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Chester Green papers

Chester Green papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Chester Green papers
Creator: Green, Chester R., 1915-2017
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1990
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize folder and 2 oversize scrapbooks)
Collection Number: ms4105
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Chester R. Green was born in Albany, Georgia on July 9, 1915. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 and served in WWII. He worked for Kraft Foods for over 50 years, holding executive positions and serving as Corporate Senior Vice President of Marketing, Advertising, and Sales Worldwide. During his time with Kraft, the company went on to sponsor the Junior Miss Contest, televise the Country Music Association Awards, and premiere Kraft Music Hall television program. Chester retired from Kraft in 1980 and resided in Nashville, TN from then until his death on October 9, 2017.

Scope and Content

Consists mainly of materials covering Green's time as an executive with Kraft Foods, Inc. Bulk of the materials span from 1950-1975 while the political materials cover the late 1980s-1994. Notable items include programs from when Green participated in Harvard University's graduate school advanced management program, extensive materials showing his strong ties to the Republican party, many programs and advertisements documenting Kraft Foods during his tenure as an executive, and several photographs and scrapbooks featuring Green with notable celebrities.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chester Green collection, ms4105, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Albany (Ga.)
Businessmen -- Georgia.
Celebrities -- Photographs.
Celebrities -- United States.
Kraft Foods, Inc

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing



11General, 1957-1983

School and university

12Programs listing the members of the 27th advanced management program at Harvard University (3), 1955 February-May
12Harvard University graduation program, 1955
12Program for the graduation exercises of Albany High School, 1933 June 1


23Interoffice Communication, 1957, 1961, 1964, 1978
13Report to Kraft, Undated
13Business correspondence, 1955, 1965
13Certificate for 30 years of service, 1963
13Press releases, 1953, 1957, 1979-Undated
13Job description for senior vice president - corporate development, marketing, and research, 1973
13Memo and press release from American Advertising Federation, 1975
13Memo from Association of National Advertisers, Inc., 1975
13Weekly report from Kraft quality assurance department , 26 September 1975
13Flyer for Chester Green speaking event, Undated
13Aquaculture pilot plant project, 1976-1977


14Speeches, 1965, 1973, 1980-Undated

Promotional Materials

15Kraft's Big Roundup marketing meeting booklet, November 1965
15Kraft's Big Roundup informational materials, 1966
15Kraft marketing meeting programs (4), 1964-1965, 1967, 1977
15Chester Green interview with LOOK Advertising, 1966 October 13
15Kraft advertisement on the first commercial telecast from space, Undated
15Kraft promotional booklets (5), 1970-Undated
15Application for position as Kraft Salesman, Undated
15Advertisement for Kraft's Elkhorn Cheese, Undated

Political Support

16Presidential Trust, 1991-1992
16National Republican Congressional Committee, 1989-1993
16Republican Presidential Task Force, 1991-1992
16National Republican Senatorial Committee, 1991-1994
16Republican Senatorial Inner Circle, 1991
16President George H.W. Bush, 1990-Undated
16Certificates, 1988-1992
16General correspondence, 1989-1992
16Holiday card from Newt Gingrich, 1995
16Holiday card from Phil Gramm and family, 1994
16Life member medal for Republican Presidential Task Force, 1992

Printed Materials

17"5,000 Years and 10" - published by The National Dairy Products Corportation, Undated
17"How to Operate a Successful Dairy Department: A Handbook for Dairy Personnel" - published by Kraft Foods, Undated
17"The World of Cheese: A Guide to the World's Favorite Cheeses" - published by Kraft Foods, 1960
17"Kraft" , 1939


28The Kraftsman, January-February 1962
28The Kraftsman, March-April 1967
28The Kraftsman, May-June 1967
28The Kraftsman, July-August 1969
28The Kraftsman, Summer 1973
28The Kraftsman, September-October 1973
28The Kraftsman - golden anniversary souvenir issue, 1903-1953
28The Kraftsman - Olde Family Album, 1903-1953
28The Kraftsman - special progress edition, Undated
28Kraft Ink - volume 4, number 1, 1980
28Kraft Ink - volume 4, number 3, 1980
28Golfdom, 1928 December
28SAM: Serving Advertisers in the Midwest: Midwestern Advertising and Marketing News - vol. 5, no. 30, 1967 July 27


29Magazine clippings, 1955-Undated
29Newspaper clippings, 1953-Undated


210Baltimore District Winner of Kraft District of the Year Award, 1968 March 29
211International and Universal Exposition, 1967
212Grocery store displays, Undated

Famous people

213Oliver North, Undated
213General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Undated
213Mikhail Gorbachev, Undated
213Boris Yeltsin, Undated
213Alfred Hitchcock with Chester Green, Undated
213Sean Connery with Chester Green, Undated
213Sean Connery with Chester Green and friends, Undated
213Johnny Carson with Chester Green, Gordon Edwards and friends, 1970 January
213Spiro Agnew, Judy Agnew, Dan Seymour, Jack Benney, and Joanne Copeland, Undated
213Anita Bryant with Chester Green - with inscription and signature, Undated
213Anita Bryant on set of Kraft advertisement (7), Undated
213Anita Bryant with Chester Green, Undated
213Holiday card from Anita Bryant Green and family, Undated
213John Davidson with Chester Green and friends, Undated
213Alan King with Chester Green and friends, Undated
213Don Ho with Chester Green and friends, Undated
213John McCarty of Frito-Lay Inc. with Chester Green, Undated
213Perry Como (4), Undated
213Perry Como with Chester Green and friends (11), Undated
213Ed Herlihy and friends, Undated
213America's Junior Miss 1969, Jackie Bennington Weiss, and Chester Green, 1969
213Tony Sandler and Ralph Young with Bertha the elephant in a promotion for Kraft, Undated
213Bertha the elephant in a promotion for Kraft, Undated
213Chester Green and associates on set of Kraft grape jelly promotion, Undated
213Doug McClure, Chester Green, and friends, Undated
213Doug McClure and friends, Undated
213Doug McClure, Pamela Tiffin, James Darren, Chester Green, and friends, Undated
214Chester Green, 1922-Undated
215Identified, 1930-Undated
216Unidentified, Undated
217Slides - Kraft, Inc., Undated
1Kraft World Wide Marketing Meeting, McCormick Place, Chicago, 1965
1Chester Green and associates seated at table, Undated
1National Dairy Products Corporation Annual Directors Dinner, 1965 April 15
1National Dairy Products Corporation Annual Directors Dinner, 1966 April 21
1National Dairy Products Corporation Annual Directors Dinner, 1967 April 20


1Kraft Super Bowl XX poster, circa 1985
1Poster for Kraft's Cracker Barrel cheese (2), Undated
1Poster for Kraft's barbecue sauce, Undated
1Poster for Kraft strawberry preserves, Undated
1Oversized card for Chester Green, Undated


318-19Scrapbook 1
320-21Scrapbook 2
322Scrapbook 3
322Scrapbook 4
123Scrapbook 5
1Scrapbook 6
2Scrapbook 7