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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Ephraim Madison Henry papers W.0114


University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266

September 2013


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Collection Title:

Ephraim Madison Henry papers

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama


0.2 Linear feet (in three 3-ring binders)




The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama


Correspondence, concert programs, and other documents from this Tuskegee Institute graduate


Henry, Eprhaim Madison


Williams, A. S., III

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Ephraim Madison Henry papers, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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Martha Bace, 2013

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Acquisition Information:

gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010


When the collection arrived, it was arranged in three three-ring binders, each containing items sleeved in individual sheet protectors. The sheet protectors primarily contain correspondence, concert programs, and other miscellaneous material. The staff are currently retaining this arrangement.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains correspondence, concert programs, and other miscellaneous documents of Ephraim Madison Henry. Volume I is made up mainly of correspondence, the majority of which is addressed to Henry and covers the time period he was in school at the Tuskegee Institute and shortly afterwards. Volume II is primarily various programs for concerts by the Tuskegee Institute Choir or a visiting choir or musician. There are other programs from church services and other events. Volume III contains newspapers from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) and Tuskegee (Alabama), mimeographed sheet music, and other concert programs. Two of the programs in this volume are the program for the 27 December 1932 inaugural concert of the New York Radio City Music Hall in which the Tuskegee Institute Choir sang two numbers, and the Choir's 8 February 1933 Carnegie Hall concert.

Biographical/Historical note

Ephraim Madison Henry, second son of Nelson E. and Mattie V. Henry of Evergreen, Alabama, was born on 14 January 1911. He attended the Tuskegee Institute (in Tuskegee, Alabama) from 1930 to 1934 and was a member of the choir that participated in the inaugural program of New York City's Radio City Music Hall on 27 December 1932. After graduating from Tuskegee Institute, Henry taught in his hometown of Evergreen, Alabama. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 12 May 1942 as a warrant officer. Ephraim Henry died on 31 May 1980.


Henry, Eprhaim Madison (local)

Tuskegee Institute. Choir. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Tuskegee Institute. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

African Americans--Alabama (lcsh)

African Americans--Education, Higher (lcsh)

Choirs (Music) (lcsh)

Correspondence (aat)

Education (localbroad)

Papers - Volume I Volume W0114.01

Papers - Volume II Volume W0114.02

Papers - Volume III Volume W0114.03