Register of the Cherry City Garage (Salem, Ore.) Account Books, 1934-1953

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Cherry City Garage (Salem, Ore.) Account Books, 1934-1953

Collection number: Mss222

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: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
November 8, 1993
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cherry City Garage (Salem, Ore.) Account Books,
Date (inclusive): 1934-1953
Collection number: Mss222
Creator: Hugh Hayes
Extent: 0.5 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

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Cherry City Garage (Salem, Ore.) Account Books, Mss222, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

The Cherry City Garage was operated by Lawrence E. Kleinke at 170 s. 12th Street in Salem, Oregon. This collection of materials describes the financial affairs of the business between 1934 and 1952. During this period of time, the garage rented rooms--apparently in a structure identified in one of the account books as the Lenox Hotel--and storage space for vehicles. Many of the latter customers appear to have been Oregon state government agencies. In 1953 Kleinke constructed a new garage at the corner of 25th and State Sts. in Salem.

Scope and Content

This collection contains account books of Kleinke's Cherry City Garage and Lenox Hotel, together with papers describing the costs of Kleinke's new garage together with blueprints for the structure itself.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: CHERRY CITY GARAGE, SALEM ORE.---ACCOUNT BOOKS

 

BOOK #1: Lenox Hotel Room Rentals, 1938-1953; Garage Overhead, 1934-Jan 1936; Car Storage Accts., 1934-35;Salaries, 1934 [red & black canvas & leatherette, 2 metal studs in binding, horizontal format, tabs]

 

TAB #1: "Rooms"::::::::::

 

-rental accts. for rms. 1-16 of unnamed bldg., names of renters provided, 1952/53 [12 pp.]::::::::::

 

-11 blank pages::::::::::

 

-do., 1947-Apr 1952 [26 pp.; loose eviction notice to "Otto Amey" signed Cherry City Garage, 7-16-51]::::::::::

 

-do., 1944-1946 [25 pp.; 7 loose recpts. from "W.E. Councilman," signed by Elmer Kleinke, 1946-47]::::::::::

 

-do., Dec 1938-Jan 1944 [30 pp.]::::::::::

 

TAB # 2: "Overhead"::::::::::

 

-Accts. of "Shop" incl. "stock," "main." & "cash sales" figs. 1934-Jan 1936--one month per pg. [25 pp.]

 

TAB # 3: "Storage"::::::::::

 

-Lists agency or individual owning car, licence #, dates, and storage fee, 1934-35 [8 pp.]

 

TAB # 4: "Salaries etc."::::::::::

 

-Lists wages pd. to five employees, 1934 [8 pp.] [Elmer Kleinke, Richard Blair, L.J. Clement, Stanley Neuens, Don Smith]

 

BOOK # 2: Daily Sales Book, 1939-March 1943 [red & black canvas & leatherette Shaw's brand pre-lined; missing pp. 1-12]

 

-pp. 12-24 Jan 1, 1939-Dec 1939 [invoices listed by # only, gas sales, "purchases," "cash on hand"]

 

-pp. 26-37 Jan 1, 1940-Dec 1940 [invoices listed by # only, gas sales, "purchases," "cash on hand"]

 

-pp. 39-50 Jan 1, 1941-Dec 1941 [invoices listed by # only, gas sales, "purchases," "cash on hand"]

 

-pp. 51-62 Jan 1, 1942-Dec 1942 [invoices listed by # only, gas sales, "purchases," "cash on hand" until Oct when gas purchases cease]

 

-pp. 63-65 Jan 1, 1943-Mar 1943 [gas sales resume in Feb]

 

-p. 66 List of payees by name, n.d.

 

-pp. 67-74 blank

 

-p. 75 "Clyde Tellery New Era S.P. eingeer [sic] car 1939 Chev"

 

-p. 76 "Sanitary Service"

 

BOOK #3: Accounts Paid & Received, 1944-46 [Brown Spiral notebook, hand-lined, notations in pencil & ink]

 

-1944 [pencil; pp. 1-11] [Accts. listed by name in alphabetical order w/ Jan-Dec grouped together under acct. name; business is chiefly w/ machine shops, wreckers, auto dealers, auto parts stores, auto painters, etc.; from p. 7 are listed such business expenses as inspection fees, advertising costs, insurance, etc.]

 

-1945 [ink pp. 13-26] [Accts. listed by name in alphabetical order w/ Jan-Dec grouped together under acct. name; business is chiefly w/ machine shops, wreckers, auto dealers, auto parts stores, auto painters, etc.; incl. totals for yr.]

 

-1946 [ink pp. 28-36] [Accts. listed by name in alphabetical order w/ Jan-Dec grouped together under acct. name; business is chiefly w/ machine shops, wreckers, auto dealers, auto parts stores, auto painters, etc.; incl. totals for yr.]

 

-1948 [ink pp. 37-46] [Accts. listed by name in alphabetical order w/ Jan-Dec grouped together under acct. name; business is chiefly w/ machine shops, wreckers, auto dealers, auto parts stores, auto painters, etc.; incl. totals for yr. ]

 

PAPERS RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION of new Cherry City Garage, 1953

 

-Blueprints for "Proposed garage for L.E. Kleinke, 25th & State St., Salem, Oregon/James L. Payne, Architect" (7-9-53) [3 l.]

 

-Construction contract betw. R.D. Morrow, Contractor & Lawrence Kleinke for garage bldg. (9-2-53) [4 l.]

 

-Workmen's statement indemnifying L. E. Kleinke from damages to neighboring property in course of construction of garage (1-18-54) [7 l. each signed by different individual]

 

-Accts. of cost w/ each business supplying materials for construction [32 l., typescript; businesses are identified by name & address at top of each sheet, generally one business per sheet]

 

-Robert D. Morrow - 1953 invoices for construction:::::::::::

 

"September Billing on Garage" Oct 22, 1953 [2 l., typescript]::::::::::

 

"October 1953 Invoices for Construction of Garage..." [2 l., typescript]::::::::::

 

"October billing on garage" Nov 9, 1953 [2 l., typescript]:::::::::

 

"November Invoices - Kleinke Garage" [1 l., carbon copy]::::::::::

 

"November Billing on Garage..." Dec 7, 1953 [1 l., carbon copy]::::::::::

 

"December Billing on Garage..." Jan 9, 1953 [2 l., carbon copy marked "pd. in full"]

 

-"L.H. Hudson/Painter & Decorator..." [green letterhead;1 l., pencil notes about painting needs]