Paul R. Jones papers
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Paul R. Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Title: Paul R. Jones papers
Dates: 1964-1982
Quantity: 0.75 linear ft. (2 containers)
Identification: ahc.MSS856

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

African American families--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--History
Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Fowler, Wyche, 1940-
Nixon, Richard M., (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Political campaigns--Georgia
Political candidates--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul R. Jones papers, MSS 856, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1993


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List




11Young Adult Day program, Fort Street Methodist Church, 1982
2Map of Fourth and Fifth Congressional Districts (Georgia), undated
3Newspaper clippings, Atlanta Daily World, 1982
4Paul Jones congressional campaign information, 1982
5Newpaper article, the Afro-Americans, November 20, 1982, 1982
6Political correspondence, 1982
7Political correspondence, 1982
8Correspondence regarding ACTION, 1973-1976
9Miss Black America information, 1975
10White House memo, 6 March 1975
11National Model Cities Conference, May 1969
12Personal notebook, 1964
13Newspaper clippings about ACTION, 1972-1976
14ACTION performance award, 1975
15Miss Georgia Teenager Pageant, 1976
16ACTION Cerificate of Appreciation, 1976
17Retired Senior Citizens Volunteers luncheon program, 1976
18Voter Education Project, 1975
19Voter Education Project newsletter, 1975
20Retired Senior Citizen Volunteer Conference, 1975
21Newspaper clippings,Southern Black Majors Conference, 1975
22Invitation for Reception for South African Ambassadors, 1976
23Newspaper clipping on Batik, undated
24Invitation to White House Conference on Domestic and Economic Issues, undated
25Program for Black Expo, 1975
26Common Cup letter and program, 1975
27ACTION volunteer fair, 1975
28Score conference, 1975
29Invitations, 1975
30Senior Volunteer Program newsletter, 1975
31National Foster Grandparent Conference, 1975
32WSB news release, 9 April 1973
33Annual Meeting of the Social and Behavioral Scientists, 1973
34Newspaper clipping, VISTA, 1974
35Newspaper clipping, Foster Grandparents Program, undated



21Newspaper clipping, Richard Nixon, undated
2Committee to Re-Elect the President (Richard Nixon), undated
3Newspaper article, African-American political issues, undated
4Newspaper article, Orville Pitts, undated
5Newspaper clippings, Arthur Fletcher, 1971
6Newspaper clippings, Republican National Convention, 1972
7Correspondence, Organization of American States, 1974
8Correspondence, ACTION, 1974
9Correspondence and program, 75th Anniversary of Hobson, Alabama, 1974
10Correspondence, Foster Grandparent Program, 1974
11Newspaper clippings, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1974
12Newspaper clippings and correspondence, ACTION in Tuskegee, Alabama, 1974
13Brochures, Foster Grandparent Program, undated
14Newspaper clippings about Paul Jones, undated
15Award, Turkey of the Month, 1976