Dan F. Henke, 1924 – 2009

Hall of Fame Induction: 2010

Significant AALL Service

  • Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 1961–62
  • Chair, Committee on Law Library Journal, 1964–67
  • Chair, Committee on Relations with Publishers, 1964–65
  • Charter Member, Western Pacific Chapter, 1967
  • Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1969–70
  • President, Western Pacific Chapter, 1975–77
  • Vice-Chair, Relations with Publishers and Dealers Committee, 1977–78

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, 1995
  • AALL Hall of Fame, Inaugural Class, 2010

Selected Publications by the Inductee

  • Legal Research Guide For California and Federal Law. Berkeley, CA: Garrett W. McEnerney Law Library, School of Law, University of California, 1963.
  • “In Memory of Frances Sawyer Henke [Dan Henke’s mother and a law librarian],” Law Library Journal 63 (1970): 363.
  • “Law Library Consortium Data Base Components and Standards Study Group Report,” Law Library Journal 70 (1977): 74–84 (with George S. Grossman and Betty W. Taylor).
  • Anglo-American Law Collections—University of California Law Libraries, Berkeley and Davis Combined Catalogs. South Hackensack, N.J.: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1970 (with Mortimer Schwartz). [revised edition published in 1979]
  • California Legal Research Handbook, State and Federal. Walnut Creek, CA: Lex-Cal-Tex Press, 1971.California Law Guide. 2nd ed. Los Angeles, CA: Parker & Son, 1976.
  • Budgeting for the Law School Library. New York: Glanville Publishers, 1981 (with Betty W. Taylor).Model Self-Study: Preparing the Law Library for Accreditation. New York: Glanville Publishers, 1987 (with Betty W. Taylor).Budgeting for the Law School Library in the 1990s. 2nd ed. New York: Glanville Publishers, 1993 (with Betty W. Taylor).
  • Law In the Digital Age—The Challenge of Research In Legal Information Centers: An Analytical Justification for Law Libraries. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Glanville Publishers, 1996 ( with Betty W. Taylor).

Selected Publications about the Inductee

  • Jenni Parrish, “A Tribute to Professor Dan Henke,” Hastings Law Journal 48 (1997):1091–99.
  • Mortimer Schwartz and Alfred J. Coco, “Memorial: Dan F. Henke (1924–2009),” Law Library Journal 102 (2010): 161–64.

Professional Positions

  • Assistant to Law Librarian, University of Washington, 1955–56
    Head, Bureau of Law and Legislative Research, State of New Jersey, 1956–59
  • Law Librarian and Lecturer, University of California Berkeley, 1959–64
  • Law Librarian and Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley, 1964–70
  • Law Librarian and Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1970–91
  • Professor Emeritus of Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1991–2009


  • B.S., Georgetown University, 1943
  • J.D., Georgetown University, 1951
  • M. Law Libr., University of Washington, 1956

Selected Professional Activities & Achievements (outside AALL)

  • Admitted to practice of Law, District of Columbia, 1951; Texas, 1951; California, 1962
  • Attorney, San Antonio, Texas, 1952–55
  • Director, Summer Institute on Law Librarianship sponsored by Division of Library Services, Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and School of Librarianship, University of California at Berkeley, 1970
  • Academic Advisory Board, Westlaw, Charter Member
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Oceana Group, 1981–2005
  • Advisory Committee, Lexis, 1982 –83