The Kuhlman Family Papers (1888-1972) includes the personal papers of Harry Kuhlman, a materials engineer in the California
State Department of Highways and his wife, Hazel McIntosh, a graduate of the California State Normal School in 1914 and teacher
in Sacramento County. The collection includes personal items and papers related to Mrs. Kuhlman’s education in Roseville,
Sacramento, and the California State Normal School, their marriage, their occupations (especially Mrs. Kuhlman’s teaching
career and Mr. Kuhlman’s retirement), and some papers of Hazel’s mother, Alice McIntosh.
Harry Kuhlman (December 10, 1893 – March 6, 1972), born in Chicago, was a resident of San Jose as well as a World War I veteran
who was recruited into the Aviation Corps. He then worked as a materials engineer in the California State Department of Highways.
Hazel McIntosh (March 14, 1892 – March 29, 1974), born in Roseville, was a graduate of the California State Normal School
(class of 1914). With her teaching degree, she moved on to teach in primary and grammar schools in various cities and counties.
Her mother, Alice W. McIntosh, was also a teacher in Roseville schools until her death in 1931.
Harry and Hazel met at the San Jose State Normal School and were married in 1931, settling in Roseville afterwards. Mrs. Kuhlman
stated in her will that the Kuhlmans’ estate (valued at $482,753.95) would be left to California State University, San Jose.
The donation was named “The Hazel and Harry Kuhlman Scholarship Trust” and went into effect in 1977. The scholarship was intended
to help students in good academic standing based on their financial need, and was actually an agreement for loan, since students
receiving the money would need to pay the money back to the university later.
Mrs. Kuhlman was passionate about education in her own career as a teacher as well as supporting higher education through
the scholarship trust. The Kuhlmans’ generosity helped many students continue their education at the university.
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