Research & Collections News
November 17, 2021
Museum Collections: A FACELIFT FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY MARKER
In 1951, the DuPont Company commissioned Domenico Mortellito, a Wilmington, Delaware sculptor, to create a bronze plaque depicting the founder of the DuPont Company, Eleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the company.
November 17, 2021
Removing Stains from Historic Paper and Textiles: Don’t Shout it Out!
In the field of conservation, paper, photographs, and textiles are treated separately by specialists who have trained in the preservation of each of these materials. However, items on paper and many cloth articles have something in common: being made from plant material (cellulose).
October 25, 2021
Julius Potocsny and "Mobile" Phones from Ohio Bell, 1966
The Cinecraft digitization project continues. We currently have over 300 films digitized and online through the digital archives. Hagley's Audiovisual Digitization Archivist, Ona Coughlan, has been churning out a steady stream of films since the project began in 2020.
October 19, 2021
BBDO: There’s a Department For That
Like many companies, BBDO has had several departments come and go over the years. Some remain throughout the company history, while others seem to fade into the background. In this article, we will look at a handful of departments that I have found so far while processing the collection.
September 21, 2021
Work and Play = Workday Plan
How does one manage the motivation to toil and the impulse to enjoy the daily grind? This is a paradox I sometimes ponder in a profession that both demands focus and offers diversion. As a child of the Mary Poppins era, I still believe that “in every job that must be done, there is an element o