Butler A. Jones Papers

Butler A. Jones was an African-American educator and professor of sociology. Jones taught at several colleges, including Cleveland State University, 1969-1984. He was particularly interested in the effectiveness of law as a means of social change, with a special focus on school desegregation litigation. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscript writings, legal documents, unpublished reports, clippings, and material on various agencies. The collection pertains to the research of Butler A. Jones with respect to desegregation cases and to activist groups of the 1960s, especially the Southern Regional Council and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Included are desegregation case proceedings and issues of Student Voice, a publication of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.