Collection # DRT-30.5-001
Presidential Papers and Artifacts of
Main Entry: Presidents, A. Thomas Jackson
Volume: 22 Files, 36 Items
Tom Jackson came to Woodward in 1990 as the school’s fifth
president. Jackson had graduated from Williams College and had
served in a number of administrative and teaching positions in
California, Virginia, and Utah. After leading Woodward through
an extensive building program that culminated in the Centennial
Celebration, 1999-2000, Jackson retired in July, 2000.
Scope and Content:
The collection is divided into two groups, papers and artifacts.
Arranged in chronological order, the papers consist of five school
directories (1984-1988, 1997), eight school calendars (1979-1981,
1990-1998), and typed and handwritten pages, principally speeches
and correspondence. Texts of opening remarks for school year 1990-1995
and 1998 are included. The papers also include a DAR speech, a
Rotary Club speech, and a National Honor Society speech. Correspondence
is mostly incoming from Ben Johnson, Chairman of the Governing
Board, including a speech by Johnson in 1998 at Emory University.
Nine random color photos are included. Artifact items are eclectic
memorabilia. Most interesting is a miniature bust of Robert W.
Woodruff cast by the same sculptor who made the large school statue,
and a framed Olympic pin collection from the Borg-Warner Security
Co. which rented school facilities during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Governing Board 20.1
Director of Athletics- Sports 130.3
Students- Distinguished Alumni 220.2
Special Events- Founders Day 250.1
Special Events- Graduation 250.5
Special Events- Centennial Celebration 250.9
of the personal nature of the collection correspondence, its use
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