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Douglas Emron Jones papers

Identifier: UA 5419

Scope and Contents

Contains papers and photographs from Jones pertaining to his life history and to proposals from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Also contains lecture materials and notes from Jones' time as a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dated 1962-2012.


  • 1962-2012


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Douglas Emron Jones papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Douglas Emron Jones (1930-2016) was a professor of physics in Utah.

Douglas Emron Jones was born on August 19, 1930 in Long Beach, California to Emron Higbee Jones and Jennie Cox. He grew up in Los Angeles, and attended Pasadena Junior High School. After graduation Jones joined the United States Air Force, serving between 1950 and 1954. A year after his return, in 1955 he married Donna McFarland. They had five children.

Jones then attended Brigham Young University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1957 and a master's degree in 1959. He then worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California from 1959 to 1962 before returning to Brigham Young University to complete a Ph.D. in Physics in 1964. Upon completing his degree he joined the university's Department of Physics. During his career he was involved in the American Geophysical Union and American Physical Society, and his is research interests included solar and planetary/space physics. Jones retired from the university in 2004. Douglas Emron Jones passed away June 20, 2016.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 carton (1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Douglas E. Jones in installments between 2008 and 2009. After Jones' death in 2016, his wife Donna donated more of his materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Douglas E. Jones; August 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Douglas E. Jones; April 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Donna Jones; November 2016.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).


Two CDs were transferred to Cory Nimer as they dealt with a class Douglas Jones taught at BYU. Tansfer form is located in case file.

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2008.

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.

Processing Information

Processed; Maddi Stanley; December 2017.

Register of Douglas Emron Jones papers
In Progress
J. Gordon Daines III
September 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2018 January: Revised for additions to collection, added carton 2; Maddi Stanley, student manuscript processor.
  • 2018 August: Finished BitCurator materials, Nate Burroughs.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US