Mercy Jackson Collection, 1927-1962  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jackson, Mercy
Title
Mercy Jackson Collection
Dates
1927-1962
Quantity
2 folders and three audiotape reels
Collection Number
Collection 0544, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Mercy Jackson collection consists of three reels of audiotape produced by MSU library personnel from an original recording of Jackson made by Eleanor and Robert George Jackson sometime prior to 1964. The collection also consists of photocopied typed and handwritten historical essays written by Mercy Jackson; essay titles include "History of Fergus County," "Lewistown," "Robert George Jackson," "Lewistown Public Schools," "The Old Time School," "Public and City Schools of Fergus County," "History of the first M. E. Church," and "History of the Ladies Aid and W.S.C.S.". Additional photocopies include newspaper clippings and a letter to Eleanor Gardner from Ruth Saxton regarding Lewistown history topics, particularly education history.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mercy C. Jackson was born February 4, 1875 at Hazelton, Iowa, one of several children of Robert G. and Amelia Taylor Jackson. In 1880, the Jackson family moved to Bozeman, Montana, traveling overland in a wagon caravan for an eighty-six day journey. The Jacksons moved again in 1884 to Lewistown where Mercy grew up attending the public schools. At the age of seventeen she began her teaching career, continuing until 1937 when a back injury forced her retirement. She began writing short historical articles and flower gardening at her father's home thereafter. Mercy Jackson died at Lewistown on November 6, 1964.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Mercy Jackson collection consists of three reels of audiotape produced by MSU library personnel from an original recording of Jackson made by Eleanor and Robert George Jackson sometime prior to 1964. The tapes did not duplicate well, and only a partial transcription of the first reel was made. The collection also consists of photocopied typed and handwritten historical essays written by Mercy Jackson that were loaned for duplication by her sister, Elenor Jackson Gardner. These essays include the following titles: "History of Fergus County," "Lewistown," "Robert George Jackson," "Lewistown Public Schools," "The Old Time School," "Public and City Schools of Fergus County," "History of the first M. E. Church," and "History of the Ladies Aid and W.S.C.S." Additional photocopies include newspaper clippings and a letter to Eleanor Gardner from Ruth Saxton regarding Lewistown history topics, particularly education history.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education--Montana--Lewistown--History
  • Methodist Church--Montana--Lewistown--History
  • Retired teachers--Montana--Lewistown Interviews
  • Schools--Montana--Fergus County--History
  • Schools--Montana--Lewistown--History
  • Women--Montana--Lewistown Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Gardner, Eleanor Jackson, 1888-1973 Correspondence
  • Jackson, Mercy, 1875-1964 Interviews
  • Jackson, Mercy, 1875-1964
  • Jackson, Robert George, 1846-1930
  • Saxton, Ruth, b. 1885 Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Fergus County (Mont.)--History
  • Lewistown (Mont.)--Church history
  • Lewistown (Mont.)--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Gardner, Eleanor Jackson, 1888-1973
    • Jackson, Robert George, 1925-2000
    • Seilstad, Margaret