Series VI. Home File

Series VI, the Home File (1905-1910, 1940-1972), contains correspondence and other items related to Dixie which Hugh Moore received at his home residence. There is alphabetically arranged correspondence with and about members of the Dixie staff (1951-1972). Topics include the retirement of Dixie associates and reminiscences about Dixie’s early days. Of special interest are those letters which were written to Moore after he sent an autographed photograph to a group of retired Dixie associates at Christmas 1960. Further correspondence reached Moore in the spring of 1964, after he distributed a copy of “Is It True What They Say About Dixie,” Moore’s account of the early history of the business. There is also a small clippings file about Dixie staff (1943-1971). A file on the Dixie Strike in 1967 includes clippings, statements, and some correspondence regarding Moore’s presence at the negotiations. The Barbieri Trust file (1970-1971) contains a small amount of correspondence regarding the status of the fund, and its beneficiaries.

In the last years of Moore’s official association with Dixie, there were two occasions at which time his career in the paper cup business was honored. There is correspondence, speeches, printed material, and several photographs regarding a dinner given for Hugh Moore on the thirty-fifth anniversary of his bringing the Dixie Cup Company to Easton, held at the Country Club of Northampton County, Pennsylvania on November 12, 1956. In addition the file includes some printed material from an honorary dinner given jointly for Cecil Dawson and Hugh Moore by the staff on the occasion of their retirement in 1957.

The Kansas City file (1940, 1953-1959, 1962), contains correspondence with members of the Webster Literary Club of which Moore was a member while attending Central High School in Missouri. Of special interest is the material which pertains to a reunion luncheon with some of the members of the club, including its leader, Moore’s early mentor, Professor Clifford Nowlin. This series also includes diaries which Moore kept during his senior year in high school (1905), while working for The Packer in Chicago and New York (1906), and while attending Harvard College (1906-1907). Moore’s entries also make reference to his public appearances in the campaign against the common cup (1910).

Additions to the Home File (1972-1973) include copies of Moore’s obituary and memorial service, and letters of condolence from Dixie and American Can and from family and friends.