Douglas Emron Jones papers

Douglas Emron Jones papers

Dates: 1970-1992

Collection contains papers from Jones pertaining to his life history and to proposals from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Jones, Douglas Emron
  • Call Number: UA 5419
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 Douglas Emron Jones papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: UA 5419; Douglas Emron Jones papers; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: UA 5419, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Douglas E. Jones in installments between 2008 and 2009.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Douglas E. Jones; August 2008. Donated; Douglas E. Jones; April 2009.
Subject Terms
Astronautics; Education; Colleges and Universities; Jones, Douglas Emron; Brigham Young University Film Society--Faculty; Jones, Douglas Emron--Archives
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; September 2008. Processed; Matthew Leavitt; May 2009.
Appraisal Information
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Jones (Douglas Emron) papers
Finding Aid Author
J. Gordon Daines III
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-03-10 17:32:02 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Douglas Emron Jones (born 1930) is a retired 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.

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