Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: Stine, J. Bryan
DATE OF INTERVIEW: October 10, 1984
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Wichita Falls, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Richard Mason
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1 hour, 45 minutes
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: J. Bryan Stine, Texas Tech graduate, discusses his career in the food industry. He specialized in cheese and worked for the Kraft Company.
TAPE ONE, SIDE ONE: J. Bryan Stine
Born: Pecos, Texas
Education
Parents
Background
To Amarillo, Texas (1926)
Reasons
Martha Lee Stine, mother
Occupations
Education (again)
Texas Tech (1929)
Texas Tech (1929)
Description
"Newness"
Dairy Barn
Dairy program
Curriculum
Animal Science Department
W. L. Stangel "Rook"
National reputation
Texas Tech (again)
Faculty
Curriculum (again)
Stine (again)
Living conditions while attending Texas Tech
Tech Dairy Farm (again)
Hereford Cattle
Beef cattle
Angus
Shorthorn
Assorted animals
Horticulture Department
Greenhouse
Cotton test plants
Cheese factory, Plainview, Texas
Foreign cheeses
Dairy operations in Lubbock County, Texas
Texas Tech (again)
Early days
Campus life
TAPE ONE, SIDE TWO Campus life (continued)
Texas Tech Dairy Farm (again)
Cooperation with private dairies
Work/class schedules
Milk
Desired qualities
Cream line
Fat content
Changes in desirability
State legislation
Effect on the Dairy industry
Cream
Uses
Creameries
Centralized creaming
Iowa
Transportation
Problems
Central creameries (again)
Phase-out (1940s)
Butter
Local Co-ops
Benefits
Stine (again)
Doctorial work
Ames
Cream cheese spreads
Masters
Butter
Kraft’s president
Stine running the plant for 24 hours
Ames
Eggs
Plants
Sanitation work
TAPE TWO, SIDE ONE: Stine (continued)
Ames (again)
Kraft Scholarship
Career
Kraft
Blue cheese division
Attempts to improve Swiss cheese
New technique
Procedure
Rhineless
Lack of "eyes"
World wide effect
Government regulations
Swiss cheese (again)
Patent
Legal case
Kraft (again)
1947 study of European cheeses
Stine (again)
Cheese research
International Food Laws
Cheese regulations
Stine’s prominence
International career
Kraft (again)
Major contributions

Sanitation (1940s)
Sliced cheese
Personal nature
Christmas breakfast
European cheese (again)
Northern Italy
Switzerland
Blue cheese
Stine (again)
Favorite cheese
Legal food standards

TAPE TWO, SIDE TWO: Legal standards (continued)
Committee of Government experts concerning milk
and milk products
Cheese experts
Cheese
Mass production
Stine (again)
Dairy industry
United States
Location
Reason
Cattle
Uses
Artificial insemination
Origins (early 1950s)
RANGE DATES: 1926-1984
BULK DATES: 1926-1950s