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Guide to the Connie Heckert papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1989-1995
Creator: Heckert, Connie (1948-)
Extent: 8.00 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0422
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Author and English instructor at St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has not been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 614) were donated by Connie Heckert in 1999.

Preferred Citation: Connie Heckert papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason

Connie Kaye Delp Heckert, author and educator, was born November 2, 1948 in Jefferson, Iowa. Her father Leland Delp worked as a blacksmith, and her mother LaVone Delp was a homemaker. Connie Delp married John W. Heckert on June 20, 1970 and the couple raised a daughter Stephanie. Heckert worked as a medical records librarian for Iowa State University Veterinary Clinics until 1972 and then became a freelance writer. She received her B.A. from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1976 and her M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1984. In 1985, Heckert taught English at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois. She continued as an adjunct assistant professor of English at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport from 1985-1993. Heckert has published a number of books, including Dribbles, a children's story about the death of a cat, and To Keera with Love: Abortion, Adoption, or Keeping the Baby, a story of a teen mother who gave her daughter up for adoption. Heckert also participated in organizations of writers, including the National League of American Pen Women and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She acted as a keynote speaker and teacher at a variety of conferences and workshops.

The Connie Heckert papers date from 1989 to 1995 and measure 8 linear inches. The papers consist of materials that Heckert used for teaching college level English at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. A children's book entitled Miss Rochelle and the Lost Bell and Heckert's reference files regarding prospective publishers complete the collection.  Several books and a thesis by Heckert are available in the Special Collections Department of the University of Iowa Libraries.
National League of American Pen Women, Quad Cities Branch (IWA): Heckert was a member of this organization.

Browse by Series:
Series 2: ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (Davenport, Iowa)

  • Box 1:
  • General - 2000-2001
  • Series 2: ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY (Davenport, Iowa)
  • Box 1:
  • Creative writing binder - 1989
  • Creative writing folder - 1989
  • Introduction to Literature (folder 1) - 1990
  • Introduction to Literature (folder 2) - 1990
  • Written communications binder - 1991
  • Written communications folder - 1991
  • Series 3: PUBLICATIONS
  • Box 2:
  • Publisher reference files (folder 1) - 1994-1995
  • Publisher reference files (folder 2) - 1994-1995
  • "Miss Rochelle and the Lost Bell," by Connie Heckert - 1984