He also describes his experience at the Arlington plant and his eventual promotion to service superintendent at the Rayon Company and later move to Wilmington. He also touches on unionization in the industry.
Krauss, John E. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Krauss describes his father's working career, including an incident in which Mr. Krauss asked Mr. Francis G. du Pont not to smoke a cigar near the powder mill. His interview describes his childhood at Squirrel Run, including his education at A.I. du Pont School, his summer jobs in the mill at Hagley, his impressions of du Pont family members, and his later working career at DuPont.
Cambell, Joseph M. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer)
Campbell describes the working conditions at Hagley and at the Experimental Station, attempts to unionize, his interactions with the du Pont family, and moving into the neighborhood at Squirrel Run, including the various nationalities that lived there and what the workers would do for fun.
Evans, Alfred (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer)
Evans describes how he obtained the job through his brother. He also describes his impressions of Delaware and Boca Grande. He also presents details about Mrs. Crowninshield's personality, including how she sought to send those who could not pay to school and how she encouraged him to take a vacation with the car.
Jones, George Washington (interviewee), Meyers, Louise (interviewer)
In the second part of his interview, Jones discusses married life for young people, preparation for babies, how women curled their hair, explosions, various objects the family owned, and daily life in his childhood.
Perrone, Mary (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer)
Perrone outlines her wedding and reception in great detail, their neighbors and friends along the Brandywine, the workplace death of Charlie Gaino, her two married homes, and household routines and chores.
Toy, James F. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Gibson, George H. (interviewer)
Toy describes his salary and working conditions during that time. He later made his career in carpentry. In his interview, he discusses the demolition of the mills, his impressions of Louise du Pont Crowninshield and Colonel du Pont, his work on A.I. du Pont's sunken gardens, his childhood in Long Row, and community relations at Hagley.