Research & Collections News
April 26, 2021
April showers bring May flowers? : Seed Catalogs at Hagley
In 1802, the du Pont family came to the banks of the Brandywine River and built their home, which came to be called Eleutherian Mills. Along with his work to establish the business of making gun powder, E.I. du Pont was an avid botanist who ordered seeds and plants from France.
April 26, 2021
“Strike a pose, Bessie!” Dairy’s celebrity photographer
Upon pursuing a personal connection in Hagley’s collections, I stumbled across the life of Henry A. (Harry) Strohmeyer: dairy cattle photographer to the stars. While growing up in Texas, I participated in 4-H, like many other children from rural areas. My specialty was dairy judging.
April 23, 2021
BBDO: Promoting Progress at the New York World’s Fair, 1964
World’s Fairs or International Expositions highlight technology, agriculture, and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The 1964 World’s Fair, while no exception, did have its differences from previous fairs.
March 22, 2021
Catalyst Collection: Processing Women of Color in Corporate Management
I have been given the fantastic opportunity to work at the Hagley Library in the Archival Collections Department to help process the Catalyst, Inc. records. As a nonprofit research and advisory organization founded in 1962, Catalyst works to advance women in business and the professions.