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Collection # MS-006

Alfred W. Jones Collection,
1926-1927

Main Entry: Alfred W. Jones
Volume:
1 diploma, 2 newspaper clippings,
2 photographs, 1 student newspaper, 6 uniform artifacts

Biographical/Historical Note:
A native of Dalton, Georgia, Alfred Wortley Jones was born in 1910 and died in 1990. He attended Dalton High School from 1922 until 1926 when he came to Georgia Military Academy. Jones graduated in 1927, magna cum laude with an engineering diploma. While at GMA was an accomplished member of the rifle team and the track team. he attended Georgia Tech and returned to Dalton to marry the former Frances Napier (whose father was Attorney General of Georgia and a friend of Col. Woodward) in 1940. During World War II, Alfred Jones served as personnel manager for the American Thread Co., which manufactured cord for parachutes. He sold automobiles for a while after the war, and in 1955 formed a successful real estate company in Dalton.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists principally of printed material, two photographs, one school newspaper, one 1927 graduation invitation, and artifacts from the 1926-1927 school year. Two photocopied newspaper clippings from Dalton papers concerning Alfred Jones are from 1988 and 1990. Also included are six important artifacts from the late 1920s- a dress uniform jacket, two dress caps, a GMA rifle team medal, etc., housed in the artifact area. Two black-and-white photographs display Jones wearing the uniform jacket and dress cap included in the collection.

Subject Headings:
Sports 130.3
Student Newspapers, Gamilicad 240.2
Special Events, Graduation 250.5
Graphic Images and Photographs 260

 

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