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.
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.