Research & Collections News
April 22, 2019
All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First World War
My dissertation, “All the Comforts of Hell: Doughboys and American Mass Culture in the First World War,” argues that American soldiers used the scale and scope of their needs during World War I to push army officers and welfare secretaries to reshape all facets of the country’s mass culture.
March 18, 2019
The Marshall Johnson Collection: From Concept Design to Final Product
Marshall Johnson’s collection includes the documentation for his whole design process, from concept designs to production drawings, packaging, and marketing materials. It also includes examples for some of his finished products.
March 18, 2019
du Pont Women and Their Hand Fans
A lady’s hand fan was one of the most important clothing accessories during the nineteenth-century. Not only decorative, but they also had a practical purpose of moving air for cooling. Color, design and style indicated not only moods and events but also the highest in modern styles. There were a
February 19, 2019
The "lost" film of Charles Lindbergh in Philadelphia, 1927
The Dallin Aerial Survey Company collection at the Hagley Library has been one of our most heavily used collections since it landed here in 1970. The collection of over 13,000 aerial photographs were taken primarily of the mid-Atlantic region over a period from 1924 to 1940.