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Register of the Clark & Henery Construction Co. Collection, 1895-1916
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Clark & Henery Construction Co. Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1895-1916
    Collection number: Mss105
    Creator: V. Covert Martin
    Extent: 1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Clark & Henery Construction Co. Collection, Mss105, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Clark, William R.

    personal name

    Henery, Samuel

    corporate name

    Clark & Henery Construction Company (Stockton, Calif.)

    subject

    Road construction industry -California

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    Road construction industry -Oregon

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    Bridge construction industry -California

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    Stockton (Calif.) -History -Sources

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    Oregon -History -Sources

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    California -History -Sources

    Biography

    Clark and Henery Bridge and Wharf Builders and General Construction was based in Stockton, Calif. from the 1890's through 1911. By 1911-12 they had branched into many areas of Northern California, doing road paving in Lodi, Marysville, Chico, and Oroville and many towns in Oregon. In 1914-15 they were involved in a dredger scandal in Oakland and there were other controversies over their contracts and work.

    Scope and Content

    The Clark & Henery Account Books (1895-1911) and Scrapbooks (1911-1916) illustrate the history of street paving in Northern California and Oregon during the years immediately preceding World War I. They record city decisions and politics regarding paving, financing of paving, types of paving, steps in the paving process, and public attitudes towards road and street paving.