Jenkins, Mamie E. (Mamie Elizabeth), 1875-1957

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Mamie E. Jenkins (1875-1957) taught in the English Department at East Carolina Teachers College for thirty-six years. She was one of the first three faculty members to be selected for service at East Carolina Teachers Training School. Jenkins served from 1909, when the school opened, until 1946. One of the first four women to receive a baccalaureate degree from Trinity College (Duke University), Jenkins subsequently was awarded a master's degree by Columbia University and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin and other schools. Before coming to Greenville, she taught in the public schools of Durham and Wilmington, N.C., and at Martha Washington College in Virginia and Granada College in Mississippi. During her years of service at East Carolina, she was deeply involved in the development of the institution. She edited the "Training School Quarterly," served as a faculty advisor for the school newspaper "Teco Echo" for fourteen years, and directed the college news agency for eighteen years. Jenkins was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the A.A.U.W. The faculty-alumni building on the East Carolina campus was named in her honor.

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creatorOf Jenkins, Mamie Elizabeth. Sextus Pompeius Festus, Paulus Diaconus and Verrius Flaccus. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Jenkins, Mamie Elizabeth, d. 1957. Papers, 1920-1935. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Mamie E. Jenkins Papers, 1898-1947 East Carolina University. J.Y. Joyner Library
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Mississippi MS US
Durham NC US
Madison WI US
Wilmington NC US
New York City NY US
Pitt County NC US
Fredericksburg VA US
Japanese Americans
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Reconstruction (1914-1939)
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World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1875

Death 1957






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