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The Hagley Museum encompasses outdoor exhibits, dams, millraces and an exhibition building that were part of the black powder manufactory of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., established 1802. Eleutherian Mills is the 1803 Georgian style home of E. I. Du Pont. The research library documents the history of American business and technology and their impact on society. Center of the History of Business, Technology, and Society offers fellowships to advanced scholars and graduate students working in these collections, as well as conferences, public lectures, and seminars.

General Contact Information

Hagley Museum and Library
298 Buck Road East, P. O. Box 3630
Greenville, DE 19807
(302)658-2400
http://www.hagley.lib.de.us/
Hours: Mon-Fri.: 8:30-4:30; 2nd Sat. of month: 9-4:30

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20,000 cubic feet, primarily 1800-1975. Holdings include the records of more than 1,000 firms and the personal papers of the entrepreneurs who helped build them; the archives of the Conference Board and the National Association of Manufacturers; business and personal papers of the Du Pont Company and family. Companies represented range from the mercantile houses of the late 18th century, through the artisan workshops of the 19th, to the multi-national corporations of the 20th. Subjects include northeastern railways, energy development and utilization, iron and steel industries, banking and insurance, clothing and textiles, electric industry, high technology firms and the early computer industry. Also contains pictorial, audio-visual and artifact collections.

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