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Kaune Grocery Company Records

Identifier: AC 121

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a variety of business records from the Kaune Grocery Company, including account books, business ledgers, annual reports, tax documents, and letters involving both suppliers and customers. Included in the collection are documents concerning the New Mexico Portland Cement Co. and the Bishop's Lodge, in which the Kaune family had interests. Also, the records of Kaune Food Town during the ownership of Julie Kaune are included.


  • 1886-1950

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Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.


The Kaune Grocery Company, Inc., wholesale and retail dealer in staple and fancy groceries, flour, hay and grain, was opened in 1893 by Henry S. Kaune. The store was located on San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, on the south side of the Plaza, next to Zooks Pharmacy. During the 1930's, H. S. Kaune's sons, Richard, Heine and Charles became partners in ownership.

The many customers between 1886-1940 included famous New Mexicans such as Georgia O'Keeffe, John Sloan and J. L. Seligman.


6.5 Linear Feet


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
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Guide to the Kaune Grocery Company Records, 1886-1983
Edited Full Draft
Processed by Library Staff
©2000. Updated ©2007
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Finding aid is in English

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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090