Helen Daniels

Helen Daniels
S2565, V239
5 Folders, 1 volume

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Lucinda Barnhart, 2004

Biographical Note:

Born in Tipton, Indiana, on February 28, 1907, Helen Daniels became one of the most effective lobbyists for human welfare issues in Indiana.  During her forty year career as a social worker for the Community Service Council, Public Health Center, and Juvenile Court, Helen Daniels battled for better administration of poor relief funds, stricter child abuse laws, and a separate health and hospital corporation for Marion County.  Daniels was an extremely effective lobbyist for more than thirty years and influenced the community around her.  Daniels died on April 2, 1995.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of five folders that contain papers on the Indiana Citizens Committee on Child Welfare Legislation, (ICCCWL), House Bill 1215, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, and correspondence.  The ICCCWL was an organization that lobbied for child welfare and stricter child abuse laws.  House Bill 1215, sponsored by Congressman William Latz, was a bill that would shift the administration of Township Poor Relief from the Township Trustees to the County Welfare Departments.  Daniels supported this bill and worked tirelessly for its passage.  The correspondence mainly includes letters and telegrams regarding House Bill 1215.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Folder Listing:

1. Correspondence, 1969-1971.
2. Indiana Citizen’s Committee on Child Welfare Legislation, 1944-1957,
3. House Bill 1215, 1935-1969, n.d.
4. House Bill 1215, n.d.
5. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1969, n.d.
1951 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 5 folders, 1 volume
Collection Dates: 1935-1971
Provenance: Helen Daniels, 8 March 1977
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: S1882
Notes: None