Walter B. Jones, Jr., Papers

1995-2018
Manuscript Collection #1364
Creator(s)
Jones, Walter Beamon, Jr., 1943-2019
Physical description
35 Cubic Feet, 35 records storage boxes and 26 GB electronic files, consisting of political campaign ephemera, correspondence, VHS tapes, scrapbooks, and electronic files
Preferred Citation
Walter B. Jones, Jr., Papers (#1364), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions. Please see Manuscript Curator for help using the collection because it is large and not processed and is not housed in the normal stacks area.

This collection contains the congressional files for U.S. House of Representatives member Walter B. Jones, Jr., who represented the 3rd Congressional District of North Carolina from 1995 until his death in 2019. Included are files, scrapbooks, media, and electronic files. The electronic files were created by his staff and included speeches, correspondence, articles, promotional material, notes and videos for the years 2005-2018.


Biographical/historical information

Walter Beamon Jones, Jr., was born in Farmville, North Carolina, on February 10, 1943, to Walter B. Jones, Sr., and his wife Doris (Dot) Long. He attended Hargrave Military Academy, graduated from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in 1966, and served four years in the N.C. National Guard. Jones served five terms in the N.C. House of Representatives as a Democrat starting in 1982. In 1994 he ran as a Republican and won to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 3rd District, a position he held until his death on February 10, 2019.

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/walter-jones-freedom-fries-congressman-who-became-iraq-war-critic-dies-at-76/2019/02/10/39aa38b6-232e-11e9-ad53-824486280311_story.html

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=walter-beamon-jones&pid=191517467&fhid=16872


Administrative information
Custodial History

January 26, 2020; (unprocessed) 35 cubic feet and 26 gigabytes; This collection contains the congressional files for U.S. House of Representatives member Walter B. Jones, Jr., who represented the 3rd Congressional District of North Carolina from 1995 until his death in 2019. Included are files, scrapbooks, media, and electronic files. The electronic files were created by his staff and included speeches, correspondence, articles, promotional material, notes and videos for the years 2005-2018. Gift of Mrs. Joe Anne W. Jones via Catherine Jordan.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Joe Anne W. Jones.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.