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Collection Number: 04603

Collection Title: William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992

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Size 90.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 25800 items)
Abstract William Davis Jones III worked for The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C., from 1949 to 1991, first as an advertising salesman and later as retail advertising manager, general manager, and associate publisher. Materials concerning the newspaper industry, including files on the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the Newspapers in Education program, and materials relating to the operation of The News and Observer, including files on personnel, applications and resumes, subscriptions, production, deadlines, budgets, circulation, complaints, and advertising. Also included are materials pertaining to Jones's personal life and interests, including a few letters from his children and other relatives, and files on the Journalism Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Center for Literacy Development, the Raleigh Little Theater, the Rex Hospital Foundation, and the Wake County United Way.
Creator Jones, William Davis, 1926-
Language English
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This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 papers #4603, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William Davis Jones III of Raleigh, N.C., in November 1991 and September 1993 (Acc. 93119).
Received from William Davis Jones.
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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William Davis Jones III worked for The News and Observer of Raleigh, N.C., from 1949 to 1991, first as an advertising salesman and later as retail advertising manager, general manager, and associate publisher.

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Materials concerning the newspaper industry, including files on the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and the Newspapers in Education program, and materials relating to the operation of The News and Observer, including files on personnel, applications and resumes, subscriptions, production, deadlines, budgets, circulation, complaints, and advertising. Also included are materials pertaining to Jones's personal life and interests, including a few letters from his children and other relatives, and files on the Journalism Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Center for Literacy Development, the Raleigh Little Theater, the Rex Hospital Foundation, and the Wake County United Way.

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Contents list

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Box 1-50

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Box 8

Box 9

Box 10

Box 11

Box 12

Box 13

Box 14

Box 15

Box 16

Box 17

Box 18

Box 19

Box 20

Box 21

Box 22

Box 23

Box 24

Box 25

Box 26

Box 27

Box 28

Box 29

Box 30

Box 31

Box 32

Box 33

Box 34

Box 35

Box 36

Box 37

Box 38

Box 39

Box 40

Box 41

Box 42

Box 43

Box 44

Box 45

Box 46

Box 47

Box 48

Box 49

Box 50

Materials pertaining mostly to the operation of The News and Observer; also included are materials concerning Jones's personal life and interests and his activities in professional organizations. The materials are mostly in the order in which they were received, which is roughly chronological with files generally arranged alphabetically by subject within each year. #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 1-50

Box 1

1948 - 1959. This box also contains materials pertaining to Susie Burnett before her marriage to Jones and to News and Observer publisher Frank Daniels, Jr. #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 1

Box 2

1960-1964 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 2

Box 3

1964-1965 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 3

Box 4

1966-1970 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 4

Box 5

1971-1973 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 5

Box 6

1974 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 6

Box 7

1974 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 7

Box 8

1975-1976 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 8

Box 9

1976 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 9

Box 10

1976-1977 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 10

Box 11

1977 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 11

Box 12

1978 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 12

Box 13

1978 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 13

Box 14

1979 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 14

Box 15

1979 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 15

Box 16

1979-1980 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 16

Box 17

1980 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 17

Box 18

1980 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 18

Box 19

1980 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 19

Box 20

1981 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 20

Box 21

1981 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 21

Box 22

1981 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 22

Box 23

1981-1982 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 23

Box 24

1982 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 24

Box 25

1982 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 25

Box 26

1982 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 26

Box 27

1982 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 27

Box 28

1982-1983 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 28

Box 29

1983 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 29

Box 30

1983 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 30

Box 31

1984 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 31

Box 32

1984 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 32

Box 33

1985 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 33

Box 34

1985 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 34

Box 35

1985 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 35

Box 36

1985-1986 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 36

Box 37

1986 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 37

Box 38

1986 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 38

Box 39

1986-1987 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 39

Box 40

1987 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 40

Box 41

1987 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 41

Box 42

1988 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 42

Box 43

1988 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 43

Box 44

1988 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 44

Box 45

1989 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 45

Box 46

1989 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 46

Box 47

1990 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 47

Box 48

1990 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 48

Box 49

1990 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 49

Box 50

1991 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 50

Box 51-52

Box 51

Box 52

Tax returns, 1967-1985. #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 51-52

Box 51

Box 52

Materials used by Jones in figuring his income taxes, including receipts, bank statements, and cancelled checks. #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 51-52

Box 51

Box 52

Similar materials for the years 1950-1966 and for years since 1985 are included in boxes 1-4 and 37-50 in chronological order. #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 51-52

Box 51

1967-1981 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 51

Box 52

1982-1985 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 52

Box 53-54

Box 53

Box 54

News and Observer Labor Negotiations. #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 53-54

Box 53

Box 54

Materials mostly dating from Jones's years as general manager of The News and Observer, concerning dealings with various unions. #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 53-54

Box 53

1960-1974 #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 53

Box 54

1975-decertification (circa 1982) #04603, Series: "William Davis Jones Papers, 1948-1992." Box 54

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, January 1992 with subsequent additions

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Materials are generally in the order in which they were received.

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