University of Delaware

FAMILIAR RELATIONS
THE DU PONTS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
CONTENTS Introduction Laying the Foundation The Loyal Alumnus and the Focused Philanthropist
Gifts Timeline Program Enrichment Personal Interest Connections
Board Connections A Laboratory and a Legacy Ongoing Relations
THE AUTHOR, CAROL HOFFECKER'S PICTURE ABOUT THE AUTHOR HEADER
Carol E. Hoffecker is a native Delawarean and a 1960 graduate of the University of Delaware. After earning a Ph.D. in history at Harvard University in 1967, she accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hagley Museum and Library, where she researched and wrote several books concerning the history of Wilmington. Since joining UD's Department of History in 1973, she has continued to write and lecture on topics relaing to the First State. Her most recent book, Honest John Williams, U.S. Senator from Delaware, was published earlier this year. Dr. Hoffecker is Richards Professor of History and also serves as University historian.