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Dick Heller, Jr., Indiana Democratic Editors Association collection

Identifier: L457

Scope and Contents

This collection includes publications on the history of the Indiana Democratic Editors Association, correspondence, convention records, and newspaper clippings from Dick Heller, Jr. in Indiana ranging from 1881 to 1986 regarding Indiana Democratic Editors Association, its publications, elections, newspapers, and activities of the Democratic Party.


  • 1881-1986


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.

Historical Note

The Indiana Democratic Editors Association (IDEA) was founded in 1881. Dick Heller, Jr.(born in 1929) was the editor of the Decatur Daily Democrat and an active member of the association. He was the treasurer in 1962, secretary in 1963, vice-president in 1964, and the president in 1965. Heller was also appointed to be in charge of writing about the Association's history since he was working towards a Masters in History at Ball State University in 1959. Heller died in 2010 in Weslaco, Texas.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/11/02 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/02 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid updated 2016/11/14 by Lauren Patton.
Dick Heller, Jr., Indiana Democratic Editors Association 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.