A Guide to the National Biscuit Company Photograph, n.d. National Biscuit Company Photograph Ms2017-018

A Guide to the National Biscuit Company Photograph, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-018


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-018
Title
National Biscuit Company Photograph, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
National Biscuit Company
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a single black and white photograph of a group of National Biscuit Company salesman and delivery drivers posed outside of a factory. Most of the men are carrying cracker display units and the trucks in the background are advertising Uneeda Biscuits. The photograph is not dated.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from National Biscuit Company Photograph must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: National Biscuit Company Photograph, Ms2017-018, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The National Biscuit Company Photograph was purchased by Special Collections in February 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the National Biscuit Company Photograph was completed in June 2017.


Historical Note

Founded in 1898, the National Biscuit Company was the product of a merger among the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Company, the New York Biscuit Company, and the United States Baking Company. The new conglomerate consisted of one hundred-fourteen bakeries across the United States and was headquartered in New York City.

Though the name "Nabisco" was first used as the name for a specific product introduced in 1901 (a sugar wafer), and was used within the company at least as early as the 1930s (likely sooner), the corporate name was not shortened to Nabisco, Inc. until 1971.

In 1981, Nabisco merged with Standard Brands, Inc., which later became part of R. J. Reynolds. It has since become part of several more mergers and separations. It is currently a subsidiary of Mondelēz International.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single black and white photograph of a group of National Biscuit Company salesman and delivery drivers posed outside of a factory. Most of the men are carrying cracker display units and the trucks in the background are advertising Uneeda Biscuits. The photograph is not dated.

Related Material

Culinary Pamphlet Collection (Ms2011-002), especially Box 2, Folder 42. Finding aid available online.
National Biscuit Company Salesman's Collection (Ms2017-017). Finding aid available online.
National Biscuit Company Package Catalog (Ms2017-019). Finding aid available online.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Food and Drink
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Photographs
  • Corporate Names:

  • National Biscuit Company

Contents List

Folder 1
Photograph