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Pete du Pont records archive opens at Hagley Library

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A collection of Pete du Pont’s papers is now open to the public at Hagley Museum and Library. It includes decades 0f the former Delaware governor’s public writing, as well as photos, scrapbooks, recordings and correspondence with family members. Among the material in the archive are items related to du Pont’s 1988 campaign to be the Republican nominee for president …

Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Pierre S. du Pont IV: Governor of Delaware 1977-1985

Staff WriterCulture, RSS-Culture

When Pete DuPont was elected governor in 1977, Delaware was facing and severe economic downturn, substantial budget deficits, and the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation. Despite these challenges, the DuPont administration would achieve long-lasting solutions to the State’s woes and improve the lives of Delaware’s citizens. Larry Nagengast’s history of the DuPont administration is […] The post Heritage Commission …

Life and legacy of Pete du Pont to be celebrated Friday

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Pierre S. Du Pont IV | CREDIT: WILLIAM FOLEY/THE LIFE IMAGES COLLECTION VIA GETTY IMAGES   A memorial service for former Congressman and Delaware Governor Pete du Pont will be held Friday in Wilmington. The public event, promoted as a celebration of du Pont’s life and legacy, will begin at 2 p.m. at The Playhouse on Rodney Square. A reception …