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Western Brewery and Ice Company Cash Books

Identifier: MSS -202 -BC

Scope and Content

The records consist of two large-format Western Brewery and Ice Company cash/ledger books. The books record entries for transactions occurring between August 1917 and July 1920.


  • 1917-1920

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Collection is open for research.

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The Western Brewery and Ice Company was incorporated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1916, after Jacob Korber, Owen N. Marron and other local businessmen acquired the assets of the debt-ridden Southwestern Brewery and Ice Company. Korber (1860-1921) was a well-known Albuquerque blacksmith and mercantilist, and he became president of the fledgling brewery. Marron (1861-1945) was an Albuquerque lawyer and politician, and served as mayor of the city from 1899-1901. He was the vice-president of the Western Brewery and Ice Company. Their business was generally successful, selling beverages (including beer) to the community and ice to the railroads for cooling their refrigerated rail cars. The company was sold to the Western Ice and Bottling Company in Albuquerque in 1921, coinciding with Korbers untimely death in a truck accident in January 1921, and with the onset of prohibition in January 1920. Marron became the president of the Western Ice and Bottling Company upon its creation.


2 boxes (.8 cu. ft.)


The collection consists of two corporate cash books for the Western Brewery and Ice Company, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1917-1920.

Relevant Separated Material

  • Balch, Royce Jane. Jacob Korber, Early Businessman of Albuquerque. Thesis prepared for the degree of Master of Business Administration. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 1955.
  • Marron, Owen B., ed. O. N. Marron: August 15, 1861 - January 2, 1945: An Autobiography. Unpublished Manuscript held at the Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.
Finding Aid of the Western Brewery and Ice Company Cash Books, 1917-1920
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Finding aid is in English

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131