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Dale Goodnight Business Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dale Goodnight Business Records
    Dates: 1949-1983
    Collection Number: 2015-42
    Creator/Collector: Dale Goodnight
    Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95110
    Abstract: Business records of Dale Goodnight's custom home business.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library and Archives.

    Publication Rights

    The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Dale Goodnight Business Records. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Collection was donated to History San Jose in June 2015.

    Biography/Administrative History

    J. Dale Goodnight graduated from San Jose High School in 1932 and San Jose State University in 1938. He received his teaching certificate in 1941 and taught Industrial Arts in two local schools. He learned the building trade from his father, who was a carpenter, and began building custom homes in 1946. He retired as a building contractor in 1979, and passed away on April 15, 1989.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists mainly of Goodnight's ledgers for each calendar year, listing expenses paid for each housing project. The most complete ledger set comprises the years 1960-1980. Income tax records for the years 1962 through 1967 are also included.