Henry Horner Collection

Title

Henry Horner Collection

Subject

Horner, Henry, 1878-1940
Illinois. Governor
Illinois. Office of the Governor
Governors
Politicians

Description

Governor Henry Horner (1933-1940) was elected in 1932 and reelected in 1936; however, he died in office during the third year of his second term. Horner was committed to cleaning up corruption in the Chicago-run Democratic Party machine. An expert on Abraham Lincoln, Horner was an avid collector of Lincoln artifacts and papers. His huge collection of Lincolniana became the foundation of the Illinois State Historical Library and its successor institution, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Governor Horner also holds the honor of being Illinois's first Jewish governor.

Items in this collection include portraits of Governor Horner, images from President Franklin D. Roosevelt visiting Chicago, and several pictures of the 1937 Ohio River Flood.

The finding aid for the Henry Horner Papers at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum may be found at http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/295.

Items in the Henry Horner Collection Collection

Portrait of Henry Horner, a lawyer, judge, and twenty-eighth Governor of Illinois (1933-1940). Known as a reformer, Horner fought political patronage and oversaw the states troubled finances during the Great Depression. Additionally, Horner's…

Sketch of Henry Horner, a lawyer, judge, and twenty-eighth Governor of Illinois (1933-1940). Known as a reformer, Horner fought political patronage and oversaw the states troubled finances during the Great Depression. Additionally, Horner's extensive…

Interior view of the executive mansion library during Henry Horners tenure as governor. Horner was the twenty-eighth Governor of Illinois (1933-1940). Known as a reformer, Horner fought political patronage and oversaw the states troubled finances…

Governor Henry Horner endorses the state fair show Visions dArt and draws distinctions between indecent exposure and nudity. Horner was the twenty-eighth Governor of Illinois (1933-1940). Known as a reformer, Horner fought political patronage and…

There is no harm to public morals when the human body is exposed, argues this state fair poster supporting the show Visions dArt."

Collection Tree

  • Illinois Photographic Collection
    • Henry Horner Collection