Scope and arrangement
The Charles P. Staubach family history notebooks, compiled by Staubach from 1933-1955 and edited and augmented by his sons, 1966-1977, concern the history of his and his wife's family across multiple generations. The collection contains genealogical and biographical information on his parents, Baldwin Staubach and Elise Schwab, his wife Edith Arnold's parents, George Arnold and Frances Dubois, and numerous allied families. The notebooks also contain Staubach's memoir of his life and career, and serve as a scrapbook of family records including birth and death certificates, correspondence, pedigrees, photographs, clippings, maps, ephemera, and research notes.
Notable materials include Charles and Edith Staubach's marriage vow booklet, photographic portraits of Staubach as an award-winning cyclist, and a narrative account of his father Baldwin Staubach that traces his emigration in 1857 from Germany to the village of Fishkill in Dutchess County, N.Y., marking his ascent from a sewing machine salesman to the proprietor of a successful iron foundry and machine shop business in 1880. Other items of interest include pages from an 18th century family bible, sales catalogs from Baldwin Staubach's iron foundry and machine business, some correspondence and notes regarding the family burial plot in Tarrytown, N.Y., 1945-1963. Supplemental material added by Staubach's sons, 1966-1974 include obituaries of their father and related memorial materials. Originally found in a six notebook binders, the contents have been rehoused and boxed in their original order. Series and folder titles reflect the original volume titles and chapter headings.
The Charles P. Staubach family history notebooks are arranged in four series:
- 10 folders
This series includes genealogical notes concerning Charles P. Staubach and his wife Edith Arnold, their marriage vow booklet, correspondence, photographs, including portraits of Staubach as a cyclist, clippings, and research notes.
- 9 folders
This series contains genealogical notes concerning Charles Staubach's parents, Baldwin Staubach and Elise Schwab Staubach, photographs, contracts, sales catalogs from Baldwin Staubach's iron foundry and machine shop business, clippings, research notes, and ephemera.
- 4 folders
This series is comprised of genealogical notes concerning the parents of Staubach's wife Edith, George W. Arnold and Frances A. Dubois Arnold, photographs, clippings, maps, and research notes. Original family documents such as pages from a family bible (in box 2, folder 3) are also present in this series
- 85 folders
This series contains genealogical notes concerning the grandparents of Edith and Arnold Staubach, and allied families. Files are arranged alphabetically and include vital records, pedigrees, newspaper clippings, photographs coats of arms, maps, ephemera, and research notes.