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Eugene Bernard Jackson, American librarian, educator. Named Pioneer in Information Science, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1998.


Jackson, Eugene Bernard was born on June 18, 1915 in Frankfort, Indiana, United States. Son of John Herman and Goldie Belle (Michael) Jackson.


Bachelor of Science with distinction, Purdue University, 1937; Bachelor of Science in Library. Science with honors, University of Illinois, 1938; Master of Arts, University of Illinois, 1942; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Purdue University, 1994.


Assistant engineering library, University of Illinois, 1938-1940; assistant charge newspaper division, University of Illinois Library, 1940-1941; documents librarian, U. Alabama, 1941-1942; with technical department, Detroit Public Library, 1942-1946; chief reference library, Wright Field, Ohio. chief library section, Central Air Documents Office, Dayton, Ohio., 1946-1949; chief research information section, Research and Development Command, Quartermaster Corps., Washington, 1949-1950; chief division aero intelligence, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1950-1952; chief division research information, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1952-1956; head library department research laboratories, General Motors Corporation, Warren, Michigan, 1956-1965; chairman corporation committee technical literature, General Motors Corporation, 1959-1965; director information retrieval and library services, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Armonk, New New York, 1965-1971; library consultant in automation, Graduate School Library Science, University Texas, Austin, 1971-1972; professor library science, University Texas, 1971-1985; professor emeritus, University Texas, since 1985; member chancellors county, The University Texas Sys., since 1996. Vice president Engineering Index, Inc., 1967-1968, president, 1968-1973. Also director Attendee Gordon Research Confs. on Science Information, N.H., since 1964.

Visiting summer lecturer University of Michigan, 1965, University of Illinois, 1968. Member task force United Engineering Information System, 1966. Consultant; United States member documentation committee, advisory group aero research and development North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Paris, France, 1953-1961, chairman, 1955-1956, deputy chairman, chairman electrical, 1960-1961.

McBee lecturer Simmons College, Boston, 1956. Official United States delegate general assemblies Federation International de Documentation, Tokyo, 1967, The Hague, 1968, Buenos Aires, 1970, Budapest, 1972, chairman United States national committee, 1970-1972.


Member technical advisory committee Macomb County (Michigan) Planning Commission Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Special Libraries Association (president 1962-1963), American Library Association, American Society Information Sciences, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (secretary Michigan 1964-1965), Association Records Managers and Administrators.


Married Ruth Lillian Whitlock, August 6, 1941.

John Herman Jackson

Goldie Belle (Michael) Jackson

Ruth Lillian Whitlock