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Weyman B. Jones Papers

Identifier: CLRC-585

Scope and Contents

The Weyman B. Jones papers contains typescripts, proofs, and notes related to the writing and publication of his novel Edge of Two Worlds, a fictional story based on incidents in the life of Sequoyah, who created a writing system for the Cherokee language in the 19th century.


  • 1968


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Weyman Jones was born February 6, 1928, in Lima, Ohio. He earned an AB from Harvard in 1950 and held various management positions in business, as well as spending four years in the U.S. Navy. He had an interest in the Cherokee peoples as a descendant of early white settlers in Oklahoma, and based his Edge of Two Worlds on a story published in a Cherokee newspaper.

Biographical source: "Weyman Jones (1928-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 4. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


1.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



Collection contains written materials related to one children's novel written by Weyman B. Jones.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Weyman B. Jones.

Weyman B. Jones Papers, 1968
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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