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MS Thr 201

Jones, Robert Edmond, 1887-1954. Robert Edmond Jones papers, 1911-1954 (MS Thr 201): Guide

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf, pfd, ppf, and framed storage
Call No.: MS Thr 201
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Jones, Robert Edmond, 1887-1954
Title: Robert Edmond Jones papers
Date(s): 1911-1954 and undated
Quantity: 7 linear feet (circa 150 drawings and photographs and 5 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English
Abstract: Scenery and costume designs, photographs, compositions and correspondence by American theatrical designer Robert Edmond Jones.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-97. Gift of Miss Elizabthe Jones; received: 1968 January 4. 74M-45. Gift of Miss Elizabeth Jones; received: 1974 Novemebr 15. 74M-54. Gift of Miss Elizabeth Jones; received: 1975 January 17. Various other sources

Custodial History:

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Johnson, 1967-1975, and other donors

Processing Information:

Processed by various catalogers

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Robert Edmond Jones Papers, 1911-1954 (MS Thr 201). Houghton Library, Harvard University

Biographical / Historical

Jones graduated from Harvard in 1910 and was an American theatrical and motion-picture designer.


Arranged into the following series: I. Drawings II. Compositions and notes III. Correspondence IV. Other material

Scope and Contents

Collection includes scenery and costume designs for various productions, sketches and poster designs, essays and notes on principals of theatrical design, letters, photographs of sets and productions, awards and certificates. Collection was previously processed in four different finding aids as MS Thr 201, MS Thr 201.4 MS Thr 201.7, and MS Thr 202.12 and several single item records. The present finding aid brings all the material together. Accession numbers recorded for each individual item, or folder.

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