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Vida Newsom Division of Mental Hygiene report 1933/10/21

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1015 (Text) 1015001-189962 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/06/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/18 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains a typewritten copy of Chairman Vida Newsom's October 21, 1933 report regarding the activities and achievements of the Division of Mental Hygiene of the Indiana Federation of Clubs. The 9 page report relates the various methods the Division used to distribute information and educate the public about mental hygiene.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Vida Newsom Division of Mental Hygiene report, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: 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 or Historical Data: Vida Newsom was born on January 4, 1873 in Bartholomew County, Indiana to Jesse and Mary Newsom. She was active in civic and women's clubs, serving in many leadership roles. She was the state chairman of the Division of Mental Health, Indiana Federation of Clubs and an advisor for mental hygiene for the Division of Public Health of the General Federation of Women's Clubs. She passed away at the age of 65 on July 8, 1938. Source:"Vida Newsom Found Dead in Her Bedroom." The Columbus Evening Republican(IN), July 11, 1938.
The Indiana Federation of Clubs was organized in March, 1900. The Federation brought together a number of different clubs from across Indiana and allowed communication and cooperation between the different groups. The Indiana Society of Mental Hygiene was organized at the Conference on Mental Health held in Indianapolis in October, 1916. The purpose of this organization was "to work for the conservation of mental health; for the prevention of mental diseases and mental deficiency; and for the improvement in the care and treatment of those suffering from nervous or mental diseases or mental deficiencies." The Division of Mental Hygiene of the Indiana Federation of Clubs was started around 1923.Sources:Information found within collection.Courtney, Grace Gates, comp. History Indiana Federation of Clubs. Edited by Arcada Stark Balz. Fort Wayne, IN: Fort Wayne Printing, 1939. Newsom, Vida. Report of Indiana Federation of Clubs, Department of Conservation, Committee on Mental Health, 1923-1924.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Newsom, Vida, 1873-1938.
Indiana Federation of Art Clubs.
Mental health.

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