Nicolai Bros. Company records, 1870-1878  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Nicolai Brothers Company
Nicolai Bros. Company records
1870-1878 (inclusive)
0.5 linear feet, (1 containers)  :  1 manuscript box
Collection Number
Bx 028
The Nicolai Bros. Company of Portland, Oregon, was a sash and door manufacturing company. The collection (1870-1878) contains corporate records, correspondence, financial records, minutes, day books, and order books.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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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

The Nicolai family of Portland, Oregon established a sawmill business, and a door and sash manufacturing company, among other business ventures. Louis Nicolai (1838 - ), of Saxony, Germany, and his family emigrated to America when he was fifteen years old. They travelled to Oregon in 1868. Family members and especially the brothers that helped run the companies were Adolph, Theodore, William, Harry T., and Arthur F.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection (1870-1878) contains corporate records, correspondence, financial records, minutes, day books, and order books.

Corporate records include articles of incorporation, stock information, meeting minutes, voting records, and correspondence.

Financial records include tax and liquidation information, day books, order books, and files on the Chicago plywood division.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Business enterprises--Oregon--Portland
  • Millwork (Woodwork)--Oregon--Portland
  • Planing-mills--Oregon--Portland
  • Sawmills--Oregon--Portland

Form or Genre Terms

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Correspondence
  • Daybooks
  • Financial records