Research & Collections News
In 2016, Hagley’s Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department made significant infrastructure improvements for the digitization and preservation of videotape. Hagley holds an estimated 20,000 videotapes related to the history of business and technology.
Coffee is usually my first thought in the morning, but I kept forgetting my morning java the week I was at Hagley for my research on the repeal of Prohibition, supported by a grant from the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society.
An incredibly controversial, but immeasurably important Election Day is looming for us here in the U.S. Appropriately, within the last couple weeks, I happened to unpack a Ballot-Box patent model (below). This patent was granted to Willis L. Barnes, of Charlestown, Indiana, on October 15, 1878.
Do you yearn for the days when you could watch your snapshot appear magically before you, only moments after the exposure? Do you still have a Polaroid camera collecting dust? If so, you may be interested to learn about the Impossible Project.
After graduating from college, I went to work for the DuPont Company at the Chambers Works, a plant built to make dyes following Germany’s embargo of those materials in World War I. If you have ever driven over the Delaware Memorial Bridge heading into New Jersey, then you’ve seen the Chambers Wo