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Jackson (Beverley) Newspaper Columns

Identifier: AR-2020-003

Scope and Contents

The Beverley Jackson Newspaper Columns collecton contains thirty years of newspaper articles written, collected, and organized by Beverley Jackson, a Santa Barbara, California, society columnist and and expert on antique Chinese clothing. The collection also contains two sets of transparencies curated by Jackson for her lectures on Chinese foot binding and a small set of clippings about Beverley Jackson written by others.


  • Publication: 1968 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head Archivist of the Gledhill Library.

Biographical / Historical

Beverley Jackson was the Santa Barbara News-Press society writer from 1968 to 1992, documenting the gatherings of celebrities and local personalities for 25 years. As a participant in Santa Barbara’s social scene, her "By The Way..." column provided that perspective in vivid detail to her readers.

In later years, Jackson started one of the major collections of antique Chinese clothing in the United States and became the Santa Barbara Historical Museum’s curator of Asian art.

Originally from Beverly Hills, Berverley Jackson read more than 600 books on China, eventually writing seven nonfiction books and self-publishing her first novel.

Jackson went on to write for two other Santa Barbara periodicals, the Santa Barbara Independent and VOICE, continuing to contribute stories until four months before her death in August 2020.


2.5 Linear Feet

137 Photographic Slides

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The Beverley Jackson Newspaper Columns collection contains thirty years of articles written and collected by Santa Barbara News-Press and Santa Barbara Independent society writer Beverley Jackson from 1968 to 1994 along with her "Mixing Yesterday & Today" column for VOICE from 2016 to 2020.


The Beverley Jackson Newspaper Columns are arranged chronologically by publication date in four (4) series:

1. Santa Barbara News-Press Columns, 1968-1992

2. Santa Barbara Independent Columns, 1992-1994

3. VOICE Magazine Columns, 2016-2020

4. About and By Beverley Jackson, 2016-2020

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were acquired from Tracey Jackson.

Related Materials

Beverley Jackson Photograph Collection, AR-2013-076, Gledhill Library, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara, California.

Papers of Beverley Jackson. Accessed October 19, 2020

Stars, Snapshots and Chanel: High fashion and photographs of Beverley Jackson. Santa Barbara Historical Museum Exhibit. Accessed October 19, 2020


Jackson, Beverley. 2000. Splendid slippers: a thousand years of an erotic tradition. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press.

Jackson, Beverley. 2001. Kingfisher blue: treasures of an ancient Chinese art. Berkeley (Calif.): Ten speed Press.

Jackson, Beverley. 2004. Shanghai girl gets all dressed up: the evolution of fashion in 1930s Shanghai. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed.

Jackson, Beverley, and David Hugus. 2005. Ladder to the clouds: intrigue and tradition in Chinese rank. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press.

Jackson, Beverley, and Hania Tallmadge. 2006. A grand tour of Asia 1910. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press.

Processing Information

The Beverley Jackson Newspaper Columns were processed by Gina Sheeks in October 2020.

Processing Information

Clipped newspaper columns were removed from binders/scrapbooks and rehoused in file folders reducing storage space from 4 to 2.5 linear feet.

Guide to the Beverley Jackson Newspaper Columns
Chris S. Ervin CA
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Repository Details

Part of the Gledhill Library Repository

136 E. De La Guerra
Santa Barbara California 93101 USA