Henkle (1900-1987) spent his career in academic and special libraries. His tenure included the Biology Library at UC-Berkeley; the Library School, University of Illinois; Director of the Library School at Simmons College; and the Library of Congress. He culminated his career with 21 years as the Director, then Executive Director, of the John Crerar Library, University of Chicago. Henkle realized “the need of the special libraries to relate to other professional literary and information societies.” In 1938, he wrote a book on chemical literature.
American Association of Library Schools: President (1941-1942)
Special Libraries Association: President (1945-1946)
ADI/ASIS&T: President (1958)
Special Libraries Association: Hall of Fame (1971)
Herman Henkle Papers:
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections, Chicago, IL (25 boxes, archival records of the John Crerar Library, University of Chicago (1947-1968). Includes papers of Henkle from his directorship of the library)