Finding Aid to the Randall Henderson Papers, 1905-1981, bulk 1930-1970

Finding Aid written by Kim Winters, revised by D.C. Thompson (American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming); further revised by Arcadia Falcone (Bancroft Library).
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Finding Aid to the Randall Henderson Papers, 1905-1981, bulk 1930-1970

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2009/107

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Kim Winters, revised by D.C. Thompson (American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming); further revised by Arcadia Falcone (Bancroft Library).
Date Completed:
June 2009
© 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: The Randall Henderson Papers
Date (inclusive): 1905-1981,
Date (bulk): bulk 1930-1970
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2009/107
Creators : Henderson, Randall Henderson, Cyria
Extent: Number of containers: 16 boxes Linear feet: 6.4
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Randall Henderson Papers (1905-1981, bulk 1930-1970) comprise correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials relating to Henderson's professional and personal life. Of particular note are Henderson's activities as editor of Desert Magazine and other publications, his work as a desert conservationist, and his contributions to the development of Palm Desert.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Randall Henderson Papers, BANC MSS 2009/107, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Henderson, Randall--Archives
Henderson, Cyria Allen
Henderson, Clifford
Desert Protective Council
Desert magazine (Palm Desert, Calif.)
Desert conservation--California
Palm Desert (Calif.)--History--20th century

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Randall Henderson Papers were donated to the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, by Cyria Henderson and Evonne Riddell in several accretions in 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1982. The collection was transferred to the Bancroft Library in 2009.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by Arcadia Falcone in 2009.

Biographical Information

Randall Henderson was born on April 12, 1888, in Clarinda, Iowa, to Welson Rankin Henderson and Mary Catherine Thomas. He attended grammar and high school in Shenandoah, Iowa, graduating from high school in 1905.
In September 1907, Henderson started his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. During his senior year, he worked as a sports reporter for the Los Angeles Times. It was Times columnist Harry Carr who suggested to Henderson that he become a country newspaper man.
Following his graduation from USC in 1911, Henderson went to Arizona and became a printer's apprentice at the Post, a weekly newspaper in Parker, Arizona. A year later he went to Blythe, California, as the editor of the Blythe Herald. In what was sometimes a one-man office, Henderson was responsible for doing linotype composition and presswork, writing news, selling advertising, and doing commercial printing. Henderson went on to acquire a half interest in the Blythe Herald.
On October 17, 1911, Henderson married Vera Louise Riopel in Santa Ana, California, with whom he had two children: Randall Jr., who was killed on Saipan on July 7, 1944, and Evonne Riddell. The couple later divorced.
In 1918, Henderson applied for pilot training in the Army Air Force. Following ground school at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and training at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, he achieved his pilot's rating just after the Armistice was signed.
After the war, Henderson went back to Blythe and acquired an interest in an army training plane in which he spent his weekends barnstorming the desert. At this time there were no landing fields, and Henderson landed the first plane in Las Vegas, Nevada and Wickenburg, Arizona, as well as other desert towns.
In 1922, Henderson became a partner in the Calexico Chronicle, the daily newspaper of Calexico, California. During his time at the Chronicle, Henderson started a crusade that resulted in the dismissal of the police department and a complete change in city government.
In the early 1930s, the idea of Desert Magazine was born. J. Wilson McKenney was employed at the Calexico Chronicle as a front office apprentice. After McKenney's regular articles about trips into the desert became popular with the readership, Henderson wanted to publish a magazine devoted entirely to the desert. This idea led Henderson to turn the management of the Chronicle over to his partner in 1936. He bought the Elite Printing Company, a commercial printing concern in El Centro, California, in partnership with McKenney. The first issue of Desert Magazine was printed in 1937 and went out to 600 subscribers. Desert Magazine soon outgrew its building, and a new plant was built in El Centro, designed to resemble a Native American pueblo. The magazine was incorporated under the name Desert Press, Inc.
During World War II, Henderson returned to active service in the Army Air Corps, and was assigned duty with the Air Transport Command in Africa. During nineteen months of overseas duty, he served at Accra on the Gold Coast and at Algiers, and later was in command of a small detachment stationed on the Sahara Desert at the Oasis of Atar in French Mauretania. Henderson continued to write for Desert Magazine while he was stationed in Africa.
By the end of the war, Desert Magazine had outgrown its building again, and it moved to a cove in the Santa Rosa Mountains on the edge of the Coachella Valley, at the site of the present town of Palm Desert. The new building was finished in 1948. Several hundred acres of land were bought and later sold to Clifford Henderson, Randall Henderson's brother, who, along with partners, started the Palm Desert Corporation to develop the town site. In the years that followed, conflicting versions of the town's history sparked a long-standing disagreement between Randall and Clifford Henderson that was never resolved.
On March 18, 1949, Henderson married Cyria Allen Cathro in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1954, Henderson became a founding member of the Desert Protective Council. Through his involvement with this and other organizations, Henderson worked to preserve the desert environment from damage. His conservation activities contributed to the formation of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the protection of the Joshua Tree National Monument.
In 1958, Randall Henderson ended his two-decade tenure as the president of Desert Magazine, selling the magazine to Charles Shelton. Henderson continued writing, publishing two books: On Desert Trails, Today and Yesterday (1961) and Sun, Sand and Solitude: Vignettes from the Notebook of a Veteran Desert Reporter (1968). He was working on a history of the town of Palm Desert at the time of his death from a heart attack on July 4, 1970. An additional work, Palm Canyons of Baja California (1971), was published posthumously; a philosophical novel, In the Sunlight of Tomorrow, remains unpublished.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Randall Henderson Papers (1905-1981, bulk 1930-1970) comprise correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials relating to Henderson's professional and personal life. Of particular note are Henderson's activities as editor of Desert Magazine and other publications, his work as a desert conservationist, and his contributions to the development of Palm Desert.
The bulk of the collection relates to Henderson's desert-related activities. The collection contains manuscripts and printed matter from Henderson's career as an editor and writer on desert topics, focusing on his work as founder and president of Desert Magazine. Manuscripts of Henderson's writings in the collection include several articles and an unpublished novel, In the Sunlight of Tomorrow. Substantive correspondence is present documenting the disagreement between Randall Henderson and his brother, Clifford, over their relative roles in the founding and development of the city of Palm Desert. The collection also contains printed matter, internal documents, and manuscripts from Henderson's involvement with desert conservation organizations, most notably the Desert Protective Council, of which he was a founder. Personal documents include diaries and logs of desert expeditions, as well as materials relating to the life and work of Henderson's second wife, Cyria Henderson. The collection includes a wide range of photographs of the Hendersons at various stages in their lives.

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence 1911-1977, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 1-9

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing letters, and contains professional and personal content.
Box 1, Folder 1

Christmas cards 1955-1977, undated

 

Correspondence 1911-1975, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

1911-1928

Box 1, Folder 3

1930-1937

Box 1, Folder 4

1938-1939

Box 1, Folder 5

1940-1941

Box 1, Folder 6

1942-1943

Box 1, Folder 7

1944

Box 1, Folder 8

1945

Box 1, Folder 9

1946

Box 1, Folder 10-11

1947

Box 1, Folder 12

1948

Box 1, Folder 13

1949

Box 1, Folder 14

1950

Box 1, Folder 15

1951

Box 1, Folder 16

1952

Box 1, Folder 17

1953

Box 1, Folder 18

1954

Box 1, Folder 19

1955

Box 1, Folder 20

1956

Box 1, Folder 21

1957

Box 1, Folder 22

1957-1958

Box 1, Folder 23-25

1958

Box 2, Folder 1

1959 Jan

Box 2, Folder 2

1959 Feb

Box 2, Folder 3

1959 Mar

Box 2, Folder 4

1959 Apr

Box 2, Folder 5

1959 May

Box 2, Folder 6

1959 Jun

Box 2, Folder 7

1959 Aug-Sept

Box 2, Folder 8

1959 Oct

Box 2, Folder 9

1959 Nov

Box 2, Folder 10

1959 Dec

Box 2, Folder 11

1960 Jan

Box 2, Folder 12

1960 Feb

Box 2, Folder 13

1960 Mar

Box 2, Folder 14

1960 Apr

Box 2, Folder 15

1960 May

Box 2, Folder 16

1960 Jun

Box 2, Folder 17

1960 Jul

Box 2, Folder 18

1960 Aug

Box 2, Folder 19

1960 Sept

Box 2, Folder 20

1960 Oct

Box 3, Folder 1

1960 Nov

Box 3, Folder 2

1960 Dec

Box 3, Folder 3

1961 Jan

Box 3, Folder 4

1961 Feb

Box 3, Folder 5

1961 Mar

Box 3, Folder 6

1961 Apr

Box 3, Folder 7

1961 May

Box 3, Folder 8

1961 Jun

Box 3, Folder 9

1961 Jul

Box 3, Folder 10

1961 Aug

Box 3, Folder 11-12

1961 Sept

Box 3, Folder 13

1961 Oct

Box 3, Folder 14

1961 Nov

Box 3, Folder 15-16

1961 Dec

Box 4, Folder 1-2

1962 Jan

Box 4, Folder 3

1962 Feb

Box 4, Folder 4

1962 Mar

Box 4, Folder 5

1962 Apr

Box 4, Folder 6

1962 May

Box 4, Folder 7

1962 Jun

Box 4, Folder 8

1962 Jul

Box 4, Folder 9

1962 Aug

Box 4, Folder 10

1962 Sept

Box 4, Folder 11

1962 Oct

Box 4, Folder 12

1962 Nov

Box 4, Folder 13

1962 Dec

Box 4, Folder 14

1963 Jan

Box 4, Folder 15

1963 Feb

Box 4, Folder 16

1963 Mar

Box 4, Folder 17

1963 Apr

Box 4, Folder 18

1963 May

Box 4, Folder 19

1963 Jun

Box 5, Folder 1

1963 Jul

Box 5, Folder 2

1963 Aug

Box 5, Folder 3

1963 Sept

Box 5, Folder 4

1963 Oct

Box 5, Folder 5

1963 Nov

Box 5, Folder 6

1963 Dec

Box 5, Folder 7

1964 Jan

Box 5, Folder 8

1964 Feb

Box 5, Folder 9

1964 Mar

Box 5, Folder 10

1964 Apr

Box 5, Folder 11

1964 May

Box 5, Folder 12

1964 Jun

Box 5, Folder 13

1964 Jul

Box 5, Folder 14

1964 Aug

Box 5, Folder 15

1964 Sept

Box 5, Folder 16

1964 Oct

Box 5, Folder 17

1964 Nov

Box 5, Folder 18

1964 Dec

Box 5, Folder 19

1965 Jan

Box 6, Folder 1-2

1965 Feb

Box 6, Folder 3

1965 Mar

Box 6, Folder 4

1965 Apr

Box 6, Folder 5

1965 May

Box 6, Folder 6

1965 Jun

Box 6, Folder 7

1965 Jul

Box 6, Folder 8

1965 Aug

Box 6, Folder 9

1965 Sept

Box 6, Folder 10

1965 Oct

Box 6, Folder 11

1965 Nov

Box 6, Folder 12

1965 Dec

Box 6, Folder 13

1966 Jan

Box 6, Folder 14

1966 Feb

Box 6, Folder 15

1966 Mar

Box 6, Folder 16

1966 Apr

Box 6, Folder 17

1966 May

Box 6, Folder 18

1966 Jun

Box 6, Folder 19

1966 Jul

Box 6, Folder 20

1966 Aug

Box 6, Folder 21

1966 Sept

Box 6, Folder 22

1966 Oct

Box 6, Folder 23

1966 Nov

Box 6, Folder 24

1966 Dec

Box 7, Folder 1

1967 Jan

Box 7, Folder 2

1967 Feb

Box 7, Folder 3

1967 Mar

Box 7, Folder 4

1967 Apr

Box 7, Folder 5

1967 May

Box 7, Folder 6

1967 Jun

Box 7, Folder 7

1967 Jul

Box 7, Folder 8

1967 Aug

Box 7, Folder 9

1967 Sept

Box 7, Folder 10

1967 Oct

Box 7, Folder 11

1967 Nov

Box 7, Folder 12

1967 Dec

Box 7, Folder 13

1968 Jan

Box 7, Folder 14

1968 Feb

Box 7, Folder 15

1968 Mar

Box 7, Folder 16

1968 Apr

Box 7, Folder 17

1968 May

Box 7, Folder 18

1968 Jun

Box 7, Folder 19

1968 Jul

Box 7, Folder 20

1968 Aug

Box 7, Folder 21

1968 Sept

Box 7, Folder 22

1968 Oct

Box 8, Folder 1-2

1968 Nov

Box 8, Folder 3-4

1968 Dec

Box 8, Folder 5

1969 Jan

Box 8, Folder 6

1969 Feb

Box 8, Folder 7

1969 Mar

Box 8, Folder 8

1969 Apr

Box 8, Folder 9

1969 May

Box 8, Folder 10

1969 Jun

Box 8, Folder 11

1969 Jul

Box 8, Folder 12

1969 Aug

Box 8, Folder 13

1969 Sept

Box 8, Folder 14

1969 Oct

Box 8, Folder 15

1969 Nov

Box 8, Folder 16

1969 Dec

Box 8, Folder 17

1970 Jan

Box 8, Folder 18

1970 Feb

Box 8, Folder 19

1970 Mar

Box 8, Folder 20

1970 Apr

Box 8, Folder 21

1970 May

Box 8, Folder 22

1970 Jun

Box 8, Folder 23

1970 Jul

Box 8, Folder 24

1970 Oct

Box 8, Folder 25

1970 Nov-Dec

Box 8, Folder 26

1971

Box 8, Folder 27

1973

Box 8, Folder 28

1975

Box 9, Folder 1-4

Undated

Box 9, Folder 5

Department of the Interior 1947-1955

Box 9, Folder 6-7

Sympathy cards 1970

 

Series 2 Writing and Editing 1931-1978, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 9-10

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials from Henderson's career as an editor and writer.
 

Subseries 2.1 Periodicals 1931-1978, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 9-10

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains correspondence, manuscripts, and printed materials from Henderson's work as an editor at various periodicals, including Desert Magazine.
Box 9, Folder 8

Bomb Blast - Editorials: Just Between You and Me 1942

 

Calexico Chronicle 1931, undated

Box 9, Folder 9

Editorials: Just Between You and Me 1931

Box 9, Folder 10

General 1931, undated

 

Desert Magazine 1936-1978, undated

Box 9, Folder 11

Building Plan 1944

 

Clippings 1937-1978, undated

Box 9, Folder 12

1937-1938, 1978, undated

Box 9, Folder 13

1939, undated

Box 9, Folder 14

1940-1942, undated

Box 9, Folder 15

1947-1973, undated

 

Correspondence 1936-1943, undated

Scope and Content Note

Primarily from Henderson to magazine staff regarding business matters
Box 9, Folder 16

1936, 1942 Oct-Nov

Box 9, Folder 17

1942 Dec

Box 9, Folder 18

1943 Jan-Feb

Box 9, Folder 19

1943 Mar-Jun

Box 9, Folder 20

1943 Jul-Dec

Box 9, Folder 21

Undated

Box 10, Folder 1

Editorials: Sahara Diary Undated

Box 10, Folder 2

General Statement of Plan Undated

Box 10, Folder 3

Notes 1942, undated

Box 10, Folder 4

Sale of Desert Press 1957-1962

Box 10, Folder 5

When and How Desert Magazine Came to Be by Randall Henderson Undated

Box 10, Folder 6

General 1943-1959, undated

 

El Paisano 1966-1970, undated

Box 10, Folder 7

Editorials: Just Between You and Me 1967-1970

Box 10, Folder 8

General 1966-1969, undated

Box 10, Folder 9

General - Printed Matter 1952, undated

 

Subseries 2.2 Books 1961-1973, undated

Physical Description: Box 10

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains manuscripts, printed material, and proofs from Henderson's book-length projects.
Box 10, Folder 10

Desert Editor 1971-1973, undated

Box 10, Folder 11

The Desert Was Our Beat 1961, undated

 

In the Sunlight of Tomorrow Undated

Box 10, Folder 12

pp. 1-47 Undated

Box 10, Folder 13

pp. 48-102 Undated

Box 10, Folder 14

pp. 103-144 Undated

Box 10, Folder 15

pp. 145-214 Undated

Box 10, Folder 16

pp. 215-256 Undated

Box 10, Folder 17

pp. 257-W Undated

Box 10, Folder 18

Biographical note Undated

 

On Desert Trails 1961-1965, undated

Box 10, Folder 19

Catalogues 1962-1965, undated

Box 10, Folder 20

Clippings 1961-1962, undated

Box 10, Folder 21

Manuscripts 1962, undated

 

Sun, Sand and Solitude

Box 10, Folder 22

Catalogues 1969-1970, undated

Box 10, Folder 23

Clippings 1968-1969, undated

Box 10, Folder 24

Manuscripts and proofs 1968, undated

 

Subseries 2.3 Other 1934-1968, undated

Physical Description: Box 10

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains manuscripts, notes, and printed matter from Henderson's articles, speeches, and general writings.
 

Articles 1936-1968, undated

Box 10, Folder 25

Manuscripts 1942-1962, undated

Box 10, Folder 26

Printed matter 1936-1968, undated

Box 10, Folder 27

Speeches - Notes 1934-1968

Box 10, Folder 28

General 1944-1968, undated

 

Series 3 Palm Desert 1936-1979, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 11-12

Arrangement

Correspondence is arranged chronologically; other subseries arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence and records pertaining to the development of the city of Palm Desert.
 

Subseries 3.1 Correspondence 1936-1979, undated

Physical Description: Box 11

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains correspondence between Randall Henderson, Clifford Henderson, and others, concerning the development of the city of Palm Desert.
Box 11, Folder 1

1936, 1942-1943

Box 11, Folder 2

1944

Box 11, Folder 3

1945 Jan-Jun

Box 11, Folder 4

1945 Jul-Dec

Box 11, Folder 5

1946 Jan-Jun

Box 11, Folder 6

1946 Jul-Dec

Box 11, Folder 7

1947

Box 11, Folder 8

1948-1949

Box 11, Folder 9

1950-1959

Box 11, Folder 10

1960-1969

Box 11, Folder 11

1970-1979

Box 11, Folder 12

Undated

 

Subseries 3.2 Records 1944-1976, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 11-12

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains records and other documents relating to the development of Palm Desert, including Henderson's notecards documenting evidence supporting his side in his disagreement with his brother.
Box 11, Folder 13

Bylaws 1969

Box 11, Folder 14

Chronological Record of the Founding of Palm Desert Community 1963-1965

Box 11, Folder 15

Chronology notecards Circa 1960-1969

Box 12, Folder 1

Clippings 1945-1976

Box 12, Folder 2

Construction 1946-1948

Box 12, Folder 3

History 1967

Box 12, Folder 4

Invoices 1945-1962

Box 12, Folder 5

Land purchases 1944-1947

Box 12, Folder 6

Library 1958-1972, undated

Box 12, Folder 7

Maps 1958, undated

Box 12, Folder 8

Memoranda 1945-1967, undated

Box 12, Folder 9

Notes 1944-1971, undated

Box 12, Folder 10

Rotary Club brochure 1964-1966, undated

Box 12, Folder 11

Tentative Proposal 1944

Box 12, Folder 12

General 1945-1969, undated

 

Series 4 Conservation Activities 1940-1977, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 12-13

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains minutes, proposals, printed matter, and other materials from desert conservation organizations in which Henderson was involved, including the Desert Protective Council.
 

Subseries 4.1 Desert Protective Council 1954-1977, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 12-13

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains minutes, other internal documents, manuscripts, and printed matter from Henderson's involvement in the Desert Protective Council, including some of Henderson's own writings on desert conservation for the Council.
Box 12, Folder 13

Clippings 1959-1971, undated

Box 12, Folder 14

Declarations of policy 1960-1961, undated

 

Minutes 1957-1970, undated

Box 12, Folder 15

1957-1958

Box 12, Folder 16

1959

Box 12, Folder 17

1960

Box 12, Folder 18

1961

Box 12, Folder 19

1962

Box 12, Folder 20

1963

Box 12, Folder 21

1964

Box 12, Folder 22

1965

Box 12, Folder 23

1966

Box 12, Folder 24

1967

Box 12, Folder 25

1968

Box 12, Folder 26

1969

Box 12, Folder 27

1970

Box 12, Folder 28

Undated

Box 12, Folder 29

Records 1954-1969

 

Resolutions 1957-1969, undated

Box 12, Folder 30

1957-1960

Box 12, Folder 31

1961-1969

Box 12, Folder 32

Undated

Box 13, Folder 1

Writings by Randall Henderson 1961, undated

Box 13, Folder 2

General 1957-1977, undated

 

Subseries 4.2 Other organizations 1940-1970, undated

Physical Description: Box 13

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains materials from Henderson's desert conservation activities excluding those carried out under the auspices of the Desert Protective Council.
Box 13, Folder 3

Committee for the Preservation of the Tule Elk 1965-1970

Box 13, Folder 4

Death Valley '49ers 1960-1967

Box 13, Folder 5

United States Government 1959-1970

Note

includes correspondence
 

General 1940-1970, undated

Box 13, Folder 6

Clippings 1958-1965, undated

Box 13, Folder 7

Lists 1947-1969

Box 13, Folder 8

Maps 1940-1954

Box 13, Folder 9

Minutes 1954-1970

Box 13, Folder 10

Notices 1961-1968, undated

Box 13, Folder 11

Open letters 1960-1968, undated

Box 13, Folder 12

Proposals 1960-1969, undated

Box 13, Folder 13

Recommendations 1967, undated

Box 13, Folder 14

Reports 1959-1967

Box 13, Folder 15

Resolutions 1959-1966, undated

Box 13, Folder 16

Other 1964-1968, undated

 

Series 5 Biography 1905-1978, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 13-15

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains journals, notes, and other personal documents.
 

Subseries 5.1 Military Records 1907-1963

Physical Description: Box 13

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records of Henderson's service in the Army Air Force.
Box 13, Folder 17

1907-1944

Box 13, Folder 18

1942

Box 13, Folder 19

1943

Box 13, Folder 20-21

1944

Box 13, Folder 22-23

1945-1963

 

Subseries 5.2 Excursions 1934-1964, undated

Physical Description: Box 14

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists primarily of logs and notes from Henderson's desert and river expeditions.
Box 14, Folder 1

Logs 1946-1948

 

Norman Nevills 1942-1949, undated

Box 14, Folder 2

Colorado River Expedition 1947

Box 14, Folder 3

Desert Magazine Expedition 1945

Box 14, Folder 4-5

General 1942-1949, undated

 

Notebooks

Box 14, Folder 6

1934-1938

Box 14, Folder 7

1938-1945

Box 14, Folder 8

1939-1945

Box 14, Folder 9

1945

Box 14, Folder 10

1946

Box 14, Folder 11

1946-1950

Box 14, Folder 12

1950-1954

Box 14, Folder 13

1953-1957

Box 14, Folder 14

1957-1964

Box 14, Folder 15

Undated

Box 14, Folder 16

General Undated

 

Subseries 5.3 Diaries 1927, 1943-1944

Physical Description: Box 14

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains Henderson's diaries from his time in Europe.
Box 14, Folder 17

Calexico to Paris 1927

Box 14, Folder 18

World War II 1943-1944

 

Subseries 5.4 Other 1905-1978, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 14-15

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains other personal documents, including a short autobiography by Henderson, clippings, and notes on mixed topics.
Box 14, Folder 19

Awards and graduation ceremonies 1905-1911, 1960-1975

Box 15, Folder 1

Autobiographical notes 1958, undated

Box 15, Folder 2

Certificates 1954-1969

Box 15, Folder 3

Clippings 1911-1975, undated

Box 15, Folder 4

Maps Undated

Box 15, Folder 5

Membership cards 1939-1971, undated

 

Notebooks 1944-1978

Scope and Content Note

Contain notes on mixed topics
Box 15, Folder 6

1944-1966

Box 15, Folder 7

1944-1978

Box 15, Folder 8

1964-1965

Box 15, Folder 9

1968-1970

Box 15, Folder 10

Obituaries 1970

Box 15, Folder 11

Printed matter 1940-1952

Box 15, Folder 12

General 1949-1964

 

Series 6 Cyria Henderson 1922-1981, undated

Physical Description: Box 15

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence and personal documents concerning Cyria Henderson, a sculptor who married Randall Henderson in 1949.
Box 15, Folder 13

Biographical material 1942-1973

Box 15, Folder 14

Certificates 1922-1960

 

Clippings 1935-1974, undated

Box 15, Folder 15

1935-1974

Box 15, Folder 16

Undated

 

Correspondence 1935-1981, undated

Box 15, Folder 17

1935-1974

Box 15, Folder 18

1975-1977

Box 15, Folder 19

1978-1981

Box 15, Folder 20

Undated

Box 15, Folder 21

General 1963-1975, undated

 

Series 7 Photographs 1905-1976, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 15-16

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs from the Hendersons' personal and professional lives, including snapshots from their desert and river expeditions.
Box 15, Folder 22

Harry Aleson 1967, undated

 

Cyria Henderson 1930-1976

Box 15, Folder 23

1930-1976

Box 15, Folder 24-27

1930-1973

 

Randall Henderson 1905-1960, undated

Box 15, Folder 28

1905-1960

 

Military 1926-1947, undated

Box 15, Folder 29

1926-1947, undated

Box 15, Folder 30

1943-1944

Box 15, Folder 31

Newspaper and magazine days 1912-1924, undated

Box 16, Folder 1

Portraits 1918, undated

Box 16, Folder 2

School 1908-1911

Box 16, Folder 3

Henderson home - Palm Desert undated

Box 16, Folder 4

Negatives 1955-1971

Box 16, Folder 5-6

Pictures for publication undated

 

Trips 1912-1953, undated

Box 16, Folder 7

Undated

Box 16, Folder 8-11

1912-1953, undated

Box 16, Folder 12

Cataract Canyon Undated

Box 16, Folder 13

Colorado River Undated

Box 16, Folder 14

Desolation Canyon Undated

Box 16, Folder 15

Escalante River 1950

Box 16, Folder 16

Glen Canyon Undated

Box 16, Folder 17

Grand Canyon Undated

Box 16, Folder 18

Green River Undated

Box 16, Folder 19

Lodore Canyon Undated

Box 16, Folder 20

Rio Grande Undated

Box 16, Folder 21

Rogue River Undated

Box 16, Folder 22

San Juan River Undated