Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955Variant names
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.)
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