Lewis Henry Jones reference collection

Summary Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives
Jones, Lewis Henry
Lewis Henry Jones reference collection
Date [inclusive]
2.2 Linear feet 1 halfsize archive box, 1 oversize folder
The Lewis Henry Jones reference collection documents the 11th president of Michigan State Normal College, who served from 1902 to 1912. His papers include such materials as correspondence, clippings, and researcher biographies.

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Biographical Note

Lewis Henry Jones was born on July 3, 1844 in Noblesville, Indiana, and was educated at the Spiceland Academy in Indiana and the Oswego Normal School in New York. Jones was married on March 21, 1872 to Sarah Ellen Good. From 1871-1874, Jones taught at the Indiana State Normal School; in 1875 he taught at the Indianapolis High School, and served as Principal of the Indiana State Normal School from 1876 to 1884. Jones was superintendent of the Indianapolis Schools from 1884 through 1894, and transferred to the Cleveland Public Schools as superintendent from 1894 through 1902. Finally, in 1902, Jones was named President of the Michigan State Normal College, a position he held through 1912. Henry Lewis Jones passed away on August 11, 1917.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 February 14

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For more information on Lewis Henry Jones, please see the Biographical and Photograph files in the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • College presidents
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Biographies 1912 

1 1

Clippings 1902-2007 

1 2

Correspondence 1904-1911 

1 3

Memorial Programs 1917 December 9 

1 4

Statement of Service, Signed by the MSNC Faculty 

Box Folder

Student Grade Book, signed by Jones 1906 June 20 

1 5