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Herbert Heller collection

Identifier: L220

Scope and Contents

This collection contains several church, Sunday school, and circuit histories compiled by Herbert Heller from across Indiana.


  • circa 1940-1983


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

Herbert L. Heller (1908-1983) was a native of New Castle, Indiana. His family led in establishing New Castle as a rose growing center, and specialized in developing the American Beauty rose. Heller graduated from Indiana University in 1931. He earned advanced degrees at Ball State and Indiana, and began a career in education by teaching American and Indiana history at New Castle High School. He soon moved to college teaching, however, serving as registrar at Hanover College until 1950, teaching education at DePauw University from 1950 to 1959, and subsequently holding various positions at Alaska Methodist University, California Western University, and Baldwin-Wallace College. Throughout his life, Heller wrote bits of the history of his native town and county, including Newspaper Readings in the History of New Castle (1941-1942), The Schools of New Castle, Indiana: A Documentary History (1970), and Historic Henry County (3 volumes, 1981-1982).


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S0630 Herbert L. Heller collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/06/09 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2015/06/09 by Brent Abercrombie.
Herbert Heller collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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