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Guide to the Barney Lee Jones Papers, 1957-1995

Abstract

Barney Lee Jones was born in Raleigh, NC on June 11, 1920, the only child of Barney Lee Jones and Gladys Estelle Upshur. He worked as an instructor in the Department of Religion from 1948-1950. In 1953, Barney returned to Duke for the rest of his professional career. He served as Chaplain to the University until 1956 when he moved into the administration and instructional arenas as Assistant Dean of Trinity College and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion. He received his PhD from the Divinity School in 1958.

The collection contains materials donated by Dr. Barney Jones, including his memories of Duke from 1930-1960, correspondence, material from the Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences meetings, and clippings. The material ranges in dates from 1957-1995.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Jones, Barney Lee
Title
Barney Lee Jones papers, 1957-1995
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains materials donated by Dr. Barney Jones, including his memories of Duke from 1930-1960, correspondence, material from the Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences meetings, and clippings. The material ranges in dates from 1957-1995.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1968-1970, 1995
Box 1
Alcohol Problem at Duke, 1964
Box 1
Chapel Reminiscences: The First Two Decades. Friends of the Chapel Annual Dinner, 1983
Box 1
Convocation Addresses, 1982 August 27
Box 1
Ubukata Letter, International Christian University, Japan, 1958
Box 1
Jones-Womble on Educational Philosophy at Duke, 1961
Box 1
Fallout Preparedness, 1961-1964
Box 1
Curriculum, Long-range planning, 1960-1961
Box 1
Once-Place Decimal Table of Quality, Point Rations, 1957
Box 1
Report on Joe College Weekend, 1959
Box 1
Reorganization of Trinity College and Woman's College, 1963
Box 1
Remarks to Trinity College Graduates, Commencement, 1983
Box 1
Reminiscences, 1930-1960, 1975
Box 1
Convocation Address to Faculty at Marietta College, 1981 August 21
Box 2
Duke University Chapel brochure, 1966
Box 2
James T. Cleland, 1970-1980
Box 2
Duke University Church, 1971
Box 2
Eulogies, Memorial Services, 1979-1980
Box 2
Becky Heron, 1980
Box 2
Letter from Dr. Jones to Dr. Cleland re: Edens-Gross Affair, 1960 June 17
Box 2
Correspondence and Reports between Drs. Jones and Alan Manchester, 1958-1964
Box 2
Theodore W. Minah, 1979
Box 2
Hiram Earl Myers Memorial, 1979
Box 2
Physical Education at Duke, 1963
Box 2
Religion 50.4, 1980 February 27
Box 2
Department of Religion Meeting, 1980 February 22
Box 2
Institutional Self-Study, Department of Religion, 1965
Box 2
Social Regulations, Residential, 1971
Box 2
Duke University Chapel, 1979-1983
Box 2
Educational Philosophy at Duke University, 1962
Box 2
Duke Chapel 50th Anniversary Committee, 1980
Box 2
Student Activism, Vigil, Allen Building Takeover, 1967-1970
Box 2
Dean of the Chapel, 1961-1975
Box 2
Hiram Earl Myers, 1970, 1979-1980
Box 3
Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences (UFCAS), 1978-1979
Box 3
UFCAS, Wardropper Report, 1980
Box 3
UFCAS, 1974
Box 3

Historical Note

Barney Lee Jones was born in Raleigh, NC on June 11, 1920, the only child of Barney Lee Jones and Gladys Estelle Upshur. Orphaned at an early age, he was raised in Norfolk, VA by his aunt, Mary Lee Upshur and her husband Roy Elliott. He was greatly influenced by his grandmothers: Julia Estelle (Stella) Andrews Upshur, a Norfolk newspaperwoman, urged him to take his studies seriously; Hattie Parker Jones nurtured his faith during his summers on the family farm in North Carolina.

After graduating from Maury High School in Norfolk in 1938, Barney attended Duke University where he received his BA in 1941. While enrolled at Yale University Divinity School, he served as pastor of the United Methodist Church of Woodbury, CT. He also met fellow student Marjorie H. Curts, whom he married on June 5, 1944. Upon completing his Bachelor of Divinity degree, Jones enlisted as a chaplain in the US Navy (1944-1946) and served in the Pacific theater during the last months of World War II. He returned to the Navy to serve in the Korean War after doing graduate work at Yale (1946-1948) and working as an instructor in the Department of Religion at Duke (1948-1950).

In 1953, Barney returned to Duke for the rest of his professional career. He served as Chaplain to the University until 1956 when he moved into the administration and instructional arenas as Assistant Dean of Trinity College and Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion. He received his PhD from the Divinity School in 1958. Dr. Jones received the Duke Alumni Association's "Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award" for the 1977-1978 academic year. He retired from Duke University as Professor Emeritus in 1984. He died from cancer on April 12, 2005 at his home in New York.

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  • Alan K. Manchester Papers, 1905-1975 (Duke University Archives)
  • Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean Records, 1948-2003 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Barney Lee Jones Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Barney Lee Jones Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1973-1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, August 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2006, updated May 2011

Accessions A73-121, A75-150, A77-113, A80-168, A83-89, A85-10, A95-22 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.