Biography and History

Leland H. Jenks (1892-1976) was a professor of economics and sociology at Wellesley College, and also taught economic history at Columbia University. He earned his B.A. at Ottawa (Kansas) University, his M.A. at the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He served in the Navy during World War I. Jenks married Elizabeth Plank and they had two children, a son Edwin and a daughter Margaret E. (Worthman). While at Wellesley College, Jenks also served as chairman of the Department of Sociology. He was the author of The Migration of British Capital to 1875 (1927) and Our Cuban Colony: A Study in Sugar (1928). He retired from Wellesley College in 1957, after which time he taught economic history at Columbia University for several years. Jenks died in February of 1976.

Source: From the finding aid for MC213

  • Leland H. Jenks Papers. 1923-1935 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC213

    Leland H. Jenks (1892-1976) was a professor of economics and sociology at Wellesley College, and also taught economic history at Columbia University. Jenks's papers document his research on the Cuban sugar industry and include his notes from interviews and a trip to Cuba, statistics, articles, and reports.

  • Leland H. Jenks Papers. 1923-1935 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC213

    Leland H. Jenks (1892-1976) was a professor of economics and sociology at Wellesley College, and also taught economic history at Columbia University. Jenks's papers document his research on the Cuban sugar industry and include his notes from interviews and a trip to Cuba, statistics, articles, and reports.