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Phyllis A. Jones Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: PP-C-01

Contents

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

Dates

  • 1956-1959

Creator

Access

This collection is open to researchers.

About Phyllis A. Jones

Phyllis Jones entered Connecticut College (then Connecticut College for Women) in the fall of 1955, but health issues forced her to withdraw from the College in the spring of 1956 and return to her parents' home in Pennsylvania. 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.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Summary

Correspondence from Phyllis Jones to Nancy Savin documenting her experience at Connecticut College for Women and the University of Delaware, 1956-1959.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically

Acquisition Information

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

Processed By

Rebecca Parmer, 2015
Title
Guide to the Phyllis A. Jones Correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Rebecca Parmer
Date
2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Finding aid revised by Deborah Kloiber

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Conecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States
860-439-2686