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Jones, Malone, and Hood family photograph collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS227

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of Bobby Jones, Jr., his wife, Mary Malone Jones, and their three children: Clara Malone Jones Black (1925-1994); Robert Tyre Jones, III (1926-1973); and Mary Ellen Jones Hood (b. 1931). Also included are photographs of his parents, Robert Permedus Jones, Sr. (1879-1956) and Clara Merrick Thomas Jones (1881-1961), grandchildren of Bobby Jones, and acquaintances of the family. Most of the images in the collection are informal snapshots of the family taken at home. Included in the collection is a photograph of Jones' high school football team.


  • approximately 1910-1980, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert (Bobby) Tyre Jones, Jr. (1902-1971) was born to Robert Permedus Jones, Sr. (1879-1956) and Clara Merrick Thomas Jones (1881-1961) in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Mary Malone Jones (1902-1975) in 1924 and they had three children: Clara Malone Jones Black (1925-1994), Robert Tyre Jones, III, (1926-1973), and Mary Ellen Jones Hood (1931- ).

Bobby Jones suffered from health problems as a child and his doctor prescribed golf to strengthen his health. He developed into a child prodigy and won his first children's tournament at age six. In 1916 Jones began to compete in golf tournaments as an amateur. During his fourteen year career as an amateur competitor, Jones played in fifty-two tournaments. In 1930, Jones won the Grand Slam: The British Amateur, the British Open, the U.S. Open, and the U.S. Amateur. Jones remains the only man to accomplish this feat.

After conquering the golf world, Jones retired from competitive golf to practice law. Jones founded and helped design Augusta National Golf Club and he also co-founded the Master's Tournament. He continued his interest in golf by writing golf books and producing short films on the subject. Jones was an avid collector of golf books and golf memorabilia during his life. In 1948 Jones was diagnosed with syringomyelia which eventually led to paralysis. He died on December 18, 1971 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.


92 image(s) (92 photographs)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976, and subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.

Jones, Malone, and Hood family photograph collection,
Carla Ledgerwood
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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