Brown Brothers Sand Company records

Brown Brothers Sand Company records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Brown Brothers Sand Company records
Dates: 1934-2003
Quantity: 5.6 Linear feet (9 document boxes, 2 flat boxes)
Coll. Number: ms3251

Biographical/Historical Note

Brown Brothers Sand Company (located in Howard, Georgia), was started in 1903 as the result of a prank by brothers John, O.C., Rod, Lewis, and William Brown. In later years the company was operated by Carl Brown and his son Steve.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of company ledgers dated 1934-1975 containing accounts and lists of cars of sand shipped, weekly time books listing employee names and pay, business correspondence, printed material, and promotional items. There are photographs and slides of the sand pit, its operation, machinery, and employees. There are also some family photographs.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Accounts
Advertising specialties--Georgia.
Brown Brothers Sand Company. -- Records and correspondence
Correspondence.
Family-owned business enterprises--Georgia--20th century.
Merchandise inventories.
Photograph albums.
Photographs.
Promotional materials.
Sand and gravel plants--Photographs.
Slides (photographs)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brown Brothers Sand Company records. MS 3251. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Ledgers



Subseries 1a: Car Shipping Lists

Box
1List of cars shipped, 1934-1938
1List of cars shipped, 1938-1940
1Carloads loaded and forwarded from AB&C Pit, 1938-1941
1List of cars shipped, 1947-1948
1List of cars shipped, 1949
1List of cars shipped, 1951 January-August
1List of cars shipped, 1951 September-December
1List of cars shipped, 1952 January-June
1List of cars shipped, 1952 July-December
Box
2List of cars shipped, 1953 January-June
2List of cars shipped, 1953 July-December
2List of cars shipped, 1954 January-June
2List of cars shipped, 1954 July-December
2List of cars shipped, 1955 January-April
2List of cars shipped, 1955 May-August
2List of cars shipped, 1955 September-December
2List of cars shipped, 1956 January-July
2List of cars shipped, 1956 August-December
2List of cars shipped, 1957 January-June
2List of cars shipped, 1957 July-December
2List of cars shipped, 1958-1959
Box
3List of cars shipped, 1960-1961 March



Subseries 1b: Accounts

Box
3Accounts, 1960-1970
3Accounts, 1961
3Accounts, 1962
Box
4Accounts, 1963
4Accounts, 1964
4Accounts, 1965
Box
5Accounts, 1963-1966
5Accounts, 1966
5Accounts, 1967
5Accounts, 1968
Box
6Accounts, 1967-1969
6Accounts, 1969
6Accounts, 1970
6Accounts, 1971
Box
7Accounts, 1970-1972
7Accounts, 1973
7Accounts, 1974-1975



Subseries 1c: Weekly Time Books

Box
7Weekly Time Book, 1958-1959
7Weekly Time Book, 1965
7Weekly Time Book, 1971
7Weekly Time Book, 1976
 

Series 2: Business Correspondence, Printed Material, and Financial Items

BoxFolder
81Business correspondence, 1940-1959
2Business correspondence, 1960-1962
3Business correspondence, 1963-1966
4Business correspondence, 1967-2003
5Printed material
6Financial items
 

Series 3: Visual Materials and Artifacts



Subseries 3a: Photographs

BoxFolder
87Photographs-Family
8Photographs-Family/Employees
9Photographs-Sand pit, 1973-1979
10Photographs-Brown Brothers Sand Company, undated
Box
9Photograph album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, ca. 1925-1972
9Photograph album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, 1974-1976
9Photograph Album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, 1989-1993
Box
10Photograph album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, ca. 1980-1988



Subseries 3b: Slides and Film

Box
11Slides in slide tray, unlabeled
11Film (4) labeled "Sand"



Subseries 3c: Advertising Promotional Items

Box
11Travel mug
11Plastic cups (2)
11Calendars (2)
11Notebook
11Letter openers (2)
11Ballpoint pens (2)
11Key chains (3)
11Pocketknife/tools (2)