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Kruse and Banks Shipbuilding Company records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Bx 015


Collection consists of one account book, specifications for steamships, drawings of steamships, and photographs of the company's shipyard in Coos Bay. The specifications include the hulls of seven steamers, along with a few other specifications for other.


  • 1877-1936


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and 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 and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

The Kruse and Banks Shipbuilding Company was established in 1905 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Robert Banks was taken as partner by K. V. Kruse to form the company. Located in Coos Bay, the Kruse and Banks Company produced wooden ships. The company became a leader.


0.25 linear feet

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts & Archives, 2001.

General Physical Description note

1 container, X folders

Processing Information note

Collection is processed.

Guide to the Kruse and Banks Shipbuilding Company Records
Preliminary Description
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA