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Series Scope and Content Summary
Included in personal history are Renzel’s 82 photographs,
his scrapbooks, certificates and awards (1921-2000),
newspaper profiles and obituaries, and one book, History
of the Rotary Club of San Jose. Renzel maintained four
scrapbooks covering the 1944 election, politics and planning
during his time on the City Council, and then following his
own accomplishments and San Jose politics through the 1970s.
Included in one scrapbook are a Progress Committee campaign
poster, sample ballot and results from the 1944 San Jose
Municipal Election. His service awards are included, as are
his elementary school and high school diplomas, and certificates
related to his wholesale business, Stanford athletics career
and travel to the Magellan Strait and Antarctica.
Renzel’s photographs range from turn of the century through
2007, and include many black and white images documenting
the history of the San Jose Municipal Airport, as well as
color images of the ceremonies honoring Renzel’s airport
accomplishments and several images of the Renzel wholesale
This series is arranged chronologically.