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Lea Heine papers

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Papers of Lea Heine, a resident of Madison, Wisconsin, who served as a VISTA volunteer teacher in Lancaster, South Carolina. The core of the collection is a tape-recorded autobiography which contains information on her youth in post-World War I Germany and later life in Madison during the Depression, as well as her experiences as a VISTA volunteer. References to her volunteer activities are bolstered by diaries; students' work; printed copies of Me, a booklet she prepared utilizing a pupil's drawings which was used by VISTA as a recruiting tool; drafts of unpublished writings; a tape recording of an interview on the Today program about Me; and an additional tape recording and a home movie she made in Lancaster.

[...] Besides the autobiography and interview, the tapes contain her interview on the Today show and her later reflections on that appearance, an interview on Norma Simpson's WHA radio program Accent on Living, and "talks with young people on a street corner in Jacob's Hollow [Lancaster]."

Date(s): 1966-1979

Existing IDs: Mss 484; Tape 620A; EA 001

Extent: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box), 14 tape recordings, and 1 film

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Lea Heine

Rights (Extant): Lea Heine retains all literary rights. No quotation or reproduction from the tape recordings is permitted without her written permission.


African Americans--Education--South Carolina
Segregation in education--South Carolina--Lancaster
Volunteers in Service to America
Women civil rights workers


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