Jones, Nathan L. Scrapbook, 1922-1974

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation
Title:
Nathan L. Jones Scrapbook
Collection No.:
SC 0127
Date:
1922-1974
Extent:
1 scrapbook, .3 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Nathan L. Jones Scrapbook, 1922-1974, consists of photographs, drawings, letters, and legal documents pertaining to the life and experiences of Nathan L. Jones, retired district highway equipment superintendent of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Nathan L. Jones Scrapbook, 1922-1974, SC 0127, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Nathan Leigh Jones (1907-1989), a native of Smithfield, Virginia, served the Commonwealth of Virginia for more than five decades with the Department of Highways and Transportation. Jones began his career in 1923 as a member of a road construction crew in the Suffolk District. In 1928, he was promoted to a mechanic in the Suffolk shop. After marrying Della Marion Stidley in 1937, Jones was assigned to the Staunton District where he dedicated the remainder of his professional career. The only interruption to Jones' service with the Department of Highways and Transportation came in 1942 when he joined the Army; he served for three years. Jones retired in 1974, after 51 years of service, as district highway equipment superintendent.

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Scope and Content

The Nathan L. Jones Scrapbook, 1922-1974, is comprised of one bound scrapbook measuring 12 x 11 x 1 ½ inches. The scrapbook, compiled by Jones' colleagues at the Department of Highways and Transportation and presented to him upon his retirement, consists of photographs, drawings, congratulatory letters, and legal documents pertaining to the life and experiences of Nathan L. Jones. The scrapbook has a brown faux leather cover with Jones' name embossed on the front cover. The items in the scrapbook are placed on adhesive pages with clear plastic overlays. The contents are arranged in chronological order and chronicle the major events of Jones' life including adolescence, military service, and his career with the Department of Highways and Transportation.

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Arrangement

The scrapbook is housed in one oversize Hollinger box. The scrapbook is bound and the contents remain in their original chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Special Collections by Dale Harter in January 2009.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Scrapbooks
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs

Subject

  • Virginia. Department of Highways and Transportation
  • Roads -- Virginia -- History
  • Roads -- Virginia -- Maintenance and repair
  • Roads -- Virginia -- Design and construction
  • Transportation -- Virginia -- History

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Nathan L. Jones Scrapbook, 1922-1974 box 1 folder 1