Frank R. Jackson papers,
circa 1932-1999.
ACMA.06-068

Summary
Collection ID:
ACMA.06-068
Creators:
Jackson, Frank R. 1908-2007
Dates:
circa 1932 - 1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 linear feet
3 boxes; 1 mapcase folder
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
This collection, which dates from circa 1932-1999, documents the personal and professional life of Frank R. Jackson, as well as daily life in Anacostia. Materials include color and black-and-white photographs, negatives, clippings, programs, certificates, scrapbooks, programs, and crossword puzzles. Many of the photographs depict the dismantling of the Frederick Douglass housing project and the construction of Henson Ridge.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frank Roscoe Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. in 1908. He was a 1925 graduate of Dunbar High School and went on to attend Miner Normal School (Miner Teacher's College) and taught for two years in Crisfield, MD. In 1933, he married Florence Thomas and the family moved to Anacostia, where Jackson would live for the rest of his life. In addition to working for the U.S. Printing Office for 40 years, Jackson became a professional photographer in the 1950s, operating a studio on Benning Road. In the late 1990s, Jackson was included in a Washington Times article about oral histories compiled by the D.C. Historical Society. Jackson also constructed crossword puzzles for the Washington Post for over 25 years. He died in 2007 at the age of 99.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Preferred Citation note
Frank R. Jackson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Carole Hyman.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Gift of Carole Hyman.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African American photographers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans--Social life and customs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans--Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Certificates Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Public housing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, D.C., 20020
Phone: 202-633-4853
ACMArchives@si.edu