Coe library 85th anniversary celebration honors Kay and George Henry

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
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2016-11-01 10:58:35 - General

As part of its 85th anniversary celebration, Stewart Memorial Library at Coe College is honoring community activists Kay and George Henry '49 with a reception on Friday, Nov. 11. The event will be held in the library from 4-6 p.m. followed by a retrospective exhibition of George Henry's photography in the student art gallery in lower Gage Memorial Union. The events are open to the public at no charge.

The reception and exhibition honor the Henrys for their lifelong commitment to the Cedar Rapids community, Coe College and Stewart Memorial Library. With their support, the George T. Henry Archives were dedicated in 1999.

In addition to the institutional records of Coe, the archives house photographs by George, whose work is a pictorial history of the college since 1948. The archives also hold the papers of world-renowned journalist William Shirer '25 and Iowa poet Paul Engle '31.

To visit the George T. Henry Archives online, visit

For more information, call 319-399-8023.