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Jules Henry Papers

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Publications (arranged alphabetically by title)

Book Drafts (arranged alphabetically by title)

Galley Proofs (arranged alphabetically by title)

Washington University Class Lecture Notes (arranged by class number)

Washington University Class Subject Files (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Hospital Service (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Personal and Professional Material (arranged by subject)

Kaingang Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Pilaga Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)



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Collection Overview

Title: Jules Henry Papers, 1933-1959Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/03/wua00098

Primary Creator: Henry, Jules (1904-1969)

Extent: 21.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is divided into nine series:

Series 1: Publications (arranged alphabetically by title)

Series 2: Book Drafts (arranged alphabetically by title)

Series 3: Galley Proofs (arranged alphabetically by title)

Series 4: Washington University Class Lecture Notes (arranged by class number)

Series 5: Washington University Class Subject Files (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Series 6: Hospital Service (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Series 7: Personal and Professional Materials (arranged by subject)

Series 8: Kaingang Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Series 9: Pilaga Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian, Portuguese, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the working papers of Jules Henry, including publications, his teaching materials, and materials from his anthropological studies of the Kaingang and Pilaga Indians.

There are additional materials related to this collection. See the “Related Materials” note for more information.

Collection Historical Note

Jules Henry (1904-69), was born Jules Blumensohn, November 29, 1904 in New York.  He received a bachelor degree from College City New York in 1928, and a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University in 1936.  Dr. Jules Henry was a professor of anthropology and sociology at Washington University in St. Louis from 1947 to 1969, specializing in social anthropology and linguistics.   He died in St. Louis in 1969.

At Columbia University Jules Henry studied anthropology under Franz Boas, Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict; and linguistics with Hans Uldall.  In 1932, as a graduate student, he traveled to Santa Catarina, Brazil and lived with the Kaingang Indians (Xokleng Laklãnõ).  Living among the community he learned to speak their language, and in 1934 wrote his doctoral dissertation on Kaingang grammar.  His first monograph, Jungle People published in 1941 built upon this field research.

He married Zunia Henry in 1935, and in 1936 together they traveled to Argentina to live for fourteen months with the Pilaga Indians in the Gran Chaco.  Both Jules and Zunia learned the complex Pilaga language solely by cultural immersion.  From this field research came numerous articles and the co-authored book Doll Play with Pilaga Indian Children (1944).

During his career Henry served with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and held various teaching posts at Columbia University, Institute Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, and the University of Chicago, before joining the faculty of Washington University.  A highly prolific author, his most widely acclaimed written work, Culture Against Man (1963), is thought by many experts to be one the most penetrating studies in American culture to date.  Likewise, his books Jungle People (1941) and Pathways to Madness (1971) are often regarded as the most thorough and compelling works of their kind.

Sumia (Zunia) Lottie Gechtman Henry (1903-1998) was a gifted and professionally trained musician, who attended classes in the Department of Anthropology and the School for Social research at Columbia University.  A close associate in her husband’s research endeavors, Zunia Henry was asked by the anthropology department to accompany Jules on field work to Argentina, where she recorded observations of Pilaga childhood and language.  After Jules Henry’s death, Zunia Henry worked to complete his final manuscript, Pathways to Madness published in 1971.  She died in St. Louis in 1998.

(source: Jules Henry Biographical Information File, University Archives)

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated to the University Archives by Sumia Lottie (Zunia) Henry (Jules Henry’s wife) in October 1988 and by Phyllis Kingsmill (Zunia’s daughter) in April 1986.

Related Materials:

Library of Congress, Margaret Mead Papers, Box C3, E-M Correspondence

American Philosophical Society, Franz Boas Papers

J. Henry: Notes on the Mescalero Apaches 1931, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian. http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!87117~!0#focus

Zunia Henry interview, 1988, from the "History of Anthropology" series produced by the University of Florida. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00010700/00001

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jay Kempen in July 2002. Revised by Sarah Pabarcus in January 2006. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012 and updated by Jennifer Kirmer and Miranda Rectenwald in 2013. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in July 2016.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Publications (arranged alphabetically by title)],
[Series 2: Book Drafts (arranged alphabetically by title)],
[Series 3: Galley Proofs (arranged alphabetically by title)],
[Series 4: Washington University Class Lecture Notes (arranged by class number)],
[Series 5: Washington University Class Subject Files (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
[Series 6: Hospital Service (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
[Series 7: Personal and Professional Material (arranged by subject)],
[Series 8: Kaingang Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
[Series 9: Pilaga Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
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Series 1: Publications (arranged alphabetically by title)Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Economic Stake in VietnamAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: American Schoolrooms: Learning the NightmareAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Anthropological Approach to Cultural, Idiosyncratic, and UniversalAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Anthropological Approach to PersonalityAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Anthropology and OrthopsychiatryAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Anthropology and PsychosomaticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Anthropologist's View of Curriculum ChangeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Anti-CognitionAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Attitude Organization in Elementary School ClassroomsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Childrearing, Culture, and the Natural WorldAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Critical Discussion of E. Erickon's 'Eight Stages of Man'Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Cross-Cultural Outline of EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Cult of John SilasAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: La cultura contra el hombreAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Cultural Background of Patient-Therapist CommunicationAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Cultural Change and Mental HealthAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Cultural Discontinuity and the Shadow of the PastAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Cultural Dynamics of LearningAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Cultural Objection of the Case HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Culture, Education, and Communications TheoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Culture of Interpersonal Relations in a Therapeutic InstitutionAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Culture, Personality, and EvolutionAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Death, Fear, and Climax in Nursery School PlayAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Direct Observation and Psychological Tests in Anthropological FieldAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Docility, or Giving Teacher What She Wants [sic]Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Economics of Pilaga Food DistributionAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Education for StupidityAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Education of the Negro ChildAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Education in the FutureAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Education in Nazi GermanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Effects of Skilled Nursing CareAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Ensayos sobre educaciAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Environment and Symptom FormationAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Essays on EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Ethology or Ideology: Natural History of Animal BehaviorAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Family Structure and Transformation of Neurotic BehaviorAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Formal Social Structure of a Psychiatric HospitalAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Forty-Year-Old Jitters in Married Urban WomenAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Franz Kafka and the Sociology of HumiliationAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: G.I. SyndromeAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Homeostasis, Society, and Evolution: A CritiqueAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Hope, Delusion, and Organization: Some Problems inAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Initial Reactions to the Americans in JapanAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Inner Experience of CultureAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Is Education PossibleAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Kaingang LanguageAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Laughter in Psychiatric Staff ConferencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Linguistic Expression of EmotionAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 49: Linguistic Position of the Ashlusay IndiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Loneliness and VulnerabilityAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Managing the Logic of LearningAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Mental Health and IllnessAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Mental Health in Elementary SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Method for Learning to Talk Primitive LanguagesAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: My Life with the Families of Psychotic ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Naturalistic Observations of the Families of Psychotic ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Normal and AbnormalAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: La nueva ethologiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: L' Observation Natualiste des FamillesAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: On RegimentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Permissiveness and MoralityAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Personal Community and Its Invariant PropertiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Personality of Kaingang IndiansAdd to your cart.
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Folder 64: Principle of LimitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Problem of InvarianceAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Problem of Spontaneity, Initiative, and Creativity in SuburbanAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Problem of the TowelAdd to your cart.
Folder 68: Problema en la Educacion del NinoAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Prophylaxis for Emotional IllnessAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Public Education and Public AnxietyAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: Reading for WhatAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Some Cultural Determinants of Hostility in Pilaga Indian ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: Some Principles of Non-Morganian Social StructureAdd to your cart.
Folder 74: Space and Power on a Psychiatric UnitAdd to your cart.
Folder 75: Speech Disturbances in Pilaga Indian ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 76: Term 'Primitive' in Kierkegaard and HeideggerAdd to your cart.
Folder 77: Theory for Anthropological Analysis of American CultureAdd to your cart.
Folder 78: Towards of System of Socio-Psychiatric InvariantsAdd to your cart.
Folder 79: Types of Institutional StructureAdd to your cart.
Folder 80: Values:  Guilt, Suffering, and ConsequencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: White People's Time, Colored People's TimeAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Working Paper on PersonalityAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Publications (arranged alphabetically by title)],
[Series 2: Book Drafts (arranged alphabetically by title)],
[Series 3: Galley Proofs (arranged alphabetically by title)],
[Series 4: Washington University Class Lecture Notes (arranged by class number)],
[Series 5: Washington University Class Subject Files (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
[Series 6: Hospital Service (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
[Series 7: Personal and Professional Material (arranged by subject)],
[Series 8: Kaingang Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
[Series 9: Pilaga Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)],
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