Wilbur D. Jones, Jr. Political Collection
Scope and Contents
Papers include correspondence, reports, programs, White House invitations and press releases, handbooks and regulations, articles, memos, guest lists, handwritten notes, contact lists, flyers and announcements, postcards, maps, schedules and itinieraries, expense reports, room diagrams for events, newsletters, and election and ballot information. Photos include those of presidents Ford and Nixon, as well as Jones with various political candidates at events and along the campaign trail.
- Jones, Wilbur D., 1934- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Doing business as Wilbur Jones Compositions, LLC, he writes, lectures, and consults on World War II, military, and defense issues, spearheads North Carolina WWII history preservation accomplishments, and leads WWII battlefield tours to Europe and the Mediterranean, and in Southeastern N. C.
For the 2014-15 year, Governor Pat McCrory appointed him chairman of the USS North Carolina Battleship Commission, on which he has served since 2013. Recognition includes the Wilmington StarNews Media Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit for Leadership (2006), and North Carolina Historian of the Year (East) (2005).
His 18th book, She Shot Her Way to Success: How China’s Empress Dowager Ci Xi Launched a Photographer’s Trail-Blazing Career, was released in 2016. Civic service includes the Wilmington Rotary Club, Friends of the Battleship North Carolina (chairman), Museum of the Marine (Jacksonville, director), and Advisory Boards for the Salvation Army, New Hanover County Public Library, and HBHUSO/CAC.
A retired professional baseball and basketball umpire and referee, he officiated games at the NCAA Division I and III levels, high school state championships, and two Senior League (15-year old Little League) World Series. His passions are physical fitness, reading, history, and learning. He was married to Carroll Robbins Jones for 54 years, until her passing in 2013. They have three children and one granddaughter, whom they raised.
[Biography source: Wilbur's personal website at http://wilburjones.com/about/]
30.2 Linear Feet (Contains 25 document boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 4 binders, 2 roll storage boxes, 1 LP box, and 1 map case folder)
- American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976
- Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006
- Goldwater, Barry, 1938-
- Jones, Wilbur D., 1934-
- Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
- Presidential candidates
- Presidents -- Election
- Reagan, Ronald
- Reinecke, Ed, 1924-2016
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
- United States -- Politics and government -- Sources
- Warner, John W., 1927-
- Wilber D. Jones Jr. Political Collection
- Carroll R. Jones
- 2000 March
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