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# Title Date(s) Contributor(s) Description Description Collection ID Hagley ID Collection
1 Interview with Phillip Kirkland, 1990 December 4 [audio] 1990-12-04 Kirkland, Phillip (interviewee) Kirkland describes his career working with the spray welding devices, including a detailed description of the function of the machine and the origins of the parts. He also briefly describes his working career, including business practices of the company.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102513_kirkland Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
2 Interview with Frank S. MacGregor, 1961 August 8 [audio] 1961-08-08 MacGregor, Frank S. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_73013_Macgregor_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
3 Interview with William Henry Miller, 1984 February 16 [audio] 1984-02-16 Miller, William Henry (interviewee), Wagner, Betty (interviewer) Miller describes a detailed history of his family and how they came to America and began working for the DuPont Company. He also describes his father's childhood along the Brandywine in Henry Clay, including how the children would entertain themselves, and his relationship with Alfred I. du Pont.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_112613_miller_w Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
4 Interview with James F. Toy Sr., 1971 September 4 [audio] 1971-09-04 Toy, James F., Sr. (interviewee), Quimby, Maureen (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Toy describes his work on Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield's staircase in detail, the restoration of the First Office, and Mrs. Crowninshield's decorating style. He also describes in detail his memories and work on Eleutherian Mills and Winterthur.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_9613_toy_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
5 Interview with Oliver Collins, 1973 July 19 [audio](part 2) 1973-07-19 Collins, Oliver Ernest, 1888-1982 (interviewee), Ackerman, James B. (interviewer), McKelvey, Howard (interviewer) Collins describes different kinds of turbines, wheel diameters and their various usage, and other industrial machines essential to his business. He also describes his family history and the running of the millrace, as well as overcoming problems such as rot. He describes the environment and wildlife in the area and also discusses his other interest in cutting hair.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81913_Collins_O_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 Interview with Oliver Collins, 1973 July 19 [audio](part 1) 1973-07-19 Collins, Oliver Ernest, 1888-1982 (interviewee), Ackerman, James B. (interviewer), McKelvey, Howard (interviewer) Collins describes different kinds of turbines, wheel diameters and their various usage, and other industrial machines essential to his business. He also describes his family history and the running of the millrace, as well as overcoming problems such as rot. He describes the environment and wildlife in the area and also discusses his other interest in cutting hair.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81613_Collins_O_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
7 Interview with Oliver Collins, 1972 July 6-7 [audio] 1972-07-06?, 1972-07-06, 1972-07-07?, 1972-07-07 Collins, Oliver Ernest, 1888-1982 (interviewee), Ackerman, James B. (interviewer) Collins describes how he was trained as a miller, how his business expanded, the different crops ground at his facility, the process of grinding corn and wheat, different grades of flour produced, and explosions that occurred in the mill business. He also discusses the role of grain elevators in the mill process.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022614_collins_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
8 Interview with Willard Graham Crichton, Jr. and Patsy Crichton, 1985 March 6 [audio](part 1) 1985-03-06 Crichton, Willard G. (Willard Graham), Jr., 1918-1995 (interviewee), Crichton, Patricia B., 1928-2020 (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer), Mayer, John (interviewer) Willard Crichton describes the state of the house after the move and the surrounding area in detail, as well as the changes made to it by the Crichton family. He also describes the surrounding area and the gardens. His interview details family history, the changes to the area following the opening of Hagley Museum, and briefly refers to a career with DuPont.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102413_crichton_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
9 Interview with Willard Graham Crichton, Jr. and Patsy Crichton, 1985 March 6 [audio](part 2) 1985-03-06 Crichton, Willard G. (Willard Graham), Jr., 1918-1995 (interviewee), Crichton, Patricia B., 1928-2020 (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer), Mayer, John (interviewer) Willard Crichton describes the state of the house after the move and the surrounding area in detail, as well as the changes made to it by the Crichton family. He also describes the surrounding area and the gardens. His interview details family history, the changes to the area following the opening of Hagley Museum, and briefly refers to a career with DuPont.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102413_crichton_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
10 Interview with James F. Toy Sr., 1964 April 20 [audio] 1964-04-20 Toy, James F., Sr. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Gibson, George Horner, 1932- (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.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_020414_toy_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
11 Interview with Mrs. James Hammond, 1969 [audio] 1969 Hammond, Katharin Bradley (Davis), 1910-1992 (interviewee) Hammond describes her relationship with Mrs. Crowninshield as very close, stating that Mrs. Crowninshield considered Hammond and her children to be like her own children. She recounts various events, including outdoor luncheons and trips with her aunt. She gives a detailed description of Mrs. Crowninshield's personality and interests, including her love for gardening, decorating, and philanthropy. She also describes Mrs. Crowninshield's influence on her as well as people who influenced Mrs....
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Hammond describes her relationship with Mrs. Crowninshield as very close, stating that Mrs. Crowninshield considered Hammond and her children to be like her own children. She recounts various events, including outdoor luncheons and trips with her aunt. She gives a detailed description of Mrs. Crowninshield's personality and interests, including her love for gardening, decorating, and philanthropy. She also describes Mrs. Crowninshield's influence on her as well as people who influenced Mrs. Crowninshield.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81613_Hammond Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
12 Interview with William H. Buchanan, 1974 July 25 [audio] 1974-07-25 Buchanan, William H. (interviewee), Akerman, James (interviewer), Hinsley, J.A. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Buchanan describes his father's career, the layout of the powder yards, functions of various equipment, and the working environment at Hagley.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_91713_buchanan_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
13 Interview with Les Mathewson, undated [audio](part 4) 1976-09-03 Mathewson, F.L. (Les) (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer) Mathewson describes stone quarrying work in detail, including the process, tools, and his various job responsibilities. He also discusses his time working in the hydroelectric plant.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_112513_mathewson_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
14 Interview with Les Mathewson, 1976 September 3 [audio](part 3) 1976-09-03 Mathewson, F.L. (Les) (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer) Mathewson describes stone quarrying work in detail, including the process, tools, and his various job responsibilities. He also discusses his time working in the hydroelectric plant.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_112513_mathewson_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
15 Interview with William F. Flanigan, 1960 May-July [audio](part 4) 1960-05-12, 1960-07-19?, 1960-07-19 Flanigan, William F. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Flanigan describes the houses in which he grew up, relationships among his neighbors, his education, a feeling of isolation in the community, and the childrens' chores and pastimes. He also describes his first job at the Hodgson Woolen Mill, various ethnicities that worked at DuPont, different explosions that occurred, and daily life during his childhood and teenage years.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82213_Flanigan_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
16 Interview with Clarence A. Fahs, 1966 May 4 [audio] 1966-05-04 Fahs, Clarence A. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Fahs describes his childhood in Wilmington, including his education, milking cows for extra money, boarding for his jobs in other cities, He discusses various jobs he had before DuPont, including working at Wilmington Dental Works, Novelty Machine Works, Pullman Automobile Company, and American Chain Works. He also describes his career at DuPont, including the various machines on the grounds, the explosion in 1917, wages, salaries, and vacation.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82013_Fahs_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
17 Interview with Clarence A. Fahs, 1966 April 22, 1966 May 2 [audio] 1966-04-22, 1966-05-02 Fahs, Clarence A. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Fahs describes his childhood in Wilmington, including his education, milking cows for extra money, boarding for his jobs in other cities, He discusses various jobs he had before DuPont, including working at Wilmington Dental Works, Novelty Machine Works, Pullman Automobile Company, and American Chain Works. He also describes his career at DuPont, including the various machines on the grounds, the explosion in 1917, wages, salaries, and vacation.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81913_Fahs_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
18 Interview with Clarence L. Walker, 1956 October 26 [audio] 1956-10-26 Walker, Clarence L. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Walker describes the process of peeling and cutting willows to burn for charcoal, how his friend obtained a job from A.I. du Pont, and his impressions of various members of the du Pont family. He also tells a story about Annie Oakley.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72313_Walker Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
19 Interview with Katherine Collison, 1954 September, 1955 January [audio] 1954?/1955?, 1954, 1955 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.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_62713_collison Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
20 Interview with Joseph H. Martin, 1956 November 8-9 [audio](part 1) 1956-11-08 Martin, Joseph H. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Martin describes in detail various members of the du Pont family and anecdotes about them, including Francis I. du Pont, Alfred I. du Pont, Colonel A. Henry du Pont, and T. Coleman du Pont. He also discusses the explosion of 1890.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71113_Martin_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
21 Interview with Joseph H. Martin, 1956 November 8-9 [audio](part 2) 1956-11-08 Martin, Joseph H. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Martin describes in detail various members of the du Pont family and anecdotes about them, including Francis I. du Pont, Alfred I. du Pont, Colonel A. Henry du Pont, and T. Coleman du Pont. He also discusses the explosion of 1890.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71113_Martin_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
22 Interview with Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 30 [audio] 1958-01-30 Doremus, Thomas E. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) 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.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71813_Doremus_part5 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 Interview with Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 16 [audio](part 3) 1958-01-16 Doremus, Thomas E. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) 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.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71813_Doremus_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
24 Interview with William F. Flanigan, 1960 May-July [audio](part 3) 1960-05-12, 1960-07-19?, 1960-07-19 Flanigan, William F. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Flanigan describes the houses in which he grew up, relationships among his neighbors, his education, a feeling of isolation in the community, and the childrens' chores and pastimes. He also describes his first job at the Hodgson Woolen Mill, various ethnicities that worked at DuPont, different explosions that occurred, and daily life during his childhood and teenage years.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82213_Flanigan_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
25 Interview with William F. Flanigan, 1960 May-July [audio](part 1) 1960-05-12, 1960-07-19?, 1960-07-19 Flanigan, William F. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Flanigan describes the houses in which he grew up, relationships among his neighbors, his education, a feeling of isolation in the community, and childrens' chores and pastimes. He also describes his first job at the Hodgson Woolen Mill, various ethnicities that worked at DuPont, different explosions that occurred, and daily life during his childhood and teenage years.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82013_Flanigan_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley

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