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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Henry Winston Harper Papers, 1826-1958



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harper, Henry Winston, 1859-1943
Title: Henry Winston Harper papers
Dates: 1826-1958
Abstract: Henry Winston Harper (1859-1943) was appointed Adjunct Professor of Chemistry in charge of the School of Chemistry at the University of Texas in 1894. In 1897 he was promoted to an associate professorship, and in 1903 to a professorship, which he held until his death. The papers include correspondence, reports, literary productions, and University publications and printed material.
Accession No.: 71-160; 73-139
OCLC No.: 960973608
Extent: 5 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Henry Winston Harper was born on September 20, 1859, in Boonville, Missouri. He earned a Graduate degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1881 and the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia in 1892. He worked as a manufacturing chemist in Fort Worth, Texas, then as a chemist and metallurgist in Mexico, and then in Fort Worth again as a chemist, pathologist, and physician.

Dr. Harper was appointed Adjunct Professor of Chemistry in charge of the School of Chemistry at the University of Texas in 1894. In 1897 he was promoted to an associate professorship, and in 1903 to a professorship, which he held until his death. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Graduate Courses, 1900 to 1910, and Dean of the Graduate School from 1913 to 1936, when he became Dean Emeritus. His work in the UT Graduate School played a major role in getting the University included in the Association of American Universities in 1929. Outside of the University, Dr. Harper served as President of the Texas Academy of Science, 1900 to 1901, and he was featured in the First Edition of American Men of Science in 1906.

After forty-nine years of service in the University of Texas, Henry Winston Harper died on August 28, 1943.

Source:

In Memoriam: Henry Winston Harper

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Scope and Contents

The Henry Winston Harper Papers, 1826-1958, contain correspondence, literary productions, records of the UT Chemistry Department, literary productions, speeches, reports, scrapbooks, UT publications and printed material, biographical and genealogical materials, financial documents, and photographs. The papers document Harper's personal and professional life, and pertain to the early years of the University in general and the UT Chemistry Department and Graduate School specifically. Scrapbooks and Harper's parents' notes of the first three years of his life are also included. Photographs in the collection reveal Harper and his family, and include a souvenir viewbook of UT and one of New York City, photoprints of Austin and of Oklahoma City, and autochromes of Harper family members taken on UT grounds.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use of photographic materials by appointment only; please contact photo archivist for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Harper, Henry Winston, 1859-1943
Schoch, Eugene P. (Eugene Paul), 1871-
Vinson, Robert Ernest, 1876-1945
Benedict, Harry Yandell, 1869-1937
Harper, Henry Winston, Jr.
Harper, Susan Randolph West
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Chemistry
University of Texas at Austin. Graduate School
University of Texas. Mineral Survey
Subjects
Chemistry.
Chemical analysis.
College administrators.
College teachers.
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Booonville (Mo.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Department of Chemistry Records, 1912-1972

See also the Mallet Chemistry Library archives at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifacts Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Winston Harper Papers, 1826-1958, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ralph Elder, August 1978.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K263 Correspondence
Early family correspondence, 1826-1896
Oliver W. Holmes letters, 1899
Personal
1901-1923
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2K264 1925-1944, 1958, undated and fragments
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2K265 Professional
1897-1914
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2K266 1915-1929
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2K267 1933-1943
Notes
Chemistry data
Literary productions
Speeches, articles, poems
Biographical and genealogical data
Report on investigation of El Paso water supply, 1910
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2R33 Literary productions
Report on the Sanitary Investigation of the Water supplied to El Paso, by the International Water Company
Travels in Mexico
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2K268 Notebooks
Scrapbook
Professional correspondence and papers, ca. 1920-1929
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2K269 Personal receipts, bank records, invoices
Printed material
University announcements and catalogs
Technical and scientific bulletins
Newspaper clippings
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2K270 The Alcalde, 1919, 1928, 1934, 1943
Pamphlets on World War I
Miscellaneous pamphlets and bulletins
Invitations, announcements, and certificates
Student papers
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2K271 Records of the Chemistry Department
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2K272 Records of the Chemistry Department
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3L230 Scrapbook
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3L231 Scrapbook
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3L232 Scrapbook
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3L233 Scrapbook
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3L420 Scrapbook
Parents' notes of the first three years of Henry Winston Harper's life, 1896-1899
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4M427 Scrapbook
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3T85 Photographs
Harper and family
University of Texas
Austin, Texas
Miscellaneous
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3Y535 Autochromes of Harper family on the grounds of the University of Texas

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