Frank R. Jackson papers
- Biographical/Historical note
- Frank Roscoe Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. in 1908. He was a 1925 graduate of Dunbar High School and went on to attend Miner Normal School (Miner Teacher's College) and taught for two years in Crisfield, MD. In 1933, he married Florence Thomas and the family moved to Anacostia, where Jackson would live for the rest of his life. In addition to working for the U.S. Printing Office for 40 years, Jackson became a professional photographer in the 1950s, operating a studio on Benning Road. In the late 1990s, Jackson was included in a Washington Times article about oral histories compiled by the D.C. Historical Society. Jackson also constructed crossword puzzles for the Washington Post for over 25 years. He died in 2007 at the age of 99.
- circa 1932 - 1999
- 2 Linear feet (4 boxes; 1 oversize folder)
- Frank R. Jackson papers, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Carole Hyman.
- Collection descriptions
- Archival materials
- African American photographers
- African Americans -- Social life and customs
- African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)
- Public housing
- Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
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