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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Access:
Publication Rights:
Biographical Note
Scope and Content
Acquisition Information
Container List
Personal
Education
Activities
General Correspondence
News Clippings
Kieslich Construction Co.
Law Firm
State Senate
Campaign for Governor
Speeches and Essays
Printed Material, General
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous Oversize
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Alfred H. Heininger Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Heininger, Alfred Harris, 1887-1970
Title
Alfred H. Heininger Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1887-1970
Quantity
5 Boxes
Shelf location
Library Research Annex.
Language
English
Abstract
Alfred Heininger's Papers consist of correspondence, news clippings, speeches, printed material and business records.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] A Guide to The Alfred H. Heininger Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information

Mrs. A. H. Heininger, Fall 1971, S.Nostrand

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Biographical Note

Alfred Harris Heininger (1887-1970) a prominent lawyer and businessman was also known as "the father of Vermont's State Social Welfare System." As a Democrat from Chittenden County he served as a State Senator from 1935 to 1941. He ran for govenor in 1936 and lost the race to George D. Aiken.

Heininger attended Burlington schools, the University of Vermont (1908) and Northeastern Law School (1915). He helped organize and became a partner in the Kieslich Construction Company, whose projects included the original DeGoesbriand Hospital building, Burlington school facilities, the UVM baseball and football grandstands and the first Burlington airport administrative building.

His many activities included memberships on the Rutland Railroad Crisis Committee, a successful effort to save the failing company, and the St. Lawrence Seaway Board, for increased power to Vermont. He was very involved with Vermont's Social Welfare System and from 1935 to 1959, he was Old Age Assistance Commissioner. Heininger was active in Burlington City affairs and was a charter member of the Burlington Boys Club and the community center. He participated in many other clubs and organizations.

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Scope and Content

Alfred Heininger's Papers consist of correspondence, news clippings, speeches, printed material and business records. Some of the more important subjects include: the Champlain Valley Council (1928-1948), Burlington Lion's Club (1933-1966), America First Committee (1941), and the Green Mountain Parkway (1937-1939), as well as the activities mentioned in the biographical statement. The subject arrangement follows Heininger's career. A list of notable correspondents follows the shelf list.

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