Stine, J Bryan 1984-10-10

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J. Bryan Stine, a Texas Tech graduate, discusses his career in the food industry. He specialized in cheese and worked for the Kraft Company.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: J. Bryan Stine

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 10, 1984

Location: Wichita Falls, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: J. Bryan Stine, Born: Pecos, Texas, Education, Parents, Background, To Amarillo, Texas (1926), Reasons, Martha Lee Stine, mother, Occupations, Education (again), Texas Tech (1929), Texas Tech (1929), Description, "Newness", Dairy Barn, Dairy program, Curriculum, Animal Science Department, W. L. Stangel "Rook", National reputation, Texas Tech (again), Faculty, Curriculum (again), Stine (again), Living conditions while attending Texas Tech, Tech Dairy Farm (again), Hereford Cattle, Beef cattle, Angus, Shorthorn, Assorted animals, Horticulture Department, Greenhouse, Cotton test plants, Cheese factory, Plainview, Texas, Foreign cheeses, Dairy operations in Lubbock County, Texas, Texas Tech (again), Early days, Campus life.

Tape 1, Side 2: Campus life (continued), Texas Tech Dairy Farm (again), Cooperation with private dairies, Work/class schedules, Milk, Desired qualities, Cream line, Fat content, Changes in desirability, State legislation, Effect on the Dairy industry, Cream, Uses, Creameries, Centralized creaming, Iowa, Transportation, Problems, Central creameries (again), Phase-out (1940s), Butter, Local Co-ops, Benefits, Stine (again), Doctorial work, Ames, Cream cheese spreads, Masters, Butter, Kraft’s president, Stine running the plant for 24 hours, Ames, Eggs, Plants, Sanitation work.

Tape 2, Side 1: Stine (continued), Ames (again), Kraft Scholarship, Career, Kraft, Blue cheese division, Attempts to improve Swiss cheese, New technique, Procedure, Rhineless, Lack of "eyes", World wide effect, Government regulations, Swiss cheese (again), Patent, Legal case, Kraft (again), 1947 study of European cheeses, Stine (again), Cheese research, International Food Laws, Cheese regulations, Stine’s prominence, International career, Kraft (again), Major contributions, Sanitation (1940s), Sliced cheese, Personal nature, Christmas breakfast, European cheese (again), Northern Italy, Switzerland, Blue cheese, Stine (again), Favorite cheese, Legal food standards.

Tape 2, Side 2: Legal standards (continued), Committee of Government experts concerning milk, and milk products, Cheese experts, Cheese, Mass production, Stine (again), Dairy industry, United States, Location, Reason, Cattle, Uses, Artificial insemination, Origins (early 1950s).

Range Dates: 1926-1984

Bulk Dates: 1926-1950s

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