William Elmer Henry collection
Scope and Contents
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.
- Henry, William Elmer (Person)
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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.
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.
0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)
- Autobiographies -- Indiana
- Democratic Party (Ind.)
- Indiana State Fair
- Indiana State Library
- Indianapolis (Ind.)
- Library administrators
- Library collections
- Library education
- Library employees
- Library patrons
- Library science -- Study and teaching
- Membership cards
- Political conventions
- Seattle (Wash.)
- University of Washington. Libraries
- William Elmer Henry collection
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