This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs and publications of the Jonas O. Notestein family. The collection documents the lives of a scholarly American family living both here and abroad during the first half of the twentieth century. The correspondence spans both world wars.
Daughter Lucy Lilian Notestein (Class of 1911) is the author of “Wooster of the Middle West,” the best history of the College of Wooster written to date. The collection includes her notes for the history, as well as several unpublished manuscripts. Son Frank B. Notestein (Class of 1908) was an internationally known geologist for the petroleum industry.
This seven-generation family tree was part of a file assembled by Ruth Kline Lee in June of 1976. The file was titled, " Notestein Family Data". The first page of this document is the full family tree, with the subsequent pages displaying a typed version of the first page. The top of the chart lists Johann Jacob Nothstein, who married Barbara Weiss (nee Roth) in May of 1676. The family tree ends with Sky Kashi, who was born in November of 1970. On the typed pages of the family tree, there are handwritten notes and corrections.