Extensive archive of photographs, correspondence and detailed records relating to Jackson's personal and professional interests in natural history and archaeology: c 3,000 black and white prints and negatives; c 1,500 colour 35 mm slides; three boxes of diaries, correspondence and newspaper cuttings; record cards; complete set of CMH Archaeological Group Bulletin publications
Jackson, Sidney, fl 1922-1979, archaeologist, of Yorkshire
Ross, Dr Anne, fl 1975-1980, author
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire
Administrative / biographical background:
While largely covering Bradford and the surrounding area, Jackson's particular interests in Celtic stone heads has a national dimension and includes extensive correspondence with the author Anne Ross. Letters and other documents relating to his service years in Iraq during World War II also form a significant portion of the archive. As a former curator of Cartwright Memorial Hall, Bradford, and an able illustrator, he published much of his archaeological knowledge in a monthly Archaeological Group Bulletin which contains many of his line drawings.