Jacqueline Deegan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MUSIC-030

Collection Overview

Abstract

The collection contains photographic material, about half of which is identified. The photos were taken by Deegan at concert venues in Ohio during the 1970s and early 80s, and include well-known artists such as Genesis, Devo, U2, and Pere Ubu - among many others. Deegan's diaries contain stories and musings about romance and love affairs; personal and professional goals; tarot card readings and dream journals; and notes on diet and health, often related to her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.

Dates

  • 1966 - 1998

Extent

6 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)

Content Description

The collection contains photographic material, about half of which is identified. The photos were taken by Deegan at concert venues in Ohio during the 1970s and early 80s, and include well-known artists such as Genesis, Devo, U2, and Pere Ubu - among many others. Deegan's diaries contain stories and musings about romance and love affairs; personal and professional goals; tarot card readings and dream journals; and notes on diet and health - often related to her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.

Biographical / Historical

Jacqueline Deegan was born in 1953 and lived most of her life in Kent, Ohio. She worked at Kent State University Library as a billing supervisor, and was also a photographer, psychic and animal lover. Deegan was a dedicated fan of rock music, and attended many concerts in Ohio during the 1970s and 80s. She became friends with a number of rock stars, including Iggy Pop, Bill Bruford and Tim Curry. Deegan suffered from Multiple Sclerosis, which affected her ability to continue her career as a photographer. She died in 2005.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: I. Photographic material that is identified; II. Photographic material that is unidentified; and III. Diaries, letters and notes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Julien Adler, in 2009.

Source

Title
Guide to the Jacqueline Deegan Papers
Author
compiled by Emily DiLeo
Date
4/2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script