Natalie S. Henry and Rowena Fry papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.henrnata
Creators:
Henry, Natalie S. (Natalie Smith), 1907-1992
Fry, Rowena, 1901-
Dates:
1927-1987
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material assembled by Henry on herself (1929-1987) and Rowena Fry (1927-1987) consists of brief typescripts, letters, clippings, exhibition catalogs, samples of Christmas cards designed by Henry and Fry, a print "Bird's Tree in Winter" by Henry (1968), and photographs of works of art. The material emphasizes Henry's mural for the Springdale, Arkansas post office, commisssioned for the Section of Fine Arts, and her work for the Oscar Mayer Company. A subject file contains clippings (1958-1987) concerning Hubert Ropp, Dean of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, who had a great influence on the careers of Henry and Fry.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Muralist, Chicago, Illinois. Natalie Henry managed the art supply store at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1948 until her retirement in 1972. Rowena Fry came to Chicago in 1923 to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Both exhibited regularly at the Chicago Society of Artists and the Art Institute of Chicago during the 1930s and 1940s. Henry and Fry shared an apartment in the Lambert Tree Studios Building from 1948 until moving back to their respective family homes in Arkansas and Tennessee in the 1980s. In 1989, Fry joined Henry in her home in Malvern, Arkansas.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Fifty percent of material is photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the possession of Natalie S. Henry.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989 by Natalie S. Henry.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muralists -- Illinois -- Chicago Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Illinois -- Chicago Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ropp, Hubert, 1894-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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