Brown Brothers Sand Company records

Brown Brothers Sand Company records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Brown Brothers Sand Company records
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1934-2003
Language: English
Extent: 5.6 Linear Feet 9 document boxes, 2 oversized boxes
Collection Number: ms3251
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Brown Brothers Sand Company (located in Howard, Georgia), was started in 1903 as the result of a prank by brothers John, O.C., Rod, Lewis, and William Brown. In later years the company was operated by Carl Brown and his son Steve.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of company ledgers containing accounts and lists of cars of sand shipped, weekly time books listing employee names and pay, business correspondence, printed material, and promotional items. There are photographs and slides of the sand pit, its operation, machinery, and employees, along with some family photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brown Brothers Sand Company records, ms3251, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 March 22.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Ledgers

1List of cars shipped, 1934-1940
1Carloads loaded and forwarded from AB&C Pit, 1938-1941
1List of cars shipped, 1947-1952
2List of cars shipped, 1953-1959
3List of cars shipped, 1960-1961 March
3Accounts, 1960-1970
4Accounts, 1963-1965
5Accounts, 1963-1968
6Accounts, 1967-1971
7Accounts, 1970-1975
7Weekly Time Book, 1958-1976

2. Business Correspondence, Printed Material, and Financial

81Business correspondence, 1940-1959
82Business correspondence, 1960-1962
83Business correspondence, 1963-1966
84Business correspondence, 1967-2003
85Printed material
86Financial items

3. Visual Materials and Artifacts

89Photographs-Sand pit, 1973-1979
810Photographs-Brown Brothers Sand Company, undated
9Photograph album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, 1925-1993
10Photograph album-Brown Brothers Sand Company, 1980-1988
11Slides in slide tray, unlabeled
11Film (4) labeled "Sand"
11Travel mug
11Plastic cups (2)
11Calendars (2)
11Letter openers (2)
11Ballpoint pens (2)
11Key chains (3)
11Pocketknife/tools (2)

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