September 18, 2015
A German Box of Color
Doing research at an archive is sometimes like playing detective. You’ll come across a document or an object which seems rather mysterious - a simple description, undated and looking rather irrelevant for your topic. But it catches your attention and will stick in your mind like an open case.
March 3, 2015
History of the National Foreign Trade Council published
“There would be no American nation without foreign trade” declares the opening line in the just-published 50,000 word history of the National Foreign Trade Council, The NFTC Story, 1914-2014. It was published in conjunction with the organization’s 100th anniversary and is based on the ex
November 24, 2014
Discovering Sunoco Oil Executive Howard Pew's Soft Spot for Poetry
Sunoco Oil executive J. Howard Pew (pictured) had a soft spot for poetry. From the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s, he kept a folder in his personal papers for snippets of verse. Admirers sent poems to him, as did friends in business.
June 25, 2014
Video: Black Powder, White Lace - The du Pont Irish and Cultural Identity in Nineteenth Century America
When Dr. Margaret Mulrooney visited Hagley on March 27 to present her lecture, “Black Powder, White Lace –the Irish Community at Hagley” the Soda House was packed. More than three hundred and eighty guests came to welcome Dr.