Brown Brothers Sand Company records

Brown Brothers Sand Company records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Unknown
Title: Brown Brothers Sand Company records
Dates: 1934-2003
Quantity: 5.6 Linear feet 9 document boxes, 2 oversized 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 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, along with some family photographs.


Index Terms

Accounts.
Advertising specialties--Georgia.
Brown Brothers Sand Company. -- Records and correspondence
Correspondence.
Inventories.
Photograph albums.
Promotional materials.
Slides (Photography).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Brown Brothers Sand Company records, ms3251, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Ledgers

Box
1List of cars shipped, 1934-1940
Carloads loaded and forwarded from AB&C Pit, 1938-1941
List of cars shipped, 1947-1952
Box
2List of cars shipped, 1953-1959
Box
3List of cars shipped, 1960-1961 March
Accounts, 1960-1970
Box
4Accounts, 1963-1965
Box
5Accounts, 1963-1968
Box
6Accounts, 1967-1971
Box
7Accounts, 1970-1975
Weekly Time Book, 1958-1976
 

2. Business Correspondence, Printed Material, and Financial

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

3. Visual Materials and Artifacts

BoxFolder
87Photographs-Family
8Photographs-Family/Employees
9Photographs-Sand pit, 1973-1979
10Photographs-Brown Brothers Sand Company, undated
Box
9Photograph album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, 1925-1993
Box
10Photograph album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, 1980-1988
Box
11Slides in slide tray, unlabeled
Film (4) labeled "Sand"
Travel mug
Plastic cups (2)
Calendars (2)
Notebook
Letter openers (2)
Ballpoint pens (2)
Key chains (3)
Pocketknife/tools (2)