Mina Sennott Papers

Accession Number:  MA 99:13
Location:  Compton
Dates:  1956-1960
Size:  1 box
Creator/Collector:  Collected by Mina Sennott
Acquisition info:  Donated by Mina Sennott and accessioned on March 5, 1999.
Accruals:  Further accruals are possible, but not expected.
Custodial history:  The collection was assembled over time by Mina Sennott.
Language:  English
Processed by:  Kristina Impastato, August 2016
Conservation notes: All items placed into acid-free folders within archival boxes. Metal fasteners have been removed and replaced with vinyl-coated clips.
Scope and Content: Mina Eleanor Sennott (1917-2012) was born in Danville, IL, and spent her childhood in Waterloo, IL. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism in 1938.
During the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Sennott was one of the pioneer women in employee and business communications in St. Louis. She was president of the Industrial Press Association of Greater St. Louis and vice-president of the International Council of the Industrial Editors. Sennott also served as the president of the professional organization for women in journalism, Theta Sigma Phi (later known as Women in Communications, Inc.). Sennott worked for Bemis Brothers Bag Company of St. Louis as the editor and writer of the employee publication, Bemistory. After leaving Bemis Corporation, she ran her own editorial service. During her career she received the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge award in 1956, and was the first woman to receive the Missouri Industrial Editors Annual Communications award in May 1960.
The Mina Sennott Papers is a collection of professional materials containing publications and awards related to her career as an editor and writer in St. Louis. The dated material covers the years 1956-1960. The collection is organized into two subseries: publications and awards.
Arrangement:  Collection organized by series and then alphabetical by subject.
Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Permission required to reproduce images.
Remarks: Jean Gosebrink accession number Ge-357
The bound volume of 12 issues of Bemistory for 1960 contains articles written by Mina Sennott, relative to the seminar and her trip to India.
For more information on additional issues of Bemistory see the Bemis Company Records 1904-1994 (http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/ark:/80444/xv74226#historicalID). These records are held at the Sophie Frye Bass Library at the Museum of History & Industry in Seattle, WA.

Mina Sennott Papers
1 slim letter Hollinger; 0.20 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
 1/2  Biographical sketch
 1/3  Series I: Publications
 Convention report, A Report on the Second Convention and First Seminar
 1/4  Organised by the Indian Association of Industrial Editors publication, Bemistory, Vol 19, Dec. 1959 – Dec. 1960
 1/-  Series 2: Awards  
medallion and stand, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, “Honoring Mina Sennott Editor Bemistory 1956”
 1/-  plaque, Missouri Communications Award, Annual Communications Award 1960