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Personal papers of Henry A. Shenk

Call Number: PP 211


The papers of Henry A. Shenk are primarily composed of notes, journals and reports affiliated with the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.


  • 1933 - 1971


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Biography of Henry Shenk

Henry Shenk (1906-1989) was a football player and, later, head football coach (1943-1945) for the University of Kansas. He also acted as Chair for the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at the University of Kansas from 1941-1972. Shenk retired from the University in 1976 and was awarded the Fred Ellsworth Medallion in 1979. Upon his death in 1989, Shenk was buried at Pioneer Cemetery on the University of Kansas’s Lawrence campus. Shenk Sports Complex, a series of intramural fields at KU’s West Campus location in Lawrence, was named in honor of Henry Shenk.


4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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PP 211

Related Materials

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Guide to the Henry A. Shenk Collection
Personal papers of Henry A. Shenk
Finding aid prepared by mrm, 2011; Finding aid encoded by mrm, 2011; revised by sda, 2012
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Personal Papers of Henry A. Shenk, University Archives, PP 211, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States