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Helen F. Bennett papers 1888-1939

American Red Cross (creator.). Bennett, Helen F., (creator.). United States. Navy (creator.).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2220 (Text) 00000106662596 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.02 Cubic feet 2 folders

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/06/09 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/09 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Helen F. Bennett papers, 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:
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. States Navy. "U.S.S. Indiana (BB-1)." Updated July 29, 2009. Accessed June 9, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Helen F. Bennett on 1937/08/14.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Daughters of the American Revolution
Navy League of the United States.
Indiana (Battleship : BB-1)
United States. Navy
Indiana > Societies and clubs.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 > War work > Indiana.
Genre: Postcards.

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