Brands and Architecture

I am endlessly fascinating by organizations and the buildings they create for themselves, and the meanings they ascribe to them. So I was delighted to see that there is Hagley History Hangout episode on a similar subject – see the message from the Hagley team below.

New episode is available in the Hagley History Hangout

Ben Spohn interviews Grace Ong Yan about her recent book, Building Brands: Corporations and Modern Architecture. In her book, Ong Yan explores the development of corporate Modernism through architectural branding. She does this by examining the design and construction of four corporate headquarters: the PSFS Building by George Howe and William Lescaze, the Johnson Wax Administration Building by Frank Lloyd Wright, Lever House by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the Röhm & Haas Building by Pietro Belluschi. Ong Yan  draws on company archives to detail the relationships between company leaders and architects to communicate their company’s identity and messaging to the general public through the medium of architecture. 

Grace Ong Yan, Ph.D. is an author, architectural historian, educator, and designer. She is currently Assistant Professor in Interior Design & Interior Architecture at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Ong Yan Co-edited Architect: In the Words of the Pritzker Prize Laureates.  She is also an architect and interior designer as Ong Yan Studios. 

The audio-only version of this program is available on our podcast.

 Interview available at  https://www.hagley.org/research/history-hangout-grace-ong-yan.

Recorded on Zoom and available anywhere once they are released, our History Hangouts include interviews with authors of books and other researchers who have use of our collections, and members of Hagley staff with their special knowledge of what we have in our stacks. We began the History Hangouts earlier this summer and now are releasing programs every two weeks on alternate Mondays. Our series is part of the Hagley from Home initiative by the Hagley Museum and Library. The schedule for upcoming episodes, as well as those already released, is available at  https://www.hagley.org/hagley-history-hangout

Hagley Museum & Library Grants & Fellowships

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded from December 2020 to May 2021

Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship research grants is June 30th; we offer longer-term residential fellowships as well.  For information on our full grant program, deadlines, and application requirements, go to https://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships

This fellowship is designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. Applications should demonstrate superior intellectual quality, present a persuasive methodology for the project, and show that there are significant research materials at Hagley pertinent to the dissertation. This is a residential fellowship with a term of four months. The fellowship provides $6,500, free housing on Hagley’s grounds, mail and internet access, and an office. Application deadline: November 15

Hagley Exploratory Research Grants

These grants support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship application is warranted. Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship. Applicants should reside more than 50 miles from Hagley, and the stipend is $400. Application deadlines: March 31, June 30 and October 31

Henry Belin du Pont Fellowships

These research grants enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the collections of the Hagley Library. They are awarded for the length of time needed to make use of Hagley collections for a specific project. The stipends are for a maximum of eight weeks and are pro-rated at $400/week for recipients who reside further than 50 miles from Hagley, and $200/week for those within 50 miles. Application deadlines: March 31, June 30 and October 31.

The NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture, and Society 

2021-2022 Fellow

Dylan Gottlieb

Dylan Gottlieb is a historian of the United States specializing in cities and capitalism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and a lecturer at Princeton University. His book project, titled Yuppies: Wall Street & the Remaking of New York, under contract with Harvard University Press, examines how “young, urban professionals” wielded the cutting edge of financialization in American life. You can learn more about Dylan by visiting https://www.dylangottlieb.org/  Information and application for the NEH-Hagley Fellowship on Business, Culture and Society are on Hagley Museum and Library’s website at https://www.hagley.org/neh-hagley-postdoctoral-fellowship-business-culture-and-society .

Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics

2021-2022 Fellow

Salem Elzway

Salem Elzway is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Michigan, where his research focuses on STS (science, technology, & society) and political economy in the twentieth-century United States. His dissertation project is titled “Arms of the State: A History of the Industrial Robot in Postwar America.” You can learn more about Salem and his research on this episode of the Hagley History Hangout: https://www.hagley.org/research/history-hangout-salem-elzway.  Information and application for the Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics are on Hagley Museum and Library’s website at https://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships/louis-galambos

Grants/Fellowships Award/December 2020

H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship

Amanda Thompson

Ph. D. Candidate

Bard Graduate Center

Seminole and Micccosukee Patchwork:  Craft, Sovereignty, and Settler Colonial Relations

Exploratory Grants

Jason Barr

Professor

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

John J. Raskob and the Economics of the Empire State Buidling

Tracy Barnett

Ph.D. Candidate

Univerity of Georgia

“Men and Their Guns”:  The Culture of Self-Deputized Manhood in the South, 1850-1877

Clark Barwick

Senior Lecturer

Indiana University

American Coffee:  Peter Schlumbohm and Chemex Coffee Maker

Briceno Bowrey

Ph.D. Candidate

Univerity of Maryland, College Park

Biomedical Research at RCA, 1960-1990

Hanul Choe

Master’s Candidate

The University of Georgia

Distant Management:  American Political Development at the Panama Canal, 1904-14

Casey Eilbert

Ph.D. Candidate

Princeton University

Bureaucracy:  A Keyword in American Political History

Bryant Etheridge

Visiting Lecturer

Bridgewater State University

The Tragedy of Taft-Hartley:  Interunion Rivalry, New Deal Labor, and the Emergence of Post-War Conservatism

Gerard Fitzgerald

Visiting Scholar

George Mason University

The Nature of War:  An Evironmental History of Industrialization in the United States During World War I

Kelsey McNiff

Associate Professor

Endicott College

“Eight people of some talent, with so much virtue”:  A Portrait of the du Pont Family at their Arrival in the United States

Florencia Pierri

Ph.D. Candidate

Princeton University

Toys that Teach:  Computer Games in 1960s America

Aaron Van Ness

Ph.D. Candidate

Harvard University

“The Restoration of What?”: From The Persistence of Inexhaustibility in Fisheries Science

Emmet von Stackelberg

Ph.D. Candidate

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Seeing through Silver:  A Material and Chemical History of Moving Images before WWII

Michael Wheeler

Research Engineer

SRC, Inc.

The Repeal of the Corn Laws and US Transportation Investment

H. B. du Pont Fellowship

Cody Patton

Ph.D. Candidate

The Ohio State University

Nature’s Brew:  An Environmental History of American Brewing

2 weeks

Brian Sarginger

Ph.D. Candidate

University of Maryland, College Park

The Shareholder Movement:   Shareholder Activism and Activists in the 20th Century

4 weeks

Derek Vouri-Richard

Ph.D. Candidate

The College of William and Mary

Corporate Semiotics:  Creating US Mass Culture Pedegory, 1890-1970

2 weeks

Che Yeun

Ph.D. Candidate

Harvard University

Science and Self in the Modern Age of Smell

4 weeks

Grants/Fellowships Award/May 2021

Exploratory Grants

Jason Black

Professor

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Representations of U.S. and Canadian Masculinity in 20th Century Seagram Advertisements

Barrie Blatchford

Ph.D. Candidate

Columbia University

Fashion Victims:  An Environmental History of the American Fur Industry, 1870-2006

Bre Anne Brisley

Ph.D. Candidate

Indiana University

Examining Ernest Dichter’s International Correspondence

Ann Charles

Masters Candidate

Goucher College

The Five-Star: Eventing and Event Planning During a Pandemic

Beth DeFrancis Sun

Research and Reference Librarian

Georgetown University

The “X” Trade Patents:  Rediscovering America’s Lost Inventions

Youn Ki

Research Professor

Seoul National University

Employers’ Political Mobilization of Workers in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s

Suzy Kopf

Independent Scholar

Unpeeling the Orange Empire:  The Lasting Impact of Sunkist’s Advertising in the Twentieth Century

Benjamin Leavitt

Ph.D. Candidate

Baylor University

Partners in Design:  The Architectural History of Grove City College

Grace Ong Yan

Assistant Professor

Thomas Jefferson University

Inside the Architecture of Business, Networks & Media

Marshall Scheetz

Master Copper

Jamestown Cooperage LLC

Coopers, Cooperage, and Cask Production at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

Mark Tseng-Putterman

Ph.D. Candidate

Brown University

Transpacific Networks:  Media, Infrastructure, and Ideology in America’s Asia

H. B. du Pont Fellowship

Robrecht Declerq

Postdoc

Ghent University

Saving Private Property:  American Business, Economic Sovereignty and Protecting Business Assets Abroad (1950-1995)

3 weeks

Maureen Thompson

Ph.D. Candidate

Florida International University

Capitalism, Crops, and Cultural Change Through the Lens of the W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company, 1876-1915

2 weeks

Hagley Center Grants/Fellowships Announcement

by Carol Ressler Lockman

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware is pleased to announce the recipients of grants and fellowships awarded July 25th, 2019. Please note that the next deadline for applications for the exploratory and Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship is October 31st. The H. B. du Pont Dissertation Fellowship deadline is November 15th. Here is the link on Hagley Museum and Library’s website to apply…. https://www.hagley.org/research/grants-fellowships.

Carol Ressler Lockman

Manager, Hagley Center

PO Box 3630

Wilmington DE 19807

Email:  clockman@hagley.org

302-658-2400, x243

Exploratory Grants:

Anthony Grasso

Assistant Professor

U.S. Military Academy

Privilege and Punishment: Class, Crime, and the Development of the American State

Louisa Iarocci

Associate Professor

University of Washington, Seattle

Bin, Bag, Box: The Architecture of Convenience

Andrew Wasserman

Visiting Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The Public Art of Public Relations: Creating the New American City

H. B. du Pont Fellowship

Trish Kahle

Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Chicago

The Graveyard Shift: Coal and Citizenship in an Age of Energy Crisis

Malwina Lys-Dobradin

Ph. D. Candidate

Columbia University

The Historical Trajectory of “Free Enterprise”

Sara Wermiel

Independent Researcher

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Railroad contractors and the rise of general contractors for buildings

Hagley Exploratory Research Grants

These grants support one-week visits by scholars who believe that their project will benefit from Hagley research collections, but need the opportunity to explore them on-site to determine if a Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship application is warranted. Priority will be given to junior scholars with innovative projects that seek to expand on existing scholarship. Applicants should reside more than 50 miles from Hagley, and the stipend is $400. Application deadlines: March 31, June 30 and October 31

Henry Belin du Pont Fellowships

These research grants enable scholars to pursue advanced research and study in the collections of the Hagley Library. They are awarded for the length of time needed to make use of Hagley collections for a specific project. The stipends are for a maximum of eight weeks and are pro-rated at $400/week for recipients who reside further than 50 miles from Hagley, and $200/week for those within 50 miles. Application deadlines: March 31, June 30 and October 31

Henry Belin du Pont Dissertation Fellowships

This fellowship is designed for graduate students who have completed all course work for the doctoral degree and are conducting research on their dissertation. Applications should demonstrate superior intellectual quality, present a persuasive methodology for the project, and show that there are significant research materials at Hagley pertinent to the dissertation. This is a residential fellowship with a term of four months. The fellowship provides $6,500, free housing on Hagley’s grounds, mail and internet access, and an office. Application deadline: November 15