Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution)
DuPont, Eleuthere Irenee
1 cu. ft
Mixed archival materials
Brandywine Creek (Del.)
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.
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.
DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History