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T. R. Jackson Collection


T. R. Jackson was a student at Black Mountain College. Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking.The collection contains two leaflets printed on the college's printing press.

Title

T. R. Jackson Collection

Collection Number

PC.1581

Date(s)

1951 - 1952

Language

English

Physical Description
Genre/Physical Characteristic

Leaflets

Genre/Physical Characteristic

Programs

Genre/Physical Characteristic

Poems

Physical Description
Folders
1.00
Items
2.00
Abstract

T. R. Jackson was a student at Black Mountain College. Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking.

The collection contains two leaflets printed on the college's printing press.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Western Regional Archives.

Creator

Jackson, Tommy R.

Repository

Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by Ashley Yandle, February, 2002

Encoded by Ashley Yandle, June 4, 2002; additional encoding, May, 2010

Note: This collection was processed with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Tommy R. Jackson was a student at Black Mountain College. While at the college Jackson was closely involved with the college press and he often printed materials under the names Grapnel Press or The Terrified Press.

Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, N.C. Established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, the purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking. The character and focus of Black Mountain College shifted over time, according to the make-up of the faculty and students. Eventually, the student enrollment and available funds dwindled until the college was forced to close in 1956.


[Identification of item], PC.1581, T. R. Jackson Collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.


Items received as gifts of T. R. Jackson, July 1974 and July 1975. Accessioned: July 15, 1975. During March-April, 2012, these records were moved from the State Archives building in Raleigh to the Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.


Black Mountain College Records


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov.

  1.  List of Black Mountain College collections at the State Archives of North Carolina.
  2.  Black Mountain College Records, 1933-1956, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C. (These records have been described in the online Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS). See link above.)
  3.  Martin Duberman Collection, 1933-1980, PC 1678, State Archives of North CarolinaRaleigh, N.C.
  4.  North Carolina Museum of Art, Black Mountain College Research Project, 1933-1973, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.

Tommy R. Jackson was a student at Black Mountain College. While at the college Jackson was closely involved with the college press and he often printed materials under the names Grapnel Press or The Terrified Press.

The collection contains two leaflets printed on Black Mountain College's printing press. One of the leaflets is a program for the play Noah by Andre' Obey and translated into English by Arthur Wilmurt. The play was directed by Wesley Huss and preformed March 16th and 17th [1951]. The other leaflet is the poem "forget it!" by Black Mountain College student Carroll Warner Williams, printed by the author under the name Black Cat Press in January 1952.


  • Huss, Wesley
  • Obey, Andre, 1892-1975
  • Williams, Carroll Warner
  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Universities and colleges--North Carolina--History
  • Theater
  • Poetry