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# Title Date(s) Contributor(s) Description Collection ID Hagley ID Collection
1 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 June 6 [audio](part 4) 1968-06-06 Reed, Luther D. (interviewee), Heacock, Walter J. (interviewer), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Reed describes the Hopewell plant in detail, his job responsibilities regarding labor and payroll, DuPont during World War I and the closure of the Hopewell plant, and the acquisitions of other companies. Reed focuses on his sales, managerial, and personnel work for DuPont. He also describes his experience at the Arlington plant and his eventual promotion to service superintendent at the Rayon Company and later move to Wilmington. He also touches on unionization in the industry.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82713_Reed_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
2 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 28 [audio](part 1) 1968-05-28 Reed, Luther D. (interviewee), Heacock, Walter J. (interviewer), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Reed describes his early working career with DuPont in the dynamite plant in Gibbstown, his movement to the Hopewell, Virginia plant, the beginnings of DuPont's values regarding safety, and the introduction of on-site medical care. He also discusses the typical plant working environment and the challenges he faced at the Hopewell plant.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72313_Reed_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
3 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 28 [audio](part 2) 1968-05-28 Reed, Luther D. (interviewee), Heacock, Walter J. (interviewer), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Reed describes his early working career with DuPont in the dynamite plant in Gibbstown, his movement to the Hopewell, Virginia plant, the beginnings of DuPont's values regarding safety, and the introduction of on-site medical care. He also discusses the typical plant working environment and the challenges he faced at the Hopewell plant.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72413_Reed_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
4 Interview with Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 29 [audio](part 3) 1968-05-29 Reed, Luther D. (interviewee), Heacock, Walter J. (interviewer), Monigle, Joseph P. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Reed describes in detail the planning and execution behind the 150th anniversary celebration of the DuPont company as well as his role as director of these events. He also describes the efforts of du Pont family members in planning, including Louise du Pont Crowninshield. He also describes his role as the director of the Hagley Foundation, including the building the museum and library, the selection of the trustees, and the development of the by-laws.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_72413_Reed_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
5 Interview with William Stewart Allmond, 1969 July 3 [audio] (part 2) 1969-07-03 Allmond, William Stewart (interviewee), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Allmond's interviews detail the work environment at the Wilmington plant site in the early 1900s until the 1940s; various markets for car wheels; the expansion of the company and acquisition of Morton Poole Company and Nazel Engineering Works; and the effects of the Great Depression on Lobdell, which led to the company's purchase by Walter Lippincott and the United Engineering and Foundry Company in the late 1940s.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71013_Allmond_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 Interview with William Stewart Allmond, 1969 June 10 [audio] (part 1) 1969-06-10 Allmond, William Stewart (interviewee), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Allmond's interviews detail the work environment at the Wilmington plant site in the early 1900s until the 1940s; various markets for car wheels; the expansion of the company and acquisition of Morton Poole Company and Nazel Engineering Works; and the effects of the Great Depression on Lobdell, which led to the company's purchase by Walter Lippincott and the United Engineering and Foundry Company in the late 1940s.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7913_Allmond_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley