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Philip Walter Henry papers

 Collection — Container: Oversize material
Identifier: MC 75

Scope and Contents

The Philip Walter Henry papers (MC 75) consist of personal and business papers and memorabilia of Philip Walter Henry’s personal and business associations dating from 1881-1947. Papers reveal Henry’s life as a Civil Engineer throughout World War I, business affiliations in South and Central America, personal activities and interests, and political views expressed in letters to editors of various newspapers. This collection was once a scrapbook but dismantled, re-organized and then filed alphabetically according to the organizations and various themes (translations, articles, speeches) represented within the scrapbook.


  • Created: 1881-1947


Biographical or Historical Information

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This collection consists of personal and business papers and memorabilia beginning with a scrapbook created by Philip Walter Henry during his days as a student at R.P.I. through his career as a civil engineer.

Arrangement Note

The papers are divided into three series. Series I. Personal Papers has five subseries: A. Genealogical Information, B. Groups and Organizations, C. Translations, D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and E. Miscellaneous. Series II. Business Papers has seven subseries: A. WWI Professional Organizations, B. Engineering Organizations, C. Economics/Business Organizations, D. Professional Work, E. Central and South American Professional Affiliations, and F. Miscellaneous Professional. Series III. Correspondence (2 volumes, bound and indexed).

Jenifer J. Kuba
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Repository

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Institute Archives and Special Collections
Rensselaer Libraries, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy NY 12180-3590 US
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