Gillen & Boney (Lincoln, Neb.) [RG6250.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG6250.AM: Gillen & Boney (Lincoln, Neb.)

Records: 1905-1907
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Candy manufacturer
Size: 1 volume

BACKGROUND NOTE

Frank E. Gillen and William Boney established Gillen & Boney –“Good Candy Makers”– in 1895. They became one of the largest manufacturers in Lincoln. Gillen & Boney were capable of producing 35,000 pounds of candy a day. Two company specialties sounded typically Nebraskan: “Golden Rod Chocolates” and “Football Centers.”

Gillen & Boney had difficulty satisfying customers through World War I due to limited sugar supplies. World War II brought similar shortages. In 1942 Russell Stover Company, unable to operate on its own sugar allotment, bought up Gillen & Boney and several other candy factories to acquire their sugar allotments.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one volume, a letterpress copybook of correspondence for Gillen & Boney. The bulk of the correspondence relates to supply orders placed by the company, including orders for sugar, fruit, nuts, etc. The correspondence dates from 1905-1907.

Acc. 2024.0177

INVENTORY

Volume 1 – Letterpress copybook, 1905-1907

 

Subject headings:

Business enterprises
Candy industry
Gillen & Boney (Lincoln, Neb.)
Lancaster County (Neb.)
Lincoln (Neb.)

TMM      07-08-2024

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