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The Resource Helen F. Bennett papers

Helen F. Bennett papers

Label
Helen F. Bennett papers, 1888-1939
Title
Helen F. Bennett papers
Inclusive dates
1888-1939
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes correspondence, clippings, articles of incorporation and other organizational documents, photographs, and postcards from the Navy Comforts Committee in Indiana and the United States, as well as documents used or created by Helen F. Bennett ranging from 1888 to 1939 regarding the Comforts Committee of the Navy League. Correspondents include the Navy League of the United States, the Secretary of the Navy, Studebaker, the U.S.S. Indiana, Daughters of the American Revolution, and clubs and organizations throughout the state participating in the war effort
Biographical or historical data
On July 4, 1915, a group of women in Washington, D.C. formed the Women's Section of the Navy League. The League hoped to band women of various philosophical backgrounds under the banner of "Patriotism, Americanism, and National Defense." Twenty-five members of the Women's Section in any town could organize a chapter, with chapters being named for a town, patriotic event or historic place, or historical character no longer living. The materials in this record group were created by the Comforts Committee of the Admiral Bunce Section of the Navy League. The function of a Comforts Committee was to knit woolen garments for men serving in the United States Navy.Mrs. Helen F. Bennett (also known as Mrs. Robert C. Bennett) served as Chairman of the Women's Section of the Navy League of the United States for Indiana and Comforts Committee. The Indiana section of the Comforts Committee and the Navy League was comprised of women from throughout Indiana who knitted garments for men on board the battleship U.S.S. Indiana.The first U.S.S. Indiana (BB-1) served throughout World War I from May, 1917 to January, 1919 as a training ship for gun crews.Sources:"United States Navy League, 1917-1918 (RG 137)." Connecticut State Library. Created in 2009. Accessed June 9, 2016. http://ctstatelibrary.org/RG137.html.United States Navy. "U.S.S. Indiana (BB-1)." Updated July 29, 2009. Accessed June 9, 2016. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/battleships/indiana/bb1-indiana.html.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
American Red Cross
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bennett, Helen F.
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Navy League of the United States
  • Indiana (Battleship : BB-1)
  • United States
  • Battleships
  • Indiana
  • Knitting
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Helen F. Bennett papers
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2220%20Bennett%20Helen%20F%20Papers.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/06/09 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/09 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20664835
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen F. Bennett on 1937/08/14.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954138624
  • (OCoLC)954138624
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders
Label
Helen F. Bennett papers
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2220%20Bennett%20Helen%20F%20Papers.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/06/09 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/09 by Lauren Patton
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20664835
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen F. Bennett on 1937/08/14.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954138624
  • (OCoLC)954138624
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders

Library Locations

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      39.77004 -86.164015

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