01/BA.20 Guide to the Brenham Creamery Company Records Brenham Creamery Company Finding Aid Authors: Jaime Janda.

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Guide to the Brenham Creamery Company Records 1909/1983 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Brenham Creamery Company Records 1909-1983 1909-1919 01/BA.20 Brenham Creamery Company 4.00 English Manuscripts Collection of materials relating to the Brenham Creamery Company and to Blue Bell Ice Cream. Administrative History:

A group of local businessmen in Brenham, Texas, decided to establish the Brenham Creamery Company and make butter from excess cream brought in by area farmers. A few years later, the creamery began making ice cream and delivering it to neighbors by horse and wagon. It was in 1930 that the company changed its name to Blue Bell Creameries after the native Texas bluebell wildflower. Butter was produced until 1958 when Blue Bell began to focus full time on making ice cream.

[Source: Blue Bell Creameries website]

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Topical Term: Business
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Preferred Citation:

Brenham Creamery Company Records, University of North Texas Special Collections

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This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

Records are arranged into folders by subject.

Scope and Contents

Materials consist of correspondence, minutes, a list of stockholders, clippings, employment documentation, and papers detailing the history of the Brenham Creamery Company.

Detailed List of Contents id53569 1 Multiple Collections 60424 id53571 1 1 Correspondence and Minutes id53572 1 2 History id53573 1 3 List of Stockholders 1909 id53574 1 4 Employment Contract 1919