Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Aalbert Heine Papers

Collection Summary

Creator Aalbert Heine
Title Aalbert Heine Papers
Dates: 1950-1980
Abstract: Aalbert Heine donated a collection of documents and books that instruct the care and maintenance of paper. Literature on paper making and paper conservation is included along with the art of making paper toys and papier Mache.
Identification A1991-015
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Heine%20EAD
Quantity: 2 linear feet
Location: G-5-1, Boxes 1-4
Language: English

Historical Note

Aalbert Heine was hired as the first Corpus Christi Junior Museum Director in August of 1957. His previous position was as a curator for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Heine’s passion was natural history and his vision was of a museum where people could touch things. He accomplished that at the Corpus Christi Junior Museum and children loved to visit. A shrunken head was loaned from the Fort Worth Children's Museum for the grand opening and the head was touched by many, returning to Fort Worth after six months. Heine immigrated to the United States in 1951. Originally he was from Holland, fought and was captured by the Germans in World War II and held prisoner for eighteen months. He served as the Director for the Corpus Christi Museum until 1984. He collected materials on paper making and donated a collection of books, articles, newspaper clippings, and journals to the South Texas Archives in 1991. He died in 2003 at the age of 82.

Scope and Contents

The collection covers a multitude of topics pertaining to paper. Topics include paper making, printing ink, fibers for paper, paper mending, recycled paper, and creative paper toys and papier Mache. Formats included are journal articles, professional pamphlets, catalogs, newsletters for the paper industry, books, and professional papers.


Materials are arranged by format: Papers Journal articles Booklets and pamphlets Books

Index Terms

Heine, Aalbert, 1920-2003
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Corpus Christi Junior Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Geographical Names
Corpus Christi (Tex.)
New York (N.Y.)
Paper industry
Papermaking -- Chemistry
Museum directors
Natural history