Guide to the George W. Jackson scrapbook, circa 1920-1935


George W. Jackson graduated from Trinity Park School in 1921 and attended Trinity College from fall 1921-spring 1923. The scrapbook contains programs, clippings and black and white photographs as well as correspondence. The scrapbook ranges in date from circa 1920-1935.

Collection Details

Record Group
George W. Jackson scrapbook
circa 1920-1935
Jackson, George Washington, Jr.
1.5 Linear Feet, 1 Item
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The scrapbook contains programs, clippings and black and white photographs as well as correspondence. In addition to the scrapbook, a 1923 Chanticleer and a metal match case bearing the Trinity College seal and the initials GWJ were donated. The 1923 yearbook was added to the Chanticleer duplicates and the match case was shelved with other relics. The collection ranges in date from circa 1920-1935.

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[Identification of item], George W. Jackson scrapbook, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Scrapbook, circa 1920-1935

The scrapbook contains programs for the 1920 and 1921 commencement exercises at Trinity Park School, a 1921 program for the Trinity Park School Senior Class Reception, a copy of the Men's Association at Trinity College's constitution, the constitution and by-laws of the Columbian Literary Society, the April 1923 issue of the Trinity Archive, a 1921 Trinity College calendar, a print from the Naval Academy, and Durham-related postcards (including City High School and the Geer Building). The scrapbook also includes several autograph pages. Most of the actual scrapbook pages are blank, with items placed between some of them. Other items in the scrapbook include clippings, the 1922 Trinity College football schedule, correspondence, the 1923 Trinity College commencement program and Senior Orations program, the 1923 and 1925 Alumni Day programs, the 1925 flag lowering program, a Trinity Musical Club program, brochures, a publication by The Duke Endowment, Glee Club programs, invitations, a Duke Chapel publication from 1932, and a publication by Harry F. Atwood entitled "Keep God in American History." The clippings relate to Trinity Park School and Trinity College/Duke University. Lastly, there are several pages of black and white photographs, largely unidentified, of individuals and landscapes.


Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

George Washington Jackson, Jr. was originally from Hertford, North Carolina. He graduated from Trinity Park School in Durham in 1921. He attended Trinity College from 1921-1923. While at Trinity College, Jackson was a member of the Columbian Literary Society, the Folklore Society and the Biology and Chemistry Clubs.

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The George W. Jackson scrapbook was received by the University Archives as a gift in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, December 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2006

Accession A90-73 is described in this finding aid.