Mabel Stoppelworth Willson Papers

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2021


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

Access

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

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