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This part of the Dockweiler holdings at Loyola Marymount University consists of clippings, photographs, ledgers, ephemera, and miscellany such as correspondence.
The Dockweiler family story has been closely intertwined with the course of Los Angeles and consequently California history. The great Gold Rush was instrumental in bringing the first Dockweiler to Los Angeles, Henry Dockweiler (1824-1887), who settled here by 1852 after trying, apparently without success, his hand in the gold fields of northern California. Part of the American story of immigration, Henry and his wife Margaretha (1827-1924) were both immigrants, he from Bavaria, she from Alsace. They married in Los Angeles in 1861, after meeting in the Buffalo, New York area, their chief residence in the United States before making Los Angeles their home.
3 archival document boxes; 2 oversize boxes
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.