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Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection, 1938-2014 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Stanley Schwartz and Laurel Schwartz

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Collection Overview

Title: Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection, 1938-2014Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz (1938-2014)

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/19/2018. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Jews--California--San Diego

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection comprises papers, documents and photographs, from Wolfsheimer-Stutz's birth in 1938 to her death in 2014. Box 1 contains photos and scrapbooks from schools that she attended, correspondence, class notes, newspaper clippings, her writings, awards and family genealogy. Box 2 contains souvenirs, playbills and memorabilia from her high school and college days and her time in New York City, plus the book that she wrote.

There is also material about Abbe Wolfsheimer Stutz in the Salomon Collection at the Valley Center History Museum. The Valley Center Collection contains family photos and material about Wolfsheimer-Stutz's life at the Lilac Ranch and grade school memorabilia.

Biographical Note

Abbe Salomon was born in Chicago to Irving and Cecile Salomon in 1938. After World War II, she moved with her family to Rancho Lilac (Lilac Ranch) in Valley Center, California where she attended schools in Escondido. She completed her secondary education at Miss Hewitt’s Classes in New York City and then attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She met her future husband, Louis Wolfsheimer on the East Coast and they moved to San Diego, where he became an attorney. The couple had two children and later divorced. Wolfsheimer Stutz attended California Western School of Law, became a law professor and was very active in community affairs. She served on many civic boards and was active in performing arts production and the Jewish community. She was elected to the San Diego City Council where she served from 1985-1993. An active environmentalist, she was instrumental in establishing the San Dieguito River Park in 1989. She served as an Assistant City Attorney and in 1997 married Deputy District Attorney, David Stutz. Wolfsheimer Stutz was a world traveler and author. She died in 2014.

Subject/Index Terms

Jews--California--San Diego

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2018-023

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Jewish Historical Society of San Diego

Related Materials:

Adat Ami Synagogue Collection

Lou Dunst Collection

Mark Freeman Papers

Rose Neumann Collection

Elena Saad Collection

Irving Salomon Collection

Tifereth Israel Synagogue Collection

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],

Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Souvenirs, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Book and Miscellaneous Items, 1940s - 2001Add to your cart.
Book: The Whores of St. Joan by Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz 2001 - 2 copies Autograph Album - Grade School Travel Diaries - 1940s & 1950s Homecoming button 1953 Escondido High School Tomahawk from Haverford College, PA
Folder 1: Menu from the Pump Room Ambassador East Hotel, Chicago Autographed Program from Flamenco Dancer Jose Greco, 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Goucher Weekly - Goucher College Newspaper (MD), 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Oversize Newspaper Clippings, 1980, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Derek, Frieda and Abbe Chronicles" - Article from the San Diego Reader, May 20 & 27, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Escondido High School Scrapbook PagesAdd to your cart.

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