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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Jennifer Kim (1973-), 2001-2008

Austin History Center

Jennifer Kim Papers

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Kim, Jennifer, 1973-
Title: Jennifer Kim Papers
Dates: 2001-2008
Dates (Bulk): 2005-2008
Abstract: This collection documents the election and career of Austin City Council Member Jennifer Kim. In 2005 Jennifer Kim was elected as Austin, Texas' first Asian American council member. The collection includes papers, correspondence, clippings, photographs and video interviews spanning from year 2001 to 2008.
Identification: AR.2013.025
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 box)
Quantity: 34.9 GB (442 digital files)
Location: Archives Stacks, Digital Storage
Language: English, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Jennifer Kim is an Austin, Texas, area businesswoman and politician. Born in California in 1973 to a Korean American father and a Chinese American mother, Jennifer is a third generation Asian American. Her father's work with the U.S Department of Defense took the family all over the world before they finally settled in Texas. Jennifer graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in political science and later received her master's degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University. Jennifer became active in municipal and state level politics, serving on several committees. She was a member of the Austin City Council Social Equity Commission, the Census 2000 Complete Count Committee, and the Commission on Immigrant Affairs. From 1998 to 2002 Jennifer worked for the U.S Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration as an economic development specialist. In the 2005 race against Randi Shade, Kim became the first Asian American Austin City Council Member on June 11, 2005. After completing her term with the Austin City Council in 2008, Jennifer Kim returned to work in the business sector. As of 2016, she works in financial services.

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Scope and Contents

The Jennifer Kim papers contain personal papers, official documents, clippings, photographs, and video interviews which document her work in both the public and private sectors. The papers date from roughly 2001 to 2008 however the majority of the materials correspond to her election and service on the Austin City Council from 2005-2008. Of particular interest are her 2005 election materials, correspondence with constituents, and documents pertaining to her wireless initiative and her earlier work with the Austin Equity Commission. The collection contains both physical photographs and 327 digital imgages (.jpg) which capture Kim's campaign photography, cultural and civic events, and her involvement with the Asian American Employee Network and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce. 90 born-digital video files (.bup, .ifo, and .vob) document Kim's 2008 re-election campaign against Randi Shade and Ken Weiss, home movies, and oral histories with Asian American community members.

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Arrangement

Text materials arranged by material type. Original file structure and file name of digital photographs was maintained.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

Technical Requirements

Access to digital content in this finding aid are only available through a dedicated workstation in the Austin History Center Reading Room.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Galindo, Cid.
Kim, Jennifer, 1973-.
Leffingwell, Lee.
Meeker, Jason.
Morrison, Laura.
Shade, Randi.
Weiss, Ken.
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin (Tex.) City Council.
Austin Equity Commission (Tex.).
Austin Community Leadership Council (Tex.).
Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce (Tex.).
Austin Asian American Employee Network (Tex.).
Subjects
Asian Americans--Texas--Austin.
Elections--Texas--Austin.
City council members--Texas--Austin.
Municipal government--Texas--Austin.
Racially mixed people.
Chinese Americans--Texas--Austin.
Korean Americans--Texas--Austin.
Political participation.
City council members--Texas--Austin.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Politics and government.
Document Types
Correspondence.
Clippings.
Ephemera.
Fliers.
Personal correspondence.
Color photographs.
Programs.
Signage.
Videodiscs (DVD).

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Related Material

AF Biography- Kim, Jennifer, 1973-.

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Separated Material

Duplicate materials deaccessioned

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jennifer Kim Papers (AR.2013.025). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2005/090

Donation Date: June 5, 2013

Processing Information

The born-digital materials were processed in accordance with the AHC's digital processing guidelines including disk imaging, virus scan, and checksums. The born-digital files were received on ten DVDs and were imaged on July 07, 2017 to create master preservation copies and to extract the content files.

Final Processing and Finding Aid By: Phonshia Nie and Johnny Rovell, January, 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Jennifer Kim (1973-), 2001-2008

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical information, 2001-2008
2 Personal correspondence, 2005
3 Austin City Council election, 2005
4 Austin City Council Place 3, 2006-2008
5 City Council correspondence, 2006-2008
6 Newspaper clippings, 2005-2008
7 Photographs (#001-027), 2005-2008
DigitalStorage Folder
Open AR_2013_025_access Digital images, 2004-2006
.839 GB (327 photographs); (JPEG); born-digital; digitized
AR_2013_025_access Video interviews, 2007-2009
34.04 GB (90 files); (VOB, BUP, IFO); born-digital

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