The Phillip E. Jenkins papers include photographs, educational materials, military records, and organizational records of
the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society.
Phillip Eugene Jenkins (1917-1993) was born on August 9, 1917 in Sacramento, California to Aaron Arthur Jenkins and Grace
Evelyn Grubbs Jenkins. Jenkins interest in music began at an early age and music was encouraged by his parents. His mother
organized Jenkins and his siblings into a family ensemble accompanied by their cousin Clarissa Hundley on piano. The ensemble,
known as the Junior Concert Orchestra, performed at churches and venues in the Sacramento area. While attending Stanford Junior
High School and Sacramento High School, Jenkins continued to pursue music playing the cornet and tuba in the marching band
and as a member of the high school glee club.
2.5 linear feet
(4 boxes + 1 oversized box)
Permission to publish from the Phillip E. Jenkins Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.