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Dorothy M. Jones papers

Guide to the Dorothy M. Jones papers
1878, 1940-1977

Collection number: HMC-0458.
Creator: Jones, Dorothy Miriam.
Title: Dorothy M. Jones papers.
Dates: 1878, 1940-1977.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Population data from the Aleutian Islands collected by a professor of sociology at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska.

Biographical note:
Dorothy Miriam Jones was a clinical social worker who lived and worked in Alaska beginning in the 1960s. She was a professor of sociology at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, from 1968 to 1981. Much of her work and writings focused on the lives of Alaska Natives and their communities, especially the Aleut peoples. She wrote articles on sociology, anthropology, and clinical social work which were published in AnthropologicaSocial Service Review, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, and Clinical Social Work Journal. Several of her papers were also published by the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska. Dorothy Jones’ books include Aleuts in Transition: A Comparison of Two Villages (1976), and A Century of Servitude: Pribilof Aleuts Under U.S. Rule (1980). Jones died in 2015.

Collection description:
The collection consists of population data for the Aleutian Islands, including data collected by Jones, as well as copies of censuses and population reports.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in chronological order.

Digitized copies: Three folders from this collection have been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: Because the collection contains potentially culturally and personally sensitive information, prior to access all researchers must sign an archives-provided form agreeing to abide by the American Anthropological Association’s Code of Ethics in using this collection http://ethics.americananthro.org/category/statement/. Please contact an archivist for further information.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Dorothy M. Jones papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: Dorothy M. Jones donated the collection to the Archives in 1997.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 1998. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard and published materials removed by Gwen Sieja in 2016.

Location of originals: The collection contains some copied material. The locations of the originals is unknown.


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