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Gladys Stigler scrapbook

 Collection 0527-MDHC

Gladys Marie Stigler was a student at Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Her scrapbook dates from 1917-1926 and chronicles her experiences as a student at Western as well as fellow students, faculty, theater programs and cast members, publications from Baltimore City College, and other topics.


  • 1917-1926

Condition Description

Some of the photographs have silver mirroring. The binding is insecure and mostly detached. Loose plant material was found throughout the scrapbook but has been removed, placed in mylar and folders which can be found in the box.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Materials are delicate and should be handled with care. A book cradle should be used when looking at the materials, and researchers should be aware of loose materials such as plant matter and detached programs.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


.75 Linear Feet (1 box) : 1 scrapbook

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the scrapbook of Gladys Marie Stigler, daughter of Charles R. and Anna E. Stigler, and dates from 1917-1926. The scrapbook chronicles Gladys' high school experiences at Western High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Stored in a scrapbook titled "My School Days," Gladys' memoirs include handwritten notes on topics such as: mottoes, song lyrics, favorite classes and teachers, least favorite classes and teachers, classmates, graduates, class officers, societies, athletics, prizes won, publications, senior day, engaged girls, superlatives, parties, and reunions. In addition to handwritten information, the scrapbook contains items such as theater programs (Century Theater, Rivoli Theater), graduation announcements and programs (Baltimore City College), photographs of Gladys and her classmates, report cards, a medal for shorthand, a dance card and pencil, a medal, letters, newspaper clippings and publications of "City Life" from Baltimore City College. The obituary of Miss Imogene George is also pasted in the scrapbook.

Photographs include images of the 1923 Faculty of Western High School, Helen Norris, Elsie Stigler, Alta Day, Helen Ecker, May Schriver, Emma Nicholson, M. Adams, E. Baker, E. DeBois, E. Blaha, R.M. Adams, Florence Orr, Miss Reese, Grace Burgess, Patsy the dog, May Whitestone, Emma Shelley, Valeria Briggs, Lillian Heiser, Gladys Stigler, D. Crowley, E. Uppereve, V. Briggs, Nettie Gill, Mianon Tiefenbrun, Laura Harrison, the Cast of "Adventure of Lady Ursula" Seniors of 1923, Lillian Goret, Virginia Norment, the Cast of "Green Stockings," Miss Laura Alford, Class of C10 with Miss Reese, Student Reps of 1923 with Miss Dennis and officers, cast of "The Wonder Hat," Miss Marion Janney, Mr. Ernest J. Becker, baby pictures of: Miss Holstein, Miss Janey, and Dr. Weslein; the class of D7, Mary Thomas, Dale Smith, Elizabeth Whitsun, Saddie Freed, Bessie Einsbero, and Miss Margaret Englar.

Custodial History

This collection was purchased by the University of Maryland Libraries from Michael J. Osborne Books LLC on December 3, 2018.

Condition Description

Some of the photographs have silver mirroring. The binding is insecure and mostly detached. Loose plant material was found throughout the scrapbook but has been removed, placed in mylar and folders which can be found in the box.

Processing Information

These materials were received by University of Maryland libraries in 2018. Upon arrival, the scrapbook was re-housed into an archival quality box. Acid-free paper was inserted between pages with newspaper clippings and photographs to aid in preservation.

Guide to the Gladys Stigler scrapbook
Finding aid created by Willem Kalbach
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742