Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Coleman Jones:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1928-1966 and undated, in the Southwest Collection, Special Collections Libraries



Descriptive Summary

Creator Jones, Coleman, 1885-1966
Title: Coleman Jones Papers,
Dates: 1928-1966 and undated
Abstract: Papers relating to the activities of the Coleman Jones family in Hale County, Texas.
Collection # S 500.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

A poet, writer, and farmer, Jones was born in 1885 in Paint Rock, Texas, and, in the same year, his family moved to Hale County, Texas. He farmed in the Running Water Community in Hale County until 1945. He then worked for the Agriculture Stabilization Office in Plainview, Texas, until 1957. He married Lillie Ray, also of Hale County, in 1909, and the couple had five sons. Jones' father, Thornton Jones, was one of the original settlers of Plainview, Texas. Jones wrote numerous articles and poems concerning pioneer days in Texas and the South Plains. He died in 1966 in Plainview, Texas.


Scope and Contents

The collection includes photocopies of correspondence, news clippings and literary productions pertaining to the Coleman Jones family of Hale County, Texas, and the pioneering activities of that area. The collection bulks (ca. 1887-1965) with reminiscences and poems by Coleman Jones.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Jones, Coleman, 1885-1966
Jones, Thornton
Jones, Lillie Ray
Places
Plainview (Tex.)--History
Hale County (Tex.)--History
Subjects
Cowboys--Texas
Cattle trade--Texas

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Jewell Matlock Papers, 1983
  • Ralph E. Huston Papers, 1898-1919

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coleman Jones Papers, 1928-1966 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 1970

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, June 2003


Bibliograpy

Vera Dean Wofford, ed. Hale County Facts and Folklore, Vol. II.Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1986.

Herman Ford. The History and Economic Development of Hale County, Texas.Boulder: s. l., 1932.


Collection Inventory

 

Papers, 1928-1966, and undated

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1 Correspondence from Thornton Jones, 1928
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2 Correspondence with Coleman Jones, 1964-1965
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3 Correspondence from Lillie (Mrs. Coleman) Jones, 1960s
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4 News Clippings, 1963-1966
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5 Index to a Manuscript, 1960s
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6 Collection of Reminiscences and Poems by Coleman Jones, undated
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7 Collection of Reminiscences and Poems by Coleman Jones, undated
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8 Collection of Reminiscences and Poems by Coleman Jones, undated