John Bush Jones Papers

Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries

c. 2005 By Brandeis University Libraries, all rights reserved


Table of Contents

Administrative Information
Biography
Scope and Content
Series Description
Container List


Creator: John Bush Jones
Title: Papers, 1967-1999, n.d.
Quantity: 0.50 cu. ft. (1 document box, 1 sandwich board)
Repository: Brandeis University Libraries
Identification: MWalB0211A
Language: English

Administrative Information

Access:

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of Brandeis University Libraries, Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department.

Copyright:

Requests to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department.

Processed by:

University Archives Staff

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John Bush Jones Papers, Robert D. Farber University Archives, Brandeis University

Return to the Table of Contents


Biography

Born in Chicago, Professor John Bush Jones received his undergraduate degree in 1962 with Distinction from Northwestern University in Speech (Theatre). In 1970 he received his Ph.D., also from Northwestern. Before coming to Brandeis, Jones taught English at the University of Kansas. In 1978, he joined Brandeis University as a member of the Theater Arts Department. He received the Louis Dembitz Brandeis Prize for Excellence in Teaching for the 1995-1996 school year. While at Brandeis, Jones directed numerous plays, including "Ruddigore," "Uncommon Women and Others," and "She Loves Me." He also participated actively in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, serving for several years on its committee, and for two years directing the Region 1 Festival. Jones is also the author of many articles, published in various literary journals. John Bush Jones retired from Brandeis in the Spring of 2001.

Return to the Table of Contents


Scope and Content

The files in this collection were created from 1967 to 1999. Items in the collections include newspaper clippings, correspondence, theater festival production papers, publications, and theater posters. All of the documents are related to his professional career.

Return to the Table of Contents


Series Description

Press Clipping
Inclusive Dates: 1997
Box 1
Arrangement: 1 folder
This series contains an article written about him in the Winter 1997 issue of "Imprint" and the research methods his students and actors use.
Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1980-1999
Box 1
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series contains incoming correspondence to John Bush Jones, mostly related to his appointment and continuation as a faculty member, as well as letters thanking him for presentations he gave.
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Inclusive Dates: 1994-1998
Box 1
Arrangement: 4 folders
This series contains correspondence, programs, licensing agreements, and reports regarding the festival.
Publications
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1991, n.d.
Box 1
Arrangement: chronological
This series contains articles John Bush Jones wrote for various publications. Some of the articles are reprints.
Theater Posters
Inclusive Dates: n.d.
Box 2
Arrangement: Alphabetical
This series contains posters for plays which John Bush Jones directed.

Return to the Table of Contents


Container List

Press Clipping
box 1 "Theater Arts Research; Act One, Scene One: The Library"--Imprint, Vol 18, No 1, 1997
Correspondence
box 1 Evenson, Robert L., 1996
box 1 Falkers, Melanie, n.d.
box 1 Goldstein, Jack, 1980
box 1 Jurkowitz, Belle, 1996
box 1 Long, Lisa, 1999
box 1 Meltzer, Hellen, 1994
box 1 Miller, Robin Feuer, 1995-1997
box 1 Reinharz, Jehuda, 1995-1997
box 1 Reis, Arthur H. Jr., 1991
box 1 Ronayne, Dean Michael R., 1998
box 1 Winnick, Rabbi Elyse, 1995
box 1 Wolt, Judith, 1996
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
box 1 Correspondence, 1996-1998
box 1 Programs, 1994-1996
box 1 Agreement, 1997
box 1 National Selection Team Report, 1998
Publications
box 1 "The Printing of the Grand Duke: Notes Toward a Gilbert Bibliography," Reprint from the Bibliographical Society of America, pp 335-342,1967
box 1 "Gilbert and Sullivan's Serious Satire: More Fact than Fancy," Reprint from the Western Humanities Review, pp 211-224, 1967
box 1 "Gilbertian Humor: Pulling Together a Definition," The Victorian Newsletter, pp 28-31, 1968
box 1 "W.S. Gilbert's Contributions to Fun," Bulletin of the New York Public Library, pp 253-266, 1969
box 1 "Gilbert and His Ballads: Problems in the Bibliography and Attribution of Victorian Comic Journalism," Reprint from Studies in Bibliography, pp 217-225,1972
box 1 "Impersonation and Authenticity: The Theatre as Metaphor in Kopit's Indians," The Quarterly Journal of Speech, pp 443-451, 1973
box 1 "Gallery Proofs in America: A Historical Survey," Reprint from The Yearbook of American Bibliographical and Textual Studies, pp 153-164, 1975
box 1 Book Review of Max Sutton's "W.S. Gilbert," Victorian Poetry, pp 169-171, 1976
box 1 "British Printers on Galley Proofs: A Chronological Reconsideration," Reprint from the Bibliographical Society, pp 105-117, 1976
box 1 "Victorian 'Readers' and Modern Editors: Attitudes and Accidentals Revisited," Reprint from The Papers of the American Bibliographical Society, pp 49-59, 1977
box 1 "The Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press in Britain: A Bibliography of Modern Studies 1970-1971" and "Victorian Periodicals: A Guide to Research," Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography, pp 107-123, 1980
box 1 "Posterity's Stepchildren: Two Biographies of Living Authors," Reprint from Review, pp 317-336, 1980
box 1 "From Melodrama to Tragedy: The Transformation of Sweeney Todd," New England Theatre Journal, pp 85-97, 1991
box 1 Book Review of John Ferres's "Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Crucible," Reprint, pp 237-238, n.d.
box 1 "Introduction: The Literary Editor's View," Reprint, pp 7-12, n.d.
Theater Posters
box 2 Celebration, n.d.
box 2 The Real Inspector Hound, n.d.
box 2 Rogers and Hart, n.d.
box 2 Ruddigore, n.d.
box 2 She Loves Me, n.d.
box 2 Uncommon Women and Others, n.d.

Return to the Table of Contents