Olympia Brewing Company records , 1910-1917

Overview of the Collection

Olympia Brewing Company records
1910-1917 (inclusive)
1 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 flat box
Collection Number
Coll 842
Accounts receivable ledger for the Olympia Brewing Company, 1910-1917.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Olympia Brewing Company was a brewery in the northwest United States, located in Tumwater, Washington, near Olympia. Founded in 1896 by Leopold Friederich Schmidt, it was bought by G. Heileman Brewing Company in 1983. Through a series of consolidations, it was acquired by Pabst Brewing Company in 1999; the Tumwater brewery was closed in 2003.

During the mid-twentieth century, the Olympia Brewing Company was very popular regionally, and was particularly known for its use of water from artesian wells in the brewing process. The beer produced by the company can be seen in multiple places in pop culture, including films and television shows. Daredevil Evel Knievel was sponsored by the company.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Olympia Brewing Company records consist of a single accounting ledger documenting accounts payable from 1910-1917. The ledger contains information such as the name of each account, including individuals, restaurants, and other groups the company worked with, as well as the location of the account. Each record of account documents what goods or services changed hands, for what cost, and the method of payment.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Brewing industry--Washington (State)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Ledgers (account books)