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Kenneth Elsworth Stewart Collection, 1899-1956, PP 243
Kenneth Elsworth Stewart Collection, 1899-1956
Provenance: Gift of Robert G. Stewart in 2005
Size: 2 boxes, 401 photographs
Access: Access to the collection is unrestricted.
Copyright: The Kenneth Elsworth Stewart Collection is the physical property of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library of the Maryland Historical Society. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Special Collections Librarian.
Permission: Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested in writing from the Special Collections Librarian, Maryland Historical Society.
Preferred Citation: Kenneth Elsworth Stewart Collection, PP 243
H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.
Accession Number: 7061
From Collection: MS 3083 was created to house the 3 scrapbooks that contained the
photographs. The collection contains documents pertaining primarily to Mr. Stewart’s military service during World War II and as well as in Korea.
Kenneth Elsworth Stewart (1907-1969) was born in Havre de Grace Maryland and lived most of his life in Baltimore. He attended Garey’s Army and Navy Prep School in Baltimore and later entered Johns Hopkins University (Class of 1930). In 1926 he joined the Naval Reserve, remaining with the unit until receiving a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the Army on June 12, 1929. In the 1930’s he was posted at the Civilian Conservation Corps camp at Westernport, MD. After being trained in tank warfare at Pine Camp, NY, he was sent to Australia and New Caledonia following the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1943 he returned to the US for training at Camp Polk, Louisiana, and was sent from there to England. He participated in the liberation of Paris in 1944. Major Stewart also fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the served as Military Governor of the city of Zwickau/Saxony after the German surrender, until it was turned over to the Soviets. .
In 1954 he was recalled to service and became the commander of an armored warfare school in South Korea, helping to train the Republic of Korea (ROK) tank forces. He was awarded the Chungmu Distinguished Military Service Medal with Gold Star by the South Korean Government. In 1957 he was discharged from the Army in and lived in Baltimore until his death in 1969.
Scope and Content Note:
The bulk of the collection was originally placed in 3 photo albums containing the pictures and documents collected by Lt. Col. Stewart. The first album contained photographs and documents from Stewart’s time in the CCC up through his posting at New Caledonia. The second album held the photographs and documents collected during the liberation of Europe in 1944-1945. The third album contained pictures and documents from Lt. Col. Stewart’s service in Korea.
Several rolled-up panoramic photos also are part of the collection.
The photographs are arranged in folders each containing 10-11 pictures. They are placed in the same order in which they were placed in the albums, and are in roughly chronological order.
Box 1 – Contains photos PP243.1 – PP243.353.
Box 2 – Contains photos PP243.354 – PP243.401 (includes the panoramic photos)
See also the following related manuscript collection:
Kenneth Elsworth Stewart Collection, MS 3083