The du Ponts and the University of Delaware
By Carol Hoffecker
Familiar Relations: The du Ponts and the University of Delaware, a 56-page, perfect-bound book, lavishly illustrated with rare historical photographs can be purchased for $20.
Available at the University of Delaware Bookstore, Perkins Student Center, and campus shop, Trabant University Center, Newark, DE 19716, telephone (302)831-2637, or via the World Wide Web at: http://www.udel.edu/bookstore
Many of America's great families have created or supported institutions of higher education. This also has been true for the du Ponts, who have been generous benefactors to the universities and colleges they attended. The institution that has been most transformed by du Pont philanthropy and has been the focus of attention from the greatest number of family members is the University of Delaware.
This book provides a brief account of the relationship that has developed over many years between the du Pont family and the University of Delaware.
The author, Carol E. Hoffecker, is a native Delawarean and a 1960 graduate of the University of Delaware. Since joining UD's department of History in 1973, she has continued to write and lecture on topics relating to the first State. Her most recent book, Honest John Williams, U.S. Senator from Delaware, was published last year.