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At a Glance
This collection has been arranged into two series: Series I: Creation of UNRRA and Missions, 1942-1945 Series II: Chronological File, 1942-1945.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of two boxes of material relating to Hugh Jackson's work as assistant director of the US Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitations Operations (OFRRO) from 1942 to 1943 and as deputy director-general of the United States Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) from 1942 to 1945. It contains information on the creation and operation of UNRRA and several folders on the UNNRA Balkan and Poland missions, and a smaller amount of material on OFRRO. Documents include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and photographs.
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hugh R. Jackson papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Correspondence, minutes, documents, papers Surveyed Julie Miller 05/--/87.
Papers processed Tracy Thai, Barnard '12 2011.
Finding aid written Carolyn Smith 2013.
2013-07-04 xml document created by Carolyn Smith
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Hugh Russell Jackson was born on October 14, 1912 in Kuttawa, Kentucky, the son of Dellem O. and Fannie Stillwell Jackson. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and a master's in public administration from Syracuse University. Jackson married Jean Forsch in 1937 and the couple would have two daughters, Pamela Jean and Patricia Ann.
From 1936 to 1939, Jackson was associate secretary of the State Charities Aid Association in New York, and was appointed director of public assistance for New York City by Mayor LaGuardia in 1939. In 1941, Jackson was appointed chief of operations of the civilian mobilization branch of the Office of Civilian Defense. He then served as assistant director of the U.S. Office of Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations (OFFRO) from 1942 to 1943.
Jackson was involved in the creation of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), which provided relief to refugees and other victims of World War II. He served as deputy director-general of UNRRA from 1942 to 1945, coordinating the distribution of food and supplies in series of missions throughout Europe.
Over the course of his life Jackson was also a governor of the Association of Better Business Bureaus, vice president of the Advertising Club of New York, president of the National Social Welfare Assembly, and director of United Community Funds and Councils of America.
Hugh Jackson died March 8, 1966.