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Overcoming barriers in education : an interview conducted by Gabrielle Morris in 1984 and 1985.

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SSC-MS-00420

Scope and Contents

Transcript of an oral history interview with Ida Louise Jackson, speaking of her background, family and early education in Mississippi and Louisiana, before the family's move to California. She relates her experiences as an undergraduate at the University of California; the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha, in 1921 - the first sorority for Black women in the western United States; and her teaching experiences in Oakland, CA [Description taken from University of California, Berkeley, Library Catalog].

The interview was conducted by Gabrielle Morris, 1984-85, as part of the University of California's Black Alumni Series undertaken by the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley. Published as Overcoming Barriers in Education (1990).

Dates of Materials

  • 1984-1985

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Use

This transcript was published as

Biographical / Historical

Ida Louise Jackson was born on 12 Oct 1902 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1922, a M.A. in 1923, and completed Ph.D. coursework at the Teachers College of Columbia University. She was a te acher and administrator.

Extent

1 Volumes (.25 linear feet)

Abstract

Oral history interview (transcript) with teacher and administrator Ida Louise Jackson speaking of her background, family and early education as an african american in Mississippi and Louisiana; her experiences as an undergraduate at the University of California; founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha, in 1921 - the first sorority for black women in the western United States; and her teaching experiences in Oakland, CA.

Existence and Location of Copies

A digital version of this transcript is available on the Online Archive of California: https://oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb138nb0z7/?brand=oac4

Title
Overcoming barriers in education : an interview conducted by Gabrielle Morris in 1984 and 1985.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:16-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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