Douglas C. Jones Papers

MC 1619

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Jones, Douglas C. (1924-1998)
Title
Douglas C. Jones Papers
Inclusive Dates
1926-1998
Identification
MC 1619
Extent
18.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Restrictions Apply: Student work in Box 1 Folder 6 is restricted.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Douglas C. Jones Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on September 30, 1998 by his son, Eben Jones.

Processing Information

Processed by Krista Jones; completed in September 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Douglas C. Jones Papers (MC 1619), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Douglas Clyde Jones was born to Marvin Clyde Jones and Bethel Stuckburger Jones on December 6, 1924 in Winslow, Washington County, Arkansas. Jones attended grade school in both Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas and Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1942. The same year, he was drafted into the United States Army where he served in the Pacific theater during World War II. After the war, Jones attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism in 1949. While in school, Jones met and married Mary Alice Arnold on January 1, 1949. They had three daughters and one son.

After graduating college, Jones returned to the army and for the next twenty-eight years he was stationed in Germany, Korea, and various military bases throughout the United States. In 1964, Jones received a masters degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1968, Jones retired from the military at the rank of a lieutenant colonel and taught in the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1968 to 1974.

While teaching, he started a writing career with the first of eighteen novels. In 1966, The Treaty of Medicine Lodge was published by the University of Oklahoma Press. His first major success was The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer in 1977. Other famous works include Arrest Sitting Bull (1977), Elk Horn Lodge (1980), and Roman (1986). Some of his works were turned into made-for-television movies and plays. Jones was a member of several associations and won numerous awards. Jones also was a well-known painter with works in pen, pencil, oil, and watercolor. Using his talent, Jones illustrated his own novels as well as sold his own works as a side business. His work won him several awards including three Golden Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and the Owen Wister Lifetime Achievement Award. Jones died at the age of 74 on August 30, 1998 at his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, paintings, and photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Biographical Material

Box 1 Folder 2

Personal Correspondence, 1976-1985

Box 1 Folder 3

Personal Correspondence, 1986-1998

Box 1 Folder 4

Personal Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Blue Spaders Reunion Materials, 1988-1994

Box 1 Folder 6

Student Work University of Wisconsin, 1973 [Restricted]

Box 1 Folder 7

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1974-1976

Box 1 Folder 8

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1977

Box 1 Folder 9

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1978-1981

Box 1 Folder 10

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1982-1984

Box 1 Folder 11

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1985-1986

Box 1 Folder 12

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1987-1989

Box 1 Folder 13

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1990-1991

Box 1 Folder 14

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1992

Box 1 Folder 15

Fan Mail Correspondence, 1993-1994

Box 1 Folder 16

Fan Mail Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 17

Publisher Correspondence, 1976-1998

Box 1 Folder 18

A Creek Called Wounded Knee Book Review, 1978-1979

Box 1 Folder 19

A Spider for Loco Shoat Draft, Chapter 1-6

Box 1 Folder 20

A Spider for Loco Shoat Draft, Chapter 7-12

Box 2 Folder 1

A Spider for Loco Shoat Draft, Chapter 13-18

Box 2 Folder 2

A Spider for Loco Shoat Draft, Chapter 19-"T"

Box 2 Folder 3

A Spider for Loco Shoat Manuscript, Chapter 1-6

Box 2 Folder 4

A Spider for Loco Shoat Manuscript, Chapter 7-12

Box 2 Folder 5

A Spider for Loco Shoat Manuscript, Chapter 13-18

Box 2 Folder 6

A Spider for Loco Shoat Manuscript, Chapter 19 "T"

Box 2 Folder 7

"Another Talk With Duny" Short Story

Box 2 Folder 8

"Antecedents" Short Story

Box 2 Folder 9

Arrest Sitting Bull Buffalo Bill Research Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 10

Arrest Sitting Bull Buffalo Book Review, 1977-1978

Box 2 Folder 11

Barefoot Brigade Book Review, 1981-1983

Box 2 Folder 12

Come Winter Book Review, 1989-1990

Box 2 Folder 13

Elkhorn Tavern Book Review, 1979-1982

Box 2 Folder 14

Elkhorn Tavern Screenplay, October 23, 1993

Box 2 Folder 15

Gone the Dreams of Dancing Book Review, 1984-1985

Box 2 Folder 16

Hickory Cured Book Reviews, 1987-1988

Box 2 Folder 17

"Name the Nice Fruit, Adam" Short Story

Box 2 Folder 18

"On the Aching of Teeth Of A Story Teller" Short Story

Box 2 Folder 19

"Once a Year" Short Story

Box 2 Folder 20

"Puzzle Palaces and Other Disturbances" Short Story

Box 2 Folder 21

Remember Santiago Book Review, 1988-1989

Box 2 Folder 22

Roman Book Reviews, 1986

Box 2 Folder 23

Search for Temperance Moon Book Review, 1991

Box 2 Folder 24

Seasons of A Yellow Leaf Book Review, 1983-1984

Box 2 Folder 25

Shadow Of A Moon Draft Chapters 1-4, 1994

Box 2 Folder 26

Shadow Of A Moon Draft Chapters 5-7, 1994

Box 2 Folder 27

Shadow Of A Moon Draft Chapters 8-14, 1994

Box 2 Folder 28

Shadow Of A Moon Draft Chapters 15-18, 1994

Box 2 Folder 29

Shadow Of A Moon Draft Chapters 19-23, 1994

Box 3 Folder 1

Shadow Of A Moon Manuscript, Chapters 1-4, 1994

Box 3 Folder 2

Shadow Of A Moon Manuscript, Chapters 5-7, 1994

Box 3 Folder 3

Shadow Of A Moon Manuscript, Chapters 8-14, 1994

Box 3 Folder 4

Shadow Of A Moon Manuscript, Chapters 15-23, 1994

Box 3 Folder 5

"Smooth Jake of Genesis" Short Story

Box 3 Folder 6

"T'aint Necessarily So" Short Story

Box 3 Folder 7

"The Big Guy In The Sky" Short Story

Box 3 Folder 8

The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer Research Materials

Box 3 Folder 9

The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer Research Materials

Box 3 Folder 10

The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer Book Reviews, 1976

Box 3 Folder 11

The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer Book Reviews, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 12

The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer American College Theater Festival Ten Play, 1977

Box 3 Folder 13

"The Dream" Short Story

Box 3 Folder 14

"The Fable" Short Story

Box 3 Folder 15

This Savage Race Draft, Chapters 1-4, 1993

Box 3 Folder 16

This Savage Race Draft, Chapters 5-11, 1993

Box 3 Folder 17

This Savage Race Draft, Chapters 12-16, 1993

Box 3 Folder 18

This Savage Race Draft, Chapters 17-22, 1993

Box 3 Folder 19

This Savage Race Draft, Chapters 23-28, 1993

Box 3 Folder 20

This Savage Race Manuscript, Chapters 1-6, 1993

Box 3 Folder 21

This Savage Race Manuscript, Chapters 7-12, 1993

Box 3 Folder 22

This Savage Race Manuscript, Chapters 13-18, 1993

Box 3 Folder 23

This Savage Race Manuscript, Chapters 19-23, 1993

Box 4 Folder 1

This Savage Race Manuscript, Chapters 24-30, 1993

Box 4 Folder 2

This Savage Race Book Reviews, 1993

Box 4 Folder 3

Though We Were Gone Manuscript, Chapters 1-6

Box 4 Folder 4

Though We Were Gone Manuscript, Chapters 7-10

Box 4 Folder 5

Though We Were Gone Manuscript, Chapters 11-14

Box 4 Folder 6

Though We Were Gone Manuscript, Chapters 15-18

Box 4 Folder 7

Treaty of Medicine Lodge Comanche Language Research Materials

Box 4 Folder 8

Treaty of Medicine Lodge Kiowa Chief Satanta Research Materials

Box 4 Folder 9

Treaty of Medicine Lodge Quannah Parker Research Materials

Box 4 Folder 10

Treaty of Medicine Lodge San Antonio Research Materials

Box 4 Folder 11

Waiting for Mouse Manuscript, Chapters 1-10, 1996

Box 4 Folder 12

Waiting for Mouse Manuscript, Chapters 11-16, 1996

Box 4 Folder 13

Winding StairRufus Buck Research Materials

Box 4 Folder 14

Winding Stair Book Review

Box 4 Folder 15

Winding Stair Screenplay, 1986

Box 4 Folder 16

Weedy Rough Book Reviews, 1981

Box 4 Folder 17

Miscellaneous Short Story Chapters

Box 4 Folder 18

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

Box 4 Folder 19

Newspaper Clippings, Douglas Jones, 1972-1987

Box 4 Folder 20

Short Lines: A Collection of Classic American Railroad Stories, Robert Johnson

Box 4 Folder 21

Short Lines: A Collection of Classic American Railroad Stories, Robert Johnson

Box 4 Folder 22

"Bethal Mae," Meg Jones Kilgore Materials, 1983

Box 4 Folder 23

"Bethal Mae," Meg Jones Kilgore Materials, 1983

Box 4 Folder 24

Author Reception Invitations

Box 4 Folder 25

Book Ideas

Box 4 Folder 26

Business Contacts

Box 4 Folder 27

Character Development

Box 4 Folder 28

Indian Myths

Box 4 Folder 29

Literary Awards, 1976-1977

Box 4 Folder 30

Literary Awards, 1978-1993

Box 4 Folder 31

National Endowment for the Arts Jane Alexander's Candidacy, 1993

Box 4 Folder 32

Research Notes

Box 5 Folder 1

General Legal and Financial Materials

Box 5 Folder 2

Records of Sold/Unsold Paintings, 1972

Box 5 Folder 3

Records of Sold/Unsold Paintings, 1973

Box 5 Folder 4

Records of Sold/Unsold Paintings, 1974-1975

Box 5 Folder 5

Art For The Written Word: Twenty-Five Years of Book Cover Art, Minor Wendell, 1995

Box 5 Folder 6

Jones Family Photographs (Images 1-6)

Box 5 Folder 7

Army Commendation Medal Ceremony Photographs (Images 7-9)

Box 5 Folder 8

Retirement Ceremony Photographs, 1968 (Images 10-15)

Box 5 Folder 9

Author Portrait Photographs (Images 16-31)

Box 5 Folder 10

University of Houston Speech Photographs (Images 32-35)

Box 5 Folder 11

Vacation Scrapbook, June 1971 (Images 36-223)

Box 5 Folder 12

Vacation Scrapbook, n.d. (Images 224-313)

Box 5 Folder 13

Treaty of Medicine Lodge Photographs (Images 314-336)

Box 5 Folder 14

Unidentified Photographs (Images 337-347)

Box 6 Folder 1

Douglas Jones Photographs, ca. 1968 (Images 348-350) (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 2

Mary Alice Arnold, ca. 1990 (Images 351) (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 3

Family Photograph Orange Album, ca. 1949 (Images 352-478) (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 4

Family Photograph Green Album, ca. 1926 (Images 479-652) (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 5

Family Photograph Yellow Album, ca. 1926 (Images 653-844) (Oversize)

Box 7 Folder 1

Native American Art Photograph Brown Album, ca. 1970s (Images 845-885) (Oversize)

Box 7 Folder 2

Native American Art Photograph Red Album, ca. 1980s (Images 886-894) (Oversize)

Box 7 Folder 3

Native American Art Photograph Small Red Album, ca. 1980s (Images 895-925) (Oversize)

Box 8 Folder 1

Military Awards/Certificates, 1949-1968 (Oversize)

Box 8 Folder 2

Douglas Jones Book Jackets (Oversize)

Box 8 Folder 3

Washington County Observer Scrapbook/Recollections Newspaper Clippings, 1973-1976 (Oversize)

Box 8 Folder 4

General Newspaper Clippings, 1973-1993 (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 1

Arkansas Colonial and Early Statehood Notes (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 2

American President Chronology Notes (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 3

Winding Stair "What They Wore" Costume Design Guide (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 4

"Artist Is Historian" Mounted Newspaper Clippings, n.d. (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 5

"The Strange Operations" Mounted Poster, 1997 (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 6

Douglas Jones Poster Portrait, ca. 1968 (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 7

Douglas Jones and Eben Jones Poster Portrait, 1990s (Oversize)

Box 9 Folder 8

Arrest Sitting Bull Poster, ca. 1977 (Oversize)

Box 10 Folder 1

The Court Martial of George Armstrong Custer Illustrations

Box 10 Folder 2

General Pencil Illustrations

Box 10 Folder 3

Jazz Musician Pencil Illustrations

Box 10 Folder 4

Native American Portraits Painted Canvases

Box 10 Folder 5

Native American Portraits Painted Canvases

Box 10 Folder 6

Civil War Illustrations

Box 10 Folder 7

World War II Illustrations

Box 10 Folder 8

Book Covers and Page Illustrations

These illustrations relate to Seasons of A Yellow Leaf

Box 10 Folder 9

General Pen Illustrations

Box 10 Folder 10

Native American Matted Pen Illustrations

Box 10 Folder 11

Arrest Sitting Bull Illustrations

Box 11 Folder 1

Douglas and Mary Jones Oil Pastel Caricatures

Box 11 Folder 2

Indian Portrait Acrylic Illustration

Box 11 Folder 3

Man on Horse Pencil Illustration

Box 11 Folder 4

Comanche Indian Portrait Pencil Illustration

Box 11 Folder 5

General People Pencil Illustration

Box 11 Folder 6

Nude Illustrations, ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 7

Elkhorn Tavern

Box 11 Folder 8

House Acrylic Pastel Illustration, ca. 1992

Box 11 Folder 9

Fall Landscape Oil Pastel Illustration, ca. 1992

Box 11 Folder 10

Landscape on Blue Paper, ca. 1992

Box 11 Folder 11

Palm Landscape on Orange Paper, ca. 1992

Box 11 Folder 12

Cliff on Blue Oil Pastel, ca. 1992

Box 11 Folder 13

Country Landscape Oil Pastel, ca. 1993

Box 11 Folder 14

House On Black Paper, ca. 1993

Box 11 Folder 15

Indian Face, ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 16

"The New Comanches", ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 17

"The Middle Comanches", ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 18

"Bill Koomsa", ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 19

"Gregory Haumpy", ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 20

"John Reid", ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 21

"Bill Koomsa Jr. Krown", ca. 1968

Box 11 Folder 22

General Indian Illustrations

Box 11 Folder 23

Women on Cliff Pen and Watercolor, ca. 1972

Box 11 Folder 24

Tree in Desert Pen and Watercolor, ca. 1972

Box 11 Folder 25

Cowboy in Blue at Tree in Desert Pen and Watercolor, ca. 1972

Box 11 Folder 26

Indians in Desert, ca. 1972

Box 11 Folder 27

"Trombone And The Lady"

Box 11 Folder 28

"Aching Teeth"

Box 11 Folder 29

"It's in "E" Flat"

Box 11 Folder 30

"Raised in the Wilderness"

Box 11 Folder 31

"Once A Year"

Box 11 Folder 32

"The Saga of Slaven Budd"

Box 11 Folder 33

"Flaming Circle"

Box 11 Folder 34

"Halloween and Other Sacred Events"

Box 11 Folder 35

"Law in Weedy Rough"

Box 11 Folder 36

"Trusty"

Box 11 Folder 37

"In Pastures Green"

Box 11 Folder 38

"The Last Fast Ball"

Box 11 Folder 39

Bill Koomsa Jr. Kiowa

Box 11 Folder 40

Bill Koomsa Jr. in Headdress

Box 11 Folder 41

Cowboys Standing and Shot

Box 12 Folder 1

"Lonewolf" Framed Indian, ca. 1967

Box 12 Folder 2

"Whitehorse" Framed Indian, ca. 1967

Box 13 Item 1

Framed Military Pins (8)

Box 13 Item 2

Framed Family Lineage

Box 14 Folder 1

Framed Military Pins (1)

Box 14 Folder 2

Framed Military Pins (7)

Box 14 Folder 3

Framed Military Pins (4)

Box 14 Folder 4

Framed Military Medals (1)

Box 14 Folder 5

Framed Military Medals (7)

Box 14 Folder 6

Framed Military Medals (1)

Box 14 Item 7

Framed Antique American Coins

Box 14 Item 8

Framed "Word Processor: The L.E.A.D. 2.5"

Box 15 Item 1

26th Battalion Stohlberg, Germany Beer Stein, ca. 1950

Box 15 Item 2

4th Cavalry Mug, ca. 1958

Box 15 Item 3

19th Infantry Mug

Box 15 Item 4

"Jones" Mug

Box 15 Item 5

University of Wisconsin Mug

Box 15 Item 6

"Who's Who in America" Awarded Paper Weight, ca. 1997

Box 16 Item 1

Wister Buffalo Lifetime Achievement Award, 1993

END OF COLLECTION

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