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Friends: Claire Stewart, 1998-1999

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
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: 1998-1999

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: Claire Stewart (an old friend who became even closer to Mary after 1962-3, when she and her husband Jeff met Mary in Europe and spent several months touring together. At this time, her husband became "Toad," Claire became "Mrs. Toad," and Mary became "Ratty."


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