Verner Jones papers, circa 1890-circa 1960

Overview of the Collection

Jones, Verner, 1905-1977.
Verner Jones papers
circa 1890-circa 1960 (inclusive)
1929-1934 (bulk)
.90 cubic feet (2 boxes) + 1 map tube.
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

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Additional Information

Finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Verner Everett Jones (1905-1977), an economic geologist, spent the early years of his career doing surface and underground mapping with the Utah Apex Mining Company, Boston-Montana Mines Company, and affiliates of Standard Oil of New Jersey. After earning his Ph. D. from Cornell University in 1933, he was employed by various oil companies in the United States, Argentina, Spain, Venezuela, and Libya until his retirement in 1969.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection is chiefly materials from his early career (1929-1934) including maps, some hand-drawn by Jones, of mining properties in Montana, Utah, and Idaho, and of natural gas fields in New York and north central Pennsylvania; geologic notes; correspondence; reports; manuscripts; photographs; reprints; and miscellaneous other materials.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Verner Jones at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

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Processing Note

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Geology, Economic.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Idaho.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Montana.
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Utah.
  • Natural gas -- Pennsylvania.

Corporate Names

  • Boston-Montana Mines Company.
  • Utah Apex Mining Company.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Maps.
  • Photographs.
  • Technical reports.


  • Geologists.