Inventory
 

H.E.L.P. (Housewives Effort for Local Progress) Collection
Dates: 1961-1971
Donor: Unknown
Accession Number: 771027
Description: Three document cases; one record storage box, four films;
                            includes 86 photographs


Content and Scope of Collection

This collection is a fragmentary record of the activities and interests of HELP members from 1961 to 1971. Anniversary programs, statements, reports, working papers, study documents, photographs, and tapes are arranged in chronological order, as are clippings from Terre Haute newspapers and the Indianapolis Star. Regarding the quality of materials, some years are 'lean', others are 'fat'. For example, the file folders for 1966 contain few items. On the other hand, 1964, the year of H.E.L.P.'s celebration of its third anniversary, is represented by copious amounts of materials including working papers, statements, and newspaper clippings.

Document Case 1

 

 

 

 

Folder 1

Origins and statement of purpose, outline of program,  YELP (Youth's Effort For Local Progress)

1961-1962

 

 

 

 

First Annual Report

Feb. 1962

 

 

 

 

Membership lists - Public Relations Department, Temporary Coordinating Committee

1961-1962

 

 

 

Folder 2

Origins

1961-1962

 

Envelope A

Mementos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Envelope B

Brochures

 

 

 

 

 

 

Envelope C

Telegrams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Envelope D

Typewritten rebuttal to
Wyden article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Case for Terre Haute,
 Indiana" (poem)

 

 

 

 

 

Folder 3

WTHI-TV Documentary - Script

1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folder 4

HELP Bylaws (includes membership list of HELP Board)

1964

 

 

 

Folder 5

Wyden, Peter. "Indiana's Delinquent City". Saturday Evening Post. p. 26 (article which led to the creation of HELP)

Feb. 11, 1961

 

 

 

Folder 6

"Indiana's Expanding Cities - Terre Haute Area"
Indianapolis Star Magazine

Sept. 17, 1971

 

 

 

Folder 7

Detzer, Karl. "Never Underestimate the Power".  Reader's Digest:

n.d.

 

 

 

 

"Newburgh's Lessons for the Nation".  New York Times Magazine

Dec. 17, 1971

 

 

 

Folder 8

Miscellaneous Papers

1961

 

 

 

Folder 9

Clippings about HELP

1961

 

 

 

Folder 10

Clippings about HELP (articles on area planning; community
  improvement, education, health, politics and government,
  and recreation)

1961

 

 

 

Folder 11

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP

1961

 

 

 

Folder 12

Clippings about HELP (articles on community improvement, health, politics and government)

1962

 

 

 

Folder 13

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP (community improvement, politics and government)

1962

 

 

 

Folder 14

Song sheets, telegrams, WTHI-TV schedule

1963

 

 

 

Folder 15

Organizational chart

1964

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Executive Committee

Feb. 4, 1964

 

 

 

 

Instructions for calling members to attend a question and answer session/luncheon with County Commissioner candidates

1964

 

 

 

 

Annual report

Feb. 1963-Jan.

1964

 

 

 

 

Financial report

1964

 

 

 

Folder 16

Miscellaneous papers, letters, reports, study
  materials

1964

 

 

 

Folder 17

Hulman Field Materials - Letters, memoranda and photographs

1964

 

 

 

Folder 18

Clippings about HELP (articles on area planning, community
  improvement, education, politics and government; public utilities and recreation)

1964

 

 

 

Folder 19

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP

1964

 

 

 

Folder 20

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP (articles on area planning; Hulman Airport, community improvement, education, politics and government, pollution and vice)

1964

     
     

Document Case 2

 

 

 

 

Folder 21

Woman's Press Club - Bulletin  (contains pictures and articles about HELP)

Outline for a HELP panel in Indianapolis

Feb. 1965


Nov. 14, 1964

 

 

 

Folder 22

Clippings about HELP

1965

 

 

 

Folder 23

Health-related study materials, statements by HELP, documents from Health Department

1966

 

 

 

Folder 24

Clippings about HELP (articles on health, politics and government)

1966

 

 

 

Folder 25

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP (articles on health)

1966

 

 

 

Folder 26

HELP Board Meeting - Agenda

Sept. 12, 1967

 

 

 

 

Fire and Smoke Detection Systems in Vigo County Schools - Informational material

 

 

 

 

Folder 27

Clippings about HELP (articles on fire safety, traffic and
road construction)

 

 

 

 

Folder 28

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP (articles on health)

1967

 

 

 

Folder 29

Fire Alarm Change Order 1, Vigo County School   Corporation - Informational papers

 

 

 

 

 

WTWO-TV editorial

Feb. 26, 1968

 

 

 

Folder 30

Clippings about HELP (articles on vice)

1968

 

 

 

Folder 31

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP

1968

 

 

 

Folders 32-33

Fire and Smoke Detection Systems, Vigo County School Corporation - specifications

1969

 

 

 

 

Fire and Smoke Detection - Statements by HELP

 

 

 

 

 

Information round-up

June 1969

 

 

 

 

Board Meeting - Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

Letter to Peter Wyden, Executive Director, Ladies Home Journal

 

 

 

 

Folder 34

"Physical Facilities Assessment and Recommendations for a Facilities Plan for the Vigo County Schools" - Report

May 1969

 

 

 

Folder 35

Clippings about HELP (articles on community improvement,
  education, fire safety, pollution, traffic and road construction)

1969

 

 

 

Folder 36

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP (articles on Hulman Airport, education, fire safety, traffic, road construction and vice)

1969

 

 

 

Folder 37

"Financial Problems Facing Local Government - Where They Stand" - Bulletin No. 79 from the Taxpayers Association of Vigo County, Inc.

July 15, 1970

 

 

 

"Comparison of Expenditures, VCSC and National Averages"

May 26, 1970

 

 

 

Folder 38

Clippings about HELP (articles on education and public utilities)

1970

 

 

 

Folder 39

Clippings on issues of interest to HELP

1970

 

 

 

Folder 40

HELP's 10th Anniversary - WTWO Editorial

Feb. 3, 1971

 

 

 

 

WAAC Editorial

1971

 

 

 

Folder 41

Clippings about HELP (articles on community improvement)

1971

 

 

 

Folder 42

HELP Luncheon for Mayoral Candidates - audiotape and transcription by Betsy Ross Merrill

1971

     
     

Document Case 3

 

 

 

 

Folder 43

HELP Anniversaries - Awards, programs, and presentations

 

 

 

 

Folder 44-45

HELP's 3rd anniversary - dinner program and letters

 

 

 

 

Folders 46-48

Photographs and snapshots through the years

 

 

 

 

Folder 49

"Sin City Special - HELP's answer to Peter Wyden and the [Saturday Evening] Post"  Issue No. 1

Oct. 1962

 

 

 

Folder 50

HELP Reports

Jan. 1963-
Dec. 1963

 

 

 

Folder 51

HELP Reports

Jan. 1964-
Dec. 1964

 

 

 

Folder 52

HELP Reports

Jan. 1965-
Dec. 1965

 

 

 

Folder 53

HELP Reports

Jan. 1966-
Dec. 1966

 

 

 

Folder 54

HELP Reports

Jan. 1967-
Dec. 1967

 

 

 

Folder 55

HELP Reports

Jan. 1968-
Dec. 1968

 

 

 

Folder 56

HELP Reports

Jan. 1969-
Dec. 1969

 

 

 

Folder 57

HELP Reports

Jan. 1970-
Dec. 1970

 

 

 

Folder 58

"The Courts: A Jury of Peers." Newsweek, p. 22.

Jan. 20, 1964

 

 

 

 

"What's Wrong with U.S. Medicine." Time, p. 53.

Feb. 21, 1969

 

 

 

Folder 59

Klagman, Hervyn. "The Teenage Torturers of Terre Haute." True Danger, p. 36

Feb. 1963

 

 

 

     
     

Record Storage Box

 

 

 

 

Tapes

 

 

 

 

 

T-1

Coordinating Committee Meeting trying to frame statement of purpose

Feb. 17, 1961

 

 

 

T-2

Part One: Howard Batman and Jackie on piano

 

 

 

 

 

Part Two: Mayor Tucker pleading for citizens' support following publication of "Sin City" article in Saturday Evening Post

1961

 

 

 

T-3

Recreation Meeting - Sycamore Playhouse

April 1961

 

 

 

T-4

Side A: Public meeting; led by Bonnie Powell and Mary Alice Cannon of Recreation Committee

Side B: HELP Dub Part 2

April 13, 1961

 

 

 

T-5

Jane Hazledine

 

 

 

 

T-6

Jane Hazledine

 

 

 

 

T-7

Mayor Tucker Press Conference

 

 

 

 

T-8

Mayor Tucker Press Conferences

 

 

 

 

T-9

"Noah's Ark Health Controversy" - WTTV-TV (Indianapolis)

Nov. 14, 1962

 

 

 

T-10

HELP Third-Anniversary Dinner

Jan. 31, 1964

 

 

 

T-11

Meeting with General Maxwell

Feb. 16, 1964

 

 

 

T-12

"More Fun for '64" - WTHI-TV Help Show

Feb. 26, 1964

 

 

 

T-13

Side 1: Speak Out

Feb. 21, 24-26, 1964

 

 

 

 

Side 2: WAAC

March 3-5, 1964

 

 

 

T-14

Urban Renewal

March 20, 1964

 

 

 

T-15

CBS Morning Show, Mike Wallace

May 1, 1964

 

 

 

 

Mayor Tucker News Conference

May 7, 1964

 

 

 

T-16

Commentary by T. Brooks Bradimes

May 22, 1964

 

 

 

T-17

HELP Panel Luncheon (Panelists: Bradimes, Gorland, Mann, McGlone, Hazeldine)

May 20, 1964

 

 

 

 

WAAC Dial for Information
Host: Maxine Creason

May 27, 1964

 

 

 

T-18

Mankin Campaign

1966?

 

 

 

T-19

Mankin campaign song

1966?

 

 

 

T-20

Fire alarm system news conference
Speaker: Dr. Huys

March 13, 1969

 

 

 

T-21

Fire alarm news conference
Speaker: Leland Larrison

March 21, 1969

T-22

Fire Alarm - news reports

March 10, 14, 1969

 

 

 

T-23

Ruth Bopp, HELP President - news report

March 21, 25, 1969

 

 

 

     
     

Films

 

 

 

 

 

F-1

Opening Meeting and General Organization (8mm)

 

 

 

 

F-2

Recreation Issues (16mm)

 

 

 

 

F-3

Health Issues (16mm)

 

 

 

 

F-4

Anniversaries, banquets, VIPs, etc.
(16mm)

 

 

 

 

     
     

Memorabilia

 

 

 

 

 

HELP Campaign buttons (in green cylindrical container)

 

 

 

 

 

Membership cards and buttons (in brown envelope)

 

 

 

 

 

Straw Hat with label of "CUM TAX YES!" and buttons