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Friends: Riyo Sato, 1972-1998

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
From the Series:

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: 1972-1998

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

English .

Collection Size

From the Collection: 14.5 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 3.65 Gigabytes

Biographical / Historical

Content description from Suzanne Rahn's inventory of the archive: Riyo Sato (art teacher, met Mary in high school, was interned in Colorado camp during WWII, and later sent cards from the many exotic places she visited. They last met in Chicago, at the Institute of Design reunion in 1988.


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