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Frito Company Records, 1924-1961

Creator:
Frito Company
Doolin, Charles Elmer 1903-1959
Donor:
Doolin, Kaleta
Creators:
Doolin Family
Subject:
Frito-Lay, Inc
Physical description:
5.6 cu. ft. : 9 boxes
Type:
Address books
Collection descriptions
Books
Business records
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Newsletters
Packaging
Photograph albums
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1924
1924-1961
20th century
Notes:
The Fritos snack food was developed in 1932 when Charles Elmer Doolin of San Antonio, Texas, bought a corn chip recipe and began delivering the chips to local stores. He later moved the enterprise to Dallas, hired sales people and delivery trucks, and started advertising. In 1961, Doolin's company merged with potato chip manufacuter H.W. Lay and Company, creating Frito-Lay.
Summary:
Archival materials documenting Charles Elmer Doolin and the Doolin Family, their development of the Fritos snack food, and the Fritos Company. The papers include books, correspondence, business and financial papers, a print, product packaging, photographs and photograph albums, scrapbooks, printed materials including company newsletters, clippings, recipes, letters, an address book, and miscellaneous other papers.
Cite as:
Frito Company Records, 1924-1961, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Ethnic food industry
Family-owned business enterprises
Food
Snack foods
Local number:
2012.3048 (NMAH Acc.)
2012.3049 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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