The Helen E. Nelson Papers consist of records pertaining to Helen Nelson's career as a consumer activist and document her
participation in the national consumer movement. The bulk of the records pertain to her activities with various consumer organizations
and government agencies. The papers include Board of Directors records, bylaws, clippings, committee records, conference files,
correspondence, meeting and event material, program and project records, writings and publications, and reports. Records in
the collection date from 1864 to 1999, with the bulk dating from 1950 to 1994.
The following biography is entitled, "Helen Ewing Nelson Biography and Highlights as Consumer Leader" prepared by Judith Robinson,
1986 (see carton 79, folder 21).Helen E. Nelson was born October 19, 1913 in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up on her family's farm. She graduated with Phi Beta
Kappa honors from the University of Colorado in economics and political science, and received a Masters degree in Economics
from Mills College, California. She also conducted graduate work in economics and statistics at the University of California,
Number of containers: 3 boxes, 83 cartons, 1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders, and 1 volume
Linear feet: 104.55
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must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft
Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which
must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.