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Personal papers of James T. Jennings, Sr.

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: PP 577


This collection consists of a single unpublished manuscript autobiography written by James T. Jennings, Sr. It catalogues his personal family history, childhood memories, farming exploits, education, and life as a lawyer and later a judge in Kansas City, Missouri. Some scanned copies of photographs are included on the pages as well as handwritten annotations.


  • Creation: 1953 - 1959


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of James T. Jennings, Sr.

James Thomas Jennings, Sr. was born April 9, 1877 to parents Timothy and Adaline in Appanoose County, Iowa. The family moved to Lincoln County, Kansas, where Jennings took over the family farm after his father fell ill. He went to college in Nickerson, Reno County before attending the University of Kansas School of Law from 1906-1908.

Upon graduating, Jennings moved to Kansas City, Missouri and practiced law, later becoming a magistrate judge for Jackson County. He married and had two children, a son and a daughter. James T. Jennings died at age 83 in 1960 in a car accident.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Location

PP 577

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, University of Kansas Endowment, 2015.

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Preferred citation
Personal papers of James T. Jennings, PP 577, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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