PAPERS RELATING TO JEAN JENKINS

Scope and Content

A collection of papers, mainly correspondence between Madeau Stewart and Jean Jenkins.

Jean Jenkins was born on 17 March 1922 in Arkansas, U.S.A.

She was an ethnomusicologist, spending much of her time travelling and recording local musicians. There is a selection of recordings collected from Mongolia, India, Italy, Africa and others in the BBC Sound Archives.

She was also Curator of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum between 1954 and 1978.

Jean Jenkins died 12 September 1990.