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1 Interview with Wesley Memeger, Jr., 2020 September 27 [transcript] 2020-09-27 Memeger, Wesley, Jr. (interviewee), Nutter, Jeanne D. (interviewer), Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation (originator) During this interview, Dr. Wesley (Wes) Memeger details his early life in Florida. He describes his family, headed by his grandfather, working and travelling as migrant farmers. He then describes his elementary school, Webster School, and family beach trips to a segregated beach near Saint Augustine.

Memeger goes on to describe his first remembered experience with science, doing pendulum experiments in eighth grade physical science class. He then details his high school years at Excelsior ...
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During this interview, Dr. Wesley (Wes) Memeger details his early life in Florida. He describes his family, headed by his grandfather, working and travelling as migrant farmers. He then describes his elementary school, Webster School, and family beach trips to a segregated beach near Saint Augustine.

Memeger goes on to describe his first remembered experience with science, doing pendulum experiments in eighth grade physical science class. He then details his high school years at Excelsior (later Richard J. Murray High School), both his studies and his participation on the football team. He also recounts an incident during a summer working on a flower farm when his mother stood up for him over the objection of the farm's white foreman.

Memeger then describes how he came to attend Clark College. He details various aspects of his college experience, including his dormitory and his chemistry professors. He discusses the impact that his English professor, M. Carl Holman, had on his life. He also details his participation in a 1961 student day of protest for civil rights. He then discusses his membership in Omega Psi Phi and how he met his future wife, Harriet.

Memeger goes on to discuss his graduate education at Adelphi University, including the impact that being a new father had on his graduate school experience. He then details his hiring by DuPont and describes the three other Black chemists who were at the company when he was initially hired. He also discusses how DuPont used a composite sketch of a Black contract employee on the cover of the 200th company anniversary issue of DuPont Magazine.

Memeger then details his involvement on the Kevlar project, describes the molecular structure of the monomer of Kevlar and Kevlar products. He then discusses his patents and other aspects of his career at DuPont. He then speaks about his children and his involvement with the Delaware community serving on the boards of cultural institutions. Finally, Dr. Memeger discusses his life as an artist, from an early sketch of his son to his current projects and his collaboration with his wife, who is a fiber artist.
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Black Delawarean STEM pioneers oral history project (Accession 2021.202) 2021202_20200927_Memeger_transcript Oral History
2 Interview with Jim Culley, 2018 April 25, edited transcript 2019-03-08 Culley, Jim, 1944- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In his oral history, Jim Culley traces his career through college, the Army and graduate school to teaching to working for DuPont to his final 20 years working for a DuPont medical products technology spin-off. Culley stresses the importance of DuPont STAINMASTER as a marketing success story and the importance of looking at marketing as a career and not just a stop for managers moving up the corporate hierarchy.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20180425_Culley_transcript_edited Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
3 Interview with Thomas "Tom" McAndrews, 2018 January and February, edited transcript 2018-07-12 McAndrews, Thomas P. (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20180712_McAndrews_transcript_edited Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
4 Interview with Thomas "Tom" McAndrews, 2018 January and February, unedited transcript 2018-06-13 McAndrews, Thomas P. (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20180613_McAndrews_transcript_unedited Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
5 Irv Koons eulogy 2017-10 Koons, Irvin L., 1922-2021 (associated name), Johnson & Johnson Medical (associated name) Sample of material from a folder of material associated with the Irv Koons' funeral. The folder includes memorial cards, the eulogy, and program from thes funeral, which took place September 12, 2017. The funeral program features photos and art designed by Koons during his career.
Irv Koons memorabilia (Accession: 2716) MSS_2716_01_01 Irv Koons collections
6 1896 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1896_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
7 1899 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1899_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
8 1902 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1902_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
9 1904 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1904_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
10 1894 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1894_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
11 1897 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1897_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
12 1898 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1898_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
13 1900 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1900_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
14 1903 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1903_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
15 1895 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1895_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
16 1892 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1892_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
17 1901 diary transcript 2017 Camacho, Simon B. (Simon Bolivar), 1859-1906 (author), Stoye, Guy (transcriber) Simon B. Camacho papers (Accession 2704) MSS_2704_1901_01_05 Simon B. Camacho papers
18 Hagley Magazine [Spring 2016] 2016-21, 2016 Hagley Museum and Library Hagley Publications Archive hagley-magazine-2016-1 Hagley Museum and Library publications archive
19 Doing Business Across Borders 2015-11-06 Hagley Museum and Library Hagley Publications Archive 2015_11_Across_Borders_Conf Hagley Museum and Library publications archive
20 Fluvial Hinterlands and Metropoles: Water as a Transportation Medium in America's Early Canal and Steamboat Age [paper] 2015-03-27 Baer, Christopher T. (author) Hagley reference file (Accession 2016.201) 2016201_Baer_fluvial_paper Hagley reference file
21 Hagley Magazine [Summer 2015] 2015-22, 2015 Hagley Museum and Library Hagley Publications Archive hagley-magazine-2015-2 Hagley Museum and Library publications archive
22 Hagley Magazine [Winter 2015] 2015-24, 2015 Hagley Museum and Library Hagley Publications Archive hagley-magazine-2015-4 Hagley Museum and Library publications archive
23 Hagley Magazine [Spring 2015] 2015-21, 2015 Hagley Museum and Library Hagley Publications Archive hagley-magazine-2015-1 Hagley Museum and Library publications archive
24 Hagley Magazine [Fall 2015] 2015-23, 2015 Hagley Museum and Library Hagley Publications Archive hagley-magazine-2015-3 Hagley Museum and Library publications archive
25 Hagley Magazine [Summer 2014] 2014-22, 2014 Hagley Museum and Library Hagley Publications Archive hagley-magazine-2014-2 Hagley Museum and Library publications archive

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