Jensen Family Manuscripts


California State University, East Bay
CSUEB University Libraries
Agriculture — California — Alameda County ; Alameda County (Calif.) — History ; Danes — California — Alameda County ; Germans — California — Alameda County ; Immigrants — California — Alameda County ; Ranching — California — Alameda County ; Technology — California — Alameda County
Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Jensen of Castro Valley, CA. The approximately 3,000 leaves include letters, diaries and journals written by members of the families of Jens and Erich Jensen who settled in Castro Valley in the 1860s. The correspondence is among the Castro Valley Jensens and their relatives in Germany and other areas of the United States. Part of the uniqueness of this collection is that it contains both sides of the correspondence between California and Germany from the latter half of the 19th century, through the early 20th. Most of the correspondence is in German script, and is concerned primarily with an exchange of information about the families’ daily lives. Many of the materials have been translated.
Dates covered:
1830 - 1920
Collection Size:
Over 3,000 leaves and related materials
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