Collection 2014.15 - Benson Family Collection

Identity area

Reference code

US IlHpHS 2014.15


Benson Family Collection


  • Bulk, 1937-1945 (Creation)
  • ca. 1880-1948 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

7.0 Items + 4 digital objects [Mixed media]

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Compiled by family.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Rich Benson.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Club, including YWCA clubs, or school images of Betty Lou Garling, née Benson, and her mother Carrie Benson, née Gerken, active clubwoman. At least one image appears to be a graduation image from Elm Place School.

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Fragile and bitter. Annotations faded.

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Existence and location of copies

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Dates of creation revision deletion




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Physical storage

  • Box: NEP