Gail Jackson family home movie collection

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1940 – 1959
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of home movies from the family of Dr. Gail Jackson. Included is footage of a 1947 road trip on Route 66 West from Joplin, Missouri to Flagstaff, Arizona, the Grand Canyon, Utah and Colorado, and other locations; a 1948 trip through the Tetons, Yellowstone, Cheyenne, etc, and a dude ranch; a Castle Heights graduation featuring Bernarr MacFadden; an Officer Candidate School graduation in Newport, Rhode Island; and miscellaneous events in the family's life, such as scenes of the farm and home, snow in Vincennes, and a birthday party for Frederic L. Jackson.
Biographical Note: "[Bernarr Macfadden,] born August 16, 1868, near Mill Spring, Missouri, U.S., died October 12, 1955, Jersey City, New Jersey, originally Bernard Adolphus McFadden, [was an] American physical culturist who, by sometimes eccentric means, spread the gospel of physical fitness and created a popular magazine empire."--"Bernarr Macfadden" from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, (Viewed March 1, 2010)
Extent: 16 film reels : si., b&w and col. ; 8 mm.;1 Keystone camera.
Genre: Home movies and video
Automobile travel--United States, Automobile travel--United States Highway 66, Birthdays--Indiana--Vincennes, Bodybuilders--United States, Boston (Mass.)--Description and travel, Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah)--Description and travel, Castle Heights Military Academy (Lebanon, Tenn.), Cheyenne (Wyo.)--Description and travel, Colorado--Description and travel, Commencement ceremonies--Rhode Island--Newport, Commencement ceremonies--Tennessee--Lebanon, Dude ranches--United States, Family vacations--Arizona--Flagstaff, Family vacations--Arizona--Grand Canyon, Family vacations--Colorado, Family vacations--Massachusetts--Boston, Family vacations--Missouri--Joplin, Family vacations--New Hampshire, Family vacations--New Mexico--Grants, Family vacations--Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.), Family vacations--Teton Range (Wyo. and Idaho), Family vacations--United States, Family vacations--United States Highway 66, Family vacations--Utah, Family vacations--Utah--Bryce Canyon National Park, Family vacations--Utah--Salt Lake City, Family vacations--Wyoming--Cheyenne, Family vacations--Yellowstone National Park, Farms--Indiana--Vincennes, Flagstaff (Ariz.)--Description and travel, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--Description and travel, Grants (N.M.)--Description and travel, Health reformers--United States, Home movies and video., Jackson family, Jackson, Frederic L, Jackson, Frederic L.--Family, Jackson, Frederic L.--Homes and haunts--Indiana--Vincennes, Jackson, Gail, Jackson, Gail--Family, Jackson, Gail--Homes and haunts--Indiana--Vincennes, Joplin (Mo.)--Description and travel, Macfadden, Bernarr, 1868-1955, Naval Officer Candidate School (U.S.), New Hampshire--Description and travel, Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)--Description and travel, Physicians--Indiana--Vincennes, Salt Lake City (Utah)--Description and travel, Snow--Indiana--Vincennes, Teton Range (Wyo. and Idaho)--Description and travel, United States--Description and travel, Utah--Description and travel, Yellowstone National Park--Description and travel
Provenance: Deposited at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives by Frederic L. Jackson, July 2007.
Cite Collection As: Gail Jackson family home movie collection, circa 1940-1959. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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