Guide to the C. A. Jones Papers 1944-1978
Cage 461

Summary Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Jones, Charles Asa
C. A. Jones Papers
Cage 461
Date [inclusive]
655.0 items.
General Physical Description note
.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Memoranda, correspondence, minutes, reports, and other papers relating to the teaching of speech and drama at Washington State University. Included are business records for plays and correspondence from Maynard Lee Daggy.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 461, C. A. Jones Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Charles Asa Jones was born on February 4, 1914 in Charter Oak, Iowa. He earned an undergraduate degree at Drake University in 1935 and received a Master of Arts degree at Iowa State University in 1938. Jones completed a doctoral degree in Speech in 1953 at Northwestern University. He began his teaching career in 1938 as a school teacher in Iowa but this was interrupted by the Second World War in 1942. In the fall of 1946, after a short period as an instructor of English at Mesa College, he joined the Washington State University faculty. Until his retirement in 1979, Jones served as Professor of Speech and Drama at Washington State University. A member of both the Speech and Communication Association and the American Theatre Association, Jones' main interests are in children's theatre and creative dramatics.

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Scope and Contents note

Material in the collection includes memoranda and bulletins pertaining to the department staff and its meetings, curriculum information, long range theatre plans, papers of a search committee, proposals of projects, and letters by and to Maynard Lee Daggy. Present also are detailed accounting data from some dramatic productions. The Daggy letters date back to 1944-45, and some material was generated in the 1950s and 1960s, but the collection bulks largest from 1968-1976.

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Arrangement note

The C. A. Jones Papers are arranged in a single alphabetical subject series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1982
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The C.A. Jones Papers were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Dr. Jones in July 1979 (MS 79-29).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Faculty -- Archives
  • Washington State University. Dept. of Speech

Personal Name(s)

  • Daggy, Maynard Lee
  • Jones, Charles Asa, 1914- --Archives


  • Drama--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Performing Arts
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory


Curriculum, Undergraduate undated   3.0 items.

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Daggy, M. L. 1944 1945 1972-1973   12.0 items.

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Departmental Staff Meetings 1969-1978   200.0 items.

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Drama Staff 1968-1976   350.0 items.

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Executive Committee 1973-1974   10.0 items.

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Extension Class 1963   3.0 items.

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Fort Columbia 1972   5.0 items.

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Long Range Plan-Theatre 1966   8.0 items.

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Play Accounts 1957-1963   25.0 items.

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Search Committee 1975   35.0 items.

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Student Drama Guild undated   3.0 items.

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