Guide to the Frito-Lay, Incorporated Company Records
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Collection ID:
Frito Company
1898-2009, undated
Collection is in
. Some materials in
Physical Description:
4 Cubic feet
The collection consists of materials that document the activities of the Doolin family and the Frito Company. Personal and business correspondence, photographs, financial papers, scrapbooks, product packaging, advertisements, company newsletters and clippings are included among these materials.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection of materials relating to Frito-Lay, Incorporated's manufacturing, marketing, and selling of the snack food Fritos. The papers are particularly important in documenting the history of the company, employee relations, and community activities. The personal papers and business records of the Doolin family can also be found among the materials. Materials include photographs, correspondence, property documents, annual reports, patents, financial records, recipe books, product packaging, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, interview transcripts, menus, company newsletters, advertising, and scrapbooks. The collection is arranged into six series: Series 1, Doolin family papers, Series 2, Frito Company records, Series 3, Rio Vista Farm records, Series 4, Scrapbooks, Series 5, Other materials, and Series 6, Research files.

This collection is divided into six series.
Series 1: Doolin Family Papers, 1898-2009, undated
Subseries 1.1, Charles Bernard Doolin, 1898-1933
Subseries 1.2, Daisy Dean Doolin, 1927-1951
Subseries 1.3, Charles Elmer Doolin, 1920-1959
Subseries 1.4, Mary Kathryn "Kitty" Coleman Doolin, 1952-2009
Subseries 1.5, Kate Irwin, 1915-2009
Subseries 1.6, Photographs and Artwork, undated
Series 2, Frito Company Records, 1934-2008, undated
Subseries 2.1, Background Materials, 1934-2008, undated
Subseries 2.2, Company Files, 1941-1993, undated
Subseries 2.3, Sales and Marketing, 1939, undated
Series 3, Rio Vista Farm Records, 1948-1965
Series 4, Scrapbooks, 1951, undated
Series 5, Other Materials, undated
Series 6, Reference Books, 1902-1958, undated

Processing Information
Processed by Vanessa Broussard- Simmons, supervisory archivist, July, 2012
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated by Kaleta Doolin in 2011 and 2012.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Frito Company Records, 1892-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012