Jones, Nancy Bondurant Papers, 1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007) *JMU Papers*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Jones, Nancy Bondurant
Title:
Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers
Collection No.:
SC 0192
Date:
1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007)
Extent:
19 boxes, 6.53 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers, 1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007), document the career and personal life of local teacher and writer Nancy Bondurant Jones. The collection mainly consists of research subject files, newspapers and clippings, correspondence, ephemera, speeches, and business and organizational documents. Also included are responses and letters from JMU alumni and Presidents Burruss, Duke, and Miller that Jones acquired during her research for Rooted on Bluestone Hill.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers, 1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007), SC 0192, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Nancy Bondurant Jones (1930-2017) was a well-known writer and historian in the Shenandoah Valley. She was born to Dr. Charles H. and Therma Barclay Bondurant in Roanoke. In 1956, she married Phillip Lawrence Jones, who passed away in 1979. She had two daughters, three sons, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren at the time of her death in December 2017.

Jones began her extensive teaching and writing career by getting her Bachelor of Arts at Shepherd College in West Virginia in 1953. Beyond Shepherd, she did additional work at George Washington University, University of Maryland, James Madison University, and University of Virginia. She also received fellowships from the University of Virginia and American University.

After twenty-nine years of teaching at schools in Montgomery County, Maryland and in Rockingham County at Elkton and Turner Ashby high schools, Jones spent the reminder of her career as a freelance writer. Her writing extended across newspapers, journals, speeches, and published books. Some of her most notable writing was done for the local newspaper, the Daily News-Record in which she wrote a weekly column, "Remembrances," for eleven years based on personal memories supported with historical fact. After completing her writing for the DNR, she went on to contribute columns and articles to the Staunton-based paper eightyone, and to JMU's Montpelier magazine. Jones also penned over a dozen books for various local businesses and organizations. Some notable titles include: Rooted on Bluestone Hill: A History of James Madison University (2004), Called to Care: A History of the Nursing Program at Rockingham Memorial Hospital (2004), and Ageless Legacy: A History of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (2004), all of which were nominated for the Library of Virginia's outstanding non-fiction award.

Outside of her writing career, Jones was active in the local and statewide community. In 1983, she ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates District 27. She was also the former president of the Harrisonburg Pilot Club, the Rockingham Country Teacher's Association, and the Shenandoah Branch of the National Association of American Pen Women. Beyond these organizations, Jones served on the boards of Greater Madison at JMU, the Sorenson Institute, and the Arts Council of the Valley. Personally, she was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and opened one of the first bed and breakfasts in the area in the mid-1980s.

For her extensive work through teaching, writing, and community involvement Jones was given a few honors including being cited in the 1989/1990 edition of Who's Who in American Education and being named Women of the Year in 2000 by the Working Women's Forum.

In addition to all this work, Jones also worked at JMU for eight years. After retiring from teaching English at Turner Ashby High School in 1989, Jones began working for JMU in former President Dr. Ronald E. Carrier's office as the social events coordinator for Carrier and his wife, Edith. Soon she began writing Dr. Carrier's speeches and other documents as requested.In the early 1990s, Dr. Carrier commissioned her to write a book on the history of JMU that would appeal to a general audience. This book, Rooted on Bluestone Hill, was published in 2004.

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Scope and Content

The Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers, 1909-2011 (bulk 1991-2007), consist of 19 boxes and 6.53 cubic feet of materials primarily consisting of research subject files, newspapers and clippings, correspondence, ephemera, speeches, and business and organizational documents. The bulk of the papers correspond to Shenandoah Valley and Virginia history, although some of the papers relate to national history including historical events like the Los Angeles Riots and women's suffrage. Other topics, like cancer or cars, are broader in scope. The collection also includes responses, forms, and letters from JMU alumni, faculty emeriti, and former university presidents that Jones acquired during her research for Rooted on Bluestone Hill. Arranged in two series, there is overlap in some instances between the two. The original, intended arrangement from the creator has been maintained where possible. Changes to the arrangement include alphabetizing where needed, slight changes to folder titles when necessary, and interfiling loose papers with existing files.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series:

1: Subject Files, 1909-2010

2: Personal Papers, 1979-2011

Series 1: Subject Files is arranged alphabetically. Series 2: Personal Papers is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

Converted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl.Updated by Tracy S. Harter and Geraldine P. SuterReprocessed and updated by Selena St. Andre 2013-11-21May 2007January 2018

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

A small portion of the collection related to her work on Rooted on Bluestone Hill was donated by Nancy Bondurant Jones in 2004. The bulk of the collection was donated by Martin Jones and Randy Jones, Nancy's sons, in May 2017.

Other Formats Available

All media items are pending processing and reformatting. Media items include floppy disks containing Jones's articles and other written documents as well as cassette and microcassette tapes that mainly appear to be interviews that Jones conducted with Dr. Ronald E. Carrier, Lucille Smead, Harry Caplinger, and others.

Appraisal Information

Due to duplication in the Daily News-Record and other periodicals, a collection of scrapbooks containing exclusively newspaper clippings of Jones's articles was returned to the donors.

Processing Information

The initial accession of the Nancy Bondurant Jones Papers was processed by former Special Collections Librarian Chris Bolgiano in March 2005. The 2017 donation that comprises the bulk of the collection was combined with the original accession. The collection, as a whole, was donated in good condition and required minimal preservation work. The preservation work that was done included removing tape and rusty staples or paperclips from the papers. Loose papers have been interfiled with corresponding subject files. Duplicate items in the collection were discarded. Any Social Security Numbers in the collection were redacted and the original documents discarded. Education records for the Shenandoah Electric Company Scholarship have been removed. It appeared as if Jones was a reader for the scholarship applications. All documents of a personal nature, specifically financial and medical, were returned to the donors. The original arrangement of the collection has been maintained where possible. Books have been cataloged separately. Some loose items found in books have been interfiled in related folders. All these items are identified in their corresponding folders. All media items are pending processing and reformatting.

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. The 2004 portion of this collection was previously cataloged as SC 5013.

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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Related Materials

Separated Material

All published monographs have been cataloged individually and placed in Special Collections' rare book collection.

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Printed Ephemera
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Articles
  • Research (documents)
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Speeches (Documents)
  • Photographs

Subject

  • Marable, Eleanor Beatrice, 1893-1982
  • Burruss, Julian Ashby, 1876-1947
  • Gifford, Walter J
  • Keezell, George Bernard, 1854-1931
  • Carrier, Ronald E
  • Carrier, Michael L
  • McNallie, Robyn M
  • Whitman, Richard F
  • State Normal and Industrial School for Women (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
  • State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- History
  • Madison College -- History
  • James Madison University -- History
  • Education, Higher -- Virginia -- Harrisonburg -- History
  • College students -- Manners and customs
  • Curriculum change -- History -- 20th century
  • Teachers colleges -- History
  • Universities and colleges -- Virginia -- History

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Bibliography

Obituary for Nancy Bondurant Jones, Daily News-Record, December 14, 2017.

Jones, Nancy B. Rooted on Blue Stone Hill: A History of James Madison University. Santa Fe, NM; Staunton, VA: Center for American Places, 2004.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Subject Files, 1909-2010 (bulk 1991-2005)

Arranged alphabetically.

Series 1: Subject Files, 1909-2010 (bulk 1991-2005), contains papers relating to research that Jones did for her professional writing. It also comprises of papers related to JMU's history, including papers from the 2004 collection, general JMU history, and files related to Dr. Carrier. The series also includes documents and ephemera from the Harrisonburg community, including the local government and local events. The topics of the files range from local to national interest.

Combined from the 2004 portion of the collection relating to Jones's research for Rooted on Bluestone Hill, the series includes responses to forms Jones sent to faculty emeriti and graduates soliciting personal experiences and memories for the book, plus a few older items that respondents sent her. These include several letters by Dr. Julian Burruss, the first president of the university, to Beatrice Marable, the first student applicant at the new school in 1909, and the text of a speech Ms. Marable gave in 1945. Items from Presidents Duke and Miller are also included in the 2004 portion of the collection. Interviews concerning the conflicts between Dr. Carrier and faculty over the curriculum in the 1990s, a short memoir by Dr. Carrier, and an interview with Dr. Carrier's son, Michael are incorporated into the collection as well.

Title/Description Instances
1864: The Valley Aflame Newspaper, 2004 box 1 folder 1
1927, undated box 1 folder 2
1950s, 1992, undated box 1 folder 3
1960s-1970s, 1992, undated box 1 folder 4
1990s Overview Decade, 1990, 1994, 1995 box 1 folder 5
1992 + First Night, 1992-1994, undated box 1 folder 6
1993-94, 1993-1994 box 1 folder 7
1997, 1997 box 1 folder 8
A David, undated box 1 folder 9
AAUW [American Association of University Women], 1992 box 1 folder 10
ABC + Moonshine, 1996, undated box 1 folder 11
Adoption Search, undated box 1 folder 12
Ads, undated box 1 folder 13
AIDS, 1992 box 1 folder 14
Airships, undated box 1 folder 15
Alzheimer's, undated box 1 folder 16
American Dream Unraveled, 1992 box 1 folder 17
Arboretum, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, undated box 1 folder 18
Architecture, 1995, undated box 1 folder 19
Architecture, undated box 1 folder 20
Art/Artists, 1992 box 1 folder 21
Aunt Era, 1993, undated box 1 folder 22
Automobiles, 1993 box 1 folder 23
B. Marable, 1909-1957, undated box 1 folder 24
Baseball - Rockingham County Baseball League, 1984-1987,1990, 1996, undated box 1 folder 25
Bed and Breakfast Articles, 1992, undated box 1 folder 26
Bennett, Elizabeth & Jesse, 1995, undated box 1 folder 27
Berry, Dave, 1996 box 2 folder 1
Bible Women, 1991, 1999, undated box 2 folder 2
Bingham, Caleb George, undated box 2 folder 3
Black Americans, 2009, undated box 2 folder 4
To Black Freedom by W.M Good, undated box 2 folder 5
Blacksmiths - Fred Fisher, undated box 2 folder 6
Blizzard '96 & Others, 1996, undated box 2 folder 7
Boating - Shenandoah & James River, 1994, undated box 2 folder 8
Boyd, Belle, 1991, undated box 2 folder 9
Boys Band - Harrisonburg, undated box 2 folder 10
Bradley Foundry, undated box 2 folder 11
Brass Bands - Timberville & Others, 1994, undated box 2 folder 12
Bridgewater, 1992 - 1995 box 2 folder 13
Brown, Nellie, undated box 2 folder 14
Brunk, 1994, undated box 2 folder 15
Byrd, John, undated box 2 folder 16
Cancer, 1991, 1993, undated box 2 folder 17
Carpenter Family, 1993, undated box 2 folder 18
Dr. Ronald E. Carrier, 1997-2000, undated box 2 folder 19
Carrier Speeches, 2006, undated box 2 folder 20
Cars, 1991, 1994, undated box 2 folder 21
Caves, 1998, undated box 2 folder 22
Center for American Places, 2001, 2002, 2005 box 2 folder 23
Chamber of Commerce/ Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1993-1995, undated box 2 folder 24
Charles Wynes, 1980, 2006-2007, undated box 3 folder 1
Chestnut, 1991, 1992, undated box 3 folder 2
Children's Home and Orphanages, 1994, undated box 3 folder 3
Christ the King, 2005, undated box 3 folder 4
Christmas Letters & Menus, 1991, 1992, undated box 3 folder 5
Churches, 1990, undated box 3 folder 6
Civil War, 1991, 1995-1997, undated box 3 folder 7
Clark, Henry, undated box 3 folder 8
Clubs, 1997, 1998 box 3 folder 9
Colonial Life (Punishment), undated box 3 folder 10
Columns - DNR, 1990, 1991, 1998, undated box 3 folder 11
Comics - Hobbs, 1995 box 3 folder 12
Contests, 1994, 1995 box 3 folder 13
Copyright Info, 2001, 2002, undated box 3 folder 14
Country Stores, undated box 3 folder 15
Crossroads - EMU, 1994, 1995, undated box 3 folder 16
Culebra/Puerto Rica, 1994, undated box 3 folder 17
Daily News Leader: 1900s A Century of Change, 1999, 2000 box 4 folder 1
Daily News Record Newspaper, 1921, 1922 box 4 folder 2
Daily News Record: 20th Century Look Back, 1999, 2005 box 4 folder 3
Dam - Rawley, 1993, 1994, undated box 4 folder 4
Dating, 1992, undated box 4 folder 5
Dayton, 1990, 1992, undated box 4 folder 6
Dayton - Civil War, undated box 4 folder 7
Dayton Learning Center, 1994, undated box 4 folder 8
D.C. National Guard - MISC History - Mike Berger, undated box 4 folder 9
D-Day, 1994, undated box 4 folder 10
Death with Dignity, undated box 4 folder 11
Desert Storm Operation - War (following Operation Desert Shield), 1991, undated box 4 folder 12
Disasters, 1996, undated box 4 folder 13
Dogs, 1994, undated box 4 folder 14
The Donning Company, 1990, undated box 4 folder 15
Doris Dean, undated box 4 folder 16
Dry River/ Gum Run, 1991, undated box 4 folder 17
Earhart and Female Pilots, 1993 box 4 folder 18
Easter, undated box 4 folder 19
Eastern Mennonite School & College, 1992, 1994, undated box 4 folder 20
Eaton Vance Financial, 2003 box 5 folder 1
Edison, Thomas Alva, 1993, 1996 box 5 folder 2
Education - Hist., undated box 5 folder 3
Education - Today, 1992, undated box 5 folder 4
Eightyone Newspapers, 2001, 2002 box 5 folder 5
Elkton, 1988, 1995 box 5 folder 6
Email Chains, 2000, 2001 box 5 folder 7
Emory, Bertha, undated box 5 folder 8
English, Commentaries On, 1980, 1986-1987, 1995, undated box 5 folder 9
Episcopal Church & Bishop Madison, undated box 5 folder 10
ERA, 1978, undated box 5 folder 11
Faculty Emeritus, 1996 box 5 folder 12
Farming/ Kemper Jarrels, 1991, undated box 5 folder 13
Farrell, Richard, 1989, undated box 5 folder 14
Fires, 1990, 1993, undated box 5 folder 15
First Ladies of VA/ The Constitution, 2006, 2008 box 5 folder 16
Fishing, 1994, 1995, undated box 5 folder 17
Flogging & Other Legal Punishment, 1994, undated box 5 folder 18
Floods, 1990-1995, undated box 5 folder 19
Floral Arrangements, 2001 box 5 folder 20
Folklore - Shenandoah Valley, 1992, undated box 5 folder 21
Following Directions + "Friday Afternoons", 1973, undated box 5 folder 22
Football, 2006, undated box 5 folder 23
Fort Laramie Scout, 1993 box 5 folder 24
Fredrickson, Edna/ Otto, 1993, undated box 5 folder 25
Gatewood/ Geronimo, 1993, undated box 6 folder 1
Genman, G.E, 1992, undated box 6 folder 2
Gibbons, Josephine, undated box 6 folder 3
Girl Scouts, 1994 box 6 folder 4
Graduates, 1993-1997, undated box 6 folder 5
Graduates - Memoirs, 1916, 1923-1924, 1975, 1993-1996, undated box 6 folder 6
Grant Info, 1991-1994, undated box 6 folder 7
Grottos, 1992 box 6 folder 8
Halloween + Ghost Tales, 1988, 1991 box 6 folder 9
Harrison, Daniel, 1994, 1995 box 6 folder 10
Harrisonburg Downtown, 1982-2002, undated box 6 folder 11
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Guide, 1999 box 6 folder 12
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, 1992, 1993, undated box 6 folder 13
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Newsletters, 2004-2010 box 6 folder 14
Hartman, 1994, undated box 6 folder 15
Health Care, undated box 6 folder 16
Herblock + Hobbs Comic, 1995 box 6 folder 17
Historic Homes, 1992, 1993, undated box 6 folder 18
Historical Society: '89, '90, '91, 1990-1996, undated box 6 folder 19
Hoboes, 1995 box 6 folder 20
Hoboes, 2006 box 6 folder 21
Holidays, 1983, 1994, undated box 7 folder 1
Hosteller Drug Store, 2009, undated box 7 folder 2
Hotel Roanoke & Jefferson, 1992, 1994, undated box 7 folder 3
Hughes/ Williamson Pharmacy, 1993, undated box 7 folder 4
Hunting, 1992-1993, undated box 7 folder 5
Hymns, undated box 7 folder 6
Indians, 1993, 1995, undated box 7 folder 7
Jackson River Case, 1995 box 7 folder 8
The Jefferson Hotel, 1995, undated box 7 folder 9
JMU, 2004, 2006 box 7 folder 10
JMU Basketball, 1996, 1997, undated box 7 folder 11
JMU Extras - use 2nd printing, 1931, 1998, 2004, undated box 7 folder 12
JMU-Related Columns, 1994-1996, undated box 7 folder 13
Jones, General + Malinda Rice + Others, undated box 7 folder 14
Jones, N.B. Miscellaneous, 1917, 1943, 1952-1957 box 7 folder 15
Jones Williams Gabriel, undated box 7 folder 16
Keezletown/McGaheysville, 1992, undated box 7 folder 17
Kelly, Brain C. Best Little Stories, 1995, 1996 box 7 folder 18
Kennedy Newspaper, 1995 box 7 folder 19
Knitting, 1995, 2002, 2005-2008, undated box 7 folder 20
Lackawanna/ Riverton, 2002, 2004, undated box 7 folder 21
L.A. Riots 1992, 1965, 1992 box 7 folder 22
Law Enforcement/ Police Sheriffs, undated box 7 folder 23
Lee, Robert E. - Mother, undated box 7 folder 24
Lincolns, 1995 box 7 folder 25
Lindbergh, 2004, undated box 7 folder 26
Local History - MISC, 1973, 1996-2001, undated box 8 folder 1
Lottery, 1993 box 8 folder 2
Madison, Bishop James, 2007, undated box 8 folder 3
Magazines/ NAACP, 1977, 1998, 2006 box 8 folder 4
Malls, 1992 box 8 folder 5
Mark Warner, etc, 2001, undated box 8 folder 6
Mary Draper Ingles + Hochstetler Massacres, 1990, 1996, 1997, undated box 8 folder 7
Matthew Fontaine Maury, 1994, undated box 8 folder 8
McDaniel Brothers - Shenandoah Valley Drywall, 1994, undated box 8 folder 9
McGaheysville/ Keezeltown, undated box 8 folder 10
MCV - Sanger, William T., 1996 box 8 folder 11
Medal of Honor, 1982, 1990, undated box 8 folder 12
Memorials, 1993, undated box 8 folder 13
Mennonites, 2005, undated box 8 folder 14
Merck, 1990, 1991, undated box 8 folder 15
Mercy House, 1991, 1993, undated box 8 folder 16
Mills & Agriculture, undated box 8 folder 17
MISC, 1990-1992, 1996, undated box 8 folder 18
MISC - Local History, 2008, 2009, undated box 8 folder 19
MISC - need to keep + medical growth + changes to book, 1996, undated box 8 folder 20
Monticello, 2005 box 8 folder 21
Monticello/ Michie Tavern/ Montpelier, 1993, 1999, 2005, undated box 9 folder 1
Mosby, 1986, 1994, undated box 9 folder 2
Mount Clinton School, 1956, 1991, 1992, undated box 9 folder 3
Mount Crawford, 1992 box 9 folder 4
NAACP, 2006 box 9 folder 5
NAACP, 2008 box 9 folder 6
Names, 1991, undated box 9 folder 7
Names of Local Interest, 1990, undated box 9 folder 8
Naylor, Phyllis, 1993-1995, undated box 9 folder 9
NetMusic Works (Rain), 2008 box 9 folder 10
Newspapers, 1996, 2006, undated box 9 folder 11
New York, undated box 9 folder 12
Nielson Construct[ion], 2001, undated box 9 folder 13
Obaugh, Wallace, 1990, undated box 9 folder 14
Olympics, undated box 9 folder 15
Oxfam, 1992, undated box 9 folder 16
Pakyar Interview Notes, undated box 9 folder 17
Paul, Jane, 1975, 1991-1993, 1997, undated box 9 folder 18
Peaks of Otter, undated box 9 folder 19
People: MISC, 1989-1991, undated box 9 folder 20
Pershing, General John S., undated box 9 folder 21
Peter Heneberger - DNR Column 509 - June 5, 2001, undated box 9 folder 22
Photographs & Images - JMU Historic, 1909-1945, 1970-1996, undated box 9 folder 23
Photos, 1943, undated box 9 folder 24
Political Photos, undated box 9 folder 25
P.O. + MISC, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, undated box 9 folder 26
Possible Columns 1, 1991-1996, 2006-2009, undated box 10 folder 1
Possible Columns 2, 1991-1996, 2006-2009, undated box 10 folder 2
P.O.W.'s, 1987, 1993, 2008, undated box 10 folder 3
Presidents, 1993-1998, undated box 10 folder 4
Quota Club, 1992 box 10 folder 5
Quotes, 2002, undated box 10 folder 6
Radio/ TV WSVA, 1995-1996, undated box 10 folder 7
Radio Workshop Presentation, 1980-1981 box 10 folder 8
Railroads, 1916, 1997, undated box 10 folder 9
Reed, Walter, undated box 10 folder 10
Restaurants - Friddle's, 1997, undated box 10 folder 11
Rice, John, undated box 10 folder 12
RMH MISC, 1973, 2005 box 10 folder 13
Roads - Valley (Turnpikes), 1997, undated box 10 folder 14
Rockingham Construction, 1985, undated box 10 folder 15
Rockingham County, 1997, undated box 10 folder 16
Rockingham Country Correspondence, 1995, undated box 10 folder 17
Rockingham County - Early Settlers (German) + Penn., 1993, undated box 10 folder 18
Romance & Crime, 1998, undated box 10 folder 19
Rotary, 1971, 1993-1996, undated box 11 folder 1
Sally Tompkins, 1986, 1987, 1990-1991, 2006, undated box 11 folder 2
Salvation Army, 1980-1982, 1987-1991, undated box 11 folder 3
Schools, 1956, 1990-1997, undated box 11 folder 4
Service Clubs - Exchange, Rotary, Kiwanis, 1996, 1997, undated box 11 folder 5
Seven Wonders of Ancient World, undated box 11 folder 6
Sharing &Seminarian - Mennonite Mutual Aid & Eastern Mennonite University, 1993-1995, undated box 11 folder 7
Shenandoah Bicentennial, 1972 box 11 folder 8
Shenandoah Valley Business Journal, 1994, undated box 11 folder 9
Shenandoah Valley Electric Coop., 2004-2005, undated box 11 folder 10
Shenandoah Valley Highways, 1995 box 11 folder 11
Shenandoah Women, 1998, undated box 11 folder 12
Sherman, Elizabeth, 1989 box 11 folder 13
Showalter, Galen - Notes, 1991, undated box 11 folder 14
Showker, Zane, 2004 box 11 folder 15
Singers/ Dancers, Writers, 1991 box 11 folder 16
Singers Glen, 1994, undated box 11 folder 17
Sipe, George E.: Civil War, undated box 11 folder 18
Smith, Colonel Abraham, 1722-1783, undated box 11 folder 19
Smith House, 2005, undated box 11 folder 20
State Parks, 2006, undated box 12 folder 1
Staunton - MISC, 2001, 2002, undated box 12 folder 2
Staunton + Wilson, 2004, undated box 12 folder 3
Stuart, Sally (ECW), undated box 12 folder 4
Suffrage (19th Amendment), 1995, undated box 12 folder 5
Superstitions, 1988-1989, undated box 12 folder 6
Suter's Handcrafted Furniture, undated box 12 folder 7
Swartzendruber, undated box 12 folder 8
Teaching, undated box 12 folder 9
Theaters, 1991-1995, undated box 12 folder 10
Tide Springs, 2009, undated box 12 folder 11
Toll Roads, 1991, undated box 12 folder 12
Trains, undated box 12 folder 13
Turkey Festival, undated box 12 folder 14
"Tweetsie" - Narrow Gauge Railroad Rockingham County, 1996, undated box 12 folder 15
UFO's, undated box 12 folder 16
Valiant Virginians, undated box 12 folder 17
VA Theaters, undated box 12 folder 18
VFH Views, 2008, 2009 box 12 folder 19
Violence, 1994 box 12 folder 20
Virginia: First in the Heart of the Nation, undated box 13 folder 1
Virginia Historical Society, 1991, 1993-1995, 1998, 2008 box 13 folder 2
VMRC, 2004, 2005, undated box 13 folder 3
Walking Tours, 1994, undated box 13 folder 4
Warren County High Schools, undated box 13 folder 5
Wars - Vietnams' Notes, 1994, undated box 13 folder 6
Watkins, Evelyn, 1994, undated box 13 folder 7
Wayland, John Walter, undated box 13 folder 8
Weather, 1990, 1993, undated box 13 folder 9
West Virginia, 1994 box 13 folder 10
Working Women's Forum, 1999-2005, undated box 13 folder 11
Writers, 1990 box 13 folder 12
WWII, 2000, undated box 13 folder 13
WWII + 1940s, 1992, 1997, undated box 13 folder 14
WWII: Conscientious Objectors, 1992, 1994 box 13 folder 15
WWII: Diehl, Co. C., 2001, undated box 13 folder 16
WWII: German P.O.W.s: Wehrmacht Autumns, 2001, undated box 14 folder 1
WWII - P.O.W.s, 2001, undated box 14 folder 2
Zenda - Al Jenkins, 2003-2005, 2008-2010, undated box 14 folder 3
Zigler, 1990, undated box 14 folder 4

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Series 2: Personal Papers, 1979-2011 (bulk 1992-2007)

Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically.

Series 2: Personal Papers, 1979-2011 (bulk 1992-2007), contains papers relating to Jones's professional and personal involvements. These include annotated drafts of books and articles, documents relating to institutions such as the Sorensen Institute and the National League of American Pen Women, and speeches and interviews throughout the years. All folders with number titles, such as the 100s, 200s, etc, contain selections of Daily-News Record columns authored by Jones. Many full-length drafts of her books as well as documents relating to their publication are included. In addition, a resignation-like thank you letter from Jones to Dr. Carrier is included in General Correspondence, box 17, folder 1. Media items in this series include floppy disks containing Jones's articles and other written documents as well as cassette and microcassette tapes that mainly appear to be interviews that Jones conducted with Dr. Ronald E. Carrier, Lucille Smead, Harry Caplinger, and others.

Title/Description Instances
Personal MISC + Medical, 1979-1982, undated box 15 folder 1
Rockingham Construction Company, 1987-1989, undated box 15 folder 2
Writing Lecture, 1989, 1995, 1996, undated box 15 folder 3
Vita, 1990, 1992 box 15 folder 4
Cols. 1-99, 1990, undated box 15 folder 5
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Retired Teachers' Association, 1991-1992, undated box 15 folder 6
Personal Reminisces, 1991, undated box 15 folder 7
Personal Papers for JMU, 1992-1994, 2003 box 15 folder 8
Homespun, 1992-1995, undated box 15 folder 9
Speeches, 1992-1995, 1998-2004, undated box 15 folder 10
100s, circa 1993, undated box 15 folder 11
Lessons - ICL, 1993, 1994, undated box 15 folder 12
200s, 1994-1996, undated box 16 folder 1
Interviews, 1996, 1997, undated box 16 folder 2
300s, 1996-1998, undated box 16 folder 3
Working Women's Forum: Women of the Year 2001, 1997, 2001, 2003, undated box 16 folder 4
400s, 1998-2000, undated box 16 folder 5
Sorensen Institute, 1998-2002, undated box 16 folder 6
Sorensen Institute 1, 1999-2006, undated box 16 folder 7
Sorensen Institute 2, 1999-2006, undated box 16 folder 8
General Correspondence, 2000-2005, undated box 17 folder 1
Greater Madison, 2001-2005, undated box 17 folder 2
Uncommon Women of the Commonwealth - Speech, 2001-2002, 2011, undated box 17 folder 3
500s, 2001, undated box 17 folder 4
Jeremy the wonderful/ Jeremias el curiosa, 2002, 2006-2008, undated box 17 folder 5
Family Papers, Letters, etc, 2004, 2005, undated box 17 folder 6
Working Women's Forum/ Getting to Know You, 2004, 2005, undated box 17 folder 7
Return Luck, 2004, undated box 17 folder 8
Speech for VA Writers + Contract w/ Community Foundation, 2004, undated box 17 folder 9
Yesteryear, 2005-2008, undated box 17 folder 10
Speeches - MISC, 2005-2009, undated box 17 folder 11
Photographs, 2006, 2007 box 17 folder 12
VMRC, 2006, undated box 17 folder 13
Farmer's and Merchant's Bank, 2007, undated box 17 folder 14
United Way, 2007, undated box 17 folder 15
Zenda, 2007, undated box 18 folder 1
Zenda Talks, 2007, undated box 18 folder 2
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, 2008, undated box 18 folder 3
National League of American Pen Women, 2009, undated box 18 folder 4
UVA Book Proposal, 2010, undated box 18 folder 5
Articles, undated box 18 folder 6
Banking on the Future, undated box 18 folder 7
Creative Writing, undated box 18 folder 8
My Writing - MISC, undated box 18 folder 9
Seeking Permanence on the Landscape: A History of Zenda, 1869-1930, undated box 18 folder 10
Stationary, undated box 18 folder 11
Wampler, Charles, undated box 18 folder 12
WWII, undated box 18 folder 13
Zenda Draft, undated box 18 folder 14
Media (cassettes, floppy disks), 1997, undated box 19 folder 1

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