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Inez Brown Helms Scrapbook

Younginer, John M.
Inez Brown Helms Scrapbook, 1953-54
MSS Helms
1 scrapbook, 14’’ x 11’’

Biographical note:  Inez Brown Helms served for 21 years as a hostess and house mother at Wofford College.  A native of Sumter and a graduate of Columbia College, she was a high school Latin teacher in Latta, SC, Manning, SC, and other South Carolina towns for sixteen years before coming to Wofford in 1933.  Her husband, A. T. Helms, graduated from Wofford College in 1902 and was an educator.  A school superintendent in Mullins and Manning, he died in 1923.  From 1933 to 1954, with the exception of the 1943-44 school year when Wofford’s campus was used by the army, Mrs. Helms was a mentor and second mother to two generations of Wofford students.  Upon her retirement in 1954, she moved to Sumter.  She received the college’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 1960, and died in Sumter on April 1, 1968. 

Access note: unrestricted

Summary note: The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, cards, letters, photographs, and ephemera collected by Dr. John Younginer and presented to Mrs. Inez Helms, and materials later added by Mrs. Helms.  The articles document the final year of service and retirement of Mrs. Helms as a house mother at Wofford College after some 21 years of service. 

Citation:  Cite as: Inez Brown Helms Scrapbook, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Location:  Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Administrative notes:  Donated by John M. Younginer, Jr, in 1969.  Described on July 12, 2011 by Michael Roulhac and Phillip Stone

Finding Aid:  Calendar

Page

Item Type

Description

1

Letter

A letter addressed to Mrs. Helms from John

1

News article

About John Younginer

2

Booklet

Wofford College Bulletin, p 8

3

Envelope

Addressed to Mrs. Helms

3

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms in front of Main Building

3

Letter

A letter addressed to Mrs. Helms from President Pendleton Gaines

4

Blank

 

5

Letter

A letter from the president about Mrs. Helms's retirement

6

Blank

 

7

Ephemera

Best  wishes note from the Wofford Faculty Club

7

Letter

A letter of appreciation addressed to Mrs. Helms from C.C. Norton

8

Blank

 

9

Letter

A letter of appreciation addressed to Mrs. Helms from Student Body President William C. Reid

10

Blank

 

11

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms (most likely)

11

Letter

A letter from Glee Club President L. H. Buff

12

Article

An article about Mrs. Helms entitled "Mom Helms: A Picture For Service 

12

Picture

Mrs. Helms cutting cake

12

Picture

Mrs. Helms cutting cake

12

Picture

Mrs. Helms with a group of men

12

Picture

Mrs. Helms receiving an item from an unidentified young man

13

Picture

Mrs. Helms with two other people, one male, one female

13

News article

An article about Mrs. Helms entitled "Mrs. Helms, 'Mom' To Many, To Retire At Wofford In June

13

News article

An article about Mrs. Helms entitled "Mom" Helms-- Wofford's Finest of Many Traditions

14

Blank

 

15

Booklet

Wofford College Bulletin, p 12

16

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms with a group of young ladies

16

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms at a punch bowl

17

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms cutting her twenty-fifth anniversary cake

17

Note

A note explaining what is going on in the aforementioned picture

18

Blank

 

19

Picture

A picture of mother Helms in front of a cake, celebrating her twenty first year as college hostess and housemother of Snyder Hall

19

Note

A note explaining what is going on in the aforementioned picture

20

Ephemera

A note of appreciation from "Murray" and "Tommy"

21

Picture

A picture of Snyder Hall

21

Note

A note explaining what is going on in the aforementioned picture

22

Note

A note to "Mom" (Mrs. Helms) from Reverend Paul Carson

23

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms talking to two students from the class of 57'

23

Note

A note explaining what is going on in the aforementioned picture

24

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms talking to a young man on a couch

25

Letter

A note to Mrs. Helms from John Younginer

25

News clipping

 

25

News clipping

 

26

Blank

 

27

Ephemera

A best wishes note from Circle #3

27

Envelope

A note of appreciation from "Murray" and "Tommy"

27

Note

A note of appreciation from "Murray" and "Tommy"

28

Blank

 

29

Letter

A two page letter of appreciation for Mrs. Helms

29

Note

A note from Emmie M. Jones

29

Envelope

A note of appreciation for Mrs. Helms dated May 24, 1954

29

Note

A note from Ed and Steve Clark

29

Envelope

A note from Rachel W. Cautheu

30

Blank

 

31

Card

A best wishes card from Mrs. Snyder (rose design)

31

Card

A card from Mrs. Herbert

31

Card

A best wishes card from Dorothy Gaines

31

Envelope

A note from Florence Bourne

31

Envelope

A love note from Leah

31

Envelope

A best wishes card from Harriet

31

Ephemera

A card with pink flowers

31

Ephemera

A card with green, white, yellow, and pink flowers

31

Card

A card from Adelaide

32

Blank

 

33

Envelope

Note from Loree Breut

33

Ephemera

A note from Aileuce

33

Ephemera

A note from Euricee

33

Ephemera

A note from Mable Norton

33

Ephemera

A note from Betty Foreman

33

Ephemera

A note from Denny

33

Ephemera

A note from Barney

33

Card

A card from Alice Tongs

33

Ephemera

A best wishes note

33

Ephemera

The note has the name "Mrs. Winston Eugene Daniel" on it

33

Ephemera

A love and good wishes note from Mrs. Leland McDuffie Kennedy

33

Ephemera

A "we will miss you" note from  Lois Andreias

33

Ephemera

A best wishes note from Ruth Fox

33

Ephemera

The note has the name "Alyne Ward" on it

33

Ephemera

A best wishes not from Cora

34

Blank

 

35

Ephemera

The note has the name "Mrs. Tate Stewart" on it

35

Ephemera

The note has the name "Mrs. S. Frank Logan" on it

35

Ephemera

The note has the name "Mrs. Arthur Mason Dupre" on it

35

Ephemera

A love and best wishes note from Agnes Coates

35

Ephemera

A love and good wishes note from Sarah and Herbert Hucks Jr.

35

Ephemera

A "lots of love" note from Helen Britt

35

Ephemera

A best wishes notes from Mary Cudd

35

Ephemera

A love and best wishes note from Julia Allen

35

Ephemera

A love and best wishes note from Mary Moyer

35

Ephemera

A best wishes note from Loachelle

35

Ephemera

A "with love" note from France Covington

35

Ephemera

A "with love" note from Margeret Hunter

36

Blank

 

37

Ephemera

The note has the name "Mrs. Harey A. Mellford" on it

37

Ephemera

A note of appreciation from Mr. and Mrs. S. Frank Logan

37

Ephemera

A poem entitled "Since a-crossin' paths with you!"

37

Ephemera

The note has the name "Annie Louise" on it

37

Ephemera

A best wishes note from the McCarens

37

Ephemera

A note from Ralph

37

Envelope

A a best wishes card from Lance, Eleanor, and T.N.

37

Ephemera

A note from Mrs. Ader

38

Blank

 

39

Blank

 

40

Blank

 

41

Blank

 

42

Blank

 

43

Blank

 

44

Ephemera

A poem in honor of Mom Helms

44

Envelope

Its contents are empty

45

Ephemera

A news clipping about Mrs. Helms

45

Note

A note from the Student Christian Association of 1954

45

Booklet

W Book, p 73

46

Picture

A picute of Mrs. Helms with trees in the background

46

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms sitting outside

46

Picture

A picture of Mrs. Helms sitting outside with a young man

46

Picture

A picture of a banquet with the Confederate flag in the background

47

Blank

 

48

Envelope

An envelope addressed to Mrs. Helms

48

Letter

A letter to Mrs. Helms from president Gaines

49

Ephemera

A letter with a paper clip on it and a picture and loose picture attached

49

Booklet

Bulletin of Wofford College, p14

49

Booklet

Wofford College Directory 1952 - 1953, p 25

49

Program

Wofford Commencement Exercises 1954

49

Ephemera

A note explaining Mrs. Helms's return to Wofford

50

Envelope

A letter addressed to Mrs. Helms from Dean Phillip Covington, 1955