Helen Vandervort Papers, 1922-1994

Collection Number: 4378

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Helen Vandervort papers, 1922-1994.
Collection Number:
4378
Creator:
Helen, Vandervort 1905-1994.
Quantity:
7 Cubic Feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, financial records, reports, speeches, photographs, printed materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, financial records, reports, speeches, photographs, printed materials, certificates, and biography relating to Vandervort's work with the Tompkins County Public Library and the Finger Lakes Library System; the Tompkins County Senior Citizens' Council and senior citizens issues; the New York State College of Human Ecology; the New York State Fair; and women's rights issues. Also, letters from the Bull family (1922-26), interviews with Helen Vandervort by Eleanor Randles and Kathleen Babbitt.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Extension education administrator.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, financial records, reports, speeches, photographs, printed materials, certificates, and biography relating to her work with the Tompkins County Public Library and the Finger Lakes Library System; the Tompkins County Senior Citizens' Council and senior citizens issues; the New York State College of Human Ecology; the New York State Fair; and women's rights issues. Also, letters from the Bull family (1922-26), interviews with Helen Vandervort by Eleanor Randles and Kathleen Babbitt.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Vandervort, Helen, 1905-1994.
Babbitt, Kathleen, interviewer.
Bull family.
Randles, Eleanor Foster, 1920- , interviewer.
Alpha House (Trumansburg, N.Y.).
Cornell University--Alumni and alumnae.
Finger Lakes Library System.
New York State College of Human Ecology.
Tompkins County Public Library.
Tompkins County Senior Citizens' Council.
New York State Fair.

Subjects:
Home economics extension work.
Home economics extension workers.
Women--New York (State)--Ithaca.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Helen Vandervort papers, #4378. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Libraries and Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folders 1-42
Box 2 Folders 1-15
Series II. Senior Citizens
Box 2 Folders 18-29
Box 3 Folders 1-3
Box 4 Folders 1-2
Series III. Printed Material
Box 4
Series IV. Biographical Information
Box 5
Box 6 Folders 1-6
Series V. Correspondence
Box 6 Folders 7-41
Series VI. New York State Fair
Box 6 Folders 42-45
Series VII. Subject Files
Box 5 Folders 1-4
Box 7 Folders 1-43

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Library Financial Records
Box 1 Folder 2
Library correspondence: Tompkins County Public Library and Finger Lakes Library System
Box 1 Folder 3
Finger Lakes Public Library System
Box 1 Folder 4
Friends of the Library
Box 1 Folder 5
Library dedication
Box 1 Folder 6
Tompkins County Public Library
Box 1 Folder 7
Cornell Library Association
Box 1 Folder 8
Library - Study Team/Reference Team
Box 1 Folder 9
Library Contracts, Agreements, Proclamations
Box 1 Folder 10
Micellaneous correspondence
Box 1 Folder 11
Personal correspondence
Box 1 Folder 12
Vandervort Christmas letters
Box 1 Folder 13-15
Flora Rose Fellowship
Box 1 Folder 16-18
Flora Rose Scholarship
Box 1 Folder 19
Flemmie Kittrell Fellowship
Box 1 Folder 20
Emily Atkers (aunt of Alfred Kahn)
Box 1 Folder 21
Agda Osborn
Box 1 Folder 22-23
Vertrees Ackerly (cousin active in Home Bureau)
Box 1 Folder 24
Connie Cook
Box 1 Folder 25
Jeanette B. McCay
Box 1 Folder 26-27
Meade Summers
Box 1 Folder 28
Nelson Rockefeller
Box 1 Folder 29
Miscellaneous local projects
Box 1 Folder 30
Route 96 controversy
Box 1 Folder 31
"Doing Woman's History" - conference on research sources at Cornell
1986
Box 1 Folder 32
Cooperative Extension miscellany
Box 1 Folder 33
Small projects
Box 1 Folder 34
Class of 1926 miscellany
Box 1 Folder 35
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation
Box 1 Folder 36
Susan B. Anthongy coin
Box 1 Folder 37-40
Woman's Hall of Fame director's meetings
Box 1 Folder 41-42
Woman's Hall of Fame catalogs
Box 2 Folder 1
Libraries - general guidelines, other local libraries
Box 2 Folder 2
Library - donations
Box 2 Folder 3
Albany fund raising
Box 2 Folder 4
Woman's Community Building
Box 2 Folder 5
New York State Department of Commerce Woman's Council
Box 2 Folder 6
United Way
Box 2 Folder 7
Hospital
Box 2 Folder 8
Cornell University Council - membership
Box 2 Folder 9
Gamma Sigma Delta
Box 2 Folder 10
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall - new wing
Box 2 Folder 11
Savage Hall - fund raising
Box 2 Folder 12
New York State Fair
Box 2 Folder 13
Syracuse Music Museum
Box 2 Folder 14
Miscellaneous lectures
Box 2 Folder 15
Retirement from New York Sate Fair
Box 2 Folder 16
Speeches
Box 2 Folder 17
Certificates
Box 2 Folder 18
Miscellany
Box 2 Folder 19
RSVP
Box 2 Folder 20
Cookbook for Two (draft)
Box 2 Folder 21
Older Persons Records
Box 2 Folder 22
Sorority
Box 2 Folder 23-24
Biography
Box 2 Folder 25
Jody Colerick
Box 2 Folder 26
Thesis: Adaptional Process in Later Life, by Elizabeth Jo Colerick
Box 2 Folder 27-29
Old letters, monographs, health bill
Box 3 Folder 1-4
Older Persons Record
Box 3 Folder 5-6
Senior Citizen course taught at Elmira
Box 3 Folder 7
Nutrition for the Elderly - Title IV
Box 3 Folder 8
Ruth Pond correspondence - Colbert, Shipherd, etc.
Box 3 Folder 9
Senior Citizens and Aging Gray Panthers
Box 3 Folder 10
Office for the Aging
Box 3 Folder 11
Lansing Housing Authorities
Box 3 Folder 12
Material on Holland
Box 3 Folder 13
Correspondence
Box 3 Folder 14
New York State Health Planning Commission
Box 3 Folder 15-16
Right to Die
Box 3 Folder 17
Protective Services for Aged
Box 3 Folder 18-19
Legislation
Box 3 Folder 20-22
White House Conference on Aging
1971
Box 3 Folder 23
Health care
Box 3 Folder 24
Vision care
Box 3 Folder 25-26
Miscellany
Box 3 Folder 27
Senior Citizens' Council reports
Box 3 Folder 28-29
Senior Citizens' Council - new buildings
Box 3 Folder 30
Senior Citizens' Council evaluations
Box 3 Folder 31
Senior Citizens' Council Operations Manual
Box 3 Folder 32
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Box 3 Folder 33
Housing for the elderly
Box 3 Folder 34
State Plan for the Aging
Box 3 Folder 35
New York State Office for the Aging
Box 3 Folder 36
New York State Office for the Aging - Older Americans Act Program Committee
Box 3 Folder 37
Special items - letter to Gannett concerning funds to complete the payment for the Senior Citizen Center
Box 4 Folder 1
New York State Older Americans Act
Box 4 Folder 2
Tompkins County Older Americans Needs Assessment Survey
Box 4
Legislative Approaches to the Problems of the Elderly; A Handbook of Model State Statutes
Box 4
The Golden Years...A Tarnished Myth
Box 4
The Employment Problems of Older Workers
Box 4
Serve: Older Volunteers in Communtiy Service
Box 4
Report of the Advisory Committee on Service Centres for Old People - Netherlands?
Box 5
Cassette tape and Genealogy of William Bull-1984
Box 6 Folder 1
Resume, Photographs
Box 6 Folder 2
Achievements
1960-1979
Box 6 Folder 3
High School Memorabilia
Box 6 Folder 4
Newspaper Clippings
1920-1979
Box 6 Folder 5
Congratulatory letters for Helen's receiving the Women of Achievement Award
1967
Box 6 Folder 6
Same as above
1967
Box 6 Folder 7
Obituary, Clippings, Correspondence concerning Helen Vandervort's death
1994
Box 6 Folder 8
Correspondence, clippings, photos concerning the Vandervort and Bull Families
1950-1989
Box 6 Folder 9
Clippings concerning Amy Bull Crist - Helen's sister
1989
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence concerning Harry Bull - Helen's uncle
1978
Box 6 Folder 11
Condolences - death of Helen's Father
1965
Box 6 Folder 12
Postcards to and from John and Helen Vandervort
Box 6 Folder 13
Correspondence - from Helen's family to Helen
1923-1948
Box 6 Folder 14
Correspondence written by Helen Vandervort
1920
Box 6 Folder 15
Correspondence written by John Vandervort
Box 6 Folder 16
Correspondence - from Helen's mother to Helen,
1924-01-1924-05
Box 6 Folder 17
Correspondence - from Helen's mother to Helen
1925-06-1925-12
Box 6 Folder 18
Correspondence - from Helen's mother to Helen
1926, 1943, 1960
Box 6 Folder 19
Correspondence - from Helen's father to Helen
Undated
Box 6 Folder 20
Correspondence - from Helen's children
1940-1959
Box 6 Folder 21
Correspondence - from various people
1924
Box 6 Folder 22
Correspondence - from various people
1925-1928
Box 6 Folder 23
Correspondence - from various people
Undated
Box 6 Folder 24
Correspondence - from famous people
1920-1989
Box 6 Folder 25
Correspondence, clippings, photos, concerning the Rockefellers
1960-1979
Box 6 Folder 26
Correspondence - personal
1940-1959
Box 6 Folder 27
Correspondence - personal
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 28
Correspondence - personal
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 29
Correspondence - personal
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 30
Correspondence - personal
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 31
Correspondence - personal
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 32
Correspondence concerning politics
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 33
Correspondence concerning Savage Hall
1980-1989
Box 6 Folder 34
Correspondence with Shizuko Muto
1980-1989
Box 6 Folder 35
Correspondence - concerning course at Elmira College, Antique Sale, Auction Channel 24
1950-1989
Box 6 Folder 36
Correspondence - concerning students helped for Cornell Admission
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 37
Correspondence concerning job opportunities
1920-1929, 1988
Box 6 Folder 38
Correspondence concerning MVR booklet by Percival
1950-1969
Box 6 Folder 39
Correspondence concerning SUNY
1960-1989
Box 6 Folder 40
Correspondence concerning Library Association
1960-1969
Box 6 Folder 41
Correspondence with Jeanette McCay
1980-1989
Box 6 Folder 42
New York State Fair material - including photos, Nelson Rockefeller letters
1950-1979
Box 6 Folder 43-45
New York State Fair material
1960-1979
Box 5
Calendars
1960-1989
Box 5
Alpha House - correspondence, clippings, minutes of meetings
Box 5 Folder 1
Campus Master Plan and Response to the SUNY Master Plan to 1980 - College of Human Ecology
Box 5 Folder 2
College Committee on Public Service and Continuing Education - suggested ways to expand continuing education in Human Ecology
1971
Box 5 Folder 2
Guidelines for Field Experience - report
1971
Box 5 Folder 2
Report of Admissions and Recruitment Activities
1970-1971
Box 5 Folder 3
Plan of Organization for the College of Home Economics from David Knapp
1969
Box 5 Folder 3
Planning for the 1980s- from Jerome Zigler to Advisory Council
1979
Box 5 Folder 3
DNS- Philosophy Statement
1976
Box 5 Folder 3
DNS Goals and Plans 1981-1986
1980
Box 5 Folder 4
Extracts from Dean's Mid-Year Report to Provost W.K. Kennedy- Jerome Zigler
1980
Box 5 Folder 4
Occupations of Human Ecology Male Alumni
1970-1979
Box 5 Folder 4
Statement of College-Wide Goals and Priorities - Jerome Zigler
1980-`986
Box 5 Folder 4
Dean's Report to the Advisory Council
Box 5 Folder 4
Human Ecology Planning Document
1980-`986
Box 5 Folder 4
Proposal for Establishing a Master of Professional Studies Program in Health Administration in Human Ecology
1984
Box 7 Folder 1
Alpha Xi Delta
Box 7 Folder 2
American Association of University Women
1950-1979
Box 7 Folder 3
American Association of University (Fellows)
1950-1989
Box 7 Folder 4
College of Human Ecology - correspondence, memos
1960-1989
Box 7 Folder 5
College of Human Ecology - correspondence
1950-1989
Box 7 Folder 6
Human Ecology Advisory Council - background material relating to the last 10 year period
1978-1988
Box 7 Folder 7
Early history of Human Ecology - MVR, Rose, Blanding - clippings and correspondence
1940-1989
Box 7 Folder 8
Advisory Council material
1960-1989
Box 7 Folder 9
Alumni meeting in Rochester to raise scholarship money
1970
Box 7 Folder 10
Human Ecology- biographical material on Helen Vandervort
1960-1989
Box 7 Folder 11
letters and material concerning nutrition
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 12
William Wright correspondence - Human Ecology
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 13
Commemorations
Box 7 Folder 14
Confederation of Alumni Associations Alumni Award
1976
Box 7 Folder 15
Cornell Class of 1926
Box 7 Folder 16
Cornell "11"
Box 7 Folder 17
Dairyman's League Publications
Box 7 Folder 18
Empire State Theater and Music Society
Box 7 Folder 19
Finger Lake Library System
1960-1979
Box 7 Folder 20
Corrine Brown Galvin
Box 7 Folder 21
Gamma Sigma Delta
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 22
Gov. Conference on Women's Work and Women's Council
1960-1979
Box 7 Folder 23
Home Bureau and Cooperative Extension - correspondence, memos
1930-1979
Box 7 Folder 24
Hotel School - founding of it
Box 7 Folder 25
International Fair
1960-1969
Box 7 Folder 26
Ithaca Area Beautification
1970-1979
Box 7 Folder 27
Ithaca City Federation of Women's Organizations and Women's Community Building
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 28
Ithaca - Northeast Senior Citizens
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 29
Ithaca Public Library
1960-1979
Box 7 Folder 30
Merril-Palmer Institute
Box 7 Folder 31
Office of the Aging
1970-1989
Box 7 Folder 32
Oral History Transcript - Helen Vandervort
Box 7 Folder 33
Scholarships
1969
Box 7 Folder 34
Flemmie Kittrell Scholarship
1970-1989
Box 7 Folder 35
Flora Rose Graduate Fellowship
1960-1979
Box 7 Folder 36
Helen Vandervort Scholarship
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 37
Helen Vandervort Scholarship Recipients
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 38
Human Ecology Fellowship
1960-1989
Box 7 Folder 39
Jean Failing Fellowship
1970-1979
Box 7 Folder 40
Speeches
Box 7 Folder 41
Ithaca and New York State Senior Citizens
1980-1989
Box 7 Folder 42
Women's Hall of Fame - MVR nomination
1960-1989
Box 7 Folder 43
Youth
1963
Box 7
Pins and Badges worn by Helen Vandervort