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E. A. Gertig Papers

Identifier: MSS-374-SC

Scope and Content

The E. A. Gertig collection contains newspaper clippings from the 1930s and 40s, as well as the Albuquerque Journal, December 8, 1941, describing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Other World War II memorabilia such as blackout warning posters and rubber rationing announcements are included. Stock records, whiskey labels, business stationary, driver's licenses, and coupons are also furnished in the collection. Some of the materials pertain to Kenneth Gertig, Edmund Gertig's son.

Several newspaper articles concerning Chester T. French, an Albuquerque funeral director, philanthropist, and Sunday school teacher are housed in the collection. An invitation to a dinner in honor of Chester T. French and an exercise brochure produced by French are also included.


  • 1920-1961

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Edmund A. Gertig was a builder and carpenter, and was responsible for constructing and remodeling several Albuquerque buildings and homes. Records of building permits issued to Gertig are located in Digest of Albuquerque Building Permits, Dec. 1912-Dec 1930 and Jan. 1931-Aug. 1930. Kenneth Gertig, his son, also lived in Albuquerque and worked as an auto repairman. He was a student of Chester T. French's Sunday School in 1918.


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This is a small collection containing newspaper clippings, World War II memorabilia and a few business records. Documents concerning Albuquerque funeral director, Chester T. French, are also housed in the collection.

Separated Material

Miscellaneous postcards and photographs of the Gertig family and places of business have been transferred to the Edmund Gertig Photograph Collection. Postcards have been integrated into the postcard collection.
Finding Aid of the E. A. Gertig Papers, 1920-1961
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Revision Statements

  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//University of New Mexico::Center for Southwest Research//TEXT (US::NmU::MSS 374 SC::E. A. Gertig Papers)//EN" "nmu1mss374sc.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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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