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HDB Collection Overview

Collection Title: Helen Delich Bentley (HDB)

Inclusive Dates: 1945-1995 

Size: 420.2 linear feet

Scope and Contents:  
Papers documenting her years as maritime reporter for the Baltimore Sun through her five terms as a U.S. Congresswoman.

Historical Note:  
Helen Delich Bentley: Born November 28, 1923 in Ruth, White Pine County, Nevada; BA., University of Missouri, 1944; Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland (1985-1995); chair of the Federal Maritime Commission (1969-1975); international business consultant; journalist; television producer; private advocate.

Custodial History:  
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Helen Delich Bentley on July 16, 1996.

The collection has been organized into 9 series:

Series I. Newspaper Reporter

Series II. TV Port Shows

Series III. Federal Maritime Commission

Series IV. Campaigns & Elections

Series V. Pre-Congressional

Series VI. Congressional

Series VII. Balkans

Series VIII. Helen Bentley International

Series IX. Personal Files