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Cejnar family collection

Identifier: L029

Scope and Contents

This collection contains John Cejnar’s correspondence, notes and news stories, including information on John Dillinger and Indiana inventors. Also included are papers of Esther Cejnar relating to her work with the American Association of University Women, the Indianapolis Council of Social Agencies, the League of Women Voters, and the Red Cross.


  • 1917-1962


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John A. Cejnar was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia on July 23, 1895. He was the Indianapolis bureau chief of the International News Service, public relation officer with the American Legion, and editor of the Indiana Legionnaire. He died on February 28, 1975 in San Jose, California.

Esther Cejnar was born in Colorado on February 25, 1897. She worked as a business office secretary and was active in many Indianapolis organizations. She died on March 12, 1970 in San Jose, California.

Source: Accessed January 16, 2006.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box, 1 half manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Esther Cejnar during May 1965 and on 1969/08/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Barbara Hilderbrand during 2007/04. EAD finding aid revised 2024/05/15 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.