Finding Aid
Chevalier Jackson
Chevalier Jackson
1865 - 1958
(Art/Photo Collection, AJ-004)

Chevalier Jackson Collection
1884 - 1959
2.25 Linear Feet (4 Boxes )

Biographical Note
Born in Pittsburgh on 4 November 1865, Chevalier Jackson (1865-1958) was the son of William S. Jackson (1829-1890) and Katherine Ann Morange Jackson (b.1836). He had two brothers, Stanford and Shirls. Jackson attended Western University (Pennsylvania) from 1879-1883, received his MD from Jefferson Medical College in 1886, and afterwards studied laryngology in England. Jackson held various posts at several institutions in the area including: the University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Laryngology (1912-1916); Jefferson Medical College, Professor of Laryngology (1916-1924) and Professor of Bronchoscopy and Esophagology (1924-1930); the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine, Professor of Laryngology (1919-1930); as well as Honorary Professor of Bronco-Esophagology at both Temple University School of Medicine and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Jackson was also President of the latter institution from 1935-1941. During his lifetime, Jackson also authored twelve textbooks, four monographs, and over four hundred medical articles. In 1899, Jackson married Alice B. White (d. 1957). Their son, Chevalier Lawrence Jackson, MD (b. 1900) was Professor of Bronchoscopy and Esophagology at Temple University School of Medicine and head of the Temple University Clinic. Chevalier Jackson died in Philadelphia on 16 August 1958.

Scope and Contents
The collection consists of materials by or about Dr. Chevalier Jackson and his family from 1884-1959. The materials include addresses (1902-1949) many to the American Laryngological Association; publications (1905-1950) mainly pertaining to Jackson's work in laryngology, foreign body extractions, and the bronchoscope; legal records (1887-1889); a scrapbook (1884-1886) about Jefferson Medical College; correspondence (1884-1954)); and photographs of foreign body extractions (n.d.). The correspondence is mainly personal including a set of letters written by Jackson while at Jefferson (1884-1886) documenting his medical studies and early professional life.

Organization and Arrangement

  1. Addresses (1902-1949)

  2. Publications (1905-1950)

  3. Correspondence (1884-1954)
    1. Letters from Chevalier Q. Jackson to his family (1884-1921)
      Focusing on Jackson's college years and early professional life, it includes correspondence addressed to his father W.S. Jackson, brothers, and mother. Letters are generally brief and contain information pertaining to family news, traveling itineraries, acknowledgments and Dr. Jackson's educational and living expenses.
    2. Letters from Alice B. White Jackson to Katherine A. Jackson (1920-1923)
      This section also contains one letter (n.d.) written to Mrs. K.A. Jackson from A.B.W. Jackson's mother, Susan B. White.
    3. Letters from Chevalier L. Jackson to Katherine A. Jackson (1916-1921)
    4. Miscellaneous correspondence from Chevalier Q. Jackson (1923-1954)

  4. Events and Ephemera (1879-1886)

  5. Photographs (n.d.)
    1. University of Paris
    2. Foreign Bodies

  6. Necrology (1958-1959)

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