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Brenham Creamery Company Records, 1909-1983 | Manuscripts

By Jaime Janda

Collection Overview

Title: Brenham Creamery Company Records, 1909-1983Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1909-1919
ID: 01/BA.20
Primary Creator: Brenham Creamery Company
Extent: 4.0 Folders
Arrangement: Records are arranged into folders by subject.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1982. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: Business
Languages: English

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Collection of materials relating to the Brenham Creamery Company and to Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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

Collection Historical Note

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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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 82-024
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Ed Kruse
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Brenham Creamery Company Records, University of North Texas Special Collections

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 1: Multiple CollectionsAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 60424
Folder 1: Correspondence and MinutesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: List of Stockholders, 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Employment Contract, 1919Add to your cart.

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