Guide to the Harold Jones Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jones, Harold, 1904-
Title: Harold Jones papers
Dates: 1937-1958 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 610
Summary: Harold Jones (1937-1958) was an author and illustrator. The papers include book dummies, original illustrations, and 29 letters from Walter De La Mare concerning This Year: Next Year (London, (1937) by De La Mare and Jones.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Harold Jones was born February 22, 1904 in London, England. He was a long-time resident of Putney, England. He attended Goldsmith's College, Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts the Royal College of Art. In 1937 Jones collaborated with Walter de la Mare to produce This Year, Next Year. He authored and illustrated many books of his own, including The Visit to the Farm (1939), The Enchanted Night (1947), The Childhood of Jesus (1964) and There and Back Again (1977). Jones illustrated and designed multiple children's books, including the award winning Lavender's Blue (1954).

Harold Jones died in 1992.

Content Description

The papers include book dummies, original illustrations, and 29 letters from Walter De La Mare concerning This Year: Next Year (London, 1937) by De La Mare and Jones.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Harold Jones Papers, Ax 601, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Book Dummies

Series: Correspondence and Illustrations

Series: Books

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Harold Jones in 1971.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, July 1971.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Book Dummies
1 1 Blake, William. Songs of Innocence
1 2 Lines, Kathleen. Oxford Book of Nursery Rhymes.
1 3 Here We Go round the Mulberry Bush, and Other Games. Edited and Illustrated by Harold Jones

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Correspondence and Illustrations
1 4 De La Mare letters, 1 watercolor and 7 original proofs from This Year, Next Year. 1 proof from A Visit to the Farm. 1937-1946
1 5 Professional correspondence. Miscellaneous letters from children and librarians

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1 6 De La Mare, Walter and Harold Jones. This Year, Next Year

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  • Personal Names :
  • De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956--Correspondence
  • Jones, Harold, 1904-
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, English--20th century
  • Children's literature, English--Authorship
  • Illustrated children's books--England--Specimens
  • Illustrators--England
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Mock-ups

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