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Bobby Jones collection

Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 500

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials relating to Bobby Jones from 1920-2002. The collection contains visual materials including photographs, drawings, and video cassettes and newsreels, documenting Bobby Jones, the Grand Slam (1930), the Masters Tournaments (1965-1969), prominent persons, and the sports of golf, hunting, and fishing; clippings about Jones; articles by or about Jones; magazines (including foreign) about golf; memorabilia including plaques, certificates, golf clubs, and souvenirs; manuscripts including Bobby Jones on Golf, drafts of magazine articles by Jones, and research papers on Jones; and audio tapes document a Robert W. Woodruff dinner (1959), an interview with Jones (1960), and his 25th anniversary in golf.

The following books are illustrated with photographs drawn extensively from the collection: Davis, Martin, The Greatest of Them All: The Legend of Bobby Jones (1996); Lewis, Catherine, Considerable Passions (2000); and Matthew, Sidney, Life and Time of Bobby Jones (1995).


  • 1920-2002

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Access to original films and cassette tapes is restricted for preservation purposes. Use copies have not been made for all of the video recordings at this time. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to these materials.

Special restrictions apply: For preservation reasons, researchers are encouraged to use the digital collection rather than the original images.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones, lawyer and golfer, was born March 17, 1902, in Atlanta, Georgia, and died on December 18, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia. Jones won the Grand Slam of golf and the Sullivan Award as outstanding amateur athlete (1930), planned the Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club (1931) where he played his first Masters Tournament (1934), and his final Masters Tournament (1968). He was associated with the Atlanta law firm of Jones, Bird and Howell.


5 linear feet (10 boxes); 5 oversized papers boxes and 2 oversized papers folders (OP); 2 extra-oversized papers (XOP); 1 bound volume (BV); AV Masters: 2 linear feet (1 box, 5 film canisters, CLP4)


Papers relating to lawyer and golfer, Bobby Jones, including manuscripts, audiotapes, motion pictures, and photographs.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Finding Aid Note

Index to selected correspondents available.


Gift, 1967, with subsequent additions.

Additional Physical Form

Portions of this collection are available digitally to researchers in the the Rose Library reading room.

Related Materials in This Repository

Robert W. Woodruff papers.


Processed by Kathy Shoemaker, 2002.

Box 1, 1a, and 1b have been changed to AV1

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Index of Selected Correspondents

The following is an index to selected correspondents and subjects in the Bobby Jones collection. Each entry refers to the box and folder number (e.g. 3:6 = Box 3, Folder 6).
Adair, Perry
Braid, James
British Amateur Championship
British Open Championship
Brown, Joseph E.
Chance, George Washington
Cruickshank, Bobby
Davis, D.P.
Davison, Archer
DeHart, Jimmy
Deverich, Nat
Dey, Joe
Diegel, Leo
Duncan, George
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Elliott, Charles
Espinosa, Al
Estes, David
Evans, Chick
Fairbanks, Douglas
Fairbanks, Douglas, Jr.
Fiddian, Eric
Fownes, William C., Jr.
Gardner, Bob
Griffith, Clark
Godchaux, Frank
Guilford, Jesse
Gunn, Watts
Hagen, Walter
Harris, Robert
Hilkey, Charles J.
Hogg, Jamieson
Huston, Walter
Johnston, Harrison
Jones, Mary
Jones, Robert Tyre, Sr.
Keeler, Oscar Bane
MacKenzie, Roland
Maiden, Jimmy
Maiden, Stewart
Marshall, George C.
Marston, Max
McCarthy, Maurice
McFarlane, Willie
McIntyre, Jack
Moe, Don
Mumford, Leonard
Nixon, Richard M.
Ouimet, Francis
Ray, Ted
Roberts, Cliff
Ross, Luke
Sarazen, Gene
Smith, Horton
Sweeting, Sam
Sweetser, Jess
Taylor, John Henry
Tolley, Cyril
Traylor, Mel
Tunney, Gene
U.S. Amateur Championship
U.S. Open Championship
Vardon, Harry
Von Elm, George
Walker Cup
Watrous, Al
Wethered, Roger
Willing, Oscar F.
Woodruff, Robert W.
Yates, Charles R.
Bobby Jones collection, 1920-2002
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
October 13, 2004
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Revision Statements

  • December 4, 2014: Restricted container lists (original films) redacted in finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States