Cejnar Family Papers
2 mss. boxes

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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, April 2007

Biographical Note:

John A. Cejnar was born in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia on July 23, 1895. He was the Indianapolis bureau chief of the International News Service; public relation officer with the American Legion and editor of the Indiana Legionnaire. He died in February 28, 1975 in San Jose, California.

Esther Cejnar was born in Colorado on February 25, 1897. She worked as a business office secretary and was active in many Indianapolis organizations. She died in March 12, 1970 in San Jose, California.

Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 16 Jan. 2006. <http://www.ancestrylibrary.com>

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains John Cejnarís correspondence, notes and news stories, including information on John Dillinger and Indiana inventors. Also included are papers of Esther Cejnar relating to her work with the American Association of University Women, the Indianapolis Council of Social Agencies, the League of Women Voters, and the Red Cross.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Papers, 1917-1962

1.	John Cejnar Papers, 1917-1932
2.	John Cejnar Papers, 1933-1940
3.	John Cejnar Papers, 1941-1962 and undated
4.	American Association of University Women Papers, 1931-1937
5.	Esther Cejnar Papers, 1938-1942
6.	Esther Cejnar Papers, 1943-1947
7.	Articles by John Cejnar, Undated
8.	Articles on the automatic head switch, undated
9.	Papers on the Council of Social Agencies of Indianapolis, 1941-1945 
10.	Papers on Ernest Patrick and the tubeless radio, undated
11.	Papers on Dr. Richard Millarís ear camera, c.1931
12.	Papers on G.E. Luceís automatic door knob light, c. 1931
13.	Photographs of G.E. Luceís automatic door knob light, c. 1931
14.	Photographs, undated
15.	Newspaper clippings, undated
16.	Papers on William Greenburgís automatic call indicator, undated 
17.	Papers on the auto safety switch
18.	Papers on the Jeffersonville Marriage Parlor

Box 2.  Papers on John Dillinger, 1934-1936

1.	Papers on John Dillinger, 1934-1936 and undated
2.	Draft of Dillingerís Life by John Cejnar, undated
3.	Steno record of interview with John Dillinger, Sr., undated 
4.	Interview with John Dillinger, Sr., undated
5.	Newspaper clippings on John Dillinger, undated
6.	Dillingerís Life as written by John Cejnar with forward by John Dillinger, Sr. ,  undated
7.	Notes on John Dillinger, undated
8.	Photographs, undated


Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

2 manuscript boxes

Collection Dates:



Esther Cejnar, 20 May 1965 and 29 August 1969

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

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