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Manuscripts – MSS 51 – Jackson, Margaret, 1911-1986
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
MSS 51 – Jackson, Margaret, 1911-1986
Papers of Margaret Jackson, 1925-1982
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 51
Title: Papers of Margaret Jackson, 1925-1982
Quantity: 1.0Linear Feet (4 document boxes)
Note: This document last updated 2005 December 16.
Acquisition Information: The collection was donated by Margaret Jackson’s niece, Mrs. James O. Burri, (Nancy Burri) in March of 1987.
Processed by: Ulf Hedberg and Michael Olson. 1990 September 13.
Processing Note: Originally processed by Kevin D. Corbitt, 1989 July 24
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
Related Material in the Archives:
Scope and Content
The Margaret E. Jackson Papers, donated by her niece, Mrs. James O. Burri, consist of letters, miscellaneous articles, manuscripts, photographic materials, and a number of publications by the Hispanic Society of America for which Margaret E. Jackson photographed the illustrations. The collection, which consists of approximately 300 items, dates from 1925 1982. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Margaret E. Jackson, her personal photographs, and the publications of the Hispanic Society of America. Many of the letters reflect her concern for aiding the deaf population. Correspondents include: Marguerite Colas, Maurice Colas, Irving Fusfeld, Jean Hanau, Thomas Hinchey, Suzanne Lavaud, Edward C. Merrill, Jr. She also corresponded with deaf artists Robert Dessales-Quentin, Émile Dudoret, Vilém B. Hauner, Kelly Stevens, and Valentin de Zubiaurre. A number of the slides and a few of the photographs relate to her photographic work with the Hispanic Society of America. Most of the photographs are personal photographs of herself, family, or friends. Many of the publications are hardcover with several signed by their respective authors.
Series 1: Autobiographical and Biographical MaterialBox 1, Folder 1
Manuscript autobiographical material: articles noted for autobiographical use; Gallaudet College and Gallaudet College Alumni Association publications relating to events in which Margaret E. Jackson participated. Arranged in chronological order.
Series 2: Support of the Deaf CommunityBox 1, Folders 2-5
Folders 2-3 include letters, documents and articles relating to Margaret E. Jackson’s fund raising efforts for the French deaf community. Folder 4 includes letters and documents relating to Margaret E. Jackson’s involvement with the Gallaudet Home Fund. Folder 5 includes letters relating to the Alice Jane McVan Memorial Display Case, Gallaudet College. Arranged inchronological order.
Series 3: Deaf ArtistsBox 1, Folders 6-8
Folder 6 contains letters from several deaf artists and is arranged alphabetically by the artist’s name then chronologically.
Folders 7-8 include biographical material on deaf artists Anna Hyatt Huntington and Valentin de Zubiaurre, respectively.
Series 4: General Correspondence and General ArticlesBox 1, Folders 9-10
Folder 9 contains any letters not included elsewhere.
Folder 10 contains various articles on the subjects of deafness and on Gallaudet College. Both folders are arranged chronologically.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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