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Roy Henry Heaton, Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0132

Scope and Contents

The photographs are those taken throughout Roy Henry Heaton’s life with most of them dating from the 1930s to 1950s. The photographs relate primarily to Heaton’s work, travels, family, and interest in photography. Three group photographs show Heaton with friends at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and other noteworthy photographs show his work as a drafting instructor with the WPA in Montana.

Other items include three letters Heaton wrote to his mother, including a letter from October 1901 that describes a train trip to a football game in Minnesota. There are cards, photographs, and other items from Heaton’s retirement party, objects Heaton made, and "Thoughts While Ironing" by his daughter, Mary Lou Skinner Ross. Artifacts include a wooden cup, letter opener, knife, and a metal lens cover.


  • 1901-1981


Biographical / Historical

Roy Henry Heaton was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1876. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1898-1905, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. Throughout his life Heaton worked in related fields, spending his early years as a mechanic and machinist and later working a draftsman. From 1908-1913, he owned and operated a machine shop in Dalhart, Texas, and from 1916-1936 he lived on a ranch in Montana. He married Hazel Conger in 1908 and had one daughter, Mary Lou Skinner Ross.


2 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States