Lois DuPree Henry Memoir

MC 1621

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Phillip Stephens, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Henry, Lois DuPree (1906-2004)
Lois DuPree Henry Memoir
Inclusive Dates
ca. 1983-2004
MC 1621
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Lois DuPree Henry Memoir was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on August 15, 2005 by Thomas Wood Henry of Laurel, Montana.

Processing Information

Processed by Phillip Stephens; completed in March 2007.

Preferred Form of Citation

Lois DuPree Henry Memoir (MC 1621), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Lois DuPree Henry was born on September 8, 1906, near England, Lonoke County, Arkansas, to Lula and John Thomas DuPree, a prominent farmer. Lois graduated from England High School in 1924 and began her teaching career there at age 18. On August 6, 1926, she married Oris E. Henry, also a teacher. The couple had one son, Thomas Wood Henry. She later attended Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, completing her degree in 1961. She also took courses at Arkansas State College, Batesville, and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Lois taught for over fifty years at several schools in Phillips, Arkansas, Lee, Mississippi, and Jefferson counties. In 1972 she was named one of the outstanding elementary school teachers in America. The following year her husband died. In 1975 she retired from Plaincrest Elementary School in Dollarway, Jefferson County, and moved to Searcy, White County, Arkansas. In 1983, she began writing her memoir, aided by several taped interviews conducted by Thomas Henry. In 1985 she moved to the Denver area to be near her son. She died in Morrison, Colorado, on August 29, 2004.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes both a bound and an unbound copy of Henry's memoir. The unbound memoir includes an introduction by her son, Thomas Henry. The bound copy includes a compact disc which contains a family tree, electronic copies of the memoir and 275 photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Lois DuPree Henry Bound Memoir, 2004 (Includes CD)

Box 1 Folder 2

Unbound Copy of Memoir, 2004


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