University Museums

Title: Petrina Jackson
Name: Portrait
Date: 2016
Medium: Oil on board
Country/Culture: American
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Commissioned by University Museums. Sponsored by the University Library. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: U2017.105
More Information
In April 2016, Jackson (M.A. ’94 English) was lured back to Ames, after over two decades in the field of Library Sciences and archives, where she currently serves as the head of Special Collections and University Archives at the ISU Library. She has a particular interest in primary source instruction and archival outreach to underdocumented and underrepresented communities. Jackson was intrigued by the opportunity to lead the SCUA department for a number of reasons, among them the ability to share her interest in archives and teaching. Recognizing that it’s the center of student life, Parks Library is her favorite spot on campus.