Turnbull, Helen Brogden. Papers

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Turnbull, Helen Brogden. Papers


  • 1929-2000 (Creation)


4 cu.ft. (4 boxes)

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Helen Turnbull was a significant lay woman leader in the Episcopal Church. She began her career as the Executive Secretary of College Work for the Episcopal Church in the Province of New England after earning her master’s degree in Religious Education from Union Theological Seminary and Teachers College of Columbia University. She went on to serve as director of Windham House and held several positions at the World Council of Churches and the United Church Women of the National Council. She retired from the Church in 1973 but continued working tirelessly on behalf of women until the age of 81.

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This archive is a comprehensive set of the personal papers of Helen Brogden Turnbull from early grade school to her retirement and beyond. The materials are centered on her professional endeavors with the Church, including her work with the World Council of Churches, United Church Women, and Windham House.


Personal History, 1920-2000
Records Collected: Papers of Adelaide Case, 1940-1949
Authored Works: Writings and Addresses, 1947-1998
Memorabilia, 1930, n.d.
Windham House, 1947-1999
World Council of Churches / United Church Women, 1940-1969
Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, 1934, 1980-2000
Episcopal Women's History Project, 1960-2001
Correspondence, Foreign, 1961-1970
Subject Files and Miscellany, 1940-2000

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  • English

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