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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Jenkins papers
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1990
    Date (bulk): 1970s
    Collection number: 303
    Creator: Jenkins, George
    Extent: 65 linear feet of papers. 5.9 linear feet of photographs.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    George Jenkins papers, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of George Jenkins, 1992


    George Jenkins was an American art director active in film from 1946 to 1990. He began his career as a set designer and lighting director on Broadway in the early 1940s. Jenkins received an Academy Award for art direction for ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The George Jenkins papers span the years 1946-1990 (bulk 1970s) and encompass 70.9 linear feet. The collection includes manuscripts, drawings, and photographs, including slides. There are production files for ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) related to locations, research, sets, and more. For THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979), there are scripts and production files, particularly related to research and sets. Also included are production design and set drawings for PRESUMED INNOCENT (1990). The photograph series consists of photographic prints, mounted collages, and slides of production design drawings, matte shots, sets, location research, and other research.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Production files; 2. Subject files; 3. Oversize; 4. Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    Jenkins, George , 1908-2007--Archives.
    art directors