Jake Bracker Collection
- 38 black-and-white photographs.
- Buildings, students, and activities at Northern Arizona Normal
School in the early 1920s, such as: the Main Building (now Old Main), Ashurst,
the Training School Building (now the Blome Building), Taylor Hall, Bury Hall,
the presidential residence, McMullen Field, football games and players, the track
team, the womens' basketball team, a group of women students dressed in football
uniforms, student portraits and group shots, training school students, the training
school orchestra, and the wood shop. Also included are one photograph of the 1970s
NAU hockey team, images of downtown Flagstaff in the 1920s, logs on lumber railroad
cars, the Forester's Cabin at Walnut Canyon, the San Francisco Peaks, and Chief
Indian Miller's daughter, Umaybensen.
- Jacob C. Bracker attended Northern Arizona
Normal School (NANS)--Northern Arizona State Teachers College (NASTC) (now Northern
Arizona University) from March, 1922 to June, 1927. During his student years at
NANS-NASTC he earned a high school diploma, a two-year teaching certificate, and
a four-year Bachelor of Education degree (he was the first student in the history
of the institution to receive the latter). He majored in commerce. As a student,
he was a leader and promoter, serving as editor of the student newspaper The
Pine, managing athletic teams, and writing school publicity. In 1923 he was
awarded the President's Prize for his contributions. Throughout his life, he remained
a strong supperter of his alma mater, ultimately receiving a Distinguished Alumni
Award in 1969. Mr. Bracker passed away on January 3, 1991 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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