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Guide to the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Papers, 1937-1961
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Cartons 1-2

SERIES 1: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1941-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Personal and business correspondence of Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Letters to members of his family appear before letters to other individuals. Correspondence also appears in series 6, in the files of the Public Advisory Committee on Education (PACE) and in series 7, the Atomic Energy Commission, Engineering Test Reactor, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1957.
 

LETTERS TO FAMILY MEMBERS.

Ctn. 1, folder 1

To Mother 1941-1954

folder 2

To Father 1941-1960

folder 3-4

To Edgar 1941-1961

folder 5

To Jane 1946

folder 6

To Barbara 1950-1960

folder 7

To Henry III 1953-1961

 

LETTERS TO VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS.

Ctn. 1, folder 8

Letters 1941

folder 9-10

Letters 1942

folder 11-14

Letters 1943

folder 15-18

Letters 1944

folder 19-21

Letters 1945

folder 22-23

Letters 1946

folder 24-25

Letters 1947

folder 26-27

Letters 1948

folder 28-29

Letters 1949

folder 30-31

Letters 1950

folder 32-35

Letters 1951

folder 36-39

Letters 1952

folder 40-43

Letters 1953

Ctn. 2, folder 1-2

Letters 1953

folder 3-8

Letters 1954

folder 9-12

Letters 1955

folder 13-16

Letters 1956

folder 17-20

Letters 1957

folder 21-24

Letters 1958

folder 25-30

Letters 1959

folder 31-34

Letters 1960

folder 35

Letters 1961

folder 36

Letters n.d.

folder 37

Invitations 1953-1961

Cartons 3-5

SERIES 2. INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, 1941-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, and then chronologically.
Personal and business letters received by Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Correspondence from members of his family appear before letters from other individuals. Correspondence also appears in series 6, in the files of the Public Advisory Committee on Education (PACE) and in series 7, the Atomic Energy Commission, Engineering Test Reactor, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 1957.
 

LETTERS FROM FAMILY MEMBERS, 1941-1960.

Ctn. 3, folder 1

Henry J. Kaiser, 1882- 1942-1957

folder 2

Bess Kaiser 1941-1950

folder 3-6

Edgar Fosburg Kaiser, 1908-1981 1941-1960

folder 7

Various family 1949-1950

 

LETTERS FROM SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS, 1942-1961.

Ctn. 3, folder 8

Albright, Bud 1942-1947

folder 9

Beaumont, William G. 1956-1960

folder 10

Bartholomew, Frank H. 1954-1957

folder 11

Bedford, Clay 1942-1953

folder 12

Bedford, Timothy A. 1943-1958

folder 13

Block, Karl Morgan 1951-1957

folder 14

Blocki, Fritz 1948-1958

folder 15

Boy Scouts of America 1952-1959

folder 16

Browning, F. H. 1943-1944

folder 17

Buffum, Ray 1942-1948

folder 18

Burr, Howard 1948-1951

folder 19

Cadman, Paul Fletcher, 1889-1946 1943-1945

folder 20

Calhoun, Chad 1944-1960

folder 21

Carrington, Richard Adams, Jr. 1950-1957

folder 22

Chandler, Norman, b.1899 1950-1958

folder 23

Cloke, H. Walton 1951-1961

folder 24

Conway, Thomas J. 1943-1958

folder 25

Cottrell, Virginia 1952-1954

folder 26

Cummings, Elizabeth 1943-1959

folder 27

Dagwell, Benjamin D. 1949-1954

folder 28

Davis, Julian R. 1951-1959

folder 29

Day, Charles H. 1942-1943

folder 30

Dealey, George Bannerman, 1859-1946 1942-1944

folder 31

De Chellis, Robert 1953-1957

folder 32

De Kruif, Paul, 1890-1971 1943-1956

folder 33

Elliott, Robert C. 1944-1960

folder 34

Farrell, Walter R. 1943-1957

folder 35

Fawcett, Vance 1944-1959

folder 36

Fifield, James W. 1950-1958

folder 37

Francis, Vincent A. 1955-1959

folder 38

Garfield, Sidney R. 1942-1960

folder 39

Garrett, J. C. 1949-1958

folder 40

Gock, A. J. 1946-1958

folder 41

Gottlieb, Leo 1944-1948

folder 42

Guideposts 1952-1953

folder 43

Guthrie, William 1943-1946

folder 44

Hackley, S. D. 1943-1958

folder 45

Hancock, Lambreth, 1917- 1943-1958

folder 46

Harlan, Harriette 1953-1958

folder 47

Heiner, Albert P., 1915- 1944-1959

folder 48

Herrick, Jean C. 1951-1957

folder 49

Hickingbotham, Howard 1942-1955

folder 50

Hinkle, Ralph Voorhees 1952-1957

folder 51

Hoffman, Jean A. 1947-1957

folder 52

Hornby, Nina 1953-1959

folder 53

Hoyt, William Reed 1957-1960

folder 54

Huddleston, Ora Leonard 1947-1956

folder 55

Hughes, John B. 1942-1945

folder 56

Jensen, Georg, Inc. 1956-1957

folder 57

Johnson, Gordon 1949-1959

folder 58

Johnson, S. E. (Sherman Elbridge), 1908- 1951-1952

folder 59

Jones, A. E. 1946-1958

folder 60

Jones, Tracy K. 1956-1958

folder 61

Kabat, Herman, 1913- 1946-1953

folder 62

Keene, Clifford H., d.1984 1954-1959

folder 63

Knight, Goodwin Jess, 1896-1970 1948-1960

folder 64

Knuth, Edna 1943-1949

folder 65

Krumm, John M. 1950-1958

folder 66

Lefleur, Leo 1947-1957

folder 67

Lewin, Henri 1956-1961

folder 68

Lindbergh, H. V. 1943-1957

folder 69

Lindsey, William B. 1950-1954

folder 70

Long, William S. 1949-1961

folder 71

Lowney, John 1958-1960

folder 72

Lundgren, Hank 1952-1953

folder 73

MacDiamid, E. Wallace 1951-1959

folder 74

Machin Shirt Company 1946-1957

folder 75

Magnin, Edgar F. 1950-1956

folder 76

Mailand, J. H. 1947-1952

folder 77

Marks, William 1945-1960

folder 78

Marrin, Paul S. 1942-1956

folder 79

Marsh, Wallace A. 1953-1961

folder 80

Martin, Varick 1943-1945

folder 81

Merrifield, J. C. F. 1950-1959

folder 82

Mott, William Penn, Jr. 1954-1961

folder 83

Motley, Arthur H. 1943-1946

folder 84

Mullin, Jack 1942-1958

folder 85

Nagel, Carl E. 1943-1961

folder 86

Nash, Norris 1942-1960

folder 87

O'Connor, Basil 1950-1958

folder 88

O'Neal, Duncan 1942-1945

folder 89

Ordway, A. B. 1943-1957

folder 90

Pendleton, Morris B. 1950-1960

folder 91

Pinkley, Virgil 1950-1960

folder 92

Pollard, William H. 1942-1960

Ctn. 4, folder 1

Porter, Noel 1943-1959

folder 2

Preininger family 1951-1960

 

Aunt Margaret

 

Helen & Clair B.

 

Maxine & Joe

folder 3

Price, T. R. 1943-1959

folder 4

Putnam, Tracy Jackson 1943-1958

folder 5

Reis, J. F. 1944-1958

folder 6

Reynolds, Earl S. 1942-1959

folder 7

Rosen, Fred S. 1956-1958

folder 8

Shapiro, Sidney 1943-1953

folder 9

Sherwood, G. G. 1942-1951

folder 10

Siegmund, William H. 1950-1961

folder 11

Stearns, Chap 1943-1949

folder 12

Stollery, Stub 1947-1954

folder 13

Struble, William 1942-1957

folder 14

Swig, Benjamin Harrison 1958-1961

folder 15

Thompson, Wayne E. 1954-1961

folder 16

Trefethen, Eugene Edgar, Jr. 1942-1959

folder 17

Troffey, Alex 1952-1959

folder 18

Truman, Edward 1950-1961

folder 19

Washburn, Benjamin M. 1949-1957

folder 20

Weaver, Chief 1943-1949

folder 21

Weintraub, William H. 1948-1959

folder 22

Werner, Mort 1957-1960

folder 23

Wintersteen, John H. 1953-1957

folder 24

Witter, Guy 1949-1958

folder 25

Woodell, Todd 1943-1960

folder 26

Young, Chad 1953-1961

 

LETTERS FROM VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS, 1942-1961.

Ctn. 4, folder 27

Abel-Anderson 1943-1959

folder 28

Anspach-Ayersinger 1943-1960

folder 29

Babbitt-Bayer 1943-1960

folder 30

Beals-Best 1942-1960

folder 31

Bible-Bluhill 1942-1959

folder 32

Board-Boys' 1943-1960

folder 33

Bradley-Bryant 1942-1960

folder 34

Buckley-Byron 1942-1960

folder 35

Cahill-Cavanaugh 1942-1960

folder 36

Cerwin-Clymer 1942-1960

folder 37

Cobb-Cutting 1942-1960

folder 38

Dahl-Dey 1942-1961

folder 39

Dickie-Dyson 1942-1960

folder 40

Eason-Ewen 1952-1959

folder 41

Fabbrini-Flynn 1943-1959

folder 42

Foge-Furtado 1942-1960

folder 43

Gaertner-Glover 1942-1960

folder 44

Gock-Guyer 1942-1960

folder 45

Haagensen-Hazeltine 1942-1960

folder 46

Heckscher-Hirtle 1943-1959

folder 47

Hobson-Hutchinson 1942-1961

folder 48

Inch-Ivins 1943-1959

folder 49

Jacobs-Justice 1942-1960

Ctn. 5, folder 1

Kagan-Kay 1944-1960

folder 2

Keane-Klein 1942-1961

folder 3

Kobak-Kyser 1945-1961

folder 4

Lachman-Lazanich 1944-1961

folder 5

League-Livingstone 1942-1960

folder 6

Lockwood-Lytle 1942-1960

folder 7

McAllister-Mazzera 1942-1961

folder 8

Meacham-Mittelberg 1942-1960

folder 9

Moffitt-Myrick 1943-1960

folder 10

Naftzger-Nutter 1942-1960

folder 11

Oakland-Owings 1942-1960

folder 12

Pacific-Pfeil 1942-1961

folder 13

Phair-Quinton 1942-1961

folder 14

Rabeck-Reynolds 1942-1960

folder 15

Rhine-Rittenour 1943-1960

folder 16

Roberts-Ryus 1943-1960

folder 17

Sackstun-Schwarz 1942-1961

folder 18

Seaborg-Slusser 1942-1961

folder 19

Smith-Spry 1942-1961

folder 20

Stacy-Syer 1942-1961

folder 21

Tabor-Titus 1942-1961

folder 22

Toaspern-Twyeffort 1942-1961

folder 23

Udall-Vrat 1942-1960

folder 24

Wainerdi-Wewerka 1942-1960

folder 25

Whedon-Wright 1942-1960

folder 26

Yates-Zurnow 1944-1959

folder 27

Multiple correspondents n.d.

folder 28

Unidentified surnames 1942-1957

folder 29

Illegible signatures 1943-1950

folder 30

Announcements 1945-1960

folder 31-34

Invitations 1940-1961

folder 35

Cards ca. 1942-1961

Carton 6, folders 1-20

SERIES 3. CORRESPONDENCE NEITHER TO NOR FROM HENRY J. KAISER, JR., 1942-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of writer, and then chronologically.
Primarily For-Your-Information copies between other Kaiser employees, or concerning arrangements for his appearances or his own personal business affairs.
Ctn. 6, folder 1

From Barbara Kaiser 1953-1957

folder 2

From Bess Kaiser 1943

folder 3

From Jane Kaiser 1942-1945

folder 4

From Edgar Fosburg Kaiser, 1908-1981 1949-1961

folder 5

From Henry J. Kaiser, 1882- 1942-1961

folder 6

From Bill Struble 1942-1948

folder 7

From A 1948-1960

folder 8

From B 1942-1961

folder 9

From C 1942-1960

folder 10

From D 1945-1961

folder 11

From E-F 1943-1960

folder 12

From G 1945-1961

folder 13

From H 1944-1961

folder 14

From I-J-K 1942-1961

folder 15

From L-M 1942-1960

folder 16

From N-O-P 1942-1960

folder 17

From R 1942-1960

folder 18

From S 1942-1961

folder 19

From T 1945-1961

folder 20

From V-W-Y-Z 1942-1961

Carton 6, folders 21-33

SERIES 4. SPEECHES, 1942-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
These include annotated drafts and manuscripts of published and unpublished speeches.
Ctn. 6, folder 21-31

Speeches 1942-1961

folder 32

Poetry source material for speeches n.d.

folder 33

Published speeches 1952-1960

Carton 6, folders 34-46; Carton 7, folders 1-7

SERIES 5. PERSONAL PAPERS, 1937-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.
Includes biographical information on Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. and information about other family members, as well as activities and interests of Kaiser, Jr. Two folders of personal memorabilia include certificates, programs, house plans, Christmas scripts, and other miscellaneous items. Also included is his appointment calendar from 1950 to 1961 and financial and legal documents.
Ctn. 6, folder 34

Biographical information 1937-1961

folder 35

Medical history ca. 1947-1958

folder 36

Divorce 1948

folder 37

Marriage 1949

folder 38

Obituary 1961

folder 39

Estate 1961

folder 40

Articles about Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. 1948-1961

folder 41

Henry J. Kaiser Jr.'s written reminiscence about Henry J. Kaiser, Sr. n.d.

folder 42

Henry J. Kaiser III birth announcement 1953

folder 43

Bess Kaiser funeral services 1951

folder 44

Property at Lake Tahoe- Fleur du Lac 1960-1962

folder 45-46

Personal memorabilia 1938-1961

folder 47

Calendar 1950-1961

Ctn. 7, folder 1-6

Finances 1956-1961

folder 7

Legal documents 1947-1961

Carton 7, folders 8-20

SERIES 6. SUBJECT FILES, ca. 1946-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains information concerning interests of Henry J. Kaiser, Jr., particularly the Public Advisory Committee on Education (PACE), the Kabat-Kaiser Institute, and Oakland's Workreation Program. Also includes correspondence of the Public Advisory Committee on Education.
Ctn. 7, folder 8

Citizens Council for Better Schools 1959

folder 9

Kabat-Kaiser Institute ca.1946-1954

folder 10

Parish day school 1954-1955

folder 11

Public Advisory Committee on Education (PACE)--general information 1959-1961

folder 12

PACE minutes 1959-1960

folder 13

PACE minutes of executive meetings 1960-1961

folder 14-17

PACE correspondence 1959-1961

folder 18

PACE benefit preview 1961

folder 19

PACE circulars 1960-1961

folder 20

PACE clippings 1960-1961

folder 21

PACE community relations 1960

Ctn. 8, folder 1-2

PACE fundraising 1960-1961

folder 3

PACE news releases 1960-1961

folder 4

PACE personnel 1960-1961

folder 5

PACE questionnaire 1960

folder 6

PACE roster 1960-1961

folder 7

PACE speeches & statements 1960-1961

folder 8

Workreation program 1954-1955

Carton 8, folders 10-27

SERIES 7. KAISER COMPANIES, 1946-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by the name of the company or division.
Largely interoffice memoranda from various Kaiser employees concerning activities of different Kaiser companies, primarily from 1960. The folder of press releases dates from 1946 to 1962.
Ctn. 8, folder 9

Henry J. Kaiser Company 1960

folder 10

Kaiser Aircraft and Electronics Division 1960

folder 11

Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation 1960

folder 12-18

Kaiser Center, Inc. 1960

folder 19

Kaiser Engineers 1960

folder 20

Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc. 1960

folder 21

Kaiser Industries Corporation 1960

folder 22

Kaiser Metal Products 1960

folder 23

Kaiser companies press releases 1946-1962

folder 24

Kaiser Services 1960

folder 25

Kaiser Steel Corporation 1960

folder 26

Kaiser Steel Corporation monthly reports 1960

Carton 8, folders 28-36

SERIES 8. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION. ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO, 1957.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of writer.
Contains correspondence and interoffice memoranda concerning the industrial preview and inauguration of this nuclear reactor designed and constructed by the Henry J. Kaiser Company. It also contains the printed preview program.
Ctn. 8, folder 27

Correspondence from A-B 1957

folder 28

Correspondence from C 1957

folder 29

Correspondence from F 1957

folder 30

Correspondence from G-H-J-K-L 1957

folder 31

Correspondence from M-Y 1957

folder 32

Interoffice memos from B-D 1957

folder 33

Interoffice memos from F 1957

folder 34

Interoffice memos from G-T 1957

folder 35

Preview program 1957