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Allen Jones papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1105

Scope and Content

This collection contains notes, correspondence, and business documentation related to Allen Jones' work in the Atlanta Executive Network, Helping Hands, Log Cabin Republicans, and Young Republicans groups. Materials also include select personal records such as a family newsletter and images of awards Jones received.


  • 1964-2007, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1995 - 2007


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Jones worked in investment banking, real estate development, and financial consulting with groups including the Financial Service Corporation and ARI Consultants. In 1977 he opened Shelly's Bar and Restaurant at Peachtree and 25th Streets, an openly gay establishment. In 1992 he founded the Atlanta Executive Network (later called the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals), a professional networking organization for the LGBTQ+ community, and served for five years as its first president. Throughout his life, he was active in several charitable organizations that supported individuals living with HIV/AIDS, including Helping Hands of Atlanta, Project Open Hand, Project Outreach, and Jerusalem House.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2005 and 2007.

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Allen Jones papers
Hannah Givens
December 2016
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