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American Chicle Company Records

An inventory of their records at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: -
Date: circa 1968

Biographical History

The American Chicle Company was an American chewing gum company, incorporated in 1899. The company had operations in Brooklyn, Cleveland, Chicago, Louisville (Kentucky), and Toronto, as well as factories and forest land in Yucatan. Its products eventually grew to include breath mints, antacids, cough drops and other items. American Chicle was acquired by Warner-Lambert in 1962, which in turn was acquired by Pfizer in 2000.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The American Chicle Company Records contains administrative, legal and financial papers. The largest categories are legal papers, patent materials, and stocks information. The financial material consists entirely of bound volumes.

Included in the collection (particularly in the financial material) is also some material from subsidiary and/or partner companies, such as the Crawford Gum Company and the Mexican Exploitation Company.

Arrangement of the Collection

Lacking a company history or organizational chart, the American Chicle files have been arranged in a single alphabetical run by topic or type of file (e.g. legal files, patents, etc.) The majority of the material is in 43 boxes, but there are also some 389 bound volumes, most of these financial in nature (ledgers, journals, expense information, etc.)


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

American Chicle Company.


Candy industry -- Accounting.
Candy industry -- United States -- History.
Chewing gum -- United States -- History.
Chicle industry -- Mexico.
Confectionery -- United States -- History.

Genres and Forms

Journals (accounts)
Ledgers (account books)
Legal documents.
Legal files.
Minutes (administrative records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

American Chicle Company Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1967.

Table of Contents

General files

Financial papers