Philip Eldon Henderson Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
030 1 HENDERSON

Dates

  • 1942-1951 (Creation)
  • 1945-1951 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials concerning the life of educator and administrator Philip Eldon Henderson who served as president of Western College from 1945 to 1951.

  • Arrangement

    Organized and arranged into the following series: Folder 1: Philip E. Henderson; Folder 2: Inauguration, Philip E. Henderson; Folder 3: Philip E. Henderson, President's Report, 1950 Folder 4: Philip E. Henderson, Letters; Folder 5: Philip E. Henderson, Mary Thompson, Letters; Folder 6: Philip E. Henderson, Mary Thompson, Letters; Folder 7: Philip E. Henderson, Mary Thompson, Letters; Folder 8: Philip E. Henderson, Mary Thompson Letters; Folder 9: Philip E. Henderson, Mary Thompson Letters; Folder 10: Philip E. Henderson, Mary Thompson Letters; Folder 11: Philip E. Henderson, Grace Hickok Letters; Folder 12: Philip E. Henderson, Ralph Hickok Letters; Folder 13: Philip E. Henderson, Death; Folder 14: Philip E. Henderson Photographs; Folder 15: Philip E. Henderson, Photographs of Family; Folder 16: Philip E. Henderson, Individual Photographs Miscellaneous materials included.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Western College Memorial Archives.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Acquired from various sources.

  • Preferred Citation

    Philip E. Henderson, Western College Memorial Archives, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/show_content.php?unique_id=63

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Philip Eldon Henderson served as president of Western College from 1945 to 1951. He was born on May 23, 1901 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Colorado. In 1926, he received a M.B.A. degree at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts and also a doctorate degree in Business Administration. Dr. Henderson began his career as an instructor at Temple University in Philadelphia from 1926 to 1928. He became Head of the Commerce Department at the Junior College in New Haven, Connecticut from 1928 to 1929. He was Associate Secretary at the Taylor Society for Scientific Management from 1929 to 1931, and then became Comptroller at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts from 1931 to 1934. He also was a traveling auditor for the B. F. Goodrich Company from 1934 to 1935. From 1935 to 1936 he was Assistant Manager for the Cocoa and Chocolate Code Authority for the U. S. Government. He served with the Farm Security Administration from 1936 to 1941, as Finance Manager, Assistant Regional Director and Regional Director.

    Having been an Assistant to the President and Vice-President of Western in 1941, Philip Eldon Henderson was very familiar with the school. He was appointed President upon Thompson's resignation. During his term both Clawson Hall and the new science building (later named Boyd Hall) were built. He resigned in 1951. Henderson left Western College and served as the Head of the Department of Economics at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio.

  • Related Materials

    http://westernarchives.lib.muohio.edu/index.php

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of materials relating to Philip Eldon Henderson's presidency of Western College from 1945 to 1951. These materials include correspondence, reports, clippings and photographs.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by the Western Archivist, Miami University.

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