Friday, September 16, 2011

Hagley Expands DuPont Exhibit

The Hagley Library and Museum has recently revised and expanded its digital exhibition, "The DuPont Company on the Brandywine." The exhibit, which features many illustrations from Hagley's holdings, can be accessed by topics categorized by "People," "Place," or "Product." As the curators say, "These sources provide a detailed account of the nineteenth century history of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the du Pont family, key company administrators and investors, company employees, DuPont's customers, and early gunpowder-making processes and equipment." The revised site includes interactive maps, such as one that details the local sale of powder, 1804-1806. In addition, a Primary Sources page provides links to a selection of DuPont Company manuscripts and archives that have been digitized and are available online.