Guide to the Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Stanley Schwartz and Laurel Schwartz.
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Guide to the Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection 1938/2014

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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
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.



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.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence between Abbe Salomon and her father Irving Salomon Birth Announcement 1938-1950s

Box 1, Folder 2

Early school photos - Valley Center and elsewhere 1946-1951

Box 1, Folder 3

Photos of Abbe Salomon 1938-1960

Box 1, Folder 4

National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan 1949-1950

Box 1, Folder 5

Escondido Union High School scrapbook 1951-1952

Box 1, Folder 6

Escondido Union High School scrapbook 1952-1953

Box 1, Folder 7

Escondido Union High School scrapbook 1952-1953

Box 1, Folder 8

Escondido Union High School scrapbook 1953-1954

Box 1, Folder 9

Confirmation - Congregation Beth Israel May 19, 1953

Box 1, Folder 10

Miss Hewitt's Classes - New York City (now Hewitt School) Pamphlets, yearbook, photos 1954

Box 1, Folder 11

Miss Hewitt's Classes - New York City (now Hewitt School) Graduation 1955

Box 1, Folder 12

Goucher College scrapbook - Baltimore, MD 1955

Box 1, Folder 13

Political Science Class - Goucher College, Baltimore MD 1956

Box 1, Folder 14

Goucher College, Baltimore MD, Activities 1955-1959

Box 1, Folder 15

Personal Correspondence to Abbe Salomon while at Goucher College, Baltimore MD 1955-1959

Box 1, Folder 16

High School / College photos of friends 1950s

Box 1, Folder 17

Matchbook cover collection from New York City nightlife 1950s

Box 1, Folder 18

Goucher College, History Class Notes 1959

Box 1, Folder 19

Goucher College, English Class notes & papers 1955

Box 1, Folder 20

Goucher College, Spanish class notes & papers 1957

Box 1, Folder 21

Goucher College, Music class notes 1955-1959

Box 1, Folder 22

Young Adulthood - Photos 1950s

Box 1, Folder 23

Travel Photos, Resort, Cruise, Spain 1956-1957

Box 1, Folder 24

Early married life - Photos - Louis Wolfsheimer 1960s

Box 1, Folder 25

Newspaper clippings 1958-1968

Box 1, Folder 26

Poetry 1970-1972

Box 1, Folder 27

Correspondence 1973-1991

Box 1, Folder 28

Poetry, prose, speeches & notes 1980s - 2001

Box 1, Folder 29

Newspaper clippings 1970-1989

Box 1, Folder 30

Newspaper clippings 1990-2003

Box 1, Folder 31

Political memorabilia & photos 1980s-1990s

Box 1, Folder 32

San Diego Voter - Newsletter (League of Women Voters) April & October 1995

Box 1, Folder 33

Lilac Ranch & Valley Center 1960-2015

Box 1, Folder 34

California Western School of Law - Student & Professor 1968-1985

Box 1, Folder 35

Biography, Birth & Death certificates - Condolences 1938-2014

Box 1, Folder 36

Awards & letters of appreciation 1973-2015

Box 1, Folder 37

Abbe Salomon - Family Tree

Box 1, Folder 38

Genealogy: Virginia Lee Salomon (Blake) Harold Mark Salomon & Miriam (Florsheim) & Helen (Dean) Will of Estelle Wiltsie

Box 1, Folder 39

Salomon Family Genealogy

Box 1, Folder 40

Salomon Family Genealogy

Box 1, Folder 41

Genealogy of the Wolfsheimer Family

Box 1, Folder 42

Genealogy of the Becker, Kirchhausen, Vogel, Wolfsheimer Families

Box 1, Folder 43

Genealogy of the Leibowitz Family

Box 1, Folder 44

Genealogy of the Zimmerspitz Family

Box 1, Folder 45

Genealogy of the Leibowitz & Zimmerspitz Families

Box 1, Folder 46

Genealogy of the Naken, Leibowitz & Zimmerspitz Families

Box 1, Folder 47

General Jewish Genealogy Information

Box 1, Folder 48

Correspondence Between Abbe Wolfsheimer Stutz and her Half Brother Derek Taylor 1996-1999

Box 1, Folder 49

Correspondence Between Abbe Wolfsheimer /Stutz and her Half Brother Derek Taylor 2000

Box 1, Folder 50

Correspondence Between Abbe Wolfsheimer /Stutz and her Half Brother Derek Taylor 2001-2005

Box 1, Folder 51

Correspondence Regarding Freedom of Information Act Request by Derek Taylor for Irving Salomon 1990s

Box 1, Folder 52

Military Records for Irving Salomon Requested by Derek Taylor - World War I and World War II

Box 1, Folder 53

Derek Taylor's Family - Early Photos

Box 1, Folder 54

Visits in San Diego and Seattle with Abbe Wolfsheimer Stutz and Derek Taylor

Box 1, Folder 55

Abbe Wolfsheimer Stutz's Notes on her Father Irving Salomon

Box 2, Item 1

Souvenirs 1950s

Box 2, Item 2

Book and Miscellaneous Items 1940s - 2001

Scope and Contents

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
Box 2, Folder 1

Menu from the Pump Room Ambassador East Hotel, Chicago Autographed Program from Flamenco Dancer Jose Greco 1950s

Box 2, Folder 2

Goucher Weekly - Goucher College Newspaper (MD) 1956-1957

Box 2, Folder 3

Oversize Newspaper Clippings 1980, 1987

Box 2, Folder 4

"The Derek, Frieda and Abbe Chronicles" - Article from the San Diego Reader May 20 & 27, 1999

Box 2, Folder 5

Escondido High School Scrapbook Pages