Collections & Research News
Recently, Hagley received a generous gift of the diaries of Simón Bolívar Camacho (1859-1906), the great grand-nephew of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator, and the son of a Venezuelan diplomat and his American wife.
A patrician of two hemispheres, Camacho was equally at home in both worlds.
Thanks to an exploratory research grant, I spent a week at the Hagley Library in June of 2016 researching the correspondence of Pierre-Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and Marie-Anne Lavoisier (1758-1836). Hagley owns 143 manuscript letters between the two. While many of them are simple one-
Hagley is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital collection from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) that includes historic publications, press releases, photographs, ephemera, and video.
This month, we're launching a new feature for the Collection and Research News called Video of the Month. This new feature will include a digitized video selected from Hagley’s vast collection of historic moving pictures about the history of business and technology.
Working at Hagley gives me the daily opportunity to hear voices from the past that speak to pressing concerns of today, such as immigration. Recently I processed a box of mid-20th century publications collected by a retired National Park Service historian.