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Collection Number: 03120

Collection Title: William Picard Jacocks Papers, 1910-1965.

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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.

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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.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the William Picard Jacocks Papers, #3120, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William P. Jacocks in 1955-1956; Received from the estate of William P. Jacocks in 1965; Addition of 1971 from the estate of William P. Jacocks; Addition of 1988 (Acc. 88075).
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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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.

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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.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1914-1965 and undated.

About 1600 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

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.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid

Folder 1

1914-1915

Folder 2

1916

Folder 3

1917

Folder 4

1918

Folder 5

1919

Folder 6

1920-1922

Folder 7

1923-1924

Folder 8

1925

Folder 9

1926

Folder 10

1927

Folder 11

1928/

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

1929

Folder 14-15

Folder 14

Folder 15

1930

Folder 16-17

Folder 16

Folder 17

1931

Folder 18

1932

Folder 19

1933

Folder 20

1934

Folder 21

1935

Folder 22

1936

Folder 23

1937

Folder 24

1938

Folder 25

1939

Folder 26

1940

Folder 27

1941

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Folder 28

Folder 29

1942

Folder 30

1943

Folder 31

1944

Folder 32

1945

Folder 33

1946

Folder 34

1947

Folder 35

1948

Folder 36

1949

Folder 37

1950

Folder 38

1951

Folder 39

1952

Folder 40

1953

Folder 41

1954

Folder 42

1955

Folder 43

1956

Folder 44

1957

Folder 45

1958

Folder 46-47

Folder 46

Folder 47

1959

Folder 48

1960

Folder 49

1961

Folder 50

1962

Folder 51

1963

Folder 52

1 January 1964-31 August 1964

Folder 53

September 1964-March 1965

Folder 54

Undated

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

Clippings before 1950

Folder 57

Clippings after 1950

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Jacocks Family Genealogical Papers, 1910-1965 and undated.

About 3000 items.

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About 400 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

This material consists of miscellaneous Jacocks family genealogical notes.

Folder 58

Biographical information

Folder 59

Family series: unclassified, 1910-1940

Folder 60

Family series: unclassified, 1941-1945

Folder 61

Family series: unclassified, 1946-1948

Folder 62

Family series: unclassified, 1949-1950

Folder 63

Family series: unclassified, 1951-1952

Folder 64

Family series: unclassified, 1953-1955

Folder 65

Family series: unclassified, 1956-1960

Folder 66

Family series: unclassified, 1961-1965

Folder 67

Family series: unclassified, undated

Folder 68

Family series: unclassified, clippings

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Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Family series: unclassified notes

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About 2000 items.

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.

Folder 73

Before Thomas Jacocks I

Folder 74

Thomas Jacocks I; descendants 1

Folder 75

Jonathan Jacocks I; descendants 2

Folder 76

Jonathan Jacocks II; descendants 3

Folder 77

Charles Worth Jacocks I; descendants 4

Folder 78

Thomas Jacocks II; descendants 5

Folder 79

Elizabeth Jacocks; descendants 7

Folder 80

Charles Worth Jacocks; descendants 8

Folder 81

Jonathan Jacocks III; descendants 9

Folder 82

Anne Worth Jacocks Nixon; descendants 10

Folder 83

John Hill Jacocks I; descendants 11

Folder 84

Charles Worth Jacocks II; descendants 12

Folder 85

Ann Maria Worth Jacocks Rhodes; descendants 17

Folder 86

Jonathan Hill Jacocks, correspondence; descendants 18

Folder 87-88

Folder 87

Folder 88

Jonathan Hill Jacocks, genealogical notes; descendants 18

Folder 89

Jonathan Hill Jacocks, clippings; descendants 18

Folder 90

Ann Eliza Jacocks Rhodes Rascoe; descendants 19

Folder 91

Charles West Jacocks I; descendants 20

Folder 92

Mary Carolina Jacocks Reed; descendants 22

Folder 93

John Hill Jacocks II, Tennessee 1933-1956; descendants 36

Folder 94

John Hill Jacocks II, Tennessee 1957-1965; descendants 36

Folder 95

John Hill Jacocks II, Tennessee genealogical notes and clippings; descendants 36

Folder 96

Jesse Copeland Jacocks; descendants 42

Folder 97

Jonathan Henry Jacocks; descendants 44

Folder 98

Jonathan Joseph Jacocks I; descendants 48

Folder 99

Charles West Jacocks II, 1929-1955; descendants 51

Folder 100

Charles West Jacocks II, 1956-1965; descendants 51

Folder 101

Charles West Jacocks II, clippings and undated correspondence; descendants 51

Folder 102

James Ashbury Jacocks; descendants 52

Folder 103

Irving Clinton Jacocks; descendants 65

Folder 104

Charles West Jacocks III, 1923-1947; descendants 100

Folder 105

Charles West Jacocks III, 1948-1949; descendants 100

Folder 106

Charles West Jacocks III, 1950-1955; descendants 100

Folder 107

Charles West Jacocks III, 1956-1957; descendants 100

Folder 108

Charles West Jacocks III, 1958-1965; descendants 100

Folder 109

Charles West Jacocks III, undated; descendants 100

Folder 110

Charles West Jacocks III, clippings; descendants 100

Folder 111

Charles West Jacocks III, miscellaneous genealogical notes; descendants 100

Folder 112

Thomas Baker Jacocks, 1923-1939; descendants 101

Folder 113

Thomas Baker Jacocks, 1940-1959; descendants 101

Folder 114

Thomas Baker Jacocks, 1960-1962; descendants 101

Folder 115

Thomas Baker Jacocks, 1936-1965 and undated; descendants 101

Folder 116

Thomas Baker Jacocks, clippings and genealogical notes; descendants 101

Folder 117

Francis Gillam Jacocks, 1915-1949; descendants 102

Folder 118

Francis Gillam Jacocks, 1950-1955; descendants 102

Folder 119

Francis Gillam Jacocks, 1956-1959; descendants 102

Folder 120

Francis Gillam Jacocks, 1960-1965 and undated; descendants 102

Folder 121

Francis Gillam Jacocks, clippings and genealogical notes; descendants 102

Folder 122

Arthur Winston Jacocks, 1906, 1916-1949; descendants 104

Folder 123

Arthur Winston Jacocks, 1950-1965; descendants 104

Folder 124

Arthur Winston Jacocks, undated and clippings; descendants 104

Folder 125

Martha Whitmell Jacocks Smithwick, 1929-1954; descendants 105

Folder 126

Martha Whitmell Jacocks Smithwick, 1955-1965, clippings and genealogical notes; descendants 105

Folder 127

Elizabeth Hill Jacocks Capehart, 1911, 1936-1957; descendants 106

Folder 128

Elizabeth Hill Jacocks Capehart, 1958-1962; descendants 106

Folder 129

Elizabeth Hill Jacocks Capehart, 1963-1965; descendants 106

Folder 130

Elizabeth Hill Jacocks Capehart, undated and genealogical notes; descendants 106

Folder 131

Elizabeth Hill Jacocks Capehart, clippings; descendants 106

Folder 132

Jonathan Joseph Jacocks II; descendants 107

Folder 133

Correspondence: request for "Descendants of Thomas Jacocks," 1958-1959

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3120/1b

Oversize materials

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-3120/1a

Genealogical charts

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About 600 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

This subseries contains papers and notes on families related to the Jacocks.

Folder 134

Collateral kinsfolk

Folder 135

Blount

Folder 136

Bryan

Folder 137

Capehart, Smithwick, Charlton, Collins

Folder 138

Hall, Weldon, Manning, Eaton

Folder 139

Hill

Folder 140

Stuart Hill's notes on Jacocks

Folder 141

Stuart Hill's notes: mostly duplicates

Folder 142

Mayor John W. Jacox and Marilyn Jacox

Folder 143

Jacox and Burlingame families of New York

Folder 144

Mullen

Folder 145

Pugh and Norfleet

Folder 146

Whitmell and West

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Volumes, 1924-1965.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Pictures, 1901-1962 and undated.

About 45 items.

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.

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Photographs

Photographs of William Jacocks; University of North Carolina Varsity football team, 1901-1904; unident - carte-de-visite; and assorted snapshots.

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Photographs

Assorted photographs including William Jacocks receiving an award at University of North Carolina commencement 1954; class of 1904 50th year reunion group photographs.

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Photographs and drawings

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

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Pictures

Collection of color illustrations of people from different parts of the world, probably taken from a book, circa 1834.

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Photograph: "Hindu Sanyassi or Religious Ascetic," circa 1930

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Photograph: "Mendicant," circa 1930

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Photograph: Taj Mahal, undated

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Charcoal sketch: "Cochi Dawlatshahi," circa 1934

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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.

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Ivories, circa 1930s

Restriction to Access: The original items are not available for immediate or same day access. Please contact staff at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu to discuss access options.

In 2017, the ivories were photographed by the Digital Production Center at UNC Libraries.

Click here for the digitized versions.

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About 200 items.

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.

Folder 167-169

Folder 167

Folder 168

Folder 169

Volumes 14a-14c: Hookworm disease

Folder 170-172

Folder 170

Folder 171

Folder 172

Volumes 15a-15c: William Jacocks's annual report on hookworm disease in Ceylon, 1917

Folder 173-176

Folder 173

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Volumes 16a-16d: Reports and correspondence regarding Ceylon and Travancore

Folder 177-178

Folder 177

Folder 178

Volumes 17a-17b: Materials concerning plague in Travancore

Folder 179-182

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

Volumes 18a-18d: Reports, correspondence and clippings about India

Folder 183-185

Folder 183

Folder 184

Folder 185

Volumes 19a-19c: Press articles, clippings, and reports regarding health in Ceylon

Folder 186-188

Folder 186

Folder 187

Folder 188

Volumes 20a-20c: Public health reprints, Travancore, 1928

Folder 189-191

Folder 189

Folder 190

Folder 191

Volumes 21a-21c: Administration, India

Folder 192

Volume 22: Working notes, 1925

Folder 193

Volume 23: Working notes, 1924-1925

Folder 194

Volume 24: Notes, 1918

Folder 195

Volume 25: Notes, 1918

Folder 196

Volume 26: Notes, 1919

Folder 197

Volume 27: Notes, 1919

Folder 198

Volume 28: Notes, 1918

Folder 199

Volume 29: Hopkins notes, 1924

Folder 200

Volume 30: Hopkins lectures, 1924-1925

Folder 201

Volume 31: Army notebook, 1918

Folder 202

Volume 32: Hopkins notebook, undated

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8 items.

Aquisitions Information: Acc. 88075.

Image Folder PF-3120/5

Broadside and drawings

Small broadside or clipping related to baseball; three pen-and-ink drawings, circa 1903-1907; one pen-and-ink drawing, circa 1907.

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Drawings

Two pen-and-ink drawings, circa 1907.

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Print: "Begoshville versus Jaytown. A Ninety Yard Run," 1907

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