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Kate Harben Jones papers

Kate Harben Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kate Harben Jones papers
Creator: Jones, Kate Harben
Inclusive Dates: 1922-1947
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms1335
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Kate Harben Jones (1866- ), author and poet, born in Dalton, Georgia. Her son, Herbert F. Jones (1907- ), World War II soldier with Troop A of the 4th Infantry Division.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Kate Harben Jones from 1922-1947. Includes corrected typescripts of Jones' essays, short stories, and reminiscences; photographs of the Jones family; correspondence; and v-mail. Most of the correspondence (1933-1945) consists of letters to Jones from her son, Herbert F. Jones, during his military service in World War II. Herbert wrote from Fort Riley (Kan.), Camp Gordon (Ga.), Fort Dix (N.J.), and Fort Pierce (Fla.) describing his military training, military service clubs, and the local areas. After being shipped overseas (1944), Herbert wrote from England, Germany, and France describing the area, the people and their reaction to American military troops, the Normandy invasion, reconnaissance patrols, wounds he received, his medical treatment, and military activity after Germany's surrender. The correspondence also contains letters to Kate Jones from other family members and literary acquaintances.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kate Harben Jones papers, ms 1335, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

France -- Description and travel.
Germany -- Description and travel.
Great Britain -- Description and travel.
Manuscripts (documents)
Military training camps -- Florida.
Military training camps -- Georgia.
Military training camps -- Kansas.
Military training camps -- New Jersey.
Military training camps -- United States.
Soldiers -- Correspondence.
United States. Army
Women authors, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1928-1938
12Correspondence, 1939
13Correspondence, 1940
14Correspondence, 1941
15Correspondence, 1942
16Correspondence, 1943 January-May
17Correspondence, 1943 June-December
18Correspondence, 1944 January-February
19Correspondence, 1944 March-July
110Correspondence, 1944 August-September
111Correspondence, 1944 October
112Correspondence, 1944 November-December
113Correspondence, 1945 January
114Correspondence, 1945 February-April
115Correspondence, 1945 May-June
116Correspondence, 1945 July-September
117Correspondence, undated
118Addresses, WWII soldiers, undated
119Clippings, Printed Material, 1922-1932
120Kate Harben Jones will, 1947
21-2Photographs, undated
23Photographs, Groups of people, undated
24Photographs, Herbert Jones during WWII, [1939-1945]
25Negatives, undated
26Manuscript "Life and the Girl", 1940-1944, undated
27Manuscripts, undated