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  • Edith Benham Helm papers,


  • Chiefly scrapbooks together with correspondence, notes, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers documenting Helm's career as social secretary at the White House during the Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman presidential administrations. Includes material concerning the Paris Peace Conference, 1919-1920.


  • Helm, Edith Benham, 1874-1962


  • -  Roosevelt, Franklin D.--(Franklin Delano),--1882-1945
  • -  Truman, Harry S.,--1884-1972
  • -  Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924
  • -  White House (Washington, D.C.)
  • -  Paris Peace Conference--(1919-1920)
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Peace
  • -  Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs


  • -  Arranged in three series. Series 1: Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1920; Series 2: White House Scrapbooks, 1915-1961; and Series 3: Miscellany, 1919-1961.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Edith Benham Helm Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, Edith Helm, 1940-1962.
  • -  Social secretary at the White House.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 10,000 items.
  • 28 containers plus 4 oversize.
  • 14 linear feet.


Library of Congress Control Number

  • mm78025700

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  • Open to research.

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Helm, Edith Benham. Edith Benham Helm papers.

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Helm, E. B. Edith Benham Helm papers.

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Helm, Edith Benham. Edith Benham Helm papers.