Badger Farms Creameries, 1927-1972 – MS090

Badger Farms Creameries, 1927-1972 – MS090

Provenance: Given to the Portsmouth Athenaeum by Charles A. Tarbell in 2009.

Citation: Badger Farms Creameries (MS090), Manuscript Collections, Portsmouth Athenaeum

Size: 1/2 Hollinger Box and 3 Bound Volumes

Access: No restrictions

Scope and Content

Records of Badger Farms’ Creameries include account books, minutes of stockholders meetings, minutes of board of directors meetings, articles of agreement and by-laws.

Historical Note

Badger Farms’ Creameries was a manufacturer of dairy products. They sold milk, cream, and Badger Farms ice cream throughout the Portsmouth area. First established in 1877, the company was incorporated in 1927 in Kittery with Daniel W. Badger as founder and treasurer. After Daniel Badger died in 1952, Daniel B. Tarbell became president. Main offices were at 160-192 Bow Street in Portsmouth, with manufacturing plants in Portsmouth and Newburyport and a grain warehouse in Greenland. In the 1960s the company purchased Strafford Farms Dairy, Inc., and created Badger Milk Transport Company. In 1966 the name was changed to Danco. The company went out of business about 1970.

Folder List

Box 1

F01: Articles of agreement and by-laws, 1927-1928
F02: Board of Directors Record Book, 1927-1963
F03: Board of Directors records, 1953-1965
F04: Stockholders records, 1942-1972
F05: Notes and bills, 1952-1966
F06: Danco, Inc., 1966
F07: Badger Milk Transport Corporation, 1964-1974

Book 1: General ledger: current, 1928-1972
Book 2: General ledger: transfer, 1928-1953
Book 3: Strafford Farms Dairy, Inc., 1963

Name Index:

Tarbell, Daniel B.
Tarbell, Edmund C., II
Brownell, John L.
Bird, Walter J.
Staley, Marjorie B.
Rollins, Alice
Rollins, Edward
Roberts, Myra C.
Badger, Ralph, 1890-1986
Badger, Edith E., 1887-1983
Badger, Francis W.
Call, Hollis S.
Badger, Daniel Wesley, 1865-1952
Badger, Phillips Brooks, 1896-1942

Search Term Index:

Badger Farms Creamery
Strafford Farms Dairy
Badger Milk Transport