Swift and Company records, 1879-1954.


Swift and Company records, 1879-1954.

Office files of Swift and Company, a national meat-packing and by-products processing company with facilities in Chicago (Ill.). Includes account books (7 v., 1879-1880), branch house dividend ledger (1892), financial subsidiary record (1893-1894), branch house dividends (1895), dividend records (1902-1909); Publicity department correspondence (7 folders, 1913-17); Commercial research department educational advertising (12 notebooks, 1918-26); Agricultural research advertising (12 notebooks, 1944-54); meat industry newsclippings scrapbook (oversize, 1895-1899); 5 publications on advertising and legislation (1918-22); etc. Includes typescript of The Economic Story of Meat Packing, by J. Bogan (1942); biographical information on company treasurer Wilfred W. Sherman (retired 1937); and message to shareholders by President John Holmes (1949). In addition is a portrait of Gustavus Franklin Swift and 3 vinyl records of holiday and party music.

3 sound recordings.


SNAC Resource ID: 8083083

Chicago History Museum

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