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Cornell gets Robert Trent Jones collection

- Associated Press - Thursday, January 6, 2011

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Cornell University has acquired 70 years' worth of plans and papers of famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones.

The collection was donated by Jones' sons, Rees and Robert Jr., who also are golf course designers.

There are 325 Jones-designed courses around the world _ in 45 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and more than 25 countries on four continents.

The collection covers Jones' entire career, from 1930 through the 1990s, and includes personal correspondence with Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Bobby Jones and other notable players. It also includes sketches, photographs, slides, contracts, account files and other financial records documenting every course.

Robert Trent Jones, a member of the Cornell class of 1930, died in 2000 at age 93.

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