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Accession number A2003.011
Collection Dr. Lyell Henry
Title The Lyell Henry Collection
Catalog Number A2003.011
Object Name Papers, Personal
Credit line Collection of the AAMI
Physical characteristics Boxed documents span two linear inches.
Dates of Creation 1877-1992
Access Conditions Open for research.
Copyrights no known restrictions
Scope & Content The Dr. Lyell Henry collection dates from 1877 to 1992 and measures 2 linear inches. The papers are arranged in one series: Lyell Henry. The Lyell Henry series (1877 - 2002)consists of undated racist postcards, racist advertisements (1877 - 1883), advertisements for African American Travelers, racist flyers, anti-racist flyers, and a song cover for the song "Abraham, Martin, and John."
Biographical History Dr. Lyell Henry, Jr. received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has lived in Iowa City since 1976. He taught political science at Mt. Mercy College in Cedar Rapids. He likes to browse in antique shops. He assembled this collection of racist material beginning in the 1960's by visiting antique shops and flea markets. He used this material in his various classes until he retired. Dr. Henry is also active in the Lincoln Highway Association on the local, state, and national levels. He is a specialist on the Lincoln Highway and has written extensively on the subject of African American associations between 1930-1965 when traveling.
Finding Aids Box no.___Description_____________
Box 1
Lyell Henry,
Racist Advertisements, 1877-1883 and undated
Racist Postcards, undated
Advertisements for African American Travelers, 1931, 1951
Anti-Racist Flyers, 1968-1992 and undated
"The Bible and Segregation," C.R. Dickey, 1958
"The Biology of the Race Problem," 1963
"The Blue Boogie," John Schaum, 1944
Piccaninny Mask, undated
Racist Flyers, 1965 and undated
"Segregation: A divinely - inspired precept," 1961
Slain Civil Rights Leaders, 1968
Subjects Racism
Universities & colleges
Search Terms Iowa City
Mount Mercy College
Sheet music
Advertising cards
Trade cards
People Schaum, John
Dickey, C.R.
Classification Business & Commerce