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Register of the Marvin Studebaker Papers MSS 150
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biography
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marvin Studebaker Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 150
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.1 Linear feet 4 archives boxes, 4 oversize folders
    Date (inclusive): 1839-1865
    Abstract: Papers of Marvin Studebaker, an amateur historian of the Civil War and San Diego. Included in the papers are Studebaker's research on Henry J. Hartstene, a participant in Arctic exploration parties of the 1850s and a naval officer in the Civil War. The papers also include handwritten notes by Studebaker, his transcriptions of Civil War era letters, and oversized copies of newspapers from the 1840s regarding Arctic exploration.
    Creator: Studebaker, Marvin

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Marvin Studebaker Papers document Studebaker's research on the career of U.S. naval officer Henry J. Hartstene.
    Henry J. Hartstene served in the U.S. Navy from 1830 to 1861. Hartstene participated in exploration expeditions to the Arctic during the 1840s and 1850s. He served in the navy of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Hartstene died in France in 1868.
    The collection is arranged in three series: 1) HENRY J. HARTSTENE RESEARCH, 2) WRITINGS and 3) MISCELLANEOUS RESEARCH.
    The HENRY J. HARTSTENE RESEARCH series contains Studebaker's research on the career and Arctic expeditions of naval officer Henry J. Hartstene, from 1840 to 1865. Research materials include newspaper clippings; Studebaker's handwritten and typed research notes, bibliographies, and correspondence; and handwritten and typed transcripts of Hartstene's correspondence and journals relating to Arctic expeditions.
    The WRITINGS series contains Studebaker's handwritten and typed drafts of articles about the Civil War.
    The MISCELLANEOUS RESEARCH series contains documents related to the Civil War and to the United States Navy, and Studebaker's research notes and correspondence.


    Marvin J. Studebaker was an amateur historian who focused on research regarding Henry J. Hartstene, San Diego history, and the American Civil War.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Preferred Citation

    Marvin Studebaker Papers, MSS 150. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hartstene, Henry J. -- History
    Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857 -- History
    Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration--American
    Explorers--United States
    San Diego (Calif.)--History