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  • Title: Charles Kendrick papers
    Date (inclusive): 1915-1972
    Collection Number: 83041
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize folder (3.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Speeches, correspondence, diaries, minutes, reports, memoranda, maps, orders, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to American military activities in France during World War I, Herbert Hoover, national business associations in the United States, and San Francisco civic affairs.
    Creator: Kendrick, Charles, 1876-1970
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1983.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Kendrick papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    American businessman; president, 1927-1953, and chairman of the board, 1953-1970, Schlage Lock Company.
    1876 Born in San Francisco
    1898-1901 Attended Kent Law School
    1902 Admitted to the Bar
    1917-1918 Served in World War I
    1920-1938 Served as a trustee of the San Francisco War Memorial
    1923-1926 Served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Water System
    1924-1930 Served as a member of the San Francisco Planning Commission
    1932-1934 Served as a member of the San Francisco Relief Committee
    1938-1940 Served as Vice President of the Golden Gate International Exposition
    1943-1946 Served as President of the Board of Trustees for Mills College
    1942-1943 Served as President of the Pan America Union
    1926-1969 Worked for the Schlage Lock Company, from temporary management to President to Chairman of the Board
    1976 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Speeches, correspondence, reports, diaries, minutes, photographs, memoranda, newspaper articles, pamphlets, printed media, and other documents relating to the activities of the Bohemian Club, the Pan American Union, San Francisco civic affairs such as the San Francisco War Memorial and the Golden Gate International Exposition, World War I, and various national business associations. Also includes information on the establishment of the Hoover Institution and correspondence with Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, and Calvin Coolidge.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Industries -- United States
    World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- France
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
    Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964