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Collection # DRT-30.5-001

Presidential Papers and Artifacts of
A. Thomas Jackson, 1990-2000

Main Entry: Presidents, A. Thomas Jackson
22 Files, 36 Items

Biographical/Historical Note:
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.

Subject Headings:
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

Restrictions: Because of the personal nature of the collection correspondence, its use is restricted.


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