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Guide to the Henry R. Luce Papers
1894-2004 (bulk, 1932-1967)
 MS 3014

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Container List

Series IX. Photographs, circa 1897?-2001 (bulk 1900-1967). 4.9 Linear Feet

Arrangement Note

The series is arranged mostly in chronological order with smaller photographs first, followed by a small number of alphabetical files, and then oversize photographs which were kept in their original folders.

Scope and Contents Note

The series consists of photographs, contact sheets, negatives, developed film, slides, photocopies of photographs, and a small amount of correspondence. Photographs document Henry R. Luce (hereafter HRL) as a child with family members, in China, as a student at Yale, with classmates, working, relaxing, with his son Henry Luce III, mingling with individuals at conferences, receptions and other events, speaking on stage, and on his trips. Notable individuals with HRL include Winston Churchill, Chiang Kai-shek, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, John and Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson (including an original autographed photo), Konrad Adenauer, Ludwig Erhard, Pope Pius XII, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (the Shah of Iran), Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ramon Magsaysay, Mario Scelba, David Sarnoff, Ngo Dinh Diem, Alberto Lleras Camargo, Bob Hope, General MacArthur, Josip Broz Tito, and Nelson Rockefeller.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 168 Folder : 1-2 Baby and Other Photographs Before 1915

Scope and Contents

Includes photos of HRL in various stages of his childhood in China; the family house in Tengchow; a group shot of the faculty of Wei Hien University; HRL with classmates at Chefoo School; and a copy of a letter from HRL's mother written on 24 September 1942 discussing the photo of HRL sitting in a chair as a child.

circa 1897-1915
Box: 183 Folder : 7 1915 and Before China Scenes

Scope and Contents Note

This folder was added to the series from a different location. Includes photos of the Luce Tengchow house with individuals sitting and standing outside; part of the college building in Tengchow with observatory and mission house; interior of the Tengchow house; shot of a tennis game at a court in front of the Chefoo School taken from a distance; shot of a large group under a raised flag taken from a distance; the building of the Chefoo School; HRL as a boy with his mother and sisters; and HRL as a boy walking next to his sisters. There is also a letter from Henry Luce III from 1999 with an attached group shot of Mei Hsien Station with HRL as a boy with his parents, sisters, and other missionaries given to the archive by the son of Dr. Robert Dunlap. In addition there are a number of paper copies of photographs as well as negatives for most of the photographs in the folder.

circa 1898-1915, 1999
Box: 168 Folder : 3-4 1915 and Before Miscellaneous (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL with a group of boys on a camping trip; HRL's sisters Elisabeth and Emmavail; HRL? with a large group of individuals in small boats; wedding of HRL's parents Henry Winters Luce and Elizabeth Middleton Luce?; HRL with his father, sisters, and younger brother Sheldon; HRL with hands in pockets next to his mother and Sheldon?; HRL's mother in front of a fir tree; HRL with his mother and Sheldon? in a small boat; HRL with the entire family; HRL with a group of individuals on deck of a Hamburg-Amerika ship on his way to Europe; HRL's passport photo; HRL with a group of Chefoo School classmates including Theodore Wilder; HRL at Camp Diamond in Colebrook, New Hampshire; HRL in a posed family portrait with his mother and siblings; and HRL with his siblings on front steps of a house.

circa 1897-1915
Box: 168 Folder : 5 Photos, 1916-1922

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL holding a cane; a slide of HRL and Briton Hadden taken from the Yale Daily News group shot; various HRL portraits; HRL in ROTC uniform at Yale; group shot with HRL, Hadden, P. I. Prentice and other members of the  Yale Daily News board; group shot with HRL, Hadden and other individuals of the editorial board of The Hotchkiss   Record; a group shot of HRL and members of the board of Yale's "The Lit"; group shot with HRL, Hadden and other members of the Agora Debating Team; and a group shot of HRL in a tuxedo with others.

circa 1916-1922
Box: 168 Folder : 6 Photos, 1923-1930

Scope and Contents

Includes professional HRL portraits; and a photo of HRL, Hadden and William R. Hopkins, Cleveland City Manager at Denton Press, holding the first issue of TIME printed in Ohio.

circa 1923-1930
Box: 168 Folder : 7-8 Photos - At Work (2 of 3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL reading a newspaper; HRL with Jo Davidson and a bust; HRL behind a desk holding a pencil; multiple shots of HRL in his office with different individuals; HRL sitting in a tuxedo; HRL in cap and gown speaking with Richard E. Byrd after receipt of honorary degrees at Rollins College; HRL smiling next to Raymond Moley of Newsweek; HRL behind his desk reading an issue of FORTUNE; HRL on a podium at Rollins College; HRL and another man sitting on a couch and looknig at a dummy issue of a magazine; various HRL portraits; HRL standing next to Robert Davis and George Warren; HRL in a tuxedo receiving the Clement Cleveland Medal of the Society for the Control of Cancer from Mrs. Robert G. Mead; HRL behind desk working on the first issue of LIFE Magazine; HRL wearing an unusual hat at a Yale event; a group shot of HRL with the Adult Radio Editorial Board; and HRL talking to Raymond Moley and Paul Cornell at the meeting of the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

circa 1931-1939
Box: 169 Folder : 1 Photos - At Work (1 of 3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL's portraits by Alfred Eisenstaedt and Berhard Hoffman; HRL in a tuxedo speaking at the Yale-Life Housing Conference; French attache Jules Henry awarding the Legion of Honor to HRL; and group shot with HRL in a tuxedo standing between two women.

circa 1931-1939
Box: 169 Folder : 2-5 Photos - At Leisure (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL swimming; immediately after getting out of water; standing behind cacti and shrubs without a shirt; sitting behind an NBC microphone; a group shot with men in tuxedos; sitting at a table with Wilson Hicks and a woman; standing next to Roy Larsen; standing next to unidentified children and adults; holding a chicken; a line of children with Henry Luce III and Ann Brokaw; playing tennis; various portraits where HRL is wearing a suit; HRL and Clare Boothe Luce arriving aboard the ship the "Queen Mary" from Europe; shots of various individuals with and without HRL and of nature at his estate in Mepkin, South Carolina taken by Mary Fraser Longwell; HRL in swimming trunks in front of a surfing board with two other men; holding a dead goose; lying on a beach; reading a newspaper; adjusting a radio dial?; sitting on rocks in bathing trunks, pulling in a shark; sleeping on a couch?; wearing Hawaiian leis; hanging off a wooden fence; various group shots with HRL and HRL talking to individuals; standing opposite Jo Davidson next to his bust; slamming a mallet at a strongman game in an amusement park; wearing a suit with dog in the foreground; and HRL riding a bicycle in shorts.

circa 1931-1939
Box: 169 Folder : 7-8 Texas Trip 1940 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes group shots with HRL and his son Henry Luce III; HRL talking to individuals; men on horses with cows; HRL with other men looking over a wooden fence; HRL with L. R. Hagy and Gene Howe; group shot with Henry Luce III holding a gun; an original signed letter dated 1967 from J. Russell Wait with attached photos; photos of boats and industrial machinery; HRL reading inside a train compartment? while Henry Luce III is looking over a map; Elliath and Ruth Roosevelt sitting on a horse at the Shady Oak Farm; a group of women doing the can-can; HRL and another man pointing pistols up in the air; and HRL with Henry Luce III on horses holding up their hats. Also includes a small paper album with HRL on port boat with Texas Counsel Simmons, with Democratic Committeeman Wright Morrow, and a group shot in front of the San Jacinto Monument.

1940, 1967
Box: 169 Folder : 6 1940 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL sitting at a desk next to Baxter?; HRL with Wendell Willkie and Paul Hoffman; passport photo negatives; sitting behind an NBC microphone; talking to a U.S. Customs inspector after arriving from Europe; in academic gown at the Stanford University commencement by himself and with a group; various photos of HRL at bat during the first "Time Out" company picnic; group shot with HRL at the Yale 20th class reunion; group shot with HRL sitting on the grass; sitting behind a CBS microphone; with a briefcase arriving in U.S. from Europe; and wearing a cowboy hat and denim in Texas.

1940
Box: 170 Folder : 1 Trip to China, 1941

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL sitting on a rocking chair; HRL standing next to Theodore White; next to two Chinese soldiers; smoking outside at the bottom of a long staircase; on a horse riding next to a Chinese soldier; drinking from a glass with a man watering plants in the background; posing near a river on a boat with two sailors in the back; sleeping, in the process of jumping down from an incline in a building courtyard?; and walking from a boat landing with a group of Chinese officials and soldiers.

Related materials located in the same series under "China Trip, 1945."

1941
Box: 170 Folder : 2-3 1941 Miscellaneous (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL with briefcase and stack of papers under his arm outside a United Air Lines plane; contemplative portraits of HRL; smiling in front of enlarged covers of LIFE and FORTUNE; sitting next to Van Velzer; group shot of a FORTUNE Roundtable Meeting; various group shots and HRL with various individuals; HRL on podium in Tulsa, Oklahoma; group shot with HRL in cap and gown after presentation of honorary degree at Boston University; HRL playing polo and baseball at "Time Out" picnic; HRL with Nick Wallace; HRL giving presents at a "Time Out" event; HRL and Phyllis Bentley at a book and author luncheon; and group shot of the tables at a United China Relief event.

circa 1941
Box: 170 Folder : 4 Photos, 1942

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL next to Brendan Bracken, Minister of Information, in front of a map of the world; and HRL in cap and gown after receiving an honorary degree from Hamilton College.

circa 1942
Box: 170 Folder : 5 Photos, 1943

Scope and Contents

Includes a group shot of HRL on stage with a band and other individuals marking the 20th anniversary of TIME and related photos; a group shot with HRL at the Madame Chiang Kai-shek's appearance at Madison Square Garden; HRL's portraits taken during his trip to the West Coast; HRL with Ralph McGill at Radcliffe during his Georgia trip; next to various individuals in Seattle; and wearing a cap and gown at Ohio State University next to President Bevis.

circa 1943
Box: 170 Folder : 6 Portraits of HRL by Yousuf Karsh

Scope and Contents

Some of the photos are signed by Karsh.

1944
Box: 170 Folder : 7 1944 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of HRL at the opening of the new building of China House.

circa 1944
Box: 170 Folder : 8 Pacific War Trip and Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes group shots with and without HRL; HRL in military uniform next to the illustration of the Naval Air Transportation Service symbol; a signed letter from Colonel Joseph C. Stehlin with attached group photos of HRL and other military men; an autographed group photo from Rear Admiral Arthur W. Radford which includes HRL, Frank Schroth, Cedric Foster, and Roy Alexander; HRL with Vice Admiral John Towers and James Britt; HRL and Captain W. F. Boone; HRL and Henry Luce III aboard a ship? with both wearing military uniforms; portraits of HRL; HRL dining with a group of generals; and HRL viewing target practice by Chinese soldiers.

1945
Box: 170 Folder : 9-10 China Trip, 1945

Scope and Contents

Includes a group shot of a military band; of individuals dancing; a group shot with HRL next to a plane; HRL with General Jang Chun Yao? and other officials; various shots with and without HRL and members of U.S. and Chinese military and civilians; HRL with Teddy White?; photos from Tsingtao, China; group shot with HRL in swimming trunks on a beach; group shot with HRL in front of a temple; HRL with Chang Yu Ju?; group shot of HRL with Chinese journalists under the banner "Welcome Mr. Henry Luce, The Most Famous Journalist, From the Journalists Association of Tsingtao" and other shots of journalists waiting for his arrival; group shots of people eating; group shot taken at Chan Shan, China; two men in a Chinese printshop? with a "Welcome to Mr. Henry Luce" poster; aerial views of a Chinese city; HRL inspects fruit at a bazaar in Lalijan (possibly from HRL's Iran trip); HRL with Charles J. Murphy in Shanghai; HRL with Generals H. S. Aurand and Robert McClure in Kunming; a group shot with autographs from most of the individuals pictured; and a group shot of HRL addressing the North China Press Association.

Also includes photographs from HRL's 1941 trip to China which includes a group shot with HRL and Clare Boothe Luce at a table; HRL in front of a large group of Chinese soldiers; HRL next to a man raising his hand in greeting to the camera; and HRL walking from a boat landing.

circa 1941-1950
Box: 171 Folder : 1-4 Pacific War Trip - Aircraft Carrier "Yorktown" (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes various photos of HRL and Henry Luce III aboard the ship on which Luce III was serving; various photos of HRL in military uniform standing in front of the illustration of the Naval Air Transportation Service symbol; and developed film from his trip to China? Most of the photographs were taken aboard the "Yorktown" where HRL spent a number of days and show various scenes of everyday life aboard the vessel and include a group shot with HRL standing in a life jacket; an autographed photo by HRL and Edward R Wiegorck?; HRL sitting in a cockpit of a plane; HRL crossing between ships on a span; an autographed photo of the pilot Gene Foucic?; and HRL standing next to Major McGee before his first jet ride.

circa 1945-1950
Box: 171 Folder : 5 European War Theater Trip, 1945

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of HRL and Julius Ochs Adler embarking on an army-sponsored tour of Germany and Austria.

1945
Box: 171 Folder : 6 1945 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL speaking at the China-America Council Dinner; HRL at the opening of a new China House building; HRL with his mother and Mrs. Moore; and a group shot with HRL and his mother.

1944-1945
Box: 171 Folder : 7 Photos, 1946

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL shaking hands with Carl Mydans; HRL in Tokyo next to Robert Elson, General R. L. Eichelberger, and Roy Alexander; a group shot of HRL and other publishers on a tour of Europe; HRL and Julius Ochs Adler; HRL on stage speaking before the Conference of Foreign Missions; and HRL at a housewarming for a new telephone room on the 17th floor (of Time Inc. offices?).

circa 1946
Box: 171 Folder : 8 Photos, 1947

Scope and Contents

Includes Clare Boothe Luce reading a newspaper; various shots taken at the Cleveland Forum; HRL sitting at a table with food at a "Time Out" event; group shot of HRL and educators from Michigan; HRL with Margaret Cobb Ailshie and Oswaldo Aranha; HRL with Robert Sith and Bernard Kiegare; and HRL with other unidentified individuals.

1947
Box: 171 Folder : 9 New Orleans Forum, 1948

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL getting out of a plane; group shot with R C. Hecht, Jim Linen, and C. D. Jackson; HRL with Elmo Roper and H. C. Lodge, Jr.; and at a garden party with a plate of food.

1948
Box: 171 Folder : 10 1948 Miscellaneous (folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Includes various photos of HRL with Larsen and Gottfreed; HRL with Roy Roberts and Jeran Trippe?; with Eugene Mayer and Palmer Hoyt; with General McClure and Col. Eugene Keller; standing at the Republican Convention; multiple portraits of HRL by Halsman; speaking at Washington and Lee University and various group shots taken there; and Spyros P. Skouras receiving a check from HRL for the 26-Appeals-in-One for Starving Children of Europe and Asia.

circa 1948
Box: 172 Folder : 1 1948 Miscellaneous (folder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with a man holding a "B.S." sign; Henry Luce III in cap and gown next to HRL; HRL receiving the Fraternal Order of Eagles Civil Service Award; various portraits of HRL by Halsman; group shot with HRL and other men in miners' gear (possibly in Butte, Montana); HRL with Gerald B. McDonald; a large group shot with HRL at Washington and Lee University; HRL with the supervisor of the mails in Los Angeles next to stacks of TIME; and a group shot with HRL and editors of TIME including Content Peckham, Dana Tasker, T. S. Matthews, Roy Alexander, Max Ways, Francis Brown, Hillis Mills, Duncan Norton-Taylor, Thomas Griffith, Joseph Purtell, Whittaker Chambers, and Otto Fuerbringer.

circa 1948
Box: 172 Folder : 2 New Orleans Banquet Honoring HRL - Album

Scope and Contents

Album contains a souvenir program with an amended TIME cover signed by R. S. Hecht, and photographs from the event and HRL's time in Louisiana.

1948
Box: 172 Folder : 3-4 Photos, 1949 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes a group shot with HRL, Owen D. Young and Bruce Barton congratulating the winner and runner-up in the first NY Press Association-Syracuse University scholarship contest; HRL with Lord Cheswell? and Sir Richard Livingston; HRL and Winston Churchill at a dinner held in Churchill's honor with a large number of related negatives; unidentified photos autographed for HRL; HRL addressing the Kiwanis International Annual Convention; HRL holding the National Press Photographers Association's Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award next to other honorees; HRL shaking hands with J. Belmont Mosser; HRL with Colonel and Mrs. McCormick; group shots from HRL's trip to Texas; and HRL talking with Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran.

circa 1949
Box: 172 Folder : 5 Photos, 1950

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with John Cowles and Ben Reese at a TIME's Press Party; HRL speaking at a TIME ad sales convention; group shots with HRL taken during his trip to the Near East; multiple photos of HRL with Governor J. Strom Thurmond and Jean Crouch in front of the Governor's mansion in Columbia, South Carolina; HRL's granddaughter Lila Luce as a toddler holding an issue of TIME; HRL with Christie Bennett and George A. Buchanan Jr.; an original signed letter from Bill Howland regarding HRL's trip to Columbia, SC; HRL in a tuxedo conversing with individuals at the reception for Chilean President Gabriel González Videla; HRL with Kenneth Parker; HRL with Phillip Reed and Sir William Rootes visiting an auto show; HRL with W. E. Knox; HRL presenting President Harry S. Truman with a portrait which appeared on the cover of TIME; shots from HRL's trip to Iran; and HRL walking near an Orthodox church?

circa 1950
Box: 172 Folder : 6 Photos, 1951

Scope and Contents

Includes various photos of HRL and Lord Beaverbrook viewing New York City from a high vantage point with the Empire State Building in the background; HRL reading a newspaper while giving blood; various HRL portraits; HRL at a newsbureau convention; HRL shaking hands with a man in military uniform; HRL at W. E. Knox's pre-Christmas luncheon with various individuals; HRL with B. F. Fairless; HRL with Feridun Cemal Erkin? and Nuri Eren next to a model of a new Hilton hotel in Istanbul; group shot of HRL with special awards board to determine the industrialist of the year; HRL presenting the industrial award to B. F. Fairless; and HRL wearing cowboy hat.

circa 1951
Box: 173 Folder : 1 Trip to the Far East

Scope and Contents

Includes photos of HRL reviewing Chinese soldiers in Taiwan, observing their training, and being shown around by American and Chinese military officials; HRL with Chiang Kai-shek; HRL with Dwight Martin, George E. Pierce, and Roswell P. Rosengren outside a plane after arriving in Korea; HRL eating a sample of "mu" with Lt. Col. Lee Sung Eun on the Korean front; HRL outside of a plane after arriving in Vietnam surrounded by American and Vietnamese officials; touring the battlefront in Vietnam accompanied by, among others, General Linares and Donald Heath; and HRL with Ramon Magsaysay aboard a yacht in Manila Bay.

1952
Box: 173 Folder : 2 1952 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes HRL walking around a castle's? fortifications; HRL aboard the ship the "Queen Mary"; HRL with Paul Frischaver; group shots with HRL during his trip to Yellowstone; HRL and Clare Boothe Luce having a picnic; and photos from HRL's travels through Iran in 1950 among which he is posing in front of ruins, the Caspian Sea, and is interacting with the locals.

1950-1952
Box: 173 Folder : 3 Photos, 1953

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL next to Indonesian intellectuals; HRL with Martin H. Kennelly; HRL with George V. Allen; HRL with Arnaldo Montadori; HRL with various individuals while in Italy; overview shot of HRL and a large crowd at the Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome; HRL at a car assembly plant; HRL talking with publisher of Ebony John Johnson; HRL at William E. Knox's pre-Christmas luncheon; HRL sitting behind Major Charles E. McGee in a jet plane; contact sheets with scenes of HRL's Rome office; and photos from HRL's trip to a prehistoric fort in Sardinia with Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Cassady and Major Murphy.

Also includes a number of photographs from HRL's trip to Taiwan in 1952 and Iran in 1950.

1950-1953
Box: 173 Folder : 4 Photographs, 1954

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL looking up holding his hat as a shield from the sun; HRL with Sid James and Harry Phillips, Jr. in front of an enlarged cover of the first issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED; HRL with various individuals in Italy; HRL portraits by Ralph Morse; HRL at theNew York Herald Tribune Forum; HRL shaking hands with Harlow Curtice; HRL's grandchildren "Bonnee and Kit" sitting on a fence and watching a children's horse show; HRL with Pakistani Ambassador Amjad Ali; and HRL at an American Chamber of Commerce for Italy event.

circa 1954
Box: 173 Folder : 5 Photos, 1955

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with Italian Prime Minister Scelba and other photos related to the Premier's visit; HRL at the Photographic Society award banquet; HRL at the Milan Fair; HRL and Winston Churchill during his visit to Italy; HRL and Mrs. Churchill; multiple portraits of HRL by Marvin Koner; HRL walking around a castle's? fortifications; HRL standing with Governor Le Roy Collins of Florida with a painting of Clare Boothe Luce in the background; and HRL at the Third Annual Conference of American Friends of the Middle East with Mr. and Mrs. James P. Richards, Dr. Edward L. R. Elson, and Garland Evans Hopkins.

circa 1955
Box: 173 Folder : 6 Photos, 1956

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL sitting on an airplane; HRL and Harry S. Truman surrounded by children in Rome; HRL sitting in an office in London; HRL speaking with Gamal Abdel Nasser; HRL at the opening of LIFE "Illuminations" at the Metropolitan (Museum of Art?); HRL receiving an award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews; HRL and Dr. Alu Amini at the Council on Islamic Affairs luncheon; contact sheet with images from HRL's trip to Egypt; various photos with HRL from the ceremony where he awarded an Oscar to the Italian actress Anna Magnani in Rome and the reception that followed; HRL standing next to a sitting Pope Pius XII; HRL at a luncheon of the Institute on Ethics?; HRL receiving a Drexel Institute of Technology award; HRL at the Milan Fair; and Clare Boothe Luce inside a car with a man in Milan.

circa 1956-1961
Box: 173 Folder : 7 Photos, 1957

Scope and Contents

Includes various photos of HRL at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new TIME-LIFE building; Alan G. Langdon presenting HRL with a wallaby; HRL on the show Meet the Press; HRL at the IIDC conference; contact sheet with HRL portraits by Walter Daran; HRL shaking hands with David Sarnoff at the Palace of the Legion of Honor reception; HRL with Eric Johnston; photo autographed by Harry A. Bruno with HRL at the air service post of the American Legion; various photos from the American Friends of Vietnam dinner honoring Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem which include HRL with Diem, Angier Biddle Duke, and others; Niloo Bhatt presenting a replica of a Ceylonese mask to HRL; HRL with John Diefenbaker; HRL with Allister Grosart; HRL with Francis Lacoste; and HRL with Goodwin Knight.

circa 1957
Box: 174 Folder : 1 Photos, 1958

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL speaking with Morarfi Desai; HRL sitting at the Seminar on Higher Learning at Michigan State University; and a group shot with some of the attendees.

circa 1958
Box: 174 Folder : 2 Photos, 1959

Scope and Contents

Includes various photos of HRL at the cornerstone laying ceremony for the new TIME-LIFE building; HRL with his grandchildren Lila and Christopher Luce next to the cornerstone; contact sheets of HRL at the Architectural League awards ceremony and party; HRL at the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED sportsman of the year dinner; photos of HRL's trip to Akron, Ohio to see the operations of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; and HRL with Rafer Johnson.

circa 1959
Box: 174 Folder : 3 Photos, 1960

Scope and Contents

Includes negatives of HRL in Taiwan by Lawrence K. Chang; HRL with John F. Kennedy in the TIME-LIFE building; group shot around a table with John F. Kennedy; a color photo of HRL at a Yale Alumni Day; contact sheets of the visit of Colombian President Alberto Lleras Camargo to the TIME-LIFE building; HRL and Roy E. Larsen with a group of Time Inc. news directors; various HRL portraits by Walter Bennett; HRL at the dedication of the Americas Plaza at the new TIME-LIFE building; HRL with Governor Rockefeller and David Sarnoff talking as part of the New York State Defence Council; HRL with Roy Alexander; group shot with HRL at the Lotos Club state dinner for Admiral Arleigh Burke; and HRL testifying at the Jackson Sub-Committee Hearings.

circa 1960
Box: 174 Folder : 4 Photos, 1961

Scope and Contents

Includes a large number of different passport photos of HRL; various photos of HRL sitting with Dwight D. Eisenhower in his office in Pennsylvania; man holding up a cue card for the LIFE 25th anniversary special; HRL at the China Institute pointing to a Chinese book; HRL being presented with the Avenue of the Americas Key Man of the Year award by John Muller; HRL at the meeting of the East Texas Pulp and Paper Company; contact sheet with portraits of HRL by Alfred Eisenstaedt; HRL with Bob Hope; and HRL with Henry Cabot Lodge.

circa 1961
Box: 174 Folder : 5 Majorca Portraits

Scope and Contents

Contains multiple portraits of HRL made by Alfred Eisenstaedt; one is a color print. Also includes a page proof of an ad "'Citizen Luce' Would Have Made a Lousy Movie."

1962
Box: 174 Folder : 6 Majorca Portraits for Public Relations Giveout

Scope and Contents

Contains multiple portraits of HRL by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

1962
Box: 174 Folder : 7 1962 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL being presented with the Kappa Alpha Mu Founder's Award; HRL speaking at the TIME advertising convention; HRL presenting the Sherman Fairchild International Air Safety Writing Award; various photos of HRL at the College of Wooster; HRL at the annual New York alumni dinner of the Hotchkiss School; HRL with John M. Vorys; and HRL with Henry Luce III sitting in front of a large map.

circa 1962
Box: 175 Folder : 1 TIME's 40th Anniversary Cover Party

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with Lyndon Johnson, HRL with Francis Cardinal Spellman, Dean Rusk, Clarence Dillon and Clare Boothe Luce, and other photos of HRL mingling with the guests.

1963
Box: 175 Folder : 2 1963 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes multiple photos of HRL with General MacArthur; HRL receiving the Knight Commanders' Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany; HRL speaking from a podium; a group shot with HRL raising his glass; HRL talking with students at Brandeis University; HRL with Air University Board of Visitors; HRL with former King Umberto II of Italy, Cardinal Spellman, and Governor and Mrs. Rockefeller at Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner; contact sheets with Madame Nhu, her daughter and Clare Boothe Luce; HRL speaking at the World Law Conference in Athens; HRL with John Johnson; and HRL in cap and gown at Adelphi University.

circa 1963
Box: 175 Folder : 3 HRL with Hedley Donovan

Scope and Contents

Includes a contact sheet with views of HRL's empty office. Most of the photos are by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

1964
Box: 175 Folder : 4 1964 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes negatives and contact sheets of HRL at a magazine publishers event; HRL on the podium at the Waldorf Astoria for the Harry Johnson Fisher Award; a contact sheet of HRL being presented with the 1964 Socratic award by the Order of Ahepa; HRL with Henry Luce III and others at the Taiwan airport; HRL with Henry Luce III and others at the opening of the Los Angeles Times New York office; HRL with Hedley Donovan and various photos of the Luce-Donovan dinner; HRL with James A. Rhodes; HRL in Cleveland with Louis B. Seltzer, James A. Rhodes and Allen James Lowe; HRL at the 1964 political convention; HRL with Charles Galvin and Robert G. Storey standing in front of the Umphrey Lee Memorial to the Rule of Law; HRL accepting the Great Leaders Award from Robert G. Storey; a bust of Socrates; HRL with Queen Frederika and daughter Irene (of Greece and Denmark); HRL at the San Francisco Republican National Convention?; HRL at a meeting of the Graphic Arts?; and HRL with Jesse Birnbaum.

circa 1964
Box: 175 Folder : 5 Photos, 1965

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL speaking before the Magazine Publishers Association; HRL at the 50 Million Fund for the Presbyterian Church meeting; HRL with Charles S. Rhyne and Richard Nixon at the World Conference on World Peace Through Law; HRL with Alfred Eisenstaedt; closeups of HRL at the Pacem in Terris Conference; group shot with HRL following the honorary degree award from Williams College; HRL with Chancellor Ludwig Erhard; HRL talking with students at Yale; HRL with Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and James Rorimer at the Exhibit of Chinese Art Treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other photos from a benefit tea event for the exhibit; HRL with Dr. Edler G. Hawkins at the annual Churchmen's Dinner in Honor of Presbyterian Men in Government and photos with other attendees; HRL at the 87th annual Yale Daily News banquet; HRL at Dr. Chandran's? inaugural lecture at the Union Theological Seminary; various HRL portraits; HRL on the phone at his vacation home in Phoenix, AZ; Clare Boothe Luce with Margaret Bourke-White in front of a large globe; group shots with HRL, Clare Boothe, Bourke-White and others; and HRL with Goodwin Knight, Richard Nixon, and Richard Casey at the IIDC Conference.

1964-1965
Box: 175 Folder : 6 Photos, 1966

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with Major General C. E. Combs and Dr. Novice G. Fawcett being briefed on a visit to the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and other group shots with HRL's during the same visit; HRL at George Hunt's LIFE dinner showing something to a group of musicians; HRL with Madeleine Richards and Ed Warner at a TIME staff dinner; contact sheet with portraits of HRL; group shot with HRL at TIME's businessman's tour of Eastern Europe; HRL receiving an award at the Syracuse University School of Journalism; HRL with Thanat Khoman at the Foreign Policy Association luncheon; HRL at the Paul Hoffman dinner; HRL with General Milton G. Baker reviewing the corps of Valley Forge Military Academy; negatives of the TIME staff party (hunt ball) by Martha Holmes; HRL with Blagoje Lazic, Deputy Editor-in-Chief- of Yugoslav newspaper Borba; various photos of HRL with Josip Broz Tito; various photos of HRL at the 50 Million Fund for the Presbyterian Church dinner; HRL with Alfred Eisenstaedt; group shot with HRL in cap and gown after receiving an honorary doctorate at Yale; HRL at the dedication of the Severinghaus Library at the Heverford School; HRL at the Boeing's 50th anniversary party; and original signed letters from John Marin with an enclosed colored group shot with HRL.

1966-1969
Box: 175 Folder : 7 1967 Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with Marshall Berges; HRL portraits taken in Santa Barbara; front cover of TIME with a portrait of HRL; and multiple photos of HRL with Kingman Brewster, Jr. and Reuben A. Holden at the Yale Alumni Day.

1967
Box: 166 Folder : 7 Luce, Henry III

Scope and Contents

Includes Luce III with his wife Claire at Fisher Island (by Ted Bell); younger and older portraits of Luce III (by Nancy Kessler, David Gahr, Robbin Arnold, and others); on stage at the Thomas Jefferson Awards; standing next to Estes Kefauver and other individuals; posing in London (by T. Spencer); receiving an award from Dan O. Henry; wearing a military uniform with HRL at a Pan Am party; together with HRL holding a dead goose; together with HRL sitting in front of a large map; in naval uniform before going on convoy service; as a teenager next to another boy (Peter Paul Luce?); very young Luce III next to a small child (Peter Paul Luce?); raising a gun next to an instructor?; with other children at HRL's Mepkin estate; aboard a boat; and individual photos of Mrs. Henry Luce III.

circa 1930-1990
Box: 166 Folder : 7 Luce, Henry W.

Scope and Contents

Contains a photograph of H. W. Luce's calling card in Chinese.

1952
Box: 166 Folder : 7 Luce, Sheldon

Scope and Contents

Contains two photographs and a negative of Sheldon Luce sitting behind a desk holding a cigarette.

circa 1939-1945
Box: 176 Folder : 1-2 HRL's Memorial and Funeral Services (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes color transparency slides of HRL's burial at Mepkin, SC by Alfred Eisenstaedt; a shot of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church facade and the milling crowd; Clare Boothe Luce with Henry Luce III; Hedley Donovan; and mostly contact sheets with scenes of arriving mourners, shots from inside and outside of the church, scenes from inside the TIME-LIFE building, and at the ceremony in Mepkin.

1967
Box: 176 Folder : 3-4 HRL with Clare Boothe Luce (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

All of the photos have HRL and CBL by themselves or with other individuals. Includes HRL and CBL at the premier of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; in Honolulu wearing leis; outside of a plane; in a cornfield at Mepkin; arriving at NY from Rome; at Alhambra, Spain; at various events; with Winston Churchill; at the visit of Premier Scelba; welcoming the Chilean President, Gabriel Gonzalez Videla; attending the opening of the play "Winged Victory"; on the beach; standing next to a voting booth; in Hong Kong; walking out of a plane to attend the Milan Fair; walking; standing or sitting as a couple; with Representative William J. Fulbright; CBL wearing a flight suit?; with Francis Cardinal Spellman; hunting; on a ship; picnicking in Spain; next to Wendell Willkie at a United China Relief rally; and at the Valley Forge Military Academy.

circa 1934-1967
Box: 176 Folder : 5-6 Misellaneous (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL in cap and gown receiving an honorary degree; group shot with HRL dressed as a miner in front of the "Mine Supt. Office" sign; various portraits of HRL; HRL with Clare Booth Luce; Jo Davidson and HRL's bust; HRL with Mr. Levy of the Hecht Co.; HRL with Roy Larsen; HRL with Charles S. Rhyne and Richard Nixon; HRL with a man holding a WDSU microphone; at a reception for the Poor Richard Club Award given to Clare Boothe Luce; group shot from a Texas? event with a large number of autographs on the back; HRL at an Italian Defense Ministry event?; HRL at the opening of "Candida"; HRL with Ludwig Erhard; HRL holding a Pan Am brochure?; HRL wearing a monocle; HRL shaking hands with Jackie Robinson at an Urban League dinner; negative of a pen and ink sketch of HRL; negatives of HRL with Pope Pius XII; an original sketch of HRL signed by Paul H?; negatives of a group shot with HRL and senior Time Inc. staff; and a slide of the HRL portrait by Charles Fox.

In addition there are a large number of cutouts from contact sheets and other small photos with HRL reading, playing tennis, wearing a cowboy hat, eating, without a shirt and wearing a swimming cap, hunting, on a beach, climbing a rope, next to a microscope, and generally relaxing.

circa 1932-1967
Box: FF2 United States Forces in Austria (USFA) Photo Album

Scope and Contents Note

Album related to HRL's visit to Austria. Photographs include scenes of HRL arriving; shaking hands; shots of him talking with unidentified individuals in military and civilian clothing; groups of other individuals; street scenes, and dinner scenes. Also includes an autographed photo of General Mark W. Clark who appears in a number of other photos. A military patch of the USFA has become detached from the cover and is inside the album.

circa 1945-1946
Box: - Folder : - Oversize Photographs
Box: 180 Folder : 1 Undated Photos

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of a 2001 Henry R. Luce Award statue for general excellence given to John Huey, managing editor of FORTUNE; HRL in a tuxedo standing between two men at an unidentified event; closeup portraits of HRL; HRL speaking at a podium; and HRL standing near Winston Churchill at a dinner in Churchill's honor?

circa 1950-1972, 2001
Box: 180 Folder : 2 Portraits of HRL by Yousuf Karsh (folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Most of the photos are signed by Karsh.

1944
Box: OS-Small Portraits of HRL by Yousuf Karsh (folder 2 of 2)
1944
Box: 180 Folder : 3 Photos Prior to 1945 and Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes a group shot with HRL, Briton Hadden and other members of the Yale Daily News board; HRL with a briefcase outside of a plane; HRL holding a pair of chopsticks sitting next to Edith Willkie?; HRL holding a cigarette; HRL sitting on the ground with enlarged covers of TIME, LIFE, and FORTUNE in the background; HRL with Warren? at a reception; various shots of HRL in cap and gown at Boston University with, among others, John Cowles, Arthur T. Roff, and Daniel L. Marsh; shots of HRL sitting on a couch inside his house in Mepkin; close-up of HRL sitting in an office?; and HRL sitting on stage behind an unidentified speaker.

circa 1920-1945
Box: 180 Folder : 4 Photos

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL next to Winston Churchill at Churchill's honorary dinner?; HRL sitting in an office with Roy Larsen; solitary shots of HRL; HRL with Roy Larsen and another man looking at an issue of TIME; HRL with Theodore M. Greene at the LIFE "Pursuit of Happiness" Roundtable Conference; HRL with Owen D. Young and Bruce Barton congratulating the winner and runner-up in the first NY Press Association-Syracuse University scholarship contest; group shot with HRL in cap and gown; group shot with HRL at a corporate outing?; HRL with Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCormick; and HRL with Roy Alexander and Harry Truman presenting the latter with a portrait from a recent TIME cover.

1946-1950
Box: 180 Folder : 5 Photos

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with Chiang Kai-shek in Taipei, Taiwan; various HRL portraits; HRL with Winston Churchill in Italy; HRL wearing a monocle at a Paris lunch with local Time Inc. bureau staff; HRL addressing attendees of the IIDC confernce from the podium; HRL with Italian Premier Scelba; HRL with Mr. Karnow? and Frank White in Paris; HRL on podium making a missionary speech at the San Francisco Opera House; an original signed letter from Thomas D. McAvoy with an attached photo of the Paris lunch; and group shot with HRL presenting a portrait to Harry Truman.

1951-1955
Box: 180 Folder : 6 Photos (folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Photographs in matted paper frames or glued to cardboard. Includes a group shot with HRL at the William R. Knox annual pre-Christmas luncheon; group shots at a horse race for the "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Purse"; and multiple HRL portraits by Halsman.

1956-1960
Box: 180 Folder : 7 Photos (folder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with Clare Boothe Luce talking to John and Jackie Kennedy; HRL speaking at the dedication of American Plaza in front of the new TIME-LIFE building; portrait of HRL; HRL being presented with a wallaby by Alan G. Langton; HRL with Konrad Adenauer and others; HRL with Len Hall and the Republican National Committee?; HRL with a trans-Atlantic pilot aboard a plane; HRL boarding a plane at Ciampino airport in Italy; HRL speaking at the International Industrial Development Conference (IIDC); HRL speaking at the LIFE war art presentation to the Pentagon; and group shots with HRL and Time Inc. Board of Directors.

1956-1960
Box: 180 Folder : 8 Portraits of HRL by Ormond Gigli

Scope and Contents

Contains six color transparencies.

circa 1958-1967
Box: 181 Folder : 1 Photos (folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Includes multiple photos of HRL in the White House with Lyndon B. Johnson by Yoichi Okamoto (one original autographed "To Henry Luce from his friend - Lyndon B. Johnson"); HRL sitting in an office with Dwight D. Eisenhower; HRL with Charles S. Rhyne and Richard Nixon; group shot with HRL next to the "TIME & LIFE Building" sign; HRL at the Republican National Convention?; HRL's Majorca portraits taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt; HRL and Clare Boothe Luce at a party in Chicago; HRL at Pacem in Terris World Peace Conference; HRL with Hedley Donovan; HRL speaking at the Luce-Donovan dinner; HRL with General MacArthur; HRL with Ludwig Erhard; and various shots of HRL at Boeing's 50th anniversary party.

1961-1967, 1972
Box: 181 Folder : 2 Photos (folder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

Includes a photo of HRL with Charles S. Rhyne and Richard Nixon, HRL with Lyndon B. Johnson; multiple photos from HRL funeral service by Alfred Eisenstaedt; HRL with Ludwig Erhard; HRL at the Pacem in Terris World Peace Conference; portraits of HRL taken in Majorca by Eisenstaedt; close-ups of HRL at the Economic Roundtable; HRL at the World Law Conference in Athens; HRL receiving the Socratic award from the Order of Ahepa; HRL with Hedley Donovan; HRL at the Fund for the Republic event; and group shot with HRL and Time Inc. executives? sitting at a roundtable.

1961-1967
Box: 181 Folder : 3 HRL's Portrait Painting by Charles Fox

Scope and Contents

Contains color photos and transparencies of the painting.

circa 1965-2000
Box: OS-Small Majorca and Other Portraits
circa 1960-1965

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