W. Jack Payne collection of Jenkins Club papers

W. Jack Payne collection of Jenkins Club papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Jenkins Club.
Creator: Payne, W. Jack
Title: W. Jack Payne collection of Jenkins Club papers
Dates: 1977-2003
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA04-035

Biographical/Historical Note

Since 1944 the ten members of the Jenkins Club, selected from University of Georgia faculty of diverse disciplinary backgrounds, has gathered on the second Thursday of each month in the academic calendar to share dinner, exchange ideas and bridge some of the interdisciplinary gaps in the large and complex modern University. For many years the late Dr. Jack Payne (known in Club parlance as "he who directs") took responsibility for organizing club activities and collecting these materials.

Scope and Content Note

While the Jenkins Club decided to keep no minutes, these records give insight into its operations over the years. Dr. Payne's own manuscript in folder one gives the history of the organization and career information about many of its members. Folder two also contains a wealth of information about the careers of several members. Apparently it was the practice of the club to send a collection of research published by members to new members for review. Folder 4 contains a selection of articles sent to member Dr. Thomas Dyer.


The collection is arranged by subject.

Index Terms

Jenkins Club. -- Records and correspondence
Records (documents)
Research (document genre)

General Notes


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W. Jack Payne collection of Jenkins Club papers, UA04-035, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11"The Jenkins Club Established at the University of Georgia in 1944"; a Report Prepared by William J. Payne and other materials related to the club's history, 2000 spring
2Member's Vitae, Obituaries, etc.
3Administrative & Planning Documents (Schedules, Membership Lists, etc.), 1977-2003
4Articles by Members Sent to Dr. Tom Dyer
5"Christopher Hampton" by Dr. William J. Free and Dr. Gerald Huff's "Disc Calculator"