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Helen Hollingsworth papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0672

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of and original typed documents from Helen Hollingsworth in Indiana ranging from 1970 to 1973 regarding recollections of New Year's Eve, 1899 (also photocopies of street car routes, address listings and a map and brochures from Dennison Manufacturing Company) and a tribute to Mary Quinn Sullivan, with a copy of the sale catalog from her collection in 1939 and photocopies of her obituaries and sale results.


  • 1899/12/31-1973/03/01

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions 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.

Biographical Note

Helen H. Hollingsworth was born to (Benjamin) Frank and Mayme Hollingsworth August 24, 1896 and was the oldest of three children. They moved to Indianapolis in 1898, where Frank worked as a clerk for John Deere Plow Company, since much of his family farm, owned since the 1820s, was sold due to settlement of an estate. She lived in Michigan in 1940 and worked in escapement (precision assembling of timing devices). She was a member of the Portfolio Club of Indianapolis. She died Oct. 1985 in Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Hollingswort, Helen". U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current. Retrieved 2014/06/04.

"Hollingsworth, Helen [Hellen]". 1920 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/06/04.

"Hollingsworth, Helen". 1940 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/06/04.

"Hollingsworth, Helen [Hellen] H.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/06/04.

"Hollingsworth, Helen R.". The Portfolio Centennial. May 5, 1990. p. 24 ISLO 977.201 M341 #21. Print


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen Hollingsworth on 1971/03/18 and 1973/10/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/06/04 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/06/04 by Edythe Huffman.
Helen Hollingsworth papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.