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# Title Date(s) Contributor(s) Description Description Collection ID Hagley ID Collection
1 John M. Johnson and Franklin Hanway, 1969 August 26 [audio] 1969-08-26 Hanway, Franklin (interviewee), Johnson, John M. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Johnson and Hanway discuss why Mr. du Pont bought the estate, the farming operations at Longwood, the development of the Italian water gardens, work benefits, and various interactions with du Pont family members.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_012014_hanway_johnson Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
2 Interview with Daniel Toomey, 1969 August 7 [audio](part 1) 1969-08-07 Toomey, Daniel (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Toomey describes the house and the neighborhood in which he was born, transportation in the early twentieth century, holiday celebrations, healthcare, and daily life growing up.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022614_toomey_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
3 Interview with Daniel Toomey, 1969 August 7 [audio](part 2) 1969-08-07 Toomey, Daniel (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Toomey describes the house and the neighborhood in which he was born, transportation in the early twentieth century, holiday celebrations, healthcare, and daily life growing up.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022614_toomey_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
4 Interview with Martin Dillon, 1969 July 28 [audio](part 1) 1969-07-28 Dillon, Martin (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Dillon describes in detail the process of hauling willows, including cutting them down, peeling them, tools and techniques used, and caring for the horses. He also describes farm life at the turn of the century, including the business aspect of farming.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022614_dillon_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
5 Interview with Martin Dillon, 1969 July 28 [audio](part 2) 1969-07-28 Dillon, Martin (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Dillon describes in detail the process of hauling willows, including cutting them down, peeling them, tools and techniques used, and caring for the horses. He also describes farm life at the turn of the century, including the business aspect of farming.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7913_Dillon_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 Interview with Thomas Hoopes, 1969 July 23 [audio](part 1) 1969-07-23 Hoopes, Thomas (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Ryff, Allen (interviewer) Hoopes gives a history of the company including the addition of rubber to wagon wheels, the changes the company underwent during World War II, the introduction of electricity, the relationships with the competition, best business practices, the management of the company, and different types of tires.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72913_Hoopes_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
7 Interview with Thomas Hoopes, 1969 July 23 [audio](part 2) 1969-07-23 Hoopes, Thomas (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Ryff, Allen (interviewer) Hoopes gives a history of the company including the addition of rubber to wagon wheels, the changes the company underwent during World War II, the introduction of electricity, the relationships with the competition, best business practices, the management of the company, and different types of tires.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72913_Hoopes_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
8 Interview with George Christ, 1969 July 23 [audio] 1969-07-23 Christ, George (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Ryff, Allen (interviewer) George M. Christ, a worker in the blacksmith shop at Hoopes Brothers and Darlington, describes his career manufacturing wagon wheels. In his interview he details the wheel-making process, various types of tires, the rate of production of wagon wheels, and how the workers utilized the shrinker machine to make wheels.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72913_Christ Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
9 Interview with Stuart Taylor, 1969 July 22 [audio] 1969-07-22 Taylor, Stuart (interviewee), Ryff, Allen (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Taylor describes Wilmington in the early twentieth century, including the ethnic makeup of the city, pastimes of young people, learning his trade, the temperance movement, healthcare in the city, church and community life, and other day-to-day routines in the early 1900s. He also describes working conditions during his career.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022514_taylor Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
10 Interview with Joseph Kauss, 1969 July 11 [audio] 1969-07-11 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.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022514_kauss Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
11 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
12 Interview with Clement Hoopes, 1969 July 3 [audio] 1969-07-03 Hoopes, Clement (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Hoopes describes the villages, his memories of explosions, and impressions of various du Pont family members.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81613_Hoopes_C Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
13 Interview with Faith Betty Lattomus and Madaline Betty Walls, 1969 June 12, 1969 June 25 [audio] 1969-06-12, 1969-06-25 Lattomus, Faith Betty (interviewee), (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...
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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.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_012014_lattomus_walls Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
14 Interview with Theodore "Ted" Pennock, 1968 August 23 [audio] 1968-08-23 Pennock, Theodore (interviewee), Ellsworth, Lucius F. (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Pennock discusses learning his trade, his transfer to Hagley for better wages, his working environment at Hagley, and union activity among machine workers.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82313_Pennock Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
15 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
16 Interview with Aloysius Rowe, 1968 August 12 [audio] 1968-08-12 Rowe, Aloysius (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Cambell, Stuart (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Rowe discusses growing up along the Brandywine and the daily life of his mother and his family, including their schooling, healthcare, and eating habits. He also describes the 1918 flu epidemic, wakes, political life in Wilmington, the development of radio and automobile technologies, and the effect of the Great Depression on Forty Acres in Wilmington. He also recounts his working experience, from his first job at Hodgson's Woolen Mill to his later experiences working for the Reading Railroad...
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Rowe discusses growing up along the Brandywine and the daily life of his mother and his family, including their schooling, healthcare, and eating habits. He also describes the 1918 flu epidemic, wakes, political life in Wilmington, the development of radio and automobile technologies, and the effect of the Great Depression on Forty Acres in Wilmington. He also recounts his working experience, from his first job at Hodgson's Woolen Mill to his later experiences working for the Reading Railroad. His interview provides detailed insight into daily life during the early twentieth century.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81913_Rowe_A_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
17 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
18 Interview with Ann Hudson (Mrs. Joseph Hudson), 1968 August 1 [audio](part 2) 1968-08-01 Hudson, Ann (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Hudson describes growing up along the Brandywine, including the neighborhood and buildings, her family history, the trolley lines, and local businesses. She also describes her education and Sunday school, games and amusements, medical care, and excursions on Alfred I. du Pont's boat. She recounts her memories of explosions and reactions to them.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81513_Hudson_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
19 Interview with Ann Hudson (Mrs. Joseph Hudson), 1968 August 1 [audio](part 1) 1968-08-01 Hudson, Ann (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Hudson describes growing up along the Brandywine, including the neighborhood and buildings, her family history, the trolley lines, and local businesses. She also describes her education and Sunday school, games and amusements, medical care, and excursions on Alfred I. du Pont's boat. She recounts her memories of explosions and reactions to them.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81513_Hudson_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
20 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
21 Interview with Aloysius Rowe, undated [audio] 1968-07-09 Rowe, Aloysius (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Cambell, Stuart (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Rowe discusses swimming in the Brandywine during the summer. He also recounts an incident in which he saved a drowning girl. He talks about his father's death, sickness, crime, and superstitions.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81613_Rowe_A_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
22 Interview with F.L. (Les) Mathewson, 1968 July 3 [audio](part 1) 1968-07-03 Mathewson, F.L. (Les) (interviewee), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Mathewson describes the addition of electricity to the powder yard, his impressions of A.I. du Pont, and his neighbors. He also discusses his childhood, his father's work responsibilities, and his own job at the Hopewell plant in blasting. He describes the intricacies of blasting work and his experiences with the trap-shooting club.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_62713_matheson_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 Interview with F.L. (Les) Mathewson, 1968 July 3 [audio](part 2) 1968-07-03 Mathewson, F.L. (Les) (interviewee), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Mathewson describes the addition of electricity to the powder yard, his impressions of A.I. du Pont, and his neighbors. He also discusses his childhood, his father's work responsibilities, and his own job at the Hopewell plant in blasting. He describes the intricacies of blasting work and his experiences with the trap-shooting club.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_62713_matheson_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
24 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
25 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

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