Research & Collections News
April 18, 2016
Manuscripts and Archives: Philadelphia Map Society Visit
The Philadelphia Map Society visited the Hagley Library on April 9 and viewed a display of maps from the Manuscripts and Archives Department. The maps ranged from early nineteenth-century property documents to twentieth century transportation routes, and urban planning studies.
April 13, 2016
Mystery Object - Gunpowder Thermometers
Sometimes, objects in our collection are a little mysterious. They can be mysterious because we can’t say who made them, or what material they are made of, or because we may not know who used them or how they were used. Our staff do the best they can to research the objects in our collection, but many of them remain to be researched. This brings us to this week’s topic: gunpowder thermometers.
March 22, 2016
Dr. Jeanne Nutter Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Oral History Work
Lifelong Wilmington resident Dr. Jeanne Nutter has won a lifetime achievement award for her work in oral history. The Forest Pogue Award, given by Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region, will be presented at OHMAR's annual meeting, April 14 at the Hagley Museum and Library Soda House, accessible through the Buck Road entrance.
March 11, 2016
Radio Preservation Task Force
Like many of you, I listen to the radio every morning while getting ready for work, on my commute in both directions, occasionally at work, and while cooking dinner. On average I listen to five hours of radio a day, which is five times the amount of television I watch (and I really like watching television).