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Ed Jackson "Book of Radio Personalities" Scrapbook

Creator:
Jackson, H. Edwin, 1907-1989  Search this
Donor:
Smith, Annette  Search this
Smith, Annette  Search this
Names:
Mills Brothers.  Search this
Allen, Gracie  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Astaire, Fred  Search this
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974  Search this
Bergen, Edgar  Search this
Brice, Fanny  Search this
Burns, George, 1896-  Search this
Cantor, Eddie, 1892-1964  Search this
Crosby, Bing, 1904-1977  Search this
Durante, Jimmy  Search this
Durbin, Deanna  Search this
Eddy, Nelson, 1901-1967  Search this
Froman, Jane, 1907-1980  Search this
Jolson, Al, d. 1950  Search this
Lillie, Beatrice  Search this
Livingston, Mary  Search this
Meredith, Burgess, 1907-1997  Search this
Nelson, Ozzie  Search this
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978  Search this
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-  Search this
Vallée, Rudy, 1901-1986  Search this
Whiteman, Paul, 1890-1967  Search this
Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943  Search this
Wynn, Ed, 1886-1966  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (1 box )
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Clippings
Publicity photographs
Scrapbooks
Signatures (names)
Date:
1933-1941.
Summary:
H. Edwin Jackson created this scrapbook of radio stars while living in Chicago, Illinois during the Great Depression.
Scope and Contents:
One homemade scrapbook created and compiled by H. Edwin Jackson. The book contains photographs, some autographed, news clippings, and commercially printed reproductions of photographs of numerous radio and entertainment personalities from 1933 forward. The arrangement of the book and its artwork was the creation of Jackson. Many pages have photographs and/or news items of additional personalities associated with the featured personality.

Subjects include: The Mills Brothers, Ruth Etting, Fred Allen with Portland Hoffa and Jack Smart, Lanny Ross, Phil Baker, Ireene [?] Wicker, The Pickens Sisters, Raymond, Knight, Clara (Louise Starkey), Lu (Isobel Carothers) n' Em (Helen King), Phil Harris and Leah Ray, Vera Van, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Gladys Swarthout, Jeanie Lang, Myrt and Marge, Helen Jepson, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Deanna Durbin, Helen Morgan, Jimmy Durante, Alexander Woolcott, The Boswell Sisters, Edwin C. Hill, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Paul Whiteman, Jessica Dragonette, Dave Rubinoff, Little Jackie Heller, Joe Penner, Mildred Bailey, Olga Albani, Vivienne Segal, Ed Wynn, Beatrice Lillie, Burgess Meredith, Dorothy Page, Bing Crosby, Rosa Ponselle, Stoopnagle and Budd, Grace Moore, Frank Crumit and Julia Sanderson, Frances Langford, Conrad Thibault, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard, Bobby Breen, Jack Pearl, The Big Show, Olsen (Ole Olsen) and Johnson (Chick Johnson), Ramona, Rudy Vallee, The Easy Aces, Annette Hanshaw, Ben Bernie, Alice Faye, Charles Winninger, Ray Perkins, Eddie Cantor, Irene Rich, The Weiner Minstrels, Frank Parker, Jane Froman, Walter O'Keefe, James Melton, Al Jolson, Donald Novis, Morton Downey, The First Nighter (Charles P. Hughes), Lawrence Tibbett, Fred Astaire, Abe Lyman, Ethel Shutta, Fanny Brice, Joe Cook, Ken Murray, Jack Oakie, Tony Wans, Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians, Bob Burns, Don Ameche, Nelson Eddy, Ted Bergman, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
H. Edwin Jackson (1907-1989) was born in Union City, Indiana, the youngest of three children. Jackson's interest in entertainment personalities began early. His father was engaged in real estate and through a land swap acquired The Star Theater in Union City, one of the town's three theaters. The Star was a mid-size theater with a screen and stage. The Jacksons ran The Star as a family business. Jackson was the assistant projectionist to his older sister Mary Elizabeth and he and his father were the janitors. The Star showed silent movies starring such personalities as William S. Hart, Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, and Wallace Reid. During the influenza epidemic of the teens the theater closed. The family eventually sold The Star, and Jackson went to work as an assistant projectionist at The Grand, Union City's largest and most modern movie house.

When Jackson graduated from high school, the family moved to Chicago, Illinois. The Jackson family's first radio was "The Freshman" and the family eventually owned an Atwater Kent. Jackson became an avid radio fan listening to local Chicago stations WKYW, WENR, and WBBM as well as the national radio networks. Some of Jackson's favorite shows were The Shadow, Amos n' Andy and the Lux Radio Theater. Jackson was laid off from his job in 1933 and spent a great deal of his time listening to radio. His mother gave him money to purchase materials to make a scrapbook of radio and entertainment personalities. He began his book in January 1933, entitling it "Ed Jackson's Book of Radio Personalities." Jackson wrote to many of the personalities he featured in his scrapbook asking for autographed photographs which he put into the book along with clipped photographs and other items of interest from magazines and newspapers, radio show ticket stubs, and programs. Jackson included comics, singers, commentators (both news and social), and stars of popular radio programs. He revised/repaired the book in January, 1982 but Jackson did not detail his revisions.

Jackson was employed by the Lindberg Steel Treating Co. in Melrose Park, Illinois, for thirty years. He married Louise LaJeunesse in 1935 and had two children. Louise died in 1947, and Jackson married Eugenia McDougald in 1951. At the time of his death in December 1989 he was living in Walden, New York.

Sources

Oral History by H. Edwin Jackson, Archives Center Control File

Memorial Obituary for Edwin Jackson, The Newburgh News, December 14, 1989.

Bello, Paul. "Local scrapbook to be displayed at the Smithsonian". Times Community Papers, May 17, 2006.

E-mail message from Annette Smith to Cathy Keen, June 2, 2009.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

George H. Clark Collection Radioana Collection, 1880-1950 (NMAH.AC.0055)

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Radio, Motion Pictures, 1896-1963 (NMAH.AC.0060)

National Bureau of Standards Radio Collection, 1917-1933 (NMAH.AC.0217)

Jean Clairmook Radio Scrapbook, 1930-1932 (NMAH.AC.0674)
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of American History, Archives Center by Annette L. Smith (H. Edwin Jackson's daughter) in June, 2004.
Donated to the Archives Center by Edwin Jackson's daughter, Ms. Annette Smith.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Celebrities -- 1930-1940  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio -- 1930-1940  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1930-1950
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Publicity photographs
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Signatures (names)
Citation:
Ed Jackson "Book of Radio Personalities" Scrapbook , 1933-1941, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Annette Smith.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0861
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0861

Old time radio. All-time favorites [sound recording]

Title:
All-time favorites
Author:
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965 prf  Search this
Todd, John prf  Search this
Moorehead, Agnes 1906-1974 prf  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988 prf  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961 prf  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974 prf  Search this
Blanc, Mel prf  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996 prf  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964 prf  Search this
Sinatra, Frank 1915-1998 prf  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978 prf  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957 prf  Search this
Ladd, Alan prf  Search this
Sylvester, John prf  Search this
Griffis, William prf  Search this
Conrad, William 1920-1994 prf  Search this
Groselle, Ira prf  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964 prf  Search this
Brown, John prf  Search this
Skelton, Red 1913-1997 prf  Search this
Tremayne, Les prf  Search this
Forman, Bill prf  Search this
Michael, Jay prf  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
1941
P1994
Topic:
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Call number:
disc 000199
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547364

Old time radio. Comedy favorites [sound recording]

Title:
Comedy favorites
Author:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974 prf  Search this
Livingstone, Mary prf  Search this
Harris, Phil 1904-1995 prf  Search this
Day, Dennis 1917-1988 prf  Search this
Anderson, Eddie 1905-1977 prf  Search this
Wilson, Don 1900-1982 prf  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996 prf  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964 prf  Search this
Felton, Verna prf 1890-1966  Search this
Blanc, Mel prf  Search this
Goodwin, Bill 1910-1958 prf  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978 prf  Search this
Boyer, Charles 1899-1978 prf  Search this
Cantor, Eddie 1892-1964 prf  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956 prf  Search this
Shore, Dinah 1917-1994 prf  Search this
Gordon, Bert prf  Search this
McDaniel, Hattie 1895-1952 prf  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988 prf  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961 prf  Search this
Bryan, Arthur Q prf  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964 prf  Search this
Brown, John prf  Search this
Lancaster, Burt 1913-1994 prf  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963 prf  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985 prf  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990 prf  Search this
Gordon, Gale 1906-1995 prf  Search this
Chandler, Jeff 1918-1961 prf  Search this
Crenna, Richard 1927-2003 prf  Search this
Allen, Fred 1894-1956 prf  Search this
Hoffa, Portland prf  Search this
Ameche, Don prf  Search this
Langford, Frances prf  Search this
Ellis, Bobby prf  Search this
Grimes, Jackie prf  Search this
Amari, Carl prd  Search this
Talbot, Bruce prd  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
1942
P1994
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Call number:
disc 000201
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548054

Jack Benny Presents the Treasury of Golden Memories of Radio [sound recording}

Performer:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Knight, Elizabeth (Singer)  Search this
Artist:
Knight, Frank  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356328

Jack Benny and the golden age of American radio comedy / Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

Author:
Fuller-Seeley, Kathryn  Search this
Subject:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Topic:
Radio comedies--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092948

The best of old time radio. Starring Jack Benny [sound recording]

Title:
Starring Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Author:
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Livingstone, Mary  Search this
Harris, Phil 1904-1995  Search this
Anderson, Eddie 1905-1977  Search this
Varden, Norma  Search this
Allen, Fred 1894-1956  Search this
Rains, Claude 1889-1967  Search this
McCambridge, Mercedes  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Benederet, Bea  Search this
Kearns, Joseph 1904-1962  Search this
Day, Dennis 1917-1988  Search this
DeMille, Cecil B (Cecil Blount) 1881-1959  Search this
Radio Spirits, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
6 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
1999
1938
P1999
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Call number:
disc 000299
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632857

The best of old time radio. Starring Jack Benny [sound recording]

Title:
Starring Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Author:
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Livingstone, Mary  Search this
Harris, Phil 1904-1995  Search this
Anderson, Eddie 1905-1977  Search this
Varden, Norma  Search this
Allen, Fred 1894-1956  Search this
Rains, Claude 1889-1967  Search this
McCambridge, Mercedes  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Benederet, Bea  Search this
Kearns, Joseph 1904-1962  Search this
Day, Dennis 1917-1988  Search this
DeMille, Cecil B (Cecil Blount) 1881-1959  Search this
Radio Spirits, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (6 hrs.) : analog
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
1999
1938
P1999
Topic:
Radio programs  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000159
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632867

Old time radio. Comedy & laughter [sound recording]

Title:
Old time radio. Comedy and laughter
Comedy & laughter
Comedy and laughter
Author:
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985  Search this
Tetley, Walter  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990  Search this
Berle, Milton  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963  Search this
Shermet, Hazel  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Denning, Richard 1914-1998  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (ca. 5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1945
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
disc 000195
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547335

Old time radio. Comedy & laughter [sound recording]

Title:
Old time radio. Comedy and laughter
Comedy & laughter
Comedy and laughter
Author:
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964  Search this
Abbott, Bud 1895-1974  Search this
Costello, Lou  Search this
Ameche, Don  Search this
Langford, Frances  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985  Search this
Tetley, Walter  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990  Search this
Berle, Milton  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963  Search this
Shermet, Hazel  Search this
Ball, Lucille 1911-1989  Search this
Denning, Richard 1914-1998  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (ca. 5 hrs.) : analog, Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
1945
P1997
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000109
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547336

Old time radio. All-time favorites [sound recording]

Title:
All-time favorites
Author:
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965 prf  Search this
Todd, John prf  Search this
Moorehead, Agnes 1906-1974 prf  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988 prf  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961 prf  Search this
Benny, Jack 1894-1974 prf  Search this
Blanc, Mel prf  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996 prf  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964 prf  Search this
Sinatra, Frank 1915-1998 prf  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978 prf  Search this
Bogart, Humphrey 1899-1957 prf  Search this
Ladd, Alan prf  Search this
Sylvester, John prf  Search this
Griffis, William prf  Search this
Conrad, William 1920-1994 prf  Search this
Groselle, Ira prf  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964 prf  Search this
Brown, John prf  Search this
Skelton, Red 1913-1997 prf  Search this
Tremayne, Les prf  Search this
Forman, Bill prf  Search this
Michael, Jay prf  Search this
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (5 hr.) : analog
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
1941
P1994
Topic:
Radio serials  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Radio comedies  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000113
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547371

Old-time radio. Comedy favorites [sound recording]

Title:
Comedy favorites
Author:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974 prf  Search this
Livingstone, Mary prf  Search this
Harris, Phil 1904-1995 prf  Search this
Day, Dennis 1917-1988 prf  Search this
Anderson, Eddie 1905-1977 prf  Search this
Wilson, Don 1900-1982 prf  Search this
Burns, George 1896-1996 prf  Search this
Allen, Gracie 1902-1964 prf  Search this
Felton, Verna prf 1890-1966  Search this
Blanc, Mel prf  Search this
Goodwin, Bill 1910-1958 prf  Search this
Bergen, Edgar 1903-1978 prf  Search this
Boyer, Charles 1899-1978 prf  Search this
Cantor, Eddie 1892-1964 prf  Search this
Dorsey, Tommy 1905-1956 prf  Search this
Shore, Dinah 1917-1994 prf  Search this
Gordon, Bert prf  Search this
McDaniel, Hattie 1895-1952 prf  Search this
Jordan, Jim 1896-1988 prf  Search this
Jordan, Marian 1897-1961 prf  Search this
Bryan, Arthur Q prf  Search this
Bendix, William 1906-1964 prf  Search this
Brown, John prf  Search this
Lancaster, Burt 1913-1994 prf  Search this
Gardner, Ed 1901-1963 prf  Search this
Peary, Harold 1908-1985 prf  Search this
Arden, Eve 1912-1990 prf  Search this
Gordon, Gale 1906-1995 prf  Search this
Chandler, Jeff 1918-1961 prf  Search this
Crenna, Richard 1927-2003 prf  Search this
Allen, Fred 1894-1956 prf  Search this
Hoffa, Portland prf  Search this
Ameche, Don prf  Search this
Langford, Frances prf  Search this
Ellis, Bobby prf  Search this
Grimes, Jackie prf  Search this
Amari, Carl prd  Search this
Talbot, Bruce prd  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (5 hr.) : analog, Dolby processed
Type:
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
1942
P1994
Topic:
Radio comedies  Search this
Radio serials  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000115
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548063

39 forever : the ultimate log of Jack Benny radio and television shows, appearances and specials, plus movies, books, magazine articles, and discography / edited by Laura Lee

Author:
Lee, Laura 1938-  Search this
International Jack Benny Fan Club  Search this
Subject:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Physical description:
109 p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
PN2287.B4 T44 1989
PN2287.B4T44 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_392616

Jack Benny : an intimate biography / Irving A. Fein ; introd. by George Burns

Author:
Fein, Irving 1911-  Search this
Subject:
Benny, Jack 1894-1974  Search this
Physical description:
319 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Call number:
PN2287.B4325 F4X
PN2287.B4325F4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_71474

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