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Jenkins with visiting law enforcement and local officials, 1934-1973, undated

 File — control: VIS 43.12, location: VIS 43.12
Identifier: VIS 43.12

Scope and Content

From the Collection: The bulk of this collection consists of photographs of Police Chief Herbert Jenkins and Atlanta Police Department personnel throughout Jenkins' career. Noteworthy images of Jenkins include photographs of him as a child, a portrait taken on his first day as a police officer, and a photograph of him being sworn in by Mayor William B. Hartsfield. Other images of note include a series of photographs of the Summerhill riot of 1966, pictures of the first African American patrolmen, and portraits of Atlanta Police Department officials in the 1890s and early 1900s. Also included are images of celebrities and politicians, some of whom are meeting with Jenkins. Among these are images of President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, President Richard M. Nixon, Reverend Billy Graham, comedian Bob Hope, and entertainers Amos and Andy and the Three Stooges.


  • 1934-1973, undated

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


43 image(s)


From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305