Jenkins, John W.

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Object Type: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Association rules of the Kansas City YMCA, as incorporated May 25, 1896, reincorporated May 20, 1916, and amended February 28, 1928. By-laws have been adopted December 20, 1912, re-adopted June 20, 1917, Dec. 28, 1923, amended June 10, 1929, amended October 15, 1937, and then again amended September 10, 1939.

Object Type: 
Pamphlets

Booklet describing the history, purpose, and operation of The Helping Hand Institute of Kansas City, Missouri. The document details the necessity for prosperous citizens to donate to the organization so that they may help the homeless find employment. Also included are pictures of the organization's facilities and beneficiaries.

Author: 
Susan Jezak Ford

John Wesley Jenkins expanded his family music business from a small room rented from a sewing machine and wall paper shop to numerous store locations throughout the Midwest. He began working for his father as a teenager and, upon his death in 1932, was a millionaire.

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