Roger Lee Jackson Polyhedron Papers and Models 1968-2005

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Creator
Jackson, Roger Lee
Size
0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)
Call number
MC 00693

The Roger Lee Jackson Polyhedron Papers and Models (1968-2005) contain Roger Lee Jackson’s calculations and notes illustrating the steps of the math required to compute geodesic domes as well as several paper polyhedron models Jackson made based on the math. The collection also contains some books relating to polyhedra and geometry.

Roger Lee Jackson (1931-2014) was a 1955 alumnus of North Carolina State School of Design where he studied and worked with Buckminster Fuller and Eduardo Catalano. To fulfill his ROTC commitment after graduating with a degree in architecture, Jackson worked with the architecture team on the design and construction of the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Jackson’s career also included work on hospitals, airports, shops, and university buildings in several different states including North Carolina, Utah, Minnesota,and California. Buckminster Fuller had a great impact on Jackson’s career and life. Jackson designed and constructed many polyhedron sculptures which were inspired by the work of Fuller.

Biographical/historical note

Roger Lee Jackson (1931-2014) was a 1955 alumnus of North Carolina State School of Design where he studied and worked with Buckminster Fuller and Eduardo Catalano. To fulfill his ROTC commitment after graduating with a degree in architecture, Jackson worked with the architecture team on the design and construction of the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Jackson’s career also included work on hospitals, airports, shops, and university buildings in several different states including North Carolina, Utah, Minnesota,and California. Buckminster Fuller had a great impact on Jackson’s career and life. Jackson designed and constructed many polyhedron sculptures which were inspired by the work of Fuller.

Scope/content

The Roger Lee Jackson Polyhedron Papers and Models (1968-2005) contain Roger Lee Jackson’s calculations and notes illustrating the steps of the math required to compute geodesic domes as well as several paper polyhedron models Jackson made based on the math. The collection also contains some books relating to polyhedra and geometry.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roger Lee Jackson Polyhedron Papers and Models, MC 00693, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mary Ann Jackson, April 2021 (Accession no. 2021.0051)

Processing information

Processed by: Hannah Chapman, 2021 June

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Polyhedron calculations and notes (1 of 5) 1993-2002
Oversize box 1, Folder 1
Polyhedron calculations and notes (2 of 5) 1999-2002
Oversize box 1, Folder 2
Polyhedron calculations and notes (3 of 5) 1999-2005
Oversize box 1, Folder 3
Polyhedron calculations and notes (4 of 5) 1990-2004
Oversize box 1, Folder 4
Polyhedron calculations and notes (5 of 5) 1993-2002
Oversize box 1, Folder 5
The Beauty of Geometry: Twelve Essays 1968

H. S. M. Coxeter

Oversize box 1, Folder 6
Dual Models 1983

Magnus J. Wenninger

Oversize box 1, Folder 7
The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra 1999

H. S. M Coxeter, P. Du Val, H. T. Flather, J. F. Petrie

Oversize box 1, Folder 8
Polyhedron models
Access

The models have been sent to our Preservaton lab for treatment. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for their current status.

Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.
Please note that some historical materials may contain harmful content and/or descriptions. Learn how we’re addressing it.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roger Lee Jackson Polyhedron Papers and Models, MC 00693, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.