A. Helen Anderson Papers, 1949-1968 Edit


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Andrea Cleveringa
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  • 1949-1968 (Creation)
  • 2014-07-29 (label)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Newspaper editorials, clippings, and public broadcasts relating to school integration and attacks on Denver Public Schools.

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  • Biographical / Historical

    A. Helen Anderson was a teacher at Denver South High School for 11 years before becoming Director of Publications for Denver Public Schools from 1929 to 1956 under Superintendent Archie L. Threlkeld. She was one of the founders of the National School Public Relations Association and served as president of the organization from 1934 to 1936. Anderson was instrumental in founding the Rocky Mountain Radio Council. She was named ''Woman of the Year'' in 1956 by the Business and Professional Women's Club of Denver and ''Distinguished Alumna'' of the University of Denver in 1952. She was also the author of professional articles and short stories.

  • Scope and Contents

    The A. Helen Anderson Papers consist of newspaper clippings, editorials, and correspondence assembled during her tenure as Director of Publications for the Denver Public Schools. These materials cover political and administrative attacks on public schools and other controversies during the McCarthy Era of the 1950s, as well as busing and desegregation in Denver Public Schools during the 1960s. As an alumni of the University of Denver, Anderson's papers include correspondence and news clippings on the Denver Public School and national school systems during the 1950s and 1960s. The papers also include correspondence regarding the National Council for American Education and its organizer Allen Zoll, as well as a bibliography of materials concerning attacks on public education.

  • Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in three series:; 1. Bibliography , 1949-1951.; 2. Correspondence, 1950-1951.; 3. Newspaper Clippings and Public Broadcasts, 1950-1968.

  • Preferred Citation

    A. Helen Anderson, M016, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of A. Helen Anderson, 1970

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Some records may be restricted.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.