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Nicolai Bros. Company records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Bx 028

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1870-1878


Conditions Governing Access

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

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

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.


0.5 linear feet (1 containers) : 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



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.

Related Materials

Other collections relating the Nicolai firm at Special Collections and University Archives include: Nicolai Investment Co. records, Bx 029.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Nicolai Bros. Company Records
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA