Series I. Biographical File, 1929-89, n.d. (1 folder)
Consists of a number of individual documents that report on her
life and times, including her employment at Oberlin College and
the auto accident that ultimately led to her death in August
Series II. Correspondence Files, 1897, 1909-18,
1939-89 (54 folders)
Consisting of six subseries, the correspondence is mainly of
letters sent (copies of) and letters received from Oberlin College
[especially from graduates of the Graduate School of Theology (GST)
where Miss Jacob was employed], friends, and acquaintances developed
over the years while working at the College Archives. The outgoing
letters are newsy and they report on events at GST and Oberlin
College. They also comment on the archival holdings (mostly genealogical
in character) held by the College Archives. Key correspondents
include Thomas Graham, Walter Horton, and William Morison (Archivist,
University of Louisville).
This series is divided into six (6) subseries: 1. Personal Files
(incls. comments regarding the closure of the GST); 2. Archival-Related
Files; 3. Research-Related Files; 4. GST-VDS Related Files; 5.
Missionary Correspondence, 1939-84; and, 6. Schauffler College,
at Defiance College.
Series III. Diaries, 1936-70 (7 volumes)
Daily entries consist of three-to-four sentences that account
for letters received and written and that comment on the weather
Series IV. Genealogical Files, c. 1880s(1960-1989)-1989,
n.d. (alpha order, 28 folders)
Consists of two subsets—general genealogical information
on sources and 25 name files. Some materials are photocopies.
Series V. Writings (by Jacob), 1929, 1985 (1 folder)
Consists of one abstract paper written by Jacob in 1929 as well
as an article published in "The Spire" on Richard C.
Wolf, a professor at the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology and
Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Series VI. Non-Textual Files, c. 1881-1913, n.d. (3 folders)
A small lot of Oberlin related non-textual material, consisting
of three painted items, numerous postcards and greeting cards,
and miscellaneous printed matter such as decorative booklets,
advertisements, and prayer cards.