Henry King papers, 1925-1962

Overview of the Collection

King, Henry, 1886-1982
Henry King papers
1925-1962 (inclusive)
6.87 (13 boxes) + oversize
Collection Number
Production and publicity materials for many of the this director's motion pictures.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Henry King was a pioneer in the American motion picture industry. He began his career as a film actor in 1912. He moved to California, where he began directing in 1915. His first major Hollywood success was “23 ½ Hours Leave” (1920). King made at least one film a year during the next forty years, working primarily for 20th Century Fox. His final film was “Tender Is the Night” (1961).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Henry King collection contains scripts and publicity materials for many of the motion pictures King directed, including “Romola”, “Jesse James”, “Carousel”, “Chicago”, “Prince of Foxes”, “Twelve O’clock High”, and “Tender Is the Night”. There are production stills and other photographs, as well as reviews of some of King’s motion pictures. There is also a musical score from “Carousel”.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Henry King at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Henry King in 1968

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was cataloged by D. Claudia Thompson in April 2013

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Motion Pictures
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Silent films