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Series I: Biographical Material, 1913-2009


This series contains life documents, resumes and biographical summaries, student records, awards, files on friends and family, and personal photographs. Student records include Henry's report card from the Institute of Design signed by László Moholy-Nagy and Henry's master's thesis notebooks.

Files on friends and family primarily consist of photographs, letters, and cards, but also include news clippings, drawings, and invitations. Of note are letters from Emerson Woelffer, a painter and one of Henry's teachers at the Institute of Design. Family members include: Henry's parents, Lucy and Eugene Dill; Henry's husband from 1940-1966, Wilbur Henry; Henry's daughter, Suzanne Rahn, and son-in-law, John Rahn; and Henry's son, William (Bill) Henry.

The series also contains documentation of Henry's house and grounds, a kitchen design contest submission she made to McCall's Magazine, and personal objects (colored pencils and a crystal prism).


  • Creation: 1913-2009

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English .

Collection Size

From the Collection: 14.5 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 3.65 Gigabytes


The series contains subgroups based on topic or type of document, and subgroups appear alphabetically within the series. Files on Henry's friends are arranged alphabetically by last name. Photographs and student records are arranged chronologically with undated records at the end.


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