Digital Collections

Records of Hercules Incorporated

496 items

This collection consists of correspondence, publications, advertisements, and other ephemera produced by the Hercules Powder Company, later Hercules Inc. Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the Hercules Powder Company initially specialized in the manufacture of explosives and smokeless powders and subsequently diversified its business to encompass a variety of industrial products, including pine and paper chemicals, synthetics, pigments, polymers, and cellulose. The materials digitized and available here primarily consist of print advertisements for assorted Hercules' products, including Toxaphene, Pine Oil, and Parlon, dating from the 1930's to the 1950's.