Digital Collections

This collection consists of a vast array of photographic prints, negatives, slides, and ephemera chronicling the plants, employees, products, advertising, and brand strategies of the Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Incorporated). The materials predominantly date from the second half of the 20th century and are divided into five series: Series I. Facilities; Series II. People; Series III. Branding; Series IV. Products; and Series V. Negatives. Many of the photographs are professional, work-for-hire images used for publicity and in-house publications, including the Hercules Mixer and Beacon Rocket.