Sheldon Jackson (1834-1909)

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Identifier 000278.TIF
Source 000278.TIF
Title Sheldon Jackson (1834-1909)
Subject ; Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah); Clergy--Utah--Salt Lake City; Presbyterian Church in Utah
People Jackson, Sheldon, 1834-1909
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah); Salt Lake County (Utah); Sugar House (Salt Lake City, Utah); Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah)
OCR Text Show
Further Information The front of the photograph is free from handwritten marks, but shows a clear indentation of Jackson's name written across the top from the backside. The photograph looks like it has been replicated due to its grainy texture. The back of the photograph is in poor condition as it appears to have been torn from a photograph album. Written marks include: "Sheldon Jackson" written across the top under a layer of glued paper. And the number, "15" written in pen below. The condition of the photograph is poor. The edges are either worn or torn and there is major tear on the bottom right hand corner of the photograph that is visible when viewed from the front. Jackson was a major factor in the Presbyterian movement in the Rocky Mountains and in Alaska. He founded many churches and took a particular interest in church schools which led to the creation of Sheldon Jackson College on November 14, 1895 later changed to Westminster College on February 6, 1902. While traveling and proselytizing throughout Alaska in the late 1870s, Dr. Sheldon Jackson collected many Alaskan Native artifacts. Some of these artifacts were later donated to Westminster College by Jackson himself in the 1890s and early 1900s. A portion of these artifacts are displayed in the main lobby of the Giovale Library and the second level lobby, while the rest of the collection is stored in the Archives. The Giovale Library Archives includes a small collection, mostly correspondence, of materials relating to Dr. Sheldon Jackson.
Funding The Westminster College digital archives project is partially funded by the Masonic Foundation of Utah.
Publisher Westminster College
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Relation Bailey, Alvin Keith. The Strategy of Sheldon Jackson in Opening the West for National Missions, 1860-1880. 1948. Bender, Norman J. Winning the West for Christ: Sheldon Jackson and Presbyterianism on the Rocky Mountain Frontier. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996. Hulbert, Winifred. The Bishop of All Beyond: Sheldon Jackson. New York: Friendship Press, 1948. Lazell, J. Arthur. Alaskan Apostle; The Life Story of Sheldon Jackson. New York: Harper, 1960. Stewart, Robert Laird. Sheldon Jackson: Pathfinder and Prospector of the Missionary Vanguard in the Rocky Mountains and Alaska. New York: F.H. Revell, 1908.
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2006, Westminster College. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution Westminster College, 1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Source Physical Dimensions Archival TIFF 3000 x 4600
Source Resolution 400ppi
Display Dimensions JPEG: 650 x 1000
Bit Depth 8-bit
Scanning Device Epson Expression 836 XL flatbed scanner
Metadata Cataloger Krystal Powell
ARK ark:/87278/s6gt8t4w
Setname wc_pc
Date Created 2003-10-16
Date Modified 2006-01-11
ID 1094239
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gt8t4w