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Page Dairy Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-310

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other records from the Page Dairy Company. The correspondence within the collection relates to the Dairy’s patents as well as scholarships at Central Catholic High School. The photographs feature family members such as Arnold Page and Henry Page, Jr. and views of the dairy’s equipment.

Of particular note are the portrait of Henry Page Sr. and the corporate Pledge of Loyalty, dated 1942.

While not the complete corporate records of the Page Dairy, this collection still provides insight into the company’s mid-century development.


  • Creation: 1913-2012

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of the William S. Carlson Library on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Materials do not circulate.

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Canaday Center does not own the copyright and literary rights to items in its collections; it is the responsibility of the researcher to adhere to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use laws, including seeking permission from the copyright holder and payment of any royalty fees, in the reproduction and use of archival materials. Providing copies or scans does not constitute a license to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.

Biographical / Historical

The Toledo-based Page Dairy, found by Henry A. Page, opened its doors on April 23, 1913. Later run by Page’s two sons, Henry Jr. and Arnold, Page Dairy was one of the largest dairy companies in the country prior to its closing in 1975. Located at the corner of Wade and Knapp streets, Page Dairy began selling only butter and quickly grew to sell dairy products in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

A generous philanthropist, Henry A. Page donated to local high school athletic departments, contributed uniforms, and held fundraiser dinners. Page Stadium at DeVilbiss High School was named in honor of his many contributions. The Page Dairy Company also provided dairy products for the Toledo Public Health Association, nutrition programs in public schools in the Toledo Exchange Club and to the Toledo District Nurses’ Association.



1.5 Linear Feet

1 Artifact : Portrait of Henry Page Sr.

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kathy Page

Materials Specific Details

Some materials, due to their size and shape, are stored separately from the main collection. If so, a symbol is placed beside its description in the box and folder inventory. The symbols are defined as below:

* = Oversize cabinet ^ = Compact storage

Page Dairy Collection
E. Czerniak; updated by Oliver Brown, April 2022.
July 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement

Repository Details

Part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections Repository

2801 West Bancroft Street
William S. Carlson Library, Fifth Floor
Toledo Ohio 43606 United States