Research & Collections News
On June 2, 1977 staff from the Hagley Library recorded an interview with Mr Willard Wilson. The interview with Wilson, delved into a career in communications that spanned a period that covered the early history of wireless telegraphy, radio, and moving pictures.
Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing into the early 1980s, Hagley staff interviewed 175 people from the Brandywine Valley area in Delaware, creating a phenomenal archive of daily life and work in the region going back to the late nineteenth century. These 352 hours of audio and full typed i
At the 2016 Grammy Awards show, Stevie Wonder issued an earnest charge to his audience: “We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” To a cataloger, the thought of providing access to every single thing may present a daunting challenge. But in the Publ
In 2013, through a generous donation, a treasure trove of industrial design ideas and sketches from Lunt Silversmiths arrived at Hagley Museum and Library. Lunt Silversmiths was incorporated in Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1901.
During the nineteenth century, women made up just 1% of all inventors who received United States patents. Hagley is fortunate to have approximately 80 patent models representing women inventors out of the more than 5,000 models in the collection.
We are proud to announce that Roger Horowitz, Director of Hagley’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, has received the 2016 Outstanding Academic Book Award by Choice for his book Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food.