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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 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 29 [audio](part 3) 1968-05-29 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 in detail the planning and execution behind the 150th anniversary celebration of the DuPont company as well as his role as director of these events. He also describes the efforts of du Pont family members in planning, including Louise du Pont Crowninshield. He also describes his role as the director of the Hagley Foundation, including the building the museum and library, the selection of the trustees, and the development of the by-laws.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72413_Reed_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
11 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 28 [audio](part 2) 1968-05-28 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 his early working career with DuPont in the dynamite plant in Gibbstown, his movement to the Hopewell, Virginia plant, the beginnings of DuPont's values regarding safety, and the introduction of on-site medical care. He also discusses the typical plant working environment and the challenges he faced at the Hopewell plant.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72413_Reed_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
12 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 28 [audio](part 1) 1968-05-28 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 his early working career with DuPont in the dynamite plant in Gibbstown, his movement to the Hopewell, Virginia plant, the beginnings of DuPont's values regarding safety, and the introduction of on-site medical care. He also discusses the typical plant working environment and the challenges he faced at the Hopewell plant.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72313_Reed_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
13 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 June 6 [audio](part 4) 1968-06-06 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.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82713_Reed_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
14 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
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 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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

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