The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Morton and Nancy Staub Correspondence, 1926-1940

MSS-265

Size: .25 linear feet

Provenance: The Ward M. Canaday Center purchased the Morton and Nancy Staub Correspondence collection from George Krzyminski in March 2013.

Access: Open

Related Collections: MSS-222, Owens Corning Records

Collection Summary: This collection contains a series of letters written between an Owens Corning employee and his wife, primarily during his work-related travels throughout the Midwest in 1940.  Researchers interested in the personal point of a view of a corporate executive as he navigates office politics, handles salary issues, and tries to maintain an affectionate relationship with his spouse while he travels during the period just before World War II may find this collection useful. 

Subject(s): Business and Commerce, Glass Industry, Labor

Processing Note: 

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Sara Mouch, March 2013

Biographical Sketch

            Morton H. Staub was employed at Owens-Corning Fiberglas in the Industrial Insulation Division as an assistant manager during the 1940s.  Prior to his position at Owens-Corning, Staub worked at Johns-Manville as an executive in sales and research development, then made the move to Union Asbestos and Rubber Company.  As an assistant manager at Owens-Corning, he oversaw large accounts, such as Detroit Edison and A.O. Smith.  It also appears, based on the content of the collection, that he traveled extensively throughout the Midwest, including Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Michigan while his wife, Nancy, maintained their home in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Scope and Content Note

The Morton and Nancy Staub Correspondence consist of more than forty letters, mainly from husband to wife, during the period between January and September 1940.  The majority of the content reveals Mr. Staub’s frustrations with his work activities and corporate politics at Owens-Corning Fiberglas.  Other correspondence, unrelated to Owens-Corning, goes back to the 1920s, from Mrs. Staub.

            The letters are arranged chronologically, and in most cases include their original envelopes.

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item

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1

Morton Staub to Nancy Staub, September 1939-February 1940

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2

Morton Staub to Nancy Staub, March-May 1940

1

3

Morton Staub to Nancy Staub, June 1940

1

4

Morton Staub to Nancy Staub, July-September 1940, n.d.

1

5

Nancy Staub to Morton Staub, 1926-1927

 

Last Updated: 4/3/13