This collection consists of ninety-three almanacs and thirty-four scrapbooks. The almanacs were published from 1849 to 1929, by a variety of companies and organizations involved in farming, health, literature, medicine, religion, etc. The scrapbooks are items clipped from newspapers, magazines, and books glued in old books. The scrapbooks were given numbers and a completion date by Jones.
The collection is divided into two series: Series 1, Almanacs, 1849-1929, and Series 2, Scrapbooks, 1865-1881.
Method of Acquisition
The John A. Jones Collection was a part of the 7000 volume John A. Jones book collection purchased by ETSU's Sherrod Library in 1931 from Jones' son, Virgil Jones. The collection was transferred to the Archives of Appalachia in 1979.
The almanacs were processed in March 1985 and the scrapbooks in October 1996.