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Mabel Stoppelworth Willson Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Mabel Stoppelworth Willson Papers
    Dates: 1908-1979
    Collection Number: 2016-34
    Creator/Collector: Willson, Mabel Mary Stoppelworth
    Extent: .25 linear feet
    Online items available
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Personal papers and photographs related to Arthur Willson, Mabel Stoppelworth Willson, and related Healy and Schroeder families.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is open to the public by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives. All photographs have been scanned and can be viewed in History San Jose's online catalog.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Curator of Library & Archives for information on publication and reproduction.

    Preferred Citation

    Mabel Stoppelworth Willson Papers. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to History San Jose in 2016. The donor purchased the materials at an estate sale in Ben Lomond, California.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Mabel Stoppelworth appears to have grown up in San Jose, California, graduating from Gardner School in 1916. She obtained her California Teachers Certificate in 1923, and taught in Monterey County, Alameda County, and San Jose State College Demonstration School. She retired around 1959. She was first married to William Edward Healy, with whom she had a son Norman (b. 1925), but later married Arthur Briggs Willson, a real estate developer in the Santa Clara Valley.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Personal papers and photographs related to Arthur Willson, Mabel Stoppelworth Willson, and related Healy and Schroeder families. Papers mainly document Mabel Stoppelworth's teaching career (1923-1959) in Alameda County and San Jose, with photographs of her immediate family in the 1910s and 1920s. Other papers include clippings on her son Norman Edward Healy, and school records of Elsie Stoppelworth. A small number of photographs feature members of the Schroeder family, to whom the Stoppelworths were related by marriage.

    Indexing Terms

    Nineteen twenties
    Willson, Arthur Briggs
    Healy, Norman Edward
    Albright, Lillian Esther
    Stoppelworth, Elsie
    Stoppelworth, E. J.
    San Jose (Calif.)
    Santa Clara County (Calif.)
    photographic prints
    birth certificates
    clippings (information artifacts)
    theater programs