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The Howard W. Jones, Jr. and Georgeanna Seegar Jones Collection

  • Creator: Jones, Howard Wilber (1910 - )
  • Creator: Jones, Georgeanna Seegar (1912 - 2005)

  • Collection Date: 1935 - 1979

  • Extent: 4.8 cubic feet

Howard W. and Georgeanna Seegar Jones
by Henry Cooper
oil on canvas, 45 by 37.5 inches, 1977


Howard W. Jones, Jr., was born in Baltimore. He received his A.B in 1931 from Amherst College and his M.D. in 1935 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Georgeanna Seegar Jones received her M.D. in 1936 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 1948, Howard Jones and his wife Georgeanna became part-time faculty in the department of gynecology and obstetrics in the school of medicine. In 1960, Howard and Georgeanna Jones left their private practice to become full-time faculty members at Johns Hopkins, in order to devote themselves more fully to research in gynecology and obstetrics. Howard Jones established the crytogenetics laboratory at Johns Hopkins when the field was in its infancy. The Joneses retired from Johns Hopkins in 1978 and were appointed professors of obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where they established the first in vitro fertilization program in the United States.

Hopkins Affiliations

1960 - 1978 Johns Hopkins Hospital
1948 - 1978 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The Howard W. Jones, Jr., and Georgeanna Seegar Jones Collection spans their entire careers at Johns Hopkins. It includes correspondence, diaries, and surgical notebooks used as the basis for their memoirs entitled, War and Love, documenting their World War II experience. Also included are correspondence, publications, speeches, administrative records from the Gender Identity Clinic and the Prenatal Diagnostic Center, and biographical information on Howard Jones and Georgeanna Seegar Jones. In addition, the collection includes a filmed interview with John Money about the Gender Identity Clinic.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

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