|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Creator:||Jenkins, James Hobart, 1919-2006|
|Title:||James H. Jenkins papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet|
James Hobart Jenkins graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and then did research work with blood plasma, penicillin and bacitracin. After that, he became a biologist with the Georgia Game and Fish Commission and went on to get a master's and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He became a professor at the University of Georgia School of Forest Resources where he set up and headed the Wildlife and Fisheries Department.
He received many awards over the years including such things as Alumni Society Outstanding Teacher Award at the School of Forestry, Phi Sigma Graduate Research Award, and recipient of the South East Annual Technical Award of the Society of American Foresters. He served as president of the Southeastern Section of the Wildlife Society and president of the Georgia Ornithological Society. He authored over 100 publications and held 12 patents. He made many contributions to the elucidation of the extent and degree of pesticide and radioactive contamination of wildlife. Dr. Jenkins was a respected, honored and admired professor at the university for 34 years, retiring as professor emeritus.
The collection consists of items related to Dr. Jenkins career and the University of Georgia School of Forestry. Also included are conference programs and assorted books on forestry, along with forestry and wildlife research.
James H. Jenkins papers, UA02-009, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University Archives, The University of Georgia Libraries.