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The Resource William Elmer Henry collection

William Elmer Henry collection

Label
William Elmer Henry collection, 1856-1934
Title
William Elmer Henry collection
Inclusive dates
1856-1934
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains 2 copies of W. E. Henry's article, "Thirty-Five Years Looking Backward", which appeared in the July-September, 1932 edition of the Indiana State Library's publication,Library Occurrent, and describes how he became the director of the Indiana State Library and the changes that took place during his tenure (1897-1906). The collection also contains Henry's autobiography, "Through Seventy-Seven Years, Nov. 1857-Nov. 1934: His Own Story", a letter of recommendation for Henry written by David Jordan of Indiana University dated April 13th, 1891, and a bookplate from the University of Washington Library School titled, "The William E. Henry Collection: The Making of the Book." Admission tickets to the Indiana Republican State Conventions (1900-1904), the Indiana State Fair (1902-1903), the National Prohibition Convention (1904), the Democratic Mass Meeting (1904), and the third annual encampment of the Spanish-American War Veterans (1902), as well as Henry's membership cards for the Indiana State Teacher's Association (1902) and the Southern Indiana Teacher's Association are also included. Other items within the collection are an income tax notice to E. W.Sloan, signed by the Internal Revenue collector at Indianapolis,Theodore P. Haughey, along with the receipt of payment from August, 1864; two letters of acknowledgement written in Japanese with an accompanying English translation from The Department of Law, Science, and Literature, Tokio [Tokyo], Japan, dated October 1, 1880 and April 19, 1881 for the receipt of the 1st and 8th-10th annual reports of the Geological Survey of Indiana; an exhibitor's badge (1857) and exhibitor's cleaning request card for the Indiana State Fair, an 1871 Indiana State Fair admission card, and an advertisement for the 1874 State Fair and Exposition
Biographical or historical data
William Elmer (W.E.) Henry was born on November 7, 1857 in Fayette County, Indiana to John and Elizabeth Chapman Henry. He married Margaret A. Roberts on July 31, 1895 and they had one daughter, Elizabeth. After Margaret's death in 1900, Henry married Sylvia Allen on March 26, 1903. W.E. Henry died on March 20, 1936 in Seattle, Washington.W.E. Henry had a long career in education and librarianship. He taught in small country schools and was the principal at the high school in Peru, Indiana for 5 years. He received his A.B. and A.M. from Indiana Univeristy and also had a fellowship at the University of Chicago (1893-1895). He returned to Indiana and was an English professor at Franklin College for 2 years until accepting the position of Indiana State Librarian in 1897. He was the state's librarian for 9 years and then accepted the librarianship for the University of Washington in Seattle in 1906. He was the University of Washington's librarian for 23 years until his retirement in 1929. Henry also helped start the University of Washington's library school in 1911 and continued as its director until 1931. He remained at the University as a Librarian Emeritus until his death.Sources:Information found within collection.Ancestry.com. "Sylvia M. Allen." Missouri Marriages Records, 1805 - 1902. Accessed October 5, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "William E. Henry." Indiana Index to Select Marriages, 1780 - 1992. Accessed October 5, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "William Elmer Henry." Washington Deaths, 1883-1960. Accessed October 5, 2015. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1857-1936
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Henry, William E.
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  • Democratic Party (Ind.)
  • Indiana State Fair
  • Indiana State Library
  • University of Washington
  • Autobiographies
  • Librarians
  • Library administrators
  • Library education
  • Library employees
  • Library users
  • Political conventions
  • Teachers
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
Label
William Elmer Henry collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2205
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/10/06 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/06 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20472162
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935330926
  • (OCoLC)935330926
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders
Label
William Elmer Henry collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2205
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/10/06 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/06 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20472162
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935330926
  • (OCoLC)935330926
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders

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