JONES, JOSEPH W. (JOSEPH WEST), 1912-2005.
Joseph W. Jones papers, 1912-2005 (bulk 1947-2003)

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zhgp

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jones, Joseph W. (Joseph West), 1912-2005.
Title: Joseph W. Jones papers, 1912-2005 (bulk 1947-2003)
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1003
Extent: 42.25 linear feet (81 boxes), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and 14 bound volumes (BV)
Abstract:Papers of Joseph W. Jones, former senior vice-president of the Coca-Cola Company, including reading files, subject files, personal papers, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Special restrictions apply: Selected files in Series 2 are restricted.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2004.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Joseph W. Jones papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Randy Gue and team, February 28, 2010.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joseph W. Jones was born on October 9, 1912 in Georgetown, Delaware. He graduated from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware in 1932. He joined the Coca-Cola Export Corporation and transferred over to a job at the Coca-Cola Company two years later. Robert W. Woodruff, the head of the Coca-Company Company, chose Jones to be his assistant in 1946. Over the next four decades, Jones worked as Woodruff's chief of staff and his executive aide. During this time, he played an indispensible role in Woodruff's daily life. Woodruff referred to Jones as his "most trusted business associate."

Because of Woodruff's trust, Jones became the chairman of Woodruff's Trebor (Robert spelled backwards) Foundation in 1972. He was also appointed the chair of two other related charitable organizations: the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation and the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.

In addition to his duties for Woodruff, Jones was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company. He also served as a member of the company's Board of Directors. He retired officially in 1986 but continued as an advisor to the company until his death in 2005. Jones was the longest-serving employee in the history of the Coca-Cola Company.

In 1991 the trustees of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation renamed Woodruff's beloved South Georgia plantation, Ichauway, the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in honor of Jones.

Joseph W. Jones was born on October 9, 1912 in Georgetown, Delaware. He graduated from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware in 1932. He joined the Coca-Cola Export Corporation and transferred over to a job at the Coca-Cola Company two years later. Robert W. Woodruff, the head of the Coca-Company Company, chose Jones to be his assistant in 1946. Over the next four decades, Jones worked as Woodruff's chief of staff and his executive aide. During this time, he played an indispensible role in Woodruff's daily life. Woodruff referred to Jones as his "most trusted business associate."

Because of Woodruff's trust, Jones became the chairman of Woodruff's Trebor (Robert spelled backwards) Foundation in 1972. He was also appointed the chair of two other related charitable organizations: the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation and the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.

In addition to his duties for Woodruff, Jones was promoted to Senior Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company. He also served as a member of the company's Board of Directors. He retired officially in 1986 but continued as an advisor to the company until his death in 2005. Jones was the longest-serving employee in the history of the Coca-Cola Company.

In 1991 the trustees of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation renamed Woodruff's beloved South Georgia plantation, Ichauway, the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in honor of Jones.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Joseph W. Jones from 1912-2005. The papers include reading files, subject files and photographs. The collection documents Jones' relationship with Robert W. Woodruff, his work at the Coca-Cola Company, and his work on several local charitable foundations.

The reading files (Series 1) consist of copies of Jones' outgoing correspondence from 1969-2003. This series also contains many letters Jones wrote for Robert W. Woodruff's signature. The subject files (Series 2) contains general and family correspondence, printed material, and unpublished documents about people, businesses, institutions and organizations important to Joseph W. Jones. The personal papers (Series 3) include certificates and report cards that document Jones' time in school. The photographs series (Series 4) includes photographs of Joseph W. Jones, his family, his friends, and his associates. The audiovisual materials (Series 5) contain audio and video recordings collected by Joseph W. Jones.

Organization note

Organized into four series: (1) Reading files, (2) Subject files, (3) Personal papers (4) Photographs, and (5) Audiovisual.


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