The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Joseph M. Jackson Photograph Collection

ca. 1940s-1950s

MSS-182

Size: .5 lin. ft.

Provenance: Received from Jack Paquette, January 2004

Access: Open

Collection Summary: Collection consists of photographs taken during World War II at Owens-Illinois, Toledo Express Airport, and around Downtown Toledo, including the waterfront.

Subjects: Collectors and Collecting, Glass Industry

Related Collections:  Jack Paquette Collection on Northwest Ohio’s Glass Industry, MSS-169

Processing Note:  None

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by:  Kerry McGinty, February 2004; last updated: June 2014

Biographical Sketch

Joseph M. Jackson was born on September 25, 1917, in Kenova, West Virginia.  In 1940 he got a job working at the Owns-Illinois Glass factory in Huntington, West Virginia, and soon became the plant photographer.  About 1946 he was transferred to Owens-Illinois in Toledo as a photographer in the plant’s extensive Film Division.  Later he became the manager of the Glass Container Division’s photographic department located in the Owens-Illinois Duraglas Center downtown.  Jackson died in Toledo on September 3, 1957, due to a congenital heart condition.  He was survived by his wife, Josephine; his daughter, Sara; his mother, Mrs. Harry McFann; and his sister, Mrs. Donald Watts. 

  

Scope and Content Note

The Joseph M. Jackson Photograph Collection contains photographs taken by Jackson while employed by Owens-Illinois in Toledo and Huntington, West Virginia.  Arranged alphabetically, the collection contains photographs of World War II, scenes from the Toledo area, the workings of the various Owen-Illinois factories, and visits to Toledo by celebrities such as Bob Hope and Joe E. Brown.  Also included in the collection is Jackson’s birth certificate.

During the time period of 1940-1957, the Toledo Express Airport was being planned and built.  Jackson took many photos of the area where it was to be built and the airplanes that were stationed there. In addition to the photographs, the collection includes copies of numerous newspaper clippings pertaining to the building of the airport.

Also included are color photographs of Toledo’s waterfront, ca. 1984.  These photographs were not taken by Jackson, but can be used as a reference to note the change in Toledo’s downtown development.

Folder List

Box Folder Arrangement
1 1 Aerials of O-I Waco, Texas, ca. 1953
1 2 Aerials of O-I Waco, Texas, ca. 1953
1 3 Aerials of O-I Waco, Texas, ca. 1953
1 4 Aircraft interiors, ca. 1950s
1 5 Artwork of Gil Reid, ca. 1949
1 6 Artwork of Gil Reid, ca. 1949
1 7 Birth Certificate
1 8 Bob Hope, ca. 1950
1 9 Downtown Toledo, ca. 1951
1 10 Downtown Toledo, ca. 1951
1 11 Downtown Toledo, ca. 1951
1 12 Downtown Toledo, ca. 1951
1 13 Everyday Toledoan lives, ca. 1951
1 14 Gail Patrick
1 15 Glass block building, ca. 1950
1 16 Libbey Glass
1 17 Libbey Glass
1 18 Libbey Glass
1 19 Libbey Glass
1 20 Joe E. Brown, ca. 1950
1 21 Joseph M. Jackson
1 22 J. Preston Levis’s Mill Site Lodge, ca. 1950
1 23 Merchandising, ca. 1950
1 24 Merchandising, ca. 1950
1 25 Merchandising, ca. 1950
1 26 Merchandising, ca. 1950
1 27 O-I aircraft at Toledo Airport, ca. 1950s
1 28 O-I aircraft at Toledo Airport, ca. 1950s
1 29 O-I aircraft at Toledo Airport, ca. 1950s
1 30 O-I aircraft at Toledo Airport, ca. 1950s
1 31 O-I Huntington, W.VA. employee activities
1 32 O-I Huntington, W.VA. employee activities
1 33 O-I Huntington, W.VA. employee activities
1 34 O-I Huntington, W. VA. Glass container plant, ca. 1950s
1 35 O-I Huntington, W.VA. War Bonds Drive
1 36 O-I Toledo employee activities, ca. 1950
1 37 Rural Toledo areas, ca. 1951
1 38 Rural Toledo areas, ca. 1951
1 39 Rural Toledo areas, ca. 1951
1 40 Suburban Toledo areas, ca. 1951
1 41 Suburban Toledo areas, ca. 1951
1 42 Suburban Toledo areas, ca. 1951
1 43 Tank farm in Oregon, OH, ca. 1951
1 44 Toledo Airport aircraft, ca. 1950s
1 45 Toledo Airport aircraft, ca. 1950s
1 46 Toledo Airport aerials, ca. 1950s
1 47 Toledo Airport hanger, ca. 1950s
1 48 Toledo Airport newspaper articles
1 49 Toledo docks, ca. 1951
1 50 Toledo docks, ca. 1951
1 51 Toledo docks, ca. 1951
1 52 Toledo waterfront photographs, ca. 1984
1 53 U.T. Glass Bowl, ca. 1946
1 54 U.S. Navy at Toledo Airport, ca. 1950s
1 55 U.S. Navy at Toledo Airport, ca. 1950s
1 56 World War II scenes
1 57 World War II scenes
1 58 World War II scenes
1 59 World War II scenes