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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 James Gamble, 1984 April 5 [audio] (part 1) 1984-04-05 Gamble, James Elmer (interviewee), Lotter, Marge (interviewer) Gamble describes his house in Henry Clay in detail as well as his uncle's house, the layout of the villages along the Brandywine, various taverns in the community, his family history, and his education. He also recounts his childhood: swimming in the Brandywine, playing baseball and football and marbles, and sledding. He describes various explosions that he remembers.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_101113_gamble_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
5 Interview with Ralph Beech Brown, 1981 April 28 [audio] 1981-04-28 Brown, Ralph Beech (interviewee), Tremaine, Dorothy (interviewer) Brown's interview details his childhood in Newark, Cecil County, and Wilmington, his experiences as a carnival worker, the working environment and explosions at the powder mill, and his experience as an electrician at the Playhouse Theatre.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_10313_brown Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 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
7 Interview with Helen Edwards, 1984 March 8 [audio] 1984-03-08 Edwards, Helen E. (interviewee), Wagner, Betty (interviewer) Edwards describes her working career in the powder yards in 1917 and 1918 in detail, including various work tasks, sewing silk bags, the hiring process, various explosions, and how married and unmarried Bloomer Girls worked alongside each other during World War I.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_93013_edwards_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 Interview with James Gamble, 1984 April 5 [audio](part 2) 1984-04-05 Gamble, James Elmer (interviewee), Lotter, Marge (interviewer) Gamble describes his house in Henry Clay in detail as well as his uncle's house, the layout of the villages along the Brandywine, various taverns in the community, his family history, and his education. He also recounts his childhood: swimming in the Brandywine, playing baseball and football and marbles, and sledding. He describes various explosions that he remembers.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_101113_gamble_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
13 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
14 Interview with Frank S. MacGregor, 1961 July 21 [audio] 1961-07-21 MacGregor, Frank S. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) MacGregor discusses various coworkers with whom he worked, how he began at the company, the development of rayon, interactions between DuPont and various firms, and his responsibilities as control manager. He also describes his work in the paint industry, the company during wartime, why the DuPont company built the Hotel du Pont, and his experiences working abroad in Argentina.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72513_Macgregor_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 Interview with Joe Costello, 1973 April 17 [audio](part 1) 1973-04-17 Costello, Joe (interviewee), Ackerman, James B. (interviewer), McKelvey, Howard (interviewer) Costello describes the various responsibilities of his job, the different jobs that made up the powder yard, and typical wages. He also describes his work in the office and changes throughout the company over the years, most of which have reflected safety concerns.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8513_costello_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 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
24 Interview with Anthony W. Grieco, 1988 October 7 [audio] 1988-10-07 Grieco, Anthony W. (interviewee), Scott, Dick (interviewer) Grieco describes his daily job responsibilities in the box shop and his soldering work, explosions that occurred at the packing house during his working career, race riots in Chester, and his life in a boarding house. He also describes daily life in Wilmington, including weekend entertainment.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_10313_grieco Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
25 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

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