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Finding Aid to the Arthur C. Jenkins Papers, 1940-1976 (bulk 1955-1965)
HE4491.K47 J4  
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur C. Jenkins Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1976 (bulk 1955-1965)
    Collection number: HE4491.K47 J4
    Creator: Jenkins, Arthur A.
    Extent: 17 cartons
    Repository: The Institute of Transportation Studies Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-1720
    Abstract: The 17 cartons comprising this collection consist chiefly of reports and notes relating to mass transit in California, especially with Los Angeles Railway Corporation, Pacific Electric Railway Company, Ashbury Rapid Transit Lines, and Los Angeles Motor Coach Company. It includes a complete set of the bound volumes of reports that were prepared by Arthur C. Jenkins for the Golden Gate Bridge & Highway District pertaining to toll rates, traffic, and finance. Most, but not all, of the reports included here were prepared by Arthur C. Jenkins. All of the reports relate to the same general subject.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur C. Jenkins Papers, HE4491.K47 J4, Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

    Provenance

    Donated to the Library by Mrs. Jenkins in 1981.

    Biography

    Arthur C. Jenkins was born in Bellingham, Washington [in 1907?] and obtained a B.S. in engineering at U.C. Berkeley in 1931.
    In January, 1948, he went into private practice as a consulting engineer. According to his autobiography (folder 11, carton 4), his offices were located at 1095 Market Street. According to invoices addressed to him in 1949, his offices were located in Suite 969 of the Flood Building at 870 Market St., San Francisco, California.
    According to that same autobiography, Mr. Jenkins' "field of practice has been confined primarily to research and development in transportation and traffic engineering and econoimics, specializing in administrative and operational efficiency; economics, ...; development and presentation in utility regulatory matters; general location and design of routes and facilities ... ; special traffic surveys ... [and] evaluation of accident hazards ..."
    His last known office was at 1780 Arch Street, Berkeley, California. This was the address from which he donated his papers to U.C. Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies on June 30, 1981.
    His last residential address was (possibly) Livermore, California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Included in this collection are 17 cartons of reports relating primarily to mass transit in California dealing especially with Los Angeles Railway Corporation, Pacific Electric Railway Company, Ashbury Rapid Transit Lines, and Los Angeles Motor Coach Company. Also, there is included a complete set of the bound volumes of reports that were prepared for Arthur C. Jenkins for the Golden Gate Bridge & Highway District, pertaining to toll rates, traffic and finance. Most of the reports presented were prepared by Arthur C. Jenkins, but a large number have been included that were prepared by other engineers and agencies. All of the reports relate to the same general subject. Notes and data used in preparation of Arthur C. Jenkins' reports are also included.