Jones, (Rt. Rev.) Everett Holland. Papers

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Jones, (Rt. Rev.) Everett Holland. Papers


  • 1914-1990 (Creation)


14 cu.ft. (40 boxes)

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The Rt. Rev. Everett Holland Jones was elected the 4th Bishop of West Texas in 1943. As Bishop of West Texas, Jones founded many important community resources which still serve the San Antonio area today, including the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, a chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Good Samaritan Center. A devoted Texan, in 1942 Jones turned down the office of Bishop of Honolulu, and in 1958 he objected to his nomination as a candidate for Presiding Bishop on the grounds that he wished to stay in West Texas. He lived in San Antonio with his wife Helen until his death in 1995 at the age of 93. Jones, a prolific writer, was known for his weekly column, A Bishop Looks at Life; these "sermonettes" discussed modern life from a Christian perspective.

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This extensive collection documents Everett H. Jones’ service to The Episcopal Church, from his college days to his years as rector of St. Mark’s Church in San Antonio, Texas, and his eventual retirement as the fourth Bishop of West Texas. Included are family papers, travel diaries, sermons, addresses, and course outlines, as well as extensive correspondence with parishioners and church officials.


Biographical Papers, 1914-1984
Ministry, 1929-1983
Name Correspondence, 1921-1990
Sermons and Addresses, Formal and Printed, 1924-1976
Sermons, Topical, 1925-1988
Sermonettes (A Bishop Looks at Life), 1959-1984
Talks and Course Outlines, 1933-1975
Subject Files, 1893, 1921-1990

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