Oral history interview with Tom Jones

Oral history interview with Tom Jones

Dates: 1972

Oral history interview with Tom Jones on 11 and 12 July, 1972, connducted by Daniel Kelly for the Utah State Historical Society and California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program. The subjects are: experiences as a sheepherder, at Saint Christopher's Mission, and Navajo stock reduction. Tom discusses his jobs in the mining and sheepherding industries and his current life and past memories of the Navajos in Saint Christopher's Mission. Bound manuscript, 25 pages, index included.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jones, Tom A.. -- Kelly, Daniel
  • Call Number: MSS 6707
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the oral history interview with Tom Jones must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6707; Oral history interview with Tom Jones; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6707, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Gary L. Shumway in 1987.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Gary L. Shumway; 1987.
Subject Terms
Indians of North America--Utah; Material Types; Navajo Indian Reservation; Oral Histories; St. Christopher’s Mission (Bluff, Utah)
Processing Information
Processed; Karen Glenn; 22 January 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (Collection development policy of 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Jones (Tom), oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Karen Glenn, student processor; John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-31T10:37-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Tom A. Jones was born in Utah. At age fourteen he went to work in Saint Christopher's Mission in Bluff, Utah. Thereafter he was employed as a sheepherder, in the Geneva Steel Mill in Provo, Utah, on a railroad, in uranium mines and then back at the mission.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts