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Darlene Jenkins papers

Call Number: RH MS 677


The Papers of Darlene Jenkins are those of a longtime Kansas City, Kansas resident and educator.


  • Creation: 1936 - 1992


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Darlene Jenkins

Darlene Smith was born in 1922 to the Reverend Melvin James and Bessie Smith. After graduating from Sumner High School and the Sumner Division of the Kansas City, Kansas Junior College, Darlene worked as a teacher in various schools in Kansas City, Missouri. She retired from the Kansas City, Missouri School District in 1984. In 1951, Darlene married Gerald W.H. Jenkins, a WWII veteran and postal worker. The couple had five children: Cecil Henry, Gerald Jr, Charles, Linda, and Geraldine. Gerald Jenkins died 11 November 1994; Darlene followed on 10 April 2003.


0.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize folder)

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Scope and Contents

The Darlene Jenkins papers date from 1936 to 1992 and are arranged in three series: Family Papers, Photographs and Oversize. Items include Alpha Kappa Alpha information, church service programs, and educational records. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject. Photographs from the Darlene Jenkins Collection are located at RH MS-P 677. Oversized items are located at RH MS Q143.

Physical Location

RH MS 677

Physical Location

RH MS-P 677

Physical Location

RH MS Q143

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Darlene Jenkins, 1992, 1993.

Guide to the Darlene Jenkins Collection
Darlene Jenkins papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; revised by, cl 2010; revised by skt, 2010
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Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Darlene Jenkins Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 677, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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