Stoll (Alice Speed) Papers, 1914-1945, incomplete

Descriptive Summary

Stoll (Alice Speed) Papers, 1914-1945, incomplete
Stoll, Alice Speed
.25 linear feet
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This small collection of papers was found in an old trunk purchased at an auction or sale and then given to retired Project Archivist Colleen Schiavone. Shiavone in turn donated them to the University Archives. There was nothing to identify the papers as a whole, but most of the items have some reference to prominent Louisvillians Alice Speed Stoll or her husband Berry Stoll, including correspondence addressed to one or both of them. Alice Speed Stoll was the daughter of William S. Speed, president of the Louisville Cement Company and founder of the Louisville Collegiate School. Berry Stoll was the vice-president of Stoll Oil Refining Company and the son of its president, Charles C. Stoll. The Stolls were in the national news following the much-publicized kidnapping of Mrs. Stoll in October 1934, but nothing in this collection refers to the kidnapping. This incomplete collection dates from 1914-1945, with much of the material undated.

Contents of the Collection

1. Correspondence, 1914-1941 and no date

2. World War I orders and ration certificate, 1917-1918

3. Travel itinerary and memorabilia, 1924, 1927 and no date

4. Exercise regimen (handwritten), 1914

5. Receipts, 1945 and no date

6. Photographs and negatives, no date

7. Newsclippings, 1928, 1942, and no date

8. Ephemera and printed material, 1942 and no date