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Finding Aid for the Billie Jenkins papers, 1969-2006; bulk ca. 1980s-1995
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Series 1. Women In Film (1988-2001)

Physical Description: Boxes 1-6, 8, 10

Scope and Content Note

The Women in Film (WIF) series consists of files related to Jenkins' tenure as first African American President of Women In Film, a non-profit organization and foremost women's rights organization within the entertainment industry. Included in the series are board agendas, minutes, a small amount of correspondence, a small amount of administrative files, Crystal awards memorabilia, and printed material including the organization newsletter, Reel News. Selected files may be related to Jenkins role as consultant to WIF. The series is organized alphabetically by file titles.
Box 1, Folder 2

Agendas for Board of Director meetings (1991-1992)

Box 10, Folder 17

Billie Beasley Jenkins - Women In Film Board announcement (1989 Dec)

Note

Note of congratulations and Variety clipping.
Box 10, Folder 14

Billie Beasley Jenkins - Women In Film president announcement (1991 Jan)

Note

Notes of congratulations and clippings.
Box 1, Folder 4

Board Books 1993 binder (1993)

Note

Removed from loose binder for preservation purposes.
Box 1, Folder 3

Board Books binder (combined 1993 and 1994) (1993-1994)

Note

Removed from loose binder for preservation purposes.
Box 1, Folder 7

Board Duties (1992)

Box 1, Folder 6

Board Duties proposal for restructuring Women In Film Board (1995)

Box 1, Folder 9

Board Meeting agendas and handouts (1995)

Box 1, Folder 5

Board meeting time dates (1990-1992)

Box 1, Folder 11

Board Meetings agendas (1993)

Box 2, Folder 1

Board Meetings minutes (1992)

Box 2, Folder 2

Board Meetings minutes (1991)

Box 1, Folder 10

Board Meetings minutes (1994)

Box 1, Folder 8

Board Member lists (1989-1994)

Box 2, Folder 4

Board nominating committee - slate of candidates (1989-1995)

Box 2, Folder 3

Board Training session (1992)

Box 6, Folder 3

Brochures and forms (no date)

Box 2, Folder 5

Budget (1994)

Box 2, Folder 8

Budget (1992)

Box 2, Folder 7

Budget Projections 1993 - Long-Range Planning Manual for Board Members (1993)

Box 2, Folder 9

By-laws (1992)

Box 2, Folder 15

Correspondence - 1991 (1991)

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence - 1992 (1992)

Note

With a thank you note from Eva Marie Saint.
Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence - 1993 (1993)

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence - 1994 (1994)

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence - 1995 (1995)

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence - 1996 (1996)

Box 3, Folder 5

Crystal Awards (1994)

Note

Appears to be for 1994.
Box 3, Folder 6

Crystal Awards - WIF and AIM Promotions Inc. correspondence (1994)

Box 3, Folder 1

Crystal Awards / Lucy Awards Invitation 2006 (2006)

Box 3, Folder 12

Crystal Awards 1990 [other files she called these journal - appears to be Tribute book and invitation] (1990)

Note

Name badge and tribute book.
Box 3, Folder 10

Crystal Awards 1991 (1991)

Note

Invitations (2 copies), tribute book (2 copies), and press kit
Box 3, Folder 11

Crystal Awards 1991 luncheon photographs (1991)

Box 3, Folder 8

Crystal Awards 1992 (1992)

Note

Clippings.
Box 3, Folder 7

Crystal Awards 1992 (1992)

Note

Event script and souvenir book. Appeas to be what creator calls 'tribute book'.
Box 3, Folder 9

Crystal Awards 1992 luncheon photographs (1992)

Note

Appeas to be what creator calls 'tribute book'.
Box 3, Folder 4

Crystal Awards Journal (1996)

Note

Appears to be what creator calls 'tribute book'.
Box 3, Folder 2

Crystal Awards Journal (2001)

Note

Appears to be what creator calls 'tribute book'.
Box 3, Folder 3

Crystal Awards Journal and memorabilia (1998)

Note

Appears to be what creator calls 'tribute book'.
Box 10, Folder 7

Daily News clipping regarding Hall of Fame (1992 June 10)

Note

With accompanying photgraph of Jenkins and Harriet Silverman.
Box 3, Folder 13

Depiction Study correspondence (1991)

Box 3, Folder 14

Depiction Study The Employment of Executive Women in Film and Television: 1991 (1991)

Box 3, Folder 15

Depiction Study What's Wrong With This Picture? The Status of Women on Screen and Behind the Camera in Entertainment TV (1990)

Note

2 copies.
Box 4, Folder 1

Development memorandum (1992)

Box 4, Folder 2

Executive Committee file concerning H. Silverman (1992)

Box 4, Folder 3

Executive Director file concerning H. Silverman (ca. 1990-1995)

Box 4, Folder 4

Executive Director H. Silverman contract (1994-1995)

Box 4, Folder 5

Executive Networking Luncheons (1991-1992)

Box 4, Folder 6

Future Directions of ogranization (1990-1991)

Box 10, Folder 2

Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful (The) (TNT and Turner production in association with WIF) publicity (1995-1996)

Note

Jenkins WIF Executive Consultant
Box 4, Folder 7

International (1991-1992)

Note

Information pertaining to women in film and television organizations in the US and Canada.
Box 4, Folder 8

Job Descriptions (1989-1992)

Box 4, Folder 9

Lucy Awards (2nd Annual) - program book (1995)

Box 4, Folder 10

Membership Application (2 copies) (1992)

Box 4, Folder 11

Membership Services (1991-1992)

Note

Member list.
Box 4, Folder 12

Mission Statement (1991)

Box 4, Folder 13

Oath of Office (1992)

Box 4, Folder 14

Office Lease (1991-1992)

Box 5, Folder 2

Personnel Policies (1990-1995)

Box 4, Folder 15

Personnel Policies binder (folder 1 of 2) (1990-1995)

Note

Removed from binder for preservation purposes.
Box 5, Folder 1

Personnel Policies binder (folder 2 of 2) (1990-1995)

Note

Removed from binder for preservation purposes.
Box 5, Folder 4

President notes (1991-1992)

Box 5, Folder 3

President's Council lists and meeting dates (1991, 1992, 1994)

Note

With two notes to Jenkins.
Box 5, Folder 7

Reel News: Women In Film's News Publication (1993)

Note

Eleven issues, some with mention of Jenkins .
Box 5, Folder 5

Reel News: Women In Film's News Publication (1995-2001)

Note

Ten issues, some with mention of Jenkins.
Box 5, Folder 6

Reel News: Women In Film's News Publication (1994)

Note

Ten issues, some with mention of Jenkins.
Box 5, Folder 9

Reel News: Women In Film's News Publication (1991)

Note

Ten issues, some with mention of Jenkins.
Box 5, Folder 8

Reel News: Women In Film's News Publication (1992)

Note

Thirteen issues, some with mention of Jenkins.
Box 6, Folder 2

Stationery (blank) (no date)

Box 6, Folder 4

Strategic Planning (1991-1993)

Note

Session minutes, agendas, and other activity information.
Box 6, Folder 5

Trademark declarations and correspondence (1991-1992)

Box 6, Folder 6

USA Networks / Women In Film Apprentice Program (folder 1 of 2) (1992-1995)

Box 6, Folder 7

USA Networks / Women In Film Apprentice Program (folder 2 of 2) (1992-1995)

Box 6, Folder 10

Wilkerson Foundation financial assistance to WIF (1991-1992)

Box 1, Folder 1

Women in Film Administration Policies (1995)

Box 10, Folder 9

Women In Film and American Film Institute Festival of Women Directors (1991 Nov)

Note

Photograph, ephemera, and notes of appreciation.
Box 10, Folder 10

Women In Film Depiction Study press clippings (1991)

Box 2, Folder 6

Women In Film Financial Projections/Forecasts for 1993 calendar year (1993)

Box 6, Folder 8

Women In Film Foundation (folder 1 of 2) (1993-1995)

Note

Meeting minutes and attachments.
Box 6, Folder 9

Women In Film Foundation (folder 2 of 2) (1993-1995)

Note

Meeting minutes and attachments.
Box 8

Women In Film Membership Directory (1986, 1990, 1993)

Box 6, Folder 1

Women In Film Newsmagazine (1988 March April)

Box 10, Folder 3

Women In Film Oscar viewing party article In Beverly Hills [213] (1993 April 14)

 

Series 2. Lawsuit (1982-1994)

Physical Description: Boxes 12-14

Scope and Content Note

This portion of the collection is closed until six months after the death of Billie Jenkins.
 

Series 3. Professional Activities (1988-1999)

Physical Description: Boxes 6, 7, 9, 10

Scope and Content Note

The Professional Activities series includes materials from various professional activities, outside of Women In Film in which Jenkins was involved, including American Film Institute, Cultural Heritage Commission (City of Los Angeles), and Boy Scouts of America Women of Excellence, among others. The American Film Institute materials primarily include documents pertaining to Jenkins' involvement with the Gary Hendler Minority Filmmakers Program. The Cultural Heritage Commission materials include photographs, correspondence, and articles pertaining to Jenkins' involvement as a mayor-appointed commissioner. The Boy Scouts of America materials include documents pertaining to Jenkins as recipient of the Women of Excellence Award. Also included are a small number of notes of recognition from various friends and acquaintances, including photocopies of letters from prominent government officials.
Box 10, Folder 18

Certificates of membership, appreciation, and/or completion (1988-1995)

Box 7, Folder 3

American Film Institute - Breaking The Cycle: The Business of African American Filmmaking in the 90's conference program material (1992)

Note

Conference presented by George Jackson and Doug McHenry and The Black Filmmaker Foundation.
Box 7, Folder 5

American Film Institute - correspondence (1990-1992)

Note

With photocopied note from Sidney Poitier.
Box 7, Folder 11

American Film Institute - Elizabeth Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award tribute book and memorablia (1993)

Note

Attended by Jenkins.
Box 10, Folder 4

American Film Institute - Gary Hendler Fellowship breakfast reception - DVD and photograph (1991 Sep)

Note

Folder annotated 1992; items in folder dated 1991. Add Restriction note.
Box 7, Folder 1

American Film Institute - Gary Hendler Minority Filmmakers Program Brochures (1990-1992)

Box 7, Folder 2

American Film Institute - Gary Hendler Minority Filmmakers Program budget projection (1992)

Box 7, Folder 9

American Film Institute - Gary Hendler Minority Filmmakers Program list of 1991 participants and alternates (1991)

Note

With notes from Dumas.
Box 7, Folder 8

American Film Institute - Gary Hendler Minority Filmmakers Program press kit (1991)

Box 7, Folder 4

American Film Institute - Gary Hendler Minority Program Consulting Agreements for Jenkins (1991and 1992)

Box 7, Folder 7

American Film Institute - Outreach Programs and Seminars (1989-1991)

Note

Applications and publicity brochures.
Box 7, Folder 12

American Film Institute - Sidney Poitier Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner Tribute book and memorabilia (1992)

Note

Attended by Jenkins.
Box 7, Folder 10

American Film Institute - Stationery (blank) (no date)

Box 6, Folder 11

American Film Institute Advisory Committee lists (1991)

Box 6, Folder 12

American Film Institute Annual Report (1990-1991)

Box 7, Folder 6

American Film Institute -clippings about minority hiring in the entertainment field (1991-1992)

Note

With writings about the Hendler Minority Program.
Box 10, Folder 19

Black Womens Network - certificate of membership (1988 May 1)

Box 7, Folder 13

Black Women's Network event programs (1988-1989)

Note

Connecting For Success and Tenth Anniversary Celebration, both with mention of Jenkins.
Box 9, Folder 4

Boy Scouts of America - Women of Excellence Award (1992)

Note

Event program, presskit and appreciation notes/letters to Jenkins.
Box 9, Folder 7

Boy Scouts of America - Women of Excellence Award (1990-1991)

Note

Event programs and publicity brochures for the Boy Scouts of America.
Box 9, Folder 5

Boy Scouts of America - Women of Excellence Award Luncheon (1991)

Note

Billie Jenkins honoree at Luncheon. Photocopies of photographs and letters of congratulations. With photocopies of letters from government officals including George [H.W.] Bush, Alan Cranston, and John Seymour.
Box 9, Folder 3

Boy Scouts of America Women of Excellence - Award (1994)

Note

Committee meeting minutes, program planning information, event program, and appreciation notes/letters to Jenkins.
Box 9, Folder 6

Boy Scouts of America - Women of Excellence Award Luncheon (1991)

Note

Billie Jenkins honoree at Luncheon. With acceptance speech, letters of congratulations, program, and luncheon reports.
Box 7, Folder 18

Cultural Heritage Comission Reference Book (1992)

Note

Removed from loose leaf binder for preservation purposes.
Box 7, Folder 16

Cultural Heritage Commission - articles and an event program with mention of Jenkins (1992-1993)

Box 7, Folder 15

Cultural Heritage Commission - correspondence (1991-1993)

Note

With items from City of Los Angeles mayors, Tom Bradley and Richard Riordan.
Box 9, Folder 1

Cultural Heritage Commission - Jenkins swearing in as Comissioner photographs (1992 April)

Box 7, Folder 17

Cultural Heritage Commission - Metro Rail Project (1992)

Box 7, Folder 14

Cultural Heritage Commissioners and the Director, Cultural Affairs Department photograph (1993 Dec 1)

Note

Jenkins in photograph.
Box 9, Folder 2

Reel Black Women new member information and fax regarding speaking at meeting (1991-1992)

Box 10, Folder 1

Top Ladies of Distinction Induction Ceremony and Luncheon (1996)

Note

Program, photograph and clipping.
Box 9, Folder 9

Top Ladies of Distinction Status of Women's Luncheon memorabilia (1999)

Note

Jenkins, among others, as First African American Women Pioneers of Southern California honoree.
 

Series 4. Correspondence (1984, 1988-1998)

Physical Description: Box 11

Scope and Content Note

The Correspondence series is primarily a small number of miscellaneous thank you notes and invitations.
Box 11, Folder 15

Invitation to networking luncheon from Loreen Arbus and Nancy Hutson (1984, 1991,)

Box 11, Folder 14

Joyce Schwarz Publicity (1991-1993)

Box 11, Folder 16

Thank you notes and invitations (1988-1998)

 

Series 5. Photographs (late 1970s and early 1980s)

Physical Description: Box 11

Scope and Content Note

The Photographs series consists of four images from the late 1970s and early 1980s: Jenkins and Bobbi Fennell at Spelling-Goldberg Productions; Leonard Goldberg Company Paper Dolls publicity party photograph with Jenkins; and two snapshots from Leonard Goldberg's 50th Birthday.
Box 11, Folder 12

Jenkins and Bobbi Fennell at Spelling-Goldberg Productions - photograph (1979)

Box 11, Folder 11

Leonard Goldberg Company Paper Dolls television series publicity party photograph with Jenkins (1982)

Box 11, Folder 8

Leonard Goldberg's 50th Birthday photographs (1983 Dec-Jan 1984)

Note

Two snap shots. Leonard Goldberg Company staff members at MGM Studios Culver City, commissioned for Leonard Goldberg's 50th birthday. Billie Beasley Jenkins, Rudolph Jenkins and Leonard Goldberg at party (Chasens, Jan 1984).
 

Series 6. Printed Material (1969, 1980s, early 1990s, 2000)

Physical Description: Boxes 9-11

Scope and Content Note

The Printed Material series includes items from various local and national magazines and newspapers such as The Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. They contain information pertaining to the career of Jenkins, particularly announcements of promotions. This series is organized alphabetically by folder title.
Box 11, Folder 3

Alex: The Life Of A Child screening program and picture of screen credits (1986)

Note

Mention of Jenkins.
Box 10, Folder 23

Amanda Goldberg's Bat Mitzvah announcment in The Hollywood Reporter (1987 May 1)

Note

Mention of Jenkins.
Box 10, Folder 20

Big - movie premiere party write up in Hollywood Reporter (1988)

Note

Mention of Jenkins.
Box 10, Folder 16

Billie Beasley Jenkins - Director Production Services and Resources for Fox Motion Picture Division announcement (1990 Sept)

Note

Notes of congratulations and clippings.
Box 10, Folder 21

Billie Beasley Jenkins - Director of Administration for Fox Studio Operations Division announcement (1987 Nov-1988 Aug)

Note

Notes of congratulations and Jet Magazine write-up (May 1988).
Box 11, Folder 9

Billie Beasley Jenkins - Director, Administration, and Assistant to the Chairman of the Board for Leonard Goldberg Company/Mandy Films announcement (1983 Oct)

Note

Notes of congratulations, press release, and Hollywood Reporter.
Box 10, Folder 22

Billie Beasley Jenkins - Granddaughter's birth announcment in The Hollywood Reporter (1988 Mar 8)

Box 11, Folder 5

Billie Beasley Jenkins - promotion to Vice President of Administration for Leonard Goldberg Company announcement (1985 Aug 20)

Note

Notes of congratulations, press release, and two copies each of Hollywood Reporter and Daily Variety.
Box 10, Folder 11

Black Elegance Magazine article (1991 Sept)

Note

Black Women In Film: Breaking Barriers in Hollywood. Photograph of and quote from Jenkins. Two copies.
Box 11, Folder 6

Black History Career Day at 99th Street School, Los Angeles thank you letters (1985 Feb)

Note

Thank you letters from students and teacher.
Box 10, Folder 5

Business of Film Magazine (The) - (1991 June-July)

Note

Black Filmmakers in the 90s article featuring Jenkins.
Box 10, Folder 6

Business of Film Magazine (The) - article (1992 April-June)

Note

The Industry's Top 250 Women article featuring Jenkins.
Box 11, Folder 13

Columbia Top Pics-Screen Gems Magazine (1969 May)

Note

Photocopy of magazine with published image from Spring Fling and a photograph of Jenkins at the event in costume borrowed from Funny Girl.
Box 10, Folder 15

Focus on Fox employee magazine (1990-1991)

Note

Mention of Jenkins.
Box 11, Folder 1

Leonard Goldberg Walk of Fame presentation write up in Hollywood Reporter (1986 Dec 19)

Note

Mention of Jenkins. Two copies.
Box 11, Folder 4

Maple Center Dinner Honoring Wendy and Leonard Goldberg write up in Hollywood Reporter (1985 Oct)

Note

Mention of and group photograph with Jenkins.
Box 11, Folder 10

MGM/UA Exclusive Story article (1983 May, Aug-Sept)

Note

Working Independently: A Talk With Two Producers' Righ Hands. Featuring Jenkins. With photograph of Jenkins at film premiere of WarGames.
Box 11, Folder 7

Something About Amelia screening write up in The Beverly Hills Post (1984 Jan 12)

Note

Mention of and photograh with Jenkins.
Box 11, Folder 2

Spacecamp movie premiere write up in Hollywood Reporter (1986 June 11)

Note

Mention of Jenkins. Two copies.
Box 9, Folder 8

Women Who Run The Show book by Mollie Gregory (2000)

Note

References to Jenkins appear in book on pages: between 176-177 (photograph);183; 245; 427; 442. With note from Gregory, contract to use images and postcard announcement. Not
Box 10, Folder 13

Working World Magazine article (1991 May-June)

Note

Supporting Roles: Careers in the Entertainment Industry by Evelyn Lager. Features Jenkins among others.
 

Series 7. Television Appearances (1991, 1992)

Physical Description: Box 7

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of two DVD recording of Jenkins' television appearances: Montel Williams Show (August 12, 1991) and Dateline: USA (May 13, 1992).
Box 10, Folder 8

Dateline: USA - Jenkins interview DVD (1992 May 13)

Note

Restricted access. Use of audio visual materials requires
Box 10, Folder 12

Montel Williams Show DVD-R. (1991 Aug 12)

Note

Restricted access. Use of audio visual materials requires