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Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection

Identifier: MS-0557

Scope and Contents

The Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection comprises papers, documents and photographs from Wolfsheimer-Stutz's birth in 1938 to her death in 2014. Box 1 contains photos and scrapbooks from schools that she attended, correspondence, class notes, newspaper clippings, her writings, awards and family genealogy. Box 2 contains souvenirs, playbills and memorabilia from her high school and college days and her time in New York City, plus the book that she wrote.

There is also material about Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz in the Salomon Collection at the Valley Center History Museum. The Valley Center Collection contains family photos and material about Wolfsheimer-Stutz's life at the Lilac Ranch and grade school memorabilia.


  • Creation: 1938 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stuz was born Abbe Salomon in 1938 in Chicago to Irving and Cecile Salomon. After World War II, she moved with her family to Rancho Lilac (Lilac Ranch) in Valley Center, California where she attended schools in Escondido. She completed her secondary education at Miss Hewitt’s Classes in New York City and then attended Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She met her future husband, Louis Wolfsheimer, on the East Coast and they moved to San Diego, where he became an attorney. The couple had two children and later divorced. Wolfsheimer-Stutz attended California Western School of Law, became a law professor and was very active in community affairs. She served on many civic boards and was active in performing arts production and the Jewish community. She was elected to the San Diego City Council where she served from 1985 to 1993. An active environmentalist, she was instrumental in establishing the San Dieguito River Park in 1989. She served as an Assistant City Attorney and in 1997 married Deputy District Attorney David Stutz. Wolfsheimer-Stutz was a world traveler and author. She died in 2014.


2 Linear Feet (Two records cartons)

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Custodial History

David Stutz, widower of Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz, donated this collection to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2015 (JHSSD #2015.02).

Source of Acquisition

The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collection to Special Collections & University Archives in 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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