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.
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.
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the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
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Collection open for research.