Kate Harben Jones papers

Kate Harben Jones papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Jones, Kate Harben
Title: Kate Harben Jones papers
Dates: 1922-1947
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms1335

Biographical/Historical Note

Kate Harben Jones (1866- ), author and poet, born in Dalton, Georgia. Her son, Herbert F. Jones (1907- ), World War II soldier with Troop A of the 4th Infantry Division.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Kate Harben Jones from 1922-1947. Includes corrected typescripts of Jones' essays, short stories, and reminiscences; photographs of the Jones family; correspondence; and v-mail. Most of the correspondence (1933-1945) consists of letters to Jones from her son, Herbert F. Jones, during his military service in World War II. Herbert wrote from Fort Riley (Kan.), Camp Gordon (Ga.), Fort Dix (N.J.), and Fort Pierce (Fla.) describing his military training, military service clubs, and the local areas. After being shipped overseas (1944), Herbert wrote from England, Germany, and France describing the area, the people and their reaction to American military troops, the Normandy invasion, reconnaissance patrols, wounds he received, his medical treatment, and military activity after Germany's surrender. The correspondence also contains letters to Kate Jones from other family members and literary acquaintances.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

France--Description and travel.
Germany--Description and travel.
Great Britain--Description and travel.
Manuscripts (documents)
Military training camps--Florida.
Military training camps--Georgia.
Military training camps--Kansas.
Military training camps--New Jersey.
Military training camps--United States.
United States. Army.
Women authors, American.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kate Harben Jones papers, ms 1335, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1928-1938
2Correspondence, 1939
3Correspondence, 1940
4Correspondence, 1941
5Correspondence, 1942
6Correspondence, 1943 January-May
7Correspondence, 1943 June-December
8Correspondence, 1944 January-February
9Correspondence, 1944 March-July
10Correspondence, 1944 August-September
11Correspondence, 1944 October
12Correspondence, 1944 November-December
13Correspondence, 1945 January
14Correspondence, 1945 February-April
15Correspondence, 1945 May-June
16Correspondence, 1945 July-September
17Correspondence, undated
18Addresses, WWII soldiers, undated
19Clippings, Printed Material, 1922-1932
20Kate Harben Jones will, 1947
21-2Photographs, undated
3Photographs, Groups of people, undated
4Photographs, Herbert Jones during WWII, [1939-1945]
5Negatives, undated
6Manuscript "Life and the Girl", 1940-1944, undated
7Manuscripts, undated