Dorsey D. Jones Papers

MC 523

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Zachary Morgan, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Jones, Dorsey D.
Dorsey D. Jones Papers
Inclusive Dates
ca. 1980
MC 523
.5 linear feet (1 Box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Dorsey D. Jones Papers was donated to the Special Collections Department by Dorsey D. Jones of Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 1, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Janet G. Tucker; completed in February 1988.

Preferred Form of Citation

Dorsey D. Jones Papers (MC 523), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

Biographical Note

Born in 1898, educated at Drury College, Jones was a professor of history at the University of Arkansas for more than thirty-five years. He is listed in Who's Who in America, 1955 and in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly, summer, 1969. He is the author of Cephas Washburn and his Work in Arkansas (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Journal Series, 1944), "The Dogger Bank Incident" (Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Research Paper. Journal Series no. 604, 1940), Edwin Chadwick and the Early Public Health Movement in England (Iowa City, Iowa: The University of Iowa Press, 1931), Russia: A Concise History (Harrisburg, Pa.: Stockpole Company, 1955, and Under the Russian Canopy: A History of Russia Old and New (Minnespolis: Burgess Publishing Company, 1936).

Robert Lee Morris, co-author of the present manuscript, was born in 1903 and was a professor of English at the University of Arkansas. His other production has been in literature, including such works as Grant from the South: A Play Suggested by the Legend of Thomas Wolfe (Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press, 1953), Opie Read, an American Humorist, 1852-1939 (New York: Helios Books, 1965), and The Story in the Song: A Play in Commemoration of the Centennial of the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas: 1971).

Scope and Content Note

Jones's and Morris's manuscript is a history of imperial Russia beginning with the earliest records of Russian history and extending to the revolutions of 1917. It is divided into a preface and eighteen chapters, the last one consisting of a chronology. Jones and Morris organized this history chronologically, according to rulers, from the Riurik Dynasty to Lenin, including two chapters devoted respectively to the arts in Russia and to Russian fiction in the nineteenth century. A list of suggested readings concludes each chapter.

Several pages of notes form part of the manuscript. Chapter Eight contains a handwritten page between pages 2 and 2a, a typewritten note between pages sixteen and seventeen, and two handwritten pages following page seventeen; a handwritten page occurs between pages seven and eight in Chapter Nine as well.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials arranged by format.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Imperial Russia: An Historical Survey, preface, table of contents.

Box 1 Folder 2

Chapter One. "Russia and the Russians."

Box 1 Folder 3

Chapter Two. "Kiev, Mother of Russian Cities."

Box 1 Folder 4

Chapter Three. "The Tartars [sic] and the Kremlin."

Box 1 Folder 5

Chapter Four. "Ivan III: the Great, 1462-1505."

Box 1 Folder 6

Chapter Five. "Ivan IV: the Terrible, 1533-84."

Box 1 Folder 7

Chapter Six. "Strife for the Throne."

Box 1 Folder 8

Chapter Seven. "Meet the Romanovs."

Box 1 Folder 9

Chapter Eight. "Peter I: A Human Dynamo, 1689-1725."

Box 1 Folder 10

Chapter Nine. "Parvenu to Parvenu."

Box 1 Folder 11

Chapter Ten. "Catherine II: the Great, 1762-96."

Box 1 Folder 12

Chapter Eleven. "Alexander I: His Ideas and Impulses, 1801-25."

Box 1 Folder 13

Chapter Twelve. "Nicholas I: An Autocratic Martinet, 1825-55."

Box 1 Folder 14

Chapter Thirteen. "Alexander II: A Pale Liberal, 1855-81."

Box 1 Folder 15

Chapter Fourteen. "Alexander III: A Dark Reactionary, 1881-94."

Box 1 Folder 16

Chapter Fifteen. "The Graphic and Performing Arts."

Box 1 Folder 17

Chapter Sixteen. "Russian Fiction in the Nineteenth Century."

Box 1 Folder 18

Chapter Seventeen. "Nicholas II: A Weakling, 1894-1917."

Box 1 Folder 19

Chapter Eighteen. "World War I and the Exit of the Romanovs."

Box 1 Folder 20

Chronological Aids.

Box 1 Folder 21

Handwritten page on Peter the Great. Inserted in Chapter Eight between pages two and two a.

Box 1 Folder 22

Typewritten note on Peterhof (Petrodvorets). Inserted in Chapter Eight between pages sixteen and seventeen.

Box 1 Folder 23

Handwritten page on the Bronze Horseman and on the Peter and Paul Fortress. Inserted in Chapter Eight between pages seventeen and eighteen.

Box 1 Folder 24

Handwritten page on Ivan the Terrible, St. Petersburg, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and Peterhoff [sic], consisting of two pages pasted together. Inserted in Chapter Eight between pages seventeen and eighteen.

Box 1 Folder 25

Handwritten page on the Empress Elizabeth. Inserted in Chapter Nine between pages seven and eight.


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