Leah A. Jones papers
Collection — Folder: 1
Scope and Contents
The Leah A. Jones papers date from 1983 to 1997 and consist of 7 items. The collection includes three sheets of laser-copied photographs which document the period when Jones lived in Iowa and attended the University of Iowa, her reminiscences of her experiences at the University of Iowa, a letter Jones wrote to her sister in 1985, a paper that she wrote for her Long-term Care Administration class in 1987, and a newspaper clipping from 1987.
- Jones, Leah A., 1965- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to The University of Iowa.
Biographical / Historical
Leah Wilson was born January 26, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in 1983 to attend the University of Iowa and to escape the fear of violence that plagued her as a young African-American woman in Chicago. Wilson began her academic career as a business major but later changed her emphasis to social work. Wilson graduated with a B.A. in sociology in 1987 and received her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Texas-Austin in 1992. She was active in her church choir and Voices of Soul, a University of Iowa-affiliated choral group, which promotes African-American musical culture, and was a member of the Black Student Association. She also served as a counselor for the University of Iowa's Upward Bound program. Wilson married Leroy Jones in 1988, one month after she graduated from college, and is employed as clinical social worker in Texas.
Photographs in folders 1 and 2. other_unmapped
Chicago native and graduate of the University of Iowa.
Two folders: folder 1 shelved in SCVF; folder 2 shelved in map case.
Method of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 418) were donated by Leah A. Jones in 1997.
- Kristen Rassbach, 1997.
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