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Jenkins, Daniel E.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1866-1927

Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins (1866-1927) was born in North Wales and educated at Wooster University in Ohio, Melbourne University in Australia, Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He became an ordained Presbyterian minister in 1891. In 1900, he came to Omaha to serve at Omaha's Presbyterian Theological Seminary. In 1908, along with Walter Halsey, he founded the University of Omaha. He served as OU's first president from 1908 until 1926, serving without pay for a decade. In 1926, he suffered a nervous breakdown and took a year's leave of absence. He passed away while traveling during this time.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Academic Hood of Daniel Jenkins, circa 1927

 Item — Box: OU [4]
Scope and Contents The UNO Artifact Collection includes objects related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, from circa 1908 to the present.

The collection includes a diverse array of OU and UNO branded items, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, blankets, scrapbooks, proclamations, trophies, award plaques, flags, pennants, pins, pens, seat cushions, coffee mugs, toys, ephemera, memorabilia, and other objects.

The bulk of this collection has not yet been ...

Academic Robe of Daniel E. Jenkins, 1908-1927

 Item — Box: OU [3]
Scope and Contents The UNO Artifact Collection includes objects related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, from circa 1908 to the present.

The collection includes a diverse array of OU and UNO branded items, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, blankets, scrapbooks, proclamations, trophies, award plaques, flags, pennants, pins, pens, seat cushions, coffee mugs, toys, ephemera, memorabilia, and other objects.

The bulk of this collection has not yet been ...

Daniel E. Jenkins Collection

 Collection — Box: All
Identifier: UNO-0090
Scope and Contents

The President Daniel E. Jenkins Collection contains papers related to the life and career of Daniel Jenkins, University of Omaha founder and first president, 1908-1926. 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; and memorial service bulletins and articles (1927). The earliest material in the collection dates to ...

Framed Photograph of President Daniel E. Jenkins, 1913

 Item — Box: OU [5]
Scope and Contents The UNO Artifact Collection includes objects related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, from circa 1908 to the present.

The collection includes a diverse array of OU and UNO branded items, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, blankets, scrapbooks, proclamations, trophies, award plaques, flags, pennants, pins, pens, seat cushions, coffee mugs, toys, ephemera, memorabilia, and other objects.

The bulk of this collection has not yet been ...

Office Chair of Daniel E. Jenkins

 Item — Object: OU [2]
Scope and Contents Original wooden office chair used by Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins, the first president of the University of Omaha, who served from 1908 until 1927. Includes copy of 1958 Tomahawk showing the chair beneath Jenkins' portrait.

Typewriter of Daniel E. Jenkins

 Item — Object: OU [1]
Scope and Contents Typewriter of Dr. Daniel E. Jenkins, first president of the University of Omaha, in original wooden case. Accompanied by related loose papers.