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									                            JFK M A T E R I A L S C O L L E C T I O N
                                                         Who was Penn Jones?
                         The       library’s      JFK    William Penn Jones was born in Annona,
                         Materials          collection   Texas, on October 15, 1914. In 1946, Jones
                         began in 2004 with the          purchased the local newspaper, Midlothian
                         acquisition of the papers       Mirror. His liberal opinions caused controversy
                         of Penn Jones, Jr. from         and his attacks on the John Birch Society
                         his friend, Bob Platt.          resulted in his office being firebombed. He
                         These papers included           was the recipient of the Elijah Parish Lovejoy
                         correspondence, manu-           Award for courageous journalism.
scripts, cassette tapes, video tapes, magazines,
photographs and various publications. Additional                             In 1963, Jones became
materials were given by Penn Jones’ sons                                     involved in investigating
including a large group of materials related to                              the assassination of John
Penn’s service with the 36 Infantry Division in                              F. Kennedy. He was the
WWII.                                                                        author of four books on
                                                                             the assassination: Forgive
Since then, we have partnered with Jack White                                My Grief vols. I-IV (1966-
and Gary Shaw to duplicate JFK materials from                                1976).
their personal collections. So far, we have added                           Jones sold the Midlothian
40+ JFK assassination research newsletter titles         Mirror in 1974. He began publishing the
with over 800 individual issues, over 400                newsletter, The Continuing Inquiry, in 1976.
magazine articles, 200+ videos, 100+ cassettes,          Every year on the anniversary of the
HSCOA       videos       and    cassettes,    and        assassination, Jones held a memorial service
correspondence from hundreds of individuals. We          at Dealey Plaza.
have also added general magazines, newspapers            William Penn Jones died in a nursing home in
and videos documenting the life and death of             Alvarado, Texas, on 25th January, 1998.
President Kennedy.
                                                         The web site for the Penn Jones papers is
The library has also received materials from H. C.
Nash, John Kelin, Chris Pike, Bob Platt, Doug
Weldon, Roy Schaeffer, and Jack Hightower, as            Who is Jack White?
well as local Waco residents. Many of these
                                                         Jack White, a long
materials are listed on our JFK web site:
                                                         time resident of Fort
                                                         Worth, Texas, is a
                                                         professional    photo-
We are also partnering with the Harold Weisberg
                                                         grapher. As a photo
Archive at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, to
                                                         analyst, he testified
share materials and information. See
                                                         before     the  House
                                                         Selection Committee
                                                         on Assassinations in
                                                         1978 and served as a
    W. R. Poage Legislative Library                      consultant on the Oliver Stone film, JFK, in
                                                         1990. He edited The Continuing Inquiry for
                                                         Penn Jones in the early 1980s. He is currently
                                                         engaged in photo analysis of photographs
                                                         related to September 11, 2001.
                                                         The web site for the Jack White papers is
          JFK Materials Collection: A Private Collection in a Private Institution
What do donors say?                                How you can help?

Jack White, Photo analyst                          The fiftieth anniversary
"Penn Jones was a great American                   of Kennedy’s death will
devoted to truth and justice. Penn                 be in 2013. Our goal
would be proud that his work is being              is to have as many
carried forward by the Poage Library's             resources available by
JFK materials collection honoring his              then      for   a   new
name. I am proud to have contributed               generation            of
most of my archives of newsletters,                researchers, especially
magazines, newspapers and videos to                children and teachers
the Penn Jones Collection in honor of              in secondary schools.
Penn, and for the benefit of historians            So please look over
and researchers."                                  our     list   of   JFK
                                                   newsletters online and
What do researchers say?                           see if you have any
                                                   issues we are missing.
Joe Green, JFK researcher                          Do the same with our list of magazines.
San Antonio, TX                                    Let us know what you have. Do you know of
I have found everyone there [Poage Library] to     unpublished manuscripts which we could add?
be extremely friendly and helpful…It's been        We will be glad to work with you to duplicate
especially helpful for someone like myself,        materials if you need originals returned.
who had never seen publications like The
Third Decade and The Iconoclast and needed         Visiting the archive in Waco Texas
to have that kind of detailed background to
work on my book. The Baylor Collections of
Political Materials continues to be a fantastic
resource for me, which can be seen just by
checking my footnotes.

Chris Pike, Penn Jones biographer
Ridgway, CO                                                             Parking
The political collections archive of the W. R.
Poage Legislative Library at Baylor University
is emerging as one of the foremost research
facilities for political materials. Beginning in
2004, when I was first informed that materials
about the subject of my book were available,
JFK Materials collection has been an essential
resource for my biographical research effort
involving the late Brig. Gen. Penn Jones, Jr.
For a time, the whereabouts of the Jones files
and personal papers had been unknown. But
due to the Political Collections’ staff, the
papers were obtained from Robert Platt of Ft.                           Contact us:
Worth and from the Jones family. From that
point onward I was able to successfully                         Mail:   Poage Legislative Library
complete the deep research phase of my book                             One Bear Place #97153
project. Had the staff not been persistent in                           Waco, Texas 76798-7153
locating materials, I seriously doubt that I
would have come this far. In obtaining                             Phone: 254-710-3540
materials that encompass both sides of an
issue or controversy, the archive has amassed         
a reputable collection of books, articles,
newsletters, photographs, films, and other
items ranging from the September 11, 2001
attack on the United States to political

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