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Jacqueline Jackson papers

Identifier: CLRC-557

Scope and Contents

The collection contains material related to three titles written by Jacqueline Jackson. The bulk of the collection is typescripts and correspondence for the children's book Chicken Ten Thousand, and there is a small amount of material for the books The Endless Pavement and Stories from the Round Barn (the latter was not written for children).


  • 1960-circa 1996


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical Sketch

Jacqueline Jackson, nee Arthur, was born on May 3, 1938, in Beloit, Wisconsin. She married Robert S. Jackson in 1960 and divorced in 1973. She is the mother of 4 daughters. She has made a career out of teaching writing and literature at the University level, particularly creative writing for children. She received the Notable Book citation from the American Library Association in 1966, and the Dorothy Canfield Fisher children's book award in 1967, both for her book, The Taste of Spruce Gum. In addition to teaching and writing, she also produced a radio show for children in 1969. She also began publishing a family newspaper, The Empty Nestin 1982.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol, 65


4 folders

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The collection contains material related to three titles written by Jacqueline Jackson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jacqueline Jackson
Jacqueline Jackson papers, 1960-circa 1996
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library