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Jenny Wrenn papers and artwork

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2014-113

Scope and Contents

Drawings, resumes, portfolio, correspondence, event flyers, and clippings of Jenny Wrenn, 1977-2016. Oil paintings by Jenny Wrenn are accessible in the ONE Archives art collection.


  • 1977-2016


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Jennifer Joy Wrenn (1949-), who also writes fiction under the nom de plume of Fiona Flanner, was born in San Diego to news photographer Roger Wrenn and housewife Bettie Wrenn. She "grew up or came of age" in San Francisco where her book Those Parlor Girls is based. For twenty years she has worked as a librarian with the County of Los Angeles Public Library system. Although she has spent most of her life creating multimedia art work, she has always had a penchant for writing and took frequent courses in writing throughout her adult life. She also spent a number of years as a publisher of Clothespin Fever Press with Carolyn Weathers, publishing the work of others. It has only been while in her 60s that she decided to publish her own fiction through the ebook medium. Some of her artwork has been published with as on-demand art books.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes.)

Language of Materials



Drawings, resumes, portfolio, correspondence, event flyers, and clippings of Jenny Wrenn, 1977-2016. Jenny Wrenn is an artist, writer, activist, and publisher from Los Angeles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of collection was donated by Jenny Wrenn in June 2013. Part of the collection was separated from the Carolyn Weathers Papers, Coll2014-008.

Related Materials

Carolyn Weathers Photographs and Papers, Coll2014-008, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Separated Materials

Separated to the ONE Archives library:

Augsburg, Tanya (ed.). Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Women's Caucus for Art, 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2014.
Finding Aid to the Jenny Wrenn Papers and Artwork, 1977-2016
Kyle Morgan
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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