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William Penhallow Henderson papers, 1876-1987, (bulk 1876-1943)

William Penhallow Henderson papers, 1876-1987, (bulk 1876-1943)

Henderson, William Penhallow, 1877-1943

Muralist, Painter

Collection Information

Size: 10.5 linear ft.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, mural painter, architect, furniture designer; Santa Fe, N.M.


Donated 1988 by Carlton Colquitt, on behalf of the estate of his late wife, Alice Henderson Rossin, the daughter of William P. Henderson.

Scope and Contents

Found within the collection are biographical material; a file concerning Henderson's father William Oliver Henderson; correspondence primarily with colleagues discussing art-related topics; two diaries describing his student days in Paris, 1902-1903, and one concerning the latter part of his life; personal business records; subject files for the Santa Fe Painters and Sculptors and the Art in Embassies Program; architecture and furniture files containing notes, designs, and photographs of Henderson's work in these areas; additional project files concerning other projects, including a play, architectural projects, and a mural; exhibition files; notes and writings; artwork, including 64 sketchbooks by Henderson; miscellaneous printed material; and photographs of Henderson, his family, colleagues, and artwork.

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