O. T. Jackson Papers & Dearfield Collections

Archival materials (from one of the University Libraries Archival Services special collections) related to Dearfield, an African-American community in Weld County, Colorado that thrived during the early part of the 20th century.


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O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 04: Baseball
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 04: Baseball
Letter to Mr. Lerew of Continental Oil Company regarding the Dearfield Softball Team potentially joining the Wiggins League. Continental Oil would supply shirts for the team, which would be a great advertising opportunity. Warren Hurd is the manager of the Dearfield team., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 07: Colorado Politics
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 07: Colorado Politics
Bulk letter from O.T. Jackson urging support for the Democratic ticket in the 1932 elections. Correspondence with Gov. Adams describing his work with Sam Cary to promote Gov. Johnson amongst the "colored" voters, and his bitterness at their having been shut out of appointments following the election. Correspondence with Sterling B. Lacy urging a push for minority participation in the 1934 conventions. Bylaws of the Democratic Party., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 10: Dearfield History- 1942
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 10: Dearfield History- 1942
Correspondence between Jackson and Colorado Governor Ralph Carr offering the Dearfield site as a potential site for a Japanese ("or other alien labor") internment camp during WWII. Includes promotional materials for Dearfield including reproduction of a picture of O. T. Jackson in cornfield in Dearfield with Booker T. Washington Jr.; a map of the townsite and amended map. Also includes handwritten details of terms for rental of the garage., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 11: Dearfield Lunchroom
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 11: Dearfield Lunchroom
Correspondence between Jackson and both Earl W. Mann and Voyd Wilson about the potential of their taking over operation of the Dearfield Lunchroom now that the sale of beer in Colorado is legal. Also includes receipts and application for a 3.2% beer and wine sales license, a receipt from the Greeley Creamery Co., a brochure describing the "Beer Bill" (House Bill No. 387), and a notarized lease of the Dearfield Lunch Room to William Stewart., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 12: Dearfield Map
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 12: Dearfield Map
Map of Dearfield showing founding date of 1910, with blank for date reading "192_" Includes reproduction of a picture of O. T. Jackson in cornfield in Dearfield with Booker T. Washington Jr., as well as a portrait reading "O. T. Jackson, Founder." Designed to be folded and mailed., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 13: Dearfield Map - 1914 Amended
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 13: Dearfield Map - 1914 Amended
Map of Dearfield as amended in 1914. The plat has more details than the 1910 plat, including names of land owners and the location of the garage, the Lunch Room, and the filling station. Does not have the portraits from the original version., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 14: Franklin Paint Company
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 14: Franklin Paint Company
Financial transaction between Jackson and the Franklin Paint Company for 1 half barrel of Saveall Liquid Asbestos Roofing. Includes promotional materials, order form, invoices, letters from Collection Manager C. E. Rettinger, and envelopes., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 15: Houston, J. J, 1933
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 15: Houston, J. J, 1933
Three letters to O. T. Jackson from J. J. Houston, who has moved from Casper, Wyoming to San Marino, California and purchased land there. He discusses the value of his Standard Oil stock and asks Jackson to attempt to sell his land holdings [presumably in Dearfield]., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 16:  Hunting-Fishing Licenses 1934
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 16: Hunting-Fishing Licenses 1934
Correspondence between Jackson and Roland G. Parvin, Game and Fish Commissioner, about Jackson's failure to make monthly reports and remittances from sales of licenses. Jackson responds that nobody has purchased one and resigns his commission., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 17:  Jones, W. H., 1933
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 17: Jones, W. H., 1933
Correspondence between Jackson and W. H. Jones of the Advisory Committee of The Citizens Progressive League in Salina Kansas. Jones hopes that Jackson will rent out his acreage in Dearfield for a commission. Also discusses the political progress of the Citizens Progressive League as the Depression begins to ease., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 18: Kansas Farmer, 8-27-1938
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 18: Kansas Farmer, 8-27-1938
1 copy of Kansas Farmer vo. 75, no. 18 (8/27/1938). Postmark indicates that O. T. Jackson had a subscription through 1941. Lead story indicates that the grasslands are beginning to recover following the Dust Bowl years., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 19: Land Transfers
O. T. Jackson Papers, Folder 19: Land Transfers
Correspondence among Jackson and various members of the state Board of Land Commissioners in Denver. Jackson has released land in Dearfield back to the state and wishes to salvage a building from the corner of the property. Also includes a letter to a Mr. O. R. Blanchard of Denver about a land sale that went awry., These images exist as archived TIFF images and one or more JPEG versions for general use. They were scanned at 1800 dpi, 48-bit from the original., Scanned on Epson Perfection V750 Pro using SilverFast AI scanning software.

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