Guide to the Kraemer-Milligan Family Collection, 1913-ca. 1993

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Kraemer-Milligan Family Collection
Dates: 1913-ca. 1993
Identification: SC/KMF
Creator: Kraemer-Milligan Family
Physical Description: 1.97 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: John Thomas Milligan raised white Leghorn chickens on his Oakgrove farm near Stithton, Kentucky. He migrated to the San Fernando Valley in 1922 and started The California White Leghorn Breeding Farm in the Lankershim area of the Valley (now North Hollywood). Mr. Milligan's daughter, Wilhelmina C. Milligan, married Edgar W. Kraemer, whose father, Herman Kraemer was also in the poultry business in the San Fernando Valley. The collection consists primarily of photographs, histories of the Kraemer and Milligan families, and ephemera.

Family History:

John Thomas Milligan raised white Leghorn chickens on his Oakgrove farm near Stithton, Kentucky. He migrated to the San Fernando Valley in 1922 and started The California White Leghorn Breeding Farm in the Lankershim area of the Valley (now North Hollywood). Mr Milligan's daughter, Wilhelmina C. Milligan, married Edgar W. Kraemer, whose father, Herman Kraemer was also in the poultry business in the San Fernando Valley.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

J. T. Milligan & Son (Calif.)

Genre/Form of Material:

Ephemera
Paper records
Photographic material

Personal Name:

Kraemer, Edgar W.
Kraemer, Herman
Kraemer, Katherine
Kraemer, Wilhelmina Milligan, 1909-
Milligan, Alice J.
Milligan, Edwin Samuel
Milligan, John Thomas

Topical Term:

Egg trade -- California -- San Fernando Valley
Poultry industry -- California -- San Fernando Valley

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials  guide.

Related Materials:

This collection is part of the California Collection.  

Scope and Contents

The Kraemer-Milligan Family Collection documents the poultry farming industry in the San Fernando Valley during the early- and mid-20th century, and consists primarily of photographs, histories of the Kraemer and Milligan families, and ephemera.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Kraemer, Edgar Williams (Sr.), Photographic Print

Box 1, Folder 2

The Kraemer Family, ca. 1993

Box 1, Folder 3

Kraemer, Herman, Photographic Print

Box 1, Folder 4

Kraemer, Katherine (Rech), Photographic Print

Box 1, Folder 5

Kraemer, Wilhelmina Catherine (Milligan), Photographic Print, ca. 1939

Box 1, Folder 6

Milligan, Alice Jockell, Photographic Print

Box 1, Folder 7

Milligan, Edwin Samuel, Navy Medal [ON EXHIBIT], ca. 1920

Box 1, Folder 8

The Milligan Family, Book 1-2, ca. 1993

Box 1, Folder 9

Milligan, John Thomas, Photographic Print

Box 1, Folder 10

Milligan, J.T., Trophy Display

Box 2, Item 1

Silver plated trophy cup, 13" high. Engraved "Mediterranean Class Won by J.T. Milligan & Son in The Evening Post International Egg Laying Contest six months Ending April 14, 1913"

Box 2, Item 2

Copper printing plate of a rooster used for letterhead for Mr. J.T. Milligan & Son's poultry business, 4" x 5"

Box 2, Item 3

Copper printing plate of a chicken used for letterhead for Mr. J.T. Milligan & Son's poultry business, 2" x 2" (round engraving)

Box 3, Item 1

"Lankershim Press, Progress Edition," April 1925