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Edward J. Hecker papers

Identifier: L065

Scope and Contents

This collection includes typed and signed and autographed and signed correspondence; campaign flyers; business and financial papers and ledgers; newspaper clippings; delegate badges; and autographed and typed writings from Edward J. Hecker and others in Indianapolis, Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1892 to 1945 regarding education for people who are deaf or hearing impaired; election campaigns; work as Warren Township, Marion County, (Indiana) Trustee, local Republican Party politics, family matters, and the Irvington Republican Club.


  • 1892-1945; undated


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

Edward J. Hecker was a teacher at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis from 1888 to 1905. He married Hanna L. Humann in 1889 and they had four children. He also worked as a printer and part owner of Hecker Brothers Printing in Irvington, Indiana. He wrote a column of wit and verses for the Indianapolis News. He was active in Marion County Republican Party politics and was a founding member and officer of the Irvington Republican Club. He was appointed to the Advisory Board by the Mayor of Indianapolis in 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Indiana General Assembly in 1912 and 1916. He served as Warren Township, Marion County, Trustee from 1918 to 1926. He was the Indiana Deputy Secretary of State in 1925, 1927, and 1929. He ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Congress in 1934.

Source: Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 12 Feb. 2007.


1 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

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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 Mrs. Gertrude Winders, 1955/04 and 1961/05/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2007/02 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid revised 2015/11/06 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2016/01/22 by Edythe Huffman
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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