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Ralph Coolidge Henry Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Henry, Ralph Coolidge
Title: Ralph Coolidge Henry Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1952
Quantity: 18 linear ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, subject files and architectural plans for Henry projects and clients, such as Colby Junior College, Pine Manor, Boston, Philips Andover Academy, and the Nevada St. School in Newton, Massachusetts. Henry worked with landscape architect Guy Lowell.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Ralph Coolidge Henry was an American architect who worked primarily in New England. Henry worked with landscape architect Guy Lowell.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ralph Coolidge Henry Papers consist of correspondence, subject files and architectural plans for Henry projects and clients, such as Colby Junior College, Pine Manor, Boston, Philips Andover Academy, and the Nevada St. School in Newton, Massachusetts.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Collection remains in original order; inventory is a simple box list supplemented by an alphabetical list of projects created by Special Collections Research Center staff.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the collections of a number of notable architects. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Henry, Ralph Coolidge -- Archives.

Subjects

Architectural contracts.
Architectural drawing -- United States -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Specifications.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Dwellings -- Design and construction.
Housing -- Design and construction.
Schools -- Design and construction.

Genres and Forms

Blueprints (reprographic copies)
Contracts.
Correspondence.
Drawings.
Photographs.
Sketches.
Tracings.

Occupations

Architects.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ralph Coolidge Henry Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: DRC
Date: Feb 1993
Revision history: Feb 2009 - converted to EAD (MRC)

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Inventory

Correspondence-subject files
Box 1 Office of Price Administration
Box 1 Office of Price Administration
Personal
Box 1 Pangburn Report, Henry, R.C.
Box 1 200 Church Street, Henry, R.C.
Box 1 New England Trust Company
Box 1 Newspaper Clipping on Traffic Problems
Box 1 Newton National Bank
Box 1 Framing (Pencil Drawing and Measurements)
Box 1 Fiberglass
Box 1 Aerial Photos, New Hampshire November 1946
Box 1 G.I. Data
Box 1 M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Levenburg" Model Tenement, Lower East Side, New York City (Reports) 1938
Box 1 General Correspondence (Business)
Box 1 Correspondence (Outgoing)
Box 1 Cost Data
Box 1 Current
Colby Junior College
Box 1 Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioners
Box 1 Wheeler. W.K. **** School Equipment
Box 2 Correspondence, Drawings, Pamphlets, Clippings
Box 2 Specs
Box 2 H. Leslie Sawyer
Box 2 Various Buildings
Box 2 Correspondence
Box 2 Garage Dormitory Bids and Tabulation
Box 2 Concrete and Monolithic Construction
Box 2 Bradford, Robert F.
Box 2 Traffic, Boston (see also Harvey, C.W.) (2 folders)
Box 2 Swimming Pool, Babson Institute
Box 2 Addresses, Profession List
Box 2 Architects
Box 2 Architect's Fees
Miscellaneous
Box 2 1942-1945
Box 2 1946
Box 2 Small Drawings
Box 3 1952
Box 3 Programs (Church, Drama, Art)
Box 3 1947
Box 3 Rawson, George E.
Box 3 Recreation
Box 3 Photos, Aerials (St. Paul, Minnesota) 1946 October
Box 3 Room of the Month Ideas, American Standard
Box 3 State Service Build Commission, St. Paul Minnesota (3 folders)
Box 3 Specification for Alteration, 277 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, Mass.
Box 3 Specification for Plumbing, Library, Babson Park Mass.
Box 3 Specification, fragments undated undated
Box 3 Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass., Addenda to General Specs, Alteration to Story Chapel
Box 4 Shawmut Bank
Box 4 Spear, Abbott
Box 4 Shurbert, Fred
Box 4 Specification
Box 4 Checking List
Specification Notes
Box 4 8. Stone Work
Box 4 25. Asphalt Tile
Box 4 29 Painting
Memorabilia
Box 4 Large Post Cards, White Mountain, N.H.
Box 4 U.S. Trust Company
Box 4 Waterproofing
Box 4 Thayer, William G. Jr.
See also United Nations.
Box 4 Time Schedules
Box 4 United Nations
Box 4 Walton's Restaurant, School St., Boston, Mass.
Box 4 Walton's, Tony Malfa's Notes
Box 4 Walton, Paul
Box 4 Nazarene College, Dr. Samuel Young
Box 5 War Vets Memorial, news clippings
Box 5 Receipts, Financial Accounts
Box 5 Statements of Financial Condition
Box 5 Professional Statements
Box 5 Pine Manor, Port of Boston
Box 5 Office 1946
Box 5 Office 1947
Box 5 Office Miscellaneous
Box 5 Correspondence and Miscellaneous Subject Material 1952 (2 folders)
Box 5 Photographs, New York County Courthouse Foley Square, New York, New York; architect Guy Lowell
Box 5 Photographs, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe, Mich.; architects Lowell and/or Henry
Box 5 Photographs, Plant, Morton, F., Groton, Conn.; architects Guy Lowell & R.C. Henry
Box 5 Photographs, Nevada Street School, Newtonville, Mass.; architects Ralph Coolidge Henry 1934-1935
Box 5 Photographs, Miscellaneous
Box 5 Magazine clippings
Box 6 Architect contract
Box 6 Massachusetts State Association of Architects
Box 6 Forms (2 folders)
Box 6 Daily Planner/ Calendar 1946, 1947 (3 items)
Box 6 Personal Notebook 1946
Books and Pamphlets
Box 7 Bethlehem Manual of Steel Construction / Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa. 1934
Box 7 War Emergency Powers of Massachusetts / Emergency Public Works Commission, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts January, 1945
Box 7 Specifications for the Alteration to Munro Hall / Eastern Nazarene College, Wallaston Park Quincy, Mass
Box 7 Preliminary Data, Inscriptions and Tests - Sect. 1-0 / Stevens Master Specifications for Architects and Builders, Stevens, Frank B. Jr. 1932
Box 7 Construction of the Court House Invitation to Bid, Form of Bid, Contract and Specification and Form of Bond / The Court House Board, New York County May 1917
Box 8 Specifications for the Construction of the U.S.H.A.-Aided Housing Project MASS 2-2 in the South Boston District of the City of Boston, Massachusetts, Henry and Richmond, architects / Boston Housing Authority Sept 25, 1939
Box 8 Some Statues of Boston (463)/ Forbes, Allan and Eastman, Ralph M., State Street Trust Co. 1946
Box 8 Catalogue of the Christian Science Publishing Society / The Christian Science Publishing Society Feb. 1952
Box 8 Alderman (Mayor) City of Newton / Mayor, Aldermen and Departments and Boards 1944-1945
Box 8 Lakes Region of New Hampshire / The Lakes Region Association, Laconia, N.H. undated
Box 8 Year Book and By-Laws of the Parish of the Grace Church in the City of Newton, Diocese of Massachusetts -458 / Grace Church, Newton 1935-1936 undated
Box 9 Catalogue of Works on Christian Science / Eddy, Mary Baker
Box 9 Babson Park, Babson Institute of Business Administration 1952-1953
Box 9 Some Examples from the Work of the Office of R. Clipston Sturgis, Architect 120 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass.
Box 9 Solar Ephemeris and Polaris Tables / C.L. Berger & Sons, Inc., Roxbury, Boston, Mass. 1950
Box 9 Course catalog, Boston University Evening Division / Boston Real Estate Board and the Massachusetts Board of Real Estate Appraisers August 1951
Box 9 Minimum Construction Requirements for New Dwellings Located in State of New Hampshire / Federal Housing Administration Concord, N.H. May 15, 1938
Box 9 The Bay State Builder / Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts September, 1947
Box 9 Presidents' Report: The War Record of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 461, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1945
Box 9 Laws Relating to the Erection, Alteration , Inspection and use of Buildings / Dept. of Public Safety, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2 copies)
Box 9 Board of Registration of Architects / Commonwealth of Massachusetts 1943, 1946
Box 9 The New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, New Hampshire 1940
"News"
Box 9 Eastman Kodak Company, Architectural Record Sept. 1945, Feb. 1946
Box 9 Bay State Architect Feb. 1952
Box 9 A Guide Trip Through the Minnesota State Capitol
Specifications
Henry and Richmond
Box 9 Plumbing Specifications for a House for Mrs. Randolph Frothingham, Brookline, Mass
Box 9 Heating Specifications, Frothingham House
Henry & Richmond Architexts; Barber Company Engineers
Box 9 Specification for Heating and Ventilating Apparatus for Bank and Building 99-101 Newbury Street Boston, MA for New England Trust Company
Henry & Richmond
Box 9 Electric Specifications for the Back Bay Branch Offices of the New England Trust Company at Nos. 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston MA (2 copies)
Box 9 City of Newton, MA Public Buildings Dept. Invitation to Contractors for Bids for the Erection of a New Schoolhouse, etc (2 copies)
Henry, Ralph Coolidge
Box 9 Specifications for a House for Mrs. Warren S. Kilburn at W. Newton, MA
Schwamb, Theodore
Box 9 Specification for Erection and Completion of "Thesco" Homes from the Drawings and Details
Ralph Coolidge Henry
Box 9 Specification for Benvenue Street Residence for Tenacre at Wellesley, Massachusetts
Box 9 Fragments of table of Table of Contents [no building name]
Miscellaneous
Box 9 Map, Port of Boston, Boston, Mass. undated
Index by project
  • Albiani Building, Massachusetts Ave. and Pearl St. Cambridge, MA; Architect: Henry
    • 1 drawing
    • 13 photos of drawings
  • Ahlers Association Club House, Andover MA; Architect: Lowell (1921)
    • 38 tracings and blueprints
  • Babson Institute, Library Building; Architect: G. Marlowe (1924, 1936)
    • 7 linens
    • 22 blueprints
    • 1 tracing
  • Babson Institute, Map Room (1940)
    • 7 blueprints
    • 4 linens
    • 1 tracing
  • Babson Institute, Swimming Pool Building; Architect: Henry (1947)
    • 1 blueprint
    • 3 tracings
  • Baker, William B. Esq. house, West Newton, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond
    • 19 tracings
  • Boston Housing Authority, housing project, Charlestown, MA; Architect: John M. Gray (1939)
    • 3 blueprints
  • Boston Housing Authority, housing project, South Boston, MA
    • 26 blueprints
    • 24 linens
    • 42 tracings
    • 54 "Daily Report" sketches
    • 10 photos of blueprints
    • 1 sketch
  • Bullock, Hugh, house Andover MA; Architect: Lowell (1924)
    • 22 tracings
  • Chilton Club, Boston, MA
    • 72 blueprints
  • Coe, W.R., alterations of barn planting fields, Long Island, NY; Architect: Lowell (1917)
    • 2 blueprints, poor condition
  • Colby Junior College, dorms and garage, New London, NH; Architect: Henry (1947)
    • 3 layout sketches
    • 1 negative of layout sketch
    • 69 blueprints
    • 21 linens
    • 5 tracings
    • 11 photo Reproductions of sketches
  • Conant, H.N., house and garden plans, Dedham, MA; Architect: Henry in association with William G. Thayer (1947)
    • 15 tracings and blueprints
  • Crowninshield, Francis B., Marblehead, MA; Architect: Lowell
    • 29 blueprints
    • 6 tracings
    • 14 linens
  • Dana Hall School, Pine Manor and Westlea Hall Wellesley, MA; Architect: Lowell and Henry
    • 83 blueprints
    • 17 linens
    • 66 tracings
  • Dana Hall School, Play House Wellesley, MA
    • 48 blueprints
    • 1 linen
  • Eastern Nazarene College, Munro Hall Wollaston, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond
    • 2 blueprints
    • 3 tracings
  • Eliot Congregational Church, Newton, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond (1941)
    • 11 blueprints
    • 5 photos of blueprints
    • 11 tracings
  • Far Horizon, house and garden
    • 1 tracing
    • 1 linen
  • Frothingham, Ralph, Brookline, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond (1959)
    • 33 blueprints
    • 7 tracings
    • 5 linens
  • Grace Church, Reredos Newton, MA; Architect: Henry (1935)
    • 3 blueprints
  • Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI; Architect: Henry and Richmond
    • Roll 1: 52 blueprints
    • Roll 2: 37 blueprints
  • Henry, Richard Esq., house, Wellesley, MA; Architect: Henry
    • 2 linens
  • HUB Motor Car Co. (George Kulassian, owner), 1283 Washington St., Boston, MA
    • 22 blueprints
    • 4 linens
  • Jewell, Theodore E. Esq., house Newton, MA; Architect: Henry
    • 4 linens
  • Kennedy, Mrs. William J., Brookline, MA
    • 23 blueprints
    • 6 tracings
    • 7 sketches
  • Mantles, misc.; Architect: Henry and Lowell
    • 26 linens
  • Martin, Gustav, garage, Waban, MA; Architect: Henry (1921)
    • 8 tracings
    • 2 blueprints
    • 7 linens
  • Massachusetts School of Art; Architect: Henry and Richmond
    • Roll 1: 12 blueprints of heating and vents, plumbing, and electrical
    • Roll 2: 25 tracings and blueprints, Misc.
    • Roll 3: 30+ misc. blueprints, tracings, linens; poor condition
  • McLanathan, Frank W., house and gardens, Andover, MA; Architect: Lowell (1924)
    • 16 linens
    • 5 blueprints
    • 9 tracings
  • Mid-Manhattan Engineering Corp., House B; Architect: Richmond
    • 3 linens
  • Misc. pictorial
    • Watercolors of light fixtures; sketch of Back Bay Station, Boston MA; John W. Weeks Junior High School; more
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond (1946)
    • 1 blueprint
    • 1 tracing
  • Nevada Street School, Newton, MA; Architect: Henry (1934)
    • 55 linens
    • 1 tracing
  • New England Trust Co. branch offices, Newberry Street, Boston, MA
    • 22 linens
    • 12 small blueprints of furniture
    • 1 tracing
  • Oak Hill Trust, house, Newton MA, Richmond
    • 2 blueprints
    • 6 linens
  • Old Harbor Village, housing project; Architect: Henry and Richmond (1937)
    • 2 blueprints
    • 1 tracing
  • Phillips Andover Academy, Andover Memorial Tower; Architect: Lowell (1922)
    • 43 tracings
    • 5 linens
  • Phillips Andover Academy, Samuel F. B. Morse Hall; Architect: Lowell (1927)
    • Roll 1: 58 blueprints
    • Roll 2: 19 linens and 32 tracings
    • Roll 3: 8 linens, 83 tracings, 5 blueprints
  • Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, Long Island, NY; Architect: Lowell
    • 3 tracings
  • Plant, Morton F., garden, Groton, CT; Architect: Lowell (1915)
    • 14 linens
    • 6 tracings
    • 8 drawings
    • 26 reproductions of negatives and sketches
  • Red Hook, houses Brooklyn, NY
    • 2 blueprints
  • Sargent, Miss Alice, alterations to "Holm Lea," Brooklyn, NY
    • 3 blueprints
    • 1 linen
    • 56 tracings
    • 1 Letter
  • Sargent Estate, Brookline, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond
    • Roll 1: "House C" 7 blueprints, 16 tracings
    • Roll 2: "House H" 8 linens, 5 blueprints, 30 tracings
    • Roll 3: "General" 30 tracings, 11 blueprints, 1 moldy linen
  • Scottish Rite Temple, Valley of Boston, MA; Architect: Lawson W. Oakes (1947)
    • 8 tracings
  • Sewage Pumping Station, Wakefield, MA; Architect: Lowell (1926)
    • 9 tracings
    • 3 blueprints
  • South Side Junior High School, Newton, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond (1930)
    • Roll 1: 17 blueprints
    • Roll 2: 24 linens and 1 tracing
    • Roll 3: 23 blueprints
  • State Normal School, dormitory and refectory, Framingham, MA; Architect: Lowell (1914)
    • 38 linens
    • 6 tracings (many in poor condition)
  • State Normal School, power plant, Bridgewater, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond (1927)
    • 18 linens
    • 18 blueprints
    • 9 tracings
    • 1 sketch
  • Sullivan, J.H., house, Brighton, MA; Architect: Henry (1935)
    • 26 linens
  • Thesco House
    • 12 blueprints
    • 3 linens
    • 1 tracing
  • Troglon, Lincoln, MA
    • 5 blueprints
    • 1 tracing
    • 1 linen
  • Unidentified house/cabin (1941)
    • 6 linens
  • Veterans Service Building, Minnesota Competition
    • 5 drawings
  • Walton Lunch Co., School Street, Boston, MA
    • 9 blueprints
    • 12 tracings
    • 4 sketches
  • Washington Memorial, Fall River, MA; Architect: Henry and Richmond, with sculptor Frederick Wallen
    • 3 tracings
    • 5 blueprints

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