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Scott DeKins Papers (WUA00052)


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Title: Scott DeKins Papers (WUA00052), 1903-1953Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/06/wua00052

Primary Creator: DeKins, Scott

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains a variety of items relating to Scott R. DeKins and his interests.  Included are scrapbooks, Chamber of Commerce files, material relating to the Civic League of St. Louis, and photographs.  The material is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Collection Historical Note

Scott R. DeKins was born in Bloomington, Illinois. He attended public schools in St. Louis and the Benton College of Law. He first attracted attention in 1914 when, as Assistant Secretary of the Civic League, he arranged, in conjunction with the late Senator Seldon P. Spencer, the largest meeting of new citizens ever held in St. Louis, attended by over ten thousand newly naturalized citizens. He resigned as Assistant Secretary of the Civic League in 1916 and entered private law practice.

Beginning in 1917, DeKins held a number of positions with the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. In 1929 he was elected Secretary. In 1948 he was named Vice President. On his retirement in 1954 he held the position of Executive Vice President. He held a number of other civic and business posts, including: Co-founder of the American Retailers Association (1923), Secretary of the Social Planning Council  (now the Health and Welfare Council) (1924), Director, St. Louis Citizens Committee on Relief and Unemployment (1930),  and Director, Citizens' War Time Fuel Committee (1940s).

In 1956, DeKins became Vice Chairman of the Governmental Research Institute of St. Louis and during that same year, Counsel for the law firm of Lashly and Neun.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to University Archives by Mrs. Scott R. DeKins in July 1970.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in January 2006.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012.

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Folder 1: Scrapbook - Scott R. DeKins, 1918-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Scrapbook - Scott R. DeKins, Printing Samples, 1914-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrapbook - Scott R. DeKins, 1926-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Scrapbook - Scott R. DeKins, 1949-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photo - Missouri State Conference for Social Welfare, Sedalia, MO, November 1920Add to your cart.

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