The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Alice E. Huebner Collection, 1861-1976


Size: .25 Linear Feet

Provenance: received from Alice E. Huebner, January 31st, 1983.

Access: open

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: Benjamin Grillot, November 1998


Historical Sketch


Alice E. Huebner was an English Professor at The University of Toledo from 1942-1972.  She was designated professor emerita of English at the University's 1972 Commencement.  In 1973 she was named a life member emerita of the Phi Kappa Phi national scholastic honor society in January, 1973. The Civil War items in this collection were passed down through her family.


The Huebner-Toledo Brewery was run by the family of Alice Hubener and at one time was Toledo's largest brewery.  Prior to Prohibition their factory was producing more than 350,000 barrels of beer annually.  Closed during Prohibition, the Brewery never re-opened.



Scope and Content Note


The documents in this collection span a vast time period, but are primarily centered on two areas: the Civil War and the Huebner Brewery of Toledo, Ohio. The Huebner Brewery was run by Alice's family and the Civil War photographs and uniform can be traced to her direct relatives. 


Within the Civil War items are artifacts including pieces of a Civil War soldier's uniform, as well as various photographs.


The items relating to the Huebner Brewery consist of news clippings about the Brewery, postcards, and a recipe for beer.


Series List


Civil War Items

1861-1862 and n.d.  .2 linear feet

Consists of a group of artifacts: a sash and a captain’s badge from a Civil War Soldier's uniform, a medal, and two elaborately framed photographs.  The Civil War items also consist of 11 loose photographs, as well as one commission and one discharge document.



Huebner Brewery Items

1951-1976 and n.d., .05 linear feet

Consists of a collection of news clippings and articles relating to this organization which date from 1951 to 1976.  Also included, is an original recipe used at the Brewery as well as a group of postcards depicting the interior of the Brewery.



Materials located in Oversize area.



Folder Title






S1. Civil War Items (.2 linear feet)






Sash, n.d.



Captain's Badge, n.d.



Veteran's Medal, n.d.



Framed Photograph of a Woman, n.d.



Framed Photograph of a Man, n.d.



Military Documents, 1861-1862



Photographs, n.d.






S2. Huebner Brewery Items (.05 Linear Feet)






News clippings, Postcards, and Recipe, 1951-1976 and n.d.





Last Updated: 6/27/22