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This collection includes correspondence, newspapers, newspaper clippings, certificates, Sunday school lessons, photography, miscellaneous materials related members of the Lafferty, Jenkins and Massingill families.

The materials in this collection are largely centered on the Lafferty, Jenkins, & Massingill families. Common names among the materials include, Dr. Harry Earle Jenkins, James Jerome Lafferty, and William Massingill. Dr. H. E. Jenkins (b.1899 – d. 1983) was president of Tyler Junior College from 1946-1980. Prior to his going to Tyler, Texas, Dr. Jenkins, a Pittsburg, Kansas native, graduated from the Kansas Teachers College of Pittsburg (today’s Pittsburg State University) taught school in McCune, Kansas and was superintendent of the Girard, Kansas public schools. It is unknown how these families relate to each other.

Publication Date



Education, Religion and Philosophy



Size of Collection

4 linear feet

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0374

Lafferty Family Collection, 1886-1976

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Education Commons



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