Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Helen Delich Bentley (1923-2016)
MSA SC 3520-1969

Sources:


Newspaper Sources:

"Helen Delich Bentley."  In Women in Congress, 1917-1990. Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991.

Langfitt, Frank. “Honors for Bentley Stalled; Remembrance: Admirers of Former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley Tried to Name the Baltimore Beltway after Her. But She Hardly Qualifies—She’s Still Alive.:.” The Sun, 27 September 1996

Shelton, Elizabeth. “Helen Bentley, Arctic-Bound with Appointment: Arctic-Bound Appointee.” The Washington Post, 12 August 1969

Simon, Roger. “Bentley’s Three “Negatives” are Schaefer, Serbia, age.” The Sun, 10 November 1993

"Maryland's Top 100 Women." The Daily Record (2002) 22, 26-27.

"Bentley says she will run for Congress." The Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2002.

"Bentley off and running for House again." The Baltimore Sun, 22 May 2002.

"Bentley Gets Back Into Politics, Announces Run for U.S. House." The Washington Post, 22 May 2002.

"For Bentley, her age doesn't slow the pace." The Baltimore Sun, 20 October 2002.

"Ruppersberger widens lead over Bentley." The Baltimore Sun, 31 October 2002.

"Ruppersberger beats Bentley; Morella falls to Van Hollen." The Baltimore Sun, 6 November 2002.

"The fabric of her life." The Baltimore Sun, 30 October 2004.

"Metro in Brief." The Washington Post, 5 March 2005.

"Make the Port Independent, Bentley Urges." The Baltimore Sun, 10 March 2005.

"Awards." The Baltimore Sun, 1 April 2006.

“Business.” The Baltimore Sun, 1 April 1 2006

Cohn, Meredith. “Port “Godmother” Honored; Maryland Salutes Helen Delich Bentley, Longtime Champion of Baltimore’s Maritime Industry.” The Baltimore Sun, 2 June 2006

"Port 'godmother' honored." The Baltimore Sun, 2 June 2006.

"Name Dropping." The Baltimore Sun, 5 June 2006.

"Bentley's Antiques Shop Shuts Its Doors." The Baltimore Sun, 25 March 2007.

"Md. GOP Applauds Pick." The Baltimore Sun, 30 August 2008. 

Helen Delich Bentley. "A Reporter Makes the News." The Baltimore Sun, 13 May 2012.

"The Interview: Helen Delich Bentley." The Baltimore Sun, 27 May 2012.

"Helen Delich Bentley, congresswoman who was a staunch advocate of the port of Baltimore, dies." The Baltimore Sun, 6 August 2016.

"Helen Delich Bentley, journalist-turned-politician who promoted Baltimore port, dies at 92." The Washington Post, 6 August 2016.


Web Sources:

"Bentley, Helen Delich." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774-Present.
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000392.

“Bentley, Helen Delich.” History, Art & Archives: United States House of Representatives. Accessed June 20, 2013. http://history.house.gov/People/Detail/9284?ret=True

“Helen Bentley & Associates.” Lutherville-Timonium Patch.  Last modified 2013. http://timonium.patch.com/listings/helen-bentley-associates

Maryland Manual 1994-95.  "United States House of Representatives:  2nd Congressional District:  Helen Delich Bentley."
http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000186/html/am186--794.html.

Speaker's Medallion.
http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc5200/sc5296/html/awards.htm.

“The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley.” Helen Bentley &Associates, Inc.: opens doors. Accessed on June 20, 2013. http://helendelichbentley.com/bentley-bio/


Books:

Eisenberg, Gerson G. "Helen Delich Bentley." Marylanders Who Served the Nation: A Biographical Dictionary of Federal Officials From Maryland. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1992.

Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives. "Helen Delich Bentley." Women in Congress, 1917-1990. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1991.

Stegman, Carolyn B. Women of Achievement in Maryland History. University Park, MD: Women of Achievement, Inc., 2002. 


Other Sources:

Cummings, Elijah E. Letter to Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. October 22, 2012. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame nomination packet from the Maryland Commission for Women.

First Citizen Award, 2013.

Lawlah, Glorgia G. Letter to the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. 2012. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame nomination packet from the Maryland Commission for Women.

Mikulski, Barbara A. Letter to the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. October 24, 2012. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame nomination packet from the Maryland Commission for Women.

White James J. Letter to the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. October 23, 2012. Maryland Women's Hall of Fame nomination packet from the Maryland Commission for Women. 

Link pertaining to the Maritime Security Program: http://www.marad.dot.gov/ships_shipping_landing_page/national_security/maritime_security_program/maritime_security_program.htm).

Video of Ms. Bentley discussing the Port of Baltimore: Available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y-a8cfvDbQ 

Video of an interview with Ms. Bentley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urd7N-68m5c

Video preview of Helen Bentle's TV Show, "The Port That Built a City." Available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYhbEnO7utg.

Video of the Port of Baltimore 300th Anniversary ceremony. Available on YouTube:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY7LIDnWLfE

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