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Freihofer Baking Company Records

Collection ID

Acc. 686

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
Freihofer Baking Co. Records

Dates
1899-1924      

Collection ID
Acc. 686

Creator
Freihofer Baking Co.

Quantity
3 linear feet (3 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.     

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Freihofer Baking Company was established in 1900 by William Freihofer, president; Charles Freihofer, treasurer; A. Eckfield Davis, secretary and Fredrick Hanson, under the name of the Freihofer Vienna Baking Company. This company was created after it acquired the Charles and William Freihofer Baking Company, located in Camden, New Jersey.

The company's corporate offices and its baking plant were initially located at 24th and Master Streets in North Philadelphia. In 1913, the company moved its operations to 20th and Indiana Streets. The firm expanded its operations in the early twentieth century, opening other branch bakeries outside of Philadelphia.

The Freihofer brothers established other independent baking companies elsewhere. Records of such companies found in this collection include the William Freihofer Vienna Baking Company of Baltimore City, established in 1908, and the Charles and William Freihofer Vienna Baking Company (of Camden, New Jersey), established in 1899, and a predecessor corporation to the Philadelphia firm.

Description of Collection

This collections contains meeting minutes and financial ledgers from the Freihofer Baking Company and its related companies.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into three series:

Series 1. Administrative Files, 1899-1924
Series 2. Financial Files, 1899-1920
Series 3. Independent Corporations, 1899-1921

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Freihofer Baking Co. Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Freihofer Baking Co. Records, Acc. 686, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

In 1920, the Freihofer Baking Company opened a bakery in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The corporate records were then transferred from the Philadelphia office to the Allentown plant. The building was purchased at auction by Howard S. and Robert Epstein in 1971. This collection was donated by Howard S. Epstein through June B. Griffiths, Librarian of the Lehigh County Historical Society, November1, 1988.    

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in April 2015.            

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
Freihofer Baking Co.

Subjects:
Bakers and bakeries -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Commerce – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Financial records
Ledgers (account books)
Manuscripts
Minutes

Inventory

Series 1. Administrative Files, 1899-1924

1                    Board of Directors Minutes          1900-1913

1                    Stockholders Meetings Minutes          1900-1913

1                    Stockholders Meetings Minutes          1912-1921

1                    Private Journals

1                    Private Journals          1899-1912

1                    Private Journals          1920-1924

Series 2. Financial Files, 1899-1920

1                    General Ledgers          1910-1914

1                    Private Ledgers          1899-1900

1                    Private Ledgers          1899-1900

2                    Private Ledgers          1900-1905

2                    Private Ledgers          1907-1910

2                    Private Ledgers          1910-1912

2                    Private Ledgers          1912-1914

2                    Private Ledgers          1912-1920

2                    Private Ledgers          1912-1920

2                    Private Ledgers          1915-1920

3                    Private Ledgers          1915-1920

3                    Private Ledgers          1920

Series 3. Independent Corporations, 1899-2921

3                    William Freihofer Vienna Baking Company of Baltimore City, Minutes          1908-1910

3                    Charles and William Freihofer Vienna Baking Company (Camden, New Jersey), Ledgers          1920-1921

3                    Charles and William Freihofer Vienna Baking Company (Camden, New Jersey), Minutes          1899-1900