Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955

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Author and journalist Joseph Henry Jackson was born in New Jersey and came to California after World War I. He served as literary editor of the San Francisco Argonaut and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his works include Tintypes in Gold (1939), Anybody's Gold (1941), and My San Francisco (1953).

From the description of Joseph Henry Jackson papers, circa 1931-1955. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86132578

Joseph Henry Jackson, author and literary critic, was an editor with the San Francisco Chronicle, the Argonaut, and with Sunset Magazine. He also hosted "The Reader's Guide", a radio program on NBC's Pacific network from 1924-1942.

From the description of Joseph Henry Jackson papers : additions, 1937-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122556608


Joseph Henry Jackson was born in Madison, New Jersey on July 21, 1894, and received his schooling in the East. After World War I he moved to California and began his literary career. He was associate editor and managing editor of Sunset magazine from 1920-1926, and editor from 1926-1928. In 1929 he became literary editor of the San Francisco Argonaut, and in 1931 he joined the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle, also as literary editor. He gained a wide following with his daily book review column, "A Bookman's Notebook", and with his radio program, "The Reader's Guide", broadcast over NBC's Pacific network. In addition to his work on the Chronicle, he wrote a number of books, including Mexican Interlude (1936), Tintypes in Gold (1939), Anybody's Gold (1941), and My San Francisco (1953), and edited several more -notably Continent's End, a collection of California writing (1944), San Francisco Murders (1947) and The Western Gate: a San Francisco Reader (1952).

Jackson made his home in Berkeley and it was there he died in July, 1955. Most of the Jackson papers were acquired from his widow, Charlotte Cobden Jackson, in 1956. Some material had been given earlier, in 1952, by Jackson himself. These items have been so identified in their folders.

From the guide to the Joseph Henry Jackson papers, [ca. 1931-1955], (The Bancroft Library.)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Friedman, Philip Allan. Correspondence to Philip Allan Friedman, 1952-1953. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948. Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton papers, circa 1917-1948. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. Joseph Henry Jackson papers : additions, 1937-1955. California Digital Library
referencedIn Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.) archive, 1923-2007. Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Kaiser, John Boynton, 1887-1973. John Boynton Kaiser papers, [ca. 1920-1958]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Wm. (William) McDevitt Papers, 1892-1959 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955. Joseph Henry Jackson papers, circa 1931-1955. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Halle, Louis Joseph, 1910-. Letters to Charlton Ogburn, 1936-1984. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Peter Gulbrandsen Papers, 1917-1954 Bancroft Library
referencedIn John Steinbeck collection of papers, 1937-[1962 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Armchair Strategists Society. Armchair Strategists Society records, [ca.1941-1946]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Marquis, Neeta. Papers of Neeta Marquis, 1862-1957. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf McDevitt, Wm. (William). Wm. (William) McDevitt papers, 1892-1959. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. John Steinbeck collection of papers, 1937-[1962]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn O'Reilly, John P. John P. O'Reilly incoming correspondence, 1944-1974. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Holmes (Harold C.) Papers, c1945-1965 University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948. Correspondence with an editor, Bruges, Belgium, Mr. Jackson, April 23, California St., and Editor of the North American Review June 4, 1902 ; 2 Photographs. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Holmes, Harold C. Harold C. Holmes papers, 1945-1965. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
referencedIn Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton papers, circa 1917-1948 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966. Papers, 1681-1966 (bulk 1900-1960) Houghton Library
creatorOf Joseph Henry Jackson papers, [ca. 1931-1955] Bancroft Library
creatorOf Leonard, Alexander Thomas,. Alexander Thomas Leonard collection of letters and clippings relating to California authors, circa 1909-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Armchair Strategists Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948. person
correspondedWith Baker Street Irregulars (Organization : U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Belli, Melvin M., 1907-1996, person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987, person
associatedWith Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004, person
associatedWith Coulter, Edith M. (Edith Margaret), 1880-1963, person
associatedWith Creel, George, 1876-1953, person
associatedWith Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, person
associatedWith Friedman, Philip Allan. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Gardner, Erle Stanley, 1889-1970, person
correspondedWith Gulbrandsen, Peter, 1890- person
associatedWith Halle, Louis Joseph, 1910- person
associatedWith Hart, James D. (James David), 1911-1990, person
associatedWith Holmes, Harold C. person
associatedWith Kaiser, John Boynton, 1887-1973. person
associatedWith Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989, person
associatedWith Laughlin, James, 1914-1997, person
associatedWith Leonard, Alexander Thomas, person
associatedWith Leonard Verbarg person
associatedWith Marquis, Neeta. person
associatedWith McDevitt, Wm. (William) person
associatedWith McDevitt, Wm. (William)—Archives person
associatedWith McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980, person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956, person
associatedWith Morris, Wright, 1910-1998, person
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Reilly, John P. person
associatedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968, person
associatedWith Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979, person
associatedWith Stegner, Wallace, 1909-1993, person
associatedWith Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. person
associatedWith Stone, Irving, 1903-1989, person
associatedWith Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976, person
associatedWith Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950, person
associatedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989, person
associatedWith Weston, Edward, 1886-1958, person
associatedWith Wheat, Carl I. (Carl Irving), 1892-1966, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--San Francisco
Authors, American


Birth 1894

Death 1955




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