Howard E. Jensen Papers, 1937-1970
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- Jensen, Howard E. (Howard Eikenberry), 1889-1970
- Howard E. Jensen was a sociology professor at Duke from 1931-1958. The Howard E. Jensen papers include correspondence, writings and articles, and reports related to Howard Jensen's research and work in sociology.
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- Materials in English
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- University Archives Record Group:
- 29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates > 02 -- Individuals
- Scope and content:
The Howard E. Jensen papers include a bound volume of birthday greetings by colleagues and friends from around the country given to Jensen in 1954, correspondence from 1952-1970, criminology class reading list, reprints of Jensen's articles including "Planning for the Blind in North Carolina," which appeared in THE NEW OUTLOOK (May 1952) and several others, material concerning Durham, including the 1950/51 annual report and a series of articles written by Jensen for the Durham Morning Herald, a report on the Daisy Scarborough Home, Inc. (May 1942), genealogical information, and orientation-related items for foreign students at Duke in 1952.
- Biographical / historical:
Howard E. Jensen was a sociology professor at Duke from 1931-1958 and served as Chair from 1945-1958.
Howard Jensen was born in Kansas in 1889 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1920. He conducted research and taught before becoming professor of sociology at the University of Missouri in 1928, then moving to Duke University in 1931. He worked in the field of social work and helped found the Indianiapolis chapter of the American Association of Social Workers, and helped organize the Durham Social Planning Council. He organized and served as president of the Durham County Association for the Blind as well as the North Carolina State Commission for the Blind; in addition, he worked with legal aid and several charities helping children and teenagers.
Howard Jensen married Blanche Kennel on June 16, 1914. He died in 1970.
- Acquisition information:
- The Howard E. Jensen Papers were received by the Duke University Archives as a gift in 1962, 1971, and 2019.
- Processing information:
Processed by Tracy M. Jackson, July 2019
Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2019.0047, UA2019.0083
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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