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Collection Stabler family papers
Call Number Coll027
Creator Stabler (Family);
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
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Date 1893-1973; bulk 1941-1973
Description 8 boxes (7.25 linear feet)
Scope & Content This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, cards, brochures, photographs, and various certificates and official documents relating to the Stablers, a family strongly associated with education in and around Baltimore, most notaby the Baltimore Manual Labor School. Also included are newspapers and clippings, most notably related to the UMBC history, the UMBC campus and Spring Grove construction, as well as some books and ephemera. Records that date back earlier than 1941 are sporadic and consist mostly of correspondence, photographs, and official documents.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History Edmund Stabler, senior member of the Stabler family, was superintendent of the Baltimore Manual Labor School from 1884 to 1904. His wife, Hester Ella Stabler, taught at the school and was a graduate of the Maryland State Normal School (now Towson State University). The University of Maryland, Baltimore County now occupies the site where the Baltimore Manual Training School once stood, with the Albin O. Kuhn Library resting on the Stabler Family property.
Arrangement This collection is organized into six series: Series I. Correspondence, 1917-1945. Series II. Pamphlets and Flyers, n.d. Series III. Photographs, [circa 1855]-[circa 1960]. Series IV. Certificates and Official Documents, 1893-1918. Series V. Newspapers and Clippings, 1902-1973. Series VI. Miscellaneous, n.d.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright conditions unknown.
Citation Stabler family papers, Collection 27, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information The records were donated to UMBC Special Collections as a single gift by Edmund T. Stabler on August 22, 2006. A collection of Stabler family glass plate negatives (MSS 1988-02) should be housed with this collection but they are currently missing.
Processing Information This collection was processed by Gregory Horvitz under the supervision of Marcia Frank Peri and completed in November 2006.

The accession of records of the Stabler family arrived in three boxes. The records were filed and received in a disordered state. It was determined that the bulk of materials fell into six recognizable groupings. Newspapers without specific articles pertaining to the Stabler family were discarded. Letter envelopes and duplicate copies of documents were also disposed of. Materials found within other materials were removed and sorted according to document type. Dates were supplied on correspondence in brackets from the envelope postmark when not explicitly written.
Archivist Peri, Marcia
Format personal papers
People Stabler, Edmund;
Stabler, Hester Ella;
Hayes, Harold;
Stabler (Family);
University of Maryland, Baltimore County;
United States. Navy;
Spring Grove State Hospital (Catonsville, Md.);
Baltimore Manual Labor School;
Subjects Baltimore (Md.);
Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- 20th century;
Universities and colleges;
University of Maryland, Baltimore County;
United States. Navy;
Stabler family -- Archives;
Sailors -- United States -- Correspondence;
Spring Grove State Hospital (Catonsville, Md.);
World War, 1939-1945. -- Personal narratives, American;
Stabler, Edmund;
Stabler, Hester Ella;
Hayes, Harold;
Year Range from 1893
Year Range to 1973