Title:Ida Louise Jackson papers, 1917-2003
Creator/Contributor:Jackson, Ida Louise, 1902-1996, creator, creator.
Contains correspondence, course notes and organizational records.
Jackson, Ida Louise -- 1902-1996 -- Archives
Jackson, Ida Louise -- 1902-1996 -- Correspondence
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. -- Rho Chapter (University of California, Berkeley)
Tuskegee Institute -- Faculty
African American women teachers -- California -- Oakland
Ida Louise Jackson papers, BANC MSS 2006/166, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Dionne Cunningham; in 2006.
Ida Louise Jackson (October 12, 1902 - March 8, 1996) was an African American educator and philanthropist. She attended Rust
College and New Orleans College(now Dillard University), before moving west with her family. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley
in 1923. Jackson was the first African American teacher in the Oakland Public Schools, where she worked as a teacher and a
counselor for almost 30 years. She also worked toward a doctorate in education at Columbia University, and briefly served
as dean of women at Tuskegee Institute. Jackson founded the Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at U.C. Berkeley. From
1934 to 1938 as national president of the sorority she was integral in establishing mobile health clinics and a teacher training
institute in rural Mississippi. She received the Berkeley Citation from U.C. Berkeley in 1981. She endowed a fellowship for
African American Ph.D. students and a graduate student dormitory was named for her in 2004.
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