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Helen E. Nelson Papers
BANC MSS 86/178 c  
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Description
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.
Background
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, Berkeley.
Extent
Number of containers: 3 boxes, 83 cartons, 1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders, and 1 volume Linear feet: 104.55
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.