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Jeffrey Gordon Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: W009

Scope and Content of the Papers

The Jeffrey G. Jones Collection consists of research materials collected by Jones from 1993 to 1995 in the process of writing his thesis, Georgia and the ERA, for his master's degree in history at Georgia State University.

Included are a copy of the thesis, items related to its completion (list of deadlines, thesis prospectus, procedures for conducting oral history interviews, and a computer diskette of research notes), and research files compiled by Jones. The latter are filed by headings for personal names, organizational names, and topical subjects. The files consist of newspaper citations and a bibliography Jones compiled; ERA-related research papers he produced for GSU history classes; maps; as well as notes and photocopies Jones made from non-GSU collections (Carter Center, Emory University, and Georgia Department of Archives) of personal and organizational papers relating to his thesis topic.

Completing the collection are eleven audio cassettes containing ten oral history interviews Jones conducted from December 1994 through November of 1995, with women who were actively for, or against, the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Georgia as well as his abstracts for nine of those ten interviews. Some of these interviews supplement those conducted as part of the Georgia Women's Movement Project which are located in the Special Collections Department.

Dates

  • 1993-1995

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Parts restricted; Photocopies of documents which were made at other repositories are not to be copied; researchers must contact that repository for access and reproduction information. Restrictions regarding photocopying of Jones' thesis, as with any GSU thesis, apply. Other materials unrestricted.

Biography of Jeffrey Gordon Jones

Jeffrey Gordon Jones was born 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned a bachelor's degree (1979) in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology; a masters's degree (1986) in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and bachelor's and master's degrees (1993; 1995) in history from Georgia State University. In August 1995 he began to work on a Master of Divinity degree at Emory University.

Jones has worked as a software engineer and a research scientist (1979-1992) and as a part-time instructor in the History Department at Georgia State University (September 1995-March 1996). Jones was active in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta where he served as a lay minister. He also served as the Emotional Fitness Coordinator (1992-1995) for Shallowford Garden Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia where he enabled residents to care for their emotional needs through the establishment of a bilingual newsletter, social activities, money management counseling, etc. Jones is currently a practicing minister in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is married to Carol Louise Buffum, an attorney and mediator.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Jeffrey Gordon Jones has worked as a software engineer and a research scientist (1979-1992) and as a part-time instructor in the History Department at Georgia State University (September 1995-March 1996). The Jeffrey G. Jones Collection consists of research materials collected by Jones from 1993 to 1995 in the process of writing his thesis, Georgia and the ERA, for his master's degree in history at Georgia State University.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Jeffrey G. Jones, December 1995.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project (W008)

Processing Information

Processed by E. Lee Elzroth at the file level, 1996.
Title
Jeffrey Gordon Jones:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2005: Electronic finding aid created by Morna Gerrard.
  • 2005: EAD edited by Amanda Brown.
  • 2007: EAD edited by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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