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Englander (Wilhelmina Hihn) Collection
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box 1, Folder 1-4, Box 3

Family papers 1817-1996

Scope and Contents

This series contains personal materials related to the personal and business affairs of Wilhelmina Hihn Englander and her relatives in the Hihn family. Included are birth certificates, death certificates, diplomas, and other certificates; membership cards for various organizations; licenses for marriage and other life events. Materials related to real estate, wills and testaments, divisions of estates, deeds, and land information are also included. Also included is Short Report of Siege and Blockage of the Royal Prussian Army in Erfurt by Georg Friedrich Hühn, written in German and published in 1817.
Names included in this series are Wilhelmina "Billie" Hihn Morrison Vidak Englander, Kathryn (sometimes spelled Katherine) Bothwell Hihn McGeoghegan, John Thomas McGeoghegan, Harriet Hihn, Jack Eulice Hihn, Phyllis (sometimes spelled Phillis) Goddard, and Eulice William Hihn.
Orgnizations named in this series include Order of the Eastern Star (Idlewild Chapter), Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Young Women's Christian Association of San Jose, and the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots (AFL-CIO).
Box 2, Folder 1-4, Box 3

Photographs circa 1890-1990

Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs of the Hihn family, including Wilhelmina "Billie" Hihn Englander, F.A. Hihn, Kathryn Bothwell Hihn, Louis William Hihn, Eulice William Hihn, Harriet Hihn, and Jack Eulice Hihn. Photographs include formal portraits mounted on cardboard, snapshots, and some negatives.
box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence 1910-1996

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence sent to and from Hihn Englander, as well as other collected correspondence from her family members. Some collected corerspondence includes letters from F.A. Hihn to Eulice William Hihn and his wife Kathryn "Kit" Hihn. Correspondents include Wilhelmina's brother Jack, Hihn family business stakeholders, her family members while she was a child ("Billie"), and later letters to UCSC Librarian Stan Stevens in the 1990s. Types of correspondence in this series include cards, letters, notes, telegrams, postcards, and some empty envelopes.
box 1, Folder 6-8

Newspaper clippings 1940-1996 1950-1960

Scope and Contents

This series contains newspaper clippings documenting news of the Hihn family, including births, deaths, marriages, and other life events, as well as Hihn properties in Santa Cruz County.
box 1, Folder 9, Box 3, Box 4, Box 5

Ephemera and artifacts circa 1910-1980s

Scope and Contents

This series contains collected ephemera and artifacts, including postcards showing photographs and illustrations of Santa Cruz and surrounding areas; tourist brochures; reports from the city of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz County Historical Trust, and the California State Fair and Exposition 100 Year Club; loose pages from Hihn Englander's 1927 Santa Cruz High School yearbook, pieces of sandstone and wood, clothing labels, a piece of a Masonic trowel, an apron, a large piece of black lace cloth, and a table linen used by F.A. Hihn.
Box 5 contains a Masonic sword made of silver, gold, and ivory, measuring 35 inches long, which belonged to Hihn Englander's father. The sword is engraved with Eulice William Hihn's name on the ivory handle, was manufactured by the Henderson Ames Co. of Kalamazoo, Michigan in approximately 1913, and includes a leather scabbard.