Scope and Content of 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.