O. A. JENISON BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Joel also had some information related to Michael Sullivan's
search for volumes from the library of O. A. Jenison:
"I do not know where any of Jenison's books may be (I have
none in my library). I do, however, know a few things about
Mr. Jenison. His full name was Orien Austin Jenison, and his
life dates were May 22, 1823 to August 6, 1895. He spent
most of his life in Lansing, Michigan. Jenison's coin collection
was auctioned by W. Elliot Woodward in his sale of June
22-23, 1881. Until the opening of the Breslin Center in the late
1980's, the basketball arena of Michigan State University was
known as Jenison Field House, in honor, I believe, of Orien's
son. I wrote about all of this, and more in my Printer's Devil
column in The Asylum, for Fall of 1994. Good luck in finding
other pieces of Jenison's library."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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