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Annie Whelen Jensen scrapbook

Identifier: IBT0079

Scope and Contents

This scrapbook contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, and greeting cards, compiled by Annie Laurie Whelen Jensen. The scrapbook relates to Mrs. Jensen's time as proprieter of the Tailgate cafe in Chicago.


  • 1938-1954


Conditions Governing Access

This item is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be copyrighted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collection.

Biographical / Historical

Annie Laurie Whelen Jensen was born August 21, 1910, in Farmington, Missouri. She worked as a waitress and a comedy wrestler before opening the Tailgate cafe in Chicago. After selling the cafe she and her husband moved to San Francisco. She died on October 14, 1954.


1 item(s) (A scrapbook compiled by Annie Whelen Jensen (Tailgate Annie))

Language of Materials



This collections consists of one scrapbook created by Annie Whelen Jensen who owned a truck stop cafe in Chicago the 1930s and 1940s.


The material is arranged as it was originally compiled by Mrs. Jensen. Individual pages have been placed in mylar sleeves.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was transferred from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. It was originally donated to the Teamsters by Barbara L. Vondruska, Annie Jensens's niece.

Annie Whelen Jensen scrapbook, 1938-1954
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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