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Eugene B. Jackson Collection

 Collection — Container: 01.0533 - Box 1
Identifier: 01.0533

Scope and Contents

The materials included in this collection are numerous photographs (loose and in photobook form) covering Eugene Jackson's training to service in Belgium; several captured German Army items, his uniform ribbons and patches plus many other mementos from his time in Europe during his service.


  • Created: 1821-1961
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1943 - 1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/23/2001


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Eugene B. "Jack" Jackson enlisted February 10, 1943. He was assigned to the 12th Armored Division on April 1, 1944 and was a member of the 134th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion and the 6841 Special Services Depot Company. During his time in the European Theater he participated in the Battle of Rhineland and the Battle of Central Europe. On October 11, 1945 he was appointed the non-commissioned information and education officer for his unit. Throughout his time in service, Jackson was a Corporal and a Staff Sergeant. Jackson received his final promotion on December 29, 1945 to Technical Sergeant. He left the service in 1946.

Prior to his enlistment, Jack had received a BS with distinction from Purdue University in 1937, a BS in Library Science with Honors in 1938 from University of Illinois, Urbana as well as his MA in Library Science in 1941. On August 6, 1941 he married Ruth L. Whitlock.

After the war Jack was offered, and accepted, a Civil Service post as librarian at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Jack also worked in the NACA Office of Aeronautical Intelligence (agency that preceded NASA). During this time he served as a member of the NATO Advisory Group for Aeronautical R&D. Jack also went on to as a corporate librarian and techinical materials retrieval at General Motors and IBM. Lastly he service as a Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas from 1970-1985 and was recognized as a Professor Emeritus.

Eugene B. "Jack" Jackson passed away on July 16, 2003.


1.00 boxes

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Arranged by Institute

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Eugene B. Jackson

Method of Acquisition


Eugene B. Jackson Collection
Jeffrey Scott Henley
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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