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Daniel E. Jenkins Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0090

Scope and Contents

The Daniel E. Jenkins Papers contains documents and photographs related to the life and career of Daniel Jenkins, University of Omaha founder and first president (1908-1926), and members of his family. The collection includes magazine articles and newspaper clippings (both contemporary and later, up to 2004); a copy of his inaugural address from Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa (1896); genealogy and Jenkins family history; memorial service bulletins and articles (1927); correspondence received by Jenkins; three fliers for Jenkins' speaking engagements, including a partial handbill for an event that included Samuel Gompers; Jenkins' passport; a few items about Annie Finley Jenkins, wife of Daniel Jenkins; and material from OU Founder's Day 1961 at which his son spoke. The earliest material in the collection dates to 1896 and the latest to 2004, with the majority being from 1909-1927.


  • 1896-2004


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


3.5 Cubic Feet (1 document box, framed photographs)

Custodial History

On July 17, 2019, Anthony Flott, Director of Communication for UNO Alumni Engagement, emailed archivist Les Valentine that he had documents received from the Jenkins family for Archives and Special Collections. The material was transferred to UNO Libraries at some point after that date. The repository previously received photocopies of many of these documents prior to 2014 (no accession information is available for the earlier donation).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photocopies were received by library staff prior to 2014. Accession details are incomplete or absent, but the material was for the most part photocopies of material later received from the Jenkins family via UNO Alumni Association staff in 2019. No donation agreement is on file as of September 9, 2022.

Related Materials

UNO Photograph Collection (UNO-0012), UNO Artifact Collection (UNO-0132)

Processing Information

Original accession processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014. The 2019 accession was arranged with new folders noted by Amy Schindler on September 9, 2022.

Daniel E. Jenkins Papers
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3rd edition

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States