Koontz Garage and Machine Shop records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains twelve business ledgers showing expenses, income, and customer accounts, 1907-1924.
- Koontz Garage and Machine Shop (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
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."
1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
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.
Material within this collection is arranged by ledger. Material is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
1 record storage box.
Collection processed by staff, 1973.
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.
- Account books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Automobile repair shops -- Oregon -- Coos Bay Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ledgers (account books) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Machine shops -- Oregon -- Coos Bay Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Koontz Garage and Machine Shop Records
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet and Kira B. Homo.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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).
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