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Guide to the Papers of Lewis Wade Jones

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A Guide to the papers at the Tuskegee University Libraries and Archives
Author:

Dana R. Chandler

Sponsor:

Arrangement and description of this collection was made possible through a NHPRC-funded collaborative grant with The University of Alabama, "Bringing Alabama's African American History to Light."

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Tuskegee University Archives

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Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying Finding aid encoded by Tuskegee University Archives, 06-05-08

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Description is in English

Guide to the Papers of Lewis Wade Jones 1939-1979

Tuskegee University Archives 2009 Tuskegee University. All rights reserved.
Processed by:
Dana R. Chandler
Date Completed:
03/27/09
Encoded by:
Dana R. Chandler.

Overview of the Collection

Repository:

Tuskegee University Archives

Creator

Electronic edition created by Dana R. Chandler

extent

size 3.67 Cubic feet 3 Series

Collection Title:

Guide to the Papers of Lewis Wade Jones

Dates:

1939-1979

Unit ID:

Collection Number 51

Access Restrictions:

Access Restrictions: Collection is unrestricted

Acquisition Information:

Acquisition Information: Tuskegee Archives, Bioethics Building, Tuskegee, Alabama

Usage Restrictions:

Usage Restrictions: Copyright: 2009 Tuskegee University

Preferred Citation:

Preferred Citation: Guide to the Papers of Lewis Wade Jones, Tuskegee University.

Processing Information:

Processing Information: Processed by Dana R. Chandler:

Completed in 2009

Scope and Content Notes

The collection consists of documents generated or received by Lewis Wade Jones while working as a professor at Tuskegee Institute and serving as director of the Tuskegee Institute Rural Development Center. The bulk of the records date between 1966 and 1979; with some dated as early as 1939. They include correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets and other miscellaneous documents. The records are potentially valuable to those interested in researching a history of sociological thought regarding the lives of rural African Americans, the history of Tuskegee Institute's Rural Development Center, or the relationship between African American Colleges and other institutes of higher learning.

History

1939 - 1979

Lewis Wade Jones was born March 13, 1910 in Cuero, Texas. He received his B.A. degree from Fisk University in 1931; an M.A. in 1939 and a Ph.D. in 1955 from Columbia University. Jones collaborated with Charles S. Johnson and John W. Work, III on the Archive of American Folk Song conducted by the Library of Congress and Fisk University from 1941-42. This study documented the folk culture of a specific community of African Americans in the Mississippi Delta region, specifically in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Jones followed this with the Fort Valley recordings in March 1943. Jones served three years in the United States Army, completing his service as a reports analyst for the domestic branch of the Bureau of Special Services, Office of War Information. He served as associate editor of the Negro Yearbook in 1952. A prolific writer and speaker, Jones contributed to a variety of journals and spoke before audiences in a number of venues. Jones was a professor of sociology and director of the Tuskegee Institute Rural Development Center from 1966 until his death in September 1979.

Sources: none

Arrangment:

Arranged into 1 accession-

51-1-11.

Source(s)

Index Terms

The papers are indexed under the following headings in the Tuskegee University Libraries online catalog. Researchers seeking materials about related subjects, persons, organizations or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Names: Lewis Wade Jones Charles Spurgeon Johnson John W. Work, III

Corporate Names: United States

Archive of American Folk Song Research on Coahoma County, Mississippi, Research on Clarksdale, Mississippi, Research on Negro Yearbook, Research on Tuskegee Institute Rural Development Center, Research on Fort Valley Project, Research on Warm Springs Foundation,

Series I: Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below.

Components in Detail

Lewis W. Jones (Vita) box box 1 folder folder 1

[Laweence D. Riddick, "The Essence of Lewis Wade Jones: The Making of a Black Sociologist", Annotated Bibliography] box box 1 folder folder 2

The Essence of Lewis Wade Jones: The Making of a Black Sociologist -LDR (drafts) box box 1 folder folder 3

Lewis Wade Jones- Bibliography (annotated) box box 1 folder folder 4

Photographs; Jones, Lewis Wade (Polk Photo) box box 1 folder folder 5

Jones, Lewis Wade d. 9-19-79 [articles, correspondence] box box 1 folder folder 6

Correspondence (General) 1967 box box 1 folder folder 7

Correspondence - Personal, Lewis W. Jones, 1968 box box 1 folder folder 8

Correspondence 1969 box box 1 folder folder 9

General Correspondence 1969 box box 1 folder folder 10

Correspondence 1970 box box 1 folder folder 11

General Correspondence 1973-74 box box 1 folder folder 12

Series II:

Corespondence 1974 box box 2 folder folder 1

Correspondence box box 2 folder folder 2

[Columbus Enquirer - Columbus Ledger, August 21, 1975] box box 2 folder folder 3

File Fuide: Project Outreach box box 2 folder folder 4

[Queen E. Shootes - "Historical Sketch of Tuskegee Institute"] box box 2 folder folder 5

[Articles and papers] box box 2 folder folder 6

Lewis W. Jones - The Agent as a Factor in the Education of Negroes in the South box box 2 folder folder 7

Pamphlets: "Informal Adoption in Black Families in Lowndes and Wilcox Counties, Alabama;" Jones; 1975 "Demgraphic Study of Negroes in Alabama;" Jones "Demography of Disadvantage in Alabama;" Jones and Williamson, 1975 box box 2 folder folder 8

[Lewis W. Jones, Keynote Address, National Sharecroppers Fund Conference, 11-14-62] box box 2 folder folder 9

Jones, Lewis "Twentieth Century Rural America" box box 2 folder folder 10

Jones, Lewis "Negro Yoth in the South" box box 2 folder folder 11

1979 Report to the Carver Foundation Board on Soc. Sci. at Tuskegee box box 3 folder folder 1

Health Needs Assessment in Five Counties of Alabama (Rough Draft) [2 Folders] box box 3 folder folder 2

Health Needs Assessment in Five Counties of Alabama (Rough Draft) box box 3 folder folder 3

Informal Adoption [1974] box box 3 folder folder 4

An Oral History of Tuskegee Inst. Pilot Training [1968-71] box box 3 folder folder 5

The Lazy Susan [1971] box box 3 folder folder 6

A Chronology and Notes and Narrations of thw Writer Relating to Aviation Development at Tuskegee - George L. Washington, 1939-1941 [2 Folders] box box 3 folder folder 7

A Chronology and Notes and Narrations of thw Writer Relating to Aviation Development at Tuskegee - George L. Washington, 1939-1941 box box 3 folder folder 8

National Center on Black Aged, Inc. 1424 K Street, NW, Suite 500 Washington DC, 20005 box box 3 folder folder 9

Dr. Handy- Colloquium [1978] box box 3 folder folder 10

Oral History- Highlander Center [1979] box box 3 folder folder 11

(Paul l. Wall) Project- Baseline Sociological Studies of Rural Communities in Macon County, Alabama [1978] box box 3 folder folder 12

(Noel A.D. Thompson) Proposal - Establishment of a Data Bank on Rural Areas for 12 States: Collection, Enumeration, Analysis, Intepretation and Presentation box box 3 folder folder 13

(Noel A.D Thompson) Analysis of Emplyment in Rural- Urban Development in Alabama: Distribution, Structure and Changing Patterns, 1962-1972 box box 3 folder folder 14

Current Involvements box box 3 folder folder 15

Current Involvements box box 3 folder folder 16

Current Involvements box box 3 folder folder 17

Current Involvements- Seal/ Cooperative Reseach Status Report on Sea/ CR FY 79 Allocation reports due: April 1, 1979 -July 1, 1979 box box 3 folder folder 18

"Democracy - Share or Shatter" Lewis W. Jones, Oct. 1954 box box 4 folder folder 1

"The Outlook for Low Income Youth in Rural Areas" Luncheon Talk, Nat'l Conf. on Prob. Rural Youth, Okla U. 9/23/63 box box 4 folder folder 2

Economic Charges and Social Consequences in teh Rural South, 1958 box box 4 folder folder 3

A Southern Answer to Booker T. Washington... Lewis W. Jones 1/7/58 box box 4 folder folder 4

Problems in the Segregated South - 1960 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Comm. box box 4 folder folder 5

A Single Turn of the Progress Spiral: Report on a Generation, The Tennessee Council on Human Relations - 1960 box box 4 folder folder 6

"Plowing the Crop Again" - Lewis W. Jones, National Sharecroppers Fund Conference 11/14/62 box box 4 folder folder 7

Growing Pains of a New Leadership, Lecture at Morehouse College, February 20, 1963 box box 4 folder folder 8

The School and the Disadvantaged Child, Address to Oak Ridge, Tenn. Teachers, August 29, 1963 box box 4 folder folder 9

Study- The Value System of Rural Low Income Families as Reflected in the Family Budget Pattern, with Particular Reference to Expenditures of Health Services - Health Information Foundation box box 4 folder folder 10

Prejudice and Politics in the U.S., Continuing Ed. Seminar, Colorado Coll. July 13-18, 1964 - L. W. Jones box box 4 folder folder 11

The Church and Mass Society - A Sociological View - 1st Unitarian, 10th Anniversary, Nashville - 10/18/64 box box 4 folder folder 12

The Role of Direct Action in Social Change in a Democracy - Institute on Social Change in Dem. Society - Okla U. 4/4/65 box box 4 folder folder 13

Extra-mural Adventures of Tuskegee Institute, Lewis W. Jones, Penn State 4/13/67 box box 4 folder folder 14

Niagara Falls Comm. Center and Girls Club, " fiamily Relationship Threads in the Fabric of Social Change" - 2/14/67 box box 4 folder folder 15

Identifying and Utilizing Human and Inst. Resources forDev. of Tea. Ed. Programs (Tea. Ed. Inst, A. & T. College) 7/27/67 box box 4 folder folder 16

The Times of Rap Brown and Russell Brown, Footnotes on Race Relations in the U.S. [1-11-68] box box 4 folder folder 17

An Overview of Rural Poverty - Lewis W. Jones box box 4 folder folder 18

Education for the Disadvantaged Adult 1968 box box 4 folder folder 19

Vantage Points for viewing the Negro College Brown Bag Luncheon, T. Inst. October 31, 1968 box box 4 folder folder 20

Stop Babbling Long Enough to Get the Message [1969] box box 4 folder folder 21

A Role for the PrivatelyOperated School in the Black Community box box 4 folder folder 22

The Plight of Black College 10/13/70 box box 4 folder folder 23

Research and Training Guides Office Copies, Hampton, Jan. 71 box box 4 folder folder 24

Elementary Social Research Discussion Guide #1 box box 4 folder folder 25

Elementary Social Research Discussion Guide #2 box box 4 folder folder 26

Elementary Social Research Discussion Guide #3 box box 4 folder folder 27

Elementary Social Research Discussion Guide #4 box box 4 folder folder 28

Speech: Resurrection of the Damned, 4-22-71, Montgomery, Ala. Association of Social and Behav. Sci. box box 5 folder folder 1

box box5 folder folder 2

Rural Research Needs [1972] box box 5 folder folder 3

Rural Development - The Tuskegee Institute Prospective [Perspective] box box 5 folder folder 4

He whom a Dream Hath Possessed [1973] box box 5 folder folder 5

Rural Development in the South - An Overview- Lewis W. Jones [1973] box box 5 folder folder 6

The Agenda Makers and Communication [1974] box box 5 folder folder 7

Unexplored Areas of Research- The Non-Metropolitan Outland box box 5 folder folder 8

Speech-Preparing An Agenda That Communicates [1975] box box 5 folder folder 9

The Traditional Black College Continuity and Change [1975] box box 5 folder folder 10

Informal Adoption- Presented at the Tuskegee- Auburn-Montgomery Home Econ. Association - October 29, 1975 box box 5 folder folder 11

A Rural Development Center -Case Study (Ala. - Miss. Socio. Assn. 10/31) box box 5 folder folder 12

"Rural America: New Focus on its Problems and Programs- 1976 box box 5 folder folder 13

Research Can Be Fun: How Can The Librarian Help?- 9/29/76, Atlanta, GA box box 5 folder folder 14

Bicentennial Research Symposium, November 11-13, 1976, Washington, DC box box 5 folder folder 15

Speech- Juvenile Delinquency In Tuskegee, Delinquent Parents, PTA Lewis Adams, January 23, 1977. box box 5 folder folder 16

E.B. Henderson, February 5, 1977 box box 5 folder folder 17

Black History: As It Relates to Agricul., Food and Watre Nutr. Ser., USDA, Atlanta 2/23/77 box box 5 folder folder 18

Administration of Delivery Systems of Local and Rural Governments, 3/31/77 Atlanta, Georgia -Public Admin. Program box box 5 folder folder 19

"Mental Health In Southern Rural Culture" Nov. 14, 1977 (Mobile, AL) box box 5 folder folder 20

Oliver Cromwell Cox, The Happy Scholar Address- Lincoln Univ., Jefferson City, Missouri, February 15, 1978 box box 5 folder folder 21

Rural America! Notalgic Fancy and Present Facts- Lewis W. Jones, Colloquium Series, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tennessee- 11/10/78 box box 5 folder folder 22

Sociological Solutions To Rural Poverty, 1978 box box 5 folder folder 23

Perspectives of Black Sociologists (Annual Sociology Club- 1978) box box 5 folder folder 24

Options for Improving the Quality of Life In Rural America, 12/3-5/78 box box 5 folder folder 25

Lewis Wade Jones- Interview By Dr. Wilbur Watson, National Black Aged- Washington, D.C. Rec'd July 1979 box box 5 folder folder 26

[Field Reports on Desegregation In the south Voting Rights And Economic Pressure By Lewis Jones and Stanley Smith] box box 5 folder folder 27

[The Changing Status of the Negro In Southern Agriculture Proceedings of Tuskegee Rural Life Conference June 18-20, 1950 by Lewis W. Jones] box box 5 folder folder 28

[ The Agent As a Factor In The Education of Negroes in the South By Lewis W. Jones] box box 5 folder folder 29

[ Manuscript: "The Cotton Community Changes" By Lewis W. Jones and Ernest E. Neal] box box 5 folder folder 30

[The Sphinx, December, 1951, Volume 37, Number 2] box box 6 folder folder 1

["The Hinterland Reconsidered" By Lewis W. Jones box box 6 folder folder 2

[The Negro Farmer" Lewis W. Jones] box box 6 folder folder 3

["Current History," November, 1958] box box 6 folder folder 4

[ "Negro Youth in the South" By Lewis W. Jones] box box 6 folder folder 5

["Desegregation of Public Education in Alabama" Lewis W. Jones] box box 6 folder folder 6

[ The Journal of Educational Sociology, February, 1959] box box 6 folder folder 7

[Rural Research Needs by Lewis W. Jones] box box 6 folder folder 8

[Demography of Disadvantage in Tennessee, September 1, 1973] box box 6 folder folder 9

[Demography of Disadvantage In Alabama] box box 6 folder folder 10

[ Informal Adoption in Black Families in Lowndes And Wilcox Counties, Alabama] box box 6 folder folder 11

[ Program from Women's Studie Program Conference April 2-7, 1979, Bennett College- Greensboro, North Carolina] box box 6 folder folder 12

[Research In the Humanities And Social Sciences, Volume IV, 1976-77] box box 6 folder folder 13

a Study of the Value System of Rural Low Income Families as Reflected in Family Budget Pattern, L. W. Jones, et [al]. box box 6 folder folder 14

Education of the Negro Child in Alabama and in Macon Coutny. box box 6 folder folder 15

[The Influence of Student Demonstrations on Southern Negro Colleges, Part I,II,III. Lewis W. Jones and Paul B. Foreman box box 6 folder folder 17

Problems and Special Needs of Youth (Negro) in Rural Areas-Nat[ional] Con[gress] on Problems of Rural Youth in 9-23-63. box box 6 folder folder 18

[The American Negro College, 1968, Lewis Jones box box 7 folder folder 1

The Hinterland, Agri-Business and the Small Industry- Rural Living Complex, 1968,Lewis W. Jones box box 7 folder folder 2

Colleges Predominantly Attended By Afro-American Students Face the 1970s box box 7 folder folder 3

Potential Socio-Economic Impact of Land Acquisition Project on Neighboring Small Farms box box 7 folder folder 4

The Black Student Market box box 7 folder folder 5

Rural Blacks a Vanishing Population box box 7 folder folder 6

The Black Farmer, By Lewis W. Jones box box 7 folder folder 7

Blacks in Agriculture- Research Needs and Opportunities box box 7 folder folder 8

Experiences and the Learning Process for the Mental Health of Freshman Students- June 26, 1976, Central State box box 7 folder folder 9

Carver Foundation Board Report box box 7 folder folder 10

Miscellaneous Articles- Memoranda box box 7 folder folder 11

Rural People and the Doctor box box 7 folder folder 12

The Social Definition of Ill Health, L. W. Jones box box 7 folder folder 13

Story of the Stories & This Being a Problem box box 7 folder folder 14

The Civil Rights Movement in Alabama 1950-1970 box box 7 folder folder 15

The Crisis in Negro Leadership box box 7 folder folder 16

An Economic Study of the Alabama Black Belt box box 7 folder folder 17

Four Rural Neighborhoods: Social Organization box box 7 folder folder 18

The Education and Outlook of College Students (5 Colleges) box box 7 folder folder 19

Education of an Elite as a Function of the Negro College- Lewis W. Jones box box 7 folder folder 20

The Intimate View box box 7 folder folder 21

The Nonsense of Common Sense box box 7 folder folder 22

Notes on the Private Person box box 7 folder folder 23

Ordeals Facing the Negro College Administration box box 7 folder folder 24

Recent Changes in Intra-Racial Statuses and Shifts in Prestige Positions in the South box box 7 folder folder 25

Rural Development Study (Iowa) box box 7 folder folder 26

Rural Family Identification Schedule by Lewis W. Jones box box 7 folder folder 27

Rurality and Rural Poverty box box 8 folder folder 1

Sociology on the Black Campus box box 8 folder folder 2

Some Reflections on Distinguished Black Women box box 8 folder folder 3

Some Sociological Reflections on the Busing of School Children: Effects of Busing - Draft box box 8 folder folder 4

Social Unreadiness as a Fuction of Socio-Economic Disadvantage... LWJ box box 8 folder folder 5

Demography of Disadvantage in Alabama box box 8 folder folder 6

Informal Adoption in Black Families in Lowndes and Wilcox Counties, Alabama box box 8 folder folder 7

Workshop- The Economic Development Potential of Black- Owned Land- 1974 box box 8 folder folder 8

Project - Legal Action to Nullify Deprivation: An Analysis of the Erosion of Black- Owned Land in the South box box 8 folder folder 9

Conference of Sociologists in Black Colleges - Dillard U. and Ford Foun. box box 8 folder folder 10

1890 Colleges, Tuskegee University box box 8 folder folder 11

Phelps- Stokes Fund box box 8 folder folder 12

Proposal- The Story of Tuskegee: A Recorded History Project- E. [Ernest E.] Neal [correspondence concerning the proposal] box box 9 folder folder 1

Proposal- To Assist in the Development of Private Foreign Aid for the Poor in North America box box 9 folder folder 2

Proposal - African Studies -TI (Nwani) [A. Okon Kwo Nwani] box box 9 folder folder 3

Proposal - Rural Development Research Center, Tuskegee Institute box box 9 folder folder 4

Dissertation Proposal- Boston University [An Identification of the Most Desirable Characteristics of Teachers of Disadvantaged Adults with Implications for a Program of In-Service Education- Preston E. Torrence 1968 box box 9 folder folder 5

Proposal: Developing the Tuskegee Institute Archives Center on Negro Life and History box box 9 folder folder 6

Research Proposal: Collection of Federal Writers Project - A. Banks [Ann C. Banks] box box 9 folder folder 7

Proposal- To Establish a Master of Sci. and Master of Educ. In Adult Ed. [at Tuskegee Institute] box box 9 folder folder 8

[6 Audio tapes] box box 9 folder folder 9

Series III:

United Negro College Fund box box 10 folder folder 1

United Negro College Fund box box 10 folder folder 2

United Negro College Fund (Introduction - pg 126) box box 10 folder folder 3

United Negro College Fund (Introduction - pg 126) box box 10 folder folder 4

United Negro College Fund box box 10 folder folder 5

United Negro College Fund box box 10 folder folder 6

United Negro College Fund (Introduction - pg 126) box box10 folder folder 7

United Negro College Fund (Introduction - pg 126) box box10 folder folder 8

Southern Negro Youth Congress box box 10 folder folder 9

African Education Reports box box 10 folder folder 10

The American Foundation for Negro Affairs box box 10 folder folder 11

The American Foundation for Negro Affairs , March 1970 box box 11 folder folder 1

Board of Corrections- State of Alabama 1975 box box 11 folder folder 2

Macon Co. Project (Kitchens) [John W. Kitchens] box box 11 folder folder 3

Tuskegee Citizens Fact- Finding Comm. [1974-75] box box 11 folder folder 4

Tuskegee Citizens Fact Finding Committee and Utilities Board of Tuskegee, March 11, 1975 box box 11 folder folder 5

Tuskegee Citizens Fact Finding Committee box box 11 folder folder 6

Citizens Review Board for Tuskegee, Alabama Police Department box box 11 folder folder 7