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Blue Grass Cooperage Company Records, 1948-1971

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Blue Grass Cooperage Company Records




University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Blue Grass Cooperage Company Records, 1948-1971, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.


1 box.5 linear feet

Scope and Content

This collection from the Blue Grass Cooperage Company of Brown-Forman Distillers Corporation consist of two bound copies of job analysis for all employees and one folder of black and white photographs. Written in 1948, the job analysis book includes detailed descriptions of every job in the company from Finishing Department foreman to janitors and food workers. Although pay rates are not included, basis of pay and routes of promotion and training are listed. The two books are identical in text, but one book has additional photos of company workers. Because of its tabs for easy access and generally ragged look, the book with the photos was probably the office copy while the other book was probably a reserve copy or the original. The folder of photographs includes 11 8x10s dating from the early 1970s. Most of these photos are of a safety service and company picnic.

Collection Inventory

1. Bound copy of `Job Descriptions and Areas of Responsibility for Jobs in the Blue Grass Cooperage Company.' Prepared by George Kirzinger, July, 1948
Scope and Content Note:

Includes: List of employee benefits,

Flow chart of cooperage operations.

Job index and flow chart for individual departments-Finishing, Buffalo, Iron, Stave Jointing, Heading, Yard, , Guards/Janitors/Cafe, Stock Room, & Boiler Room,

Individual job descriptions for each department.

2. Another copy of the same
Scope and Content Note:

Missing: Flow chart of cooperage operations.

Including: 8x10 photos of cooperage employees.

3. Folder of 11 8x10 photos
Scope and Content Note:

Includes: 7 photos of safety service banners, awards, ceremonies, and picnics, dated 1971;

2 photos of Hiram Walker manufactured barrels;

1 photo of Blue Grass manufactured barrels;

1 photo of Yard Department workers.

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