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MSS 285 - Robinson Canning Company Collection: Inventory

Robinson Canning Company COLLECTION

(Mss 285)

Inventory

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

October 1996

 

Summary

 

Size:                          20 linear feet

 

Geographic

locations:                 Westwego, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      1929-1990

 

Summary:                Ledger books, quarterly reports, personnel records, correspondence, scrapbooks, videotape and audiotape cassettes, photographs of Robinson Canning Company.

 

Source:                     Gift, October 1996

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    Robinson Canning Company Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

Historical Note

 

            Robinson Canning Company, Inc., a family-owned corporation chartered in 1929 by W. A. Robinson, was located at 500 Louisiana Street, Westwego, La.  Robinson retired in 1956 and his three sons, Ray, Alan, and Kenneth, took over the operation.  They marketed their principal product, canned shrimp, both domestically and internationally.  The company ceased operation in 1990.

Container List

 

The collection has not been processed.

Index Terms

 

Canneries—Louisiana—Westwego

Robinson Canning Company (Westwego, La.)