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Maurice Jackson Papers

Identifier: GTM-100510

Scope and Contents

The Maurice Jackson Papers consist of research files and printed materials produced and collected by Georgetown University history professor Maurice Jackson. A series of subject files maintained by Dr. Jackson include materials concerning the history of Washington, D.C., civil rights, and the Washington, D.C. race massacres of 1919 and 1968. Printed materials included in this collection pertain to African American history, communism, socialism, Marxism, Jewish affairs, the Soviet Union, and labor issues.


  • 1919 - 2021


Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Dr. Maurice Jackson is a professor of history, African American studies, and music at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.A. in Economics from Antioch College and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University. He is an expert on African American History, Atlantic History, and jazz music. Dr. Jackson in the author of the book "Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism," published in 2009.

Dr. Jackson has also edited a number of works, including "African-Americans and the Haitian Revolution" (2010), "Quakers and Their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754-1808," (2015), and "DC Jazz: Stories and Jazz Music in Washington, DC" (2018). He has lectured in several countries, including France, Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Dr. Jackson has been involved with local government in the nation's capital and served as the Inaugural Chair of the D.C. Commission on African Ameican Affairs, a post he held from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Jackson was inducted into the "Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame" in 2009. He has been a member on Georgetown University's Slavery, Memory, and Reconciliation Working Group.

[Source: Georgetown University History Department Website].


4 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

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Metadata Rights Declarations


The collection has been arranged into two series. The subject files have been put in alphabetical order. The original order of the printed materials has been maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Maurice Jackson, 2010-2022

Related Materials

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections also owns Maurice Jackson's pamphlet collection on radicalism. The pamphlets are cataloged in HoyaSearch and can be viewed in the Booth reading room. The pamphlet collection was featured in a Booth exhibition in 2006. The exhibition catalog is preserved in the Rare Book Collection in the Booth Family Center.

Processing Information

The collection combines the following accessions: GTM-100510, GTM-100830, GTM-130715, and GTM-20220801.

The collection was rehoused into archival-quality boxes and folders when it was received.

Maurice Jackson Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057