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Helen Daniels collection

Identifier: S2565

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five folders that contain papers on the Indiana Citizens Committee on Child Welfare Legislation, (ICCCWL), House Bill 1215, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, and correspondence. The ICCCWL was an organization that lobbied for child welfare and stricter child abuse laws. House Bill 1215, sponsored by Congressman William Latz, was a bill that would shift the administration of Township Poor Relief from the Township Trustees to the County Welfare Departments. Daniels supported this bill and worked tirelessly for its passage. The correspondence mainly includes letters and telegrams regarding House Bill 1215.


  • 1935-1971

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

Born in Tipton, Indiana, on February 28, 1907, Helen Daniels became one of the most effective lobbyists for human welfare issues in Indiana. During her forty year career as a social worker for the Community Service Council, Public Health Center, and Juvenile Court, Helen Daniels battled for better administration of poor relief funds, stricter child abuse laws, and a separate health and hospital corporation for Marion County. Daniels was an extremely effective lobbyist for more than thirty years and influenced the community around her. Daniels died on April 2, 1995.


.2 Cubic Feet (5 folders)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen Daniels on 1977/03/08.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S1882: Helen Daniels collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2004 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created in 2004 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid updated 2019/09/26 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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