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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; material from OU Founder's Day 1961 at which his son spoke; artifacts; and other documents. The majority of the material in the collection is from 1909-1927.


  • 1850 - 2004


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

The Conditions Governing Access policy of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at

Conditions Governing Use

The Donor retains copyright. Any request for a non-educational or commercial usage of the Donated Materials shall be submitted in writing to the Donor and shall require the written approval of the Donor or any successor appointed by the Donor.

The Conditions Governing Use policy of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at


3.5 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes, framed photographs, artifacts)

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) (chair and typewriter)

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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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
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