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LactAid, Inc., Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-008

Scope and Content

The collection contains a promotional folder from LactAid, Inc., including information on products. Located within the folder is the boxes for the tablets, milk cartons and mock-up drawings of the wrappers for the cheese products. There are advertisements for companies to have in their stores, pamphlets on how the product is the answer to your problems, and store price suggestions. Also included in the folder is a sample of the product.

Dates

  • 1984, n.d.

Creator

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

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Administrative History

With an estimated one third to the population having some form of lactose intolerance, LactAid, Inc., came up with a product that would allow for this part of the population to still continue drinking and eating milk products. In the 1950s, they looked into the addition of enzymes to milk as a way to modify the lactose. In 1974, The SugarLo Company (progenitor of Lactaid, Inc.), obtained an exclusive license for the K. marxianus Var. lactis lactase enzyme.

The product was first offered to the public in a single-dose pack to break down 70% of the enzyme. The powder dose pack was phased out in 1981 in favor of the sterile liquid form, a product that cost the consumer about 5 cents a glass at the time. Later, the company introduce the milk already treated, in chocolate, nonfat, 1%, 2%, or calcium-fortified. From there, more products were brought to the consumer- cottage cheese, American Cheese, lactase capsules, and Dairy-Ease chewable tablets.

Additional information about the company is available on the website: http://www.lactaid.com/.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

The collection contains a promotional folder from LactAid, Inc., including information on products and samples.

Arrangement

The collection is in its original order.

Source of Acquisition

LactAid, Inc., Collection was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 2010.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the LactAid, Inc., Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your- work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the LactAid, Inc., Collection was completed in January 2011.

Creator

Title
LactAid, Inc., Collection, 1984, n.d.
Status
Completed
Author
Sarah R. Olney, Student Worker
Date
2011 (CC0 1.0)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308