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William K. Jenkins papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS824f

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence from William K. Jenkins' business partner, Arthur Lucas, as well as personal letters from Jenkins' daughter and mother. Topics of their letters range from issues with employees to everyday family life. The collection also includes financial documents such as checks, bank statements, and insurance certificates.


  • 1930-1943, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

William Kimbrough Jenkins (1890-1968) was born in Georgia to William Marshall Jenkins (1863-1943) and Sarah Leonard Kimbrough Jenkins (1870-1949). He attended Donald Fraser Preparatory School in Decatur and graduated from the Georgia School of Technology in 1912. That same year, he married Nancy Kathrine Boothe (1890-1976). They had three daughters, Kathrine Stembler (1913-1987), Sara Bagby (1917-1982), and Camilla Gerald Jenkins (1919-1921). In 1913, Jenkins partnered with Arthur Melville Lucas, Jr. (1881–1943) to promote and manage community theaters across Georgia. Jenkins and Lucas had many business entities, including Atlanta Enterprises, L & J Incorporated; Lucas and Jenkins Theaters, Inc.; Lucas-Jenkins Associates; and the Georgia Theater Company. In 1934, Lucas-Jenkins Associates took over management of the Fox Theatre. In addition to theater, Jenkins was involved in other business ventures, including the William K. Jenkins Realty Co.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1990

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

William K. Jenkins papers
Louanne Heintz
October 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305