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Helen Rushmore archive, 1848-1976

Identifier: 1976-001

Scope and Contents

Contains galleys and manuscripts, correspondence, family papers, photos, and a selection of vintage textiles and personal artifacts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


  • 1848 - 1976


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Helen V. Rushmore was a local elementary school teacher and author. Rushmore was born in 1898, one of eight children. She graduated from high school in Carthage, MO, and came to Tulsa, Indian Territory with her family in 1903, where her father eventually opened a cigar store. She graduated from The University of Tulsa with both a batchelors and masters degree. She was listed in the 1959 Who's Who in American Women. In 1961, Rushmore was named Tulsa's Teacher of the Year. She joined Tulsa Public Schools in 1921 and retired in 1963 as a teacher and librarian. She taught at Jefferson and Washington elementary schools. The Oil Capital Business and Professional Women's Club gave Rushmore a certificate of award in 1964. The Tulsa Branch of the National League of American Penwomen honored her in 1971 with a luncheon with the theme "The Feather in Our Cap." She wrote several children's novels. She died in 1994.


9 Linear Feet (17 boxes.)

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