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Register of the Van Buskirk Family Collection, 1892-1985
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CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: VAN BUSKIRK COLLECTION

 

1.1.1: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---MOKELUMNE RIVER MANUFACTURING CO. [this corporation was bought up by C.L. Van Buskirk in 1894]

 

a-Articles of incorporation

 

b-By-Laws

 

c-Minutes, 1892-1893

 

1.1.2: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---MISC. DEEDS, MORTGAGES & LEASES, 1904-1942

 

a-Abstract of Title to Lodi Opera House, 1904

 

b-Mortgage: E. Oppenheim & H. E. Kleinsorge to CLVanB, 1905

 

c-Deed [to lower floor of Opera House]: CLVanB to F.O. Hale, 1915

 

d-Lease: CLVanB to M. Newfield & Sons, 1917

 

e-Lease [various lots]: Van Buskirk Family to M. Newfield & Sons, 1925

 

f-Crop Mortgage: Van Buskirk sons to Bank of America, 1941

 

g-Lease: CRVanB to W.J. Comartin, 1942

 

1.1.3: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---TOKAY CARNIVAL PRIZE RIBBON, 1907

 

1.1.4: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---"CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS PRESENTED BY MRS. C.L. VAN BUSKIRK, CHRISTMAS 1910"

 

1.1.5: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---PROPERTY TAX RECEIPTS, 1901-1919

 

a-San Joaquin County, 1901-1918 [Mrs. C.L. Van Buskirk]

 

b-Lodi City, 1907-1919 [Mrs. C.L. Van Buskirk]

 

1.1.6: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---ACCOUNT BOOK, 1910 [entries suggest that this might be a ledger of Charles R. Van Buskirk, vineyardist; several Japanese surnames appear among the accounts recorded here]

 

1.1.7: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---VAN BUSKIRK PARK FILE, 1949-1974 [Charles R. Van Buskirk owned land along French Camp Slough just south of Stockton; he gave this property to the City of Stockton for a public park (1957)]

 

a-Stockton City Manager to City Council, 7-29-49 [announces Van Buskirk offer of land]

 

b-Deed of land for park to City of Stockton, 11-5-56

 

c-Stockton City Council Resolution recognizes deed of land to City, 2-4-57

 

d-A.J. Bart Dentoni to CRVanB, 3-19-59 [thank you for land]

 

e-John R. McAulay to CRVanB, 4-8-59 [congratulations for gift of land]

 

f-Mr. & Mrs. CRVanB to John Dominick, 9-6-59 [thanks for Park plans]

 

g-Mr. & Mrs. CRVanB to Stockton City Council, 9-6-59 [thanks for City Council Resolution recognizing gift of land]

 

h-Mr. & Mrs. CRVanB to Bart Dentoni, Chmn Parks & Rec Comm., 9-6-59 [thank you letter]

 

i-Emil Seifert, Dir. Parks & Rec. to CRVanB, 5-24-60 [invitation to lst Recreation Recognition Dinner]

 

j-Thos. E. Marnoch, Mayor to CRVanB, 2-27-61 [thanks for land]

 

k-Emil Seifert, Dir. Parks & Rec. to CRVanB, 5-3-61 [invitation to 2nd Recreation Recognition Dinner]

 

l-James H. Evans, Pres. Natl. Recreation Assn. to CRVanB, 6-1-61 [letter of appreciation for donation & services; incl. note that this was requested by locals]

 

m-Emil Seifert, Dir. Parks & Rec. to CRVanB, 7-21-61 [reports watering of walnuts on Van Buskirk Park land]

 

n-4th Annual Recreation Recognition Dinner, 6-25-63 [program]

 

o-Emil Seifert, Dir. Pareks & Rec. to CRVanB, 11-23-65 [reports plans for golf course at Van Buskirk Park]; also undated reply

 

p-Wm. Scott, Chmn. Recreation Recognition Dinner to CRVanB, 5-4-67; CRVanB to Emil Seifert, 5-21-67; Emil Seifert to CRVanB, 5-2-67 [corresp. re invitation to Recreation Recognition Dinner]

 

q-Emil Seifert, Dir. Parks & Rec. to C.R. Van Buskirk, 4-19-74 [thanks for attendance at groundbreaking ceremonies of Van Buskirk Park]

 

r-Do., 11-29-74 [thanks for attendance at dedication cermonies of Van Buskirk Community Center in Park]

 

s-Grant Deed to City of Stockton for portion of Moss Tract for storm drain pumping plant, n.d.

 

1.1.8: VAN BUSKIRK FAMILY PAPERS---"DESCENDANTS of LEVI VAN BUSKIRK & SUSAN TOWLE...," 1985

 

1.2.1: LODI CIVIC ORGANIZATION RECORDS---LODI LOYAL TEMPERANCE LEGION MINUTES, 1896-1899 [records of children's auxiliary of the WCTU]

 

1.2.2: LODI CIVIC ORGANIZATION RECORDS---LODI ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE CONSTITUTION & MEMBERSHIP ROLLS, 1899

 

1.2.3: LODI CIVIC ORGANIZATION RECORDS---YOUNG MEN'S BARACA BIBLE CLASS OF LODI [organized at Lodi lst Congregational Church (1906); both Van Buskirk sons belonged to this forty-member organization]

 

a-Clippings [2 articles from The Messenger, publ. by lst Christian Church, Stockton]

 

b-Minutebook, 1906-07; 1910 ["Baraca Birthday Programme" (1909) laid in]

 

1.2.4: LODI CIVIC ORGANIZATION RECORDS---LODI HIGH SCHOOL, CLASS OF 1909 SCRAPBOOK [contains clippings & photographs of graduation & reunions; owned by class member, Erle Lever Van Buskirk]

 

1.2.5: LODI CIVIC ORGANIZATION RECORDS---LODI POLITICAL STUDY CLUB MINUTES, 1911-1912 [a women's organization; Mrs. Van Buskirk's name does not appear in these records]

 

1.2.6: LODI CIVIC ORGANIZATION RECORDS---SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION [Mrs. Van Buskirk was President in 1914-1915]

 

a-Minutes, 1914-1917

 

b-Directory & Handbook, 1924