Edward G. Trinkkeller Papers, MS 097
Scope and Content Note
The Edward G. Trinkkeller Papers contains the family papers, office records, and photographs of the work of wrought ironwork artisan Gustaf Edward Trinkkeller. After immigrating to the United States from Germany, he began using the names Edward G. Trinkkeller or Ed Trinkkeller.
Project files are organized by the client's name (either a surname or a company name). Because architect Julia Morgan subcontracted with Trinkkeller for the work on W. R. Hearst's San Simeon, the files relating to that project are filed under Morgan, not Hearst. Most of the correspondence includes original letters; others are transcripts of originals, which were typed by Trinkkeller's daughter, Elsa.
Where possible, the provenance, or original organization, of the papers has been preserved. However, in order to simplify access to the collection for researchers, some materials in specific formats and topics were reorganized and refoldered to more accurately reflect their contents.
There are five series in the Edward G. Trinkkeller Papers:
- Personal Papers
- Professional Papers
- Office Records
- Project Records
- Career Assessment
The collection is housed in 8 boxes, with Series 3 Office Records and Series 4 Project Files containing the most extensive portions of the collection.