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Interview with Marshall B. Jones

Finding aid prepared by Joyce Dewsbury

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2004

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jones, Marshall B.
Title: Interview with Marshall B. Jones
Dates: October 1967
Abstract: Marshall Jones discusses his tenure case.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. Reel audio recording, Mono. Duration: 00:44:18.
Identification: Recording Number 110
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Marshall B. Jones was an assistant professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Florida who was denied tenure in June 1967. Jones was involved in the civil rights and antiwar movements.

Scope and Content

Originally recorded on reel-to-reel and reformatted to digital audio in May 2004.

The tapes appear to have been recorded for a radio interview. The station is not identified nor are the interviewers. Dr. Jones was questioned about his tenure fight and Jones discusses his case, the complaint by the American Association of University Professors, and his appeal to President Stephen C. O'Connell. He commented that his case had less to do with him and more to do with the organization and government of the University.

Access or Use Restrictions


The recording is available for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Interview with Marshall B. Jones, Audio Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Academic freedom -- United States -- History -- 20th century
College teachers -- Tenure -- Florida

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