Research & Collections News
June 25, 2014
Video: Black Powder, White Lace - The du Pont Irish and Cultural Identity in Nineteenth Century America
When Dr. Margaret Mulrooney visited Hagley on March 27 to present her lecture, “Black Powder, White Lace –the Irish Community at Hagley” the Soda House was packed. More than three hundred and eighty guests came to welcome Dr.
June 20, 2014
Manuscripts & Archives: Tales from Merino Hill - Wright Family Papers and Their Associations
Last year, members of the Wright family sold their “Merino Hill” Farm in the southwestern corner of Monmouth County, N.J., after six generations of occupancy. The Wrights were one branch of a family of early Quaker settlers in what was then called West Jersey.
June 15, 2014
Conservation: Tape Removal, What a Sticky Subject!
Tape removal is often a tedious and time consuming undertaking. A while back, a 1942 tourist map of Los Angeles came into the lab with just about every fold reinforced with a rubber based pressure sensitive tape that has yellowed, become brittle and shrunk over time.