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Willard Heiss Collection

Identifier: FMS-33

Scope and Contents

The Heiss Collection consists of extensive files on Quaker history and genealogy, as well as correspondence, photos, personal artifacts, and documents reflecting the lives of Quakers, especially in the Midwest and South. Photos include family, as well as landscapes. Correpsondence ranges from book companies, to family, to genealogical.


  • 1700-1986

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

Willard C. Heiss (1921-1988) was theĀ  Indianapolis city archivist, and a well-known Quaker genealogist, collector, and publisher of Quaker materials. Heiss documented the Quaker genealogy of Indiana in his collection "Abstracts of the Society of Friends in Indiana."

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82 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository