By UIUC RBML Staff
Primary Creator: Jones, Gloria (1928-2006)
Extent: 12.8 Cubic Feet
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Arrangement: The Correspondence series is organized into folders in approximately alphabetical order by author (personal or corporate name), and each item has a box-folder-number designator (items are in ascending order of item number).
Box1 contains correspondence from authors with names beginning A-L.
Box 2 contains correspondence from authors with names beginning M-Z.
Arrangement: Photos are given a designator "#-X##-###." The first number indicates the box number within a given size range, the alphanumeric indicator designates the size and the picture content, respectively:
A = Approx. 3"x5"
B = 4"x6"
C = 8"x10"
D, E = Oversized
01 = James Jones (solo)
02 = Gloria Jones (solo)
03 = Family (group)
04 = Friends (group)
05 = No people (e.g., landscapes)
06 = Negatives
The final number is the item in the series (294-595).
Box 18 contains clippings (some original, some photocopies) from newspapers and magazines of articles mostly from the 1970s through the 1990s related to James Jones and his works, as well as articles written by and about his literary friends and family. Of note is a copy of the New York Times Best Sellers list from April 1978 that places The Whistle in fifth.
The remainder of Box 18 and Boxes 19 and 20 contain folders from news clipping services. These clippings reflect Jones as a writer, as well as the reception of his works.
Arrangement: The first section of Box 18 is arranged chronologically:
Folder 30: 1961-1984
Folder 31: 1984-1986
Folder 32: 1989-1997, undated
The remainder of Box 18 and Boxes 19 and 20 are arranged alphabetically by work reviewed, then chronologically.
Interviews conducted by J. Michael Lennon with various people connected with James Jones (his family and friends). Questions relate to the subjects' memories of Jones as well as their thoughts and feelings about his literary works.
Transcripts appear to have been made from recordings and contain some hand-written materials as well. Each interview appears to have been done in a different hand.