Colección 1378 - Don L. Jones Collection

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US TxAM-C 1378

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Don L. Jones Collection


  • 1891-1971 (Creación)


2 boxes

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Don L. Jones was born in Wisconsin, IL. He came to Texas in 1917 to study condensed milk at a plant in West Texas. Jones decided to move to Lubbock, where he worked at the Texas Agricultural Extension Service (TEES) substation with a grain sorghum breeder, R. E. Karper from 1917-1927. He briefly became superintendent of the Chillicothe Substation, then returned to Lubbock as superintendent for the TEES in 1928.

During the 1920s, Jones changed his research focus to cotton during a cotton shortage in Texas and became one of the leading cotton breeding experts in the nation. Jones later became the head of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (Number 8, part of Texas A&M University System, known as TAEX) in Lubbock, Texas from 1928-1960. He received an honorary doctorate in agriculture at Texas A&M College in 1960, for his 42 years working with the Agricultural Extension Service and Experimental Station.

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This collection includes photographs, booklets, and publications about cotton farming in Texas, as well as other materials related to the work of agriculturalist Don L. Jones. Booklets include information, directories, etc. for the First Presbyterian Church in Lubbock, TX among other Texas agricultural related publications and events. Interesting items in this collection include a welcome dinner invitation for President John F. Kennedy dated for the evening of November 22, 1963.

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The collection is arranged into two series, then arranged by material type by date.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • inglés

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Oral history interview of Dr. Don L. Jones available at the Texas Tech Southwest Collection at the Special Collections Library.

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Finding Aid Authors: Jenny Reibenspies.

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