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# Title Date(s) Contributor(s) Description Description Collection ID Hagley ID Collection
1 Interview with Louise F. Poole, 1974 March 4 [audio] 1974-03-01 Poole, Louise F. (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Poole describes her family's genealogy in detail, her hobbies and activities in Wilmington, Wilmington society in the early twentieth century, and daily life.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81513_Poole Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
2 Interview Catherine C. Irving (Mrs. A. Duer Irving), 1974 February 21 [audio](part 2) 1974-02-21 Irving, Catherine C. (Catherine Cooper), 1884-1982 (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Irving describes in detail her relationship with her husband's cousin, Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield, including her interests and personality. She briefly describes relationships with other members of the du Pont family.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8913_Duer_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
3 Interview with Martin Luther Valentine, 1974 January [audio] 1974-01-01 Valentine, Martin Luther (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Valentine describes DuPont's role in manufacturing smokeless powder and ballistics in both World War I and World War II, the layout of the plants in which he worked, the morale of employees during wartime, and testing ballistic missiles.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8613_valentine Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
4 Interview with Edwin Zeuner, 1984 June 26 [audio] 1984-06-26 Zeuner, Edwin Reinhold (interviewee), Lotter, Marge (interviewer) Zeuner describes the daily life of those living in Wilmington in the first half of the twentieth century, including where people shopped, swimming and skating on the Brandywine, typical dress, and normal pay and working conditions in the millwright shop.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_12513_zeuner Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
5 Interview with Catherine Cheney, 1984 January 23 [audio] 1984-01-23 Cheney, Catherine (interviewee), Perkins, Karen (interviewer) Cheney discusses gardening in the community, the layout of the Brandywine villages, the chicken house, and fear of explosions. She describes her family's garden in detail, particularly various types of crops planted.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_92513_cheney_c_part7 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 Interview with Fred Zeller, 1984 June 26 [audio] 1984-06-26 Zeller, Fred (interviewee) Zeuner describes the daily life of those living in Wilmington in the first half of the twentieth century, including where people shopped, swimming and skating on the Brandywine, typical dress, and normal pay and working conditions in the millwright shop.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_73113_Zeller Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
7 Interview with Richard Toy, 1984 August 16 [audio] 1984-08-16 Toy, Richard (interviewee), Scott, Dick (interviewer) Toy describes the family's house in Henry Clay, the geography of the area and its changes throughout the years, how the Toy family became involved in DuPont, and various family members and their lives.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_121113_toy_r Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
8 Interview with Alfred Evans, May 1973 [audio] 1973-05-01 Evans, Alfred (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Evans describes how he obtained the job through his brother. He also describes his impressions of Delaware and Boca Grande. He also presents details about Mrs. Crowninshield's personality, including how she sought to send those who could not pay to school and how she encouraged him to take a vacation with the car.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81613_Evans Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
9 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
10 NADA President Ron B. Tonkin "Year End Report" 1988 Final report from NADA President Ron B. Tonkin.
National Automobile Dealers Association audiovisual materials and publications (Accession 2014.274) vid_NADA_B14_ID10 National Automobile Dealers Association
11 NADA 1989 Annual Convention: Creating a Positive Dealership Image Side 02 1989 Mary Kay Zappia from Salem Chrysler Plymouth of Dayton, Ohio resumes her presentation.
National Automobile Dealers Association audiovisual materials and publications (Accession 2014.274) vid_NADA_B14_ID12_02 National Automobile Dealers Association
12 Energy Shortage Seminar, 1973 October 23. Part 1. 1973-10-23 National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.) (originator) National Association of Manufacturers photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1973.418) AUD_1973418_B39_ID01_part1 National Association of Manufacturers
13 Interview with Reefa Hackendorn [audio] 1989-07-12 Hackendorn, Reefa (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Hackendorn recounts stories from her husband's childhood along the Brandywine. Eugene Hackendorn worked as a time keeper for the DuPont Company and was one of two men who survived an explosion. She also describes the family's religion and the children's pastimes.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102313_hackendorn Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
14 Interview with Dr. Margaret Seitz, 1984 June 11 [audio] 1984-06-11 Seitz, Margaret (interviewee), Frazier, Chris (interviewer) Seitz describes her family's history working in the powder mills, her sisters' relationships with members of the du Pont family, her family's home, Christmas celebrations, and her father's childhood.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_103013_seitz Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
15 Interview with Agnes Quinn [audio] 1968-05-28 Quinn, Agnes (interviewee) Quinn describes prohibition in Wilmington, shopping and making textiles, her relationship with her grandmother, the layout of the neighborhood, social activities at Breck's Mill, floods along the Brandywine, and running her tavern. She also describes Christmas traditions along the Brandywine, including attending church at dawn at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine, the decoration of the tree, sledding, and gifts received.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102413_quinn Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
16 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
17 NADA President Ron B. Tonkin "The First Six Months" 1988 Report from NADA President Ron B. Tonkin on the first six months of his tenure.
National Automobile Dealers Association audiovisual materials and publications (Accession 2014.274) vid_NADA_B14_ID11 National Automobile Dealers Association
18 Interview with Catherine C. Irving (Mrs. A. Duer Irving), 1974 February 21 [audio](part 1) 1974-02-21 Irving, Catherine C. (Catherine Cooper), 1884-1982 (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Irving describes in detail her relationship with her husband's cousin, Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield, including her interests and personality. She briefly describes relationships with other members of the du Pont family.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8813_Duer_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
19 Interview with Carl Wise, 1984 February 27 [audio] 1984-02-27 Wise, Carl (interviewee), Bond, James (interviewer) Wise describes his childhood growing up in Wilmington, including working for the DuPont box factory during his summers, delivering newspapers and milk, his education at Wilmington High School, and various customs and pastimes. He also briefly describes some highlights of his working career.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_12613_wise Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
20 NADA 1989 Annual Convention: Creating a Positive Dealership Image Side 01 1989 Workshop from 1989 annual convention on how to create an ad/public relations campaign for dealerships. Opened by Alan Wilbur, Public Relations from NADA. Also presenting is Mary Kay Zappia from Salem Chrysler Plymouth of Dayton, Ohio.
National Automobile Dealers Association audiovisual materials and publications (Accession 2014.274) vid_NADA_B14_ID12_01 National Automobile Dealers Association
21 Interview with Edwin G. Smyth, 1974 January 29 [audio] 1974-01-29 Smyth, Edwin G. (interviewee), Ward, Mary Sam (interviewer) Smyth describes his father's career and relationship with the du Pont family, Smyth's own career and various moves within the company, and his work in construction engineering. He also reminisces about the 100th anniversary celebration in 1902.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8813_Smyth Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
22 Interview with Thomas Dunlop, 1985 April 19 [audio] 1985-04-19 Dunlop, Thomas (interviewee), Bennett, Peggy (interviewer) Dunlop describes floods along the Brandywine, the celebration of the Scottish holiday of Hugmanah, various items in the household, his father's garden, and medical care.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_10113_dunlop_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 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
24 Interview with Harold W. Hocker, 1975 June 24-25 [audio] 1975-06-24, 1975-06-25 Hocker, Harold W. (interviewee), Edmonson, James (interviewer) Hocker describes the creation of the H.W. Hocker Manufacturing Company, including how the company handled the Great Depression, the development of brush manufacturing and the trajectory of the company, and other products that they produced, including bottle caps and aluminum cans. He also touches on the equipment used, ordering materials for the process, and learning how to make brushes. He discusses the fear of spreading anthrax in the import of bristles, waste in the brush process, and...
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Hocker describes the creation of the H.W. Hocker Manufacturing Company, including how the company handled the Great Depression, the development of brush manufacturing and the trajectory of the company, and other products that they produced, including bottle caps and aluminum cans. He also touches on the equipment used, ordering materials for the process, and learning how to make brushes. He discusses the fear of spreading anthrax in the import of bristles, waste in the brush process, and attempting to use synthetic materials. He also describes the machines used as well as other tools of the trade. Hocker talks about publishing trade catalogs and the standardization of brush-making. Finally, he describes the conception of the idea and the typical brush market.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_91713_hocker Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
25 NADA President Ron B. Tonkin "The First 25 Days" 1988 Message from new NADA President Ron B. Tonkin.
National Automobile Dealers Association audiovisual materials and publications (Accession 2014.274) vid_NADA_B14_ID09 National Automobile Dealers Association

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