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Studebaker Family
1736 – 1970
1 mss box

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Susan King, May, 2001
Revised by: Treva L. Nally, May, 2011

Biographical Note:

The Studebaker family originally built wheelbarrows, buggies and wagons with the latter becoming the famous Conestoga wagon. Several brothers became blacksmiths and wagon builders settling in South Bend, Indiana. The Studebaker brothers built wagons for the Union army during the Civil War. In 1902, the Studebaker family began building electric cars. In 1904, they switched to gas-powered automobiles. During WWI, they built many of the vehicles used in the war including ambulances, wagons, trucks, and other vehicles. They became even better known for their sturdy and rugged vehicles.

Studebaker Family National Association, comp. "A Brief History." SFNA. N.p.,
     2008. Web. 14 May 2011.  
     Our Purpose/StudebakerFamilyHistory/tabid/56/Default.aspx>.

Studebaker National Museum, comp. "About/History." Studebaker National History.
     N.p., 2011. Web. 14 May 2011.

Scope and Content Note:

Compiled at least partially by Eugene Studebaker Wierbach in the 1960’s & 1970’s. Includes genealogical charts, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Families represented but not limited to Carson, Cox, de Vone, Dunning, Jackson, Leonard, Slonaker, Stoner, Studebaker, Ulery, Wierbach, Whitehead, and Wirt.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Genealogical Charts, Correspondence, Pictures, Clippings

1. Genealogical Charts and Correspondence
2. Pictures, Clippings and Correspondence
3. Genealogical Records and Clippings
4. Newspaper Clippings
5. Price List, Buildings, Correspondence, and Genealogical Charts
6. Pictures, Clippings, and Correspondence

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 6 folders
Collection Dates: 1736 – 1970
Provenance: Transferred from Genealogy Division, June 2001
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are in English and a small amount of German
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: John M. Studebaker, S1270