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William L. Jenkins Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0748

Scope and Contents

The William L. Jenkins Papers document the political career of Congressman Jenkins in the United States House of Representatives (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2007). The collection includes administrative records, office files, memoranda, legislative files, government publications, project files and grant applications, subject files, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, recordings, and press releases. Documented, in addition to general congressional and office functions, are Jenkins’ work as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, House Judiciary Committee, and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Impeachment, which examined the possible impeachment of President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s. Among the many issues covered in the collection are those affecting tobacco growers in the region, veterans affairs, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and federal funding for numerous community development projects in Tennessee’s First Congressional District. Note: Because of possible privacy issues, personal constituent correspondence and files were not transferred to the Archives of Appalachia.


  • Creation: 1969 - 2007
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1995 - 2007


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.


161.00 linear feet (314 boxes, 8 photographs, 12 compact discs, 2 computer floppy discs, 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials



The collection is divided into eight series as follows: Series 1, Administrative Files, 1997-2006 and undated, Boxes 1-42; Series 2, Legislative Files, 1995-2007 and undated, Boxes 42-236 and oversized folder 1; Series 3, Project Files, 1996-2006, Boxes 236-275 and oversized folder 1; Series 4, Government Departments and Agencies Files, 1997-2006, Boxes 275-297 and oversized folder 1; Series 5, Clinton Impeachment Files, 1997-1999 and undated, Boxes 297-312; Series 6, Memorabilia, 2000-2002, Box 312-313; Series 7, Recordings, 1997-2006 and undated, Box 314

Method of Acquisition

The William L. Jenkins Collection was donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Congressman William L. Jenkins, Rogersville, Tenn., on December 13, 2006, with additional material donated by him on May 1, 2008.

Accruals and Additions

An additional 3.5 linear feet consisting of 3 boxes of files and 5 scrapbooks was donated by Jenkins on February 10, 2011 (748.02).

Separated Materials

Oversized material found in Series 2, Series 3, and Series 4 have been removed from their original locations in folders and are housed by series number in Oversized Folder 1.

Processing Information

Brianne Johnson, Kathy Cuff, Miriam Brown, Melissa Little, Emily Harrill, and Ned Irwin processed the collection. The processing was completed in June 2010.

Brianne Johnson, Kathy Cuff, Miriam Brown, Melissa Little, Emily Harrill, and Ned Irwin
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA