May 25, 2022

Educational Publishing: Rosen Publishing Buys Jackdaw Publications

From a Rosen Publishing Statement:

Rosen Publishing, one of the leading publishers of print and digital materials for the school library, classroom, and public library markets, today announced it had signed a deal to acquire the assets of Jackdaw Publications, a DBA of Golden Owl Publishing, Inc., located in Amawalk, NY.

Jackdaw Publications is the world’s largest educational company producing primary source facsimile materials. Jackdaw was for many years operated by the husband and wife team of Roger and Mary Jacques, who acquired the company in 1973, and later by their children. Rosen will assume operation of the purchased assets effective June 19, 2015 continuing to do business under the Jackdaws and Jackdaw Publications names. The editorial and production staffs of Rosen’s Jackdaws operation will be located in New York, NY at Rosen’s corporate headquarters.

In announcing the purchase Roger Rosen said, “I am very pleased with the acquisition of a list that I have long thought best in class for its remarkable collection of hands-on primary source materials. This content continues to be highly relevant in today’s classroom. I am committed to maintaining and expanding the existing list as well as exploring digital options that meet the evolving needs of teachers.  Rosen’s expanding classroom and library programs will directly benefit from offerings that allow students to see and touch history as it was made!”

Commenting on Rosen’s acquisition, Christine Jacques said, “The Jacques family is thrilled to have Roger Rosen take over the direction of the Jackdaws program and to continue the legacy our family worked so hard to establish.”


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