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At a Glance
Arranged primarily by subject.
Correspondence; manuscripts by Jones and others; subject files; reserach materials including inventories of deceased persons' estates, probate records arranged by state, microfilm of state and country financial records, and colonial maps; research data on file cards, punch cards, and computer printouts; teaching materials; and printed material. There is correspondence with Stuart Bruchey of the Columbia University Department of History. The collection includes 92 volumes from Jones' Library.
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alice Hanson Jones papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
American Colonial Wealth Estimates, 1774 [Machine-readable data file]. Principal Investigator, Alice Hanson Jones. lst ICPSR ed: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, 1981: Address--Ann Arbor,Mich..
Files on decedante data at: the Newberry Library: Address--Chicago, Ill.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of the estate of Alice H. Jones via Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., 1985.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--Jones, Alice Hanson, Estate of. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--02/05/86. Accession number--M-86-02-05-01.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed RL 06/--/86.
2020-04-23 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Economic historian best known for her studies of colonial American probate inventories and for her book"Wealth of a Nation to Be : the American Colonies on the Eve of the Revolution." Jones worked for the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Department of Agriculture. She taught economics at Washington University, Saint Louis, Mo., 1963-1985.