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J. Robert Jones Collection

Identifier: AC 119

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials concerning the personal and professional activities of Jones. Includes WWII contour maps of Japan; miscellaneous newspaper clippings and pamphlets about the Zia Company and Los Alamos; and Jones's correspondence.


  • 1936-1967

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Duplication allowed for research purposes. User responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Note

J. Robert Jones of Los Alamos, New Mexico was trained as an engineer and spent over 18 years as an employee of the Zia Company, which supplied personnel and special services to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos. He was married to Carol C. Jones. During the Second World War, he became associated with the U.S. Forest Service Surveying Outfit assigned to the secret, war-time drafting of scaled contour maps of the islands of Japan and adjacent areas, including Borneo, which pinpointed heavy artillery placements, air fields, and other critical military sites.

After the war, he and his wife and daughters purchased a home in Los Alamos. He received a special commendation from the Zia Company, the Atomic Energy Commission, and officials at Los Alamos for his work.

He was born on August 25, 1914.


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Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. The Palace of the Governors
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Fax: (+)505.476.5093
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Guide to J. Robert Jones Collection, 1936-1967
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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090