C. B. "Scott" Jones papers
Scope and Contents
The Cecil. B. “Scott” Jones collection contains original documents from the 1960s-2013 and copied documents from as early as 1943. The majority pertain to his work as an assistant to Senator Clairborne Pell, with the Human Potential Foundation (HPF), and with the Peace and Emergency Action Coalition for Earth (PEACE). Also included are documents related to his time with the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot and later as a Naval Intelligence officer, his work with a think tank in California called Kaman Tempo, and his work for a short lived non-profit named the Center for Applied Anomalous Phenomena (CAAP). These time periods are represented through correspondence, memos, reports, journals, books/book transcripts, slideshow printouts, receipts, and notes. Of particular note is correspondence between Jones and Laurence Rockefeller, Prince Hans Adam Liechtenstein, Rima Laibow, Uri Geller, and Dick Cheney. There are drafts of letters sent to presidents Goerge Bush Jr., Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Another meaningful aspect of the collection is correspondence, receipts, reports, and conference proceedings for the multiple conferences and symposiums run by Jones at various points in his professional career on topics ranging from Thanatology to UFOs. A significant portion of the collection consists of printed or copied articles, websites, biographies, pamphlets, or essays usually related to Jones’ personal and professional interests in UFOs or Parapsychology. There are also documents related to Jones’ personal life including, correspondence with family members and close friends, memoirs, family and personal photographs, government and business forms, postcards/greeting cards, certifications, flyers, pamphlets, cassette tapes, and illustrations.
Only Series 6: The Human Potential Foundation has been both arranged and inventoried. The other series represent future work to be completed. Please note that if you request materials from certain series that material has not been identified or arranged, and may require extra time in the Reading Room. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- 1974 - 2008
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Only Series 6: The Human Potential Foundation has been both arranged and inventoried. The other series represent future work to be completed. Please note that if you request materials from certain series that material has not been identified or arranged, and may require extra time in the Reading Room. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
The University Libraries may not own the copyright to all materials in this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.
Biographical / Historical
Cecil B. “Scott” Jones (b. 1924) worked for the government and on the board multiple non-profits during the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s in fields related to Extraterrestrial contact, Parapsychology, alternative medicine, survival research and international peace. He received an A.B. in Government from George Washington University in 1961, a Masters degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1963, and finally a Ph.D. in International Studies from American University in 1975. Jones started his professional career as a fighter pilot in the navy during the Korean war, afterward he served in Naval intelligence for 20 years. While in the Navy he taught at various army colleges from 1970-1972, at the University of Kansas with the navy in 1973-1975, and finally he was a professor at the University of Wyoming from 1975-1978. Once he left the University of Wyoming, Jones worked with the private firm CACI Managing intelligence contact with DIA for 2 years, during which spent 10% of his time on applied anomalous phenomena. Then he worked for the research and development firm Kaman Tempo investigating and reporting on all oceanic nuclear tests for defense nuclear agency. During this time he met Senator Clairborne Pell and organized two symposiums on Applied Anomalous Phenomena and Consciousness and Survival respectively.
After this, Dr. Jones served as Special Assistant to Senator Clariborne Pell from January 1985 until March 1991 with the purpose of investigating consciousness research being conducted in other countries, primarily the USSR and China. During this time he founded Center for Anomalous Phenomena (CAAP) in 1985. In 1989, he founded the Human Potential Foundation (HPF) with Senator Pell, CAAP was absorbed into the HPF at this time. While working with the HPF he managed three centers, the center for interspecies communication, the center for Intercultural medical exchange, and the center for the Thanatology and survival research.The center for interspecies communication organized research in two main areas, the first being the potential for psychic communication with dolphins, manifested in project Neptunes Helper. The second being human interaction with potential extraterrestrials, resulting In the 1995 “When Cosmic Cultures Meet”conference preparing for when extraterrestrial civilization encounters humanity. The HPF also operated a small press for limited runs of books which covered topics related to the various programs of the HPF. The primary donor for the HPF during the first two and a half years of the organizations lifespan was Laurence Rockefeller, whose support was conditional with a program designed to get the United States government to acknowledge the existence of alien life. The HPF dissolved in 1998.
In 1998, following the dissolution of the HPF, Dr. Jones founded Peace and Emergency Action Coalition for Earth (PEACE). The main directive of PEACE was to establish student run peace centers at universities throughout the world. The goal of the peace rooms being to provide a space for the future leaders of the world to have a space to develop conflict resolution skills as part of an international movement despite his best efforts, these peace rooms never came into being.
24 linear feet (101 document boxes, 1 half-size document box )
Language of Materials
The C.B. Scott Jones collection contains fifty years (1960-2013) of documents pertaining to Jones’ work as special assistant to Senator Clairborne Pell and for multiple non-profits. His work in these areas relate to his personal and professional interest in Psychics, Parapsychology, UFOs, Thanatology, alternative medicine, and international peace. A large portion of the collection is personal and professional correspondence between Jones and a variety of actors ranging from world leaders to psychics. Other materials include website printouts, copied articles and essays, and journals and newsletters of an organizations affiliated with Jones’ interests.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This material was recieved from C.B. "Scott" Jones and Jean Marie Arrigo in 2013 and 2019.
This collection remains partially processed. Processing work has been performed by undergraduate students Clint Labataglia and Teagan Johnson-Moore. Only Series 6: The Human Potential Foundation has been both arranged and inventoried. The other series represent future work to be completed. Please note that if you request materials from a series besides Series 6, that material has not been identified or arranged, and may require extra time in the Reading Room. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- This finding aid was authored by Clint Labattaglia, Teagan Johnson-Moore
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