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Dupont Laundry

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Reel 5919, Frame 782
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Prentiss Taylor papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Prentiss Taylor papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-taylpren-ref582

Dupont, Jacques

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1950-1967
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref9580

DuPont Circle Fountain [sculpture] / (photographed by Bernie Cleff)

Title:
Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont Memorial Fountain [sculpture] / (photographed by Bernie Cleff)
Samuel F. DuPont Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Bernie Cleff)
Artist:
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Photographer:
Cleff, Bernie 1927-  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Commissioned 1917. Installed 1920. Dedicated May 17, 1921
Topic:
Homage--DuPont, Samuel Francis  Search this
Allegory--Place--Seas  Search this
Allegory--Element--Extraterrestrial  Search this
Allegory--Place--Winds  Search this
Allegory--Place--Vigilance  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Animal--Dolphin  Search this
Animal--Bird--Gull  Search this
Object--Other--Globe  Search this
Architecture--Boat  Search this
Image number:
CLE C0000012
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_129344

DuPont Nylon Collection

Creator:
DuPont (E. I.) de Nemours & Company  Search this
Names:
DuPont, Eleuthere Irenee  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (4 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Memorandums
Photographs
Bulletins
Date:
1939-1977
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.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; a 25th anniversary book on nylon; World War II Christmas card of the Nylon Division of Dupont; pamphlets describing the wartime uses of nylon; technical reprints, a cartoon and a plant magazine about the Martinsville, Virginia nylon plant, 1941-1946; an employee handbook, Dupont Nylon Division, circa 1940; newsclippings and historical material for the Chattanooga plant, 1948; news clippings, initial production orders for nylon and typescript on uses and manufacture of nylon at Seaford plant, 1939-1947; publications concerning Delrin Acetal Resins; and photographs of machines for making nylon plastics of the Washington Works, 1947, with a letter from 1977 explaining this material.
Arrangement:
Collection materials are divided into three series.

Series 1: Nylon Production, 1939-1948

Subseries 1.1:Seaford, Delaware Plant, 1939-1940

Subseries 1.2: Martinsville, Virginia, 1941-1946

Subseries 1.3: Chattanooga, Tennessee Plant, 1948

Subseries 1.4: Nylon in War, circa 1942-1945

Subseries 1.5: Photographs, 1940-1977

Series 2: Publications, 1940-1963

Subseries 2.1: Dupont Public Relations Department, 1940-1963

Subseries 2.2:Technical Reprints, News clippings and Magazine Articles About Nylon, 1940-1945

Series 3: "Delrin" Acetal Resin, 1957-1962
Biographical / Historical:
The E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company was founded on July 19, 1802, by Eleuthere Irenee DuPont on Brandywine Creek for the purpose of manufacturing gunpowder. In 1804 the first DuPont powder went on public sale. In 1902 a new corporation was formed by three great grandsons of the founder, to more effectively compete with the changing technical field and the expanding scale and complexity of business.

During the twentieth century the corporation moved into the research and manufacture of thousands of products and processes, and consequently developed and expanded within many markets. Synthetic fibers is one of a family of products of the Dupont Corporation. In 1930, Dr. Wallace H. Carothers, working with Dr. J.W. Hill in DuPont's Fundamental Research Laboratory at Wilmington, produced the first synthetic fiber forming "superpolymer." This was the forerunner of nylon.

In 1938, the development of nylon was announced. It's first use was in brush bristles. Hosiery filaments were developed in 1939, and offered commercially in 1940. In 1941, nylon was applied to the molding industry. From l942 to 1944, nylon production was allocated completely to war uses. The best known outgrowth of the company's resarch progress, nylon is one of the most important developments in Dupont's long history. It was the result of the chemical industry's first large scale fundamental research program. And it proved to be the first of a whole family of synthetics for consumer consumption. The product was bought into commercial production at a new plant in Seaford, Delaware.

No other major chemical development had the spontaneous reception accorded to nylon. It not only changed the hosiery market but was soon developed into a multiplicity of textile applications including: tooth brushes, hair brushes, household brushes, tennis racquet strings, catheters, surgical sutures, fishing leader material, musical strings, wire insulation, self lubricating bearings for machinery, umbrellas, undergarments, shower curtains, parachutes, and rope.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Electric insulators and insulation -- Nylon  Search this
Gunpowder  Search this
Nylon  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic & industrial aspects -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings -- 20th century
Memorandums
Photographs -- 20th century
Bulletins
Citation:
DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0007
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DuPont Nylon Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0007
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Dupont Theatre Art Gallery

Collection Creator:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Reel 5919, Frame 784-787
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1949-1954
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Collection Rights:
The Prentiss Taylor papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Prentiss Taylor papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-taylpren-ref583

duPont, Alfred I.

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1936
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref9578

Dupont, Henry F.

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1943
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref9579

Miscellaneous D: Dupont-Dyer

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Container:
Box 32, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The records of Jacques Seligmann & Co. are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref9604

Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont Statue

Creator:
Gruber, Martin A  Search this
Subject:
Du Pont, Samuel Francis 1803-1865  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Dupont Circle (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1919
C. 1920-1924
Topic:
Statues  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007355 [SIA2010-2015]
Restrictions & Rights:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_291810

Aerial flight : galop brillante / Edgar Dupont

Title:
Galop brillante
Author:
Dupont, Edgar cmp  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. of music ; 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Art
Landscapes (Representations)
Advertisements
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
United States
Roman
Date:
1871
C1871
To 1901
1870-1880
Topic:
Piano music  Search this
Galops  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Flight  Search this
Aurora (Roman deity)  Search this
Goddesses  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_978470
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Samuel F. DuPont Memorial [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
French, Daniel Chester 1850-1931  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1917-1921
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Homage--DuPont, Samuel Francis  Search this
Allegory--Other--Nature  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0006122
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_6122

Collection de broderies anciennes, moyen-âge et renaissance de Mr. Celestin Dupont; préface et catalogue par Paul Tachard

Author:
Dupont, Celestin  Search this
Physical description:
15 p. 72 pl. 30 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1907
[1907?]
Call number:
NK9203.D86 1907
NK9203.D86 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183215

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dupont Products

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet (consisting of .5 box, plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
undated
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Dupont Products forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Dupont Products is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dupont Products, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Dupont
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Dupont Products
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-dupont
Additional Online Media:

The Audience, PFre Dupont in fez + pipe, circa 1956

Creator:
Albert, Ethel Mary 1918-1989  Search this
Physical description:
1 slide : color
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Burundi
Gitega (Burundi : Province)
Gitega (Burundi)
Date:
1956
circa 1956
Topic:
Rites and Ceremonies  Search this
Local number:
Image ID albert_papers_247
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Ethel M. Albert slides 1955-1957
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_291380

Mrs. Alfred Dupont [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Adams, Wayman 1883-1959  Search this
Subject:
Du Pont, Alfred, Mrs  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0080173
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_80174

Watercolors by Alma Thomas (1960), Dupont Theatre Gallery of Art

Collection Creator:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 42
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Alma Thomas papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Alma Thomas papers, circa 1894-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alma Thomas papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-thomalma-ref798

Notice sur Laurent-Guillaume de Koninck

Author:
Dupont, E. du Nord  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. port. 12mo
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1891
Call number:
QE707.K57 D86 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256407

Events, 1937 Elmira, NY, National Soaring Contest; Bowlus-duPont 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross. [photograph]

Photographer:
Wyld, James Hart  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Jul-37
Topic:
Aeronautics - competitions  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A05194
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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James Hart Wyld Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364984

Events, 1937 Elmira, NY, National Soaring Contest; Bowlus-duPont 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross. [photograph]

Photographer:
Wyld, James Hart  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Jul-37
Topic:
Aeronautics - competitions  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A05196
Restrictions & Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at http://airandspace.si.edu/permissions
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James Hart Wyld Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_364986

Notice sur la vie et les travaux de Pierre-Henri Nyst

Author:
Dupont, E. du Nord  Search this
Subject:
Nyst, Henri Joseph Pierre 1813-1880  Search this
Physical description:
22 p. frontis. 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1882
Call number:
QL31.N998D93 1882
QL31.N998D93 1882
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257557

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