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Cecilia Hennel Hendricks (March 2, 1883-July 15, 1969) was a faculty member at Indiana University Bloomington, Wyoming homesteader, and ran for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Wyoming in 1926.
1 Personal Life
Personal Life On December 30, 1913, Cecilia married bee farmer John Hendricks and moved to Powell, Wyoming. Their courtship began as an epistolary relationship (pen pals) and their wedding was only the fourth time they had ever seen each other in person. Her detailed letters to her family were published in a 1986 collection entitled Letters from Honeyhill. Politics In 1926, Hendricks ran as the democratic candidate for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Wyoming. The same year, she campaigned for the re-election of Nellie Tayloe Ross, the first woman to be sworn in as governor of a U.S. state in 1924. Both Hendricks and Ross lost the elections and Hendricks returned to Indiana in 1931. Academia Cecilia Hennel Hendricks received her BA and MA in English from Indiana University in 1907 and 1908, respectively. She then served as a faculty member in the English department from 1908 to 1913, and later from 1930 to 1953. Her research interests included writing instruction, public education reform, and homesteading. She subsequently held the position of John Hay Whitney Professor at Coe College, and received career awards from IU and from the journalism association then known as Theta Sigma Phi. References
^ a b “Cecilia Hennel Hendricks family papers, 1843-1971, bulk 1896-1970”. Archives Online at Indiana University. Indiana University Libraries. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
^ a b Barbour, Andrea. “Cecilia Hennel Hendricks and the First Woman Governor”. Indiana University Archives blog. Indiana University. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
^ Wahl, Cecelia Hendricks (1986). Letters from Honeyhill: A Woman’s View of Homesteading, 1914-1922. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company. pp. 1–11.
^ Joyce G. Williams, Letters from Honeyhill: A Woman’s View of Homesteading, 1914–1931 (review), Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 84, No. 3, September 1988.
^ Hendricks, Cecilia Hennel, 1883-1969, Social Networks and Archival Context Project, Univer