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Walter Bryan Jones photographs

Identifier: 2011-004

Scope and Contents

Over seven thousand photographs and negatives that document the life of Walter B. Jones. The collection includes personal and family photographs, as well as photographs taken in association with Jones' professional endeavors as state geologist of Alabama. The collection chronicles his academic career as a student and professor at The University of Alabama, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He took photographs during his military service during World War I as a member of the American Expeditionary Force and during World War II when he was stationed in New Guinea. Many images depict his work as a geologist in Mexico and Alabama. Additional subject matter include oil fields, duck hunting, fishing, landscapes, and geological formations.


  • 1915 - 1950
  • 1890 - 1973

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.


5.0 Linear feet

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Includes personal and family photographs, as well as photographs taken in association with Jones' professional endeavors as state geologist of Alabama and during his military service in World War I and World War II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter Bryan Jones and family.


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Processed by Timothy Winkler, 2012, and Marina Klarić, 2013.
Guide to the Walter Bryan Jones photographs
Finding aid created by Marina Klarić, 2013; revised by April Burnett, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266