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Collection Number: 04015

Collection Title: William Davis Jones II Papers, 1907-1977.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3,000 items)
Abstract William Davis Jones II (1894-1977) was born in Belton, Mo. After World War I, he worked with various agricultural organizations, chiefly in North Carolina. He was a warehouse examiner for the United States Department of Agriculture, 1936-1950. In 1951, he became director of the Storage and Distribution Division, United States Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, from which he retired in 1961. The collection includes personal and family correspondence and writings of William Davis Jones II. Included is correspondence between Jones and his son, William Davis Jones III, in Raleigh, N.C.; personal and family history materials relating to the Jones family and the Kitchen family; job applications and employment data; volumes containing essays, diary entries, and copies of outgoing letters; and family photographs.
Creator Jones, William Davis, 1894-1977.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 William Davis Jones II Papers, #4015, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William Davis Jones II of Wilmington, N.C., March 1977.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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William Davis Jones II (1894-1977) was born in Belton, Mo., to William Davis and Mary Stella Jones. He attended the United States Naval Academy, 1913-1916, and served with the United States Army, 1917-1918. After World War I, he worked with various agricultural organizations, chiefly in North Carolina and in 1935 was appointed junior agricultural statistician with the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. He was a warehouse examiner for the United States Department of Agriculture, 1936-1950. In 1951, he became director of the Storage and Distribution Division, United States Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, from which he retired in 1961. He was married to Ruth Culbreth Jones and they had a son, William Davis "Dave" Jones III, an advertising executive and newspaper man.

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The collection incldues personal and family correspondence and writings of William Davis Jones II. Included is correspondence between Jones and his son, William Davis Jones III, in Raleigh, N.C.; personal and family history materials relating to the Jones and Kitchen families; job applications and employment data; volumes containing essays, diary entries, and copies of outgoing letters; and family photographs.

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Contents list

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Arrangement: alphabetical by correspondent.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 1a

Folder 1

Agsten, Edward, J. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 1

Folder 2

Applewhite, Eva #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 2

Folder 3

Archambault, Raoul #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 3

Folder 4

Bean, Mildred M. (Mrs. W. S., Jr.) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 4

Folder 5

Berstein, Dan #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 5

Folder 6

Bethea, Margaret #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 6

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Brice, Millicent and Carroll #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 7-8

Folder 9

Broome, Bob #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 9

Folder 10

Breckney, Wayne #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 10

Folder 11

Brunson, Dave #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 11

Folder 12-14

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Burnett, Gilbert H. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 12-14

Folder 15

Calhoun, Walter C. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 15

Folder 16

Childress, Bob and Jean #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 16

Folder 17

Cromwell, Daisy #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 17

Folder 18

Crutcher, Isabel and Erg #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 18

Folder 19-21

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Dunn, Frances (Mrs. W. H.) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 19-21

Folder 22

Edwards, Helen #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 22

Folder 23

Emmert, Ruth C. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 23

Folder 24

Floyd, Rossie #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 24

Folder 25

Fountain, Jeff, III #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 25

Folder 26

Fountain, Ted and Clarke #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 26

Folder 27

Gallagher, Gerald "Pat" #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 27

Folder 28

Hall, Mary B. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 28

Folder 29

Hardaway, Hugh and Anne #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 29

Folder 30

Hart, Nancy Pearl #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 30

Folder 31

Harvey, George and Virginia #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 31

Folder 32-33

Folder 32

Folder 33

Hassell, June #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 32-33

Folder 34

Headless, Colin D. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 34

Folder 35

Heitzler, Albert H. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 35

Folder 36

Hernandez, Roy #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 36

Folder 37

Hershey, Lutie (Mrs. Lewis) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 37

Folder 38

Heuer, Helen (Mrs. A.) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 38

Folder 39

Holden, Daisy #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 39

Folder 40

Hovey, Reid M. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 40

Folder 41

Inman, Homer D. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 41

Folder 42

Iverson, Jim and Shirley #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 42

Folder 43-44

Folder 43

Folder 44

Johnson, Dora (Mrs. F. B.) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 43-44

Folder 45

Jones, Bernice #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 45

Folder 46-47

Folder 46

Folder 47

Jones, Charlotte #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 46-47

Folder 48

Jones, Clifford Bartlett #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 48

Folder 49

Jones, Dan #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 49

Folder 50-53

Folder 50

Folder 51

Folder 52

Folder 53

Jones, Dave (William Davis, III) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 50-53

Folder 54-55

Folder 54

Folder 55

Jones, Edward Davis #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 54-55

Folder 56

Jones, Edwin Davis #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 56

Folder 57-59

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Jones, Margaret Ann #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 57-59

Folder 60

Jones, Rose Marie #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 60

Folder 61-62

Folder 61

Folder 62

Jones, Ruth #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 61-62

Folder 63

Jones, Sue #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 63

Folder 64

Knapp, Carl M. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 64

Folder 65

Kreiger, Louis F. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 65

Folder 66-67

Folder 66

Folder 67

Krueger, Al #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 66-67

Folder 68

Maletz, Sumner #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 68

Folder 69

Malone, Hallie #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 69

Folder 70

Mantin, James F. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 70

Folder 71

Martin, Dan A. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 71

Folder 72

Maser, Mary (Mrs. L. L.) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 72

Folder 73

Matthews, Robert #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 73

Folder 74

McDurmitt, Mollie #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 74

Folder 75

McMullan, Frank F. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 75

Folder 76

Morris, Mary (Mrs. Barton) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 76

Folder 77

Owen, Alma and Bill #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 77

Folder 78-79

Folder 78

Folder 79

Park, Nancy Jones (Mrs. William) #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 78-79

Folder 80

Parker, Frank #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 80

Folder 81

Rabbitt, Marion #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 81

Folder 82

Redmond, Anne #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 82

Folder 83

Richardson, Lillian G. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 83

Folder 84

Rose, Charlie #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 84

Folder 85

Scott, Will #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 85

Folder 86

Shultz, Bill #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 86

Folder 87

Smith, Margaret Buckner #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 87

Folder 88

Wallace, Willie #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 88

Folder 89

Simmons, Mary #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 89

Folder 90

Smith, Adelbert N. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 90

Folder 91

Sparkes, Sidney Denver #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 91

Folder 92

Truman, Harry S. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 92

Folder 93

Van Hasselt, Copes #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 93

Folder 94

von Oesen, Elaine #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 94

Folder 95

Waltemeyer, Frances #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 95

Folder 96

Weiss, Lela P. #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 96

Folder 97

Willcox, Ted and Adelaide #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 97

Folder 98

Wilson, Sybil #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 98

Folder 99

Winner, Alice #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 99

Folder 100

Winners, Carl #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 100

Folder 101

Wolfe, Robert and Lillian #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 101

Folder 102

Yim, Betty #04015, Series: "1. Correspondence" Folder 102

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Arrangement: alphabetical by subject.

Folder 103

Astral Travel Agency #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 103

Folder 104

Board of Education #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 104

Folder 105

Books to read #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 105

Folder 106

Civil Service and federal employment applications #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 106

Folder 107

Deeds #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 107

Folder 108

Dinner Bell Inn #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 108

Folder 109

Dixie Readers Service #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 109

Folder 110

Fort Pierce #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 110

Folder 111

Forty Plus #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 111

Folder 112

H. A. Callahan, Inc. #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 112

Folder 113

Health, Education, and Welfare, Department of #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 113

Folder 114-119

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Letters to William Davis Jones III and others #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 114-119

Folder 120

Income tax #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 120

Folder 121

M and M Associates #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 121

Folder 122

National Research Council #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 122

Folder 123

Newspaper clippings #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 123

Folder 124

Quality Inn Carolinian #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 124

Folder 125

Unanswered mail #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 125

Folder 126

Wachovia Bank #04015, Series: "2. Miscellaneous Writings and Papers" Folder 126

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Photographs (PF-4015/1-2, OP-PF-4015/18)

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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