Inventory of the Jean Henry Large miscellaneous papers

Finding aid prepared by Samira Bozorgi
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
© 2008
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Title: Jean Henry Large miscellaneous papers
Date (inclusive): 1850-1962
Collection Number: 66028
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In English
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box (1.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Writings, a diary, correspondence, and photographs, relating to the genealogy of the Henry family and to personal affairs of Jean Henry Large and Lou Henry Hoover.
Creator: Large, Jean Henry
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1966.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jean Henry Large miscellaneous papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jean Henry Large was born in 1882 in Waterloo, Iowa to Florence Weed and Charles Delano Henry. She was the younger sister of Lou Henry Hoover, wife of Herbert Hoover. She lived for a brief time in Hawaii and worked as a writer. She died in 1958.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers relate to the genealogy of the Henry family and to personal affairs of Jean Henry Large and Lou Henry Hoover. The papers are comprised of writings, a diary, correspondence, photographs, and printed matter. Some items are photocopies.

Related Collection

Berton W. Crandall photographs, Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Hoover, Lou Henry, 1874-1944
Henry family


Correspondence 1912, 1941

box 1, folder 1

Letter from Lou Henry to Jean Henry undated

Physical Description

Photocopy and typed copy
box 1, folder 2

Letter to Jean Henry regarding Pearl Harbor attack 1941 December 8

box 1, folder 3

Postcards to Charles D. Henry 1912

box 1, folder 4

Diary of Jean Henry 1901

Physical Description


Scope and Contents note

Describes activities with Lou Henry in Yokohama, Japan

Miscellany 1923-1962

box 1, folder 5

Alaska Railroad guide 1923

Scope and Contents note

Special guide for presidential party, including Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce
box 1, folder 6

Henry family genealogy 1932 and undated

box 1, folder 7

Menu from luncheon in honor of President Warren G. Harding 1923

box 1, folder 8

Newspaper clippings about Lou Henry Hoover 1951, 1962

box 1, folder 9

"Recollections of a Piece of Wood," poem by Lou Henry Hoover 1930

Scope and Contents note

Printed on White House stationery

Photographs circa 1850-1928

box 1, folder 10

1 print of a street scene in Waterloo, Iowa undated

box 1, folder 11

1 portrait of an unidentified young man in military uniform undated

box 1, folder 12

1 print of Lou Henry and Jean Henry undated

box 1, folder 13

8 prints of members of the Weed family circa 1850-circa 1880

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of Florence Weed (later Henry), Jennie, Eliza Barrett, Phineas, and Abigail Kimberly Howard
box 1, folder 14-16

15 prints of members of the Henry family circa 1870-1910

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of Charles Delano, Florence, Jean, Janet, Mary A., Jessie, W. D., and Addis Henry
box 1, folder 17

2 prints of Lou Henry Hoover as a child circa 1875-1880

box 1, folder 18

2 prints of John and Nancy Wallace Scobey 1880s

box 1, folder 19

2 prints of Lou Henry Hoover and Jean Henry in Yokohama, Japan 1901

box 1, folder 20

1 print of Herbert Hoover circa 1910

box 1, folder 21

4 prints of Lou Henry Hoover and Jean Henry hiking with others 1924

box 1, folder 22-23

4 portraits of Lou Henry Hoover 1928

box 2

3 oversize portraits

box 1, folder 25

23 prints of the Hoover's cabin on Rapidan river, Virginia (Camp Rapidan) circa 1929

box 1, folder 26

1 print of Herbert Hoover 1930s

box 1, folder 27

1 portrait of Lou Henry Hoover in formal attire 1931

Scope and Contents note

Autographed to Susan Louise Dyer
box 1, folder 28

5 prints of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover with their children 1932-1939

Scope and Contents note

Some prints are enclosed within greeting cards