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DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977

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Creator:
DuPont (E. I.) de Nemours & Company
Collector:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution)
Subject:
DuPont, Eleuthere Irenee
Physical description:
1 cu. ft
3 boxes
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Seaford (Del.)
Brandywine Creek (Del.)
Date:
1939
1939-1977
Notes:
The E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Company was founded July 19, 1802 by Eleuthere Irenee DuPont on Brandywine Creek to manufacture gunpowder. From this beginning the company engaged in the research, development and manufacture of a variety of products, including synthetic materials such as nylon, announced in 1938.
Summary:
Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.
Cite as:
DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945
Atomic bomb
Nylon
Chemistry
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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