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John Jobson Papers, 1945-1979

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jobson, John
Title
John Jobson Papers
Dates
1945-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 cubic feet, (21 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 445
Summary
John Jobson was a Western outdoor sports writer and an authority on big game hunting in North America and Africa. This collection contains his personal papers.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2351
Moscow, ID
83844-2351
Telephone: 208-885-7951
libspec@uidaho.edu
Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.
Languages
This collection is in English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Jobson was a Western outdoor sports writer. He was born in Tennessee, but grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was a staff writer for Sports Afield Magazine for more than 20 years, as camping and later hunting editor. He was recognized as an authority on big game hunting in North America and Africa. A “short biography” (see box 4) notes two major influences that aided his successful career. First, the Sioux Indian Reservation was near the ranch where he spent several summers as a boy. Native folk taught him the lore of the outdoors. Second, the arctic explorer Earl F. Hammond with whom he worked and traveled for five years provided many insights about publicity and advertising. Prior becoming an editor for Sports Afield Magazine, he worked in Hollywood, including RKD, MGM, and Fox. He also owned a small advertising business in Philadelphia. He was married to Anne Marie D’Olio Jobson. He is the author of The Complete Book of Practical Camping (Winchester Press, [1974]).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of John Jobson span the years 1945 to 1979. Included in the records are correspondence, photographs, drafts of articles, news clippings, and publications. The included set of the Sports Afield Magazine spans the years 1955 to 1982, but is incomplete.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

John Jobson Papers, MG 445, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

SERIES I:  CORRESPONDENCEReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
1
Correspondence in alphabetical order
2
Correspondence in chronological order

SERIES II:  ARTICLESReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Articles by subject
4
Articles by subject

SERIES III:  ARTIFACTSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
5
Two elk foot ashtrays

SERIES IV:  NEWS CLIPPINGS AND MAPSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
5
News clippings and maps

SERIES V:  PHOTOGRAPHSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
6
Photographs by subject (A-B)
7
Photographs by subject (C-F)
8
Photographs by subject (G-Q)
9
Photographs by subject (R-U)
10
Photographs by subject (V-Z)
11
Photographs – Africa 1968
12
Photographs
13
Photographs
14
Photographs
15
Photographs: Robert Stack’s Duck Story; Pack Horses at Red Higgins; England; International Scout - South Dakota, trip T. Roosevelt, 1969
16
Photographs; Certificate - South Dakota Ringneck Club, 1971

SERIES VI:  SPORTS AFIELD MAGAZINEReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box
17
1955 – May 1973
18
June 1973 – May 1976
19
June 1976 – Feb. 1978
20
Mar. 1978 – Sep. 1979
21
Oct. 1979 – Feb. 1982

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