Helen C. Schubert papers
MSSchu01

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Schubert, Helen C.
Title
Helen C. Schubert papers
ID
MSSchu01
Date [inclusive]
1963-1999
Extent
7.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Helen Celia Schubert was born on May 30, 1930 to Paul H. and Edna W. (Schmidt) Schubert in Washington City, Wisconsin. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. An award winning public relations executive in Chicago, she established her own firm, Helen C. Schubert & Associates. She served as vice-president of the Women's Advertising Club of Chicago (1969 - 1972) and was a member of many other professional and philanthropic organizations. Her papers include reports, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, programs, brochures, flyers, membership lists, calendars, agendas, tickets, invitations, photographs, contact sheets, negatives, slides, filmstrips, clippings, interview transcripts, published articles, booklets, and press releases.

Preferred Citation

Helen C. Schubert papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

Return to Table of Contents »


Biographical Sketch

Helen Celia Schubert was born on May 30, 1930 to Paul H. and Edna W. (Schmidt) Schubert in Washington City, Wisconsin. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. A public relations executive in Chicago, she started her career as a writer and account executive at the Philip Lesly Co. in Chicago from 1959 to 1961. She served as public relations director for the United Cerebral Palsy Association from 1962 to 1963 and administrative director of the National Design Center in Chicago from 1963 to 1967. Schubert worked successfully as a public relations consultant from 1967 in Chicago with her own firm, Helen C. Schubert & Associates. An active professional woman, Schubert served as vice-president of the Women's Advertising Club of Chicago (1969 - 1972), a lifelong member of the Publicity Club of Chicago receiving an annual award in 1966, a member of Women in Communications with distinguished Service Award in 1972, and as a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and American Women Radio and TV. She was also active in the University of Wisconsin Alumni Association and contributed articles to the World Book Yearbook.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents

The Helen C. Schubert Papers reflect her work in public relations with promotional materials for several organizations and events such as Sears, Roebuck, and Co. and the March of Dimes. Her papers include reports, minutes, correspondence, memoranda, programs, brochures, flyers, membership lists, calendars, agendas, tickets, invitations, photographs, contact sheets, negatives, slides, filmstrips, clippings, interview transcripts, published articles, booklets, and press releases.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives May 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

Helen C. Schubert donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Schubert, Helen C. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Design History.
  • Women in communication -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
  • Women in the mass media industry -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

Series I: Helen C. Schubert Papers 

Box Folder

Women's Ad Club of Chicago - List of Board Directors, 1981-82, calendars, agendas, financial information, correspondence, flyers, tickets, programs, 1981 - 1982 

1 1

Women's Ad Club of Chicago - Meeting notes, agendas, flyers, correspondence, talks, members' lists, financial information, tickets, reports, 1982 

1 2

Women's Ad Club of Chicago - Enrollment forms for Institute of Advertising Studies program, clippings, resumes, recommendation letters, correspondence, meeting notes, financial information, Advertising Women of the Year, 1983, agendas, talks, flyers, greeting cards, 1983 

1 3

Correspondence, 1973 - 1998 

1 4

Women's Board of American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc. - Board membership lists, Cuisine Supreme correspondence, memoranda, committee responsibilities, brochures, 1988 

1 5

Women's Board of American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Inc. - Announcements, correspondence, photographs, contact sheets, flyers, notes, clippings, lists of restaurants, Cuisine Supreme materials, 1987 - 1988 

1 6

Helen C. Schubert Public Relations - Clippings, Schubert's Public Relations Introduction, undated 

1 7

Helen C. Shubert Public Relations - Handouts for talks and seminars, undated 

2 8

Helen C. Schubert Public Relations - Brochures, flyers, programs,, undated 

2 9

Speeches, 1986 - 1998. 

2 10

The Fashion Group International of Chicago, Inc. - Correspondence, memoranda, brochures, corporate Foundation bylaws, bulletins, 1993 - 1994 

2 11

March of Dimes - Press releases, A.I.R. Awards programs, lists, flyers, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, 1996 - 1999 

2 12

March of Dimes - Press releases, A.I.R. Awards programs, lists, flyers, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, 1996 - 1999 

2 13

March of Dimes - Press releases, A.I.R. Awards programs, lists, flyers, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, 1996 - 1999 

2 14

Clippings - Home Furnishing Forum, 1966 

2 15

National Design Center - Press releases, photographs, 1966 

3 16

Chicago Retail Furniture Association - Fair information, product lists, flyers, clippings, programs, exhibit floor plans for National Design Center, contract forms, price lists, press releases, posters, tickets, speeches, memoranda,, 1966 

3 17

National Design Center - Correspondence, clippings, photographs, flyers, 1965 

3 18

National Design Center - Clippings, brochures, calendars, reports, photographs, and promotional materials created by Philip Lesly Co., issue of Inland Architect, 1963 - 1966 

3 19

National Design Center - Photographs, clippings, brochures, 1965 

3 20

National Design Center - Brochures, memoranda, clippings, mailing lists, promotional materials, 1964 - 1966 

3 21

National Design Center - Clippings, photographs, contact sheets, 1965 

3 22

National Design Center - Photographs, 1965 

4 23

National Design Center - Photographs, brochures, flyers, correspondence, clippings, 1964 - 1967 

4 24

American Furniture Mart commentary sheets, "America At Home" exhibit brochures, text to accompany filmstrip, 1968 

4 25

"America At Home" Exhibit - Photographs, 1968 

4 26

The Merchandise Mart, International Home Furnishings Market, June 20-26, 1971 - Program, photographs, 1971 

4 27

The American Mart - Sales management survey, 1974 

4 28

Correspondence, reports, photographs, Australian Trade Commission newsletters, 1986 - 1989 

4 29

The Chicago Fund on Aging and Disability - Correspondence, promotion plan, clippings, Meals on Wheels Campaign Synopsis, Timetable and Newsletter, Fall 1990, New Years Eve menu, VIP visitors list, 1989 - 1990 

4 30

Chicago Fund Meals on Wheels, 1990 - Clippings, timetables, programs, calendars, correspondence, photographs, memorandum, flyers, Holiday Meals on Wheels II, April 22, 1990, newsletters, 1990 

5 31

Rita Bucheit, Ltd. - Reports, advertising and promotion recommendations, clippings, talks, correspondence, chair exhibition, photographs, 1990 - 1995 

5 32

Rita Bucheit, Ltd. - Flyers, newspaper clippings, correspondence, press releases, talks, postcards, 1989 - 1994 

5 33

Rita Bucheit, Ltd. - Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, brochures, 1992 - 1994 

5 34

Rita Bucheit, Ltd. - Correspondence, memoranda, notes, clippings, 1988 - 1992 

5 35

The Antiques Center at Kinzie Square - Press releases, 1995 

5 36

Letitia Baldrige -Photographs, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, clippings, flyers, media list, interview transcripts, greeting cards, 1987 - 1997 

5 37

Letitia Baldrige - Biography, flyers, programs, correspondence, business cards, mailing lists, Executive Presence Seminar materials, 1990 

5 38

Midwest Bookhunters Fair - Correspondence, flyers, announcements, clippings, 1992 

6 39

Gus Bernardoni/Betts Award - Clippings, photographs, correspondence, nominationa forms, biography, 1990 - 1997 

6 40

Gus Bernardoni/Betts Award - Correspondence, memoranda, clippings, book covers, excerpts, 1990 - 1996 

6 41

Clippings, 1990 - 1993 

6 42

Pat Derus - Correspondence, Marketing Communications Plan, July 1987, flyers, The Effects of Alcoholism on the Adult Child - paper, UWW Review Board information, reports, 1987 PRSA conference, Hispanic Newspaper Preference Survey, 1987, Hispanic Radio Station Preference Survey, 1987, WICI Leadership session, 1985 - 1988 

6 43

Press releases, personnel information, biographical sketches, photographs, 1990 - 1992 

6 44

Clippings, catalogs, 1992 - 1993 

6 45

Franklin Picture Company - Press releases, clippings, correspondence, photographs, 1986 - 1989 

6 46

Oscar Isberian Rugs - Public relations materials, memoranda, 1998 

6 47

The Learning Annex - Catalogs, correspondence, memoranda, forms, clipping, 1963-1999 

6 48

1988 

Box Folder

Laurence Korwin/Korwin Design - Brochures, clippings, correspondence, memoranda, photographs, 1990 - 1995 

7 49

Jan Townes / Workshop rotation model - Clippings, photographs, brochures, correspondence, memoranda, notes, 1998 - 2000 

7 50

Timber Toy Furniture Co. - Fact sheets, press releases, resumes, awards, correspondence, photographs, clippings, flyers, project planner, strategic plan, 1996 - 1998 

7 51

Window Fashions - Correspondence, clippings, press releases, flyers, programs, calendars, notes, 1991 - 1995 

7 52

Sherwin-Williams Co. - Press kit, invitation lists, flyers, brochures, booklet,, undated 

7 53

Sherwin-Williams Co. - Heritage project kit, booklet, flyers, presentation paper, notes, promotional materials, 1973 

7 54

Sherwin-Williams Co. - Publicity kit, press releases, promotion material, announcements, correspondence, Colorful interiors - releases, photographs, 1974 

8 55

Sherwin-Williams Co. publication, Ideas for Family Rooms, 1972 - 1973 

8 56

Sherwin-Williams Co. - Correspondence, photographs, brochures, 1973 

8 57

Philip Lesly Co. - American Home Economics Association meeting kit, vacation travel supplement,, undated 

8 58

Automatic Car Wash Association - Manual of Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Promotion, 1970 - 1971 

8 59

Excellence in Woodworking Show - Photographs, negatives, brochures, correspondence, 1981 

8 60

Excellence in Woodworking Show - Transparencies, 1981 

8 61

Franklin Picture Co. - Press releases, photographs, negatives, clippings, correspondence, 1993 

8 62

Nancy Folkers ASID interior design - Press releases, correspondence, ASID directory, photographs, 1, 1994 

9 63

Nancy Folkers ASID interior design - Transparencies, 1994 

9 64

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Flyers, correspondence, media advisory, newspaper clippings, photographs, 1991 - 1993 

9 65

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Gourmet Gala Committee job descriptions, American Regional Cuisine awards, photographs, newspaper clippings, announcements, 1991 - 1992 

9 66

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Flyers, committee address, Gourmet Gala Committee, job descriptions, 1990 

9 67

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Releases, correspondence, 1989 - 1992 

9 68

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Program book, celebrities/names: resumes and addresses, 1989 Gala, newspaper clippings, 1989 - 1992 

9 69

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Annual Report, 1992 (3 copies), poster, news releases, 1992 - 1994 

9 70

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation -Dimes awards, meeting minutes, press releases, Annual Gala, 1995 

10 71

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Celebration of Volunteers Committee, Youth Committee, Gourmet Gala financial information, calendar, 1989 - 1999 

10 72

The March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation - Media lists / correspondence, 1992 - 1999 

10 73

The March of Dimes - Gala press releases, photographs, contact sheets, 1992 - 1997 

10 74

The March of Dimes - Gala press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, contact sheets, 1992 - 1997 

10 75

The March of Dimes - Annual Gala, fact sheets, mission statements, food judgment, design- er releases 1993, florist release, menu /arrangements, chairman release, photographs, 1991 - 1998 

10 76

The March of Dimes - Celebrities release (Leo Ionita), photographs, 1993 - 1995 

10 77

The March of Dimes - Annual Gala, press releases, meeting minutes, financial information, correspondence, committee job descriptions, tickets, flyers, grants, 1994 - 1998 

10 78

March of Dimes - Gala committee releases, health statistics, minutes, mailing lists, financial information, timetable, 1997 - 1998 

10 79

March of Dimes - Flyers, correspondence, A.I.R. awards booklets, Annual Gala Committee 1997, Gala Guild Committee, Navy Pier Fact Sheet, photographs, 1996 - 1997 

11 80

March of Dimes - Flyers, tickets, A.I.R. awards - booklets, Marching On! , Fall 1998, brochures, Gourmet Gala, 1998 - 2000 

11 81

International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair - Press releases, photographs, 1976 

11 82

International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair - Photographs, 1976 

11 83

International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair - Photographs, 1976 

11 84

International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair - Photographs, 1976 

11 85

International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair - Press releases, photographs, 1976 

11 86

International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair - Press releases, photographs, 1976 

11 87

International Woodworking Machinery and Supply Fair - Press releases, photographs, 1976 

12 88

International Woodworking Machinery and Supply Fair - Press releases, photographs, 1978 

12 89

International Woodworking Machinery and Supply Fair - Photographs, 1978 

12 90

International Woodworking Machinery and Supply Fair - Photographs, 1978 

12 91

International Woodworking Machinery and Furniture Supply Fair - Press releases, photographs. 1980 

12 92

Flexsteel Industries Inc. - Press releases, newspaper clippings, 1974 - 1978 

12 93

Flexsteel Industries Inc. - Annual report, 1978 - 1979 

12 94

Color Harmony Guide III Training Clinic, 1973. 

12 95

Issues of Merchandising is Important to Your Business, 1974 - 1975 

13 96

Sears: Decorating Elements manual, undated 

13 97

Sears "Room for Improvement" proof sheets, notes, undated 

13 98

Sears " Room for Improvement" proof sheets, notes, undated 

13 99

Sears - Contents of promotional binder, " Self-Confidence", 1968 

13 100

Flexsteel Industries Inc. - Press releases, photographs, 1971 - 1976 

13 101

Flexsteel Industries, Inc. - Press releases, photographs, 1973 - 1976 

13 102

Flexsteel Industries, Inc. - Press releases, photographs, 1973 - 1976 

13 103

Flexsteel Industries Inc. - Press releases, photographs, 1976 

14 104

Flexsteel Industries Inc. - Press releases, photographs, 1976 

14 105

Flexsteel Industries Inc. - Press releases, photographs, 1976 

14 106

Midcon Board of Directors minutes, 1984 - 1986 

14 107

Midcon Board of Directors minutes, 1985 

14 108

Review Board Packet for Pat Derus, 30 March 1988 

14 109

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - Clippings, press releases, 1989 - 1991 

14 110

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - Biographies, photographs,, undated 

14 111

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - Press releases, client list, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, 1991 

14 112

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - Press releases, projects, clippings,, 1988-1990 

14 113

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - House plans, contracts, newspaper clipping, news releases, client action reports, undated 

15 114

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - Reports, correspondence, projects, clippings, 1990 - 1993 

15 115

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - Reports, correspondence, projects, clippings, 1990 - 1991 

15 116

Olafsen - Schreiber Design Consultants - Reports, correspondence, projects, clippings, 1990 - 1991 

15 117

Association Forum, 1998 

15 118

American Cancer Society - Press releases, correspondence, news clippings, invitation cards, house plans, 1987 - 1993 

15 119

American Cancer Society - Photographs, news releases, undated 

15 120

American Cancer Society - Contact sheets, photographs, news clippings, flyers, releases, 1989 

15 121

American Cancer Society - Transparences of chair designs, undated 

15 122

Slides, ca. 1981 - 1994? 

16 123

Sherwin-Willliams Co. Filmstrip "Classic Antiquing", undated 

Miscellaneous Material 124

Sherwin-Williams Co. Filmstrip "Heritage Colors for Exteriors", undated 

Miscellaneous Material 125

Sherwin-Williams Co. Filmstrip " Pattern Power with Wallcoverings", undated 

Miscellaneous Material 126

Sherwin-Williams Co. Filmstrip " Floorcoverings Forum", undated 

Miscellaneous Material 127

Return to Table of Contents »