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Henry W. Moesch photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP083
Identifier: SP083

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from circa 1931 to circa 1953 regarding Heine Moesch and his work at the Indiana Department of Conservation, the antecedent of the DNR.

There is also a photograph given to Moesch of Governor George N. Craig and John Doxie Moore, direcotr of the Department of Conservation, circa 1953-1957. The two men signed the photograph with best wishes to Moesch. The image was removed from its frame for conservation concerns.

Dates

  • circa 1931-circa 1953

Creator

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

Henry "Heine" Walter Moesch, Jr. was born on April 23, 1898 to Henry W. (1868–1951) and Emma M. (Merz) Moesch (1872–1956). The son of German immigrants, Moesch grew up on the south side of Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Emmerich Manual Training High School in 1916 and attended Indiana University and the University of Chicago. In 1931, Moesch joined the Indiana Department of Conservation, where he held various positions, such as game warden, head of a fish hatchery, director of public relations and of conservation education. He married Margaret Ernst (1903–1980) in the 1930s. In 1953, he was appointed as administrative assistant to the director of the department, Doxie Moore. Moesch was involved in a number of clubs including the Indianapolis Press Club, the Athenaeum, the South Side Turners, and the Murat Shrine. Heine Moesch died on December 3, 1958 in South Bend, Indiana and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Sources:

Ancestry.com. "Henry W. Moesch." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 20, 2021. http://wwww.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Henry W. Moesch." 1910 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 20, 2021. http://wwww.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Henry W. Moesch." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 20, 2021. http://wwww.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Henry W. Moesch." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 20, 2021. http://wwww.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Henry W. Moesch." 1940 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 20, 2021. http://wwww.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Henry W. Moesch." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed October 20, 2021. http://wwww.ancestrylibrary.com.

Findagrave.com. "Henry Walter Moesch." Find A Grave Memorial. Accessed October 20, 2021. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45969262/henry-walter-moesch.

"Henry W. Moesch, Conservationist, Keenly Mourned." Culver Citizen (IN), December 10, 1958, 1, 8. Accessed October 20, 2021. ProQuest.

"Heine Moesch Steps Up." Indianapolis Star, April 3, 1953, 15. Accessed October 20, 2021. ProQuest.

"Moesch Gets Assistant Post in Conservation." Indianapolis Star, April 1, 1953, 19. Accessed October 20, 2021. ProQuest.

"This is Story for Guy Named 'Heinie,' Old Hand in Conservation Department." Indianapolis Star, July 4, 1948, 13. Accessed October 20, 2021. ProQuest.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

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

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/20 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/20 by Brittany Kropf.
Title
Henry W. Moesch photographs
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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