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    DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977.
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    DuPont (E. I.) de Nemours & Company (creator).
    DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977.
    Phy. Description: 
    1 cu. ft.
    3 boxes.
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    The E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Company was founded July 19, 1802 by Eleuthere Irenee DuPont on Brandywine Creek to manufacture gunpowder. From this beginning the company engaged in the research, development and manufacture of a variety of products, including synthetic materials such as nylon, announced in 1938.
    Scope and Content: 
    Promotional booklets and pamphlets, 1940-1963, regarding nylon; catalogues on the industrial use of nylon; 25th anniversary book on nylon; photographs, and a variety of other documents. Includes memo to DuPont employees concerning the company's wartime involvement in the development of the atomic bomb.
    Divided into three series: (1) Nylon Production, 1939-1977; (2) Promotional Booklets, Technical Reprints and Magazine Articles, 1940-1963; (3) "Delrin" Acetal Resin, 1957-1962.
    Transferred from the Division of Physical Sciences, 4/5/83.
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    DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    World War, 1939-1945
    Atomic bomb
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Seaford (Del.)
    Brandywine Creek (Del.)
    DuPont, Eleuthere Irenee
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution) (collector).
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    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0007Add Copy to MyList

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