The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

The Andersons, Inc., Records, 1936-2015

MSS-194

Size: ca. 27.5 linear feet

Provenance:   Records placed on deposit by The Andersons, Inc., July 2004; addition placed on deposit, May 2016

Access: Open

Collection Summary: The Andersons began as a grain elevator company in 1936, and grew into a diversified agribusiness company with agricultural, retail, grain processing, railroad, and financial divisions.  This collection is composed of photographic material, newsletters and newspapers, company scrapbooks, audio-visual material, and artifacts.

Subjects: Business and Commerce
Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: 
David Chelminski, January 2005; Tom Smith, September 2016    


Historical Sketch

     Harold Anderson (1894-1968), a native of Webster Grove, Missouri, moved to Toledo, Ohio with his parents, graduating from the old Central High School in 1912.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agriculture in 1916, but enlisted as a pilot and instructor in cloud flying in World War I (subsequently serving as first commander of the Toledo Post of the American Legion).  In 1919 he joined the National Milling Company, and in 1927 succeeded his father, David Anderson, Sr., as president and manager of the firm, which later that same year was purchased by the National Biscuit Company.  Harold continued as manager until 1936, when he resigned to form the Anderson Elevator Company as a family partnership with his wife Margaret, his father and others.

     The Anderson Elevator Company built “one of the largest grain elevators of its type in this part of the country” on Anderson farm property on Conant Street in Maumee (south of Toledo) on the Maumee River in northwest Ohio.  (This elevator was later leased, then sold to Cargill, Inc.)  From 1941 to 1946, Harold Anderson farmed his Maumee holdings.  By 1947 Harold and Margaret Anderson established The Andersons as a family partnership with their five sons and one daughter, and the Anderson Truck Terminal on Illinois Avenue in Maumee opened for business.  By 1968, the partnership had expanded to include their children’s spouses, forty-seven grandchildren and three non-family associates. 

     The Andersons, Inc., has since expanded into the “Largest industrial partnership in the United States,” with a network of thirteen similar facilities across the country’s eastern Corn Belt (including Champaign, Illinois; Delphi, Dunkirk/Redkey and Frankfort, Indiana; Albion, Potterville, Webberville and White Pigeon, Michigan; as well as Findlay, Maumee, Metamora and Toledo, Ohio) and a diverse “Agribusiness” including grain exporting, grain marketing, fertilizer blending and distribution, agricultural products distribution, retail mass merchandising, lawn fertilizer production and marketing and cob milling.  The Andersons has claimed to be the largest processor of finished corncob products in the world.  The company headquarters at the Maumee Complex has developed storage capacity for half a million metric tons of grain and two hundred thousand metric tons of fertilizer, in addition to its cob processing and feed manufacturing operations.  The local export terminal at the Port of Toledo has developed a storage capacity of 180,000 metric tons (capable of loading-out 1500 metric tons per hour), exceeding the corn and soybean export of any other Great Lakes port, and the network has handled five million metric tons of grain annually, while its combined fertilizer storage facilities have a total capacity exceeding 450,000 tons.  The Andersons has also operated general stores and garden centers in Columbus/Dublin and Berwick, Ohio, as well as other business ventures.  The firm has boasted assets of $200 million, with sales in excess of $687 million, and 1,700 employees and partners.  In 1995, shareholders and partners approved the merger of The Andersons and The Andersons Management Corp. (TAMC) into a single corporation known as The Andersons, Inc. effective January 2, 1996.

Scope and Content Note

The Andersons, Inc. deposited this collection in the Ward M. Canaday Center in 2004, with an addition deposited in 2016. It contains scrapbooks, printed materials and photographic materials. The largest series consists of fifteen scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and other materials documenting the history of the company from 1936 through at least 1983.  Newspapers represented are mainly the Maumee Valley News or Toledo Blade or other local (regional) or agricultural business publications, but also occasionally include national or even international titles such as Fertilizer International & World Fertilizer Trade (England), Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.  The scrapbooks are in chronological order.  The printed material contains nearly-complete newspaper files of OMI Farm News (March 1959 through September, 1971) and The Anderson Herald (February, 1964-December, 1977), Anderson Herald (January, 1978-May, 1984) and The Andersons Herald (July, 1984-December [2003]/January 2004), arranged alphabetically by title.  The photographic material includes negatives, prints and slides (dating from ca. 1959-1999), all of which are arranged within general topics, in chronological order wherever possible. The addition of 8 linear feet in May 2016 includes administrative and financial materials, annual reports, audio-visual materials, artifacts, and many more printed and photographic materials.

The majority of the materials track the growth of the firm from 1947 to 2015.  This collection should prove useful to business historians in documenting the development of a family business into a major corporation, as well as the history of the Port of Toledo.  Agricultural historians will also find the collection useful for studying the evolution of farming into modern agribusiness.  The scrapbooks should provide local historians with some useful personal material about various members of the Anderson family, especially the founders, Harold and Margaret Anderson, and at least three of their sons, John, Richard (Dick) and Thomas (Tom), with good representation of their involvement in the community, including Harold Anderson’s unsuccessful bid for the Ohio State Legislature in 1954.  Labor historians might note the coverage of several early strikes, and certainly the personalized history of the firm’s numerous employees provided in the company’s publications.

 

Series Descriptions

S1

Photographic Materials
ca. 1959-1999
3.5 linear ft.

Consists of negatives,prints and slides (mostly color), arranged within general topics, in chronological order wherever possible.

Subseries A: Negatives

Subseries B: Prints

Subseries C: Slides

 

 

S2

Printed Materials
1959, 1963-2003
3 linear ft.

Contains nearly-complete newspaper files of OMI Farm News, The Anderson Herald, Anderson Herald and The Andersons Herald, arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries A: Anderson Herald
Subseries B: OMI Farm News
Subseries C: The Anderson Herald
Subseries D: The Andersons Herald
Subseries E: Newpapers
Subseries F: Other Publications

 

 

S3

Scrapbooks

1936-1979, 1983
14 linear ft.

Contain newspaper clippings, photos, correspondence and other materials documenting the history of the company and personal lives of the Anderson family members, arranged chronologically.

 

 

S4

Community Relations Materials
1950-2010
2 linear ft.

Contains material related to The Andersons’ charity work, community partnership with the Kennedy Institute for Ethics at Georgetown University, the endowed professorship at Ohio State University, advertisements, promotional materials, land sale files, and other community related materials.

 

Subseries A: Charity Work
Subseries B: Community Partnership – Kennedy Institute for Ethics, Georgetown University
Subseries C: Ohio State University Endowment
Subseries D: Advertisements and Promotional Materials
Subseries E: Special Events
Subseries F: Land Sale Files 1994-1999

 

S5

Administrative Records
ca. 1950s-2006
2 linear ft.

Contains administrative and financial materials, official statements to the press, internal documentation of important company events, policies and procedures, annual reports, and material documenting the experiences of Andersons employees.

Subseries A: Press Releases
Subseries B: Policies and Procedures
Subseries C: Employee Experience
Subseries D: Annual Reports
Subseries E: Other

 

S6

Audio-Visual Materials
2002-2010
1 linear ft.

Contains VHS tapes, compact disks, and DVDs which document press recordings, pictures, informational sheets, advertisements, and other material arranged by format.

Subseries A: VHS
Subseries B: CD
Subseries C: DVD

S7

Artifacts
ca. 1950s-2000s
2 linear ft.

Contains non-documentary material including but not limited to: product samples, buttons, plaques and models.

 

Folder List

Box

Folder

Arrangement

 

 

 

 

 

S1. PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

 

 

 

 

 

A. Negatives

 

 

 

1

1

“The Andersons” Partners (15 men)—8 photos

1

2

Dick Anderson & Mike Anderson—24 photos 

1

3

Dick Anderson, Tom Anderson, John Klotz—22 photos

1

4

Partner Group (15-16 men)—12 photos

1

5

Andersons Cookout—32 photos

1

6

California—Rialto—33 photos

1

7

Indiana—Clymers (aerial shots)—15 photos

1

8

Michigan—Albion (aerial shots)—6 photos

1

9

Ohio—Bettsville—23 photos

1

10

Ohio—Bryan—14 photos

1

11

Ohio—Lyons (aerial shots, 7/4/94)—11 photos

1

12

Ohio—Maumee (train at elevators, grain drier)—22 photos

1

13

Ohio—Maumee (truck spilling cobs at elevators)—24 photos

1

14

Ohio—Maumee (dump truck at silos)—16 photos

1

15

Ohio—Maumee (aerial shots)—3 photos

1

16

Ohio—Maumee (Farm Supply, aerial shots)—6 photos

1

17

Ohio—Maumee (truck spilling cobs at elevators, grain drier)—9 photos

1

18

Ohio—Maumee (boxcars at elevators)—3 photos

1

19

Ohio—Maumee (Hubbard Milling)—15 photos

1

20

Ohio—Maumee (elevators, silos, aerial shots)—10 photos

1

21

Ohio—Maumee (elevators, silos, aerial shots)—2 photos

1

22

Ohio—Maumee (General Store/Garden Center exterior)—18 photos

1

23

Ohio—Maumee (elevators, silos, aerial shots)—24 photos

1

24

Ohio—Maumee (Red Wells restaurant exterior)—3 photos

1

25

Ohio—Metamora/Lyons—16 photos

1

26

Ohio—Metamora (“Tee Time” truck)—4 photos

1

27

Ohio—Metamora (“Floater M3000”)—6 photos

1

28

Ohio—Pleasant Plain (L/M Animal Farms exterior)—38 photos

1

29

Ohio—Toledo (river elevator, ship, boxcars, aerial shot)—3 photos

1

30

Ohio—Toledo (General Store exterior, 4/96)—37 photos

1

31

Ohio—Toledo (General Store interior, checkout)—20 photos

1

32

Ohio—Toledo (General Store interior)—20 photos

1

33

Grain (5-22 kernels of corn)—9 photos

1

34

Retail (Ecoclean)—9 photos

1

35

Retail (Q Country Dog Food)—6 photos

1

36

Retail (Customer Service Desk, weighing seeds)—6 photos

1

37

Retail (lawn mowers, wines, bakery, baby floats, windows)—8 photos

1

38

Retail (Pet Center)—8 photos

1

39

Retail (Test card “Valued customer 02/97 thru 12/99”)—1 photo

1

40

Retail (Tire Man Auto Center)—15 photos

1

41

Retail (Tire Man Auto Center exterior, Garden Center)—28 photos

1

42

Retail (Cob Products)—2 photos

1

43

Retail (family in General Store)—5 photos

1

44

Retail (General Store interior)—42 photos

1

45

Retail (General Store interior)—15 photos

1

46

Retail (Envirocar Center)—4 photos

1

47

Retail (Sii tanks)—2 photos

1

48

Miscellaneous (boxcars with man atop boxcars)—8 photos

1

49

Miscellaneous (silos & warehouse—possibly Lyons OH)—2 photos

1

50

Miscellaneous (corn cobs in heap & plant)—2 photos

1

51

Miscellaneous (golf)—9 photos

1

52

Miscellaneous (welding boxcar inside shop)—7 photos

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Negatives

25

21

Ads, Folder 1 1970-present

25

22

Ads, Folder 2 1970-present

25

23

Ads, Folder 3 1970-present

25

24

Ads, Folder 4 1970-present

25

25

Ads, Folder 5 1970-present

25

26

Ads, Folder 6 1970-present

25

27

Events, Folder 1 1970-present

25

28

Events, Folder 2 1970-present

25

29

Events, Folder 3 1970-present

25

30

Events, Folder 4 1970-present

25

31

Events, Folder 5 1970-present

28

1

Events, Folder 6 1970-present

28

2

Events, Folder 7 1970-present

28

3

Events, Folder 8 1970-present

28

4

Events, Folder 9 1970-present

28

5

Events, Folder 10 1970-present

28

6

Events, Folder 11 1970-present

28

7

Events, Folder 12 1970-present

28
8
Events, Folder 13 1970-present

25

13

Personnel, Folder 1 1970-present

25

14

Personnel, Folder 2 1970-present

25

15

Personnel, Folder 3 1970-present

25

16

Personnel, Folder 4 1970-present

25

17

Personnel, Folder 5 1970-present

25

18

Personnel, Folder 6 1970-present

25

19

Personnel, Folder 7 1970-present

25

20

Personnel, Folder 8 1970-present

25

5

Facilities, Folder 1 1979-1998           

25

6

Facilities, Folder 2 1979-1998

25

7

Facilities, Folder 3 1979-1998

25

8

Facilities, Folder 4 1979-1998

25

9

Facilities, Folder 5 1979-1998

25

10

Facilities, Folder 6 1979-1998

25

11

Facilities, Folder 7 1979-1998

25

12

Facilities, Folder 8 1979-1998

25

1

Miscellaneous, Folder 1 n.d.

25

2

Miscellaneous, Folder 2 n.d.

25

3

Miscellaneous, Folder 3 n.d.

25

4

Miscellaneous, Folder 4 n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

B. Prints

 

 

 

17

2

“Ag Products” ca 1979

23

6

Andersons Board of Directors 2001

23

7

Andersons Board of Directors 2006

23

8

Andersons Board of Directors 2007

17

1

Andersons Board of Directors ca 1988

23

5

Andersons Board of Directors February 1998

23

9

Andersons Garden Annex, n.d.

17

5

Champaign IL Build/Construction 1968, Folder 1

17

6

Champaign IL Build/Construction 1968, Folder 2

17

7

Community Events, 1994

17

19

Facilities 1959-1973

17

17

Facilities ca. 1963-ca.1977 Folder 1

17

18

Facilities ca. 1963-ca.1977 Folder 2

17

12

Facilities ca. 1970s

17

13

Facilities, Aerial – Tom Root, Folder 1 1957-1990

17

14

Facilities, Aerial – Tom Root, Folder 2 1957-1990

17

15

Facilities, Aerial – Tom Root, Folder 3 1957-1990

17

11

Facilities, Aerial 1959-1965

17

8

Facilities, Aerial, n.d. Folder 1

17

9

Facilities, Aerial, n.d. Folder 2

17

10

Facilities, Aerial, n.d. Folder 3

23

4

Facilities, Broadsheets, n.d.

17

16

Facilities, Non Aerial Photos, Indoor and Outdoor 1957-1982

17

28

Matte Board of Dick Anderson and executive n.d.

1

54

Michigan—Albion (silos, aerial shot)—1 photo (4 x 6”)

23

4

Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame, Harold Anderson Induction, n.d.

1

53

Ohio—Maumee (Anderson Truck Terminal, “8-27-52”)—1 photo (b/w, 8 x 10”)

17

20

Personnel, n.d.

24

4

Photo Album, n.d.

27

1

Photo Album, Summer Camp 1986

17

27

Photo Proofs, 1963-1975

23

4

Political Ad, ‘Harold Anderson for State Legislature,’ September 29, 1954

23

4

Political Ad, ‘The Man for the Job,’ September 29, 1954

17

21

Port of Toledo ca. 1965-1970

17

22

Port of Toledo, Ag Fertilizer ca. 1979

17

23

Press, Photo Proofs 1958-1962

17

24

Rene McPherson

1

55

Retail (Garden Center, interior)—2 photos (4 x 6”)

1

56

Retail (General Store, exterior)—1 photo (4 x 6”)

1

58

Retail (General Store, interior & exterior)—5 photos (4 x 6”)

1

57

Retail (General Store, interior, 11/29/95)—1 photo (4 x 6”)

1

59

Retail (General Store, interior, 1996)—8 photos (4 x 6”)

17

32

Shipping Boat docked on Maumee River n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

C. Slides

 

 

 

1

60

Ohio--Toledo (elevator, ship, aerial shot)—1 photo (8 x 10”)

1

61

Ohio—Toledo (elevator, ship, aerial shot)—5 photos (3 x 3”)

1

62

Illinois—Champaign & Ohio—Maumee (unmounted)—5 photos

1

63

Anderson Partners (Harold Anderson, Dick Anderson, John Anderson, Tom Anderson, etc., 02/65--07/85)—169 photos

1

64

People—Other (California—Rialto, Michigan—Albion & White Pigeon, Ohio—Bowling Green, Bryan, Maumee & Pleasant Plain, etc.,  10/77--“’86”)—239 photos

1

65

Illinois—Champaign (aerial shots, etc., 07/70—06/84)—30 photos

1

66

Indiana—Delphi (aerial shots, etc., 08/75—06/84)—20 photos

1

67

Indiana—Dunkirk/Redkey (aerial shots, etc., “2/83”—07/84)—42 photos

1

68

Michigan—Albion, Potterville, Webberville & White Pigeon (“Fall ‘82”—“5/83”)—21 photos

1

69

Ohio—Bryan (06/85, buildings & silos at sunrise)—8 photos

1

70

Ohio—Findlay—4 photos

1

71

Ohio—Maumee (The Andersons Farm Supply, 12/69—09/75)—17 photos

1

72

Ohio—Maumee (The Andersons Maumee Complex, original Cargill elevator & Anderson Truck Terminal, “Ag Fert Plant,” boxcars with “The Andersons” logo, truck loading bulk fertilizer, Lawn Fertilizer Specialties Plant, “Ag Fert Operations,” train by silos & elevators, Cob Mill Warehouse, Garden Shop & Tireman, truck dumping load, Hubbard Milling Company, Maumee Scales, grain filling boxcars, boxcars pouring corn cobs, 2 men loading truck from forklift, Elevators after dusk, aerial shots, etc., 10/59—07/85)—374 photos

1

73

Ohio—Maumee (Maumee Warehouse Market & General Store & Garden Center, Historical Anderson Warehouse & ATT Elevator, Nursery Annex, exterior & interior shots, “05/60”—05/81)—35 photos

1

74

Ohio—Pleasant Plain (L/M Animal Farms, 07/85)—31 photos

1

75

Ohio—Toledo (Toledo General Store, exterior & interior shots, 01/85--“5/19/86”—184 photos

1

76

Ohio—Toledo (River Elevator, construction, boat loading, storage tanks, silo construction, train, aerial shots, etc., 04/60—07/85)—331 photos

1

77

Ohio—Toledo (Other) (Toledo Museum of Art exterior with American flags, University of Toledo University Hall tower exterior)—12 photos

1

78

Event—“Anderson’s AV Grand Opening 8-27-84” (Toledo General Store, Garden Center)—10 photos

1

79

Event—“Grand Opening 8-27-87” (with John Klotz, Tom Anderson, Dick Anderson, clown)—47 photos

1

80

Event—“Motivation Mtg. 8-24-87” (dinner, speakers include Bob Savage, John Klotz, Dick Anderson)—18 photos

1

81

Event—“Neighborhood Party 8-25-87” (face-painting, clown, accordionist, bass player & clarinetist)—18 photos

1

82

Event—“Redkey Open House 6/81” (Dick Anderson, John Anderson, Tom Weidner, tent by elevators)—4 photos

1

83

Event—“Retail Vendors Golf Outing 6/17/86”—54 photos

1

84

Agricultural Fertilizer Operations (forklift loading truck, truck loading dump truck, “Nosco,” 2 men loading truck from forklift, 1-2 men working alongside train, 07/85--08/85)—80 photos

1

85

Agriculture (farm equipment in fields, ear of corn on stalk, hands holding kernels against cornfield background, “Green Wheat,” “Stock Photo Historical” farmers, boat & train, boat by early crane, “Ohio Country Ele[vator],” ship at elevator, fields & plants, cows, sunrise, wheat field,  06/72—08/78)—130 photos

1

86

“The Andersons Capabilities” (warehouse interior, “Abbott” truck, computer monitor with “Calendar/Diary of Phil Fox” “6/6/84,” trucks dumping, 2 men by fire hydrant at train track, hand on adding machine) 20 photos

1

87

“The Andersons” Publications, etc. (“The Andersons: a Statement of Principles,” “The Andersons: Statement of Principles,” “The Andersons Job Description,” “The Andersons Identification” card—“John A. Doe,” “The Andersons Patient Services Program” card, “The Andersons Certificate for Education,” “The Andersons Retirement Savings Investment Plan” & “The Andersons Qualified Profit Sharing Plan” for “Peggy E. Black”)—10 photos

1

88

Commercial Products (“Reldan,” “Lasso,” “Tee Time Fertilizer,” “Break-Thru,” “Slikwik,” “Spectracide 6000,” “The Andersons Premium Lawn Food,” “The Andersons Crabgrass Preventer,” “Premium Lawn Food Weed Killer,” “Gardn [sic?] Gro,” “Rose Maker,” “Turf Food,” “Film From Lawn Products 4 pg Distributer Brochure,” “Film from Lawn Products Book Y,” “Lawn Products From Folder Andersons Fertilizer,” “Nike” shoes, “Quality Seed,” “Hillsdale,” etc., 02/79—09/83)—78 photos

1

89

Grain (trucks & bulldozer at pile of grain—possibly Indiana—Delphi, heaps of grain colored red, yellow & blue, bulldozer with heaps of grain inside warehouse, grain pouring into grate, men packaging “Nosco Seed—Wheat,” 10/30-80—07/05/88)—81 photos

1

90

Miscellaneous—locations uncertain (“Hopper loading spouts,” boxcars
with “The Andersons” name, boxcars & welder, 02/99)—17 photos

1

91

Research (“Industrial” man in lab coat with chemical reactions, snake, lizard, mushrooms, small pile of grain, white mice or rats in lab, 08/85)—41 photos

1

92

Retail—location uncertain (model of store, “The Andersons General Store/Garden Center” exterior & interior shots, 1983—02/99)—87 photos

1

93

Ships—location uncertain (includes “Coventry City” slide made in Sweden)—3 photos

1

94

Slide Presentations—titled slides (“Champaign Presentation 1983”)—49 photos

1

95

Slide Presentations—titled slides (“Insects Of Turfgrass In The Northeast” & “Film from Lawn Products Book Z” insects)—82 photos

1

96

Slide Presentations—titled slides (“Rotary ‘80” etc.—graph, “Industry Overview” titles, “Corncob Properties” titles, “The Andersons” logo, “The Andersons Cob Division,” “The Andersons Lawn Fertilizer Division,” “Retail Division,” “Retailing,” “Agricultural Products,” etc., maps, “P.i.G. pulls in grease: A product from SERMAC” logo, graph frames, etc.)—78 photos 

1

97

Slide Presentations—unidentified numbered set (plants in ground, pods of peas against red surface)----7 photos

17

26

Slides – Aerial Photographs

17

25

Slides – Facility Photos and Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

S2. PRINTED MATERIALS

 

 

 

 

 

A. Anderson Herald

 

 

 

2

1

Anderson Herald (January thru February, 1978—v. 13, n. 1 thru n. 2, March thru October, 1978, December, 1978, includes “Spring 1978,” “Summer 1978,” “Fall 1978”)

2

2

Anderson Herald (January thru June, 1979, August, 1979, October thru December, 1979, includes “Spring, 1979”)

2

3

Anderson Herald (January, 1980, June thru August, 1980, October thru November, 1980, includes “Special Issue: Plan for your family’s future”)

2

4

Anderson Herald (January thru February, 1981, July thru December, 1981)

2

5

Anderson Herald (January thru August, 1982, October thru December, 1982, includes “United Way issue, 1982”)

2

6

Anderson Herald (January thru July/August, 1983, October, 1983, includes “Special Issue, 1983” & “Special Issue” [1983 United Way])

2

7

Anderson Herald (February thru March, 1984, May, 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

B. OMI Farm News

 

 

 

2

8

OMI Farm News (March 1959—v. 9, n. 4)

2

9

OMI Farm News (March thru October, 1963—v. 13, n. 5 thru n. 12)

2

10

OMI Farm News (November, 1963 thru October, 1964—v. 14, n. 1 thru n. 12 [NB—n. 2-3 marked as v. 15]

2

11

OMI Farm News (November, 1964 thru July, 1965; September thru October, 1965—v. 15, n. 1 thru n. 9, n. 11 thru n. 12)

2

12

OMI Farm News (November, 1965 thru April, 1966; June thru December, 1966—v. 16, n. 1 thru n. 6, n. 8 thru n. 14 [sic])

2

13

OMI Farm News (February thru April, 1967; July thru August, 1967—v. 17, n. 4 [sic] thru n. 6, n. 9 thru n. 10)

2

14

OMI Farm News (November, 1967 thru October, 1968—v. 18, n. 1 thru n. 12)

2

15

OMI Farm News (November, 1968; January thru June, 1969; August thru October, 1969—v. 19, n. 1, n. 3 thru n. 8, n. 10 thru n. 12)

2

16

OMI Farm News (November, 1969 thru October, 1970—v. 21 [sic], n. 1 thru n. 12)

2

17

OMI Farm News (November, 1970 thru January, 1971; April thru September, 1971—v. 22, n. 1 thru n. 3, n. 6 thru n. 11)

 

 

 

 

 

C. The Anderson Herald

 

 

 

3

1

The Anderson Herald (February thru December, 1964—v. 1, n. 1 thru n. 11)

3

2

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1965—v. II [sic], n. 1 thru n. 12)

3

3

The Anderson Herald (January thru June, 1966; September thru December, 1966—v. III, n. 1 thru n. 6, n. 9 thru n. 12)

3

4

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1967—v. IV, n. 1 thru n. 12 [n. 6—photocopy])

3

5

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1968—v. IV [sic], n. 1 thru n. 12)

3

6

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1969—v. V, n. 1 thru n. 12, includes “Special Service Awards Edition” (Extra, May, 1969)) [n. 4, n. 9, n. 11—loose]

3

7

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1970—v. IV [sic], n. 1 thru n. 6, v. V [sic], n. 7 thru n. 12)

3

8

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1971—v. 6 [sic], n. 1 thru n, 5, n. 7 [sic: (June)], n. 7 thru n. 12)

3

9

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1972—v. 7, n. 1 [sic: masthead reads “January 1972,” “Feb.-March, 1972” inside], n. 4 thru n. 12, includes “Special 25th Anniversary Supplement 1947-1972” (v. 7, n. 11, Section 2, November 1972)

3

10

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1973—v. 8, n. 1 thru n. 12)

3

11

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1974—v. 9, n. 1 thru n. 12, includes “Crusade of Mercy, Special Edition, September 1974”)

3

12

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1975—v. 10, n. 1 thru n. 12, includes “United Way Special Edition, September 1975”)

3

13

The Anderson Herald (January thru December, 1976—v. 11, n. 1 thru n. 12, includes “United Way Special Edition, September, 1976”)

3

14

The Anderson Herald (January-February thru December, 1977—v. 12, n. 1 thru n. 11, includes “1977 United Way Campaign” Special Issue)

 

 

 

 

 

D. The Andersons Herald

 

 

 

2

18

The Andersons Herald (July thru August, 1984, October thru December, 1984, includes “United Way Issue, 1984”) 

2

19

The Andersons Herald (January thru May, 1985, August thru November/December, 1985)

2

20

The Andersons Herald (January thru November/December, 1986)

2

21

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1987) [includes some color photos]

2

22

The Andersons Herald (January/February thru December, 1988)

2

23

The Andersons Herald (February thru November, 1989)

2

24

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1990)

2

25

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1991)

2

26

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1992)

2

27

The Andersons Herald (January thru July, 1993; September thru December, 1993)

2

28

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1994)

2

29

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1995)

2

30

The Andersons Herald (January thru November, 1996) [includes some color photos]

2

31

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1997)

2

32

The Andersons Herald (January thru March, 1998, May thru July, 1998, September thru December, 1998)

2

33

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 1999)

2

34

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 2000)

2

35

The Andersons Herald (January thru December, 2001)

2

36

The Andersons Herald (January thru June, 2002, August, 2002, October, 2002, December, 2002)

2

37

The Andersons Herald (February/March thru April/May, 2003, Spring, 2003, Summer, 2003, August/September thru “December/January, 2004 [sic]”)

2

40

The Andersons Herald Assort. 1966-1977

2

39

The Andersons Herald February/March 1984-Fall 2007

2

38

The Andersons Herald Winter 2008-Winter 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries E: Newspapers

 

 

 

23

4

Ad Clippings, 1954

21

1

Bacon’s Clipping Bureau

21

15

Luce Press Clippings

21

29

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1940-1949

21

28

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1950-1959

21

27

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1960-1969

21

26

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1970-1979

21

20

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1980-1989 Folder 1

21

21

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1980-1989 Folder 2

21

22

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1980-1989 Folder 3

21

23

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1980-1989 Folder 4

21

24

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1980-1989 Folder 5

21

25

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1980-1989 Folder 6

21

16

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1990-2016 Folder 1

21

17

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1990-2016 Folder 2

21

18

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1990-2016 Folder 3

21

19

Newspapers and Press Clippings, 1990-2016 Folder 4

21

31

Obituary, John D. Anderson, Headliner, September 11, 1986

21

30

Obituary, Margaret Anderson, The Blade, March 23, 1983

21

35

Poster, “In the Headlines” ca. 1949

23

4

‘Storing Soys Big Elevator Job Now,’ Toledo Blade, January 9, 1951

21

4

The Blade’s Annual Chief Executives Forecasts 1980-1994

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries F: Other Publications

 

 

 

21

2

‘The Big Pour’ and the Press 2nd edition, April 1961

21

37

“The World of Corn: A Comprehensive Look,” 1993

21

34

A Pictorial Review – The Andersons, Maumee, OH July 1966

21

3

Biofuels International, May 2007

21

5

Capabilities in Agribusiness September 1986

21

6

Conservation Circular, Fall/Winter 1975/1976

21

7

Feed and Grain Feb/Mar 1994

21

10

Grain Journal, July/August2009

21

8

Grain Journal, May/June 2007

21

9

Grain Journal, Sept/Oct 2007

21

11

Home Center March 1983, April 1986

21

12

Independent College Newsletter March 1982 – January 1983

23

2

Indiana Prairie Farmer – December, 1968

23

1

Indiana Prairie Farmer – January 4, 1969

21

14

Inside Story, Spring 1975

21

32

Ohio Business, March 1984

21

33

Ohio Matters, March/April 2007

21

36

US Business Review, June 2003

 

 

 

 

 

S3. SCRAPBOOKS

 

 

 

4

-

“The Andersons 1936-1940,” 56 pp.

5

-

“The Andersons 1940-1950,” 84 pp.

6

-

“Progress in Grain Marketing: Anderson Elevator Company, Toledo, Ohio operating the Anderson Truck Terminal, Maumee Ohio,” [1948-1950], 19 pp.

7

-

“The Andersons 1951-1961,” 139 pp. [about half loose]

8

-

“The Andersons 1962-1969,” 77 pp.

9

-

Black leather binder [1964-1969] [includes correspondence (1964), newspaper clippings (1964 & 1968-1969), etc.]

10

-

“The Andersons 1970-1972,” 68 pp.

11

-

“The Andersons 1973-1974,” 95 pp.

3

-

“The Andersons” black binder with “The Andersons” logo, [1974-1975], 9 pp. [includes “Twenty Years of History” [1955-1974] and “Five Years of Recent History: The Andersons (A Partnership)” [1971-1975])

12

-

“The Andersons 1975,” 69 pp.

13

-

“The Andersons 1976,” 51 pp.

14

-

“The Andersons 1977,” 85 pp.

15

-

“The Andersons 1978,” 125 pp.

16

-

“The Andersons 1979,” 62 pp.

3

-

“The Andersons” black binder with “The Andersons” logo, [1983], 14 pp., 25 loose pp. [includes “The Andersons: 1983 Financial Report”]

 

 

 

 

 

S4. COMMUNITY RELATIONS MATERIALS

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries A: General Charity/Community Contributions

 

 

 

18

28

Donor List, Remainderman Trusts

18

29

Graph, Foundation Contributions, 1983 (Chart A)

18

37

Memo, “Appraisal Rules for Charitable Contributions of Appreciated Property” July 12, 1995

18

39

Miscellaneous Charity Work 1974-2015

18

44

Proposal, Community Partnership Program, 9/27/77

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries B: Community Partnership, Kennedy Institute for Ethics

 

 

 

18

11

Annual Report, Georgetown University 1977

18

12

Annual Report, Georgetown University 1979

18

17

Community Limited Partnership, Kennedy Institute (Georgetown University) ca. 1970s

18

18

Correspondence, Eugene Balk Re: Challenge Grant Georgetown 1978-1979

18

19

Georgetown University Correspondence, 1972-1982

18

40

Georgetown University Financial Correspondence 1980-1984

18

30

Kennedy Institute (Georgetown University) ca. 1980s Folder 1

18

31

Kennedy Institute (Georgetown University) ca. 1980s Folder 2

18

32

Kennedy Institute (Georgetown University) ca. 1980s Folder 3

18

33

Kennedy Institute Quarterly Reports, Summer 1979-Winter 1980

18

13

NCH Challenge Grant Information/Guidelines, October 1978

18

45

Publications related to Kennedy Institute for Ethics, 1978-ca. 1980

18

46

Report, “Kennedy Institute of Ethics Report to the Georgetown University Directors” September 15, 1978

18

47

Report, “Proposal for an Expanded Role of the Kennedy Institute”

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries C: Ohio State University Endowment

 

 

 

18

21

Correspondence and Biographical Materials, OSU Endowed Chair 1986-2004

18

48

Report, Summary of Activities to May 2000, Dr. Karl Meilke

18

49

Reports, OSU – Chair and Research 1998

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries D: Advertisements and Promotional Materials

 

 

 

18

9

“A Farmers Creed” n.d.

18

6

Advertisements, Marketing 1950-ca. 1990

18

7

Advertisements, Photo Proofs, 1957

18

8

Advertisements, Photo Proofs, 1958-1976

17

3

Brochure, Party Ideas for Your Special Occasion n.d.

18

15

Calendar, Season’s Greetings, New Year 1958

18

14

Calendar, Toledo Landmarks 2010

18

16

Catalogs, Agricultural Products/Farm Supplies 1985-1993

18

35

Marketing Materials, ca. 1970s

18

36

Marketing Materials, ca. 1990s-2000s

18

42

Postcards, Holiday, ca. 1987-1990

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries E: Special Events                                                                                                       

 

 

 

21

13

Documents and Press, Picnic, Summer Camp 1957,1966

18

50

Transcript, A Family Partnership Talk – Harold Anderson, June 22, 1959

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries F: Land Sale Files 1994-1999         

 

 

 

18

51^

Architectural Drawings, Arrowhead Park associated buildings, n.d.

18

10

Architectural Presentation, Founders Square at Arrowhead Park

18

22

Correspondence, Finney Real Estate

18

1

Correspondence, GM Barton Survey Co.

22

12

Correspondence, John DiSalle

18

2

Correspondence, Michael Realty

18

4

Correspondence, Plot maps and Purchase Proposal

18

25

Correspondence, Spring Valley Architects

18

20

Correspondence, Thomas Anderson

18

23

Correspondence, Toledo Community Foundation

18

24

Correspondence, Tomahawk Development

18

26

Correspondence, Vista Development

18

27

Directory, Arrowhead Park: A Business Community

18

3

Korpacz Real Estate Investor Survey

18

34

Maps and Plans, Arrowhead Park

18

38

Miscellaneous

18

41

Photos, Correspondence, Press – Land Gifts 1995-1996

22

19

Plans and Plot Maps, Maumee Complex

22

20

Plot Map, Maumee Facility

18

43

Press Materials, Arrowhead Park – 1973-no later than 1992

17

30

Press Packet, Land Gifts November 22,1995

18

5

Tomahawk Development, Tree Removal Plot Maps and Proposal

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries G: Awards and Recognitions

 

 

 

23

3

Ceritificate, Ohio House of Representatives, ‘Congratulations to Richard Anderson on Receiving the 2003 Silver Hope Award’, 2003

23

3

Certificate, Ohio House of Representatives, ‘Congratulations to The Andersons on Receiving the 2004 Maumee River Award’, 2004

23

3

Certificate, Ohio House of Representatives, ‘Tribute to The Andersons, Inc. on Receiving the 2005 People of Vision Award’, 2005

23

3

City of Maumee, ‘Recognition for Winning the Maumee River Award for 2003’, March 11, 2004

24

3

Commendation, Ohio State Senate, “Honoring the Andersons as a 2000 Partner Award Winner,” 2000

24

3

Commendation, Ohio State Senate, June 26, 2007

24

2

Resolution, State of Ohio Office of the Governor, March 21, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

S5. ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries A: Press Releases                                                                                                    

 

 

 

22

25

Company Personnel Press Releases – 1-86 to 7-88

22

24

Company Press Releases – 1-1-88 to 10-28-98

22

26

Press and Memos – Personnel, 1984-1990

22

22

Press Release – Toledo Blade July 1988 re: drought response

22

23

Press Releases and Materials, Marathon Ethanol Plant, 2006

17

31

Press Procedures and Releases, 1988-1998

17

29

Memo and Pamphlet, Toledo Community Foundation Partnership, n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries B: Policies and Procedures                            

 

 

 

24

5

The Andersons Guide to Policies and Procedures Blue Binder, n.d.

22

13

Grain Policies, Champaign IL 1968-1969

24

6

Statement of Principles Committee” by Tom Anderson

27

2

“Working at the Andersons – A Reference Manual For Permanent Employees” ca. 1970s, Black Binder

27

3

“Working at the Andersons – A Reference Manual For Permanent Employees” ca. 1970s, Green Binder

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries C: Employee Relations                             

     

24

1

“A special message from Harold Anderson, Senior Partner of The Andersons: The Stewardship of Time and Money” ca. 1966

22

16

Letter and Fact Sheet, Salaried Employee, Limited Partner Status, 1973

22

27

Prospectus, Employee Share Purchase Plan

22

31

Working at the Andersons by Herman Aufdencamp, 2012

22

30

Working at the Andersons: A Reference Manual for Permanent Employees May, 1973

24

7

Binder, “A Moment for Good Living” Quote Collection ca 1960s

22

14

Internal Publications ca. 1950s to 2000s Folder 1

22

15

Internal Publications ca. 1950s to 2000s Folder 2

22

17

Memos, Correspondence, Raising a Family is a Pleasure reprinting, 1981

17

4

Brochure, A Summary of Employee Benefits and Policies n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries D: Annual Reports  

 

 

 

22

9

Annual Reports 1958-1970

22

8

Annual Reports 1971-1982

22

7

Annual Reports 1983-1990

22

6

Annual Reports 1991-2001

22

5

Annual Reports 2002-2004

22

4

Annual Reports 2005-2007

22

3

Annual Reports 2008-2010

22

2

Annual Reports 2011-2012

22

1

Annual Reports 2013-2014

22

10

Annual Statement and Review 1975

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries E: Other                                                                            

 

 

 

22

18

“Overview of the Andersons” – ca.2000s (pre sale of Tireman)

22

21

Proposal, Proposal for 360° Comm Company Cell Communications Facility, SW Rossford Cell Site   GPD Associates, March 6, 1996

22

29

Report, “NC-151/NC-213 A History of the First 25 Years” Marvin R. Paulsen, February 5-6, 2003

22

11

Company Histories ca.1960s-2000s

1

98

Signatures of Dick and Mike Anderson

22

28

Raising a Family is a Pleasure by Margaret M. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

S6. AUDIO/VISUAL

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries A: VHS

 

 

 

19

-

“Arrowhead Park: You Deserve to be Here” n.d.

19

-

“We’re Growing Places!” June 2002 (6)

19

-

“The Andersons: Welcome to our World” 1994

19

-

“State of the Andersons Address” January 9, 1992

19

-

“Andersons Facilities” November 1993

19

-

“State of the Andersons Address” January 7, 1993

19

-

“The Andersons: Welcome to our World” Broadcast Cassette

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries B: CD                             

 

 

 

19

-

“Albion Anniversary” n.d.

19

-

Albion Ethanol Dedication Aug 2006 Bruce Works Photos

19

-

Albion Ethanol Pitch Books 2/28/05

19

-

Albion Ethanol Plant August 2006 Mike Bandy Photos

19

-

Albion Groundbreaking Program n.d.

19

-

Albion Info Sheets n.d.

19

-

Albion Oct 05 BU

19

-

Albion Pics 10/4/05, 10/5/05

19

-

Albion Sept 05 BU

19

-

Aug 2009 MABM – NYC (2)

19

-

Clymers Anniversary n.d.

19

-

Clymers Ethanol n.d.

19

-

Clymers Ethanol Dedication June 16, 2007 Mike Brady Photos

19

-

Clymers Ethanol LLC Dedication June 16, 2007 Bruce Works Photos

19

-

Clymers Groundbreaking 4/27/06

19

-

“Clymers Picture Files” n.d.

19

-

Finance and Acct for the Non Finance Executive 2007

19

-

Greenville Aerial Pics Oct 2007

19

-

Greenville Dedication n.d.

19

-

“Greenville Ethanol Plant Aerials” Sept 2007

19

-

Greenville Groundbreaking 11/27/06 (2)

19

-

Greenville Plant Photos 5/31/08

19

-

Hi-Res Historical 12/08

19

-

Historical Photos n.d.

19

-

“Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsach (Now US Secretary of Agriculture) visit to Albion 7/21/06”

19

-

Lima Photos 1/14/10

19

-

Ohio State Visits the Andersons 2010

19

-

Old Images 30’s-50’s

19

-

“Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, and Uses of The Andersons’ Corncob Products” Collins Reporting Service, Inc. n.d.

19

-

Sept 15 2005 groundbreaking Albion MI, G. Pahl Photos

19

-

The Andersons Albion Ethanol LLC Clymers Ethanol LLC n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries C: DVD                  

 

 

 

19

-

2009 Service Awards Dick Anderson Tribute n.d.   

19

-

“Dick + Fran, Ray + Dale” n.d.

19

-

Dick Anderson Interview Raw Footage 12/08

19

-

Dick Anderson Tribute/Roast Highlights 3/18/09 (Master)

19

-

Employee Engagement Survey n.d.

19

-

“Enrich o Cob” Loop n.d.

19

-

“Enrich o Cob” Single Play n.d.

19

-

Ethanol Story, Ethanol B-roll, Marathon n.d.

19

-

We’re Growing Places 2001 n.d.

 

 

 

 

 

Subseries D: Betamax

 

 

 

19

-

“Ford Visit” June 23, 1981

19

-

CBC “Agriscope” television program featuring the Andersons – 1981

19

-

“1. Grain Dust; 2. Port Story/WTVG; 3. Port Story/WTOL” 1981

19

-

“Weeknightly; Business Report The Andersons, Dick Anderson” June 22, 1983

 

 

 

 

 

S7        Artifacts

 

 

 

20

2

Andersons Mission Statement plaque in plexiglass, bronze, and sticker

26

-

Andersons Model train

20

-

Bed o Cobs souvenir samples

20

-

Button, Do not P in the Lake

20

-

Commemorative golden shovel and pins for Clymers Ethanol LLC Groundbreaking

20

-

Commemorative model grain elevator

20

-

Grit o Cobs souvenir sample

20

1

Paper Bag, Andersons Certified Farm Products

20

-

Water bottles, 50th anniversary

20

-

Pocket calendar, 1998

20

-

Pencils, pens, pencil sharpeners

20

-

Bed o cobs calculator

20

-

Corn cob letter opener

20

2

Political Cartoon, (Frank) O’Connell

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