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Henry Humphrey collection

Summary Information
Title: Henry Humphrey collection
Dates: 1969
Creator: Humphrey, Henry, 1930-
Extent: 6 items + 3 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1829
The collection contains photographs and manuscript materials for the children's book, What Is It For?

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.


What Is It For?, 1969

Biographical Sketch

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: Something About the Author, vol. 16, p. 167-168.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photographs and manuscript materials for the children's book, What Is It For?

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Humphrey, Henry, 1930-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
What Is It For? 1969 
Note  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1969
Box MC 1504
photographs (6 p.)  Box MC 1504
Box MF 460
correspondence (19 p.)  Box MF 460
miscellaneous (6 p.)  Box MF 460
manuscript (19 p.)  Box MF 460
typescript (13 p.)  Box MF 460