October 23, 2017
Philanthropy, Profit, and Paper
Paper is the flesh of the archive. It can be so familiar that the sensitive researcher can sometimes date a collection by smell and feel. Light must and cardboard—within the last fifty years. Damp, heady, sharp, nearly chemical fumes—we’re in much older territory.
September 18, 2017
At the Height of Fashion: Hagley Collections Inform Regina Lee Blaszczyk’s New Books on Fashion
The Enterprise of Culture (EOC) was a three-year, €1 million research project funded by the European Science Foundation, and housed at the University of Leeds under the direction of UD alumna and former Hagley Fellow Regina Lee Blaszczyk.
May 22, 2017
Mixing business and pleasure: 'Emotional accounting' in P.S. du Pont’s letters to Marie-Anne Lavoisier
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-
January 23, 2017
Center for the History of Business: Fighting Over Free Trade
The anger over trade in the 2016 elections calls to mind the fights about trade in the 1990's over President Bill Clinton’s campaign to ratify North American Free Trade Act in Congress, the “Battle for Seattle” at the World Trade Organization’s 1999 ministerial conference, and the way free trade