Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Mary Gibbs Jones College Records, 1956-2013 UA 077



creator Rice University. Mary Gibbs Jones College.
Title: Rice University Mary Gibbs Jones College Records
Dates: 1956-2013
Abstract The collection contains Jones College business material and ephemera such as college cabinet meeting minutes, publications, news clippings and other college documents, such as telephone lists, invitations, freshman information, etc. Jones College was the first dormitory at Rice University (Institute) for women and opened in September 1957.
Identification: UA 077
Quantity: 5.5 linear ft. (10 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Historical Sketch

Jones College was the first dormitory at Rice University (Institute) for women and opened in September 1957. The building was made possible by a $1 million grant from Houston Endowment, created by the late Jesse H. Jones and Mrs. Jones. It was named Mary Gibbs Jones College in honor of Mrs. Jones. The College went co-ed in the Fall of 1980.

The original complex, located between the President’s residence and Rice Boulevard, consisted of 3 building groups making up a U shape with two four-story dormitory buildings on each side of a court and a dining hall making up the top of the U. Major construction at Rice in 2001 included changes to Jones College. An addition connects Jones North and Jones South on four levels and forms the east end of Jones Quadrangle. The Ground Level was dedicated to the new Jones Commons that replaced the existing facility. A new Kitchen and Servery serves the Martel, Jones and Brown Commons. A new Master’s residence was completed in February 2001.

Excerpted from Rice University Construction Web Page.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains Jones College business material and ephemera such as college cabinet meeting minutes, publications, news clippings, and other college documents, such as telephone lists, invitations, freshman information, etc.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Mary Gibbs Jones College Records must be obtained from Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jones, Mary Gibbs.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University - Alumna and alumnae.
Rice University Archives.
Rice University – Mary Gibbs Jones College Records.
Rice University – Residential college system.

Related Material

See Rice University Archives for records of other Rice University residential colleges. Contact Woodson Research Center staff for assistance.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Gibbs Jones College Records, 1956-2013, UA 077, Rice University Archives, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Lee Pecht, and updated by Sharon Link, June 21, 2001.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Publications, Lists, & Ephemera, 1956-2013

Box Folder
1 1 News clips 1956-
2 Jabberwocky 1962
3 The Roundtable 1966-1972
4 Telephone lists 1990-1996
5 Symposia
6 Invitations 1957-1966, 2007, 2013
7 Freshmen information 1961-1976
8 Events n.d.



 

Series II: College Cabinet Meeting Minutes, 1962-1995

Box Folder
2 1 1962, Sept. 73-Apr. 76
2 Sept. 76-Apr. 78
3 Aug. 78-Apr. 80
4 Sept. 80-Apr. 82
5 1983
6 Aug. 85-May 86
7 Aug. 86-May 87
8 Fall 87-95



 

Series III: Video, 1999-2004

Box Folder
2 - Rosy and Guildy, Act I (8mm Camcorder Tape) February 1999
- Rosy and Guildy, Act II (8mm Camcorder Tape) February 1999
- Night of Scenes (DVD) November 19, 2004



 

Series IV: Freshman Handbooks and Correspondence, 1966-2011

Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence 1966, undated
2 The Jones Newcomers 1962-1964
3 Jones College Handbook 1970-1977
4 Handbooks undated
5 Pikachu GO-Week Book 2011



 

Series V: College Cabinet Meeting Minutes, 2010-2011

Box Folder
3 6 Minutes 2010-2011



 

Series VI: Memorabilia, 2011

Box item
4 1 Shot glass 2011
2 Pikachu GO-Week T-Shirt 2011
3 Jacket 2011
4 Throwback t-shirt 2011



 

Series VII: Posters, 2011

map-drawer item
147 6 Red Light District November 19, 2011
General Note
Rice University Architectural drawings, oversize manuscript material, maps and photographs, Part 3 of 3 (UA 226-3)



 

Series VIII: Student Cards, 1974-1980

Box Folder
5 1 B - N 1974-1980
2 O - W 1974-1980



 

Series IX: Centennial Exhibit, 2012

General Note
This series consists of mounted photographs and other materials used for Jones' Centennial Exhibit. There are more items in Series XIII: Oversized Materials.
Box Folder
6 1 Construction 2012
2 Lounge Area 2012
3 Invitation 2012
4 Masters 2012



 

Series X: Documents, 1973-1994

Box Folder
6 5 Homecoming 1973, 1978, n.d.
6 Member lists 1984/1985
7 Minutes 1984/1985
8 Minutes 1990-1994



 

Series XI: Handbooks, 1967-2013

Box Folder
6 9 Jones College Handbook 1967
10 Jones College Handbook 1972
11 Jones College Handbook 1973
12 Getting into Jones 1978
13 Guide to Survival 1980
14 Directions 1981
15 Directions 1982
16 Freshman Handbook 1983
17 Book for New Students 1984
18 Let's Go Club Jones 1985
19 The Jones Republic 1986
20 Acapulco Jones 1987
Box Folder
7 1 The Jones Family Album 1990
2 The O-Week with an Attitude 1991
3 Member guide 1992
4 Jones Addiction 1993
5 Planet Jones 1994
6 Freak Show Week 1997
7 00Week 2000
8 Do Not Pass Go Week 2001
9 O Week, Where Art Thou? 2003
10 Reality Show Week 2004
Box Folder
8 1 Harry Potter and the O-Week 2005
2 Nintendo Wiik 2007
3 Disco Inferno Week 2009
4 Would You Like That To Go-Week 2010
5 Super MariO-Week Book 2012



 

Series XII: Photographs, 1950s-2000s

Box Folder
8 6 1950s
7 1960s
8 1970s
9 1980s
10 1990s
11 2000s
12 n.d.



 

Series XIII: Oversized Materials, 1990s-2012

Box Folder
9 1 Student life photographs 1990s-2000s
2 Centennial Exhibit Beer Bike photograph 2012
3 Centennial Exhibit newsclipping 2012
4 Jones building photograph n.d.



 

Series IX: Memorabilia

Box item
10 1 Beer Bike drawstring backpack 2013
2 Shot glass with crest (2) n.d.
3 Beer Bike shot glass 2012
4 The Kegfather shot glass n.d.
5 Guitar HerO-Week T-Shirt 2008
6 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2009
7 Disco InfernO-Week T-Shirt 2009
8 Would You Like That To Go-Week T-Shirt 2010
9 Floor Olympics T-Shirt 2010
10 Pikachu GO-Week T-Shirt 2011
11 Beer Bike T-Shirt (2) 2012
12 Super MariO-Week T-Shirt (2) 2012
13 Beer Bike T-Shirt 2013
14 Green Jones College T-Shirt n.d.
15 Jones Farmer Jones tank top n.d.
16 Powderpuff T-Shirt n.d.