Brown, Claude H 1985-01-28

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Claude Brown discusses his career in the dairy industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Claude H. Brown

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Date: January 28, 1985

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background in dairy industry, Childhood job, Future Farmers of America, Texas Tech University, Tech Dairy operation, Delivery system, Customers served, Ice cream, Job with Banner Creamery, Midland, Texas; 1937, Problems, Location, Farming district, Plant operations, Service contracts, Volume, Packaging, Day to day routine, Homogenization, Milk supply, Reason for moving to Midland, Quality of Tech education, Banner label, Joke, Banner operations (again), Delivery, Job title, Equipment, Building design, Bottling, Products distributed, Cooling tower (again), Brine tank

Tape 1, Side 2: Servicing military base, Pasteurization, Banner operation (again), Plant sanitation, Anecdote: Contaminated, Silage fed to cattle, Anecdote, Dairying on the Plains/1930s, Farmers dependence upon dairying income, Changes wrought by irrigation, Return to Lubbock, Reasons for return, Furr's creamery; Lubbock, Texas, Butter production in Lubbock, 1943-1946, Competition, Butter far wars, Processing of butter, Packaging, Salt content of butter, Labeling, Federal and state inspections, Handling of cream

Tape 2, Side 1: Handling of cream (continued), Testing, Concentration of dairying on the South Plains, Plainview, Texas, Effect of soured cream on butter, Lubbock as a regional creamery center, Area cheese plants, Consolidation of creameries, Cooperative creameries, Effect of large-scale trucking, Major changes in dairy industry, Mechanization, Refrigeration, Consolidation, Decline of Lubbock as a dairy center, Reasons for decline, Advent of margarine and its effect on dairy industry, Opposition of dairy industry, Consumer demand, Containerization (again), Milk, Cottage cheese, Butter, Cheese, Impact of plastics, Family farm; New Mexico, Location, Family to Texas, Location of farm, Decision to attend Tech, J. P. Smith, Glenn Hunter

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930-1985

Bulk Dates: 1937-1985

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