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Biographical Note

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Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Henry Henze Papers, 1921-1962



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henze, Henry Rudolf, 1896-1974
Title: Henze, Henry, papers
Dates: 1921-1962
Abstract: Henry R. Henze (1896-1974) served as Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston from 1922 to 1927, when he relocated to the University of Texas at Austin with the College of Pharmacy. He served as Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UT until his retirement in 1969 with the title of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, also serving as Chairman of the Department, 1929 to 1939, and Chairman of the UT Faculty Council Ways and Means Committee in the mid 1950s. The papers are comprised of reprints of research publications written by Henze, research notes, patent and manuscript materials, correspondence, and UT-related administrative and course materials.
Accession No.: 76-005
OCLC No.: 960820066
Extent: 2 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Henry Rudolf Henze was born on January 11, 1896, in New Haven, Connecticut. He earned his Ph.B. degree in 1918 and Ph.D. degree in 1921 from Yale University. While a student at Yale, Henze was a Junior Chemist at the U.S. Bureau of Mines and Chemical Warfare Service.

In 1922, Henze became Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served as Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry there from 1924 to 1927. When the College of Pharmacy relocated to the University of Texas at Austin, Henze continued on there as Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, still serving as Lecturer in Pharmacology and Toxicology at Galveston. He served as Chairman of the Chemistry Department from 1929 to 1939, was awarded a University Research Professorship in 1945-1946, and served as Chairman of the UT Faculty Council Ways and Means Committee in the mid 1950s. Professor Henze retired in 1969 with the title of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.

Dr. Henze was the author or coauthor of over 100 research articles and he obtained 11 patents based on his research. His work mainly focused on hydantoins, pyrimidines, and related compounds, especially compounds that could be used for the control of epilepsy in patients. He was a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Texas Academy of Science, Sigma Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma, and was an associate member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 1953 he was awarded the Southwest Regional Award of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Henze married Elizabeth Sledge in 1933 and the couple had one son, Henry R. Henze, Jr. He died in Austin on September 21, 1974.

Source:

UT Faculty Council Memorial Resolution for Henry Henze, accessed October 10, 2016

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Scope and Contents

The Henry Henze Papers, 1921-1962, are comprised of reprints of research publications written by Henze, mainly for the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Organic Chemistry, as well as research notes, correspondence, UT-related administrative and course materials, and manuscripts for publications. Henze's dissertation for his Ph.D. degree from Yale University, "Factors Influencing the Condensation of Hydantoins with Compounds Containing the Carbonyl Group", is also included in the collection. Henze's role in the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participation Program from the late 1950s to the early 1960s is also documented. Additionally, the papers contain materials concerning the UT Faculty Council Ways and Means Committee, of which Henze served as Chairman, 1953-1955; materials pertaining to the Southwest Regional Award of the American Chemical Society, awarded to Henze in 1953; and information related to patents developed and obtained by Henze.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Henze, Henry Rudolf, 1896-1974
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin. College of Pharmacy
University of Texas at Austin. Department of Chemistry
Yale University.
American Chemical Society.
Alpha Chi Sigma
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Subjects
Pharmaceutical chemistry.
Organic compounds.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
Periodicals--Publishing.
Patents.
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

See also the UT Department of Chemistry Records, 1912-1972 and the UT College of Pharmacy Records, 1899-1972.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Henze Papers, 1921-1962, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff, August 1976.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, October 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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4V290 Henze's dissertation for his Ph.D. degree from Yale University, "Factors Influencing the Condensation of Hydantoins with Compounds Containing the Carbonyl Group", 1921
List of Henze's research publications, 1921-1948
Reprints of research publications, 1931-1948
Reprints of research publications, 1949-1958
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4V291 Reprints of research publications by other authors, 1936, 1943-1948
Manuscripts (and correspondence regarding), 1932-1954
Research notes and calculations, 1930s-1950s, undated
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4V292 Research notes and calculations, 1930s-1950s, undated
List of UT Chemical Engineering graduates, class of 1919 to class of 1935
Professional correspondence, 1941-1958
Patents, 1944-1950
Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity pledge manual, 1950
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4V293 UT materials - General Faculty documents, readings, registrar, etc., 1952-1962, undated
Southwest Regional Award, American Chemical Society, 1953
UT Faculty Council Ways and Means Committee, Prof. Henze, Chairman, 1953-1955, undated
National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participation Program, 1958-1962
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4V294 National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participation Program, 1958-1962
Name and address file of Henze's colleagues on 3" x 5" cards
Miscellaneous, undated

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