MS 28 Huchting Family Collection
Table of Contents
- San Diego History Center Document Collection
- Huchting Family
- Huchting Family Collection
- MS 28
- Date [bulk]
- Bulk, 1937-1949
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
- This collection contains family papers of the Huchtings, a pioneer San Marcos family, particularly WWII correspondence from Homer Huchting, and the business ventures of Carl Huchting in the 1930s and 1940s.
Huchting Family Collection, MS 28, San Diego History Center Document Archives, San Diego, CA.
Biographical / Historical Notes
August Huchting (1848-1912) emigrated from Germany to Ventura, California in the 1870s. He married Maria de Gonzales, and in 1884 they moved to Meadowlark, California. August’s son Henry moved to the San Marcos area in 1901. Henry’s son Carl became a photographer, tour guide and composer, and another son, Homer, served in Europe in World War II.
Scope and Content
This collection contains family papers of the Huchtings, particularly WWII correspondence from Homer Huchting and the business ventures of Carl Huchting in the 1930s and 1940s. Carl’s business ventures included writing music, running a tourist guide service, and professional aerial photography. Other papers include newspaper articles about major family events and some papers of August Huchting.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by family member.
San Diego History Center Document Collection January 4, 2017
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA, 92101
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Collection processed by Samantha Mills on January 4, 2017.
The photographs formerly contained in this collection were removed and placed in the Photo Department on 3 April 1985.
Controlled Access Headings
- Huchting, August
- Huchting, Carl
- Huchting, Homer
- Aerial photography.
- Popular music–1931-1940.
- Popular music–1941-1950
- Tourism–California–San Diego Region.
- World War, 1939-1945
|August Huchting, 1891-1945 and undated|
Appointment and oath of office as Census Marshal; voter registration; poem; letter from Karl Huchting; biographical essay.
|Carl Huchting: Music, 1937-1947 and undated|
Scope and Content:
Correspondence, musical scores, and pamphlets related to Carl’s musical endeavors. Correspondence from Brick English, Lorraine Moody, Charles Daniels, and Tom Moore.
|Carl Huchting: Tourist Guide Service, 1949 and undated|
Scope and Content:
Material related to “Carl’s Highway to the Stars Tourist Guide Service” including advertising material; correspondence; and narrative text on tourist locations (California Missions, Pala Mission, Santa Ysabel Mission, Battle of San Pasqual, El Rincon del Diablo Rancho, Jackass Mail, and Lake Henshaw).
|Carl Huchting: Photography, 1947 and undated|
Scope and Content:
Material related to Carl’s photography business, including a business card; postcards; advertising for aerial photography; and other publications.
|Carl Huchting: Miscelleanea, 1942-1947 and undated|
Elks Club Life Membership card; merit award for work on war production drive and congratulatory correspondence; deconstructed autograph book; and other correspondence.
|Homer Huchting, 1944-1946|
Correspondence, primarily from Homer to Carl Huchting, plus several to Elizabeth Frohburg.
|Huchting Family Miscellanea, 1937-1946 and undated|
Newspaper articles (including coverage of reunion, Marie Huchting obituary, Marilyn Huchting wedding); family tree; programs for “Come Rain or Shine” and EUHS commencement exercises; Christmas card.
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