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In Collection: Jenkins (Harold) Photograph Collection
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Harold Jenkins Photograph Collection
Title Proper of the Finding Aid: Harold Jenkins Photograph Collection
Creation Date: 2015-12-04T12:00:00.000-08:00
Unit Title: Harold Jenkins Photograph Collection
Creator: Jenkins, Harold, 1890-1967
Physical Description: Extent and media
Biography or History: Harold Slim Jenkins (1890-1967) was born on July 22, 1890 in Monroe, Louisiana. He moved to Oakland, California shortly after World War I, worked as a waiter, and would eventually open his famed Slim Jenkins Cafe at 1748 Seventh St. in West Oakland on December 5, 1933 the day prohibition was repealed. Jenkins owned and operated a number of West Oakland restaurants, liquor stores, and night clubs which earned him the affectionate title of the mayor of West Oakland. For many years, Slim Jenkins Cafe was the primer nightclub in Oakland with musical performers such as Earl Hines, Louis Jordan, The Inkspots, and B.B. King. Jenkins was also active in many social and civic organizations and was a charter member of the Port of Oakland Community Club, active in Republican politics, and a member of the Men of Tomorrow, Oakland Chapter of the NAACP, Boys Club of Oakland, and director and Vice President of the Transbay Federal Savings and Loan Company.
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Bibliography: Rites set for Slim Jenkins, Oakland Tribune 24 May 1967: 1-2.
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Processing Information: Processed by Sean Heyliger, February 20, 2013.