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Guide to the James Angus Jenkins Papers, 1930-1965
BANC MSS C-B 996  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: James Angus Jenkins Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1965
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 996
    Origination: Jenkins, James Angus, 1904-1965
    Extent: Number of containers: 19 cartons Linear feet: 23.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, lecture notes, class materials, reports, minutes of meetings, manuscripts and reprints of his papers, notebooks, research notes, etc.

    Relate to his teaching career at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Genetics and to his researches, particularly on the origin and evolution of the tomato plant.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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], James Angus Jenkins papers, BANC MSS C-B 996, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    James Angus Jenkins was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1904. He received both his B. Sc. and M. Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan in biology in 1927 and 1929 respectively, and his Ph.D from the University of California in genetics in 1936. With the exception of only a few years he taught genetics continuously on the Berkeley Campus from 1938 until his death in 1965. He was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 1945-1946.
    His prime interest within the field of genetics was in plants and plant breeding, especially the tomato. His interest in the tomato, its origin and evolution, took him on extended research forays to Central and South America, and he was primarily responsible for the extensive tomato research plot on the Berkeley Campus of the University of California.
    The collection, a gift of Mrs. Jenkins in 1965, remains largely as it was originally arranged by Jenkins. It contains correspondence, files relating to his activities in the Department of Genetics, the College of Agriculture, and the University, his teaching career, and his own research.