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Finding aid of the Clair A. Weast Collection
MSS 292  
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Description
The collection consists of Weast biographical material and a significant assortment of photos and slides that document Tillie Lewis Foods and Weast's interest in Spanish Missions.
Background
Dr. Weast and his wife Elsie are credited with developing and patenting low-calorie and low-sugar diet foods in the early 1950s while working for Tillie Lewis Foods. They pioneered canned diabetic foods, low salt vegetables, low cholesterol eggs, low cholesterol pancake mix, low calorie carbonated beverages, and new processes for canning.
Extent
.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.