The Jim Jennings Collection spans the years 1969-2014 and documents Jennings’s career as an architect and the projects of
his firms. The Collection is organized into four Series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, and Project
Records. The Project Records make up the bulk of the Collection and document design projects. They include correspondence,
specifications, meeting notes, sketches, photographs, and architectural drawings.
Jim Jennings was born in 1940 in Santa Barbara, California but grew up in and around Los Angeles. There he was exposed to
L.A.’s modernist architecture and witnessed the post-war construction of the surrounding L.A. suburbs. Following his father’s
death when he was seven, his family moved to the orange groves in Redlands, CA. Living and later working on farms instilled
in him an appreciation for the land that would later come to define his work as an architect.
28 Cubic Feet:
2 cartons, 1 document box, 3 flat file drawers, 33 tubes
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the
Collection is open for research with the exception of the few selected Sketchbooks/Diaries, which will remain restricted until
the creator’s death.