Koontz Garage and Machine Shop records, 1907-1924  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Koontz Garage and Machine Shop (Marshfield, Or.)
Title
Koontz Garage and Machine Shop records
Dates
1907-1924 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Bx 177
Summary
Koontz Garage and Machine Shop (now called Koontz Machine and Welding) is a Coos Bay, Oregon based company that was established in 1906. The collection contains twelve business ledgers showing expenses, income, and customer accounts, 1907-1924.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Additional Reference Guides

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Koontz Garage and Machine Shop (now called Koontz Machine and Welding) is a Coos Bay, Oregon based company that was established in 1906.

According to the current Koontz Machine and Welding webpage the shop has "been in the same location since 1906. Koontz was founded by John Koontz. The business has seen numerous changes over the years.

Koontz was always a machine shop, but other ventures have faded away. An automotive garage, Packard dealership, gas and diesel station (sold to boats on the bay as well) and a tire shop. Koontz also manufactured and patented the Koontz hydraulic press.

Bruce Thompson bought Koontz Machine and Welding in 2007, after being foreman and employed by Koontz for over twenty years. Before that time Bruce worked at Hillstrom Shipbuilding Company, gaining valuable knowledge about all sizes of ocean going vessels."

[Source: http://www.koontzmachine.com/about/about.htm]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains twelve business ledgers showing expenses, income, and customer accounts, 1907-1924.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Koontz Garage and Machine Shop records, Bx 177, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Coos Bay (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Account books
  • Ledgers (account books)