Guide to the Adohr Farms Collection, 1937-1940
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Adohr Farms Collection
Adohr Milk Farms
Physical Description: 2.05
Language of Materials:
Abstract: This collection consists of publicity
materials for Adohr Milk Farms. Box 1 contains 27 photographs of Adohr Farms dairy
operations in Reseda and Buttonwillow, California, that have been mounted on black board
and captioned. Box 2 consists of 8 digitized 16mm films that feature Adohr Farms land,
livestock, and dairy operations. Box 3 contains selected issues of
Toreadohr, the Adohr Farms newsletter.
The Adohr Farms milk dairy was located in Tarzana, California at Ventura Boulevard and
Lindley Avenue. The dairy was established by Merritt Adamson 1916, and named for his
wife, Rhoda (spelled backwards). During the Depression, the Adamson’s sold off most of
their land. In the late 1940s, Adohr Farms moved to Camarillo, and was eventually sold
to Southland Corporation in the mid-1960s.
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Adohr Milk Farms --
Genre/Form of Material:
Buttonwillow (Calif.) --
Reseda (Los Angeles,
Calif.) -- Photographs
Dairy farms -- California -- Buttonwillow
Dairy farms -- California -- Reseda --
Conditions Governing Use:
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has 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
This collection consists of publicity materials for Adohr Milk Farms. Box 1 contains 27
photographic prints of Adohr Farms dairy operations in Reseda and Buttonwillow,
California, that have been mounted on black board and captioned. All of these images are
electronically accessible on the
San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
2 consists of 8 digitized 16mm films that feature Adohr Farms land, livestock, and dairy
operations. Reference copies are available for viewing in the Reading Room. Box 3
contains selected issues of
, the Adohr Farms
Box 1, Folder 1
Few dairy cows attain such fame as Linetta of Adohr.
Box 1, Folder 2
The Adohr Certified Farm produces more Certified Milk than any other farm
Box 1, Folder 3
Four grand Champions came from the Adohr herd in 1937.
Box 1, Folder 4
Aerial view of Adohr Certified Farm at 18000 Ventura Boulevard, Reseda,
Box 1, Folder 5
Grazing is a rare privilege for cows in the Adohr Milking
Box 1, Folder 6
The Adohr Certified Farm is located at 18,000 [sic] Ventura
Box 1, Folder 7
All the processing equipment is stainless steel - other metals sometimes
cause the milk to have a metallic taste.
Box 1, Folder 8
Aerial views of Reseda dairy [caption missing].
Box 1, Folder 9
The Guernsey Breed of cattle was developed on the Isle of Guernsey, one of
the small Channel Islands off the coast of France.
Box 1, Folder 10
View of stainless steel milk processor [caption missing].
Box 1, Folder 11
Before any cow joins the milking herd, she must undergo a rigid physical
Box 1, Folder 12
In the Adohr Laboratories, tests of the milk are being made
Box 1, Folder 13
Nowhere in the country are conditions more favorable to the production of
good milk than in Southern California.
Box 1, Folder 14
A great deal of the alfalfa hay for the Adohr herd is raised on the 2500
Adohr ranch at Buttonwillow.
Box 1, Folder 15
The most modern bottle washers make it certain that every bottle will be
thoroughly clean and sterile.
Box 1, Folder 16
Miss Angela Ficker, Queen of the 1935 Los Angeles County Fair poses with
Adohr's Grand Champion Guernseys.
Box 1, Folder 17
Your Adohr man delivers more than 35 quality dairy products to your
Box 1, Folder 18
Corium Slogan's Oliver was National Grand Champion Guernsey Bull in
1935, and State Champion in 1936 and 1937.
Box 1, Folder 19
It takes nearly 300 of these enclosed, modern trucks to deliver the Adohr
Milk to your home.
Box 1, Folder 20
Adohr Irradiated Vitamin D Milk is processed in this stainless steel
Box 1, Folder 21
The milk is bottled a few minutes after it is milked and
Box 1, Folder 22
This shows Gov. Allred of Texas presenting Cliff Knight of Adohr with the
coveted Governor's Trophy, awarded for the best 10 head of dairy cattle
entered at the show.
Box 1, Folder 23
When President Roosevelt made his goodwill tour on the U.S.S. Houston in
1936, Adohr Milk was chosen to go on the ship with him.
Box 1, Folder 24
On every Certified Bottle is this guarantee of purity.
Box 1, Folder 25
Only at Adohr can you get four Certified Milks.
Box 1, Folder 26
The laboratory of the Medical Milk Commission, located at the University
of Southern California, is the most complete for this purpose of any in the
Box 1, Folder 27
This chart shows how control measures protect Certified Milk from every
kind of contamination.
Box 2, Item 1
FB Judson, Guernsey Girl, Shots of Farm,
1935 April 6
Box 2, Item 2
Guernsey Shot, Alya, Dad & Frank [Judson],
1935 April 25
Box 2, Item 3
Wilshire Movies, Roll for Dupe Test, Farm Shots in Color,
1936 February 10
Box 2, Item 4
FB Judson Farm, Scrap,
1937 May 27
Box 2, Item 5
1937 November 15
Box 2, Item 6
FB Judson Farm, Wheat Waving,
1937 December 21
Box 2, Item 7
FB Judson, Dupe Test,
1937 December 28
Box 2, Item 8
FB Judson, Farm Scene,
1940 July 1
Box 3, Folder 1