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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||12.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 12000 items)|
|Abstract||William Picard Jacocks (1877-1965), native of Bertie County, N.C., was a physician. The collection contains correspondence, reports, articles, and other papers of Jacocks. Included are correspondence and other materials relating to his work as a public health specialist in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1914-1942, where a lot of his work focused on hookworm infections. Also included is correspondence from the years following his retirement in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1942, dealing with family matters, genealogy, and University of North Carolina alumni affairs; his diaries, 1939-1965; papers he wrote on public health issues; clippings; photographs and drawings; and museum items.|
|Creator||Jacocks, William Picard, 1877-1965.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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William Picard Jacocks (1877-1965), native of Bertie County, N.C., was a physician. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina (BA), the University of Pennsylvania (MD), and Johns Hopkins University (Doctor of Public Health). After 1914, Jacocks was associated with the Rockefeller Foundation and spent much of his career in Asia, including India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), working on eradicating hookworm infections and other health issues. He retired in 1942 and moved back to Chapel Hill, N.C., where he was active in alumni affairs and family genealogy research.Back to Top
The collection contains correspondence, reports, articles, and other papers of William Picard Jacocks (1877-1965). Included are correspondence and other materials relating to his work as a public health specialist in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) under the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1914-1942, where a lot of his work focused on hookworm infections. Also included is correspondence from the years following his retirement in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1942, dealing with family matters, genealogy, and University of North Carolina alumni affairs; his diaries, 1939-1965; papers he wrote on public health issues; clippings; photographs and drawings; and museum items.Back to Top
This series chiefly contains the personal and professional correspondence, letters, and other papers of William Jacocks. Papers from 1914-1942 relate to his work with the Rockefeller Foundation, and his work eradicating hookworm infections in India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and other places. Papers after 1942 relate to Jacocks's retirement, University of North Carolina alumni affairs, his experiences in Asia, his work with the Rockefeller Foundation, business, and family matters.
This material consists of miscellaneous Jacocks family genealogical notes.
Arrangement: numerical order by the number assigned to each person in "The Descendants of Thomas Jacocks."
This subseries contains files on individual members of the Jacocks family as compiled by William Jacocks for his manuscript "The Descendants of Thomas Jacocks." Papers include correspondence with or about each person and their descendants, clippings, photographs, and genealogical notes.
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3120/1b|
|Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-3120/1a|
This subseries contains papers and notes on families related to the Jacocks.
Materials in this series include diaries, notes, correspondence, thesis, and copies of "The Descendants of Thomas Jacocks."
Pictures chiefly related to William Jacocks including University of North Carolina varsity football team; UNC commencement 1954; UNC class of 1904 and 1911 reunion photographs; family snapshots; and drawings. Oversized pictures all relate to India.
|Image Folder PF-3120/1||
Photographs of William Jacocks; University of North Carolina Varsity football team, 1901-1904; unident - carte-de-visite; and assorted snapshots.
|Image Folder PF-3120/2||
Assorted photographs including William Jacocks receiving an award at University of North Carolina commencement 1954; class of 1904 50th year reunion group photographs.
|Image Folder PF-3120/3||
Assorted photographs of William Jacocks receiving an award at the University of North Carolina 1954 commencement; snapshots of Jacocks's children, 1952; Golden Fleece founders, 1904, University of North Carolina; three drawings
|Image Folder PF-3120/4||
Collection of color illustrations of people from different parts of the world, probably taken from a book, circa 1834.
|Oversize Image OP-P-3120/1|
|Oversize Image OP-P-3120/2|
|Oversize Image OP-P-3120/3|
|Oversize Image OP-P-3120/4|
Ivory carvings collected by William Picard Jacocks on visits to Trivandrum, Kerala. The ivories reflect the Hindu and Buddhist culture as well as the everyday life of the region.
Museum Item MU-3120/1-53
In 2017, the ivories were photographed by the Digital Production Center at UNC Libraries.
Click here for the digitized versions.
These volumes contain correspondence, reports, articles and related reprints, clippings, photographs, and other items produced or collected by William Jacocks in connection with his work with the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation, 1916-1938, chiefly in India and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) regarding disease and hookworm infections. Also included are notes, lectures, and other course material from Jacocks's time at Johns Hopkins Medical School.
Aquisitions Information: Acc. 88075.
|Image Folder PF-3120/5||
Broadside and drawings #03120, Subseries: "6.2. Broadside and Drawings (Addition of 1988), 1907 and undated." PF-3120/5
Small broadside or clipping related to baseball; three pen-and-ink drawings, circa 1903-1907; one pen-and-ink drawing, circa 1907.
|Image Folder PF-3120/6||
Drawings #03120, Subseries: "6.2. Broadside and Drawings (Addition of 1988), 1907 and undated." PF-3120/6
Two pen-and-ink drawings, circa 1907.
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3120/1b|
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, November 2010; Dawne Howard Lucas, November 2021
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
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