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Collection Number: 03985

Collection Title: Joseph Piper Jones Papers, 1922-1986

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 190 items)
Abstract Professional and personal correspondence and papers of Jones of Chapel Hill, N.C., writer, journalist, associate editor of the "Chapel Hill Weekly," and husband, 1943-1951, of author Betty Smith (1896-1972). Letters relate to his service in the U.S. Army, 1944-1945, to his work as a writer and journalist, and to his personal life. Included is a five-page autobiographical sketch of his boyhood in Berryville, Va. Also included are miscellaneous rough drafts and other versions of various short stories. Letters to Jones from Betty Smith are in the Betty Smith Papers.
Creator Jones, Joseph Piper, 1906-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Joseph Piper Jones papers #3985, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Joseph P. Jones of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Berryville, Va., in January 1974, November 1985, and March, August and October 1986.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). 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 the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Professional and personal correspondence and papers of Jones of Chapel Hill, N.C., writer, journalist, associate editor of the "Chapel Hill Weekly," and husband, 1943-1951, of author Betty Smith (1896-1972). Letters relate to his service in the U.S. Army, 1944-1945, to his work as a writer and journalist, and to his personal life. Included is a five-page autobiographical sketch of his boyhood in Berryville, Va. Also included are miscellaneous rough drafts and other versions of various short stories. Letters to Jones from Betty Smith are in the Betty Smith Papers.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1925-1991.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of Jones with friends or persons involved in publication of his writings. Beginning in the 1970s, letters are primarily to and from John K. Terres, editor of Audubon magazine, who wrote chiefly about birds. Also included is correspondence with Betty Smith's relatives.

Folder 1

1925-1943 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 1

Folder 2

1944 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 2

Folder 3

1945-1951 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 3

Folder 4

1953-1969 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 4

Folder 5

1970-1980 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 5

Folder 6

1982 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 6

Folder 7

1983-1985 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 7

Folder 8

1986-1991 #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 8

Folder 9

Undated #03985, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1925-1991." Folder 9

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About 60 items.

Writings of Jones in the form of clippings, articles, and typescript copies. Also included are seven issues of P-EM, the paper for enlisted men at Fort Monroe, which Jones edited in 1945; a typed recollection of Jones's youth in Berryville, Va.; a few clippings on topics of interest to Jones; and miscellaneous receipts and other papers.

Folder 10

Clippings #03985, Series: "2. Writings and Other Papers, 1943-1986." Folder 10

Folder 11

Articles #03985, Series: "2. Writings and Other Papers, 1943-1986." Folder 11

Folder 12-15

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Writings #03985, Series: "2. Writings and Other Papers, 1943-1986." Folder 12-15

Folder 16

P-EM #03985, Series: "2. Writings and Other Papers, 1943-1986." Folder 16

Folder 17

Recollections #03985, Series: "2. Writings and Other Papers, 1943-1986." Folder 17

Folder 18

Receipts #03985, Series: "2. Writings and Other Papers, 1943-1986." Folder 18

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30 items.
Image P-3985/1-6

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P-3985/6

Photographs of Joseph Jones. #03985, Series: "3. Pictures, 1916-1992." P-3985/1-6

Image P-3985/7-23

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P-3985/22

P-3985/23

Photographs of Joseph Jones with other people. #03985, Series: "3. Pictures, 1916-1992." P-3985/7-23

Image P-3985/24-29

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P-3985/29

Photographs of relatives and other people. #03985, Series: "3. Pictures, 1916-1992." P-3985/24-29

Image P-3985/30

Photograph of Betty Smith's house in Chapel Hill, N.C. #03985, Series: "3. Pictures, 1916-1992." P-3985/30

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, June 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support, in part, from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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