Henry Humphrey Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains photographs and manuscript materials for the children's book What Is It For?, written and photographed by Henry Humphrey.
- 1968 - 1969
- Humphrey, Henry, 1930- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Henry Humphrey III was born in Mineola, New York in 1930. He has worked as a film director, an account executive for advertising agencies, and as a free-lance photographer and writer for children. His books grow out of photography and the photojournalistic approach he used in advertising work. What Is It For?was his first book for children.
Biographical source: "Henry Humphrey, (III)" Something About the Author. Vol. 16. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1979.
.1 Cubic Feet (6 photographs + 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Contains production material for one title written and photographed by Henry Humphrey.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cities and towns -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Municipal engineering -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Henry Humphrey Papers, 1968-1969
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- April 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
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