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Rufus C. and Helen Palmer Dawes Collection, 1870-1941
Abstract The Rufus C. and Helen Palmer Dawes Collection documents both family life and civic activities of Rufus and Helen between 1870 and 1941. They moved to Evanston from Ohio in 1898 and remained active in community, business and social affairs until their deaths. Highlights include Rufus’s work for his brother Charles G. Dawes in assisting with the Reparation Commission’s plan for German economic recovery and payment to the Allies after World War I; and serving as president of the 1933-1934...
Dates: 1870 - 1941; Other: Majority of material found within 1887-1939