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Helen Glessner Scott papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2865

Scope and Contents

This collection includes materials dating from circa 1870 to 1975 related to organizations in which Mrs. Scott was active. The collection is, overall, in the organization created by Mrs. Scott.

Folder 1 has material from the Indianapolis Parliamentary Law Club dating from 1946 to 1975. It contains letters, newsclippings, directories, a written motion, a mimeographed sheet of by-laws, and a sliding-rule device for answering parliamentary questions.

Folder 2 contains materials from the Daughters of the American Revolution from 1908 to 1969. Included are letters, newspaper clippings, booklets, invitations, excerpts of a speech, a certificate and minutes.

Folder 3 is identified as miscellaneous material which dates from circa 1870 to 1974. There are letters, notes, photographs, brochures, directories, and newsletters among many other items, most of which relate to other clubs and organizations.


  • circa 1870-1975


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 / Historical

Helen Glessner was born May 9, 1898 to Frank and Emma Reece Glessner in Shelbyville, Indiana. She graduated from Franklin College in 1920 and married Jasper Paul Scott that same year. They had three children: Robert Paul, Martha Anne, and Charles Edwin.

Mrs. Scott was a member of Pi Beta Phi; a past president of Indianapolis Alumnae Club, Franklin College; a past president of Delta Province; regent and historian of the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; a past president of the Indianapolis Parliamentary Law Club, the Indianapolis Unit of Parliamentarians, and the Indiana State Association of Parliamentarians, among many others.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2019/09/19 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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