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Bruce Jackson papers

 Collection — Box: 1-7
Identifier: 16/4F/133
The collection includes manuscripts and working drafts of Jackson's books, The Negro and His Folklore, Thief's Primer, In the Life; Versions of the Criminal Experience,and Wake Up Dead Man: Hard Labor and Southern Blues.Also included are notes and correspondence concerning his books and published articles as well as field notes and transcriptions from prison studies, inmate rap sheets, and music notations.

Dates

  • 1964-1971

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Bruce Jackson Papers, 1964-1971, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

2.71 Linear Feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box)

Overview

Papers of Bruce Jackson, Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture and State University of New York Distinguished Professor of English. Included are manuscripts, working copies, drafts, notes, related correspondence, and tape transcripts for three of Jackson's published works: The Negro and His Folklore, Thief's Primer, In the Life; Versions of the Criminal Experience,and Wake Up Dead Man: Hard Labor and Southern Blues.

Biographical Note

Bruce Jackson is the Samuel P. Capen Professor of American Culture and State University of New York Distinguished Professor of English. Having taught at UB for nearly forty years, and the author or editor of 22 books, Jackson has produced documentary films, important folkloric recordings, photographs, and articles addressing aspects of American culture, including southern work songs, prison reform, drug culture, and racial politics. In 2002, the government of France named him Chevalier in L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France's highest award in the arts and humanities. Jackson is also editor of the web journal, buffaloreport.com.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: I. The Negro and His Folklore in Nineteenth Century Periodicals,1967, II. A Thief's Primer,1969, III. Articles, 1964-1968, undated, IV. Wake up dead man: hard labor and Southern blues,1971, and V. A thief's primer,1969.
This collection is organized by date of accession. Folder titles remain original, however many are missing dates. Folders in Box 5 are not titled, titles described in this finding aid for Box 5 derive from a transmittal list, prepared by Jackson (1971).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bruce Jackson, in multiple accessions dating January 1968, March 1971 and August 1971.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Additional University Archives' Campus Unrest collections:
3/1/289, American Association of University Professors. Buffalo Chapter records, 1926-1973
3/1/1217, American Association of University Professors. Buffalo Chapter. Secretary's files, 1968-1989 (bulk 1968-1972)
3/5/33, Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo records, 1965-1990
Campus Unrest at the State University of New York at Buffalo
3/5/351, Campus Unrest: Oral history interviews, 1967
3/5/570m, Support Your Campus Police Treasurer's records, 1967-1968
3/5/779, Faculty 45 files, 1969-1972
3/5/825, Campus Unrest: clippings, 1964-1975
3/5/821, Paul Krehbiel Campus Unrest collection, 1968-1970, 2000
3/5/897, Campus Unrest: Research conducted by Dean G. Pruitt and James Gahagan, Social Psychology Department, 1967-1972, 1975
3/5/974, Campus Unrest: Individuals' collections, 1969-2004
3/5/1248, Richard A. Siggelkow Campus Unrest collection, 1961-1991
9/0/251, Broadsides: collection, 1963-
9/1/64, Graduate Student Association records, 1963-1970
9/4/247, Student Coordinating Council and Polity minutes, 1967-1972; Student Senate minutes, 1967-1972
11/2/66, University Information Services. Campus Unrest subject files, 1964-1973
11/2/235, University Information Services. Campus Unrest subject files, 1969-1970
12/1/74, Faculty Senate records, 1952-1969
16/4F/134, Bruce Jackson Campus Revolt collection, 1969-1970
16/8F/1064, Charlie Keil papers
22/6F/205, Theodore Friend papers, 1968-1973
34/9/1071, Charles Haynie papers, 1963-2002
MS 46, Fred F. Harcleroad Student Unrest collection, circa 1964-1972
MS 82, Military and Draft Counseling Center of Buffalo records, 1953-1978 (bulk 1967-1974)
CD-ROM 5/3, Campus Unrest images

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives staff, circa 1970's.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Bruce Jackson papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives staff.
Date
2006
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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