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Guide to the Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
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  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection
    Dates: 1938-2014
    Identification: MS-0557
    Creator: Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz, 1938-2014
    Physical Description: 2.50 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: askscua@sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791

    Biographical Information:

    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.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Topical Term:

    Jews--California--San Diego

    Administrative Information

    Custodial History:

    David Stutz, widower of Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz, donated this collection to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2015.

    Accruals:

    2018-023

    Conditions Governing Use:

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    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
    Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection

    Scope and Contents

    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.