American Institute of Baking

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The American Institute of Baking, now known as AIB International,[1] is a not-for-profit corporation, founded by the North American wholesale and retail baking industries in 1919 as a technology transfer center for bakers and food processors. Although AIB's history has been traditionally linked with wholesale and retail baking, the Institute currently serves many segments of the food processing, distribution, foodservice, and retail industries worldwide.

In 1920 sculptor Jorgen Dreyer sculpted two diminutive bakers for the Rushton Baking Company on Southwest Boulevard in Rosedale, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. These figures were given to the American Institute of Baking in 1975. The two sculptures are in the lobby of AIB International.[2]

AIB is headquartered in Manhattan, Kansas.[3]

Harold M. Freund American Museum of Baking[edit]

The Harold M. Freund American Museum of Baking is located at AIB's headquarters and features a collection of baking figurines, bread stamps, bread and grains from Ancient Egypt, baking pans and memorabilia, and historic baking books and pamphlets.[4]

Ruth M. Emerson Library[edit]

The Ruth M. Emerson Library is the research library of the AIB, and includes books and materials on baking and cereal science and technology.[5]


  1. ^ "Welcome to AIB International". AIB International. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  2. ^ Kansas City Times, p. 38, 8 December 1964.
  3. ^ Kansas Board of Regents Private institutions alphabetical listings
  4. ^ "Harold M. Freund American Museum of Baking". AIB International. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to AIB International". AIB International. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 

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Coordinates: 39°11′58″N 96°34′31″W / 39.19944°N 96.57528°W / 39.19944; -96.57528