Oral History Interview with James Ralph Jones, 1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Jones, James Ralph
Oral History Interview with James Ralph Jones
1978 (inclusive)
1 sound cassette.
Collection Number
SPC 978-0072 (collection)
Eastern Washington University
Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections
Eastern Washington University Libraries
320 Media Lane - 100 LIB
Cheney, WA
Telephone: 509-359-2475
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James Ralph Jones was born July 15, 1906 in Hillsboro, Texas. He was 72 at the time of the taped interview. In Texas he worked on a government construction project, building foundations for houses. In 1942 Jones moved to Spokane, drawn by the promise of $1.00 per hour pay. Jones was one of the early members of the Morning Star Baptist Church, which was formed in 1946.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains an interview with James Ralph Jones, an African-American man who was active in the development of the Morning Star Baptist Church in Spokane. The interview includes biographical information about Jones, description of race relations in Spokane, and history of the Morning Star Baptist Church. The interview was conducted by Dr. Joseph Franklin and is part of the Inland Northwest Black History Collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Use of this collection is subject to the rules concerning access to archival and manuscript collections at Eastern Washington University. For more information, see: http://www.ewu.edu/Library/Services/Archives.xml

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. For more information or permission to publish, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at (509) 359-2475, or archives@ewu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Oral History Interview with James Ralph Jones; SPC 978-0072; box number; folder number; Archives & Special Collections, Eastern Washington University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • African American churches--Washington (State)--Spokane--History
  • African Americans--Washington (State)--Spokane
  • Personal Names :
  • Jones, James Ralph--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Morning Star Baptist Church (Spokane, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Spokane (Wash.)--Race relations
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews (Sound recordings)
  • Oral histories
  • Sound recordings