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
NOTES PICTURE NOTES HEADER
COLOPHON

Book Design by Monroe Givens, Office of Public Relations, University of Delaware.

University of Delaware photos by Jack Buxbaum and Robert Cohen, Office of Public Relations.

Other photos by Larry Albee, Bert Denker, Dixie Reynolds and Alice Steltz.

Historical photos: University of Delaware Archives; Hagley Museum and Library; Philadelphia Phillies; The Winterthur Library, The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.



[1] Du Pont de Nemours, National Education in the United States, translated by B. G. du Pont, (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1923).

[2] Ibid., 154

[3] Charles E. du Pont papers, Series A, Box 2, Accession 298, Hagley Museum and Library (hereafter H.M. L.)

[4] Papers of P. S. du Pont, Group 10, Box 1, file 643, George A. Harter to Pierre S. du Pont, November 14, 1912, H.M.L.

[5] Papers of P. S. du Pont, George A. Harter, November 20, 1912, H.M.L.

[6] Papers of P. S. du Pont, Charles B. Evans to P.S. du Pont, April 21, 1915, H.M.L.

[7] Papers of P. S. du Pont, Samuel C. Mitchell to P.S. du Pont, April 21, 1915, H.M.L.

[8] Papers of P. S. du Pont, Henry B. Thompson, September 6, 1916, H.M.L.

[9] Papers of H. Rodney Sharp, University of Delaware Archives (Hereafter U.D.A.).

[10] Papers of P. S. du Pont, Samuel Chiles Mithcell to P.S. du Pont, March 29, 1920, H.M.L.

[11] Walter Hullihen to H. Rodney Sharp, November 3, 1922, H. Rodney Sharp box, U.D.A.

[12] Papers of P. S. du Pont, P.S. du Pont to Walter Hullihen, April 3, 1922, H.M.L.

[13] Papers of P. S. du Pont, W. Hullihen to P.S. du Pont, April 5, 1922, H.M.L.

[14] Papers of P. S. du Pont, P.S. du Pont to Raymond W. Kirkbride, April 12, 1924, H.M.L.

[15] Papers of P. S. du Pont, Joseph Odell to P.S. du Pont, Paris, October 26, 1926, H.M.L.

H. Rodney Sharp to Pierre S. du Pont, January 1, 1949, U.D.A.

[16] Papers of H. Rodney Sharp, H. Rodney Sharp to Pierre S. du Pont, January 1, 1949, U.D.A.

[17] News Journal, July 10, 1990.

[18] Certificate of Incorporation of Unidel Foundation, October 2, 1939. Unidel Foundation, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware.

[19] Jean F. du Pont to John A. Perkins, December 30, 1964. University of Delaware Archives.

[20] Author's interview with Dean Betty Paulanka, November 4, 1998.

[21] Jay Custer memorandum, August 12, 1998; also see his article "The Henry du Pont and Lammot du Pont Indian Artifact Collections of Pennsylvania and Delaware" in Pennsylvannia Archaeologist, V. 56, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 53-58, 1986.

[22] Author's interview with Dean Carolyn A. Thoroughgood, August 4, 1998.

[23] Update, V. 13, No. 9, p. 1, October 28, 1993.

[24] Jean H. Futrell, former chairperson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, memorandum to author.

[25] Du Pont de Nemours, 147.