Willis Carl Jackson collection

Willis Carl Jackson collection

Dates: 1923-1981

Collection includes aviation-related materials including a china plate, 2 linen banners, a button, a tile, and 3 souvenir menus.

  • Extent: 1 oversize box (0.4 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jackson, Willis Carl, 1923-1981
  • Call Number: MSS 6032
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Willis Carl Jackson collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6032; Willis Carl Jackson collection,; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6032, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated in 1990.
Acquisition Information
Donated; 1990.
Related Material
MSS 424; VMSS 717.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Sports and Recreation
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Meghan Matthews; 20 December 2007.
Appraisal Information
American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007.)
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Jackson (Willis Carl) collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Meghan Mathews and Karen Glenn, student processors; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T08:54-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Willis Carl Jackson (1923- ) sailed solo across the Atlantic. He also set sail from Europe to America but was lost at sea and died.

Willis Carl Jackson was born 20 May 1923 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Library Science from Florida State University in 1951 and 1952 respectively. He then began a lifelong career in the library profession, including serving as Dean of Libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington, from 1973-1980. Jackson loved sailing and in 1978 he fulfilled his lifelong dream of sailing solo across the Atlantic. In 1981, he set sail from Europe to America but was lost at sea. He was later declared officially dead after wreckage from his boat was found off the coast of Spain.

comments powered by Disqus

Site Navigation

Search this Collection

Collection Arrangement

Yellow highlight indicates current location in collection description

Print View

Help with this Collection

Ask us a Question

John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts