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Thomas, Helen Mary, 1876-1955

 Person

Helen Mary Thomas was born to Calvin Henry and Sophia Paulina Nickum Thomas in Greeley, Colorado on June 16, 1876. She graduated from Greeley High School; Colorado State Teachers College, B.A., 1898; Walnut Hill School; Wellesley College, B.A., 1904; and the New York State Library School. She served as a librarian at the University of Michigan, 1906-1913; Michigan State Library, 1913-1917; assistant to Theodore Wesley Koch, Library of Congress, 1917-1919; Northwestern University School of Commerce, 1919-1928; and Greeley Public Library, 1929-1935. She helped organize the Weld County Library (Greeley, Colorado) and was active in the W.T.K. Club, A.A.U.W., Greeley Garden Club, and Union Colony Pioneer Society. She died on August 7, 1955. Sources: Chamblin, Thomas S., ed. "Calvin Henry Thomas," p. 795. In The Historical Encyclopedia of Colorado. Denver, CO: Colorado Historical Association, [1960].; "Thomas, Helen Mary," vol. 2, p. 1195. In American Women 1935-1940: A Composite Biographical Dictionary. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1981..; "Miss Helen Thomas Dies Here Sunday," Greeley Tribune, Aug. 8, 1955, p. 1.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC015
Scope and Contents Books along with other items were given to the library by Sarah Thomas, widow of Dan Thomas, c 1971, when the Thomas home near Ault was sold. William Southard of Greeley was the attorney. Correspondence about the gift is in the Archives office file.The file also contains a list of the books, most of which have not been cataloged. A list of the books is available upon request. This collection also contains over 700 etchings and watercolors by Myra Laura Thomas.
Dates: 1809-1971; Existence: Date acquired: 1970-12-01; Majority of material found in 1919-1971

Thomas, Helen M. -- Clippings

 File
Identifier: 3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Books along with other items were given to the library by Sarah Thomas, widow of Dan Thomas, c 1971, when the Thomas home near Ault was sold. William Southard of Greeley was the attorney. Correspondence about the gift is in the Archives office file.The file also contains a list of the books, most of which have not been cataloged. A list of the books is available upon request. This collection also contains over 700 etchings and watercolors by Myra Laura Thomas.
Dates: 1809-1971; Existence: Date acquired: 1970-12-01; Majority of material found in 1919-1971