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Greater Oneonta Historical Society Papers of Jessie Jenks - The Jenks family papers, left to the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, included letters written to Willard S. Jenks and his wife, Rhoda, from their daughter, Jessie Elvira Jenks. In addition to the letters and three journals Jessie kept, there were teaching contracts, report cards, recommendations, resumes, newspaper clippings, and stacks of letters from 1892 to 1894 and 1930. Jessie lived from 1873-1964.  Of interest too is an interesting article, published in the journal Phoebe,  about Jessie's life: Jessie Elvira Jenks: An Educated Woman in the American Workforce by Amanda Rosner.

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Founded in 1939, the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, formerly the Upper Susquehanna Historical Society, strives to preserve the heritage of the Greater Oneonta area and to educate the population by offering programs which familiarize area citizens with local history. As an organization, we work to enhance the future by providing a tradition on which our contemporary culture can be based and out of which it can grow. 

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