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Distillery reference collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1973_510-UA

Consists of materials (apparently) acquired in the process of conducting oral history interviews with individuals connected to the distilling industry. Many were collected by Tom Syvertson, who conducted many of the interviews. Includes a permit to move a wine cellar from 1920, fact sheets and information on the distilling industry, both national and local. Contains numerous pamphlets on local distilleries and their history, including the Medley Distilling Company, a history of the "Old Prentice" distillery, and a photocopy of a Brown-Forman salesman's handbook from the 1950s. In addition, there is a folder of advertisements and newspaper clippings from the 1940s dealing with the wet/dry issue. The collection also includes a full run of the Distillers Feed Research Council's (DFRC) annual conference proceedings for the years 1947-1984, and a copy of the DRFC's Distillers Feeds Research. In 1996, the DFRC changed its name to the Distillers Grains Technology Council; as of 2005, it had office space on the University of Louisville campus.


  • 1920-1986


Conditions Governing Access

Student paper in collection is restricted under under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and UofL student records policy. The rest of the collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)



Distillery Reference Collection
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Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752