James Jenks, M.A.
Mr. Jenks is an Historian and Architectural Historian with 19 years’ experience conducting archival research, historic built environment surveys and National Register evaluations for local, state, and federal agencies and satisfies the Secretary of the Interior’s Qualifications for History, Architectural History, and Historic Preservation Planning. With extensive research into the history and culture of Intermountain region Tribes and the historic land use patterns of the American West, he has investigated battlefield and skirmish locations, resource extraction sites, historic era rural and urban architectural development, and transportation technology. He has conducted research in regional, state and federal archives, municipal and university libraries and special collections, museums, courthouses, and public agencies. He has completed multiple determinations of eligibility and mitigation documentation for federal agencies, and individual and district nominations for the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Jenks exceeds the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Professional Historians. He has authored a book on the history and architectural history of Bozeman, Montana that was published by the Montana Historical Society, earned a research fellowship from the National Archives and Records Administration, and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
Professional Memberships: Nat. Trust, MT. Pres. All., CCPH