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Addendum to the Jesse Jackson collection

Identifier: RB-8005

Scope and Content Note

News clippings related to Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson family photographs and photographs of him teaching at Appalachian State University, advertisements, flyers, and reviews of Jesse Jackson’s books, letters, papers, and miscellaneous materials relating to Jesse Jackson.
This collection is related to the larger Collection 8004: Jesse Jackson Collection, 1941-1984.


  • 1943-1988, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1968 - 1977

Access Note

No restrictions. Appointment required for research.

Biographical Note

Jesse Jackson was a native of Columbus, Ohio. He studied journalism at Ohio State University and published his first book, Call Me Charley, in 1945. He published nine books, most for children and young adults, between 1945 and 1974, and worked at Appalachian State University as a writer-in-residence and visiting lecturer for 1973 to 1983. He was awarded an honorary Doctor in Humane Letters by Appalachian State University in 1982. He was married to Ann Jackson.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-sized manuscript box)

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Collection was donated to Appalachian State by Ann Jackson in 2008.

Accessions Note

Collection related to Collection 8004: Jesse Jackson Collection, 1941-1984

Physical Description Note

Newspaper clippings brittle.

Copyright Note

Copyright of unpublished materials owned by the Jesse Jackson estate. Written permission from the estate is required for publication.
Under Revision
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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