Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection

SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
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Title: Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2011.09.17
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 3.93 Linear feet 4 Boxes; 3 oversized and 1 paige carton
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1907-1945
Date (inclusive): 1861-1863, 1907-1945
Abstract: The Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection contains two business journals that document the F. Kuchenbeiser's Works, a San Jose foundry company, a Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society, a newspaper clippings journal documenting World War I as well as miscellaneous manuscripts related to the Civil War, and the sheet music for a popular World War II song titled, " Send a Great Big Salami to your Boy Friend in the Army," published in 1943.
Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 20A

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the SJSU Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection 1861-1958, MSS-2011-11-28, San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Priscilla Kilili. This finding aid was created by Archivist Toolkit. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged into a two series: Series I: Miscellaneous Journals (1907-1945) and Series II: Miscellaneous Manuscripts (1861-1943)

Scope and Content of Collection

The Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection contains two business journals that document the F. Kuchenbeiser's Works, a San Jose foundry company, a Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society, a newspaper clippings journal documenting World War I as well as miscellaneous manuscripts related to the Civil War, and the sheet music for a popular World War II song titled, " Send a Great Big Salami to your Boy Friend in the Army," published in 1943.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fraternal benefit socieites
German Americans--California--History.
Ledgers (Accounting)
Portuguese Americans
San Jose (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Miscellanea.
World War, 1914-1918--Newspapers.
World War, 1939-1945--Songs and music, American.

 

Series I: Miscellaneous Journals 1907-1945

Language of Material: English

Physical Description

3 Boxes

Scope and Content of Collection

This series contains three business journals that document the F. Kuchenbeiser's Works, a San Jose foundry company, and a Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society.
The first volume records the business transactions of F. Kuchenbeiser's Works. William Fruehling founded the business in 1868 and after his retirement in 1872, the company became known as the F. Kuchenbeiser’s Works, located at 374 Third Street, San Jose. The foundry supplied iron vaults for the Commercial and Savings Bank, Bank of San Jose, and many of the principal businesses in the city including the State Normal School. It also supplied fixtures for the County Jail in Hollister, San Benito County, and the large warehouses erected for Carter & Friedlander at Alviso, and those at Mountain View. This volume contains standard business correspondence requesting services from various suppliers, requests for payment for services rendered, and letters acknowledging payment from Kuchenbeiser to suppliers of iron, steel, oil, and other manufacturing products . The letters date from May 18, 1907 to September 26, 1916, and are authored by the owner, Mr. Frederick Kuchenbeiser and business manger A. Kellner.
The second volume, entitled “Diaro do Conselho Isabel No. 11 da I.D.E.S,” is a Portuguese fraternal benefit society ledger book that records membership dues and the organization account balances from February 21, 1935 to December 19, 1943.
The third volume is a newspaper clippings journal compiled for the Julius Khan Construction Company to document World War I through newspaper clippings from The Daily Express , The San Francisco Examiner, and The New York Times. The journal also contains newspaper clippings from 1928-1932 which document various legal trials as well as early 20th century life.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
 

Box 1

 

Folder 1: Kuchenbeiser Journal 1907-1916

Language of Material: English
 

Box 2

 

Folder 2: Newspaper Clippings Journal 1914-1932 (Bulk, 1914-1916)

Language of Material: English
 

Box 3

 

Folder 3: Portuguese Benefit Society Ledger 1932-1945

Language of Material: Portuguese
 

Series II: Miscellaneous Manuscripts 1861,1943

Language of Material: English

Physical Description

1 Box

Scope and Content of Collection

The Miscellaneous Journals and Manuscripts Collection contains two business journals that document the F. Kuchenbeiser's Works, a San Jose foundry company, a Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society, a newspaper clippings journal documenting World War I as well as miscellaneous manuscripts related to the Civil War, and the sheet music for a popular World War II song titled, " Send a Great Big Salami to your Boy Friend in the Army," published in 1943.

Arrangement

The series is arranged chronologically.
 

Box 4 1861-1943

 

Folder 4: Civil War letters and articles 1861-1863

 

Folder 5: Sheet Music 1943

Language of Material: English