Enrico A. Massa papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS1123
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, business ledgers, production reports, recipes, and notes from Enrico A. Massa's pharmacy and extracts company E.A. Massa Extracts Inc. The collection also contains a 1940 program for the movie, Gone With The Wind. Of particular interest are Massa's recipes for extracts, fruit juices, and flavoring, as well as Massa's application to use alcohol in his extracts during prohibition. One recipe from 1901 is written in Italian.
- 1901-1940, undated
- Massa, Enrico A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Enrico (Henry) A. Massa (1851-1928) was born in Genoa, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in 1867. While living in Ohio, he married Mary Hogan (1864-1939) and had five children. In 1900 Massa moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he established a business specializing in flavoring extracts for soft drinks and other beverages. The business operated at 305 East Fair Street (which later became Memorial Drive) between King Street and Martin Street. In 1909 he named his company "Rico," which he trademarked with the United States Patent Office in 1916.
0.417 linear ft. (one document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 1999, with subsequent additions
This collection was processed in 2017.
- Enrico A. Massa papers
- Joshua Whitfield
- June 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.