M.H. Mitchell, Inc. - The Jennifer Ann Jenkins Collection
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The M.H. Mitchell, Inc. - The Jennifer Ann Jenkins Collection (1970s-1990s) consists of household files, professional materials detailing her career in theater, photo albums, scrapbooks, costume patterns and designs, and theatre programs and posters. The collection also boasts a number of items relating to the historic preservation effort to save the Fox Theater inlcuding t-shirts and a fox costume.
- Creation: 1970s-1990s
- Jenkins, Jennifer Ann, 1955-2021 (Person)
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research use.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Georgia State University is the owner of the physical collection and makes reproductions available for research, subject to the copyright law of the United States and item condition. Georgia State University may or may not own the rights to materials in the collection. It is the researcher's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and obtain permission from the copyright holder before publication, reproduction, or display of the materials beyond what is reasonable under copyright law. Researchers may quote selections from the collection under the fair use provision of copyright law.
Biography of Jennifer "Jenny" Ann Jenkins
Jennifer Ann Jenkins (1955-2021) worked as the manager of the Perimeter College theater and drama club and was active in the Atlanta theater scene as a costume designer. She was born in Manhasset, NY, and moved to Atlanta, GA in 1971. After attending Dunwoody High, Jenny moved on to DeKalb Community College - Perimeter Campus, for a combined senior year/first year of college program. After finishing the program, she moved onto UGA where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. After college, she worked on several theater and movie projects before taking a job as the Auditorium Manager and Fine Arts Production Manager at Dekalb Community College in 1982. She worked there until the end, while working with the Drama club and maintaining an active prescense in the larger Atlanta Theater scene. Throughout her career, she focused on stage craft and particulary costume design and construction.
14 Linear Feet (in 14 boxes and oversized materials)
Language of Materials
Jennifer Ann Jenkins (1955-2021) worked as the manager of the Perimeter College theater and drama club and was active in the Atlanta theater scene as a costume designer. The Jennifer Ann Jenkins Collection consists of household files, professional materials detailing her career in theater, photo albums, scrapbooks, costume patterns and designs, and theatre programs and posters.
The collection maintains its original order. Folder titles are based on existing description.
The estate of Jennifer Ann Jenkins developed this collection to encourage research and interest in the state of Georgia's history and peoples.
Donated by David Y. Mitchell, January 2022.
Preliminary inventory by Hal Hansen, January 2022.
- M.H. Mitchell, Inc. - The Jennifer Ann Jenkins:
- A Guide to Her Collection at Georgia State University Library
- Hal Hansen
- February 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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