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Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection
MSS.2011.09.17  
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Series I: Miscellaneous Journals 1907-1945

Language of Material: English

Physical Description

3 Boxes

Scope and Content of Collection

This series contains three business journals that document the F. Kuchenbeiser's Works, a San Jose foundry company, and a Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society.
The first volume records the business transactions of F. Kuchenbeiser's Works. William Fruehling founded the business in 1868 and after his retirement in 1872, the company became known as the F. Kuchenbeiser’s Works, located at 374 Third Street, San Jose. The foundry supplied iron vaults for the Commercial and Savings Bank, Bank of San Jose, and many of the principal businesses in the city including the State Normal School. It also supplied fixtures for the County Jail in Hollister, San Benito County, and the large warehouses erected for Carter & Friedlander at Alviso, and those at Mountain View. This volume contains standard business correspondence requesting services from various suppliers, requests for payment for services rendered, and letters acknowledging payment from Kuchenbeiser to suppliers of iron, steel, oil, and other manufacturing products . The letters date from May 18, 1907 to September 26, 1916, and are authored by the owner, Mr. Frederick Kuchenbeiser and business manger A. Kellner.
The second volume, entitled “Diaro do Conselho Isabel No. 11 da I.D.E.S,” is a Portuguese fraternal benefit society ledger book that records membership dues and the organization account balances from February 21, 1935 to December 19, 1943.
The third volume is a newspaper clippings journal compiled for the Julius Khan Construction Company to document World War I through newspaper clippings from The Daily Express , The San Francisco Examiner, and The New York Times. The journal also contains newspaper clippings from 1928-1932 which document various legal trials as well as early 20th century life.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
 

Box 1

 

Folder 1: Kuchenbeiser Journal 1907-1916

Language of Material: English
 

Box 2

 

Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings Journal 1914-1932 (Bulk, 1914-1916)

Language of Material: English
 

Box 3

 

Folder 3: Portuguese Benefit Society Ledger 1932-1945

Language of Material: Portuguese
 

Series II: Miscellaneous Manuscripts 1861,1943

Language of Material: English

Physical Description

1 Box

Scope and Content of Collection

The Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection contains two business journals that document the F. Kuchenbeiser's Works, a San Jose foundry company, a Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society, a newspaper clippings journal documenting World War I as well as miscellaneous manuscripts related to the Civil War, and the sheet music for a popular World War II song titled, " Send a Great Big Salami to your Boy Friend in the Army," published in 1943.

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically.
 

Box 4 1861-1943

 

Folder 4: Civil War letters and articles 1861-1863

 

Folder 5: Sheet Music 1943

Language of Material: English