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William W. Jones photograph album

 Collection — Folder: SP046
Identifier: SP046

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photography album from William W. Jones in the United States, ranging from 1939 to 1963, regarding his training and service in World War II and the Korean War. The album contains photographs of Jones and other military personnel at various training camps including Fort Harrison, Indiana, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. It also contains several pieces of paper ephemera including souvenirs, a medical record, ration and pay cards, a liberty pass, French hotel advertisements, and Jones' military service record.


  • 1939-1963

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

William W. Jones was born on November 29, 1920 in Muncie, Indiana to Everett and Peachie Belle Jones. Jones served in the military for nearly 25 years from 1939 to 1963 and served during World War II and the Korean War. His military career began at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Marion County, Indiana at age 19. In 1940 in Terre Haute, Indiana, he enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in the 38th Division. In 1942, Jones was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Benning, Georgia before returning to the Indiana National Guard until the end of World War II. At some point during this period, Jones married but later divorced in 1945. After World War II, Jones was stationed at Fort Benning, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

On September 16, 1950, Jones married Leona Zink Fleenor and together they would have a son named William Audred Jones. Later in 1950, Jones was assigned to the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team in Korea. During the Korean War, Jones also spend time in Japan, Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Fort Custer, Michigan, and Camp Carson, Colorado. After the Korean War, Jones continued his military service and was stationed in Verdun, France, Brussels, Belgium, Fort Wayne, Michigan, and Ent Air Force Base, Colorado.

William W. Jones died on July 5, 1985 at the age of 65 in Greencastle, Indiana. His ashes were interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.


Item in the collection. Death Certificates. 1985. Indiana Archives and Records Administration. Accessed August 29, 2017. Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Volume 29, page 290. Accessed August 29, 2017. William W. Jones. Hemmingsen Family Tree. Accessed August 29, 2017.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of a single item.

Custodial History

This collection was purchased by Rare Books and Manuscripts from Lux Mentis, Booksellers on 2017/07/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed and EAD finding aid created 2017/08/29 by Kristin Lee.
William W. Jones photograph album
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.