Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990

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Louis C. Jones was born in Albany, New York, on June 28, 1908. He received a B.A. in English from Hamilton College in 1930 and an L.H.D. in 1962. Jones obtained his master's degree in 1931 and a Ph.D. in 1941, both from Columbia University. Jones began his teaching career as an Instructor of English at Long University (1931-32) and at Syracuse University (1933-34). Jones was employed by the New York State College for Teachers, first as an Instructor (1934-42) and later as an Associate Professor of English (1942-46). In 1946 Jones was appointed Executive Director of the New York State Historical Association and Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, New York. Jones also served as a professor and director of the Cooperstown graduate program of the State University of New York at Oneonta. Jones was fascinated with folklore and ghostlore. This interest led Jones to publish Spooks of the Valley (1948) and Things That Go Bump in the Night (1959). The latter emphasizes the traditional folklore about ghosts and ghost hauntings in New York State.

From the description of Louis C. Jones papers, 1936-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122482128

Museum director; Cooperstown, N.Y.

From the description of Louis Clark Jones interview, 1984 Aug. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220186836

From the description of Louis Clark Jones interview, 1969 Aug. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220186822

Louis Clark Jones was born on June 28, 1908 in Albany, N.Y. After graduating from Albany High School in 1930, he received a B.A. from Hamilton College in 1932, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University in 1942. From 1934 to 1946 Jones taught English and folklore at the New York State College for Teachers in Albany, N.Y. He was director of NYSHA in Cooperstown, N.Y. from 1947 to 1972, and was known especially for his work in the folklore field. He died on November 25, 1990.

From the description of Louis C. Jones papers, 1853-1993 (bulk 1925-1987). (New York State Historical Association). WorldCat record id: 316065404

Louis Clark Jones (1908-1990) was a museum director in Cooperstown, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1969 Aug. 19 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495596636

Louis Clark Jones (1908-1990) was a museum director from Cooperstown, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1984 Aug. 17 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744428800

Louis Clark Jones, b. 1908; d. 1990, Museum director of Cooperstown, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1984 Aug. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397360

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creatorOf Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990,. Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1984 Aug. 17 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Thompson, Harold William, 1891-1964. Harold William Thompson papers, 1942-1955. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990. Louis C. Jones papers, 1853-1993 (bulk 1925-1987). New York State Historical Association
referencedIn Dorson mss., 1925-1981 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Jones, Louis Clark. The early life and poems of Samuel Croxall. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990. Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1984 Aug. 17. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990. Louis Clark Jones interview, 1969 Aug. 19. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Speck, Frank Gouldsmith. Frank Gouldsmith Speck Papers. 1903-1950. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990,. Oral history interview with Louis Clark Jones, 1969 Aug. 19 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Webb, Electra Havemeyer. Papers, 1893-1966 (bulk 1947-1960). Shelburne Museum, Inc., Research Library
creatorOf Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990. Louis Clark Jones interview, 1984 Aug. 17. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-. Interviews concerning historic preservation, 1969-1976. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sherwood, Warren George. Correspondence, 1940-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990. Louis C. Jones papers, 1936-1978. University at Albany, University Libraries
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associatedWith American Folklore Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Robert F. person
associatedWith Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Cummings, Paul, person
associatedWith Dorson, Richard Mercer, 1916-1981 person
associatedWith Farmers' Museum (Cooperstown, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932- person
associatedWith Jones, Agnes Halsey. person
associatedWith Jones, C. Edward. person
associatedWith New York Folklore Society. corporateBody
associatedWith New York State Historical Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Sherwood, Warren George. person
associatedWith Speck, Frank Gouldsmith, 1881-1950 person
associatedWith Symington, Cecily. person
associatedWith Thompson, Harold William, 1891-1964. person
correspondedWith Webb, Electra Havemeyer. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
United States
New York (State)
United States
United States
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)
New York (State)
United States
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Folklore
Art, American
World War, 1939-1945--Communications
Literature--Research
Museum directors--Interviews
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Ghost stories, American
Folk art
Musuem directors--Interviews
African Americans
Slides (Photography)
Correspondence
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Birth 1908-06-28

Death 1990-11-25

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