Research & Collections News
December 19, 2022
Catalyst Collection Opens to Researchers
The Hagley Library is celebrating the much-anticipated opening of a recent major acquisition—the Catalyst Inc. Collection. Founded in 1962 by feminist author and advocate Felice N. Schwartz (1925-1996), Catalyst is a global nonprofit committed to advancing women in the workplace.
November 22, 2022
Charting the Future: DuPont’s Post War Planning Division and Statistical Graphics
In the early 1940s, while the world was still deeply embroiled in WWII, DuPont established a Post War Planning Division that sought to prepare the company for the war’s eventual conclusion. Peacetime would inevitably alter the landscape of industrial production in the U.S.
November 21, 2022
Brunner Island: An Electric Venue on the Susquehanna
As an archival intern for the Hagley Museum & Library, I recently processed part of the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company collection. This exciting project included photographs documenting the company’s electrical transmission operations within Pennsylvania.
October 28, 2022
“The Eagle has landed” – ILC Dover, Apollo program records at Hagley
Imagine working on a project that was the difference between life and death, and its success (or failure) would be determined thousands of miles away. This was the reality for employees at ILC Industries in Dover, Delaware. The project? The Apollo program space suit.