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Adele H. Stamp papers

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Abstract

Title:
Adele H. Stamp papers
Author/Creator:
Stamp, Adele H.
Collection number:
72-15
Size:
14.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1930-1959
Inclusive dates:
1895-1983
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Adele H. Stamp (1890-1974) was Dean of Women at the University of Maryland from 1922 to 1960. She organized the Women's Student Government Association and the Women's Senior Honor Society and served as national treasurer of Alpha Lambda Delta. Her papers include correspondence, reports, photographs and scrapbooks, which document her involvement in student and academic affairs on the university campus especially before 1950, as well as her outside organizational interests. In addition, a portion of the collection covers her early life, prior to arriving at the University of Maryland in 1922. Among the topics addressed are May Day, Mortar Board, the Federation of Women's Clubs, the League of Women Voters, and the League of Nations Association of Maryland.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Yes. See folder headings for specific information.

Preferred citation:

Adele H. Stamp papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Adele Hagner Stamp (1890-1974) was born in Catonsville, Maryland, the daughter of Frederick and Anna Harken Stamp. She attended St. Timothy's, a private all-girls school in Stevenson, MD, and Western High School, the oldest all-girls public high school in the United States. Stamp taught at a public school in Baltimore after graduating from high school. Later hired as a social worker by the Y.W.C.A., she organized recreation programs for women factory workers in industrial centers. In 1918 the War Council of the Y.W.C.A. sent her to the Old Hickory Munitions Factory in Tennessee to direct recreation activities for the factory's 5,000 women. From 1919 to 1920 she directed an industrial service center in New Orleans, prior to her 1921 graduation from Tulane University with an A.B. in sociology. In 1922 she briefly served as a field representative of the American Red Cross. In 1924 she received a master's degree in sociology and recreation from the University of Maryland.

In 1922 Adele H. Stamp was appointed the University of Maryland's first dean of women and held this position until her retirement in 1960. During her tenure at the University of Maryland she organized and promoted women's activities. She initiated the campus celebration of May Day, which began in 1923 and continued annually until 1961. She founded the Women's Student Government Association, the Women's Senior Honor Society, which became the Maryland Chapter of the Mortar Board, and the Freshman Honor Society for Women, later a chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta. For fifteen years she served as the national treasurer of Alpha Lamda Delta and a national scholarship awarded annually was named for her. She organized the first Women's Physical Education Club in 1926 and in 1938 founded the Campus Club, an association for women professors and faculty wives.

In 1959 the campus yearbook, the Terrapin, was dedicated to her, the first woman to receive that honor. When she retired in 1960, Stamp was named Dean Emeritus by university president Wilson H. Elkins. In 1983, the university student union was renamed the Adele H. Stamp Union in her honor.

Her activities extended beyond the university to the state and national level as well. She organized the State Association of Deans of Women and served on the board of the State Federation of Women's Clubs as chairman of both the Library Extension and Education Committees. Her other interests included the League of Women Voters of which she served as state Education Chairman. In 1929 she organized the College Park branch of the American Association of University Women and founded Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society for women teachers, in 1937.

She maintained her political interests as a member of the League of Nations Association of Maryland and chairman of its Education Committee. During World War II she served on the advisory committee for the WAC's in the Washington area. She was also an active member of the National Democratic Women's Club and attended three Democratic National Conventions as a member of the Maryland Delegation.

Adele H. Stamp died on October 17, 1974 after a long illness.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Adele H. Stamp cover the years 1895 to 1983 with the bulk of material dating from the 1940s to 1950s. They include correspondence, reports, minutes, scrapbooks, organization constitutions and publications, as well as photographs. The materials of this collection document the activities of Stamp as Dean of Women and her state and national organizational activities. May Day celebrations, the cases of Virginia Flanagan and of Vivian Simpson v. University of Maryland, Mortar Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, and the Association of Women Students are subjects included in her university activities. The League of Women Voters, Federation of Women's Clubs, National Association of Deans of Women, and construction of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway are the major civic organizations and professional activities documented in her papers. Materials donated by Stamp's family illuminate aspects of her private life and her young adulthood prior to arriving at the University of Maryland in 1922. These items include photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and travel journals. The papers also include posthumous honors and memorial fund activities after Stamp's death.

Significant correspondents in the papers are Governor Albert C. Ritchie, Lavinia Engle (League of Women Voters of Maryland), Eleanor Roosevelt, S. M. Shoemaker (University Board of Regents), Dr. Paul Titsworth (Washington College), and J. Edgar Hoover.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The papers of Adele H. Stamp were given to the University of Maryland College Park Libraries in 1972. Additional materials were donated by Mrs. Emma Everson of Oxon Hill, Maryland in 1986, Mrs. Lorraine Gray of University Park, Maryland in 2009, and Ms. Lori Sonderegger of Ashburn, VA in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by S. L. H. Revised by Lynda Clendenning, May 1988, and Amanda Hawk, August 2012.

Processing note:

Eight series were created from the Adele H. Stamp Papers. All materials were removed from original folders or envelopes and placed in acid-free folders and boxes. Scrapbooks were placed in oversize acid-free boxes. All staples were removed and replaced by plastic clips. Acid free paper was inserted between newspaper clippings. Photographs were transferred to the photographic collection. Finally, the guide was written. In June 2011, photographs which were previously removed to the Biographical Print Files were reintegrated into the collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access, Markup completed by Janna Robinson, December 2004.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: University Activities, 1923-1960 (3 linear feet)

Series I includes official correspondence of the Dean of Women's office, Student Affairs committee reports, programs and clippings of May Day and other campus events, and minutes and constitutions of campus women's organizations, such as the Women's Student Government Association and the Association of Women Students. The student files in this series are restricted for seventy-five years.

Folders are arranged by subject in alphabetical order.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alpha Lambda Delta, history of, Undated series 1box 1folder 1
Alumni Reunions-programs of, 1937, 1939-1941 series 1box 1folder 2
Association of Women Students -- Official papers of the Dean's office -- correspondence with Women's League Judicial Board-referral cases and correspondence, 1951-1952 [Restricted] series 1box 1folder 3
Association of Women Students -- Official business, 1954 series 1box 1folder 4
Association of Women Students -- Office of Assistant Dean of Women-correspondence, 1953-1954 series 1box 1folder 5
Association of Women Students -- University of Maryland correspondence and official papers, 1954-1958 series 1box 1folder 6
Association of Women Students -- University of Maryland correspondence and official papers, 1954-1958 series 1box 1folder 7
Association of Women Students -- Minutes, 1959-1960 series 1box 1folder 8
Association of Women Students -- Minutes, 1959-1960 series 1box 1folder 9
Association of Women Students -- Minutes, 195919-60 series 1box 1folder 10
Association of Women Students -- Minutes, 1959-1960 series 1box 1folder 11
Guest Book, Undated series 1box 1folder 12
Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd -- Newspaper clippings, 1935-1945 series 1box 1folder 13
Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd -- Newspaper clippings and political cartoons, 1951-1954 series 1box 1folder 14
Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd -- Faculty reception, 1953 series 1box 1folder 15
Centennial and Sesquicentennial-programs and correspondence, 1955-57 series 1box 1folder 16
Cole Field House dedication, December 1956 series 1box 1folder 17
Dormitory expenses (includes 1927 campus map), 1925-26, 1931 series 1box 1folder 18
Case of Virginia Flanagan-letters, official papers, notes, clippings, 1923-26 series 1box 1folder 19
General Administrative Board -- Meetings-correspondence, 1937-39 series 1box 1folder 20
General Administrative Board -- Committee reports-memoranda, 1937-39 series 1box 1folder 21
Guidance, marks, deficient, students-reports series 1box 2folder 1
Homecoming-correspondence, clippings, misc. series 1box 2folder 2
Maryland Day-correspondence, programs series 1box 2folder 3
May Day -- Program, Newsclippings, 1923 series 1box 2folder 4
May Day -- Program, 1924 series 1box 2folder 5
May Day -- Program, invitation, 1925 series 1box 2folder 6
May Day -- Program, 1927 series 1box 2folder 7
May Day -- Program, expense list, 1928 series 1box 2folder 8
May Day -- Program, poem, 1929 series 1box 2folder 9
May Day -- Program, news clipping, misc., 1931 series 1box 2folder 10
May Day -- Program, 1932 series 1box 2folder 11
May Day -- Program, 1933 series 1box 2folder 12
May Day -- Program, pictures, 1934 series 1box 2folder 13
May Day -- Program, 1936 series 1box 2folder 14
May Day -- Program, news clippings, correspondence, misc., 1937 series 1box 2folder 15
May Day -- Program, 1938 series 1box 2folder 16
May Day -- Program, news clippings, 1939 series 1box 2folder 17
May Day -- Program, news clippings, 1940 series 1box 2folder 18
May Day -- Program, news clippings, 1941 series 1box 2folder 19
May Day -- Program, corresopndence, news article (draft form), 1942 series 1box 2folder 20
May Day -- Program, 1943 series 1box 2folder 21
May Day -- Program, news clippings, invitation, 1945 series 1box 2folder 22
May Day -- Program, 1946 series 1box 2folder 23
May Day -- Program, correspondence, news clippings, misc., 1947 series 1box 2folder 24
May Day -- Program, news clippings, 1948 series 1box 2folder 25
May Day -- Program, overall and publicity reports, 1950 series 1box 2folder 26
May Day -- Program, overall report, duties of committees, 1949 series 1box 2folder 27
May Day -- Program, correspondence, misc., 1951 series 1box 2folder 28
May Day -- Program, correspondence, news clippings, misc, 1952 series 1box 2folder 29
May Day -- Overall and individual committee reports, press releases, 1953 series 1box 2folder 30
May Day -- Program, invititation, 1954 series 1box 2folder 31
May Day -- Overall and individual committee reports, 1954 series 1box 2folder 32
May Day -- Program, correspondence, budget, 1955 series 1box 2folder 33
May Day -- Overall and individual committee reports, 1955 series 1box 2folder 34
May Day -- Centennial correspondence, news clippings, interviews, misc., 1956 series 1box 2folder 35
May Day -- Overall and individual committee reports, 1956 series 1box 2folder 36
May Day -- Program, news clippings, 1957 series 1box 2folder 37
May Day -- Program, news clippings, press release, misc., 1958 series 1box 2folder 38
May Day -- Overall and individual committee reports, 1958 series 1box 3folder 1
May Day -- Correspondence, news clippings, misc., 1959 series 1box 3folder 2
May Day -- Program, correspondence, news clippings, 1960 series 1box 3folder 3
May Day Queens and Courts-lists, 1923-59 series 1box 3folder 4
May Day Scripts, 1923, 1927, 1942, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1947 series 1box 3folder 5
Minnie Hill letters, re: Baltimore-Washington first paved road, 1906 series 1box 3folder 6
Mortar Board -- Petition letter, installation letters, histories and official documents, membership lists, 1925-34, 1936-37 series 1box 3folder 7
Mortar Board -- Correspondence, reports, news clippings, misc., 1943-49 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 8
Official correspondence -- Dean Small and Dean Stamp re: freshmen, 1925-29 series 1box 3folder 9
Official correspondence -- Office of Dean and Asst. Dean of Women, 1951-53 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 10
Panhellenic (National, University of Maryland, other schools) - constitutions, rush rules, correspondence, misc., 1923-33 series 1box 3folder 11
Pearson, Raymond A. - resignation as University of Maryland President, 1935 series 1box 3folder 12
Red Cross on University of Maryland campus-history of, correspondence, 1950-54 series 1box 3folder 13
Retirement of Dean Stamp--University of Maryland and personal correspondence, news clippings, misc., 1960 series 1box 3folder 14
Ritchie, Governor Albert C. -- Correspondence, 1929-30 series 1box 4folder 1
Ritchie, Governor Albert C. -- Newspaper clippings, 1933, 1936 series 1box 4folder 2
Rossborough Inn-restoration (invitation, clippings, floor plans), 1940 series 1box 4folder 3
Scholarships and Grants, 1930-41 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 4
Senior Supper, 1930-38, 1940-43 series 1box 4folder 5
Shoemaker, S. M. - correspondence re: Women's Field House, 1931-32 series 1box 4folder 6
Simpson vs. University of Maryland -- Chi Omega-correspondence, news clippings, 1924 series 1box 4folder 7
Simpson vs. University of Maryland -- Appellants' brief, 1924 series 1box 4folder 8
Simpson vs. University of Maryland -- Court of Appeals Records, 1924 series 1box 4folder 9
Sororities-rules, rushing, expense list, news clippings, constitution, correspondence, 1921-45 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 10
Standards committee, 1932-34 series 1box 4folder 11
Student Government Association-correspondence, official papers, news clippings, 1938-56 series 1box 4folder 12
Student Life -- Constitutions and statements of duties of various clubs, 1950 series 1box 4folder 13
Student Life -- Constitutions and rules of student organizations, misc., 1926, 1936-37, 1939, 1940-42 series 1box 4folder 14
Student Life -- Dances, 1924-49 series 1box 4folder 15
Student Life -- Miscellaneous, 1924, 1926-27, 1937-38, 1940, 1945 series 1box 4folder 16
Student Life -- Women's visiting hours in fraternities-correspondence, 1945-46 series 1box 4folder 17
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Correspondence, 1925-29 series 1box 5folder 1
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Correspondence, 1930-34 series 1box 5folder 2
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Correspondence, 1935-37 series 1box 5folder 3
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Correspondence, 1940-43 series 1box 5folder 4
Student Life Committees -- Correspondence, 1945-50 series 1box 5folder 5
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Minutes, 1924-29 series 1box 5folder 6
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Minutes, 1930-34 series 1box 5folder 7
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Minutes, 1935-39 [Restricted] series 1box 5folder 8
Student Life and Student Affairs Committees -- Minutes, 1940-47 [Restricted] series 1box 5folder 9
Committee on Student Affairs -- Recommendations, Reports, Minutes, 1931,1937 series 1box 5folder 10
Summer School -- Weekly Newspaper, Poems of Maryland in Song & Story, 1919-20 series 1box 5folder 11
Tea Material -- Price Lists, registers, etc., 1945-59 series 1box 5folder 12
Dedication of 1959 Terrapin Yearbook to Dean Stamp -- Correspondence, news clippings, May 1956 series 1box 5folder 13
Testimonial dinner for Dean Stamp -- Correspondence, speeches, news clippings, committee members and portrait donors lists, May 1956 series 1box 5folder 14
To Do or Not To Do - draft and final copy, 1936 series 1box 5folder 15
Tribute to Miss Adele Hagner Stamp, 1956 series 1box 5folder 16
United States Student Assembly, 1943 series 1box 5folder 17
University of Maryland -- History, 1940 series 1box 5folder 18
University of Maryland -- Newspaper clippings, 1935, 1949 series 1box 5folder 19
University of Maryland -- Newspaper clippings, 1935, 1949 series 1box 5folder 20
Van Duyne, Dr. S. Elizabeth - re: medical examinations of female students, 1924-27 [Restricted] series 1box 6folder 1
WAC, WAVE, Marine Corps Recruiting -- Correspondence, official papers, 1949-52 series 1box 6folder 2
Welsh, Dr. Lillian - re: medical services, 1926-28 series 1box 6folder 3
Women's Athletic Association - minutes, awards, constitution, point system, 1933-37 series 1box 6folder 4
Women's Field House and Dormitory dedication - clippings, programs, historical material, correspondence, 1931 series 1box 6folder 5
Women's organizations-officer lists of Association of Women Students, Women's League, Senior Honor Society, 1925-60 series 1box 6folder 6
Women's Senior Honor Society-correspondence, 1934 series 1box 6folder 7
Women's Student Government Association -- Minutes, council members, constitutions, rules, misc., letter to Dean Stamp, 1920-51 series 1box 6folder 8
Women's Student Government Association -- Minutes, council members, constitutions, rules, misc., letter to Dean Stamp, 1920-51 series 1box 6folder 9
Women's Student Government Association -- Minutes, council members, constitutions, rules, misc., letter to Dean Stamp, 1920-51 series 1box 6folder 10

Series 2: Civic Organizations and Activities, 1923-1973 (1.5 linear feet)

Series II consists of Stamp's professional and civic activities, particularly the American Association of University Women, Women's Clubs, League of Women Voters of Maryland, and the National Association of Deans of Women. Correspondence, reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, and some publications are included.

Folders are arranged alphabetically by organization and then arranged by type of document.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Association of University Women -- Correspondence between Governor Ritchie and Dean Stamp, 1931 series 2box 7folder 1
American Association of University Women -- Reports and correspondence re: membership, 1927-1930 series 2box 7folder 2
American Association of University Women -- Women's Joint Congressional Committee, 1938-1939 series 2box 7folder 3
American Association of University Women -- Official business, programs, publications, correspondence, 1954-1959 series 2box 7folder 4
Council of Religious Work, 1927-1942 series 2box 7folder 5
English-speaking Union of the United States -- Membership Card, 1970 series 2box 7folder 6
General Federation of Women's Clubs -- Clippings, speech, news clippings, correspondence, 1937-41 series 2box 7folder 7
General Federation of Women's Clubs -- Correspondence, misc., 1942-51 series 2box 7folder 8
General Federation of Women's Clubs -- Education Dept. - speeches, bulletins, correspondence, miscellaneous, 1941-44 series 2box 7folder 9
General Federation of Women's Clubs -- League of Nations Association, Maryland Branch - official speeches, minutes, publications, 1931-41 series 2box 7folder 10
General Federation of Women's Clubs -- League of Women Voters -- Clippings, 1928-38 series 2box 7folder 11
General Federation of Women's Clubs -- League of Women Voters -- Chapter news letters and miscellaneous, 1936 series 2box 7folder 12
General Federation of Women's Clubs -- League of Women Voters -- Misc. publications, 1922-35 series 2box 7folder 13
Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs -- Baltimore district-correspondence re: speaking engagements of Dean Stamp, 1948-50 series 2box 8folder 1
Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs -- Education Dept.-reports from the chairperson, other women's clubs, misc., 1938-44 series 2box 8folder 2
Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs -- Library Extension Committee-reports, Undated series 2box 8folder 3
Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs -- Scholarship Committee-rules, correspondence, news clippings, 1935-44 [Restricted] series 2box 8folder 4
Maryland Legaue of Women Voters -- Official Correspondence, publications, misc., 1923-40 series 2box 8folder 5
Maryland League of Women Voters -- Education Committee correspondence, programs, and reports, 1929-35 series 2box 8folder 6
Maryland League of Women Voters -- Engle, Lavinia-correspondence with, 1927-28 series 2box 8folder 7
Maryland League of Women Voters -- Education Committee correspondence, programs, and reports, 1929-35 series 2box 8folder 8
Maryland State Planning Commission - Committee on Medical Care - official documents, correspondence, 1950-51 series 2box 8folder 9
Maryland Women's Council - official documents, correspondence, correspondence, programs, 1947-60 series 2box 8folder 10
National Association of Deans of Women -- Newspaper clippings re: Eleanor Roosevelt (guest speaker), NADW bulletins, 1934-35 [Restricted] series 2box 8folder 11
National Association of Deans of Women -- Conference correspondence, 1936-40 [Restricted] series 2box 8folder 12
National Association of Deans of Women -- Conference correspondence, 1936-40 series 2box 8folder 13
National Association of Deans of Women -- Conference certification correspondence, National Panhellenic Council, 1941 series 2box 8folder 14
National Association of Deans of Women -- Correspondence re: convention and meetings, 1941-42 series 2box 8folder 15
National Association of Deans of Women -- Correspondence re: National Conference on College Hygiene, 1937 series 2box 8folder 16
National Association of Deans of Women -- Subcommittee papers of Regional Contact Committee, 1938 series 2box 8folder 17
National Association of Deans of Women -- Commission on the Education of Women - Meetings, reports, background information, 1953 series 2box 8folder 18
National Symphony - Correspondence, 1952-53 series 2box 9folder 1
Prince George's Couny Federation of Women's Clubs -- Correspondence, misc., news letters, 1942-55 series 2box 9folder 2
Prince George's Couny Federation of Women's Clubs -- Booklets Know Your Own County, Know Your County Government, booklet committee correspondence, memoranda, membership lists, minutes, treasurer's reports, 1926-60 series 2box 9folder 3
Prince George's County Federation of Women's Clubs -- Correspondences, yearbooks, program, 1927-34 series 2box 9folder 4
Prince George's County Federation of Women's Clubs -- Correspondence - J. Edgar Hoover, et. al., newspaper clippings, meeting announcements, 1937-51 series 2box 9folder 5
Regional Association of Women Deans and Councelors -- Member Resources, 1973 series 2box 9folder 6
Ritchie, Governor Albert C. - correspondence, 1929-34 series 2box 9folder 7
Speaking Engagements - correspondence, 1931-35 series 2box 9folder 8
State/Regional Association of Deans of Women - skit for 30th anniversary, March 31, 1937 series 2box 9folder 9
Trip to Havana, Cuba - news clippings, misc., 1947 series 2box 9folder 10
United Nations Association of Maryland - organizational material and official correspondence, 1945-60 series 2box 9folder 11
Washington College, Chestertown, Md. -- Corresondence with Dr. Paul Titsworth, President, 1927-33 [Restricted] series 2box 9folder 12
Washington College, Chestertown, Md. -- Bulletins, 1927-30 series 2box 9folder 13

Series 3: Scrapbooks, 1923-1961 (6 linear feet)

Series III consists primarily of May Day clippings and photographic scrapbooks with additional Mortar Board petitions, citations, and certificates.

The eight May Day scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
May(e) Day(e) Memories -- Volume I, 1923-40 series 3box 10folder 1
May(e) Day(e) Memories -- Volume II, 1923-40 series 3box 10folder 2
May(e) Day(e) Memories -- Volume I, 1941-55 series 3box 11folder 1
May(e) Day(e) Memories -- Volume II, 1941-55 series 3box 11folder 2
May(e) Day(e) Memories -- Volume III, 1941-55 series 3box 11folder 3
May Day scrapbooks -- Volume I, 1956-61 series 3box 12folder 1
May Day scrapbooks -- Volume II, 1956-61 series 3box 12folder 2
May Day scrapbooks -- Volume III, 1956-61 series 3box 12folder 3
Mortar Board petitions, 1934 series 3box 13folder 1
Women's Senior Honor Society Memory Book, 1929-34 series 3box 13folder 2
Governor's Citation and Certification of Appreciation, 1956-1960 series 3box 13folder 3
University of Maryland publicity -- Volume I, 1923-38, 1931-37 series 3box 13folder 4
University of Maryland publicity -- Volume II, 1923-38, 1931-37 series 3box 13folder 5

Series 4: Miscellaneous, 1922-1974 (0.25 linear foot)

Series IV consists of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, correspondence, publications, awards, and materials related to the Friends House retirement community and the White House.

Folders are arranged by subject alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Address Book (Filed at the end of Box 9), Undated series 4box 14folder 1
Address Book (Filed at the end of Box 9), Undated series 4box 14folder 2
Bulletin -- Saint Andrew's Church, College Park, Maryland (Filed at the end of Box 9), 1974 series 4box 14folder 3
Friends House-Sandy Spring, Md. (retirement community), 1970 series 4box 14folder 4
Maryland History, Undated series 4box 14folder 5
Miscellaneous -- Clippings, 1929-70 series 4box 14folder 6
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence, 1923-29, 1931-49, 1953-70 series 4box 14folder 7
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence, 1923-29, 1931-49, 1953-70 series 4box 14folder 8
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence, 1923-29, 1931-49, 1953-70 series 4box 14folder 9
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence, 1923-29, 1931-49, 1953-70 series 4box 14folder 10
Miscellaneous -- Correspondence, 1974 series 4box 14folder 11
Miscellaneous -- Papers, 1922-60 series 4box 14folder 12
Miscellaneous -- Publications, 1922-72 series 4box 14folder 13
Miscellaneous -- Poems, inscription, 1947-48 series 4box 14folder 14
Miscellaneous -- Tributes, honors, and awards, 1933-71 series 4box 14folder 15
Miscellaneous -- White House and related material, 1934-46 series 4box 14folder 16

Series 5: Posthumous Honors, 1974-1983 (0.25 linear foot)

Series V includes the dedication of the renamed Adele H. Stamp Student Union, press releases, planning documents, and memorabilia. Letters establishing the Adele H. Stamp memorial fund after her death are also included.

The folder is arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Posthumous Honors -- Memorial fund and Student Union Dedication, 1974, 1983 series 5box 14folder 17

Series 6: Family, 1912-1983 (0.50 linear foot)

Series VI contains materials donated by Adele H. Stamp's relatives, encompassing her young adulthood, professional life, and retirement. Biographical information about Stamp's career, as well as her awards and accomplishments, is included. Newspaper clippings and publications from her tenure as the Dean of Women document her career at the University of Maryland. In addition, correspondence to Stamp from friends and acquaintances illuminate her personal relationships, most notably her courtship with Franklin D. Day. Also part of this series are two travel journals from Stamp's trips to Europe in 1912 and 1926 and a Tulane University yearbook from 1921 which includes her graduation photo.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Personal and Biographical information, 1921-1974 series 6box 15folder 1
Correspondence, 1917-1974 series 6box 15folder 2
Clippings, 1934-1983 series 6box 15folder 3
Publications and Brochures, 1912-1983 series 6box 15folder 4
Travel Journal, 1912 series 6box 15folder 5
Travel Journal, 1926 series 6box 15folder 6
Jambalaya Yearbook, 1921 series 6box 15folder 7

Series 7: Photographs, 1895-1970 (1.25 linear feet)

Series VII contains photographs of Miss Stamp, including a photograph of the formal portrait presented to the university in her honor in 1956. May Day activities, students, alumni dinners, and her retirement reception are depicted. Personal photographs and scrapbook albums of friends and acquaintances spanning from Stamp's childhood through retirement also included here.

These materials have been transferred to the Photographic Collection. Photographs which were previously removed to the Biographical Print Files have been reintegrated into the collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 8: Memorabilia, undated (1.5 linear feet)

Series VIII contains a dress with brooch and a hat that were owned by Adele H. Stamp.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Related Material

Additional memoranda, programs, publications and memorabilia on the renaming and dedication of the Adele H. Stamp Union are located in the university publications collection, under the heading "Buildings and Grounds-Adele H. Stamp Union".

Photographs of Adele H. Stamp still remain in the Biographical Print Files

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