JONES, GEORGE B. (GEORGE BROMFIELD), 1895-1980.
George B. and Helen A. Jones papers, 1921-1983

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:/25593/99pgx


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jones, George B. (George Bromfield), 1895-1980.
Title: George B. and Helen A. Jones papers, 1921-1983
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1178
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes) and 5 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Papers of African American couple and Cambridge, Massachusetts residents George and Helen Jones including correspondence, printed material, notebooks, photographs, and other personal documents. George Jones served in the 3rd Battalion, 372nd Infantry Massachusetts National Guard band during the 1940s and 1950s.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Source

Gift, 2011.

Citation

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

Processing

Processed by Laura L. Carroll, April 2011.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

George Bromfield Jones (March 3, 1895-January 1980) and Helen Ashe Jones (March 10, 1900-July 26, 1992) were members of the St. Bartholomew's Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They were married in 1927. George Jones was born in Jamaica and was naturalized as a United States citizen in 1942. In addition to serving in the Massachusetts National Guard, 372nd Regiment, Company L, and playing clarinet in the 3rd Battalion, 372nd Infantry Massachusetts National Guard band, George Jones worked at Liggett's Pharmacy for most of his career. Jones was also active in various African American fraternal organizations, including the Free and Accepted Masons and the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of George and Helen Jones from 1921-1983. The papers consist of correspondence, printed material, notebooks, photographs, and other personal documents. The bulk of the correspondence is between both Helen and George Jones and family members who remained in Jamaica. Much of the printed material documents the Jones' involvement in St. Bartholomew's Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Other material documents George Jones' involvement in the National Guard, including enlistment records, discharge papers, and photographs of his regiment band. Personal documents include some financial records, naturalization papers, and notebooks in which George Jones kept track of daily activities and drafts of outgoing correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Address books
1 2 Bank records, 1944, 1959
1 3 Bible, George Bromfield Jones
1 4 Book, The Armed Forces Prayer Book [inscribed to George Jones, 1951]
1 5 Book, The Manual for Privates of Infantry of the Organized Militia of the United States, 1909
1 6 Confirmation certificate, Helen Ashe Jones, St. Bartholomew's Church, 1945
1 7 Contract, Fire Detection Services of Massachusetts, 1963
1 8 Correspondence, undated
1 9 Correspondence, 1926-1927
1 10 Correspondence, 1940s
1 11 Correspondence, 1950s
1 12 Correspondence, 1960s
2 1 Correspondence, 1970s
2 2 Correspondence, 1980s
2 3 Discharge papers, George Bromfield Jones, 1952
2 4 Enlistment records, National Guard of the United States, George Bromfield Jones, 1925-1940
2 5 Fraternal organizations: Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Zion Lodge, No. 15, By-laws, 1971
2 6 Fraternal organizations: Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World, Pocahontas Lodge, No. 129, visiting cards, 1921-1926
2 7 Naturalization certificate, George Bromfield Jones, April 21, 1942
2 8 Notebook, George Bromfield Jones, contains daily activities and drafts of correspondence, 1970s
2 9 Notebook, George Bromfield Jones, contains drafts of correspondence, 1970s
OP1 Photograph, Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet, 1908-1958, St. Bartholomew's Protestant Episcopal Church, and 25th Anniversary of Ordination of Kenneth DeP Hughes, May 20, 1958
OP2 Photograph, Free and Accepted Masons, Mt. Zion Lodge, No. 15, circa 1950s
2 10 Photograph, George Bromfield Jones, 1926
OP3 Photograph, George Bromfield Jones with the rest of 3rd Battalion, 372nd Infantry Massachusetts National Guard Band
2 11 Photographs, Helen Ashe Jones, 1926
OP4 Photograph, Testimonial Dinner in honor of Reverend Kenneth De P. Hughes, Rector, St. Bartholomew's Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 6, 1965
OP5 Photograph, unidentified banquet, undated
2 12 Photographs, unidentified individuals
2 13 Printed material, clippings of photograph featuring Jones's regimental band, circa 1950s
2 14 Printed material, clippings about St. Bartholomew's Church (Cambridge, Massachusetts), 1960s-1970s
2 15 Printed material, Liggett Showcase, newsletter, March 1952 [features blurb on George Jones, p. 8]
2 16 Printed material, material about Jamaica
2 17 Printed material, Mid-Century Cambridge, 1950 Annual Report, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 18 Report, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Massachusetts, 1940
2 19 St. Bartholomew's Church (Cambridge, Massachusetts), correspondence and printed material, 1978-1983
2 20 Tax return, 1971
2 21 Wedding invitation, Helen Ashe and George Bromfield Jones, 1927
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