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1 1993 DuPont Lavoisier Medal for Technical Achievement 1993 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (spn), Woolard, Edgar S., 1934- (speaker) Program begins with segment on Lavoisier Medal recipients Herman Schroeder and Jake Jacobson. Interview subjects are unidentified. Announces 1993 Lavoisier Awards recipients: Ronald H. Halliwell, Donald R. Johnson and Gerald L. Litt. Includes speaker DuPont President and Chief Operating Officer, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Presentation of medals by Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Alexander Maclachlan.
DuPont Company Textile Fabrics Department videotapes, photographs, slides and promotions (Accession 2011.320) VID_2011320_B09_ID12 DuPont Company Textile Fabrics Department videotapes
2 1998 Lavoisier Award 1998 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (spn) Program includes Lavoisier Award opening for 1998 and interviews with recipients: Lothar Brixner, Jack Kirkland and David England.
DuPont Company Textile Fabrics Department videotapes, photographs, slides and promotions (Accession 2011.320) VID_2011320_B09_ID02 DuPont Company Textile Fabrics Department videotapes
3 Charles J. Pedersen profile 1988-12-08 Schroeder, H. E. (former owner) Pedersen is interviewed about his family and childhood, education and his work life at DuPont. Includes Dr. Herman Schroeder with Pedersen.
Herman Schroeder collection of DuPont Company audiovisual materials (Accession 2010.204) VID_2010204_B03_ID04 Film and Video
4 Charles Pederson 1987 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file (Accession 2004.268) AVD_2004268_P00000602 DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file
5 Dr. Hale Charch In laboratory 1958 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Development of the first successful moisture-proof cellophane film is reenacted here at DuPont's Experimental Station near Wilmington, Del. by the inventor, the late Dr. Hale Charch. The new film was developed after 2500 formulas had been tried and hundreds of tests made. Large bag on right held water for weeks, while control bags made3 of untreated film showed evaporation losses in a few days.
DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file (Accession 2004.268) AVD_2004268_P00001086 DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file
6 Dr. Hale Charch In laboratory 1927 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file (Accession 2004.268) AVD_2004268_P00002241 DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file
7 Dr. Hale Charch, pioneer in cellophane 1924 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) The late Dr. Hale Charch, pioneer in the development of moisture-proof cellophane, working in DuPont laboratory in 1924.
DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file (Accession 2004.268) AVD_2004268_P00001077 DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file
8 Dr. Wallace H. Carothers 1928 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Dr. Wallace Carothers, a promising young chemist, joined DuPont in 1928 as head of a fundamental research program in organic chemistry. Eleven years later a plant was producing the nylon that came from this research.
DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file (Accession 2004.268) AVD_2004268_P00000215 DuPont Company External Affairs Department photograph file
9 DuPont commercial on research chemists and fellowships 1950~, 1950 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor) Film explains the process of becoming a chemist, and the importance of fellowships given to universities by corporations. Nylon, chemical rubber, Penicillin are mentioned.
DuPont Company films and commercials (Accession 1995.300) FILM_1995300_FC251_05 DuPont Company films and commercials
10 DuPont Lavoisier Award Ceremony 1992 1992 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (spn), Schroeder, H. E. (former owner) Begins with "Qualities That Endure," program featuring Lavoisier Medal recipients Nathaniel Wyeth, Edward Howard and Daniel Gintis, W. Hale Charch and Elmer Bolton. Interviews with Jack Belou, Norton Higgins, Stephanie Kwolek, Fred Sweeney and Marjorie Orr. Announces 1992 Lavoisier Awards recipients: Carl John Heffelfinger, Howard Wayne Jacobson, Hein Louis Klopping and Herman Elbert Schroeder. Award presentation follows with speaker Ed Willard, award presentation and comments from the...
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Begins with "Qualities That Endure," program featuring Lavoisier Medal recipients Nathaniel Wyeth, Edward Howard and Daniel Gintis, W. Hale Charch and Elmer Bolton. Interviews with Jack Belou, Norton Higgins, Stephanie Kwolek, Fred Sweeney and Marjorie Orr. Announces 1992 Lavoisier Awards recipients: Carl John Heffelfinger, Howard Wayne Jacobson, Hein Louis Klopping and Herman Elbert Schroeder. Award presentation follows with speaker Ed Willard, award presentation and comments from the recipients.
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Herman Schroeder collection of DuPont Company audiovisual materials (Accession 2010.204) VID_2010204_B03_ID02 Film and Video
11 DuPont Lavoisier Awards 1992 1992 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (spn), Schroeder, H. E. (former owner) Program featuring Lavoisier Medal recipients Nathaniel Wyeth, Edward Howard and Daniel Gintis, W. Hale Charch and Elmer Bolton. Interviews with Jack Belou, Norton Higgins, Stephanie Kwolek, Fred Sweeney and Marjorie Orr. Announces 1992 Lavoisier Awards recipients: Carl John Heffelfinger, Howard Wayne Jacobson, Hein Louis Klopping and Herman Elbert Schroeder.
Herman Schroeder collection of DuPont Company audiovisual materials (Accession 2010.204) VID_2010204_B03_ID01 Film and Video
12 DuPont Lavoisier Awards 1993 1993 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (spn), Schroeder, H. E. (former owner) Program featuring Lavoisier Medal recipients Herman Schroeder and Jake Jacobson. Interview subjects are unidentified. Announces 1993 Lavoisier Awards recipients: Ronald H. Halliwell, Donald R. Johnson and Gerald L. Litt.
Herman Schroeder collection of DuPont Company audiovisual materials (Accession 2010.204) VID_2010204_B03_ID03 Film and Video
13 Ferdinand Hurter, Swiss industrial chemist 1880/1898, 1880, 1898 Litchfield, Carter (collector), Lewkowitsch, J. (Julius), 1857-1913 (former owner) March 15th 1844 - March 5th, 1898
Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227) 2270352 Carter Litchfield history of fatty materials collections
14 Interview with Carl Milligan, 2021 February 19 2021-02-19 Milligan, Carl, 1934?- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history. In his interview, Carl Milligan details the following development projects with which he was involved: methods for determination of ratio of lubricant to antistatic on Dacron staple; equilibrium-no ditch process for staple fibers; beaming process for applying tints to industrial tire yarns; analytical methods for industrial evaluation of epoxy adhesive-activated tire yarns; unreactive...
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Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history. In his interview, Carl Milligan details the following development projects with which he was involved: methods for determination of ratio of lubricant to antistatic on Dacron staple; equilibrium-no ditch process for staple fibers; beaming process for applying tints to industrial tire yarns; analytical methods for industrial evaluation of epoxy adhesive-activated tire yarns; unreactive epoxies for use in industrial spinning; Kevlar staple process; and improved staple finish in conjunction with Goulston, Inc.
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Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20210219_Milligan Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
15 Interview with Charles L. Reese, Jr. [transcript] 1978 A transcript of Cookie Strange's brief conversation with Charles L. Reese, Jr., President of the Wilmington News Journal. Reese recalls Carothers's social behavior and feelings about Nylon.
Carothers Oral History Project (Accession 1985) MSS_1985_01_01_09 Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers
16 Interview with Crawford Greenewalt [transcript] 1978 Transcript of a conversation about Wallace Carothers between Crawford Greenewalt and Cookie Strange. Greenewalt discusses Carothers's personality, professional successes, depression, and marriage to Helen Sweetman. He also mentions Carother's affair with "The Dame" Silvia Moore.
Carothers Oral History Project (Accession 1985) MSS_1985_01_01_06 Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers
17 Interview with Don Sturgeon, 2014 July 30 2014-07-30 Sturgeon, Don (interviewee), Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951- (interviewer), Oates, Mike (videographer), 302 Stories, Inc. (production company), Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation (originator) Donald Sturgeon details his work at DuPont evaluating the properties of Kevlar fibers, particularly for their utility in composite structures. He recounts that while the fiber was incredibly strong in tension, it had relatively poor performance in compression. The peculiar features of Kevlar fibers required that Kevlar reinforced products had to be carefully engineered. Initially, DuPont hoped that Kevlar would find a large market as tire cord. When tire manufacturers opted for steel belts in...
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Donald Sturgeon details his work at DuPont evaluating the properties of Kevlar fibers, particularly for their utility in composite structures. He recounts that while the fiber was incredibly strong in tension, it had relatively poor performance in compression. The peculiar features of Kevlar fibers required that Kevlar reinforced products had to be carefully engineered. Initially, DuPont hoped that Kevlar would find a large market as tire cord. When tire manufacturers opted for steel belts in radial tires, DuPont had to find other markets for Kevlar.

Sturgeon further describes his work in developing novel applications for Kevlar. Because Kevlar was difficult to make and process, DuPont had invested an unprecedented $500 million by the mid-1970s. Instead of one large market, DuPont had to develop many smaller applications for Kevlar. Sturgeon worked on developing and promoting weight-saving Kevlar composite materials to the aircraft industry. He was also involved in developing bullet-proof vests and non-cut fabrics. Through these extensive product development and marketing efforts, Kevlar eventually became a profitable product.
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History of Kevlar oral history interviews (Accession 2014.249) 2014249_20140730_Sturgeon History of Kevlar oral history interviews
18 Interview with Elizabeth Carothers Kyle, 3 July 1978 [transcript] 1978-07-03 Strange, Adeline Bassett Cook, 1917-2004 (Interviewer), Kyle, Elizabeth Carothers, 1907-1983 (Interviewee) Transcript of a telephone call between Elizabeth Carothers Kyle, younger sister to Wallace Carothers, and Cookie Strange. Mrs. Kyle talks about her childhood in Iowa, Wallace's general personality, his love of tennis and music, and his time at Tarkio College and the University of Illinois. She also discusses their sister, Isobel, and the close relationship Isobel shared with Wallace.
Carothers Oral History Project (Accession 1985) MSS_1985_01_01_05 Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers
19 Interview with Gerard Bérchet, 1 August 1978 [audio] 1978-08-01 Gerard Bérchet talks about Wallace Carothers with Cookie Strange. He discusses Nylon and its various versions, including 66 and 6, 10, as well as other projects that he and Carothers were involved with at DuPont's Experimental Station.
Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers (Accession 1994.311) AUD_1994311_B01_ID05 Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers
20 Interview with Gerard Bérchet, 1 August 1978 [transcript] 1978-08-01 Strange, Adeline Bassett Cook, 1917-2004 (Interviewer), Berchet, Gerard J., 1902-1990 (Interviewee) Gerard Bérchet talks about Wallace Carothers with Cookie Strange. He discusses life in Paris, meeting Carothers, and his trip across the Atlantic to the United States. He also mentions Nylon and its various versions, including 66 and 6, 10, as well as other research projects that he was involved with at DuPont's Experimental Station.
Carothers Oral History Project (Accession 1985) MSS_1985_01_01_04 Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers
21 Interview with Helen Duncan [transcript] 1978 Strange, Adeline Bassett Cook, 1917-2004 (Interviewer), Duncan, Helen (Interviewee) Transcript of a conversation about Wallace Carothers between Helen Duncan and Cookie Strange. Duncan served as the Experimental Station Librarian, and she recalls Carothers's visits to the library, the chemists' interest in bird watching, and Helen Sweetman's affection for Carothers.
Carothers Oral History Project (Accession 1985) MSS_1985_01_01_08 Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers
22 Interview with Henry W. "Bill" Bartholomay, 2009 March 10 2009-03-10 Bartholomay, Henry W., 1923- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) In addition to addressing general work history, Bartholomay's interview details experiences with women in the workplace and takes a critical look at the vision of the DuPont Company and changes in management style.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20090310_Bartholomay Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
23 Interview with Herbert Blades, 2014 August 19 2014-08-19 Blades, Herbert (interviewee), Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951- (interviewer), Oates, Mike (videographer), 302 Stories, Inc. (production company), Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation (originator) After describing his education and early work at the DuPont Company on polymer solutions, Herbert Blades recounts his contributions to the development of Tyvek and Kevlar. On the Tyvek project, he describes developing the polymerization process for creating high-density polyethylene fibers after such paper-like fibers had been accidentally created in the laboratory.

Blades details his work on Kevlar, for which he developed a commercially viable process to spin fibers from the polymer. Blades...
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After describing his education and early work at the DuPont Company on polymer solutions, Herbert Blades recounts his contributions to the development of Tyvek and Kevlar. On the Tyvek project, he describes developing the polymerization process for creating high-density polyethylene fibers after such paper-like fibers had been accidentally created in the laboratory.

Blades details his work on Kevlar, for which he developed a commercially viable process to spin fibers from the polymer. Blades describes the three components of the process. First, he discovered that a relatively high concentration of polymer could be dissolved upon heating in 100 per cent sulfuric acid, which is non-aqueous and non-corrosive. The resulting solution had a low enough viscosity that it could be spun rapidly through a spinnerette, a small hole. Next, Blades discovered that instead of spinning the fiber directly into a water bath, leaving a small air gap led to fibers that were significantly stronger. Finally, he determined that the water "quenching" of the fiber occurred extremely fast. His spinning innovations made it possible to spin Kevlar fibers economically and at high speeds.
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History of Kevlar oral history interviews (Accession 2014.249) 2014249_20140819_Blades History of Kevlar oral history interviews
24 Interview with Joe Kurian, 2020 January 22 2020-01-22 Kurian, Joseph V. (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer) Interviewer Joe Plasky asks the interviewee to describe their early life, education, and career history.
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215) 2010215_20200122_Kurian Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department
25 Interview with John and Elizabeth Miles, July 1978 [audio] 1978 Strange, Adeline Bassett Cook, 1917-2004 (Interviewer), Miles, John Blanchard, Jr., 1902-1990 (Interviewee), Miles, Elizabeth Colles Lankford, 1907-1995 (Interviewee) John and Elizabeth "Lib" Miles discuss Wallace Carothers, primarily focusing on his marriage to Helen Sweetman (1911-2000). Both John and Lib express their disapproval of Ms. Sweetman and believe the marriage was a mistake, recounting several stories to support their opinions. They talk about Carothers's general personality, including his love of drinking, music, and cheese, his insecurities, and his focus, intelligence, and kindness. Carothers's work with DuPont and Nylon, his battle with...
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John and Elizabeth "Lib" Miles discuss Wallace Carothers, primarily focusing on his marriage to Helen Sweetman (1911-2000). Both John and Lib express their disapproval of Ms. Sweetman and believe the marriage was a mistake, recounting several stories to support their opinions. They talk about Carothers's general personality, including his love of drinking, music, and cheese, his insecurities, and his focus, intelligence, and kindness. Carothers's work with DuPont and Nylon, his battle with depression, and his eventual suicide are also discussed.
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Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers (Accession 1994.311) AUD_1994311_B01_ID01 Oral history interviews on Wallace Carothers

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