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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 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 Interview with Phillip Kirkland, 1990 December 4 [audio] 1990-12-04 Kirkland, Phillip (interviewee) Kirkland describes his career working with the spray welding devices, including a detailed description of the function of the machine and the origins of the parts. He also briefly describes his working career, including business practices of the company.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102513_kirkland Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
18 Interview with William Henry Miller, 1984 February 16 [audio] 1984-02-16 Miller, William Henry (interviewee), Wagner, Betty (interviewer) Miller describes a detailed history of his family and how they came to America and began working for the DuPont Company. He also describes his father's childhood along the Brandywine in Henry Clay, including how the children would entertain themselves, and his relationship with Alfred I. du Pont.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_112613_miller_w Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
19 Interview with James F. Toy Sr., 1971 September 4 [audio] 1971-09-04 Toy, James F., Sr. (interviewee), Quimby, Maureen (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Toy describes his work on Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield's staircase in detail, the restoration of the First Office, and Mrs. Crowninshield's decorating style. He also describes in detail his memories and work on Eleutherian Mills and Winterthur.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_9613_toy_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
20 Interview with Oliver Collins, 1972 July 6-7 [audio] 1972-07-06?, 1972-07-06, 1972-07-07?, 1972-07-07 Collins, Oliver Ernest, 1888-1982 (interviewee), Ackerman, James B. (interviewer) Collins describes how he was trained as a miller, how his business expanded, the different crops ground at his facility, the process of grinding corn and wheat, different grades of flour produced, and explosions that occurred in the mill business. He also discusses the role of grain elevators in the mill process.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022614_collins_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
21 Interview with Willard Graham Crichton, Jr. and Patsy Crichton, 1985 March 6 [audio](part 1) 1985-03-06 Crichton, Willard G. (Willard Graham), Jr., 1918-1995 (interviewee), Crichton, Patricia B., 1928-2020 (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer), Mayer, John (interviewer) Willard Crichton describes the state of the house after the move and the surrounding area in detail, as well as the changes made to it by the Crichton family. He also describes the surrounding area and the gardens. His interview details family history, the changes to the area following the opening of Hagley Museum, and briefly refers to a career with DuPont.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102413_crichton_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
22 Interview with Willard Graham Crichton, Jr. and Patsy Crichton, 1985 March 6 [audio](part 2) 1985-03-06 Crichton, Willard G. (Willard Graham), Jr., 1918-1995 (interviewee), Crichton, Patricia B., 1928-2020 (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer), Mayer, John (interviewer) Willard Crichton describes the state of the house after the move and the surrounding area in detail, as well as the changes made to it by the Crichton family. He also describes the surrounding area and the gardens. His interview details family history, the changes to the area following the opening of Hagley Museum, and briefly refers to a career with DuPont.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_102413_crichton_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 Interview with James F. Toy Sr., 1964 April 20 [audio] 1964-04-20 Toy, James F., Sr. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Gibson, George Horner, 1932- (interviewer) Toy describes his salary and working conditions during that time. He later made his career in carpentry. In his interview, he discusses the demolition of the mills, his impressions of Louise du Pont Crowninshield and Colonel du Pont, his work on A.I. du Pont's sunken gardens, his childhood in Long Row, and community relations at Hagley.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_020414_toy_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
24 Interview with Mrs. James Hammond, 1969 [audio] 1969 Hammond, Katharin Bradley (Davis), 1910-1992 (interviewee) Hammond describes her relationship with Mrs. Crowninshield as very close, stating that Mrs. Crowninshield considered Hammond and her children to be like her own children. She recounts various events, including outdoor luncheons and trips with her aunt. She gives a detailed description of Mrs. Crowninshield's personality and interests, including her love for gardening, decorating, and philanthropy. She also describes Mrs. Crowninshield's influence on her as well as people who influenced Mrs....
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Hammond describes her relationship with Mrs. Crowninshield as very close, stating that Mrs. Crowninshield considered Hammond and her children to be like her own children. She recounts various events, including outdoor luncheons and trips with her aunt. She gives a detailed description of Mrs. Crowninshield's personality and interests, including her love for gardening, decorating, and philanthropy. She also describes Mrs. Crowninshield's influence on her as well as people who influenced Mrs. Crowninshield.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81613_Hammond Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
25 Interview with Les Mathewson, undated [audio](part 4) 1976-09-03 Mathewson, F.L. (Les) (interviewee), McKelvey, Frank (interviewer) Mathewson describes stone quarrying work in detail, including the process, tools, and his various job responsibilities. He also discusses his time working in the hydroelectric plant.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_112513_mathewson_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley

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