Research & Collections News
March 25, 2014
The Case of the Insulated Underwear: Dacron and DuPont Brand Awareness
With polar vortexes hitting U.S. cities hard this winter, many Americans are surely turning to the long underwear in their closets with some frequency. What do you do, though, if you have a great long underwear top that keeps you warm and dry, but not the bottoms to match?
February 26, 2014
Library Receives $5,560 to Rehouse the J. Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection
Late in December, Hagley Museum and Library learned that it had been awarded $5,560 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to rehouse the J. Victor Dallin Aerial Survey Collection photographs.
January 29, 2014
Hidden Treasures in the Hagley Archives: 1795 Land Survey Map of Southern Chester County and Northern Delaware
A particularly interesting map has been found in the archives at Hagley Library. The 4.5’ x 5.1’ map was drawn by John Harlan who notated “A map of surveys taken the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th month of 1795 when Sam Sharp was learning the art of surveying.