Hagley Museum & Library
Manuscripts & Archives Department
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807-0630
Mixed Material 5 p. : 28 cm.
Dr. Arnold Lippert, chemist, discusses strategy at Bancroft during the 1940s and 1950s, particularly the refusal of the Bancroft family and William Ralph MacIntyre to sever their deep roots in the Wilmington area and follow Lippert’s advice to relocate to the South or to dilute family control by merging with a larger company. He describes the role of MacIntyre in rescuing the firm during the Depression, and their later reliance on research, which he directed, and licensing patent rights.