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J. W. Jenkins’ Sons Collection

Identifier: MS-0142

Scope and Contents

The J.W. Jenkins’ Sons Collection primarily consists of instructional booklets published by the Jenkins Music Company, dating from the late 1800s to 1970. The collection is divided into four categories. The first group contains instructional materials for beginning piano. The next group is band and orchestra books for beginning to advanced instruction. The third category consists of catalogs of music materials by Jenkins. The final category contains miscellaneous items related to the company, including songbooks, flash cards, piano care booklets, advertisements and other various items.

The J.W. Jenkins’ Sons Collection Addendum was gifted to the UMKC Libraries. The addendum includes Jenkins’ Dance Band sheet music for wind band.


  • 1916 - 1970


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status is unknown


2 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 4 Manuscript Boxes.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Teresa L. Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist).
LaBudde: December 2008; Addendum 1: February 2018.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository