The Rockwood Archives: A Visual Journey

Take a journey through a selection of photographs and letters documenting the lives of the Bringhurst family during their residence at Rockwood, a Victorian estate in Wilmington DE, and at Kilwaughter Castle, Larne, Ireland.

This site derives from an exhibit organized and presented by students in MCST402, the research and writing seminar in material culture studies, during Fall Semester 2011. The exhibit is based on research conducted by the students in the archives of the Rockwood Museum. These archives, housed in the University Library’s Special Collections, were a gift from New Castle County, which owns the Rockwood estate. We’d like to thank Rebecca Johnson Melvin and Jamie Margalotti in Special Collections for shepherding us so well throughout this project. Thanks, too, to the Friends of Rockwood and to New Castle County.  We would also like to extend a thank you to Aunt Margaret’s Antique Mall, LLC for the items they have loaned to our exhibit.

Students: Mollie Armstrong, Cheryl Blann, Carolyn Clark, Kaitlin Cunningham, William Eatough, Adelaide Freeman, Kyle Herring, Katherine Meinhardt, April Mezzadri, Ashley Painsil, Michelle Plakatoris, Elanor Sonderman.

Professor Deborah C. Andrews