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1 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
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 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
5 Interview with J. Edgar Rhoads, 1969 April 14 [audio](part 6) 1969-04-14 Rhoads, J. Edgar (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Rhoads describes the effects of the Great Depression on the company, improvements made to leather products, and employing African Americans. He also discusses changes in the company's buildings throughout the years. Rhoads recounts his civic endeavors, including working with the Boy Scouts, with the YMCA, and with various engineering and nature groups. He also describes how he sought to use the manpower of conscientious objectors, such as Quakers, to serve the country in other ways during...
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Rhoads describes the effects of the Great Depression on the company, improvements made to leather products, and employing African Americans. He also discusses changes in the company's buildings throughout the years. Rhoads recounts his civic endeavors, including working with the Boy Scouts, with the YMCA, and with various engineering and nature groups. He also describes how he sought to use the manpower of conscientious objectors, such as Quakers, to serve the country in other ways during wartime. He describes his impressions of World War I and World War II in detail, including his relief efforts in Germany. He also discusses his own education.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_91213_Rhoads_part6 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
6 Interview with J. Edgar Rhoads, 1969 April 14 [audio](part 5) 1969-04-14 Rhoads, J. Edgar (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Rhoads describes the effects of the Great Depression on the company, improvements made to leather products, and employing African Americans. He also discusses changes in the company's buildings throughout the years. Rhoads recounts his civic endeavors, including working with the Boy Scouts, with the YMCA, and with various engineering and nature groups. He also describes how he sought to use the manpower of conscientious objectors, such as Quakers, to serve the country in other ways during...
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Rhoads describes the effects of the Great Depression on the company, improvements made to leather products, and employing African Americans. He also discusses changes in the company's buildings throughout the years. Rhoads recounts his civic endeavors, including working with the Boy Scouts, with the YMCA, and with various engineering and nature groups. He also describes how he sought to use the manpower of conscientious objectors, such as Quakers, to serve the country in other ways during wartime. He describes his impressions of World War I and World War II in detail, including his relief efforts in Germany. He also discusses his own education.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_91213_Rhoads_part5 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
7 Interview with Harvey L. Fell, 1968 June 10 [audio] 1968-06-10 Fell, Harvey L. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Watson, John (interviewer) Fell describes farming for DuPont in detail, including the amount of workers, the number of barns and buildings, livestock raised, horses that pulled the wagons, sporting and hunting dogs, barn burnings, and farm equipment. He also describes the community along the Brandywine, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and the layout of Wilmington and the powder yard.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71013_Fell_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
8 Interview with Harvey L. Fell, 1968 June 17 [audio] 1968-06-17 Fell, Harvey L. (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Watson, John (interviewer) Fell describes farming for DuPont in detail, including the amount of workers, the number of barns and buildings, livestock raised, horses that pulled the wagons, sporting and hunting dogs, barn burnings, and farm equipment. He also describes the community along the Brandywine, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and the layout of Wilmington and the powder yard.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82313_Fell_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
9 Interview with Joseph Kauss, 1969 July 11 [audio] 1969-07-11 Kauss, Joseph B. (interviewee), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Kauss describes the differences between the mills when Kauss worked there and in 1969, when the interview was conducted. He also describes his working career at DuPont in detail, including his wages, work environment, and the layout of Hagley Yards. He also describes life in Wilmington, including union and gang activity.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022514_kauss Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
10 Interview with Vance Mitchell with Joseph Dougherty, 1968 July 12 [audio] 1968-07-12 Mitchell, Vance (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Penn, Ted (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer), Dougherty, Joseph (interviewee) Mitchell describes his childhood and his parents' hauling business, including hazards of the trade, the introduction of the truck in transportation, and the basic job responsibilities. He also discusses his work at DuPont and at Bethlehem Steel during World War I. He reminisces about an explosion that occurred at Bethlehem Steel, the handling of shells after the end of the war, headaches that occurred from TNT and smokeless powder, and concerns about sabotage. The interview also features...
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Mitchell describes his childhood and his parents' hauling business, including hazards of the trade, the introduction of the truck in transportation, and the basic job responsibilities. He also discusses his work at DuPont and at Bethlehem Steel during World War I. He reminisces about an explosion that occurred at Bethlehem Steel, the handling of shells after the end of the war, headaches that occurred from TNT and smokeless powder, and concerns about sabotage. The interview also features commentary from Joseph Dougherty.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7313_Mitchell_Dougherty Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
11 Interview with Frederick K. Reybold, 1968 August 8 [audio] 1968-08-08 Reybold, Frederick K. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Reybold describes treating politics in journalism, interviewing Grover Cleveland, the newspaper business in Wilmington, and his impressions of T. Coleman du Pont and Alfred I. du Pont, and his resignation after being told not to report A.I. du Pont's divorce case. He the construction of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_71613_Reybold Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
12 Interview with Charles H. Lickle, 1968 June 13 [audio] 1968-06-13 Lickle, Charles H. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Lickle describes in detail his first job at DuPont, including a description of duties and pay, a paternalistic system that existed among the "old timers" at Hagley Yard, pellet processing, an explosion that killed two of his colleagues, and his life boarding at the YMCA in Wilmington. He also describes his impressions of the du Pont family. He briefly outlines his career with Hercules.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7213_Lickle Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
13 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
14 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
15 Interview with Henri Lindsey, 1968 August 22 [audio] 1968-08-22 Lickle, Charles H. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Lindsey describes the consolidation of Repauno and DuPont in 1903, the business during World War I, the introduction of Fabrikoid, his representation of DuPont at the Coated Fabrics Association and the Rubber Association of America, his interactions with members of the du Pont family and other work colleagues, and business practices of the company.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_82613_Lindsey Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
16 Interview with Richard F. Rowe, 1968 July 9 [audio](part 1) 1968-07-09 Rowe, Richard F. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Rowe discusses swimming in the Brandywine during the summer. He also recounts an incident in which he saved a drowning girl. He talks about his father's death, sickness, crime, and superstitions.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7213_Rowe_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
17 Interview with Richard F. Rowe, 1968 July 9 [audio](part 2) 1968-07-09 Rowe, Richard F. (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer) Rowe discusses swimming in the Brandywine during the summer. He also recounts an incident in which he saved a drowning girl. He talks about his father's death, sickness, crime, and superstitions.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_7213_Rowe_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
18 Interview with Aloysius Rowe, undated [audio] 1968-07-09 Rowe, Aloysius (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Cambell, Stuart (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Rowe discusses swimming in the Brandywine during the summer. He also recounts an incident in which he saved a drowning girl. He talks about his father's death, sickness, crime, and superstitions.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81613_Rowe_A_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
19 Interview with J. Edgar Rhoads, 1969 February 11 [audio](part 4) 1969-02-11 Rhoads, J. Edgar (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Rhoads discusses his role in the family business, including price-setting strategies, becoming a partner in 1915, and hiring salesmen and various sales techniques. He also discusses various management practices and organizational skills that he utilized during his time at the business. He touches on United States and international competitors, and he discusses in detail the union movement in the 1930s and the company's relationship with union members. Rhoads also discusses the entrance of...
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Rhoads discusses his role in the family business, including price-setting strategies, becoming a partner in 1915, and hiring salesmen and various sales techniques. He also discusses various management practices and organizational skills that he utilized during his time at the business. He touches on United States and international competitors, and he discusses in detail the union movement in the 1930s and the company's relationship with union members. Rhoads also discusses the entrance of nylon into the belt-making business, government revisions on the leather building industry, and the succession of power within the company.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8913_Rhoads_part4 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
20 Interview with Martin Dillon, 1969 July 28 [audio](part 1) 1969-07-28 Dillon, Martin (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Dillon describes in detail the process of hauling willows, including cutting them down, peeling them, tools and techniques used, and caring for the horses. He also describes farm life at the turn of the century, including the business aspect of farming.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022614_dillon_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
21 Interview with J. Edgar Rhoads, 1969 January 31 [audio](part 2) 1969-01-31 Rhoads, J. Edgar (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Rhoads describes the emigration of his family from England to America to begin a tannery in 1702. He describes his family's business, including the movement from tanning to leather, as well as other ventures, and the expansion of the business to include other family members. He details the process of making leather and the relationship of the company with other area companies, including DuPont. He also describes his childhood in Wilmington and other towns where his family moved, his Quaker...
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Rhoads describes the emigration of his family from England to America to begin a tannery in 1702. He describes his family's business, including the movement from tanning to leather, as well as other ventures, and the expansion of the business to include other family members. He details the process of making leather and the relationship of the company with other area companies, including DuPont. He also describes his childhood in Wilmington and other towns where his family moved, his Quaker faith and missionary work, and family affairs. Rhoads also discusses his education and his entrance into the family business, as well as the state of the company during World War I.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8913_Rhoads_part2 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
22 Interview with J. Edgar Rhoads, 1969 February 11 [audio](part 3) 1969-02-11 Rhoads, J. Edgar (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Rhoads discusses his role in the family business, including price-setting strategies, becoming a partner in 1915, and hiring salesmen and various sales techniques. He also discusses various management practices and organizational skills that he utilized during his time at the business. He touches on United States and international competitors, and he discusses in detail the union movement in the 1930s and the company's relationship with union members. Rhoads also discusses the entrance of...
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Rhoads discusses his role in the family business, including price-setting strategies, becoming a partner in 1915, and hiring salesmen and various sales techniques. He also discusses various management practices and organizational skills that he utilized during his time at the business. He touches on United States and international competitors, and he discusses in detail the union movement in the 1930s and the company's relationship with union members. Rhoads also discusses the entrance of nylon into the belt-making business, government revisions on the leather building industry, and the succession of power within the company.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_8913_Rhoads_part3 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
23 Interview with Maurice du Pont Lee, 1969 February 6-7 [audio](part 1) 1969-02-06 Lee, Maurice du Pont (interviewee), Wilkinson, Norman B. (interviewer), Pizor, Faith (interviewer) Lee describes his high school and college education in detail, the influence of his cousin Louis Cazenove on his interest in engineering, his work for the company in Hannibal, Missouri, various explosions, his work in smokeless powder and the expansion of Carney's Point, his move from explosives to dye stuffs, and the company's international dealings during World War I. Lee also describes his family, including his mother, Alfred I. du Pont, Lee's role in helping his cousins gain their...
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Lee describes his high school and college education in detail, the influence of his cousin Louis Cazenove on his interest in engineering, his work for the company in Hannibal, Missouri, various explosions, his work in smokeless powder and the expansion of Carney's Point, his move from explosives to dye stuffs, and the company's international dealings during World War I. Lee also describes his family, including his mother, Alfred I. du Pont, Lee's role in helping his cousins gain their inheritance, and various family members' leadership qualities. Furthermore, he discusses the building of A.I. du Pont hospital and interactions with his coworkers.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81313_Dupont_Lee_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
24 Interview with Aloysius Rowe, 1968 August 12 [audio] 1968-08-12 Rowe, Aloysius (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Cambell, Stuart (interviewer), Scafidi, John A. (interviewer) Rowe discusses growing up along the Brandywine and the daily life of his mother and his family, including their schooling, healthcare, and eating habits. He also describes the 1918 flu epidemic, wakes, political life in Wilmington, the development of radio and automobile technologies, and the effect of the Great Depression on Forty Acres in Wilmington. He also recounts his working experience, from his first job at Hodgson's Woolen Mill to his later experiences working for the Reading Railroad...
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Rowe discusses growing up along the Brandywine and the daily life of his mother and his family, including their schooling, healthcare, and eating habits. He also describes the 1918 flu epidemic, wakes, political life in Wilmington, the development of radio and automobile technologies, and the effect of the Great Depression on Forty Acres in Wilmington. He also recounts his working experience, from his first job at Hodgson's Woolen Mill to his later experiences working for the Reading Railroad. His interview provides detailed insight into daily life during the early twentieth century.
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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_81913_Rowe_A_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley
25 Interview with Daniel Toomey, 1969 August 7 [audio](part 1) 1969-08-07 Toomey, Daniel (interviewee), Pizor, Faith (interviewer), Scafidi, John (interviewer) Toomey describes the house and the neighborhood in which he was born, transportation in the early twentieth century, holiday celebrations, healthcare, and daily life growing up.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370) 1970370_022614_toomey_part1 Oral histories on work and daily life in the Brandywine Valley

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