Helen Forbes Ross papers

Helen Forbes Ross papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Ross, Helen Forbes, 1883-1966
Title: Helen Forbes Ross papers
Dates: 1908-1967
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (253 items in 2 document boxes, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms640

Biographical/Historical Note

Helen Forbes Ross (1883-1966), stage actress, daughter of Walter Tillou Forbes I, born in Atlanta, Georgia. Married Wisconsin University professor of sociology, Dr. E.A. Ross. After career in theater, she worked to raise money for worthy causes.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Helen Forbes Ross from 1908-1966. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs mainly pertaining to Ross' theatrical career. Also includes some material relating to her charitable work, most notably the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Actresses--United States.
Temperance--United States--Societies, etc.
Theater--United States.
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Women social reformers--United States.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Helen Forbes Ross papers, ms640, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Walter T. Forbes Y Camp papers, ms39.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogy, Forbes & Tillou families
2Forbes, W. T., I-re:
3Cotton Processing
4Fire Engine
5Leather Tanning Process
6Leather Tanning Process
7Ramie, re:
8Ramie, patent
9Ramie, sample & letters
10Ramie - Samples
21Walter Tillou Forbes, II, Letters
2Walter Tillou Forbes, III, Letters
4Printed material
5Helen Forbes Division Re: Marriage to Dr. E. A. Ross
6Helen Forbes Division Clippings, Career
7Lester Forbes Re:
8Walter Tillou Forbes III and Family, re:
9Helen Forbes Division Re: Chef Carson Gulley
10Helen Forbes Division Re: WCTU Work
11Helen Forbes Division Correspondence
12Helen Forbes Division Re: Death
13Helen Forbes Division Miscellaneous
14Helen Forbes Division Fan
31Photo: Bering Sea Commissioners
2Photo: Cannon, Mrs. John
3Photo: Edison, Mrs. Thomas A. with Dr. Kellogg
4Photo: Forbes, Elizabeth Tillou
5Photo: Forbes, Gilbert
6Photo: Forbes, Lucy
7Photo: Forbes, Nell
8Photo: Forbes, Walter T., I
9Photo: Forbes, Walter T.
10Photo: Forbes, Mrs. Walter T.
11Forbes Family (Group picture)
12Photo: Mahatma Gandhi
13Photo: Gulley, Carson & Beatrice
14Photo: Home in Wisconsin
15Photo: Jordan, David Starr
16Photo: Ross, Helen Forbes (alone)
17Photo: Helen alone & with others
18Photo: Helen with others
19Photo: Ross, Edward A.
20Photo: Tillou, William Graham
21Photo: Watterson, Henry
22Photo: Unidentified
23Photo: Negatives