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Alexander Brooks Jackson Papers, circa 1965-1981

By Mel Frizzell

Collection Overview

Title: Alexander Brooks Jackson Papers, circa 1965-1981

ID: 17/RG 17-2B5

Creator: Jackson, Alexander Brooks (1925-1981)

Extent: 4.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement:

The collection is broken up into the following series: I. Artwork, II. Photographs, III. Miscellaneous

Series I: Artwork: This series contains photographs of artwork done by Jackson. It contains photographs of individual pieces, as well as photos of Jackson’s work in a gallery setting. This series is organized alphabetically.

Series II: Photographs: This series contains photographs that were taken by or collected by Jackson of subjects such as places, people, and animals. This series is organized alphabetically.

Series III: Miscellaneous: This series contains receipts, notes, and writings by or given to Jackson. This series is organized alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 01/28/2011

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

Alexander Brooks “A.B.” Jackson began teaching in the Art department in 1967 as the school's first black faculty member. The contents of this collection include photographs taken and collected by Jackson of miscellaneous subjects, as well as photographs of his artwork and excerpts from his poetry.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The contents of this collection include photographs taken and collected by Jackson of miscellaneous subjects, as well as photographs of his artwork and excerpts from his poetry. The collection’s contents are undated.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 Hollinger Document Case, 2 Half-Size Hollinger Document Cases, 2 Oversized Boxes

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.

Acquisition Source: Ms. Ann Dearsley-Vernon

Acquisition Method: Gift. Accession # A2011-01

Related Materials:

A.B. Jackson retrospective exhibition : the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, October 16-December 6, 1981.

Call #: N 6537.J28 A4 1981

As I see Ghent : a visual essay

Call #: N 6537.J28 A43

Sowing the Seeds of Research University: A.B. Jackson

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Alexander Brooks Jackson Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.


Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Artwork
Box 1
Folder 1: Art
Folder 2: Art: Untitled
Folder 3: Negatives: Artwork
Box 2
Item 1: “Veronica’s Veil”
Series II: Photographs
Box 2
Item 2: Art students outside of a house
Box 3
Item 1: Children painting outside
Item 2: Close-up of a man’s face
Item 3: Close-up of a man’s hand, playing pool
Item 4: Close-up of Jackson’s face
Item 5: Close-up of a woman’s profile
Item 6: Close-up of two men’s faces
Item 7: Close-up of two men’s faces
Item 8: Detail of balconies on a building
Item 9: Detail of a shadow on the side of house
Item 10: Headshot of a woman
Item 11: Man at desk with rubber cement
Item 12: Man lying on bench
Item 13: Man on porch, Martin Rogers, Raleigh
Item 14: Student posing for figure drawing
Item 15: Three men smoking
Item 16: Woman at desk, doing crafts
Item 17: Woman looking off-camera
Item 18: Woman looking out of a window, Church Street
Item 19: Woman smoking
Box 4
Folder 1: Negatives: Animals and Farm Life
Folder 2: Negatives: People and Places
Folder 3: Animals
Folder 4: Animals
Folder 5: Farm Life and People
Folder 6: People
Folder 7: People
Folder 8: People
Folder 9: People
Folder 10: People
Folder 11: People and Places
Folder 12: People and Places
Folder 13: People and Places
Folder 14: People and Places
Folder 15: People and Places
Box 5
Folder 1: Peoples and Places
Folder 2: Peoples and Places
Folder 3: Peoples and Places
Folder 4: Peoples and Places
Folder 5: Peoples and Places
Folder 6: Peoples and Places
Series III: Miscellaneous
Box 5
Folder 7: Notes and Receipts
Folder 8: Poetry