Event: Fellowship Lecture Series: Kimberly Jackson
About this Event
Please join us when Ms. Jackson will discuss her project, “The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Big Bend National Park.”
If it were not for the work of the CCC in Big Bend, the national park would not exist as we know it today. No other studies on the CCC in Big Bend currently exist, so her research will help us to better understand the overall history and development of Big Bend.
Kimberly Jackson is a master’s student and teaching assistant in the History Department at the University of North Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and mathematics at the University of North Texas. In the 2018-2019 academic school year, Jackson will complete her thesis on the Civilian Conservation Corps in Big Bend National Park. Her larger academic interests include borderlands and environmental history, and she hopes to apply her research to larger studies of the U.S.-Mexico Border.
The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowships recognize and support outstanding scholarship or creative work which incorporates unique digital collections. Fellows are invited to present a brief overview of their work with the Portal through an informal lecture on their research or an exhibit of their creative output.