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Jacqueline Jackson - Modern Era

Jacqueline Jackson recounts the history of her family's farm, from dairy to hybrid seed corn production, childhood fun, and events and changes during the Great Depression. She reads from her book, 'Stories from the Round Barn,' and talks about becoming a professor of creative writing.
In Jackie Jackson's 2008 interview with Mike Maniscalco (Illinois State Museum), Mike finished by asking Jackie what she envisioned for the future of agriculture. She answered briefly at the time, but gives a much fuller accounting of her views in the 2015 interview. She also discusses the inspiration for her series of books entitled, 'The Round Barn,' and an overview of the four volume series, all published after her first interview in 2008.

Interview Links

Feature Excerpt

Dad Shares His Stories

Abstract 2008

Interview Session 02-03 2008 (Video)

Session 2: Life as an author and discussion on hybrid seed production Session 3: Great depression and the demise of her family farm Accessioned into the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Archives on 08/04

Interview Session 01 2008 (Audio)

Interview Session 02-03 2008 (Audio)

Interview Session 02 2015 (Audio)

Global perspective on the future of family farm and agriculture

Transcript 2008

Abstract 2015

Interview Session 01 2015 (Audio)

Concerns about the future of agriculture in American and world

Interview Session 02 2015 (Audio)

Global perspective on the future of family farm and agriculture

Related Materials

AV Barn

See also the Illinois State Museum's AV Barn

See also

Jackie's article "Agriculture, the Now and the Future"


Photos

Caption

Sixteen year old Jackie Dougan, with pencil in hand, on the family farm near Beloit, Wisconsin. She has always loved writing. It was about this time that she began collecting the stories that decades later became the gist for The Round Barn series.

Where:

Beloit, Wisconsin

When:

Sixteen years old

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator. Illinois Times, October 20, 2011.

Caption

UIS professor emerita Jackie Jackson in October, 2011 at an event in Springfield, on the occasion of publishing the first volume of The Round Barn.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

October, 2011

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator. Illinois Times, October 20, 2011

Caption

Jackie, in June, 2013 stands in front of a photo of the Dougan family farm, with the round barn prominently displayed. The photo was used for an article that resulted from a collaboration between WUIS radio and the Illinois Farm Bureau.

Where:

Springfield, Illinois

When:

June, 2013

Ownership:

May be restricted. Patrons desiring to use this photograph should contact the ALPL Audio-Visual Curator. Illinois Times, October 20, 2011.



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