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Paul R. Jones papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS856

Scope and Content

This collection contains material relating to the endeavors of Paul R. Jones. Included in the contents are newspaper clippings, personal and political correspondence, and programs and awards from the many organizations with which he was involved.


  • 1964-1982

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Paul R. Jones was born in Bessemer, Alabama. He graduated from high school in 1945 and attended Alabama State College in Montgomery, Alabama. He received a master's degree from Howard University in Washington D.C. After completing his education, Jones became involved with many political and civic organization which include director of the Peace Corps in Thailand in 1971; director for Minorities Committee to Re-Elect the President (President Richard M. Nixon) in 1972; director of the Southern Region of ACTION; consultant for the Institute of Community Studies in New York City; probation officer in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, California; and member of mediating group regarding racial disputes in many U.S. cities. Jones also ran for Fifth District Congressman (State of Georgia) in 1982, losing to Wyche Fowler. Jones was an art collector and owner of Paul Jones Enterprises, a house restoration firm.


0.75 linear ft. (2 containers)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1993

Paul R. Jones papers
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305