Guide to the James E. Hackett Papers

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the James E. Hackett Papers

Collection number: MS 94

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
12/06/2013
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: James E. Hackett papers
Dates: 1932-1976
Collection number: MS 94
Creator: Hackett, James E.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The James E. Hackett papers include 91 photographs and Olive Brackett’s class notes and textbook attending Lee Ann’s Academy of Cosmetology in Oakland, California. Photographs are arranged by subject into four subseries: Hackett family photographs, military service, NAACP events, and assorted.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the James E. Hackett Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

James E. Hackett papers, MS 94, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland by James E. Brackett on January 19, 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 12/06/2013.

Scope and Content of Collection

The James E. Hackett papers include 91 photographs and Olive Brackett’s class notes and textbook attending Lee Ann’s Academy of Cosmetology in Oakland, California. Photographs are arranged by subject into four subseries: Hackett family photographs, military service, NAACP events, and assorted. A majority of the photographs document the home life of the Hackett family in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1940s-1960s. Also included in the collection are photographs of James E. Hackett service at Camp John T. Knight [Oakland Army Base] during the 1940s and photographs of various NAACP events in the Oakland area in the 1970s. Olive Brackett’s cosmetology textbook and notes include head diagrams and instructions on hair and scalp treatments, perms, and coloring.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs Series II. Lee Ann’s Academy of Cosmetology textbook

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Brackett, James E.
Oakland Army Base (Oakland, Calif.)--History.
African American families -- California -- Vallejo.
Beauty, Personal--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Beauty culture--Study and teaching.
Beauty culture--United States--History.


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 91 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes photographs documenting Hackett family life, NAACP events, James E. Hackett's military service, and assorted photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject and thereafter by photograph identification number.
 

Hackett family photographs

Box 1:1

James Brackett, Vashti Lewis, and Fernando Putney standing on sidewalk, Baltimore, Maryland, reverse: '2 of 22 who had a flying club in Baltimore. They flew out of Curtis Wright airport they rented their planes.' [001] circa 1938

Box 1:1

Man and woman leaning against stone house, reverse: 'Henry' [002] 5/25/1935

Box 1:1

Woman standing on boulder in the woods [003] 7/9/1932

Box 1:1

[-] Schelling driving car [004] 5/25/1935

Box 1:1

Woman driving car [005] 5/25/1935

Box 1:1

Boy in suit and woman in backyard [006] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Man, woman, and boy in front of house, reverse:'John Smith Vallejo, Ca.' [007] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Man in suit and hat standing with hand in pocket [008] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Woman standing on steps of Low Memorial Library, Columbia University [009] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Two young women standing in front of building [010] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Five men and women standing next to building [011] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Two men and dog on front steps of house, reverse: 'Bay Area [-]' [012] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Three men sitting beneath tree [013] 5/25/1935

Box 1:1

Man and woman standing next to car parked in service station parking lot [014] 5/25/1935

Box 1:1

Four women standing next to car [015] circa 1930s

Box 1:1

Two women and sailor sitting on ship deck [016] circa 1930s

Box 1:2

Dinner party at the Brackett home (seated, left-right): James Brackett, John Price, John Nunn (standing, left-right): Mildred [?] Brackett, Electra Price, and Yvonne Nunn [017] circa 1944

Box 1:2

Man in suit walking on sidewalk [018] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Athersteen Corling standing on sidewalk at bus stop in North Oakland, water tower in the background [019] circa 1942

Box 1:2

Lester Robinson, war time emergency police officer in Oakland, California, standing in police uniform with dog next to house [020] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Woman standing on walkway in front of house [021] circa 1930s

Box 1:2

Portrait of William Franklin Coles in suit and tie holding graduation certificate, Charlottesville, Virginia [022] 1948

Box 1:1

Woman sitting in Bronx Park [023] circa 1930s

Box 1:2

Woman and girl in front yard, reverse: 'Willa Mae Johnson Jackson's 1942' [024] 1942

Box 1:1

Mildred Robinson dancing in WPA Negro Dance Project [028] circa 1938

Box 1:1

Woman and girl standing on sidewalk on Fillmore St., reverse: 'Osteen & me' [029] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Vashti Lewis, James Brackett, and Brenda Lewis standing on sidewalk in front of building, Baltimore, Maryland [030] circa 1938

Box 1:2

Group of men, women, and children sitting next to wood stove, reverse: 'Charlie, Mildred, Tamer [?], Elma, Rose, Donnald' [031] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Woman and girl sitting next to wood stove, reverse: 'Bea Maxwell' [032] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

Longfellow Girl Scout Troop group photograph [034] circa 1954

Box 1:1

Girl standing in front of door looking back at camera [045] undated

Box 1:4

Unidentified young man [046] undated

Box 1:4

Portrait of two young men in hat and suits, reverse: 'Leo & Ickey Novelty Studio 1018 Broadway Oakland' [047] circa 1930s

Box 1:4

Woman standing in front of building [neg.][048] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Man and woman holding two boys [neg.] [049] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Two women and boy standing in lot across the street from Exchange Furniture Co. building Vallejo, California [neg.] [050] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Woman standing with two boys [neg.][051] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Two women and boy standing in lot across the street from Exchange Furniture Co. building, Vallejo, California [neg.] [052] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Woman standing next to building [neg.]053] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Two boys sitting in lot across the street from Exchange Furniture Co. building Vallejo, California [neg.] [054] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Portrait of a woman sitting in a chair [neg.][055] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Portrait of a woman sitting in a chair [neg.][056] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Five women and children on front porch [neg.][057] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Woman holding a baby [058] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Woman and boy standing in front yard next to tree [neg.] [059] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Two women leaning on front bumper of car parked on street [neg.][060] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Two women leaning on front bumper of car parked on street [neg.][061] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Three women sitting next to Christmas tree in living room [neg.][062] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Three women sitting next to Christmas tree in living room [neg.][063] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Car on freeway, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena [?] under construction in background [neg.][065] circa 1965

Box 1:4

Two girls and boy holding metal trash can lid sitting in front yard [neg.][069] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Two girls and boy holding metal trash can lid sitting in front yard [neg.] [070] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Woman and four children standing in front yard [neg.][071] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Two girls and boy in front yard [neg.][072] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Boy riding red tricycle in driveway [neg.][073] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Girl with ponytails and puppy sitting on side porch [neg.] [074] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Two girls and a boy sitting on side porch [neg.][075] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Young woman and boy standing on walkway in front of house [neg.][076] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Young woman standing on walkway in front of house in curlers [neg.][077] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Boy standing in street in front of Benny's Market [neg.][078] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Landscaping next to building [neg.][079] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Cabin in the woods [neg.][080] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Boarded up abandoned apartments [neg.][081] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Greenhouse garden [neg.][082] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Greenhouse garden [neg.][083] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Exterior of house [neg.][084] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Man and children standing next to woman in traditional Hawaiian dress [neg.][088] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Men and woman performing at luau [neg.][089] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Crowd dancing at luau [neg.][090] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Men and women attending luau [neg.][091] circa 1960s

 

Military service

Box 1:1

James Brackett and man in military uniform sitting on jeep at Camp Knight [Oakland Army Base] [025] 1942

Box 1:1

Charles Gross outside barrack in military uniform at Camp Stoneman [026] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

James Brackett standing arms akimbo in road at Camp Knight [Oakland Army Base] [027] circa 1940s

Box 1:1

Portrait of man in military uniform [044] circa 1940s

 

NAACP events

Box 1:3

Matt Barnes speaking at podium at NAACP Life Membership banquet [036] circa 1970s

Box 1:3

Tarea Hall Pittman speaking at podium with 'NAACP Western Welcome to Benjamin Hooks' banner [038] circa 1970s

Box 1:3

Man sitting in front of microphone, caption: '1952 Freeman Fashion Show NAACP' [040] 1962

Box 1:3

NAACP ACT-SO winner Otis Johnson and Andrew Young at podium [041] 1976

Box 1:3

NAACP youth talking in NAACP office, caption: 'NAACP youth Maxom, Galloway, Penny White, Joe Davis, & Godfrey James' [042] circa 1970s

Box 1:3

NAACP leaders sitting on stage in front of 'N.A.A.C.P. The New Day Begun' banner [043] 1976

 

Assorted

Box 1:2

Bill Russell, Dr. Kalit Foheim and unidentified men talking [035] circa 1970s

Box 1:3

Woman and man in black cap and top hat standing next to Christmas tree [037] 1962

Box 1:3

Portrait of Josephine Cooper, Banquet Committee [ 039] 1964

Box 1:4

Man in white lab coat standing in chemistry laboratory [neg.][064] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Woman sitting at bench in chemistry laboratory [neg.][066] circa 1965

Box 1:4

Woman wearing white lab coat standing in office [067] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Man in white lab coat sitting in chemistry laboratory [neg.][068] circa 1960s

Box 1:4

Boat on Lake Merritt [neg.][085] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Boat on Lake Merritt [neg.][086] circa 1940s

Box 1:4

Aerial view from Oakland City Hall building of intersection at Broadway Ave. and 14th street [neg.][087] circa 1940s

Box 1:2

John E. Smith in chemistry lab [033] 1964

Box 1:5

Lee Ann’s Academy of Cosmetology textbook circa 1950s

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes Olive Hackett's notes and textbook from Lee Ann's Academy of Cosmetology in Oakland, California.