Finding Aid to the Otto Stude Manuscript Collection, 1863-1981, MS 3111

Finding Aid to the Otto Stude Manuscript Collection, 1863-1981, MS 3111

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

Collection summary

Title

Otto Stude Manuscript Collection

Creator

Stude, Otto. 

Call number

MS 3111

Inclusive dates

1863-1981

Bulk dates

1902-1956

Extent

4 Boxes, 18 Folders

Abstract

Contains correspondence and ephemera from the Stude family members which hold German language correspondence and ephemera during the World Wars, business papers for the Otto Stude Grain Company in Baltimore, military records, postcards and scrapbooks.

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Unknown

Accession number

2012-076-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Rachel Crone, June 2015

 

Biographical Note

The Stude family resided at 18 N. Beaumont Avenue in Catonsville, Maryland.  Otto Stude owned and operated Otto Stude & Co. Grain in Baltimore.  He and his wife Johanna M. Stude had six known children: Irmgard Stude Benson (later of Penn Yan, New York), Johanna Stude Seidel (Towson, MD), Else Stude Sebald (Riderwood, MD), Dorothy Stude Holmes (Catonsville, MD), William G. Stude (Baltimore, MD), Lt. Col. Helmuth Frederick Stude (Baltimore, MD), and Otto C. Stude (Catonsville, MD). Otto died on December 18, 1956, at the age of 91, and is buried at Loudon Park Cemetery.

Lt. Col. Helmuth F. Stude served in the Army in Europe during World War II, and retired in 1960.  He later became an accountant with Charles J. Froelich, Jr. He was married to Dorothy C. Gundelach Stude, who was originally from St. Louis, in 1948, and the couple moved to Baltimore in 1957.  Dorothy was a volunteer with the Keswick Home, and died June 7, 1981, at the age of 71.  Helmuth died of a heart attack on February 4, 1984, at the age of 72. 

Otto Carl Stude was born in 1909 and died on May 3, 2009.  He attended Catonsville High School (graduating in 1925) and St. John’s College.  He worked at Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at Sparrow’s Point until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, serving in the Pacific.  After his return from the war, he was employed at the Social Security Administration, and continued to live at his family’s home in Catonsville. He is buried in Loudon Park Cemetery.

Scope and Content

The collection gives insight into the lives of German immigrants in the early 1900’s, the grain business in Baltimore, WWII military training and life insurance policies, women and advertising in Baltimore, and mid-twentieth century household expenses and buying tendencies. The collection is organized by subject and date.

Container List

Contents

Dates

Box

Folder

German Language Ephemera

1863-1937

1

1

Otto Stude Correspondence

1901-1923

1

2

Otto Stude Correspondence

1922-c.1933

1

3

Automobile Papers

1928-1937

1

4

Personal Correspondence Otto C. and Helmuth Stude

1930-1957

1

5

Stude Family Ephemera: Helmuth, Irmgard and Otto C. Stude

c.1930-c.1956

1

6

Helmuth Stude, Military and Personal Correspondence, Financial School

1937-1956

1

7

Helmuth Stude Military

1956-1981

1

8

Otto C. Stude Military/Navy Records WWII

1943-1946

2

1

Otto C. Stude Military/Navy Records

1946-1951

2

2

World War II Photographs

1946, May 24

2

3

Otto C. Stude Personal Correspondence

1943-1985

2

4

Misc. Stude Postcards in German and English

1875-1909

2

5

Misc. Stude Postcards in German and English

c.1930-c.1949

2

6

Bills and Things—Recipes 1

c. 1970

2

7

Bills and Things—Recipes 2

c. 1959-c.1972

2

8

Jokes from Newspaper Clippings

Not Dated

2

9

Dorothy Stude Holmes Home Economics Folder

Not Dated

2

10

Helmuth Stude International General Electric Co. Address Book and Calendar

1931

3

 

Memorandum Book with Travel Expenses

1935

3

 

Sterling Notebook with Household Inventories

1948

3

 

Investments and Income (With Corrections Back to 1938)

1951-1953

3

 

Inventory Notebook of Mail Sent and Received

1953-1955

3

 

Helmuth and Dorothy G. Stude Investments Ledger Book

1957-1964

3

 

Ledger of Household Expenses

1959-1965

3

 

Journal of Gifts Given and Received

1959-1979

3

 

Keswick Ledger of Expenses, Attendance, and Hours

1962-1963

3

 

Baltimore Wheat Rye Ledger Book

1920-1922

4

 

Irmgard A. Stude Scrapbook “Presenting a Project of the Women’s Advertising Club of Baltimore: Preparing the Ground and Planting the Seed for Building a Better Understanding between Business Advertising and the People”

1942

4

 

Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings from the End of WWII

1945

4

 

History of the XVI Corps: From Its Activation to the End of The War in Europe

1947

4

 

Pair of Eye Glasses and Case from F.W. McAllister Co. Opticians

Not Dated

4

 

 

 

 

 

Games