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Jules Henry Papers

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Scope and Contents

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Detailed Description

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.


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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 9: Pilaga Indian Material (arranged alphabetically by subject)Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AnalogiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Drawings (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Evaluation of ProgramAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Language InstructionAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 5: Letters, PilagaAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 6: Letters, Miscellaneous Argintine (1936-1938)Add to your cart.
Digitized; Includes feathers, photographs, and color negative
Folder 7: Observations (1936-1937) (x3 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Observations (Deniki)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Observations (Yorodaikolik) (x2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Pilaga IndiansAdd to your cart.
1 envelope of negatives of Pilaga Indians
Folder 11: Pilaga LanguageAdd to your cart.
2 envelopes of notes regarding Pilaga language
Box 10AAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Abortion and Infanticide: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Accidents: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Adultery: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Age: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Animism: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Answering for Others: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Art: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Attention: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Attitudes Towards Children: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 10: Attitudes Towards Missionaries: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Attitudes Towards Us [sic]: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 12: Attitudes Towards Women: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Beauty: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Blindness: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Boasting: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Boxing: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Boys: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Breasts: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Calumny: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Cannibal: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Captives: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Castration: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Chiefs: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Childbirth: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Childlessness: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Children: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Children as Messengers: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Children's Sexuality: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Chunupi Traps: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Communication: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Conception: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Consideration: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Dance: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Defecation: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Defense: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Delousing: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Depersonalization: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Desirable Child: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Diary: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Dirt: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Distraction: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Division of Labor: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Doll Play: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Domesticated Animals: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Dreams: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Dress: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Drunkenness: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Dye: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Education: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Emotional Expression: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Experimental: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Face Paint: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Facial Expression: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Father and Child: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Favor-Currying: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Fellatio: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Female Attitudes: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Female Witch Doctors: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Fires: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Food Taboos: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: Games: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Girls: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Girls/Boys: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Girls Taking Care of Children: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: Gossip: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Hair: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Help: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Homosexuality: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Household Solidarity: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Humor: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Husband and Wife: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Illness: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Imitation: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Incest: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 59: Independence of Children: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 60: Individuals: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 61: Information: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 62: Ingenio: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Inheritance: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 64: Insecurity: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 65: Insults: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 66: Intercourse Taboo: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 67: Interest: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 68: Inter Household: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 69: Inter Personal: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 70: Inter Sex: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 71: Inter Village: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 72: Invention: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 73: Judgments: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 74: Kinship: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 75: Knowledge: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 76: Language: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 77: Letters: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 78: Levirate and Sororate: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 79: Love and Charms: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 80: Manners: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 81: Marriage: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 82: Masturbation: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 83: Men: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: Menstruation: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 85: Miscellaneous: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 86: Modesty: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 87: Mother/Child: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 88: Motor Habits: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 89: Murder: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 90: Music: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 91: Mythology: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 92: Names: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 93: Nursing: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 94: Orphans: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 95: Other Tribes: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 96: Penis Envy: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 97: Possession of Us [sic]: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Digitized
Folder 98: Possessiveness: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 99: Pregnancy: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 100: Property: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 101: Psychosomatic: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 102: Public Opinion: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 103: Questions: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 104: Rape: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 105: Reaction Time: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 106: Rebuff: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 107: Regression: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 108: Ridicule: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 109: Sewat: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 110: Sex: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 111: Sex and Age Groups: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 112: Shamans: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 113: Siblings: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 114: Skin: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 115: Sleep: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 116: Snakes: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 117: Songs: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 118: Stars: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 119: Strangers: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 120: Strong Stands: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 121: Stupidity: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 122: Subsistence: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 123: Supernatural: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Symbols: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Talking to Self: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Tattooing: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Theft: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Time: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Treatment of Animals: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Twins: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Village Fire: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Violence: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Warfare: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Weaning: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Winds: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Women: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Women's Fights: ObservationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Social OrganizationAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Lectures About Pilaga (2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Notebooks (44 items)Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Dictionary Index Cards (3 sets, plus loose additions)Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Zoomorphic, Fetish-like, Sculptural Trinkets (in Three Trays)Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Zoomorphic, Fetish-like, Sculptural Trinkets (in Three Trays)Add to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Clothing Specimens and Hair RopesAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Genealogical ChartsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Genealogical ChartsAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Clothing SpecimensAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pilaga Clothing SpecimensAdd 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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