Research & Collections News
June 29, 2020
Live with the Hagley Historian: Samuel Francis Du Pont, Slavery, and the American Civil War
In this edition of Live with the Hagley Historian recorded on May 22nd, Lucas Clawson talks about Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont’s first-hand experience with slavery, the concept of ex-slaves as "contrabands" of war, an
June 26, 2020
History Hangout: William H. Rau, James Zellner, & the Mauch Chunk Lantern Slides
In the Fall of 2019, Skylar Harris, the Hagley Library's Digitization and Metadata Coordinator began a project to digitize the library's unprocessed collections of glass plate images associated with the Ph
May 28, 2020
A Civil War Confederate's Coat in Delaware? A Research Odyssey with the Hagley Historian
While putting together a Civil War exhibit for the Hagley Museum in 2012, Hagley historian Lucas Clawson found a curious thing in the Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont Collection: an item identified as a Confederate coat.
May 27, 2020
History Hangout: Where did all the Strikers Go? by Michael DiCamillo
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 1981 there were 145 strikes and other work stoppages caused by employee/employer disputes. Since 1981, the U.S. labor force averaged only 32 strikes and work stoppages per year.