Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The records primarily document the presidency of Lammot du Pont (1926-1940), with some fragmentary records from the Irénée du Pont period (1919-26). The records describe the Du Pont Company's transformation into a diversified chemical company in the years after the First World War. Records document the organization of the Chemical Department under the leadership of Dr. Charles Lee Reese. The collection describes Du Pont's research and development program which during these years focused on dyes, celluloid, cellophane, plastics, ammonia, textile fibers, and artificial rubber. The evolving relationship between corporate strategy, organizational structure, research and development is described. The records also trace the company's post World War I public relations campaign during which it sought to overcome the "Merchant of Death" label. Du Pont's response to the Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, and the C.I.O.'s organizing campaigns are also described in these records. ... Read More
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The papers of Irénée du Pont document his career at the Du Pont Company, his political activities, his outside investments and his personal life
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
The papers are a mix of business and personal items. They show the importance of contacts formed in college, journalism, and aviation in Rochford's subsequent career as a publicist. While there are individual letters from the likes of Elmo Roper, Edward Land, Henry Luce, Robert McCormick, Gene Tunney, Herbert Hoover, Lowell Thomas, and Eddie Rickenbacker, they do little more than show the range of Rochford's connections. More substantive are letters from Yale classmate William Benton of Benton & Bowles, who aided Rochford in his switch to publicity
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
J. Howard Pew's presidential files document all aspects of Sun Company operations from 1918-1947. Files describe exploration and drilling, the work done at the Marcus Hook refinery, industrial research, the development of the Houdry process, and other processes of manufacturing. There is also information on Sun's managerial structure, corporate strategies, and personnel policies. Records document the company's patenting strategy and the patent infringement suits that it was involved in
Idaho State Historical Society,-- Idaho Oral History Center
Topics include the Civilian Conservation Corps in Idaho. Places represented include Moscow, Idaho
Columbia University
Communist influence in the Farm Holiday movement and Association
Columbia University
Success of Platt publications on oil: Warren Platt as editor, services during World War II, staff reporters, organization of National Independent Oil Marketers Association, efficiency introduced in oil industry by Platt, "privy news," oil price reporting and origins of OILGRAM; expansion of NATIONAL PETROLEUM NEWS; oil on Indian reservations in Oklahoma; PETRPLEUM PROCESSING; Platt's reaction to Teapot Dome scandal; Petroleum Administration Board under National Industrial Recovery Act; reporting oil prices during Roosevelt Administration; growth of oil industry; background of editors at McGraw-Hill
Idaho State Historical Society,-- Idaho Oral History Center
Topics include Lormar's experiences in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Idaho
Idaho State Historical Society,-- Idaho Oral History Center
Olson talked about his early years in northern Idaho. He focused on the period between the late 1910s and the 1940s and on the following topics: Prohibition, the Great Depression, the programs of the New Deal (the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress (or Projects) Administration), Farragut Naval Training Station, the 1933 flood, and the lumber trade

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