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Harold Richard Jenkins

Harold Richard Jenkins, American indexing services and library consultant. Board directors Lancaster County History Society, 1972-1973. Served with C.E. Army of the United States, 1941-1952. Member American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, Missouri Library Association (president 1977-1978), American Society Indexers, Jackson County History Society, Beta Phi Mu, Pi Gamma Museum Lodges: Rotary.

Background

  • Jenkins, Harold Richard was born on August 23, 1918 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Stanley Frederick and Flora (High) Jenkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ursinus College, 1953. Master of Arts in liberal studies, University Michigan, 1956.

    Career

    • Catalog librarian Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1956-1958. Director Kingsport (Tennessee) Public Library, 1958-1959, Wise County (Virginia) Regional Library, 1959-1961, Pottstown Public Library, 1961-1963, Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) Library, 1963-1974, Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library, 1974-1983. Second vice president Pennsylvania Library Association, 1968.

      State chairman National Library Week, 1967.

    Membership

    Board directors Lancaster County History Society, 1972-1973. Served with C.E. Army of the United States, 1941-1952. Member American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, Missouri Library Association (president 1977-1978), American Society Indexers, Jackson County History Society, Beta Phi Mu, Pi Gamma Museum Lodges: Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Houston Leech, November 1, 1957. Children: M. Elizabeth, Richard H.
    • father: Stanley Frederick Jenkins
    • mother: Flora (High) Jenkins
    • spouse: Margaret Houston Leech
    • children: M. Elizabeth Jenkins
    • Richard H. Jenkins
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    Died June 29, 1989
    (aged 70)
    Nationality
    • 1953
      Ursinus College
    • 1956
      University Michigan
    • 1956 - 1958
      Catalog librarian Washington and Lee University
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1958 - 1959
      director, Kingsport (Tennessee) Public Library
    • 1959 - 1961
      director, Kingsport (Tennessee) Public Library
    • 1961 - 1963
      director, Kingsport (Tennessee) Public Library
    • 1963 - 1974
      director, Kingsport (Tennessee) Public Library
    • 1974 - 1983
      director, Kingsport (Tennessee) Public Library