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Jackson (Parker H.) Personal Papers
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Materials

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Parker H. Jackson Personal Papers
    source: Jackson, Parker H.
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10078
    Physical Description: 0.36 Cubic Feet One Box
    Date (inclusive): 1913-2014
    Abstract: Parker H. Jackson was the biographer Richard S. Requa, the master architect of the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. This Collection includes documents from Jackson's studies of Requa.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this collection were donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The collection has been processed and is open for research.

    Biographical / Historical

    Parker H. Jackson was the biographer Richard S. Requa, the master architect of the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. Jackson became fascinated with Requa and his influence on architectural design after purchasing a home designed by Requa located in the community of Kensington, in San Diego. This house was the home of George Prudden, the aviator who developed the Prudden-San Diego Airplane company in 1926. Requa was subsequently involved as a volunteer with the San Diego Historical Society, and with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Command Museum. Richard S. Requa had an interest in the colonial style designs of Old Mexico and the Pueblos of the Southwest, as well as design elements from Spain and Africa. Many of the buildings he designed in Balboa Park retain these influences. Requa also created his own architectural firm, Requa and Jackson. Two of his designs were for his own homes, located in San Diego’s Mission Hills and Loma Portal neighborhoods, designed in 1913 and 1921, respectively.

    Scope and Contents

    The majority of the content in this collection are photocopied documents. The few original items in this collection include digital media (CD/DVD), a book titled Inside Lights on the Building of San Diego’s Expo: 1932, and San Diego Magazine.

    Related Materials

    San Diego History Center, The Persian Water Rug Fountain Collection, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3, San Diego, California 92101 - Phone: (619) 232-6203 – Parker Jackson was responsible for photographing the water rug fountain. http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/2000-4/photosrequa.htm.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Prudden, George
    Jackson, Parker H.
    California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.)
    Ryan Aeronautical Company
    Requa, Richard S.