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Ingenuin and Herbert Hechenbleikner papers

 Collection — Box: SFC2 [F09.090.02.02], Folder: 155
Identifier: MS0155

Scope and Contents

Primarily photocopies of material relating to the career of Herbert Hechenbleikner's father, Ingenuin Hechenbleikner Sr., with the chemical industry and including Duke Power. Also includes material about Hechenbleikner, a UNC Charlotte biology professor, compiled for a story in the university magazine.


  • Creation: 1909 - 1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Hechenbleikner was an educator and all-around naturalist, with great interests in horticulture (especially rhododendrons), landscape design, and herpetology. Hechenbleikner earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1931. He earned both Masters Degree and Doctoral Degree (1936) at Harvard University. His doctoral thesis was entitled “Studies on the Chamaeleontidae.” He served in the United States Army from 1941-1944. He joined the faculty of Charlotte College in 1949, and continued to serve on the faculty when it transitioned to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He became a Professor Emeritus of UNCC in 1976. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Garden was founded by Dr. Hechenbleikner with the support of Ms. Bonnie Cone and Mr. Ralph Van Landingham. Herbert Hechenbleikner's father, Ingenuin Sr., was a chemist who held many patents and was a foremost scientist in the field of acid and concrete. Born in Austria, he came to America and specifically to the Piedmont region of NC to work for James B. Duke.


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Language of Materials



Photocopied material relating to the career of Ingenuin Hechenbleikner Sr. in the field of chemical engineering and work for Duke Power. There is also photocopied material about Herbert Hechenbleikner, a UNC Charlotte biology professor which resulted in a magazine feature for one of the university's publications, compiled for a story in the university magazine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from UNC Charlotte University Archives, 1987. Copies of originals owned by Duke Power Company Archives, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, June, 1993.

Ingenuin and Herbert Hechenbleikner papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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