Leland Engineering and Tracy H. Jackson Family Papers Now Open to Researchers

Leland Engineering and Tracy H. Jackson Family Papers Now Open to Researchers

Two recently processed collections are now available to researchers.

The Leland Engineering Records (Mss 352) is the first collection processed as part of the Libraries’ South Carolina Architecture Archive initiative. The collection documents various types of engineering projects undertaken by William B. Leland and his firm for architects, contractors, and other clients during the second half of the 20th and the early 21st centuries.

A wide variety of building types are represented in the project files including commercial buildings, churches, government buildings, historic buildings, hospitals, residences, and schools. The collection provides a record of the architecture (especially vernacular architecture) and built environment of North and South Carolina, especially Charleston, SC and Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas.

See the finding aid for the Leland Engineering Records here and the Index here.


The  Tracy H. Jackson Family Papers (Mss 355) document the life of a Clemson alumnus who served in World War II and his family. Jackson was a glider pilot who was killed by “friendly fire” during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. His wife Virginia grew up in Clemson, worked for the University and later married math professor Edward L. Stanley in 1972. Jackson’s daughter Beverley was one of the first coeds at Clemson. Jackson’s sister-in-law Dorothy Abbott also worked for Clemson University. During World War II, she was stationed at a Red Cross recreational facility in Hawaii.

This collection includes Tracy’s and Virginia’s diaries, letters between family members, photographs, and recollections by Beverley about growing up in Clemson during the war and being one of the first female students at Clemson.

For more information about this collection see the catalog record for The Tracy H. Jackson Family Papers here.


Tracy H  Jackson 1942