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Florence (Williams) Jackson scrapbooks and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-117
Collection contains one scrapbook of ephemera and personal memorabilia of Grand Rapdids Central High School from the late 1930s, where Florence Williams was a student. The book contains notes, certificates, event programs, and memorabilia of the Biology Club, Home Economics Club, the Girl Reserve organization, ticket stubs, and greeting cards. There are also several folders of loose materials related to the scrapbook.

The collection also contains two photograph albums dating from around 1940, containing black and white snapshots of Florence and William, their friends and families. The red scrapbook contains 82 photographs, and was likely created by Wiliam. It appears as though many of the original photographs were removed from the album before it was acquired. The green album, likely created by Florence, contains over 200 photographs, and is in fragile condition with numerous loose pages.

Dates

  • 1934-1942

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)

Biographical Note

Florence Williams was born November 2, 1922 in Grand Rapids. Her parents, Fred Williams (b. ca. 1891) and Florence L. Nitzal Williams (b. ca. 1897) were married February 8, 1915 in Illinois, and divorced on June 6, 1941. In addition to Florence, they had four other children, Donald F. (1920-2013), Richard Earl (1924-2007), Lois Marie (1916-2003), and Muriel (b. ca 1917).

Florence attended Grand Rapids Central High School during the late 1930s, and was involved in Biology CLub, Home Economics Club, the Girls Reserve Club.

On December 17, 1942, Florence married William Carl Jackson (1920-2004). He was the son of Charles Alfred Jackson (1881-1949) and Marie Lundstrom Jackson (1887-1974) and had two sisters, Anna C. (1912-1993) and Selma Pauline (1915-1996). Jackson joined the U.S. Army in 1943.

Florence and William had one son, Charles William Jackson, Sr. (b. 1947).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased on eBay, 2017.
Title
Florence (Williams) Jackson scrapbook and ephemera
Status
completed
Author
Special Collections & University Archives
Date
2017
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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