Cars, color, communications, culture, caliber, and conflict. Some of these may seem more appropriate for spring than others, but all can be found in our April/May newsletter.
In this issue, the Vinson project continues to yield treasures from the automotive past, including materials on the Ford Anglia 105E. Color’s role in “bling” and bathrooms is another subject that resonates with spring. A pervasive myth traversing the internet alleging an early DuPont Company role in the development of cell phones is laid to rest.
Our scholars report on their use of our collections to unearth aspects of our cultural past, including the impact of glass on Emily Dickinson’s “window pictures” and corporations’ early use and sponsorship of music. The papers of the Wilmington Trapshooting Association, one of the oldest shooting sport organizations in the state, is available for research, as are the papers of Lois Herr, whose battle with AT&T transformed corporate employment and promotion practices for women.
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