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Jackson (Gabriel) Papers
MSS 0787  
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Description
Papers of Gabriel Jackson, hispanist, historian and professor of modern European history at UC San Diego. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and manuscripts of Jackson's writings, particularly on the history of Spain, the Spanish Civil War, and current events in the United States and Spain.
Background
Gabriel Jackson was born in 1921 in Mount Vernon, New York. He received his B.A. in history and literature from Harvard University in 1942, his M.A. in modern history from Stanford University in 1950, and his Ph.D. in modern and contemporary history from the University of Toulouse in 1952. Jackson served as a cartographer with the US Army during World War II, and taught history and music at schools and colleges in the United States from 1946-1965. Suspected of communist sympathies during the McCarthy era, Jackson was unable to find permanent employment until 1965, when he was hired as professor of modern European history, humanities, and Spanish history at UC San Diego. Jackson also served as chair of the UC San Diego history department from 1965-1969, and chair of the Faculty Senate from 1969-1971. After retiring as professor emeritus in 1983, Jackson moved to Barcelona where he continued writing on Spanish and American history and culture. Jackson was awarded the Herbert B. Adams Prize from the American Historical Association for his first book, The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, 1931-1939 in 1965, as well as the Antonio de Nebrija Prize of the University of Salamanca in 2003.
Extent
1.2 Linear feet (3 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.