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Thomas Elsa Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-109

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the South African apartheid, including correspondence, notes, draft reports, reports, essays, and other materials related to apartheid, racial justice, and Quaker involvement in these movements.

Dates

  • 1936-1946, undated

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Thomas Elsa Thomas (1888-1973) was born March 22, 1888, in Fairmount, Indiana. He graduated from Earlham College in 1912, attended Hartford Theological Seminary from 1912 to 1915, earned his master's from Columbia University in 1917, and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1926. He married Ester A. Balderston in 1917, who died in 1967. Jones held various posts with Ester through Friends Mission in Japan (1917-1924), and was a professor of economics and political science at Columbia University Graduate School (1924-1926).

Thomas was the president of Fisk University from 1926 to 1946, and was the youngest college president in the United States at the time. He was the president of Earlham College from 1946 to 1958, and then was an administrative consultant for the Association of American Colleges from 1958 to 1962. In 1968, he married Elizabeth W. Furnas, who died in 1972. Thomas died in 1973.

(source: Dictionary of Quaker Biography)

Extent

0.44 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains materials relating to the South African apartheid, including correspondence, notes, draft reports, reports, essays, and other materials related to apartheid, racial justice, and Quaker involvement in these movements.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1153 Esther B. Rhoads papers
  • HC.MC.1175 L. Hollingsworth Wood papers

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed March, 2016.
Title
Thomas Elsa Jones papers, 1936-1946, undated
Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Date
March, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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