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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Photograph albums and scrapbook

Assorted memorabilia

University of Texas San Antonio

Inventory of the Joske's Quarter Century Club Collection, 1923, 1954, 1966-2003



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Joske's Quarter Century Club
Title: Joske's Quarter Century Club Collection
Dates: 1923, 1954, 1966-2003
Creator Abstract: Joske’s Quarter Century Club was created by the company as a way to thank 25-year veteran workers with free monthly breakfasts, jewelry and a 25% discount. The Club has brought former employees of Joske’s together since 1933. Even after the store shut down, the Joske’s Quarter Century Club kept going, bringing employees back for socials and luncheons two to three times per year. The Club disbanded in 2012 and held its final meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church on December 1, 2012.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of: 5 photograph albums; a scrapbook; a brief history of Joske’s; 3 laminated copies of Joske’s Jabberwocky, the employee newsletter; and a Joske’s ChargaPlate.
Identification: MS 401
Extent: 2 linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Historical Note

Joske’s Quarter Century Club was created by the company as a way to thank 25-year veteran workers with free monthly breakfasts, jewelry and a 25% discount. The Club has brought former employees of Joske’s together since 1933. Even after the store shut down, the Joske’s Quarter Century Club kept going, bringing employees back for socials and luncheons two to three times per year. The Club disbanded in 2012 and held its final meeting at Trinity Lutheran Church on December 1, 2012.

Sources: “Joske’s Quarter Century Club comes to an end,” San Antonio Express-News, November 27, 2012 and “A chapter in retail history ends,” San Antonio Express-News, December 1, 2012.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of: 5 photograph albums; a scrapbook; a brief history of Joske’s; 3 laminated copies of Joske’s Jabberwocky, the employee newsletter; and a Joske’s ChargaPlate.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Organization names
Joske's (San Antonio, Tex.)
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)
Genres/Formats
Photographs.
Subjects
Department stores--Texas--San Antonio.
Local Subjects
Business
San Antonio History

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Related Material

There are no known other archival collections created by Joske's Quarter Century Club at the date of accessioning.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joske's Quarter Century Club Collection, MS 401, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated in January 2013 (2013-002).

Processing Information

Collection encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator.

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Joske's Quarter Century Club collection

 

Photograph albums and scrapbook

Box
1 1966-1987
1987-2003
compiled by Gene Hale and Lois Koerber, circa 1970s-1980s
compiled by Mrs. Gene Hale, 1992-2003
Small photo album, 1980-1985 and undated
Loose photographs (Zintgraff Studios), 1948 and undated
Scrapbook (primarily photographs), 1985, 1995-2010 1985, 1995-2010

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Assorted memorabilia

Box
OM1 Joske's Jabberwocky (3 issues), 1954, 1978, 1983
Box
1 Brief history, undated
Canceled check, 1923
ChargaPlate, undated

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