Holway R. Jones papers 1927-1986


Holway R. Jones papers 1927-1986

Holway R. Jones was a prominent leader of the conservation movement in the Pacific Northwest from 1963, when he moved to Oregon, until his death in 1986. Jones was a librarian but he spent much of his time working on conservation issues. He served on the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors, 1973-1976, was chairman of the Publications Committee, 1974-1976, and of the National Wilderness Committee, 1972-1974, 1976-1978. Jones was one of the early advocates of the Oregon Wilderness Coalition, serving as its president 1976-1978, and served in other conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest. This collection is in fact only a section of Jones’s papers. Those files pertaining to his career as a librarian and his activities in the field of urban planning were donated separately to the University of Oregon Special Collections & University Archives. Represented in the papers described in this inventory are Jones’s activities in the many national and local conservation organizations in which he participated. It should be noted also that the Jones papers contain papers that originated in the files of other conservation leaders, including Karl Onthank, Ted Snyder, and Richard Noyes.

9.0 linear feet, 21 containers


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Noyes, Richard M.

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Sierra Club. Pacific Northwest Chapter

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John Patt, Jr.

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Oregon Wilderness Coalition

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Patt, John

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Snyder, Ted

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Ted Snyder

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Onthank, Karl William, 1890-1968.

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Born in Vineland, New Jersey in 1890, Karl Onthank moved to Hood River, Oregon with his family when he was thirteen. He entered the University of Oregon in 1909 and graduated in 1913. Onthank married Ruth McLaren in 1915. After a brief period during which he worked as a school teacher, principal, and superintendent in Hood River and Tillamook, Oregon, Onthank joined the University of Oregon staff in 1916 as executive secretary to President Prince Lucian Campbell. From 1924 to 1926, he was one of...

Sierra club

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"The dedication of the new Lodge at Horse Camp, Mount Shasta took place at high noon on Fourth of July 1923... The crowning event was when Miss Harwood of Los Angeles stepped forward and with much vim and enthusiasm pronounced the words: 'I christen thee Shasta Alpine Lodge (crash went the bottle of Shasta Ginger Ale on the stone doorway) and dedicate thee to all lovers of the great out-of doors...'" (Sierra Club Circular, Sept. 1, 1923, p. 1). From the description of Sierra Club mou...

Friends of the Three Sisters Wilderness

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Jones, Holway R.

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Holway Roy Jones served as Sierra Club Associate Secretary (1959-1960) and was on Board of Directors (1974-1976). During which time he was chairman of Publications Committee (1974-1976) and "Fifth Officer" (1974-1976). Jones was a librarian at University of California (1951-1963) and, later, at University of Oregon (1963-1982). He gathered these materials as a resource in writing "John Muir and the Sierra Club: The Battle for Yosemite" (1965). From the description of Sierra Club pape...

Richard Noyes

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