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Helen-Anne Hilker, American Journalist. Avocations: family history, drawing, painting. F C. Recipient 1st prize Allegheny Literature Magazine, 1937, Ohio Newspaper Women'sAssn., 1945, Ednl. Press Association American, 1965, Federal Editors Association Blue Pencil awards, 1973; recipient citation, Society Technology Communicators, 1973; recipient several other awards for writing and editing.

Background

Hilker, Helen-Anne was born on July 5, 1920 in Springfield, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Albert John and Mary-Anne (Shanahan) Hilker.

Education

Bachelor, Allegheny College, 1941. Master of Arts in Journalism, University Iowa, 1942.

Career

Part-time reporter, Meadville (Pennsylvania) Tribune, 1938-1941;reporter, Dayton (Ohio) Journal-Herald, 1942-1945;disaster reporter, Eastern Area American Red Cross, Alexandria, Virginia, 1945-1946;assistant press officer, Library. of Congress, Washington, 1946-1951;reporter, Washington Bureau Scripps-Howard Newspapers, 1951-1954;press officer, Library. of Congress, 1954-1969;interpretive projects officer, Library. of Congress, 1969-1977;independent writer, editor, Washington, since 1977. Curator restoration needs exhibition, Library. of Congress, 1980.

Achievements

  • Avocations: family history, drawing, painting. F C.

Works

Membership

President Dayton Newspaper Guild, 1944-1945. Active Women's National Press Club, National Press Club, since 1954. Member National Museum Women in the Arts, Washington Print Club, Writers Center, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Tau Alpha.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Family history, drawing, painting.

Connections

father:
Albert John Hilker

mother:
Mary-Anne (Shanahan) Hilker