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  • A Select Bibliography on the History of Barq's Root Beer
  • Erica Van Schaik

The following bibliography on the history of Barq's Root Beer complements Hilda Martin Wade's preceding photo essay. I want to thank the following individuals for their assistance in compiling this bibliography: Charles Sullivan and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Archives; Kat Bergeron at Biloxi's Sun Herald; Jane Shambra at the Biloxi Public Library; Valerie Ellis at the Mobile Public Library; Patty Furr with the Jackson-Hinds Library System; Alice J. Aldridge; and Mrs. Hilda Martin Wade.


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"Barq's—A Drink That's Different." Dixie Guide [Gulfport] 14 Apr. 1936: 6-7. Print. "Barq's Biloxi Pop." Mississippi Coast Magazine Apr./May 1990: 46. Print.
"Barq's Brings the Bite: The Root Beer with 'Bite' has Earned a Loyal Following." Coke Solutions. Coca-Cola Co., 2017. Web. 4 Nov. 2016.
"Barq's Centennial Celebrated with Ceremonies at Its Biloxi Birthplace." PR Newswire. Cision, 26 Mar. 1998. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
Barq's: Drink Barq's, It's Good. 1956.
Barq's Bottling Co. Brochure. Charles L. Sullivan Collection. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS. "Barq's Heirs File Suit vs. Coca-Cola Over Shares." Clarion Ledger 19 Oct. 2010: 6B. Print.
"Barq's History." Coca-Cola Co., 2016. Web. 2 Feb. 2017.
"Barq's: 'It's good'—Especially in a Bottle." Hattiesburg American 21 Sept. 1988: 12B. Print. [End Page 180]
"Barq Outlines History of Soft Drink Industry." Daily Herald [Biloxi] 28 Oct. 1953: 12. Print.
"Barq Party." Daily Herald [Biloxi] 9 Feb. 1959: 8. Print.
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Stories: Photos. Coca-Cola Co., 5 Aug. 2015. Web. 21 Mar. 2017.
"Barq's Shooting Gallery: A Hit at Food Show." Signs of the Times [Nampa, ID] Nov. 1942: 22. Print.
"Barqs Tries to Get Ahead of Its Competition." Laurel Leader Call 20 Mar. 1980: 16. Print.
Benezra, Karen. "Barq's Courts Teens Hook, Line and Sinker." Brandweek 37.23 (June 1996): 5. EBSCOHost. Web. 5 Apr. 2017.
Bensen, Ben. "Advertising Campaign for Barq's Inc." BA Honors Thesis. U of Southwestern Louisiana [Lafayette], 1973. Print.
Bergeron, Kat. "Barq's Hits 90." Sun Herald [Biloxi] 22 May 1988: F1, F2. Print.
---. "Despite the Myth, Barq's Belongs to Biloxi." Sun Herald [Biloxi] 4 Mar. 2007: F5. Print.
Boudreaux, Edmond, Jr. "Biloxi: Birthplace of Barq's Root Beer." Legends and Lore of the Mississippi. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Arcadia P, 2013. 143-47. Print.
BrandHeatMktgGroup. Barq's Soviet Stuff. YouTube. 10 Nov. 2011. Web. 5 Apr. 2017.
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Bremenkamp, Douglas. "Digging for Facts . . . A History of the Barq Bottling Works."
Bottle Books. Digger Odell Publications, Sept. 2001. Web. 21 Mar.2017.
"Building Bought by Barq Co.: Bottling Plant Will Be Made of Former Bakery in Jackson." Clarion-Ledger 21 Jan. 1937: 14. Print.
"Charles Morrison has Commenced Work on a New Five-Room Home for Edward Barq Adjacent to the New Barq's Bottling Plant . . ." Daily Herald [Biloxi] 2 Nov. 1936: 5. Print.
"Coke to Complete Barq's National Transition." Hattiesburg American 2 Apr. 1995: 12C. Print.
"Company News: Coca-Cola to Acquire Barq's, a Root Beer Maker." New York Times: Business. The New York Times Co., 30 Mar. 1995. Web. 30 Mar. 2017.
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