Papers of an NBC news commentator and newspaper journalist, consisting chiefly of material for his radio program "Three Star Extra," which was sponsored by the Sun Oil Company. Included are microfilmed scripts and editorials written by Henle, Ned Brooks, Charles T. Lucey, Felix Morley, Merrill Mueller, Edward Tomlinson, Russ Ward, Albert L. Warner, and others, 1956-1965; summary indexes, 1950-1965; fan mail, 1959-1965; and clippings. Spare documentation provided by the textual material for the pre-1956 broadcasts is supplemented by 100 recordings. Other tapes and discs include Presidential news conferences and addresses, speeches by prominent Americans, and Congressional hearings.
The remainder of the collection consists of personal correspondence, financial records, and social papers. The correspondence is representative of Henle's wide political and diplomatic acquaintance and includes letters from Alben W. Barkley, Mark W. Clark, Gerald R. Ford, J. Edgar Hoover, Herbert Hoover, Hubert H. Humphrey, Richard M. Nixon, J. Howard Pew, and Archibald Roosevelt. A more complete listing is included as part of the unpublished register.
Photographs include portraits of Henle and images of his activities, 1927-1954.
The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.