American Crystal Sugar Company
Minnesota Historical Society
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
140.0 cu. ft. (123 boxes and 2 microfilm reels).
Corporate records of the American Crystal Sugar Company, of its direct predecessor, the American Beet Sugar Company, and of other predecessors, subsidiaries, and affiliates. They are supplemented by historical data and printed materials collected by the company or compiled by sugar industry historian Dan Gutleben. The subject files (1924-1977) consist largely of correspondence, supplemented by reports, statistical compilations, legal documents, promotional pamphlets, news clippings, and literature and circulars from various organizations. They are concentrated in the 1950s and 1960s. The materials focus on American Crystal's administration, finances and labor matters; various technical, procedural, and contractual aspects of beet sugar production; and other sugar companies and industry organizations. There are fairly extensive files on beet production contracts, factory budgets, company gifts and donations, factory closings, sugar byproducts, labor regulation during the 1930s, prospective expansion into new territories, advertising and publicity, negotiations with labor unions, and water usage, as well as correspondence of board chairman Cris Dobbins. Information about Brands, trade names, inventions, patents, etc. found in box 12.