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1 Interview with Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 10 [audio](part 2) 1958-01-10 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_71713_Doremus_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
2 Interview with Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 10 [audio](part 1) 1958-01-10 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_71713_Doremus_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
3 Interview with Willard S. Wilson, 1977 June 2 [audio] 1977-06-02 Wilson, Willard Springer, 1897-1979 (interviewee), Muir, Daniel T. (interviewer), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer) Wilson describes Charles Lindbergh's visit to the DuPont Company and his speech at Baynard Stadium. His interview describes the development of broadcast journalism in the 1920s, his early career as a wireless operator for the Marconi Company, playing piano for silent films for the DuPont Company at the Playhouse Theatre, and his career in radio.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72913_Wilson Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
4 Interview with Joseph A. Haley, 1955 February 23 [audio] 1955-02-23 Haley, Joseph A. (interviewee), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Haley describes his impressions of Alfred I. du Pont, his working career with the company, entertainment and amusement along the Brandywine, and the various aspects of the powder business.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022514_haley Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
5 Interview with William F. Flanigan, 1960 May-July [audio](part 2) 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_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 Interview with Pierre Ferraro and Eugene Ferraro, 1955 June 13 [audio] 1955-06-13 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.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022514_ferraro Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
7 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_part6 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
8 Interview with Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 16 [audio](part 4) 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_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
9 Interview with J. Edgar Rhoads, 1969 April 14 [audio](part 6) 1969-04-14 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...
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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.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_91213_Rhoads_part6 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
10 Interview with J. Edgar Rhoads, 1969 April 14 [audio](part 5) 1969-04-14 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...
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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.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_91213_Rhoads_part5 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
11 Interview with Harvey L. Fell, 1968 June 10 [audio] 1968-06-10 Fell, Harvey L. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Watson, John (interviewer) Fell describes farming for DuPont in detail, including the amount of workers, the number of barns and buildings, livestock raised, horses that pulled the wagons, sporting and hunting dogs, barn burnings, and farm equipment. He also describes the community along the Brandywine, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and the layout of Wilmington and the powder yard.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71013_Fell_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
12 Interview with Harvey L. Fell, 1968 June 17 [audio] 1968-06-17 Fell, Harvey L. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Watson, John (interviewer) Fell describes farming for DuPont in detail, including the amount of workers, the number of barns and buildings, livestock raised, horses that pulled the wagons, sporting and hunting dogs, barn burnings, and farm equipment. He also describes the community along the Brandywine, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and the layout of Wilmington and the powder yard.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82313_Fell_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
13 Interview with Vance Mitchell with Joseph Dougherty, 1968 July 12 [audio] 1968-07-12 Mitchell, Vance (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Penn, Ted (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Dougherty, Joseph (interviewee) Mitchell describes his childhood and his parents' hauling business, including hazards of the trade, the introduction of the truck in transportation, and the basic job responsibilities. He also discusses his work at DuPont and at Bethlehem Steel during World War I. He reminisces about an explosion that occurred at Bethlehem Steel, the handling of shells after the end of the war, headaches that occurred from TNT and smokeless powder, and concerns about sabotage. The interview also features...
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Mitchell describes his childhood and his parents' hauling business, including hazards of the trade, the introduction of the truck in transportation, and the basic job responsibilities. He also discusses his work at DuPont and at Bethlehem Steel during World War I. He reminisces about an explosion that occurred at Bethlehem Steel, the handling of shells after the end of the war, headaches that occurred from TNT and smokeless powder, and concerns about sabotage. The interview also features commentary from Joseph Dougherty.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7313_Mitchell_Dougherty Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
14 Interview with Frederick K. Reybold, 1968 August 8 [audio] 1968-08-08 Reybold, Frederick K. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Reybold describes treating politics in journalism, interviewing Grover Cleveland, the newspaper business in Wilmington, and his impressions of T. Coleman du Pont and Alfred I. du Pont, and his resignation after being told not to report A.I. du Pont's divorce case. He the construction of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71613_Reybold Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
15 Interview with Charles H. Lickle, 1968 June 13 [audio] 1968-06-13 Lickle, Charles H. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Lickle describes in detail his first job at DuPont, including a description of duties and pay, a paternalistic system that existed among the "old timers" at Hagley Yard, pellet processing, an explosion that killed two of his colleagues, and his life boarding at the YMCA in Wilmington. He also describes his impressions of the du Pont family. He briefly outlines his career with Hercules.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7213_Lickle Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
16 Interview with Henri Lindsey, 1968 August 22 [audio] 1968-08-22 Lickle, Charles H. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Lindsey describes the consolidation of Repauno and DuPont in 1903, the business during World War I, the introduction of Fabrikoid, his representation of DuPont at the Coated Fabrics Association and the Rubber Association of America, his interactions with members of the du Pont family and other work colleagues, and business practices of the company.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82613_Lindsey Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
17 Interview with Michael Munroe, 1969 July 9 [audio] 1969-07-09 Munroe, Michael (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Munroe describes his typical workdays, including how he got to work, how he set up the rolls, the kind of iron used, the death of Joseph Stewart in a work accident, and life in Wilmington. He also talks about the closure of Lobdell.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8813_Munroe Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
18 Interview with F. Wardenburg, 1961 June 21 [audio] 1961-06-21 Wardenburg, Frederic A. (Frederic August Charles), 1881-1966 (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Wardenburg describes the making of gunpowder and the smokeless powder plants where it was shipped, the reorganization of the various departments in 1911, his work in building power plants, the development of Old Hickory plant in 1917, the relationship between the operating department and the engineering department, ammonia production during wartime, making raw materials for Nylon, and his impressions of various du Pont family members. The content of discussion centers around working...
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Wardenburg describes the making of gunpowder and the smokeless powder plants where it was shipped, the reorganization of the various departments in 1911, his work in building power plants, the development of Old Hickory plant in 1917, the relationship between the operating department and the engineering department, ammonia production during wartime, making raw materials for Nylon, and his impressions of various du Pont family members. The content of discussion centers around working conditions and the development of various working practices and products during Wardenburg's career at DuPont.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72513_Wardenburg Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
19 Interview with W. J. Beadle, 1962 June 19 [audio] 1962-06-19 Beadle, W. J. (Walter Jay), 1896-1988 (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Beadle describes his career with DuPont in the paint operations division, and later the development department and the treasury department. He also describes DuPont's relationship with General Motors, how DuPont acquired different companies and expanded in the 1920s and 1930s, and the motivations of the management, including the trajectory of development within the corporation. He describes the beginnings of DuPont International, his movement to the financial aspect of the business, his...
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Beadle describes his career with DuPont in the paint operations division, and later the development department and the treasury department. He also describes DuPont's relationship with General Motors, how DuPont acquired different companies and expanded in the 1920s and 1930s, and the motivations of the management, including the trajectory of development within the corporation. He describes the beginnings of DuPont International, his movement to the financial aspect of the business, his impressions of du Pont family members, and developing pension and trust plans.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82813_Beadle Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
20 Interview with A.D. Chandler, 1962 June 21 [audio] 1962-06-21 Chandler, Alfred D. (Alfred Dupont), 1918-2007 (interviewee), Battan, Frank L. (Frank Lewis), 1904-1983 (interviewer) A.D. Chandler describes his relationship with P.S. du Pont and Mrs. du Pont, both of whom he met in 1922. He describes his personality and interests, including history and book collecting. He also discusses his family life, political views, and social contributions. He also describes du Pont's involvement with the anti-prohibition movement. He also talks about how DuPont's management style changed throughout the years, and how it acquired various other companies. Chandler touches on Mr. du...
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A.D. Chandler describes his relationship with P.S. du Pont and Mrs. du Pont, both of whom he met in 1922. He describes his personality and interests, including history and book collecting. He also discusses his family life, political views, and social contributions. He also describes du Pont's involvement with the anti-prohibition movement. He also talks about how DuPont's management style changed throughout the years, and how it acquired various other companies. Chandler touches on Mr. du Pont's interest in sports and music. He also describes his interactions with other du Pont family members.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82813_Chandler Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
21 Interview with Mary Hazzard Collins, 1974 March [audio] 1974-03-01 Collins, Mary (Hazzard), 1893-1981 (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Collins describes her first job as keeping track of the time slips and her second job working operating the elevators at 10th and Market. Her interview details the explosion of 1918; various interactions with du Pont family members, including Irenee, Lammot, T. Coleman, and Miss Sybil Ward; and a car accident that cost her her sight in one eye. The interview also features Mr. Collins, her husband.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8813_Collins Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
22 Interview with T.C. Davis, 1962 June 20 [audio] 1962-06-20 Davis, T. C. (Thomas Crawley), 1900-1964 (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Davis discusses the development of the DuPont Company, including the modernization of the company and the family members who contributed to it. He also describes the changes in the market, budgeting and financial issues, interactions with government, the hierarchy of the management, and other business practices.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82813_Davis Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 Interview with Eleanor Kane, 1984 February 21 [audio] 1984-02-21 Kane, Eleanor (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Kane describes her family history and her grandparents' home in detail, including the interior, backyard and garden, and their neighbors, the Seitz family. She describes her mother's childhood as well as her own childhood visiting her grandparents, including transportation, wedding traditions, and her grandfather's illness during his working career.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_92013_kane Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
24 Interview with Chandler Becker [audio] 1973-03-29, 1959-02-27 Becker, Chandler (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Becker describes how he was hired as the assistant superintendent of Eleutherian Mills and how Louise du Pont Crowninshield took an interest in him and asked him to be the groundskeeper. He describes the unkempt state of the grounds when he arrived in 1928 and his plans to improve them, as well as how his job has changed over time. He also discusses his impressions of Mrs. Crowninshield, his home along the Brandywine, improvements made to the house throughout the years, and preparations for...
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Becker describes how he was hired as the assistant superintendent of Eleutherian Mills and how Louise du Pont Crowninshield took an interest in him and asked him to be the groundskeeper. He describes the unkempt state of the grounds when he arrived in 1928 and his plans to improve them, as well as how his job has changed over time. He also discusses his impressions of Mrs. Crowninshield, his home along the Brandywine, improvements made to the house throughout the years, and preparations for going to Boca Grande.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8613_becker Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley, Louise Crowninshield garden
25 Interview with James F. Toy Sr., 1971 September 15 [audio] 1971-09-15 Toy, James F., Sr. (interviewee), Quimby, Maureen (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Toy describes changes in restoration made to Eleutherian Mills, including the layout of the house, as well as the First Office. He also describes how A.I. du Pont built his wall around Nemours and his work on the sunken garden.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_9613_toy_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley, Louise Crowninshield garden

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