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Bud Howe’s Garage Records
1984-208  
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Description
This collection Includes business records, shop manuals, automobile ephemera, automobile related periodicals, personal papers, photographs, and other items
Background
Born April 26, 1904, Louis “Bud” Howe spent his childhood in San Jose. In 1920, Mr. Howe joined the U. S. Army Air Service. Discharged in 1921, he worked at various garages throughout the San Jose Area. In 1924 Mr. Howe married Maude Soto. Together they had two children, Helene, born in 1927, and Robert born in 1931. Records show Mr. Howe was self-employed beginning in 1929. He opened his own garage titled “Bud Howe’s Garage” in 1933. In 1960, Mr. Howe campaigned and ran for California 2nd District Supervisor. Winning third place among a field of four, Mr. Howe did not survive the primary runoff election. In 1969, at the age of 65 Mr. Howe retired. Little is known about what happened to his garage after his retirement and subsequent death in 1984 at the age of 79.
Extent
19 linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open to the public by appointment with the curator of Library and Archives.