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Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7347

Henry, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1893-

Thomas R. Henry Papers, 1933-1967

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Henry, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1893-
Title: Thomas R. Henry Papers
Dates: 1933-1967
Quantity: 5.51 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (7 12x17 boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7347
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers document Henry's career in journalism and include manuscripts of articles and books on science; copies of press releases concerning the Smithsonian; newspaper articles; manuscripts; a typed copy of a journal; memorabilia from his career as a war correspondent; and scrapbooks containing his newspaper articles and columns.

Historical Note

Thomas R. Henry (1893- ), a science writer for the Washington Evening Star, also served as a press writer for the Smithsonian Institution from 1931 until the mid-1960s. During World War II he was a correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance serving in England, North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers document Henry's career in journalism and include manuscripts of articles and books on science; copies of press releases concerning the Smithsonian; newspaper articles; manuscripts; a typed copy of a journal; memorabilia from his career as a war correspondent; and scrapbooks containing his newspaper articles and columns.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7347, Thomas R. Henry Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Manuscripts and Journals

Folders 1-2 Animals in zoos, untitled; The King of Beasts; Elephants; Fat, Clumsy, Muddle-headed Bruin (bears); Lions in Italy; Monkeys; Conquerors of the Sea (whales, sea lions, etc.); Lions; Bestiarii; Hippopotamii; Giraffes; Lions and Christians

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Folder 3 International Geophysical Year manuscript, "Heavens and Earths"

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Folders 4-6 Untitled manuscript on worms, centipedes, millipedes, jellyfish

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Folder 7 Untitled manuscript on jungles and collecting animals

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Folders 8-12 "Pale, Green Horses" manuscript novel about the First Army during World War II

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Folder 13 Typed journal kept during World War II

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Box 2

Folder 1 Typed journal kept during World War II

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Folders 2-5 Correspondence, Photographs, and Memorabilia from World War II. Folder 5 contains a 1937 German Luftwaffe Handbook.

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Folders 6-8 Typed journals of trip to Europe during World War II

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Folder 9 Official U.S. Army war historical studies

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Folder 10 Press releases written by Henry, most of which relate to the Smithsonian

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Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of Henry articles - all dates approximate. Some of the scrapbooks include small amounts of interleaved correspondence and journal notes.

Folder 11 Newspaper clippings of Henry bylines, mostly concerning Indians and the New Deal, 1936

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Folder 12 Newspaper clippings from Henry column, "Stars, Men and Atoms," 1936

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Folder 13 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, 1938

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Box 3

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Stars, Men and Atoms," 1938

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Folder 2 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Stars, Men and Atoms," and World War II topics, 1939

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Folder 3 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, mostly pertaining to the coronation of Elizabeth

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Folder 4 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, pertaining to South America, Arctic, Antarctic, and exploration

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Box 4

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Stars, Men and Atoms," 1930s

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Folder 2 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Stars, Men and Atoms," 1940s

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Folder 3 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, mostly pertaining to World War II, 1940s

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Box 5

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Stars, Men and Atoms," and World War II topics, 1940s

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Folder 2 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, mostly pertaining to World War II, 1943

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Box 6

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, mostly pertaining to World War II and science, 1943

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Folder 2 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, mostly pertaining to World War II, 1944

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Box 7

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, mostly pertaining to World War II, 1945

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Folder 2 Scrapbook of memorabilia from World War II correspondent tenure, and Arctic photographs

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Folder 3 Scrapbook on publication of Antarctica: The White Continent, Henry's bestseller on the Sterling Expeditions. Includes letters from Richard Byrd and J. Edgar Hoover.

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Box 8

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," 1957-1958

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Folder 2 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1955-1958

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Folder 3 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1959

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Box 9

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1960

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Folder 2 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1961

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Folder 3 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1962

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Box 10

Folder 1 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1964

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Folder 2 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1966

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Folder 3 Newspaper clippings from Henry columns, including "Vistas in Science," circa 1966-1967

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