Summary Information
Title: H.J. Heinz Company Photographs
Collection Number: MSP 57
Creator: H.J. Heinz Company
Collection Dates: 1864-2001 (bulk 1900-1925; 1940-1975)
Extent: 77 linear feet linear feet (148 boxes + shelf volumes)
Abstract:
The H.J. Heinz Company Photographs include prints, negatives, glass plates, and slides depicting Heinz Company facilities, products, and employees, mostly between 1900 and 1975. A large portion of the photographs were created and maintained by the Heinz Public Relations Department for use in promotional material.

Language:

The material in this collection is in English.

Repository:

Thomas and Katherine Detre Library and Archives
Senator John Heinz History Center
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-454-6364
library@hswp.org
http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/libraryArchives.aspx

Sponsor:

Funding for additional processing was made available by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission in 2014.
Date Published:

May 14, 2015
Author:

Collection arranged and inventory written by Craig Moore on December 15, 1995. Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Janet Begnoche on September 15, 1999. Additions arranged and inventory written by Nick Hartley in April, 2015..
Encoder:

Encoded by Nick Hartley in May, 2015 from an existing finding aid.

History

The H.J. Heinz Company was founded in 1869 by Henry John Heinz (1844-1919). Along with his partner, L.C. Noble, H.J. Heinz began to cultivate horseradish on a less than one-acre plot in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. Heinz and Noble, producing their product under the brand of Anchor Pickle and Vinegar Works, expanded their business to include over one hundred acres of land, a work force numbering over one hundred, and new products such as pickles, vinegar, and celery sauce. In 1872, E.J. Noble entered the partnership to become Heinz, Noble and Company, and the plant moved to Second Avenue in Pittsburgh. In 1875, when Heinz contracted to buy the products produced by a pickling and bottling company in Woodstock, Illinois, branch distributing houses were opened at St. Louis and Chicago. The Panic of 1873, however, eventually caused Heinz, Noble and Company to go bankrupt by 1875. H.J. Heinz began a new business two months later with help from his brother John and his cousin Frederick. The company became known as F.and J. Heinz from 1876 until 1888. The year 1876 was also significant because they introduced tomato ketchup to the Heinz product lines. Additional products such as apple butter, pepper sauce, and mince meat were also introduced in these early years.

In 1888, H.J. Heinz acquired controlling interest in the Company from his brother John, thus establishing the H.J. Heinz Company. The H.J. Heinz Company expanded dramatically in 1890 with the construction of the factory in Allegheny City along Main Street (later called Progress Street) on the North Side. This plant is still in operation and continues to be the central office. Plants and branch houses were also built in Muscatine, Iowa; Hicksville, New York; and Holly, Michigan, among others. In order to further promote the Heinz name, the Heinz Company participated in many World Fairs, including the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago where the very first pickle pin was distributed. The H.J. Heinz Company became international when the London grocery house of Fortnum and Mason contracted to sell Heinz products. A branch house was established in London, England in 1895 and the first plant opened in England in 1905. The familiar Heinz "57 Varieties" trademark was adopted in 1896 when H.J. Heinz was inspired by an advertisement for "21 Styles" of shoes. Another important milestone occurred in 1898 with the construction of the Heinz Ocean Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where Heinz products and objects of art were exhibited. Advertising continued to play an important role in 1899 with the erection of the largest electrical sign in the world promoting Heinz 57 varieties at the corner of Twenty-third and Broadway in New York City. Furthermore, beginning in 1899, thousands of visitors were escorted through the Pittsburgh plant annually as a way of introducing people to Heinz products.

The H.J. Heinz Company was officially incorporated in 1905 (Pennsylvania approved the incorporation in 1900 and the County Law Department in 1905) with $4 million in stock owned by H.J. Heinz, his cousin Frederick Heinz, his son Howard, W.H. Robinson, R.G. Evans, and his brother-in-law Sebastian Mueller. The Company continued to expand by introducing new products and building more plants at home and abroad. By 1902 there were seven branch factories in the United States and 21 salting stations (salting stations were responsible for pickling cucumbers). An olive factory was built in Seville, Spain, in 1904. Also in 1904, H.J. Heinz had the original two-story brick building (known as "The Little House Where We Began") moved by barge from its original site in Sharpsburg to the plant on the North Side. Heinz stressed the purity of his food products and went to great lengths to maintain clean conditions in his factories for employees. Heinz lobbied for the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act signed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Heinz practiced a paternalistic approach to management and employer-employee relations. Heinz had an auditorium, roof garden, dining rooms, and a library constructed for the benefit of his employees. Employees received gifts during the holidays and went on company outings to such places as Rock Springs, Pennsylvania.

H.J. Heinz died of pneumonia in 1919 at the age of 75, but the H.J. Heinz Company continued to expand and flourish under his son Howard Heinz (1877-1941). H.J. Heinz chose his second oldest son Howard over his eldest son Clarence to succeed him because of Clarence's ill health and lack of interest in managing the Company. By 1919, the H.J. Heinz Company had over 6,500 employees, 25 branch factories, 85 salting stations, 53 tomato receiving stations, and 111 pickle receiving stations. Business overseas continued to prosper in England and elsewhere in Europe. Additions and renovations continued to be made to the Pittsburgh plant on the North Side. Like his father, Howard maintained a paternalistic relationship with his employees. Many of the improvements made to the Pittsburgh plant were for the welfare of the workers. In 1930, a new auditorium and service building was dedicated to the Heinz employees by Herbert Hoover in a broadcast from the White House. The H.J. Heinz Company survived the Great Depression and continued to build more factories, hire more employees, and undertake ambitious advertising campaigns. Despite labor problems elsewhere, the first strike at Heinz did not occur until 1938 when employees struck for higher wages. The H.J. Heinz Company now had 25 factories in four countries and over 11,000 employees. The successful Heinz line of condensed soup and strained foods was introduced in the 1930s. Howard Heinz died in 1941 and was succeeded by his son H.J. "Jack" Heinz II (1909-1987).

H.J. Heinz II began working for the Company at age 16. He worked with the Company in a number of capacities until he was named president after his father's death. H.J. Heinz II was very concerned with nutrition and public health. The Company became an underwriter for the Nutrition Foundation to help Americans maintain health standards during World War II. In 1944, a Nutritional Research Laboratory was established at Heinz. During the war, Heinz produced canned foods, such as soup and ham and eggs, for the soldiers. In 1942, in an unusual departure from food production, the Heinz factory in Pittsburgh began manufacturing plastic parts for gliders and airplanes to aid in the war effort. Heinz also distributed a number of products manufactured by other companies, such as Sun-Maid Raisins, Lake Shore Honey, and Van Houten's Golden Seal Cocoa. Among the new foods introduced in these years were juices, and dry spaghetti, noodles, and macaroni. The Company became a public corporation in 1946 when it entered the New York Stock Exchange. In 1948, H.J. Heinz II announced that a 15 million dollar building program was scheduled for the Pittsburgh plant. The building program included a new warehouse, vinegar building, and research center. The "Little House Where We Began" was disassembled brick-by-brick and moved from the Heinz plant in Pittsburgh to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan in 1954. It was reassembled there and exhibited, along with Heinz memorabilia, amidst the other historic buildings.

By the second half of the 20th century, the H.J. Heinz Company had become the global corporation we know today. In 1961, the Company set a record with over 300 million dollars in worldwide sales. The Company purchased the capital stock of Star-Kist Foods, Inc. in 1963; Ore-Ida Foods, Inc. in 1965; and Weight Watchers International, Inc. in 1978. With the death of H.J. Heinz II in 1987, the Company elected Anthony J.F. O'Reilly as the first non-family member became president of the Company. In 1992, a processing plant for soup and baby food was added to the Pittsburgh plant in a project called "HeinzSite, our vision for the future." The Company acquired the All American Gourmet Company and Quaker Oats North American Pet Foods Division in 1995. By 1995, the H.J. Heinz Company's global sales were over 8 billion dollars with almost half coming from its overseas operations and seventy percent from non-Heinz brand products.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The H.J. Heinz Company Photographs depict work in the Heinz factory in Pittsburgh, products, product displays, equipment, and employees. A large portion of the images were created between 1940 and 1975 by the company’s Public Relations Department for use in promotional material. The earliest images in the collection (1864-1920) depict scenes in and around the Heinz plant, including processing, canning, packing, and shipping facilities, as well as stables, leisure areas, and nearby vendors. The types of photographic material in the collection include negatives (gelatin dry plate negatives and acetate negatives), prints (primarily 8x10 and 4x5), photograph albums, and slides.

The collection has been arranged into the following five series: Prints (Alphabetical), Prints (Chronological), Negatives, Photograph Albums, and Slides and Transparencies. The two print series contain far more images than the negative series and should be consulted first. The majority of acetate negatives have corresponding prints in the Prints (Chronological) series and can be found by using the identification number written on the negative. Note that all of the negatives have been described and entered into a database which can be searched to locate specific images.


Arrangement

The H.J. Heinz Company Photographs have been divided into the following series and subseries:

  • Series I. Prints (Alphabetical), 1864-c.1991
  • Series II. Prints (Chronological), 1864-1972
  • Subseries I. Prints (4x5), 1930-1974
  • Subseries II. Prints (8x10), 1864-2001
  • Series III. Negatives, c1864-1972
  • Subseries I. Glass Plate Negatives, 1864-1930
  • Subseries II. Acetate Negatives (Chronological), 1899-1972
  • Subseries III. Acetate Negatives (Alphabetical), c.1950-1980
  • Series IV. Transparencies and Slides, 1947-1962
  • Series V. Photograph Albums, 1900-1986


Controlled Access Terms
Topics
  • Advertising -- Food -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Baby foods -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Canned foods -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Employment -- Women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Exhibitions -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food -- Containers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food -- Labeling -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food -- Packaging -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food Research -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food -- Transportation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food adulteration and inspection -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food conservation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food container industry -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food industry and trade -- Employees -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food industry and trade -- Equipment and supplies -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food industry and trade -- Management -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food industry and trade -- Quality control -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food law and legislation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food processing plants -- England -- Kitt Green.
  • Food processing plants -- England -- London.
  • Food processing plants -- Iowa -- Muscatine.
  • Food processing plants -- Italy -- Milan.
  • Food processing plants -- Michigan -- Holland.
  • Food processing plants -- Pennsylvania -- Chambersburg.
  • Food processing plants -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Food processing plants -- Ohio -- Bowling Green.
  • Food processing plants -- New York -- Hicksville.
  • Piers -- New Jersey -- Atlantic City.
  • War -- Economic aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • War -- Women's work -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
Corporate Names
  • Anchor Pickle and Preserving Works (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Ever since Eden (film)
  • Gordon Dilworth Co. (New York, N.Y.)
  • Greenfield Village (Dearborn, Mi.).
  • Kennywood Park (West Mifflin, Pa.)
  • Heinz Noble Co. (Sharpsburg, Pa.)
  • Heinz, Noble Co. (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (film)
  • World's Columbian Exposition -- (1893 : -- Chicago, Ill.)
  • Century of Progress International Exposition -- (1933-19 34 : -- Chicago, Ill.)
  • Heinz Ocean Pier (Atlantic City, N.J.)
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition -- (1915 : -- San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Pure Food and Drug Act, -- 1906.
  • Ore-Ida Foods, Inc.
Personal Names
  • Heinz, H. J. -- (Henry John), -- 1844-1919
  • Heinz, Howard, -- 1877-1941.
  • Heinz, H.J., -- 1909-1987.
  • Diehl, Joan.
  • Dunn, Agnes.
  • Evans, R.G.
  • Heinz, Clifford.
  • Heinz, Frederick.
  • Heinz, John, -- 1938-
  • Heinz, Rust.
  • Lehew, E.C.
  • Mueller, Sebastian.
  • Noble, E.J.
  • Noble, L. Clarence.
  • O'Reilly, Anthony J.F.
  • Robinson, W.H.
Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research. Label Books 1888-1899 are very fragile and require staff supervision.

Aquisition Information:

The bulk of these materials were received in one accession in 1994; additional materials were accessioned between 1996 and 2006.

Acc# 1994.0310 Gift of the H.J. Heinz Company (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Acc# 1998.0208 Gift of the H.J. Heinz Company

Acc# 2001.0043 Gift of the H.J. Heinz Company

Acc# 2003.0099 Gift of the H.J. Heinz Company

Acc# 2006.0281 Gift of the H.J. Heinz Company

Preferred Citation:

H.J. Heinz Company Photographs, 1864-2001 (bulk 1900-1925; 1940-1975). MSP #57, Thomas and Katherine Detre Library and Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Craig Moore on December 15, 1995

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Janet Begnoche in September 15, 1999

Additions arranged by Nick Hartley in May, 2015.


Contents List
Series 1 Prints (Alphabetical) 1864-c.1991 (boxes 1-13)
Scope and Content Notes:

The photographic prints are housed in 12 archival boxes and are arranged alphabetically by folder title with odd-sized prints arranged near the end of the series (boxes 8 through 10). A large portion of the images depict products and product displays for use in promotional material between 1947 and 1968. Also included, however, are numerous views from the interior of the Pittsburgh plant from the 1950's, portraits of H.J. Heinz II, images of the construction of gliders in the Heinz plant and bomb damage to the London branch factory during World War II, and several images from the films Ever Since Eden and Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, which were produced by the H.J. Heinz Company.

Later additions to the collection were placed at the end of the series (boxes 11-13) and include several sets of photographs created or compiled by the company’s Public Relations Department. The first set of photographs are affixed to white mat boards which are labeled with general topics. Notable images can be found in the folders labeled “Historical,” which include nearly 80 images from 1885 to 1918 depicting scenes from the Heinz plant, H.J. Heinz, and employees. Three additional sets of photographs from the Public Relations Department (primarily from the 1960s) can be found in box 12, including images of facilities, products, and workers; portrait photographs of Heinz Company executives; and images of products and product displays. Lastly, photographs of Heinz executives that were included in a 1958 brochure for the Heinz Research Center have been placed at the end of the series (box 13).

Advertisements

Box 1
folder 1 n.d.
folder 2 n.d.
folder 3 n.d.
folder 4 n.d.
folder 5 Apple Blossom Festival 1947
folder 6 n.d.
folder 7 Athletic Club 1919
folder 8 Atlantic City's Crowded Beach 1903
folder 9 Auditorium From Stage To Balcony 1930
folder 10 1912
folder 11 Budget Review Eden Hall Farm 1952
folder 12 n.d.
folder 13 June 1927
folder 14 Constable, Willard G.: Retirement 1956
folder 15 c1943
folder 16 n.d.
folder 17 1959
folder 18 Dinner at Cincinnati 1950
Displays
folder 19 Heinz Products c1890-1895
folder 20 Memorabilia
folder 21 1925
folder 22 c1938
folder 23 c1900
Ever Since Eden
1149
folder 24 n.d.
folder 25 Extra Prints
folder 26 n.d.
folder 27 n.d.
folder 28 1915
Finished Products

Box 2
folder 1 1947-1948
folder 2 1949-1950
folder 3 1951
folder 4 1952
folder 5 1953
folder 6 1953-1954

Box 3
folder 1 1954
folder 2 1955
folder 3 1956
folder 4 1956
folder 5 1957

Box 4
folder 1 1958-1960
folder 2 1960-1962
folder 3 1962-1963
folder 4 1964-1965
folder 5 1965-1966
folder 6 1966-1968

Box 5
folder 1 Transparencies for Product Manual (Sales Division) 1960
folder 2 Foreign Spice Production 1939
folder 3 General Conference of M.E. Church 1917
folder 4 GRAMS "Big Production" Commercial n.d.
folder 5 Happy Soup Cans n.d.
folder 6 Heinz Pickle Logo and Memorabilia n.d.
Heinz Plant
Miscellaneous Interiors and Memorabilia
folder 7 1946-1950
folder 8 1951-1953
folder 9 1954-1972
folder 10 View From Across River n.d.
folder 11 Heinz's Pickles n.d.
H.J. Heinz

Box 6
folder 1 w/ H.D. Heinz in Coronado,Ca. 1918
folder 2 Portrait c1870s
H.J. Heinz II
Miscellaneous
folder 3 1955, 1960
folder 4 c1961
Holland Tulip Festival
folder 6 1946-1947
folder 7 1946-1947
HR Equipment
folder 8 1947-1953
folder 9 1954-1956
folder 10 Jacobs, B.F. 1902
folder 11 Johnstown Branch Mid-Summer Convention 1946
folder 12 Kennywood Picnic 1947
folder 13 Ketchup Bottles and Loading Tomatoes on Conveyor 1972-1973
folder 14 Ketchup Bottles on Table Setting During Thanksgiving and Christmas 1914
"The Little House"
folder 15 Drawing and Art
Specifications 1981-1983
folder 16 Interior and Exterior Views n.d.
folder 17 London Branch Factory During World War II 1944-1945

Box 7
folder 1 Meeting of Board of Directors of H.J. Heinz Co. in President's Office May 26, 1909
folder 2 Memorabilia c1991
folder 3 Miscellaneous 1964-1965
folder 4 Miscellaneous with Attached Clippings c1954
folder 5 New Boiler House Building - Holland, Michigan 1951
folder 6 Pamphlet and Catalog Covers and Price List n.d.
folder 7 Panama Pacific Exposition 1915 and Photocopy of Invitation to St. Louis Fair 1915
folder 8 Patent 1961
folder 9 Pennsylvania Dutch Pictures for Food Films 1950
folder 10 Pickle Barrels in Store 1915
folder 11 Quality Control Department c1925
folder 12 Red Peppers n.d.
folder 13 Research Center (Interior and Exterior) 1960-1963
folder 14 Research Lab 1968
folder 15 Silver Fork Inlaid w/ "Heinz" n.d.
folder 16 The Story of Food Preservation n.d.
Transparencies
folder 17 Mottoes on Stained Glass Windows 1971
folder 18 Mr. Tomato Man and Food n.d.
folder 19 Wagon w/ "Heinz Pickles" on the Side c1880-1904
folder 20 Wedding Pictures and Clippings of H.J. Heinz and Joan Diehl 1938
folder 21 Winchester Festival 1948
folder 22 Women in Uniform on Rooftop Garden n.d.
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
folder 23 1940
folder 24 1940
folder 25 1941
Large Photos

Box 8
folder 1 Baskets of Lettuce n.d.
folder 2 Blue Ribbon Pittsburgh Horse Show 1897
folder 3 Board of Directors 1964
folder 4 Branch 265, L.C.B.A. St Andrew's Church, N.S. Pittsburgh 1912
Damaged Prints
folder 5 First Annual Dinner 57 Club 1918
folder 6 Heinz Foreman Picnic n.d.
folder 7 Heinz Foreman Picnic n.d.
folder 8 James Levi Maynard in Group Photo n.d.
folder 9 Ed Lehew with Memorabilia 1977
folder 10 Fifty-Seven Club Dinner For Branch House Managers 1918
folder 11 General Offices 1893
folder 12 Heinz Memorabilia Hanging on Wall n.d.
folder 13 Heinz's Octagon Ketchup Bottle 1887-1895 1946
folder 14 Heinz Strained Orange Juice 1962
folder 15 H.J. Heinz II in Front of Boxes n.d.
folder 16 Ketchup Ad Specifications 1976
folder 17 Ketchup Bottles Past and Present for Ad 1976
folder 18 Ketchup Display, Tomato Head Contest of $35,000 Contest Thorofare, McKnight Road 1962
folder 19 Layouts with Photos of the Heinz's, etc. n.d.
folder 20 Memorial to Sebastian Mueller n.d.
folder 21 New York Branch n.d.
folder 22 Nineteenth Annual Convention of Branch House Managers, Assistants, and Promotors 1906
folder 23 On Tour Factory Reception Room 1971
folder 24 Sea Plane n.d.

Box 9
folder 1 Transparencies for Home Economist Covers 1965
folder 2 Transparencies of Research Building n.d.
folder 3 Twenty-Ninth Annual Convention of Branch House Managers 1916
folder 4 Unidentified n.d.
folder 5 William E. Knox - Annual Pre-Christmas Luncheon 1965
folder 6 Window Display of Heinz Beans n.d.
Small Photos

Box 10
box 10 Constable, Mr. and Mrs. Willard n.d.
Dill Casks n.d.
Happy Soup Cans (Transparencies) n.d.
Heinz Plant Holland, Michigan and Parade n.d.
Heinz Tomato Man Picture Hanging on Wall n.d.
H.J. Heinz II and Others n.d.
H.J. Heinz II on Plane n.d.
Memorabilia n.d.
"Mr. Howard Heinz's Photos - Near East/Constantinople, etc." 1918
Picnic Photos n.d.
Snapshots of a Heinz plant n.d.
Transparencies of Food and Men and Women Eating n.d.
Western Plant of the H.J. Heinz Co. 1927
Woman Holding a Doll Near Heinz Pier n.d.
Accession 1998.0208 (boxes 11-12)

Box 11
folder 1 Advertising 1968-1973
folder 2 Agriculture 1968
folder 3 Appetizers 1976
folder 4 Awards 1970-1971
folder 5 Careers for Youth 1968-1969
folder 6 Centennial 1969
folder 7 Chef Awards 1968-1972
folder 8 Christmas Displays 1968-1972
folder 9 Corporate 1968-1970
folder 10 D.C. Centers 1968-1972
folder 11 Departments 1968-1971
folder 12 Export 1969
folder 13 Exhibits 1968-1971
folder 14 Experiments Kitchen 1968-1970
folder 15 Factories 1968-1971
folder 16 Flood 1972
Grocery Products Publicity
folder 17 1968
folder 18 1969
folder 19 1970
folder 20 1971
folder 21 1972
folder 22 1973
Historical
folder 23 1885-1901
folder 24 1903
folder 25 1904
folder 26 1904
folder 27 1905-1910
folder 28 1911-1915
folder 29 1916-1918
folder 30 1968-1969
folder 31 1971
folder 32 1972
folder 33 1972
folder 34 1972
folder 35 1973
folder 36 n.d. (#948011)

folder 37 H.J. Heinz II 1969
folder 38 H.J. Heinz III 1971
folder 39 IFS Products 1968-1972
folder 40 Legal 1972
folder 41 Manufacturing 1963-1971

Box 12
folder 1 Minority Relations 1968-1972
folder 2 New Ventures 1972
folder 3 Novelties 1970-1972
folder 4 P.R. 1971-1972
folder 5 P.R. brochures 1969-1973
folder 6 Private label 1968-1970
folder 7 Quality control 1968
folder 8 Research and Development Chefs 1968
folder 9 Sales Promotion 1968-1972
folder 10 Sales Publicity 1971
folder 11 Service Awards 1969-1972
folder 12 Symphony 1969-1973
folder 13 Transportation 1971
Heinz plants, products, and workers 1960s
folder 14 Factory/workers
folder 15 Tomato harvest
folder 16 Factory/workers
folder 17 Tomato processing
folder 18 Tomato processing
folder 19 Factory/Potato harvest
folder 20 Ore-Ida truck/Potato harvest
folder 21 Potato harvest
folder 22 Ore-Ida potato processing
folder 23 Ore-Ida plant
folder 24 Ore-Ida plant
folder 25 Ore-Ida french fries
folder 26 Heinz plant (Chambersburg, Pa.)
folder 27 Ore-Ida executive
folder 28 Ore-Ida plant (Oregon)
folder 29 Heinz plant (Tracy, Ca.)
folder 30 Heinz Co. Ltd. Visit
folder 31 Plasmon
folder 32 Shoppers (Japan)/Heinz bus advertisement (UK)
folder 33 Ore-Ida plant (Michigan)
folder 34 Tomato farming
folder 35 Pickle plants
Portrait photographs of Heinz Co. executives 1960s
folder 36 Mertz, Jim Chamberlain, Jim Hamilton
folder 37 Assorted
folder 38 Assorted
folder 39 Assorted
Prepared food displays 1950s-1960s
folder 40 34646 – 35918
folder 41 36073 – 36088
folder 42 36173 – 36179
folder 43 36188 – 36190
folder 44 36191 – 36194
folder 45 36195 – 36199
folder 46 36200 – 36205
folder 47 36206 – 36210
Accession 2003.0099 (box 13)
Heinz Research Center brochure, 1958

Box 13
folder 1 Brochure
folder 2 Junius Allen, V.P. of Foreign Operations
folder 3 Carl Brinkman, Treasurer
folder 4 Frank B. Cliffe, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer
folder 5 Executive Committee
folder 6 Frederick G. Crabb, Heinz Co. Limited, Great Britain
folder 7 B. Dent Graham, V.P. of Marketing
folder 8 Charles Heinz, V.P. of Personnel
folder 9 Frederick D. Heinz, V.P. of Industrial Relations
folder 10 H.J. Heinz and group tasting
folder 11 I.J. Hutchings, Manager of Food Research; R.H. Stimpson, Manager of Engineering Research; R.E. Buck, Head of Food Technology Research Lab
folder 12 Ross Jones, V.P. of Distribution
folder 13 Lab equipment
folder 14 F.J. Majorack, Manager of Product Development
folder 15 Office shots
folder 16 Office shots
folder 17 Herbert Nelson Riley, to whom the Center was dedicated
folder 18 C. Lee Rumberger, V.P. of Research and Quality
folder 19 Frank Sherk, V.P. of Heinz Company Canada
folder 20 P. Kenneth Shoemaker, V.P. of Manufacturing
Series II Prints (Chronological) c1864-1972
Scope and Content Notes:

The photographic prints in series II are housed in 95 archival boxes and are arranged chronologically in two subseries. Subseries are designated according to size (4x5 and 8x10, respectively).

Subseries I. Prints (4x5), 1930-1974 (boxes 1-57; boxes 93-95)
Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries I contains prints (and corresponding negatives) depicting advertisements, products, buildings, company meetings/functions, conventions, and Heinz facilities primarily between 1933 and 1968. There is a card catalog arranged by subject for all of these images (see reference staff for assistance).

A later addition to the subseries includes two boxes (boxes 94 and 95) of 4x5 images (prints and negatives) depicting prepared meals and Heinz products from the late 1960s to early 1970s. These images were created by the Home Economics Department and are sequenced according to identification numbers.


Box 1
box 1 1930029 - 546011 1930-1946

Box 2
box 2 546012 - 1146048 1946

Box 3
box 3 1146049 - 547021 1946-1947

Box 4
box 4 547022 - 1047011 1947

Box 5
box 5 1047012 - 148026 1947-1948

Box 6
box 6 148027 - 548040 1948

Box 7
box 7 548041 - 1148002 1948

Box 8
box 8 1148003 - 549029 1948-1949

Box 9
box 9 549029 - 849001 1949

Box 10
box 10 849002 - 150008 1949-1950

Box 11
box 11 150009 - 650008 1950

Box 12
box 12 650009 - 1050014 1950

Box 13
box 13 1050015 - 351019 1950-1951

Box 14
box 14 351020 - 851026 1951

Box 15
box 15 851027 - 1151008 1951

Box 16
box 16 1151009 - 352044 1951-1952

Box 17
box 17 352044 - 752013 1952

Box 18
box 18 752014 - 1152020 1952

Box 19
box 19 1152021 - 253022 1952-1953

Box 20
box 20 253023 - 653001 1953

Box 21
box 21 653002 - 1053028 1953

Box 22
box 22 1053029 - 354021 1953-1954

Box 23
box 23 354022 - 954011 1954

Box 24
box 24 954011 - 255009 1954-1955

Box 25
box 25 255010 - 1055003 1955

Box 26
box 26 1055004 - 356010 1955-1956

Box 27
box 27 356011 - 756016 1956

Box 28
box 28 756017 - 157012 1956-1957

Box 29
box 29 157013 - 657002 1957

Box 30
box 30 657003 - 1257020 1957

Box 31
box 31 1257021 - 858017 1957-1958

Box 32
box 32 858018 - 159001 1958-1959

Box 33
box 33 159002 - 659018 1959

Box 34
box 34 659019 - 160001 1959-1960

Box 35
box 35 160002 - 660006 1960

Box 36
box 36 660007 - 1260053 1960

Box 37
box 37 161001 - 661001 1961

Box 38
box 38 661002 - 1261043 1961

Box 39
box 39 1261044 - 562002 1961-1962

Box 40
box 40 562003 - 1262004 1962

Box 41
box 41 1262005 - 763025 1962-1963

Box 42
box 42 763026 - 264071 1963-1964

Box 43
box 43 264072 - 1164011 1964

Box 44
box 44 1164012 - 765019 1964-1965

Box 45
box 45 765020 - 166033 1965-1966

Box 46
box 46 166034 - 1066001 1966

Box 47
box 47 1066002 - 0667012 1966-1967

Box 48
box 48 0667013 - 0468029 1967-1968

Box 49
box 49 0468030 - 1068029 1968

Box 50
box 50 1068017 - 0569006 1968-1969

Box 51
box 51 0569007 - 0570016 1969-1970

Box 52
box 52 0570017 - 0771009 1970-1971

Box 53
box 53 0771010 - 672009 1971-1972

Box 54
box 54 0672010 - 097323 1972-1973

Box 55
box 55 107301 - 047427 1973-1974

Box 94
box 94 33517 - 35789 1960s-1970s

Box 95
box 95 35100 - 36210 1960s-1970s
Subseries II. Prints (8x10), 1864-2001 (boxes 56-93)
Scope and Content Notes:

Subseries II contains prints (primarily black-and-white) depicting equipment, products, and unidentified employees and executives, mostly between 1936 and 1976. The renovation of Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is well represented (1968-1973). Earlier images (1864-1930) are located at the end of the series (Box 93); these prints were made from the negatives discussed below. Also at the end of the subseries are prints by Pittsburgh photographer Bill Exler.


Box 56
folder 1 1933-1943
1946
folder 2 January-October
November
folder 3 1146003-1146037
folder 4 1146045-1146067
folder 5 December
1947
folder 6 January-March
folder 7 April
folder 8 May-July

Box 57
folder 1 August
folder 2 September
folder 3 October
November
folder 4 1147001-1147049
folder 5 1147049-1147087
folder 6 December
1948
January
folder 7 148002-148041
folder 8 148044

Box 58
folder 1 February-March
folder 2 April-May
folder 3 June
folder 4 July
folder 5 August
September
folder 6 948011
folder 7 948011
folder 8 948011-948030

Box 59
folder 1 October-November
folder 2 December
1949
folder 3 January-June
folder 4 July
folder 5 August
folder 6 September-October
folder 7 1149001-1149025
folder 8 1149025-1149034
December
folder 9 1249004-1249042

Box 60
folder 1 1249042
1950
folder 2 January
folder 3 February-March
folder 4 April-May
folder 5 June
July
folder 6 750001-750032
folder 7 750033-750043

Box 61
folder 1 750045-750058
folder 2 August
folder 3 September
October
folder 4 1050005-1050030
folder 5 1050031-1050046
folder 6 November
folder 7 December
1951

Box 62
folder 1 January
folder 2 February
folder 3 March
April
folder 4 451002-451017
folder 5 451019-451044
May
folder 6 551001-551015
folder 7 551016-551037
folder 8 June

Box 63
folder 1 July
August
folder 2 851001-851029
folder 3 851029
folder 4 851029-851035
folder 5 851036
folder 6 851036
folder 7 September
October

Box 64
folder 1 1051001-1051032
folder 2 1051033-1051046
folder 3 1051047-1051060
folder 4 1051061-1051066
folder 5 November
December
folder 6 1251001-1251018

Box 65
folder 1 1251019-1251037
1952
January
folder 2 152001-152015
folder 3 152017-152023
folder 4 February-March
folder 5 April
May
folder 6 552018-552051
folder 7 552052-552063
folder 8 June

Box 66
folder 1 July-August
folder 2 September
October
folder 3 1052012-1052035
folder 4 Proofs - Red Magic Billboard Sites and Store Displays
folder 5 November
folder 6 December
1953
January
folder 7 153001
folder 8 153001-153025
February

Box 67
folder 1 253001-253009
folder 2 253009
folder 3 253011-253043
Proofs
folder 4 253014
folder 5 253033
March
folder 6 353001-353026
folder 7 Proofs
folder 8 April
folder 9 May
folder 10 June
folder 11 July
folder 12 August
September

Box 68
folder 1 953002-953027
folder 2 953029-953038
folder 3 Proofs
October
folder 4 1053003-1053025
folder 5 1053026-1053038
folder 6 November
folder 7 December
1954
folder 8 January-March
folder 9 April-June

Box 69
folder 1 July-August
September
folder 2 954006-954017
folder 3 954923-Restaurant Film
Pictures: "Careers For Youth"
folder 4 October-November
December
folder 5 1254001-1254006
folder 6 1254006-1254024
folder 7 1254025
folder 8 1254025-1254032
1955

Box 70
folder 1 January-November
folder 2 May-October
folder 3 November-December
1956
folder 4 January-June
folder 5 July-December
folder 6 Proofs-Aida Spread Snapshots
1957
folder 7 January-November
December
folder 8 1257001-1257016

Box 71
folder 1 Proofs
1958
folder 2 January-April
folder 3 May-June
folder 4 July-August
folder 5 September-October
folder 6 October-Proofs-1058029-Research
Building Dedication
November
folder 7 1158001-1158011
folder 8 1158017
December

Box 72
folder 1 1258003-1258010
folder 2 1258010
1959
folder 3 January-April
folder 4 May-June
folder 5 July
folder 6 August

Box 73
folder 7 September-October
folder 8 November-December
folder 9 November-Proofs-Convention
1960
January-February
folder 10 March
April
folder 11 460002-460010
folder 12 460010-460014
folder 13 May

Box 74
folder 14 June
folder 15 July-September
folder 16 October-December
1961
folder 15 January-February
folder 16 March
folder 17 April
May
folder 18 561001-561033

Box 75
folder 1 561034-561088
folder 2 June
July
folder 3 761003-761044
folder 4 761046-761073
folder 5 August
September
folder 6 961001-961035
folder 7 961036-961070
October
folder 8 1061001-1061022

Box 76
folder 1 1061024-1061049
folder 2 November
folder 3 December
1962
folder 4 January
folder 5 February
March
folder 6 362001-362050
folder 7 362051-362111
folder 8 April

Box 77
folder 1 May-June
folder 2 July
folder 3 August
folder 4 September
folder 5 October-November
December
folder 6 1262001-1262006
folder 7 1262008-1262043
folder 8 1262044-1262073
1963

Box 78
folder 1 January
folder 2 February
folder 3 March
folder 4 April
folder 5 May
June
folder 6 663001-663018
folder 7 663019-663022
folder 8 663023-663059
folder 9 July-August
folder 10 September

Box 79
folder 1 October
folder 2 November
December
folder 3 1263001-1263012
folder 4 1263013-1263031
folder 5 1263033-1263047
1964
folder 6 January
folder 7 February
folder 8 March

Box 80
folder 1 April-May
folder 2 June
folder 3 July
August
folder 4 864001-864013
folder 5 864014-864016
folder 6 864017-864025
folder 7 864030-864040

Box 81
folder 1 September
folder 2 October
folder 3 November-December
1965
folder 4 January-February
folder 5 March
folder 6 April
folder 7 May
folder 8 June

Box 82
folder 1 July
folder 2 August
folder 3 September-October
November
folder 4 1165006-1165025
folder 5 1165026-1165033
folder 6 December
1966
folder 7 January

Box 83
folder 1 February
folder 2 March
folder 3 April
folder 4 May
folder 5 June
folder 6 July
folder 7 August
September
folder 8 966001-966024
folder 9 9660025-966026
October

Box 84
folder 1 1066001-1066021
folder 2 1066022-1066068
folder 3 November
December
folder 4 1266001-1266006
folder 5 1266016-1266037
1967
folder 6 January-March
folder 7 April-May

Box 85
folder 1 June-July
folder 2 August
September
folder 3 967003-967017
folder 4 967018-967024
folder 5 October-November
December
folder 6 1267003-1267017
folder 7 1267018-1267024
1968
January

Box 86
folder 1 168001-168006
folder 2 168006-168027
folder 3 168028-168048
folder 4 168048
February
folder 5 268001-268032
folder 6 268036-268042
folder 7 March
folder 8 April

Box 87
folder 1 May
folder 2 June
folder 3 July
folder 4 August
folder 5 September
folder 6 October
folder 7 November
folder 8 December
1969
folder 9 January
folder 10 February
folder 11 March
folder 12 April

Box 88
folder 1 May
folder 2 June
folder 3 July
folder 4 August
folder 5 September
folder 6 October
folder 7 November
folder 8 December
1970
folder 9 January
folder 10 February
folder 11 March
folder 12 April
folder 13 May
folder 14 May
folder 15 June-July
folder 16 August
folder 17 September

Box 89
folder 1 October
folder 2 November - December
1971
folder 3 January (negatives)
folder 4 January
folder 5 February
folder 6 March
folder 7 April
folder 8 May
folder 9 June
folder 10 July
folder 11 July
folder 12 August

Box 90
folder 1 September
folder 2 October
folder 3 October
folder 4 November
folder 5 November
folder 6 December
1972
folder 7 January
folder 8 February - March
folder 9 April - June

Box 91
folder 1 July (Laurel Valley Gold Club)
folder 2 July
folder 3 August
folder 4 September
folder 5 October
folder 6 November
folder 7 December
1973
folder 8 January
folder 9 February
folder 10 March
folder 11 April
folder 12 May

Box 92
folder 1 June
folder 2 July
folder 3 August
folder 4 September
folder 5 October
folder 6 November
folder 7 December
1974
folder 8 January
folder 9 February
folder 10 March
folder 11 April
folder 12 May - June
folder 13 July - August
folder 14 September – December
1975
folder 15 January-February
folder 16 March
Salad Recipe Book promotional photos
folder 17 037511 – 037513
folder 18 077509 – 077515
folder 19 077517 – 077523
1976
folder 20 067609 – 077602

Box 93
folder 1 1864-1930
folder 2 1940-1972
Bill Exler Prints
folder 3 BX4737-BX4758
folder 4 BXD6817-0043 – Heinz Field naming ceremony, 2001
Series III Negatives c1864-1972
Scope and Content Notes:

The photographic negatives are housed in 39 archival boxes and are arranged in three subseries: Glass Plate Negatives, Acetate Negatives (Chronological), and Acetate Negatives (Alphabetical). There are approximately five hundred glass plate negatives, primarily from 1899 to 1930. The acetate negatives primarily encompass the period from 1920 to 1972.

The negatives are arranged in three groups or subseries with glass plate negatives constituting one subseries, acetate (or flexible) negatives arranged in chronological order constituting another subseries, and acetate negatives arranged in alphabetical order constituting the last subseries.

The photographic negatives are housed in 28 archival boxes and arranged chronologically.

Subseries I. Glass Plate Negatives, 1864-1930 (boxes 1-32)
Scope and Content Notes:

The glass plate negatives are arranged chronologically and predominately illustrate the various activities in the Pittsburgh factory including the labeling, packaging, and distribution of products. In addition, there are numerous studio photos of finished products such as pickles, baked beans, and apple butter. Views of buildings at the plant are prominent as well. Notable glass plates include a copy of a portrait of H.J. Heinz at age 21 (1864), interior and exterior views of the Heinz Pier in Atlantic City, N.J., and images of the "Little House Where We Began" being transported on a barge from Sharpsburg to the Heinz plant (1904). Scenes of other Heinz facilities across the United States are also included. Seven boxes of broken glass plates can be found at the end of this subseries.


Box 1
box 1 1899003-1901017 1899-1901

Box 2
box 2 1901018-1903018 1901-1903

Box 3
box 3 1903019-1904013 1903-1904

Box 4
box 4 1904014-1904034 1904

Box 5
box 5 1904035-1904054 1904

Box 6
box 6 1904055-1905005 1904-1905

Box 7
box 7 1905006-1905024 1905

Box 8
box 8 1905025-1905048 1905

Box 9
box 9 1905049-1907010 1905-1907

Box 10
box 10 1907011-1908010 1907-1908

Box 11
box 11 1908011-1908029 1908

Box 12
box 12 1908032-1908050 1908

Box 13
box 13 1908051-1910006 1908-1910

Box 14
box 14 1910007-1911018 1910-1911

Box 15
box 15 1911019-1912006 1911-1912

Box 16
box 16 1912007-1913002 1912-1913

Box 17
box 17 1913003-1914004 1913-1914

Box 18
box 18 1914008-1914029 1914

Box 19
box 19 1914030-1915002 1914-1915

Box 20
box 20 1915003-1915018 1915

Box 21
box 21 1915019-1917002 1915-1917

Box 22
box 22 1917003-1918005 1917-1918

Box 23
box 23 1918016-1919011 1918-1919

Box 24
box 24 1919012-1921024 1919-1921

Box 25
box 25 1921025-1930058 1921-1930
Broken Glass Plates

Box 26
box 26 1864001-1904023 1864-1904

Box 27
box 27 1904061-1905036 1904-1905

Box 28
box 28 1905038-1911002 1905-1911

Box 29
box 29 1911008-1912022 1911-1912

Box 30
box 30 1912026-1916014 1912-1916

Box 31
box 31 1918006-1922009 1918-1922

Box 32
box 32 1930049 1930
Subseries II. Acetate Negatives (Chronological), 1899-1972 (boxes 33-36)
Scope and Content Notes:

The acetate negatives contain similar images of the factory and products found in Subseries I, only later in time. There is some overlap in the dates of the acetate negatives and glass plate negatives due to the gradual replacement of the latter photographic process. The acetate negatives contain a large number of product displays in grocery stores. There are gaps in the dates of the acetate negatives between 1950 to 1956 and 1960 to 1968.


Box 33
box 33 1899001-1932002 1899-1932

Box 34
box 34 1933001-1946042 1933-1946

Box 35
box 35 1948032-1972020 1948-1972

Box 36
box 36 Broken Negatives 1921-1924
Subseries III. Acetate Negatives (Alphabetical), c.1950-1980 (boxes 37-39)
Scope and Content Notes:

The acetate negatives arranged in alphabetical order primarily depict finished products, as well as the films Ever Since Eden and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A later addition to the collection (box 39) includes portrait photographs of Heinz management and administrative employees from 1970 to 1980.

Ever Since Eden
1149

Box 37
folder 1 c1950
folder 2 c1950
folder 3 1179 c1950
1180
folder 4 c1950
folder 5 c1950
folder 6 Finished Products 1968-1974
folder 7 Food and People Eating n.d.
folder 8 Presentation of Donation to African Heritage Classroom, University of Pittsburgh 1975
Quality Control Advertising

Box 38
folder 1 1950
folder 2 1950
folder 3 1950
folder 4 Story of Food Preservation n.d.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
folder 5 c1950
folder 6 c1950
Portraits – Management and miscellaneous

Box 39
container 1 1970-1980
container 2 1970-1980
container 3 1970-1980
Series IV Transparencies and Slides (Accession 1998.0208) 1947-1969
Scope and Content Notes:

Series IV is comprised of transparencies and slides for films and other presentations, including The Heinz 57 Story by Sara, Inc. (1947-1948); roughly 150 transparencies depicting service and management instruction for Heinz Baby Food products (1962); a set of nearly 60 slides from a Heinz Company management meeting (1961); and a set of Kodak Ektachrome transparencies depicting prepared Heinz products (c.1969).


Box 40
set 1 1947-1948
set 2 1961
set 3 1961; n.d.
set 4 1961; n.d.
set 5 c.1969
Series V Photograph Albums 1900-1986 (shelf volumes)
Scope and Content Notes:

Series V contains 16 photo albums primarily depicting Heinz Company facilities, including the Heinz Research Center (1964), wartime production in the Heinz Bowling Green plant (1944), and the construction of a factory in Guangzhou, China (1985-1986). A complete list is provided below.


Box Shelf
Volume 1914
Volume 1955
Volume 1966
Volume n.d.
Volume n.d.
Volume c.1958
Volume 1944
Volume 1944
Volume n.d.
Volume n.d.
Volume n.d.
Volume 1964
Volume 1959
Volume
Volume 1900-1936
Volume 1965
Volume 1985-1986