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Dorsey D. Jones Papers

Identifier: MC 523

Scope and Content Note

Jones's and Morris's manuscript is a history of imperial Russia beginning with the earliest records of Russian history and extending to the revolutions of 1917. It is divided into a preface and eighteen chapters, the last one consisting of a chronology. Jones and Morris organized this history chronologically, according to rulers, from the Riurik Dynasty to Lenin, including two chapters devoted respectively to the arts in Russia and to Russian fiction in the nineteenth century. A list of suggested readings concludes each chapter.

Several pages of notes form part of the manuscript. Chapter Eight contains a handwritten page between pages 2 and 2a, a typewritten note between pages sixteen and seventeen, and two handwritten pages following page seventeen; a handwritten page occurs between pages seven and eight in Chapter Nine as well.


  • Creation: ca. 1980


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Born in 1898, educated at Drury College, Jones was a professor of history at the University of Arkansas for more than thirty-five years. He is listed in Who's Who in America, 1955 and in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly, summer, 1969. He is the author of Cephas Washburn and his Work in Arkansas (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Journal Series, 1944), "The Dogger Bank Incident" (Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Research Paper. Journal Series no. 604, 1940), Edwin Chadwick and the Early Public Health Movement in England (Iowa City, Iowa: The University of Iowa Press, 1931), Russia: A Concise History (Harrisburg, Pa.: Stockpole Company, 1955, and Under the Russian Canopy: A History of Russia Old and New (Minnespolis: Burgess Publishing Company, 1936).

Robert Lee Morris, co-author of the present manuscript, was born in 1903 and was a professor of English at the University of Arkansas. His other production has been in literature, including such works as Grant from the South: A Play Suggested by the Legend of Thomas Wolfe (Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press, 1953), Opie Read, an American Humorist, 1852-1939 (New York: Helios Books, 1965), and The Story in the Song: A Play in Commemoration of the Centennial of the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas: 1971).


.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

The Dorsey D. Jones Papers was donated to the Special Collections Department by Dorsey D. Jones of Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 1, 1984.

Processing Information

Processed by Janet G. Tucker; completed in February 1988.


Dorsey D. Jones Papers
Janet G. Tucker
February 1988
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

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