George Jenks Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Jenks, George J.
George Jenks collection
1886 - 1889, undated
0.2 Cubic feet , 12 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Biographical Note

George Jenks, from Huron County, Michigan, graduated from Michigan State University in 1889 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was manager of the 1886 MAC baseball team. In 1887 he participated in the Mechanical Club, as a time keeper on Field Day and from 1887-1888 he was a member of the Delta Tau Fraternity. In1888, he was treasurer of the Michigan Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association as well as umpire for the MAC baseball team. In 1888 he was also the Presiding Elder in the Pi Tau Pipe Club, and Sergeant Major in the Military Department. In 1889 Jenks was a member of the Engineering Society. As of 1931, he was President of the Huron Milling Co. of Harbor Beach, Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

The George Jenks collection contains photographs of the following people: A. E. Bulson Jr., Ruby I. Edwards, George Jenks, Frank Kedzie, Robert C. Kedzie, Francis McGrath, John O'Bannon, N. L. Russurau, Frank R. Whiting, and R. H. Wilson. The collection also includes photographs of the 1886 baseball team and mechanical students outside the iron shop in 1886.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections 2011

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

A gift of Charles F. Ilsley.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Athletics. Baseball. -- Chronological subdivision--1886.;
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1889.
  • Michigan State University. Students. -- Chronological subdivision--1886-1889.;

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Collection Inventory


Box Folder

Baseball Team 1886 

2749 1

Mechanical Students- Iron Shop 1886 

2749 2

People. Bulson, Jr. A. E., class of 1886 

2749 3

People. Edwards, Ruby I. Undated 

2749 4

People. Jenks, George Undated 

2749 5

People. Kedzie, Frank Undated 

2749 6

People. Kedzie, Robert C. Undated 

2749 7

People. McGrath, [Francis] 1889 

2749 8

People. O'Bannon, [John] Undated 

2749 9

People. Russurau, N. L., class of 1889 

2749 10

People. Whiting, Frank R. December 25, 1886 

2749 11

People. Wilson, R. H. 1889 

2749 12

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