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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the John G. Stutz Papers 1987

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Stutz, John G. Papers

Dates:

1987

Size:

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

John G. Stutz, city manager. The John G. Stutz Papers consist of the volume Planning a Farm Boy to be a City Manager: Forty Years of Public Service, Recognitions, and commendations, Resume and Epilogue in the 95th Year (1987), written and compiled by Stutz.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Stutz, John G. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

John G. Stutz was born in 1893 in Ohio Township, Kansas to Valentine and Suzie Stutz. Stutz entered Kansas University in 1916, leaving the following year to serve in the United States Army during WWI. He returned to Kansas University in 1919 and began researching city management. Stutz enrolled in the University of Chicago for his final year of college, graduating in 1920, with a Ph.B in Political Science and Sociology.

Stutz began his long career in city management in 1920 as executive director of the League of Kansas Municipalities, a position he held until 1955. Stutz was also an assistant professor at Kansas University (1920-1922), and executive director of the International City Managers Association (1922-1929). He served as executive director of the American Municipal Association (1924-1931), and became president of that organization in 1935. In 1957, Stutz was elected to the office of Commissioner of Finance and Revenue of Topeka, Kansas.

Stutz compiled several volumes of autobiographical and genealogical material, Stutz and Oetzel Family Genealogies (1986), and Planning a Farm Boy to be a City Manager (1987). He also published a volume of essays, Civil Government Editorials (1987).

John G. Stutz married Gertrude Edith (Griffin) Stutz in 1921. The couple had two children, Alan Griffin Stutz and Richard G. Stutz.

Scope Note

The John G. Stutz Papers consist of the volume Planning a Farm Boy to be a City Manager: Forty Years of Public Service, Recognitions, and commendations, Resume and Epilogue in the 95th Year (1987), written and compiled by Stutz.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Planning a Farm Boy to be a City Manager 1987, by John G. Stutz