Humboldt County Historical Society

From the Barnum House Archive

Business Collections 

These collections may include company records, professional letterhead and historic correspondence, photographs, receipts, journals, and cash books. The  HCHS business collections are found in the Ledger Room on the second floor of the Barnum House. If you would like more information about the specific materials found in each collection submit a research request.


Alliance Store
1 Box (2007.3010)

American Hotel, Ferndale
1 Box (2005.129)

Arcata Drug Store, including Prescription Slips
6 Boxes (1990.02)

Arcata & Mad River Railroad (A&MRRR)
1 Box (2014.071.01; YD 5390; 1997.73)

Bair's Resort
1 Box (2012.038)

Bay Hotel
1 Box

Blue Lake Advocate
1 Box (1993.27)

Blue Ox Millworks
1 Box (2013.069)

Brizard Company Stores & Pack Trail
Requa, Gold Bluffs, Orick, Bald Hills, Martin's Ferry, Witchipec, Orleans, Sommes Bar, Forks of the Salmon, Hoopa, Willow Creek, Bair's Three Cabins, Blue Lake, Korbel, Dow's Prarie, Table Bluff, Port Kenyon, Maple Creek, Bald Mountain, Burnt Ranch, Angel Ranch, Cedar Flat, Big Bar, New River
26 Ledgers, 9 Boxes, 103 Binders (2008.069; 2008.048; 1996.55; 2004.239; 2009.107)

Buhne Company, H.H.
72 Ledgers

Burwood Gardens Convalescent Hospital
1 Box (2009.041)

California Redwood Company
6 Boxes (1990.014)

California Barrel Company
1 Box (1998.40)

Capital Dairy
1 Box

Carlotta Lumber Company/Southern Humboldt Lumber Company
1 Box (2014.025)

Chamber of Commerce, Eureka
25 Boxes, 2 Scrapbooks (1990.026)

Cheney, Kelly, and Reid
1 Box

Chicago Bridge & Iron
2 Boxes (2001.165; 2001.238; 2006.174; 2012.005; 2012.033)

Coggeshall Launch Company
1 Box (2000.060)

Comic Relief Magazine
1 Box (2009.3000)

Consolidated Fisheries
2 Boxes (1991.16)

Cox & Son General Merchandising
15 Boxes, 1 Hardware Catalog, 1 Ledger (2006.140; 2007.064; 2018.022)

Credit Association of Humboldt County
1 Ledger (2018.022)

Daly Brothers Department Store
13 Boxes, 1 Ledger (1996.57; 2018.022)

Dickson & Dickson
8 Boxes, 1 Ledger (1996.57)

Dinsmore Store
1 Ledger

Dolbeer & Carson Lumber Company
4 Boxes, 2 Ledgers

Eel River Creamery
1 Box

Elk River Mill & Company
1 Box, 1 Binder (1996.02; 2011.025)

Eureka/Alaska Exploration Company
1 Box (1993.35)

Eureka Beauty Shop
1 Box (2005.220)

Eureka Inn
1 Box

Eureka Mall
1 Box (2009.184)

Eureka Mining Company
1 Ledger (2018.022)

Eureka Printing/Jewett Printing
1 Box (YD 1752)

Eureka Redwood
2 Boxes

Eureka Street Railway
1 Box (2013.052)

Eureka (Volunteer) Fire Department
Including California Hose Company no.5 and Eureka Fire Department Engine Company no.1 & no.2
3 Boxes, 1 Ledger, 2 Minute Books

Everybody's Furniture
1 Box (1991.20)

Excelsior Redwood
1 Box

Exxon
1 Box (2006.190)

Ferndale Hotel
2 Boxes (YD 3492, YD 3491)

Ferrier D.
1 Box (2000.060)

Ferrar Maternity Home
1 Box (2011.096)

Garberville Mercantile
7 Boxes

General Hospital
11 Boxes, 2 Scrapbooks (2008.019)

George R. Georgeson
1 Ledger (2013.002)

German-American Insurance Company
1 Ledger (2014.069)

H.B. Logging Company, Garberville
1 Ledger (1993.29)

Hammond Lumber
2 Boxes (2002.002)

Hanson & Hunter Furniture
1 Box

Hansen Grocery
1 Box (2007.008)

Horel & Caskey Medical
1 Box

Humboldt Auto Exchange
1 Box (2014.069)

Humboldt County Machinery Shop
2 Boxes (2008.146; 2012.130; 2011.007)

Humboldt Land & Title Company
2 Binders (2008.3004)

Humboldt Lumber Manufacturing
1 Box

Humboldt Manufacturing/Northern Humboldt Mercantile
1 Box (2014.069)

Humboldt Oil
2 Binders (2008.3003)

Humboldt Tugboat Company
1 Box (2012.118)

Humboldt Redwood Mills
2 Boxes, 1 Ledger (2018.022)

Humboldt Stevedore Company
4 Boxes (2012.118; 2014.5000)

Hutchins Grocery/4th Street Market, Arcata
1 Box (2017.015)

Hydesville Store
1 Box

Hydesville Meat Market
1 Box

Kneeland Post Office
1 Box (2011.128)

Korbel Brothers
1 Box

Lambert & McKeehan Printers
2 Boxes (2007.165)

Lawton Bussman Incorporated
1 Box (2005.141)

Lazio Fish Company
2 Boxes (1991.16)

Little River Redwood Company
1 Box (2008.010)

Little River Steamship Company
1 Box (2001.180)

Louisiana-Pacific
1 Box (2016.035)

M & M Woodworking
2 Boxes

Mahan & Mahan
1 Box, 1 Binder (1996.012; 2000.036; 2008.071)

Marshall & Hodgson Grocers
2 Boxes

Maternity Home, Fortuna
1 Box (1991.18)

Mattole Lumber Company
3 Boxes, 2 Ledgers

Mendenhall Transportation Company
1 Box

Meat Market, Arcata
1 Box (2008.090)

Mercer, John
1 Binder

Monte Carlo Hotel
1 Box (2009.091)

McCallan Insurance
1Box (2000.060)

McDonald

Myrtle Grove Cemetery
1 Box (YD 2542)

Northwestern Pacific Railroad
1 Box (2007.148)

Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Alton Station
1 Box (2010.025)

Ohman Hardware, Eureka
4 Ledgers (2018.022)

Orick Dairy Ranch
1 Box (2013.015)

Overland Hotel, Blocksburg
1 Box (2003.113)

Occidental Shingle
2 Ledgers

Pacific Lumber Company
1 Box (2018.003)

Pacific Redwood Shingle
1 Ledger

Pierce Mortuary
1 Box (2015.030)

Pluke, E.J.
1 Box (2009.118)

Red Cap Mining Company
1 Binder

Redwood Export Compnay
1 Box

The Rosery Flower Shop
1 Box (2004.121)

Shell Service Station
1 Box (2013.98)

The Schooner
1 Box

Standard Furniture
1 Folder (2007.014)

Star Hotel, Fortuna
1 Guestbook (2018.022)

Star Hotel, Springville
1 Packet

Sweasy & Son, Eureka

Thompson General Store
2 Boxes

Tupper & Brown Restaruaunt
1 Box

Vance, John M.
1 Box (2011.038)

Waddington Store
1 Box, 2 Binders (1993.59; 2001.112; 2002.196)

Weck & Vance Pharmacy
1 Box

Wilkinson, C.E.
1 Box

Woods