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"Henry Thomas is New Executive at Hallie Q. Brown", circa 1965

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 11

Scope and Contents

An excerpt from the newspaper reads as follows:

It was announced this week by Walter W. Fricke, president of the Hallie Q. Brown Community House that Henry R. Thomas, 57, of 809 Aldrich Ave. N., Minneapolis is the new executive director of the St. Paul community center.

Thomas has resigned his post as executive director of Phyllis Wheatley House where he has been executive head for a quarter of a century. In commenting on Mr. Thomas' acceptance of the Hallie Q. job, Mr. Fricke stated: "Mr. Thomas has had over 25 years experience in the settlement house field, and we feel very fortunate that he will be working with us at Hallie. Q. Brown.

Mr. Thomas is a grafuate of the University of Omaha and received his M.A> in social work from the University of Minnesota in 1938. He has an impressive list of accomplishments to his credit in social work and civic activities. He is a recent appointee of Gov. Karl Rolvaag to the State Commission Against Discrimination. He will assume his new duties on Oct. 1.


  • circa 1965

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From the Collection: 1.58 Linear Feet (1 container) : This scrapbook, composed of 37 pages, front and back, with a front cover and a back cover. Each page also features two punch holes along one, short edge. This scrapbook has been unbound, with each page placed in a protective sleeve. An acid-free, archival folder containing photocopies of the newspaper and article clippings is also contained within the box. The front and back covers of the scrapbook are forest green in hue, with gold detailing. The center of the front cover features a sigil of a green lion in a gold shield, standing on his hind legs. The condition of individual materials pasted, clipped, or stapled to each page is generally good, but does feature adhesives such as tape, glue, staples and clips. Photographs have some fading and discoloration, otherwise the condition is good. General condition of the scrapbook is good. ; Each contruction paper-like page is a deep violet, almost burgundy color, with the following dimensions: 40 cm by 26 cm.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Archives Repository

270 N. Kent Street
Saint Paul MN 55102 USA