Alberta Henry photograph collection, 1950s-1980s

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Henry, Alberta
Title
Alberta Henry photograph collection
Dates
1950s-1980s (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, 10 folders, (153 images)
Collection Number
P1158
Summary
The Alberta Henry photograph collection spans four decades, from the 1950s through 1980s. The collection includes personal family portraits, candid photographs, and images of Alberta Henry with Governor Calvin Rampton, Ted Kennedy, and Wayne Owens.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Alberta Hill Henry (1920-2005) was born in Hosston, Louisiana, where her parents worked as sharecroppers. The family moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1923. After graduating from high school in 1939, she and her husband bought a share in a restaurant in Topeka. Following a serious illness in 1948, Henry divorced her husband and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to recover in 1949. She took a job as a housekeeper and met Harold Henry, whom she married in 1950. They adopted two children, Julia and Wendell. In 1965, she founded the Alberta Henry Education Foundation, which provides college scholarships to underprivileged students. In 1967 she was hired as a teacher's aide at the first Head Start Center in Salt Lake City and eventually became the parent coordinator. She left that job in 1972 to become a minority consultant for the Salt Lake County School District. She retired from that position in 1986. She recieved an honorary doctorate from the University of Utah in 1971, and a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1980 (at the age of 59). Henry was also the President of the Salt Lake City NAACP for twelve years, from 1980 to 1992. She has also been involved in numerous community and government organizations, including the Altrusa Club, Utah Commission on Civil Rights, and the Governor's Black Advisory Council.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Alberta Henry photograph collection spans four decades, from the 1950s through 1980s. The collection includes personal family portraits, candid photographs, and images of Alberta Henry with Governor Calvin Rampton, Ted Kennedy, and Wayne Owens.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: P1158, Alberta Henry photograph collection, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: P1158

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Collection is arranged topically.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Alberta Henry and Charlotte Starks in 2005.

Separated Materials

See also the Alberta Henry papers (Accn 2069) located in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1 Alberta Henry
  • 1: Unidentified woman, unidentified man, unidentified male child, and three unidentified female children
  • 2: Unidentified man and three unidentified women sitting in a booth at a restaurant
  • 3: Unidentified man and three unidentified women sitting at a table
  • 4: Two unidentified women
  • 5: Alberta Henry
  • 6: Alberta Henry
  • 7: Alberta Henry
  • 8: Alberta Henry
  • 9: Alberta Henry, February 1975
  • 10: Alberta Henry wearing graduation cap and gown, June 1980
  • 11: Alberta Henry speaking to students
  • 12: Alberta Henry and two unidentified men
  • 13: Two unidentified women sitting, working at a table
  • 14: Unidentified group of people
  • 15: Two unidentified women sitting, working at a table
  • 16: Unidentified woman
  • 17: Two unidentified people sitting, working at a table
  • 18: Three unidentified women sitting at a table
  • 19: Unidentified group of people
  • 20: Unidentified group of people
  • 21-39: Photo negatives of unidentified people
  • 40-43: Contact prints of Alberta Henry with unidentified man
1 2 Portraits of Alberta Henry
  • 1: Alberta Henry
  • 2: Alberta Henry. Writing on photograph reads: "Love your daughter, Alberta"
  • 3: Alberta Henry, wearing white sweater
  • 4: Alberta Henry, wearing white sweater, smiling
  • 5: Alberta Henry, sitting in a chair at a desk
  • 6: Alberta Henry
  • 7: Alberta Henry reading The Bible
  • 8: Alberta Henry
  • 9: Alberta Henry standing in front of her framed awards
  • 10: Alberta Henry, sitting in a pew in a church
1 3 Portraits Harold Lloyd Henry
  • 1: Harold Lloyd Henry wearing military uniform, arms folded, leaning against an automobile
  • 2: Harold Lloyd Henry
1 4 Family Pictures
  • 1: Three unidentified girls and one unidentified boy
  • 2: Unidentified girl standing next to car
  • 3: Unidentifed woman and unidentified man
  • 4: Two unidentified women and two unidentified men
  • 5: Unidentified group of people
  • 6: Five unidentified women sitting at a table
  • 7: Three unidentified women sitting at a table
  • 8: Alberta Henry and two unidentified women sitting at a table
  • 9: Alberta Henry and unidentified group sitting in front of a Christmas tree
  • 10: Alberta Henry and unidentified group sitting on a sofa, with Christmas tree in background
1 5 Civic Involvement
  • 1: Alberta Henry, Governor Calvin Rampton, and unidentified girl and woman. Great Seal of the State of Utah is on the wall in the background
  • 2: Alberta Henry and unidentified man
  • 3: Alberta Henry at the Democratic State Convention, 1974
  • 4: Alberta Henry and unidentified man at Democratic State Convention, 1974
  • 5: Alberta Henry and unidentified man at Owen for Senator event
  • 6: Alberta Henry and unidentified man, July 1974
  • 7: Alberta Henry at the front door of a house, holding pamphlets titled "Vote Alberta Henry. West Side Pride!". August, 1972
  • 8: Alberta Henry sitting at a table covered with "Vote Alberta Henry" pamphlets, talking on the phone
  • 9: Unidentified group on the steps of the Utah State Capitol
  • 10-44 Contact sheet featuring unidentified people inside the Utah State Capitol and unidentified people on the grounds
  • 45: Two unidentified men talking
  • 46: Alberta Henry at podium at a NAACP Salt Lake City, Utah event, 1977
  • 47: Alberta Henry, unidentified young man and unidentified woman
  • 48: Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibit at Backman School, 1981
  • 49: Alberta Henry speaking at Black History Week luncheon, Dugway Community Club, 1985
  • 50: Alberta Henry and unidentified man standing at podium at Black History Week luncheon, Dugway Community Club, 1985
  • 51: Alberta Henry and unidentified man sitting at a table at Black History Week luncheon, Dugway Community Club, 1985
1 6 Candids
  • 1: Unidentified woman and unidentified man, 1975
  • 2: Unidentified woman, 1975
  • 3: Unidentified man and unidentified child
  • 4: Marsha Boyd, 1972
  • 5: Unidentified woman, 1975
  • 6: Unidentified man, 1975
  • 7: Unidentified woman, 1975
  • 8: Unidentified man, 1975
  • 9: Unidentified man, 1975
  • 10: Unidentified woman, 1975
  • 11: Unidentified group, 1970
  • 12: Unidentified woman and unidentified child
  • 13: Unidentified child
  • 14: Unidentified man, 1970
  • 15: Alberta Henry, unidentified man and unidentified woman
1 7 University of Utah
  • 1: Alberta Henry receiving her degree from unidentified man, University of Utah, Graduate School of Education. June 7, 1980
  • 2: Park Building, University of Utah
1 8 Alberta Henry Graduation
  • 1: Alberta Henry
  • 2: Alberta Henry wearing graduation gown
  • 3: Alberta Henry, smiling, wearing graduation gown
  • 4: Alberta Henry wearing graduation cap
  • 5: Alberta Henry wearing graduation cap
  • 6: Alberta Henry wearing graduation cap
1 9 Activism
  • 1: Alberta Henry, Governor Calvin Rampton, and unidentified group
  • 2: Alberta Henry and two unidentified women
  • 3: Mrs. Richard McFarland, Richard, Mrs. Alberta Henry, and Tonya McFarland
  • 4: Alberta Henry and unidentified female child
  • 5: Alberta Henry shaking hands with Ted Kennedy. Also pictured: Joan Kennedy and Wayne Owens. November 8, 1971
  • 6: Dr. Mae C. Jemison, NASA Astronaut Candidate. December 9, 1987
  • 7: Olene Walker, unidentified woman, and unidentified man at Governor's Initiative on Families Today, Young Achievers Conference
1 10 Personal
  • 1: Mr. Jackson Palmer and unidentified woman, September 26, 1919
  • 2: Unidentified male child
  • 3: Unidentified female child
  • 4: Unidentified man
  • 5: Unidentified man
  • 6: Unidentified man
  • 7: Alberta Henry and unidentified man

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African American women--Utah--History--Photographs
  • African Americans--Utah--History--Photographs
  • Education--Minorities--Utah--History--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Henry, Alberta--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Salt Lake City chapter--History--Photographs