DuPont and the Manhattan Project

On Saturday, August 3, at 10:30 a.m. Hagley Museum Historian Lucas R. Clawson will return to the Delaware Public Archives to present a program about the DuPont Company’s role in the creation of America’s first atom bomb.

Lucas Clawson
Lucas Clawson

The DuPont Company played a major part in arming and equipping America’s military during World War II. Though better known for manufacturing products like smokeless powder, TNT, Nylon, and Teflon, DuPont also had a hand in the Manhattan Project and the development of atomic weapons. Come learn about how DuPont helped usher in the Nuclear Age. Lucas R. Clawson is a Historian/Reference Archivist with Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. Clawson helps provide access to the Du Pont Company’s historical records while also researching and writing about the Company’s history, particularly during the Civil War era.


The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail [email protected]

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