Benjamin A. Jones Papers, 1920s-2012
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Brief Description:

Papers of Benjamin Jones (1926-2015) (B.S. 1949, M.S. 1950, Ph.D. 1958), Professor of Agricultural Engineering 1952-92, and Associate Director of the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station 1973-92, including the minutes and working papers for the North Central Agricultural Experiment Station Directors' Meetings (1973-86), minutes and working papers of the Committee of Nine (advisory committee to the Secretary of the USDA) (1974-82), and the minutes of the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (1979-82).

A second accession was added in spring 2019. These materials consist of awards, correspondence, photographs and slides, publications, as well as Alpha Epsilon Honor Society files. They are organized into five series. Series 1: Personal Papers and Awards, 1950-2012, CV listed first and then arranged alphabetically; Series 2: Professional Papers, 1944-2011, arranged alphabetically; Series 3: Photographs and Slides, ca. 1920s-1980s; Series 4: Alpha Epsilon Honor Society 1963-2009, listed alphabetically; Series 5: Publications, with articles arranged chronologically, then followed by three class textbooks.

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 8/2/21
Created by: Jones, Benjamin Angus (1926-2015)
Volume: 9.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/10/97
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0802021.pdf
Arrangement:

First accession: Chronological

Second accession:

Series 1: Personal Papers and Awards, 1950-2012

This series contains Professor Jones's CV, his Master's thesis from the University of Illinois (1950), photographs, awards, and thank you notes to Professor Jones. This series is arranged with the CV first and then alphabetically.

Series 2: Professional Papers, 1944-2011

This series consists of speeches, correspondence, water survey notes, reports, biographical data, resumes, Agricultural Experiment Station records when Jones was the Associate Director of the Experiment Station, Agricultural Engineering Department historical materials, and files pertaining to the American Association of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) files. This series is organized alphabetically.

Series 3: Photographs and Slides, ca. 1920's-1980s

This series consists of historical photographs and slides mostly pertaining to drainage systems, agricultural machinery, lab work, and the plowing and cultivation of fields.

Series 4: Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, 1963-2009

This series contains meeting notes, correspondence, information booklets, constitution, proclamation, and history of the Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, an honor society for outstanding agricultural, biological, and food engineering students. This series is organized alphabetically.

Series 5: Publications, 1955-1986

Consists of journal articles and class textbooks authored and co-authored by Benjamin Jones. Journal articles are listed first and organized chronologically, followed by three of his class textbooks.

Biographical Note for Jones, Benjamin Angus (1926-2015) :

Benjamin A. Jones was born April 16, 1926 on a small farm near Mahomet, IL. He received a B.S. (1949) and M.S. (1959) degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He worked as assistant professor and assistant extension agricultural engineer in the Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Vermont, Burlington (1950-1952). Jones returned to UIUC in 1952 and completed his Ph.D. in 1958 while working as instructor and later assistant professor in the Agricultural Engineering Department. Professor Jones became an associate professor in 1958 and a full professor in 1964. He was also the Associate Director of the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station from 1973 to 1992. He served on numerous professional organizations, was a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural, and held numerous positions in the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He also served on the Committee of Nine, an advisory committee to the Secretary of the USDA (1974-1982).

Benjamin A. Jones died September 21, 2015.

Subject Index
Agricultural Experiment Station
Agricultural Research
Agriculture, United States Department of
Faculty Papers
North Central Agricultural Experiment Station Directors' Assoc
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]