Guide to the Phyllis A. Jones Collection, 1956-1959

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Biographical History

Scope and Content Note

Administrative Information

Restrictions

Subjects and Contributors

Arrangement

Detailed Description of the Collection


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College
Creator: Connecticut College.
Title: Phyllis A. Jones collection
Dates: 1956-1959
Call Number: RG74
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (1 box)
Language: In English
Abstract: Correspondence from Phyllis Jones to Nancy Savin documenting her experience at Connecticut College for Women and the University of Delaware, 1956-1959.

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Biographical History

Phyllis Jones entered Connecticut College in the fall of 1955, but health issues forced her to withdraw from the College and return to her parentsí home in Pennsylvania in the spring of 1956. After spending the summer with the Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, Massachusetts, she enrolled at the University of Delaware, where she was a member of the E 52 University Theatre group. Jones later studied at and performed with a number of local theater groups, including the Hedgerow Theatre outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died in June 1962, the victim of a murder while on a beach outing to New Jersey.

 

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 40 letters and postcards sent to Connecticut College student Nancy Savin by Phyllis Jones. Jones, a former Connecticut College student who transferred to the University of Delaware, writes extensively on her experience in university and local theatre groups, as well as her perspective on mental illness, art, philosophy, poetry, and religion.

 

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Phyllis Jones Collection. Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, Connecticut College.

Processed By

Rebecca Parmer, 2015.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Nancy R. Savin, November 24, 2014.

 

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Subjects and Contributors

 
Names:
Jones, Phyllis A.
Savin, Nancy R.
Organizations:
Connecticut College for Women
University of Delaware
Subjects:
Connecticut College--Students.
Correspondence
Students--Social life and customs
Theatre studies

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Arrangement

Organized chronologically in a single series.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection

Box Folder Description Date(s)
1 1 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 5/26/1956
2 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter, clippings) 6/1/1956
3 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 6/14/1956
4 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 6/26/1956
5 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 6/26/1956
6 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 6/28/1956
7 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 7/7/1956
8 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 7/12/1956
9 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 8/6/1956
10 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 8/13/1956
11 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 8/17/1956
12 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 9/16/1956
13 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 9/19/1956
14 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 9/23/1956
15 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 9/23/1956
16 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 9/27/1956
17 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 9/30/1956
18 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 10/3/1956
19 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 10/8/1956
20 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 10/9/1956
21 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 10/10/1956
22 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 10/23/1956
23 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 10/29/1956
24 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter, clipping) 11/20/1956
25 P. Jones to N. Savin (postcard) 1956
26 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 2/14/1957?
27 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 7/2/1957
28 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 7/27/1957
29 P. Jones to N. Savin (card) 9/24/1957
30 P. Jones to N. Savin (program for The Crucible, newsclipping) 10/1957
31 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 10/4/1957
32 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 11/1957?
33 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 12/5/1957?
34 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 12/12/1957-1/15/1958
35 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 11/1958?
36 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 11/11/1958
37 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 2/5/1958
38 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter) 3/7/1959
39 P. Jones to N. Savin (card, clipping) c.1958-1959
40 P. Jones to N. Savin (letter)n.d.

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