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.
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.
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.
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.
Jackson, Mary Braden (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer)
Jackson's third interview describes the Squirrel Run house in detail, Tom Toy's tavern and Dugan's tavern, her understanding of the mill workers' job responsibilities, her father's garden, ordering from Larkin's catalog, and typical dress and shoes. She also discusses her working career at Pennsylvania Railroad and dating customs.
Lawless, Martina (interviewee), Johnson, Dorothy (interviewer)
Lawless discusses daily life and chores, the hotel in which the family lived, an explosion in the Packing House, the Catholic community at St. Joseph's, medical care, her education at Ursuline and Villamarie in West Chester, and weddings and baptisms.
Cheney details gardening at Hagley, including using fertilizer and lime on plants, food storage during winter, gardening tools, and using the moon to determine planting cycles. She also discusses laundry, cooking, and various other household chores.
Rhoads, J. Edgar (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer)
Rhoads describes the emigration of his family from England to America to begin a tannery in 1702. He describes his family's business, including the movement from tanning to leather, as well as other ventures, and the expansion of the business to include other family members. He details the process of making leather and the relationship of the company with other area companies, including DuPont. He also describes his childhood in Wilmington and other towns where his family moved, his Quaker faith and missionary work, and family affairs. Rhoads also discusses his education and his entrance into the family business, as well as the state of the company during World War I.
Hayward, Ethel Jones (interviewee), Meyers, Louise (interviewer)
Hayward describes daily living along the Brandywine, including canning, grocery shopping, gardening, her schooling, and chores. She gives a tour of her home from memory. She also describes attending church on Sunday, holiday celebrations, funerals, medical care, and various possessions that the family owned.
Hazzard describes her grandmother's role in her life and as the midwife for the area, laundry and other chores, and medical care. She also describes typical dress, explosions, and their neighbors. She also discusses games that the children would play, Easter traditions, making sauerkraut with her father, cooking and shopping, and typical dress.
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.
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.
Cheney, Catherine (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer)
Cheney gives a detailed description of the houses and neighborhood and how it has changed. She discusses growing up in Free Park, and the various activities in which the children would engage, as well as the garden and her education. Her interview also gives specific details about life in Free Park, including toilet facilities, water sanitation, and waste.
Pesce recounts a family history of her time before her immigration from Italy until she and her husband moved to Kennett Square to pursue mushroom farming. Her interview describes daily life in Squirrel Run, including the relations between the Irish and Italian families, various illnesses and their impacts on the community, raising chickens and goats, and daily chores. Mrs. Pesce also describes her wedding at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine in detail as well as the christenings of her children. She describes the layout of the house at Squirrel Run as well as how she cooked, cleaned, and shopped.