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Wilmot Jones papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Wilmot Rufus Jones was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on May 5, 1902. He attended Mill Brook School and entered Haverford College as a freshman in 1919. He was very active on campus: Varsity football, (1, 2, 3, 4); Numerals, (2); " H," (3, 4); Track squad, (2,3,4); Numerals, (3); Corporation Scholarship, (1, 2, 3); Student Council, (4); Y.M.C.A. Cabinet, (3, 4); Vice President, (3); Haverford Neivs Board, (2, 3, 4); Editor-in-chief, (4); Stage Manager, " Menaechmi"; Class Vice-President, (1); Class President, (3); Secretary Athletic Association; Athletic Cabinet, (3, 4); Social Science Club; Scientific Society; Press Club; President of Press Club, (4); Triangle Society; Founders' Club, Vice-President and Secretary, (4); President of the Intercollegiate Newspaper Association. After graduating in 1923, he got his master's in arts and sciences at Harvard Univeristy (1926-1927). He went on to serve on the Alumni Council and Haverford Board on Managers for many years, working with alumni and the board throughout the period 1930-1970. He was also involved in Haverford College's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of Haverford, he worked at numerous schools around the east coast (Connecticut, New York, D.C., and Delaware) in administrative positions (Master/Principal). Eventually, he settled at the Friends School in Wilmington, Delaware, and worked with the Council for Delaware Education. He also served as President of the South China Library Association. Jones was also a very engaged Quaker, serving on assignment for foreign service in Europe for the American Friends Service Committee in 1924 and 1946. He was then a delegate at the Friends World Conference in Oxford, England in 1952. Jones married Barbara Hopkins in 1929, and had a daughter, Lee Jones, in 1932, and a son, Wilmot Rufus Jones III, in 1935.

This collection includes papers from Wilmot Rufus Jones's time on the Board of the Corporation of Haverford. There is also significant material from his alumni activities, particularly alumni donations and his term a the Class of 1923 Alumni Representative. These include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, publications, and miscellaneous papers. There are similar materials from Phi Beta Kappa, as well as some correspondence and reports from his time on the Council for Delaware Education. Additionally, there is correspondence and reports from Jones's days serving on the Board of Managers and working with the Corporation of Haverford College. Materials on the Executive Committee, Committee on Committees, and the Standing Nominating Committee are included.

Arranged into folders by topics and document type; arranged within folders chronologically.

Acquisition unknown.

Processed by Anna Neuheardt; completed November, 2018.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Anna Neuheardt
Finding Aid Date
November, 2018
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Haverford Alumni correspondence, 1928-1965.
Box 1 Folder 1
Haverford Alumni correspondence, 1966-1970.
Box 1 Folder 2
Haverford Alumni memoranda, 1964-1970.
Box 1 Folder 3
Haverford College Executive Committee of the Alumni Association minutes, 1948-1970.
Box 1 Folder 4
Haverford College Alumni Giving Steering Committee, 1969-1970.
Box 1 Folder 5
Haverford Alumni reports, 1964-1970.
Box 1 Folder 6
Haverford Alumni publications, 1946-1970.
Box 1 Folder 7
Haverford Class of 1923 materials, 1928-1968.
Box 1 Folder 8
Haverford Alumni miscellaneous, 1928-1970.
Box 1 Folder 9
Haverford College Board of Managers correspondence, 1945-1953.
Box 1 Folder 10
Haverford College Board of Managers Executive Committee materials, 1940-1954.
Box 2 Folder 1
Haverford College Board of Managers Committee on Committees, 1946-1947.
Box 2 Folder 2
Haverford College Board of Managers reports, 1945-1955.
Box 2 Folder 3
Haverford College Board of Managers financial reports, 1946-1955.
Box 2 Folder 4
Haverford College Board of Managers presidential reports, 1947-1951.
Box 2 Folder 5
Haverford College Board of Managers publications, 1939-1954.
Box 2 Folder 6
Haverford College Board of Managers announcements, 1938-1955.
Box 2 Folder 7
Haverford College Board of Managers worship schedules, 1946-1954.
Box 2 Folder 8
Haverford College Board of Managers miscellaneous, 1942-1948.
Box 2 Folder 9
Haverford College Corporation correspondence, 1945-1968.
Box 2 Folder 10
Haverford College Corporation Standing Nominating Committee materials, 1946-1969.
Box 2 Folder 11
Haverford College Corporation reports, 1952-1969.
Box 2 Folder 12
Haverford College Corporation publications, 1932-1967.
Box 3 Folder 1
Haverford Alumni Phi Beta Kappa correspondence, 1947-1970.
Box 3 Folder 2
Haverford Alumni Phi Beta Kappa publications, 1933-1960.
Box 3 Folder 3
Haverford Alumni Phi Beta Kappa minutes, 1956-1961.
Box 3 Folder 4
Haverford Alumni Phi Beta Kappa reports and miscellaneous, 1955-1970.
Box 3 Folder 5
Council for Delaware Education materials, 1948-1959.
Box 3 Folder 6
Library Associates of Haverford College materials, 1945-1947.
Box 3 Folder 7
Miscellaneous, 1931-1970.
Box 3 Folder 8

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