Guide to the C. Floyd Jackson Research Files, 1930-1975

Collection number: UA 10/3/2
Size: 2 boxes (0.66 cu.ft.)

About C. Floyd Jackson

C. Floyd Jackson joined the university in 1908 as an assistant entomologist and before retiring in 1952 served as assistant professor of zoology and entomology professor, professor of zoology, chairman of the department and dean of the College of Liberal Arts. He continued to do individual research and writing until his death on January 27, 1970.

Professor Jackson was best known for the Isles of Shoals Marine Laboratory that he established in 1928 and directed until World War II curtailed off-shore activity. The interdisciplinary Jackson Estuarine Laboratory on Great Bay was named in his honor in 1970.

Jackson was a member and officer of numerous honorary and professional societies. He was technical advisor, member and executive committeeman of the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission; was a consultant biologist for the Seacoast Improvement Board and the Seacoast Regional Development Association; was a consultant for the N.H. Water Pollution Commission; and was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Sea and Shore Fisheries.

About the C. Floyd Jackson research files

This collection contains notes and correspondence from several different research projects. Much of it concerns his survey work done for the Great Bay authority and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries. There are surveys of the Oyster River conducted by students in his Zoology 72 class. It also includes some of his early manuscript on the description of the mammals he collected on his trips to Labrador, Canada and information on the Isles of Shoals.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C. Floyd Jackson Research Files, 1930-1975, UA 10/3/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These files were a gift from Arthur C. Matheson, received June 2010.

The Fishes of the Northwest Atlantic (drafts), by C. Floyd Jackson UA 22/50 and Collection Trips Scrapbook UA 22/51.

Collection Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11939Development of the Great Bay Area
Box 1, Folder 21939Photos of the Great Bay Area, by John F. Brock
Box 1, Folder 31943-1944Notes: Biological Survey of Great Bay
Box 1, Folder 41943Report of a survey of shellfish growing waters in Great Bay and the Piscataqua
Box 1, Folder 5Outline: Survey of Great Bay, undated
Box 1, Folder 6Text manuscript on various mammals, species descriptions, undated
Box 1, Folder 7Text manuscript on various mammals, species descriptions, undated
Box 1, Folder 81938Notes on the mammals of Southern Labrador
Box 1, Folder 91930Maps, Canada and the St. Lawrence River
Box 1, Folder 101938Notes on the mammals of Labrador
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11944Correspondence, Report of utilization of Marine resources
Box 2, Folder 2Lecture notes: Potentialities of Great Bay
Box 2, Folder 31948Atlantic States marine fisheries: Sub-committee of lobster technicians
Box 2, Folder 41870-1975Sales records of Great Bay fish
Box 2, Folder 51960Status of Great Bay compared to 1944
Box 2, Folder 61949Student field work reports (Zoology 72): Surveys of the Oyster River
Box 2, Folder 71944A Biological Survey of Great Bay, New Hampshire. by the Marine Fisheries Commission
Box 2, Folder 81945-1950C. Floyd Jackson, speaking engagements
Box 2, Folder 9Note cards, History and Legends of the Isles of Shoals (CFJ files)
Box 2, Folder 10History and Legends of the Isles of Shoals (CFJ files)
Box 2, Folder 111930sArticles on the Shoals Marine Lab program, by C. Floyd Jackson
Box 2, Folder 121950-1959Newspaper articles on the Isles of Shoals
Box 2, Folder 131910Oceanic Hotel Brochure and ephemera
Box 2, Folder 141910Isles of Shoals Historical Souvenir