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The collection contains photographic negatives and prints, correspondence, and other materials related to cereal innovator W.K. (Will Keith) Kellogg, his family, and the Kellogg Company.
W.K. (Will Keith) Kellogg, the cereal innovator who founded the Kellogg Company, was born on April 7, 1860 in Battle Creek, Michigan to John Preston and Ann Janette Kellogg. The large family included brothers John Harvey (born 1852) and Preston Stanley (born 1858). W.K. first entered the business world as a teenager, when he began selling brooms. He worked at his family's broom factory and later began working for his half brother Albert at a broom factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. W.K. briefly moved to Texas to work at a broom factory in Dallas that was co-founded by the leader of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, but returned to Michigan after about a year.
14.71 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
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