Format: Web Page
Finding aid URL: http://sites.lafayette.edu/dixiecollection/
Documents the corporate history of the Dixie Cup Company and the role of its president, Hugh Moore (1887-1972), a pioneer in the paper cup and vending industry. Contains scrapbooks and other material about the paper cup business, including records created by Moore’s Individual Drinking Cup Company in New York City. The bulk of the material pertains to Moore’s business activities and several of the departments which operated under his direction after the company relocated its headquarters to Easton, Pennsylvania in 1921. In addition to correspondence there are reports, minutes, and financial records. Of particular interest are the rich sources on competitors in the cup business, including legal files on several patent disputes. The department files contain illustrated sales manuals and material documenting the advertisement and promotion of Dixie products, including its premium lid program. There are also photographs, lantern slides and a large collection of Dixie product samples.