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# Title Date(s) Contributor(s) Description Description Description Collection ID Hagley ID Collection
1 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
2 Interview with Aloysius Rowe, 1968 August 12 [transcript] 1968-08-12 Rowe, Aloysius (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Cambell, Stuart (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Aloysius Rowe who grew up on the Brandywine and worked for Hodgson's Woolen Mill, Reading Railroad, and the DuPont Company. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_060413_01 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 Interview with Ann Hudson (Mrs. Joseph Hudson), 1968 August 1 [transcript] 1968-08-01 Hudson, Ann (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Ann Hudson recalling life on the Upper Banks while her father worked as a powder man at the Experimental Station. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_052213_01 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
7 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
8 Interview with Charles H. Lickle, 1968 June 13 [transcript] 1968-06-13 Lickle, Charles H. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Charles Lickle who worked in Hagley Yards. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_060313_02 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
9 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
10 Interview with Clement Hoopes, 1969 July 3 [transcript] 1969-07-03 Hoopes, Clement (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Clement Hoopes whose father worked in the powder yards. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_052913_10 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
11 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
12 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
13 Interview with Daniel Toomey, 1969 August 7 [transcript] 1969-08-07 Toomey, Daniel (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Daniel Toomey who grew up along the Brandywine and whose father was killed in a powder explosion. The interview took place in Stanton, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_060413_09 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
14 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
15 Interview with Faith Betty Lattomus and Madaline Betty Walls, 1969 June 12, 1969 June 25 [transcript] 1969-06-12, 1969-06-25 Lattomus, Faith Betty (interviewee), (interviewee), Walls, Madaline Betty (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Faith Betty Lattomus and Madaline Betty Walls recalling their time growing up along the Brandywine. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_011513_001 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
16 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
17 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
18 Interview with F.L. (Les) Mathewson, 1968 July 3 [transcript] 1968-07-03 Mathewson, F.L. (Les) (interviewee), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Les Mathewson who grew up on the Brandywine and later on worked for DuPont. The interview took place in Montchanin, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_060313_07 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 Frederick K. Reybold, 1968 August 8 [transcript] 1968-08-08 Reybold, Frederick K. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Frederick Reybold who was a newspaper reporter who often came into contact with du Pont family members and covered activity in the company. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_060413_03 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
21 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
22 Interview with George Christ, 1969 July 23 [transcript] 1969-07-23 Christ, George (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Ryff, Allen (interviewer) Transcript of interview with George Christ who worked for the Hoopes Brothers and Darlington Company. The interview took place in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_052813_02 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 Interview with Harvey L. Fell, 1968 June 10, 1968 June 17 [transcript] 1968-06-10, 1968-06-17 Fell, Harvey L. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Watson, John (interviewer) Transcript of interview with Harvey Fell who worked for DuPont, including work on the company farm. The interview took place in Wilmington, Delaware.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interview transcripts on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 2026) 2026_052913_02 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
24 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
25 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

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