Author, editor and archivist David Jackson is the 2003-2004 recipient of the Arthur H. Mattingly Award in Historic Preservation, which will be presented at the Historic Preservation Annual Spring Banquet next month next month.
The Mattingly Award is presented annually to a graduate of the Historic Preservation Program at Southeast Missouri State University, who has been working successfully in a professional position for at least five years and exemplifies the ideals of the program. The banquet will be held at Port Cape Girardeau at 6 p.m. on May 1, and the speaker will be Hilliard Goldman, owner of the historic Greentree Tavern in Ste. Genevieve. Cost per ticket is $15.
Jackson graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in historic preservation from Southeast Missouri State University in 1993. He is the director of archives and education for the Jackson County Historical Society in Independence, Mo., and archivist, director and founder of The Orderly Pack Rat in Kansas City, Mo. He is editor of the Jackson County Historical Society Journal, author of Direct Your Letters to San Jose: The California Gold Rush Letters and Diary of James and David Lee Campbell, 1849-1852 and co-author of Jackson County (Mo.) Poor Farm’s Transformation into a Rich Health Care Center. Jackson is a member of the Kansas City Area Archivists and the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City, and a volunteer speaker for RecycleFIRST. He also is editor of Heartland Happenings and Gregory Circle Guardian, both newsletters for Gregory Circle Neighbors, a Kansas City neighborhood organization.
For more information, contact Dr. Steven Hoffman, associate professor of history for Southeast and coordinator of the Historic Preservation Program, at (573) 651-2808.