National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 601/Room 1100
Washington, DC 20013-7012
1 cu. ft.; 3 boxes
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. 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.