Research & Collections News
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.
May 18, 2020
Beating the Baseball Blues
The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. It’s base… Well, right now it is just my imagination. Spring hasn’t been the same without the boys of summer, but if you are searching for some baseball while you are stuck in your dugout, the Hagley can help you keep your head in the game.
May 18, 2020
Can You Spare a Square?
Conserving paper in the library and archive is part of our daily work at Hagley. Conservation from an archival perspective means preservation of historical documents. These days, many people may be trying to conserve a different kind of paper, due to its sudden rarity on store shelves. Toilet tis