Guide to the Glen W. Stevenson Collection, 1954-1960
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Glen W. Stevenson Collection
Stevenson, Glen W.
Physical Description: 2.68
Language of Materials:
Abstract: Glen W. Stevenson was assistant to Frank
W. Bireley, founder and head of Bireley's, Inc., producers of Bireley's
non-carbonated sodas. Bireley's Inc. is credited with the design and construction
of the first automated juice extractor. The collection consists primarily of photographs
of the extractor built in the 1950s, as well as some other records, news clippings, and
Glen W. Stevenson was assistant to Frank W. Bireley, founder and head of Bireley's,
Inc., producers of Bireley's non-carbonated sodas. Bireley's Inc. is credited
with the design and construction of the first automated juice extractor. During the time
that Stevenson worked for Bireley in the 1950s, he served as Office Manager and was in
charge of various duties including purchasing parts, the scheduling of manufacturing,
and personnel hiring and training.
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
Bireley, Frank W.,
Clippings (Books, newspapers,
Soft drink industry -- California -- San
Fernando Valley -- Equipment and supplies
Conditions Governing Use:
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has not been transferred to California State University,
Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or
reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of
the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Conditions Governing Access:
The collection is open for research use.
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Scope and Contents
The Glen W. Stevenson Collection (1954-1960) documents Stevenson's work as Office
Manager at the Frank W. Bireley Plant in North Hollywood in the 1950s. The collection
consists primarily of photographs of the recently developed juice extractors and their
ongoing modifications. This includes photos of personnel, as well as close-ups of the
different parts of the extractor such as the "knife holder," "fruit feed
hopper," and "juice collection pans." There are also photographs
documenting different experiments such as "juice fractionation," and
instructions for assembling units once they were shipped. The collection also consists
of correspondence, business records, news clippings mostly concerning Frank
Bireley's death, and artifacts, including an empty Bireley's soda bottle.
Box 1, Item 1
Photographs, Bireley, Volume 1,
Box 1, Item 2
Photographs, Bireley, Volume 2,
Box 2, Item 1
Bireley Equipment Photographs,
Box 2, Folder 2
Business Records and Publicity
Box 2, Folder 3
Correspondence and Blank Letterhead Stationery
Box 2, Folder 5
Business Records and Publicity