Finding Aid to the Jenny Wrenn Papers and Artwork, 1977-2016 Coll2014-113
Kyle MorganProcessing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Jenny Wrenn papers and artwork
creator: Wrenn, Jenny (Jennifer Joy Wrenn)
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014-113
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet 2 boxes.
Date (inclusive): 1977-2016
Abstract: Drawings, resumes, portfolio, correspondence, event flyers, and clippings of Jenny Wrenn, 1977-2016. Jenny Wrenn is an artist, writer, activist, and publisher from Los Angeles.
Jennifer Joy Wrenn (1949-), who also writes fiction under the nom de plume of Fiona Flanner, was born in San Diego to news photographer Roger Wrenn and housewife Bettie Wrenn. She "grew up or came of age" in San Francisco where her book Those Parlor Girls is based. For twenty years she has worked as a librarian with the County of Los Angeles Public Library system. Although she has spent most of her life creating multimedia art work, she has always had a penchant for writing and took frequent courses in writing throughout her adult life. She also spent a number of years as a publisher of Clothespin Fever Press with Carolyn Weathers, publishing the work of others. It has only been while in her 60s that she decided to publish her own fiction through the ebook medium. Some of her artwork has been published with blurb.com as on-demand art books.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of collection was donated by Jenny Wrenn in June 2013. Part of the collection was separated from the Carolyn Weathers Papers, Coll2014-008.
[Box/folder #, or item name] Jenny Wrenn Papers and Artwork, Coll2014-113, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2014.
Drawings, resumes, portfolio, correspondence, event flyers, and clippings of Jenny Wrenn, 1977-2016. Oil paintings by Jenny Wrenn are accessible in the ONE Archives art collection.
Carolyn Weathers Photographs and Papers, Coll2014-008, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
Separated to the ONE Archives library:
Augsburg, Tanya (ed.). Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Women's Caucus for Art, 2011.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Lesbian artists -- United States
Gays -- Correspondence
Wrenn, Jenny (Jennifer Joy Wrenn)
Box 1, Folder 1
Art exhibit events 2006-2007
Box 1, Folder 2
Biographies, resumes, and correspondence 1983-2016
Box 1, Folder 3
Box 1, Folder 4
Personal correspondence 1985-1990
Box 1, Folder 5
Sketches 1977, 1986