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Fannie Heck was the first president of the Woman's Missionary Union of North Carolina (1886-1915), and the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention Woman's Missionary Union (1895-1899, 1906-1915). She was one of the founders of the Carver School of Mission and Social Work, Louisville, Kentucky; an author; and editor of Missionary Talk.

Her papers include biographical information; correspondence with North Carolina and Southern Baptist W.M.U. leaders and others; newspaper and magazine articles relating to her North Carolina and Southern Baptist Convention activities; photographs; addresses, talks, and writings, including notebooks of poems; a scrapbook of printed pamphlets by Heck and others; and miscellaneous books.

Biographical and Historical Note

Fannie Heck was the first president of the Woman's Missionary Union of North Carolina (1886-1915), and the first president of the Southern Baptist Convention  Woman's Missionary Union (1895-1899, 1906-1915). She was one of the founders of the  Carver School of Mission and Social Work, Louisville, Kentucky; an author; and the editor of  Missionary Talk.

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Collection Overview

Her papers include biographical information; correspondence with North Carolina and Southern Baptist W.M.U. leaders and others; newspaper and magazine articles relating to her North Carolina and Southern Baptist Convention activities; photographs; addresses, talks, and writings including notebooks of poems; a scrapbook of printed pamphlets by Heck and others; and miscellaneous books.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical File
    • Biographical Data, ([n.d.].) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Heck, Susie McGee (Smith), (sister). Fannie E.S. Heck: A Portrait, (1924.) / Box 1 Folder 2
    • Lineage. Sketch of. (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 3
    • Obituary, (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 4
    • Rogers, Lou, "Fannie E.S. Heck: A Woman of Deep Conviction,"  We The People, Vol. 2, No. 2, (June 1944.) / Box 1 Folder 5
  • Correspondence
    • A-B, (1914-1924, [n.d.].) / Box 1 Folder 6
    • Ammen, J.M. (Mrs. Charles), (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Barrus, Blanche, (1914-1916.) / Box 1 Folder 8
    • C, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Craig Locke, (1913.) / Box 1 Folder 10
    • Crittenden, Ethel Taylor, (1881-1983), (1915-1939.) / Box 1 Folder 11
    • D, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 12
    • Dargan, Edwin Charles, (1852-1930), (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 13
    • E-F, (1914-1915, [n.d.].) / Box 1 Folder 14
    • Frost, James Marion, (1848-1916), (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 15
    • G, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 16
    • H, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 17
    • Heck, Jonathan McGee (father) and Mattie Callendine (mother), (1878-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 18
    • Heck, Susie McGee (sister). / Box 1 Folder 19
    • J, (1915-1939.) / Box 1 Folder 20
    • Jones, Sallie Bailey (Mrs. W.N.), (1868-1943), (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 21
    • L, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 22
    • Lowndes, Elizabeth Chase Chapman, (1858-1936), (1913-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 23
    • M, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 24
    • Mallory, Kathleen Moore, (1879-1954), (1914-1917.) / Box 1 Folder 25
    • Matthews, Helen, (1913.) / Box 1 Folder 26
    • Mc, (1913-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 27
    • McLure, Maud Reynolds, (1863-1938), (1914-1918.) / Box 1 Folder 28
    • Morgan, Wallie M., (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 29
    • N, (1914-1916.) / Box 1 Folder 30
    • Nimmo, Elizabeth Brower (Mrs. W.R.), (1910-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 31
    • O-P, (1913-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 32
    • R, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 33
    • Robertson, Archibald Thomas, (1863-1934), (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 34
    • S, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 35
    • Shankland, S.E.S., (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 36
    • Smith, Alphonso C, (1912-1914.) / Box 1 Folder 37
    • T, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 38
    • Taylor, Charles Elisha, (1842-1916), (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 39
    • Tyler, Bancroft Susan, (1913-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 40
    • Tyree, William Cornelius, (1860-1928), (1915.) / Box 1 Folder 41
    • W, (1914-1915.) / Box 1 Folder 42
    • Unidentified, ([n.d.].) / Box 1 Folder 43
    • Last letter written by Heck to the WMU group. / Box 1 Folder 43a (Hung in the WMU offices before becoming part of the collection.)
  • Legal Documents
    • Appointment as delegate to the Southern Sociological Congress, Atlanta, Georgia, (April 25-29, 1913.) / Box 1 Folder 44
    • Custom Declaration, Yangchow, China, (February 24, 1915.) / Box 1 Folder 45
  • Writings and Speeches
    • Addresses and Talks
      • Address Before the Woman's Missionary Union of North Carolina at Wilmington, Biblical Recorder,  (March 29, 1911.) / Box 1 Folder 46
      • Closing Words of the Message From Her Sick Room To The Union In Annual Session, (May, 1915.) / Box 1 Folder 47
      • Divine Side of Missions (Outline), Gastonia, (1908.) / Box 1 Folder 48
      • Giving, Raleigh, (1910.) / Box 1 Folder 49
      • [How] Others Think of Us, ([n.d.].) / Box 1 Folder 50
      • I Seek Not Yours But You, ([n.d.].) / Box 1 Folder 51
      • Message To The Woman's Missionary Union, Hygeia Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, (April 20, 1915.) / Box 1 Folder 52
      • Missions, Richmond, Virginia, (January, 1910.) / Box 1 Folder 53
      • Notes On Interdominational Woman's Mission Work, Grove Avenue Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, (1910.) / Box 1 Folder 54
      • Series of Four Talks On Harmony, Joy, Beauty, and Power given at Baptist W.M.U.Training School, Louisville, KY., (May 24-27, 1912.) / Box 2 Folder 55
    • Other Literary Productions
      • Altar Fires, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 56
      • Answered Prayers To A Million Southern Baptist Women, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 57
      • Article [untitled], ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 58
      • Baptist Female University: Women's Building Fund, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 59
      • Celestial Telegraphy, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 60
      • Centennial Work and Plans for the Woman's and Children's Missionary Societies, ([1891]?) / Box 2 Folder 61
      • Cheerful Adventures in Counterpane Land, (November 24 1914.) / Box 2 Folder 62
      • Entrusted Letter, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 63
      • A Great Event, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 64
      • Invalid's Year, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 65
      • A Lesser Saint, (May 21, 1915.) / Box 2 Folder 66
      • Ministry of Suffering, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 67
      • Misunderstood, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 68
      • My Pleasure Book, (1914-1915.) / Box 2 Folder 69
      • A New Year's Message, Royal Service,  (January 1915.) / Box 2 Folder 70
      • Other Poems, (1914-1915.) / Box 2 Folder 71
      • Pageant of the Golden Rule, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 72
      • Rainbow Side, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 73
      • Sun of My Soul, My Saviour Dear, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 74
      • Trust of Pain, (1915.) / Box 2 Folder 75
    • Other Authors
      • Livermore, Mary, "Two Queens,"  Biblical Recorder,  (1915) / Box 2 Folder 76
      • Poems, (1909, [n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 77
      • Robinson, Miriam J., A Woman of Character, (1976.) / Box 2 Folder 78
      • Review of Everyday Gladness by Fannie E.S.Heck, (1915.) / Box 2 Folder 79
  • Publications and Ephemera
    • Armenian Proverbs and Sayings, (translated into English by Richard G. Bayan, Venice: Academy of S. Lazarus, (1897.) / Box 2 Folder 80
    • Jubilee of Women's Foreign Missionary Societies, Bulletin, (1860-1910.) / Box 2 Folder 81
    • Missionary Talk, (Fannie E.S.Heck, editor), (1887 1893.) / Box 2 Folder 82
    • Morgantown Baptist Church, West Virginia, Program, (February 28, 1932.) / Box 2 Folder 83
    • Pamphlets by Fannie E.S.Heck / Box 2 Folder 84
      • Things That Remain, Foreign Missionary Board, Southern Baptist Convention Richmond, Virginia, ([n.d.].)
      • A Year's Obedience, Foreign Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention Richmond, Virginia, (1903-1904.)
    • Pamphlets, Other, (1910-1911, [n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 85
    • Pennsylvania Association News, (August 1909.) / Box 2 Folder 86
    • Royall Service (Fannie E.S.Heck on the cover), (1915-1916.) / Box 2 Folder 87
    • Woman's Club of Raleigh, Third Annual Program, Yearbook. (1906-1907,) / Box 2 Folder 88
    • Woman's Missionary Union (Alabama), Program, (1915.) / Box 2 Folder 89
    • Woman's Missionary Union (Arkansas), Minutes, (1914.) / Box 2 Folder 90
    • Woman's Missionary Union (Southern Baptist Convention)
      • President's Badge, (1915.) / Box 2 Folder 91
      • Program and Report, (1913.) / Box 2 Folder 92
    • Women's and Children's Missionary Societies of the Baptist Churches of North Carolina, Calendar, (1903.) / Box 2 Folder 93
    • Working Woman's Home Association, Annual Report 29th, Montgomery, Alabama, (1910.) / Box 2 Folder 94
  • Pictorial Materials
    • Heck, Fannie E.S. with and without hat
      • Negatives (2). / Box 2 Folder 95
      • Positives (6). / Box 2 Folder 96
  • Personal Memorabilia
    • Nachoochee Camp Fire Girls, Goodwill Center, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 97
    • Young Women In American Cities, ([n.d.].) / Box 2 Folder 98
    • Pamphlets and Clippings, (1904-1916.) / Box 2 Folder 99
    • Sunrise, (November 28, 1914.) / Box 2 Folder 100

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Heck, Fannie E. S. (Fannie Exile Scudder), 1862-1915
Title
Fannie Exile Scudder Heck Papers,
ID
MS53
Date [inclusive]
1903-1915
Extent
1.0 linear feet Two letter boxes
General Physical Description note
6 2

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Acquisitions Information
Gifts from Mrs. J.D. Boushall [sister], Raleigh, North Carolina, Oct. 7, 1939; and Eden Baptist Church, 1990. MS0053. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard. Encoded by Apex, December, 2004. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO
Preferred Citation
MS53, Fannie Exile Scudder Heck Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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Woman's Missionary Union of North Carolina Records, 1874-2003 (MS571)

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