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Adams Extract

About This Collection

Adams Flavors, Foods, and Ingredients, LLC has its origins in the efforts of John Anderson Adams who sold extracts in Michigan as early as 1888. Adams moved his family to Beeville, Texas in 1905 and was determined to craft a vanilla extract, superior to those already in existence, that could be used in baking. Adams Best was the outcome of his effort and it came with a money back guarantee. In 1922, Adams moved his operation to Austin, Texas. After the Second World War, Adams Extract diversified its product line with other flavored extracts and food colors. In 1955, when Adams Extract moved to its facility on I-35, the company expanded its offerings once again by adding spices to its line of products. In 2002, Adams moved to a ninety thousand square foot facility located in Gonzales, Texas, the site of its current operations. In 2013, Adams celebrated its 125th birthday, making it one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas as well as one of the oldest extract and spice companies in America.

The collection consists of print materials including booklets, logos, recipes, and posters, and photographs as well as product boxes, labels, and bottled product. Everything except the bottled product has been digitized and is available online.

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