Guide to the Frito-Lay, Incorporated Company Records
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Collection ID:
Frito Company
Some materials in Spanish.
Collection is in English.
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
The collection primarily documents Fritos, both the company and the snack food, and the family that created the company. It includes the personal papers of the Doolin Family which consists of correspondence, financial papers photographs and scrapbooks. The records of the Frito Company is also found among these materials and consist of product packaging, business papers, sales and marketing materials, company newsletters, newspaper clippings, interviews

This collection is divided into six series.
Series 1: Doolin Family Papers, 1898-2009; undated
Subseries 1.1: Charles B. Doolin, 1898-1933
Subseries 1.2: Daisy Doolin, 1927-1951
Subseries 1.3: Charles Elmer Doolin, 1920-1959
Subseries 1.4: Mary Kathryn Doolin, 1952-2009
Subseries 1.5: Kate Irwin, 1915-2009
Subseries 1.6: Photographs, undated
Series 2: Frito Company Records, 1902-2008; 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, undated
Series 5: Other Materials, undated
Series 6: Research Files, 1902-1961

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical

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