Register of the Maltin-Goodman Family Papers, 1902-1962

Processed by Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Register of the Maltin-Goodman Family Papers, 1902-1962

Collection number: Mss188

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL:
Processed by:
Daryl Morrison; revised by Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994; 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Maltin-Goodman Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1902-1962
Collection number: Mss188
Creator: Orlo Hayes
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


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Maltin-Goodman Family Papers, Mss188, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


The Goodman family operated Goodman's Jewelry Company, a jewelry store and watch repair business in Stockton, Calif. (ca. 1896-1962). Initially run by Louis Goodman, the business began as the branch of a larger firm in San Francisco, becoming independent after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire (1906). After Louis' death, first his son, Joseph, then a daughter, Ann (d. 1942), became manager. Jack Maltin, who also worked in the store, married another daughter, Bess (d. 1962), and later the Maltins ran the family business. Bess was the only Goodman daughter to marry. The Maltins had a son, Louis (b. 1921), who served in the Army Air Force during World War II (1942-1945). He wrote many letters home to his parents and to his aunt Rose Goodman (d. 1977), while stationed in New Guinea. Louis Maltin suffered an accidental injury (1944) that kept him from active duty for the final year of the War. In May 1945 he returned to the U.S. where his convalescence continued while he took classes in bookkeeping. Following his discharge (August 1945), Maltin came to Stockton where he was ultimately employed as County Clerk-Recorder (1960s).

Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence from Goodman-Maltin family and friends from (1902-1962); letters from Bess Maltin back to Stockton while she and her husband are on a jewelry buying trip to the East Coast (October 1941); and, the World War II correspondence of Louis Maltin (1942-1945).




1.1: Goodman, Joe from Alma. Letter dated August 8, 1907.


1.2: Goodman, Louis. Correspondence to, 1913-1946 [5 letters]


1.3: Goodman, Anne. Correspondence to, 1909; 1941 [7 letters]


1.4: Goodman, Rose. Correspondence to, 1902-10 [16 letters]


1.5: Do.,1911-1927 [18 letters]


1.6: Do.,1930s-1940s [9 letters]


1.7: Do., 1960s [6 letters]


1.8: Do.,undated [2 letters]


1.9: Do., Correspondence to/from Louis Maltin, 1943-45 [24 letters]


1.10:Maltin Family. Miscellaneous correspondence to, 1944-45 [6 letters, 1 postcard]


1.11:Maltin, Bess correspondence to Louis, 1944-45 [3 letters]


1.12:Maltin, Bess.Correspondence from miscellaneous sources, 1942, 1945 [9 letters]


1.13: Photograph of Louis Maltin in group scene


1.14:Condolences on death of Bess Maltin, 1962 [8 cards]


1.15:Documents and printed matter


-Hamilton Watch Company. Letter of introduction for Joseph Maltin, July 29, 1941


-War Damage Corporation, Washington.D.C. policy issued to Mrs. Joseph Maltin and Rose Goodman, July 7, 1942; another policy issued July 16, 1942


-War Department Office of Dependency Benefits. Letter to allottee Mrs. Bessie Maltin, August 23, 1943


-Postcard to L. Goodman.Sales Tax Rules and Regulations. Feb. 16, 1944.


-"Service Men and Women, Find Your Church or Synagogue" [pamphlet]


-Registry Return Receipt


-"Another American Classic"


-Delta Line invitation from the Captain of the steamship Del Norte


1.16:Clippings [pasted on Louis Goodman bill]


-"Soldier in Australia Radios Home Here"


-"Capt.(Dr.) Six Has Returned"




2.1: 1943 [2 letters]


2.2: Jan 1944 [2 letters]


2.3: Feb 1944 [4 letters]


2.4: Mar 1944 [7 letters]


2.5: Apr 1944 [8 letters; 1 card]


2.6: May 1944 [5 letters]


2.7: Jun 1944 [7 letters]


2.8: Jul 1944 [4 letters]


2.9: Aug 1944 [11 letters]


2.10:Sep 1944 [7 letters]


2.11:Oct 1944 [9 letters]


2.12:Nov 1944 [7 letters]


2.13:Dec 1944 [8 letters]


2.14:Jan 1945 [8 letters]


2.15:Feb 1945 [4 letters]


2.16:Mar 1945 [6 letters]


2.17:Apr 1945 [3 letters]


2.18:May 1945 [6 letters]


2.19:Jun 1945 [6 letters]


2.20:Jul 1945 [6 letters]


2.21:Aug 1945 [10 letters]


2.22:no date [4 letters]