Reid, Helen Rogers, 1882-1970

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Helen Rogers Reid was the first woman chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees. She served from 1947-1956 when she was made a trustee emeritus. Reid Hall on the Barnard campus is named for her. Reid Hall, in Paris, was established by Elizabeth Mills Reid, mother-in-law of Helen Rogers Reid, as a club for American women artists and intellectuals in 1893. By 1922, through the efforts of Helen Rogers Reid and Virginia Gildersleeve, it had become a residence for American university women and a center for Franco-American cultural exchange. It remained part of Barnard until 1964 when it was bequeathed to Columbia University. Helen Rogers was born in Appleton, Wis. and graduated from Barnard in 1903. Engaged as social secretary to Elizabeth Mills Reid, she met and married her son Ogden Mills Reid in 1911. The Reids were publishers of the New York Tribune and in 1918 Helen Rogers Reid began her career in journalism. She began as advertising director of the paper and within 5 years turned it into a profitable enterprise. She was integral to the merger of the Tribune with the New York Herald and the establishment of the New York Herald Tribune as one of the United States' major dailies. She promoted women writers and hired the first female war correspondents. Upon the death of her husband in 1947, she succeeded him as president of the Herald Tribune corporation. An early suffragist, Reid founded the Women's City Club of New York with Alice Duer Miller in 1913 and was largely responsible for New York's becoming the first Eastern state to grant the vote to women. She was active in Republican politics on the local and national levels. She served in the Eisenhower Administration on the Government Contract Commission. Among her many civic and charitable activities was the founding of the Fresh Air Fund which provides outdoor activities for disadvantaged city children. She received numerous citations, medals and honorary degrees from many nations and edicational institutions.

From the description of Helen Rogers Reid collection, 1948-1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 275962421

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referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Walter Francis White and Poppy Cannon papers Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. Additional papers, 1841-1940 Houghton Library
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Carrie Chapman Catt papers, 1848-1950 (bulk 1890-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Laidlaw, Harriet Burton, 1873-1949. Papers, 1851-1958 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
creatorOf Reid, Elisabeth Mills, 1858-1931. Reid family papers, 1795-1970 (bulk 1869-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Papers of Carrie Chapman Catt, 1848-1950 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Lape, Esther Everett, 1881-1981. Papers, 1920-1978. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Records, 1927-1950 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), b. 1874. Papers: Series I-IV, 1851-1958 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Stowe, Leland, 1899-. Papers, 1925-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard Cross, 1874-1961. Papers, 1885-1961 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop Papers, 1699-1989, (bulk 1937-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Reid, Helen Rogers, 1882-1970. Helen Rogers Reid collection, 1948-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sebring, Lewis B., 1901-1978. Papers, 1830-1976. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers, 1785-1948 (inclusive), 1928-1937 (bulk). Purdue University Library
referencedIn Family papers, 1853-1954. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. Harold Phelps Stokes papers, 1908-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Reid Family Fapers, 1795-1970, (bulk 1869-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989. Papers of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, 1699-1989 (bulk 1937-1989). Library of Congress
referencedIn Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. Papers, 1848-1950 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Carrie Chapman Catt Papers, 1848-1950, (bulk 1890-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Central Committee on Friendship Dinners. Records, 1927-1950 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989. person
associatedWith Alsop, Joseph W. (Joseph Wright), 1876-1953 person
associatedWith Alsop, Stewart. Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers. 1699-1989 person
associatedWith Barnard College corporateBody
associatedWith Barnard College. Board of trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Browder, Earl, 1891-1973 person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. person
associatedWith Central Committee on Friendship Dinners. corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
correspondedWith Cole, Corinne Robinson Alsop, 1886-1971 person
associatedWith Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harriet Wright (Burton) Laidlaw, 1873-1949 person
associatedWith Kitchelt, Florence Ledyard Cross, 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), b. 1874. person
associatedWith Lape, Esther Everett, 1881-1981. person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1912- person
associatedWith Reid family family
associatedWith Reid Hall (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Sebring, Lewis B., 1901-1978. person
associatedWith Stokes, Harold Phelps, 1887-1970. person
associatedWith Stowe, Leland, 1899- person
associatedWith White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955. person
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New York (State)--New York
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Suffragists
Women's colleges
Women publishers
Women philanthropists
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Birth 1882-11-23

Death 1970-07-27

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