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Marvin Powell Jones WWII Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-251

Scope and Contents

This collection includes Confederate currency from Louisiana and two international newspapers from World War II.

Dates

  • 1861, 1878, 1942-1943

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Stamp Allen Jones was born December 1916.  He served in the U. S. Army attached as an American unit to the British 8th Army in North Africa and Italy. Few are aware that an American unit was attached to General Montgomery’s forces.  Following the invasion of North Africa Jones acquired the newspaper that headlined the invasion.  Driven up the Nile several times by Rommel’s forces, the British and Americans eventually drove the Nazi’s out of North African at which point Jones moved on to Anzio, Italy where following the capture of Anzio Annie he was assigned to disassemble the gun and ship it back to the U.S..  Following the war he went to work at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland where his first assignment was to re-assemble Anzio Annie for the Ordinance Museum at the Proving Grounds. Prior to his death in 1995 he gave his son Marvin Jones the newspaper and a number of other items including the currency donated. Marvin Jones has been employed at the UNCW since August of 2000 and currently works for the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. He is a 2000 graduate of UNCW.

Extent

1.00 Linear Feet (Contains 1 oversize box)

Language

English

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Marvin Powell Jones in July 2003.
Title
Marvin Powell Jones WWII Collection
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Rebecca Baugnon
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:

910-962-7462