About the Collection

The John H. Jones papers consist of a biographic description, pamphlets, ledgers, yearbooks, magazines, publications, certificates, posters, awards and trophies. The collection also includes medals from the Alabama State College Relays, Alabama State University Sunday School, various historic audio recordings of figures affiliated with Alabama State University, and other memorabilia from athletic activities. The collection also consists of over 600 photographs, some of which were shot by John Jones. Other photos were collected by Dr. Jones over the course of his half century tenure at Alabama State University. These photographs generally capture life in and around Alabama State University from the 1930s to the 1990s.