Richard A. Zimmerman Oral History Interview (3 of 7) Edit




  • 1995-08-11 (Creation)
  • 1963 – 1974 (Event)


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    Zimmerman’s third interview largely concerns his tenure as Harold S. Mohler’s assistant.  He discusses Hershey Chocolate’s acquisitions during this period including: L.D. Properties Corporation (California almond groves); Cory Corporation; licensing agreement with Rowntree Mackintosh regarding KitKat and Rolo; and Nacional de Dulces.  Zimmerman was also involved in the development of the company’s public relations department, the decision to close the plant tour and open Chocolate World, and efforts to increase communication between management and employees.  In 1971, Zimmerman joined the Hershey Foods Corporation Board and describes the decision to diversify the board with members from outside the company.  Additional topics include: the company’s financial support of community services; Cocoa Plaza; and the impact of federal government wage and price controls.

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    Collections: 95OH04; 95OH05; 95OH07; 95OH08; 95OH09; 2004OH02

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