Digital Exhibits

Below is a list of online exhibits produced by the Hagley Museum and Library

Patent Medicine

This exhibit includes selections from Hagley Library's collections related to the fascinating history of patent medicines in the United States.

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Edward Loper : African American Painter

This film is based on a 1998 oral interview with Loper, one of Delaware's most celebrated cultural figures.

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Beer and Brewing History

This exhibit showcases material from the collections of the Hagley Museum and Library related to the history of beer and brewing in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and beyond.

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A Separate Place: The Schools P.S. du Pont Built

The surprising story of the connection between Pierre S. du Pont's philanthropy and efforts by African Americans to obtain quality education.

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Collecting Paper Cars: Z. Taylor Vinson's Collection of Automobile Advertising

A digital exhibit on Z. Taylor Vinson’s work as a collector and the remarkable collection of transportation history he dedicated his life to building.

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History of Product Packaging

Online exhibition on the history of consumer packaging is an ongoing joint effort between the Hagley Museum and Library and the History Department at the University of Delaware.

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100 Years of Picturing the Nation's Business

As part of the 100th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, the Hagley Museum and Library digitized over one thousand Chamber images originally published in their monthly magazine, Nation's Business

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Civil War: Robert Smalls / Soldiers and Powdermen

An two-part online exhibit produced in conjunction with An Oath of Allegiance to the Republic: The du Ponts and the Civil War, an exhibit at the Hagley Museum in 2011 and 2012.

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Dupont Company on the Brandywine

This exhibit covers the history of the original DuPont Company gunpowder works in Delaware.

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Avon Historical Archive at the Hagley Library

The Avon Digital History Archive provides a unique perspective on the history of the company, its sales representatives, employees, and consumers. The Avon Archive at the Hagley Library encompasses a range of materials such as advertisements, catalogs, representative's sales tools, and corporate documents.

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William G. McGowan's MCI

William G. McGowan (1927-1992) was the driving force behind the success and innovation of MCI. He joined MCI in 1968 and immediately pushed for the company to go nationwide with telecommunications services at low prices.

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Delaware's Industrial Brandywine

An exhibit documenting the businesses that benefited from the unique geography of the Brandywine River.

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Building the Lydonia II

This exhibit documents the construction and launch of the Lydonia II in photographs taken by the Pusey and Jones Company from April 1911 to May 1912.

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A Bird's Eye View of the Delaware Valley: The Dallin Aerial Survey Company

An online exhibit featuring select aerial images from Hagley's Dallin Company Collection.

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Wawa: The 45th Anniversary Exhibit

The Hagley Library helps celebrate the 45th anniversary of Wawa, Inc. with this online exhibit of photographs and archival materials from the company’s public relations department.

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William du Pont, Jr.

An exhibit on the life William du Pont, Jr. and his contribution to the landscape of the Delaware Valley.

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Universal Design

This digital exhibit explores the careers of industrial designers Thomas Lamb and Marc Harrison and illustrates the ways in which their work helped to set the stage for Universal Design.

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French History at Hagley

Studying French History and Culture at Hagley

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Conversations on African American History

Interviews with former students and teachers in the du Pont schools for a series of short films on African American history in Delaware.

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