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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

General Note

Description of Series

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

Series II: College Cabinet Meeting Minutes, 1962-1995

Series III: Video, 1981-2004

Series IV: Freshman Handbooks and Correspondence, 1966-2011

Series V: College Cabinet Meeting Minutes, 2010-2011

Series VI: Memorabilia, 2011-2015

Series VII: Posters, 2011

Series VIII: Student Cards, 1974-1980

Series IX: Centennial Exhibit, 2012

Series X: Documents, 1973-1994

Series XI: Handbooks, 1967-2013

Series XII: Photographs, 1950s-2000s

Series XIII: Oversized Materials, 1990s-2012

Series XIV: Memorabilia, 2008-2014

Series XV: Publications, 1957-2014

Series XVI: Student Events

Series XVII: Digital Archive, 2009-2015

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice University Mary Gibbs Jones College Records, 1956-2014 UA 077



creator Mary Gibbs Jones College (Rice University)
Title: Rice University Mary Gibbs Jones College Records
Dates: 1956-2014
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: 6.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Quantity: 0.408 GigabytesNearline access: UA0077aip_001 (0.382 GB), UA0077aip_002 (0.026 GB)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

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.

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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.

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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.

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Index Terms

minutes (administrative records)
invitations
annual reports
clippings (information artifacts)
corrrespondence
Jones, Mary Gibbs
Mary Gibbs Jones College (Rice University)
Mary Gibbs Jones College (Rice University)
Rice University--residential college system

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Related Material

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

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Gibbs Jones College Records, 1956-2014, 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. Michelle Bennack has donated materials since 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box Folder
News clips 1956-
Jabberwocky 1962
The Roundtable 1966-1972
Telephone lists 1990-1996
Symposia
Invitations 1957-1966, 2007, 2013
Freshmen information 1961-1976
Events n.d.

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Series II: College Cabinet Meeting Minutes, 1962-1995

Box Folder
1962, Sept. 73-Apr. 76
Sept. 76-Apr. 78
Aug. 78-Apr. 80
Sept. 80-Apr. 82
1983
Aug. 85-May 86
Aug. 86-May 87
Fall 87-95

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Series III: Video, 1981-2004

Box Folder
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
Beer Bike videos (DVD) 1981, 1986-88, 1990

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Series IV: Freshman Handbooks and Correspondence, 1966-2011

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

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Series V: College Cabinet Meeting Minutes, 2010-2011

Box Folder
Minutes 2010-2011

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Series VI: Memorabilia, 2011-2015

Box
Shot glass 2011
Pikachu GO-Week T-Shirt 2011
Jacket 2011
Throwback t-shirt 2011
Powderpuff jerseys (2) n.d.
Soccer jersey n.d.
Medal n.d.
O-Week T-Shirt 2014
O-Week T-Shirt 2015
Graduation sash n.d.

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Series VII: Posters, 2011

map-drawer item
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)

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Series VIII: Student Cards, 1974-1980

Box Folder
B - N 1974-1980
O - W 1974-1980

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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
Construction 2012
Lounge Area 2012
Invitation 2012
Masters 2012

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Series X: Documents, 1973-1994

Box Folder
Homecoming 1973, 1978, n.d.
Member lists 1984/1985
Minutes 1984/1985
Minutes 1990-1994
Constitution and By-laws 1986, 2003

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Series XI: Handbooks, 1967-2013

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

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Series XII: Photographs, 1950s-2000s

Box Folder
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
General Note
Jones College had a series of Beer Bike group photographs printed on to foam core. The Woodson Research Center staff scanned, printed, and added them to this file.
2000s
General Note
Jones College had a series of Beer Bike group photographs printed on to foam core. The Woodson Research Center staff scanned, printed, and added them to this file.
n.d.
UA0077aip_001
Historian images 2013/2014
Historian images
Scope and Contents
JPG images representing student events at Jones College. Images created by the Jones College Historians.

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Series XIII: Oversized Materials, 1990s-2012

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

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Series XIV: Memorabilia, 2008-2014

Box
Beer Bike drawstring backpack 2013
Shot glass with crest (2) n.d.
Beer Bike shot glass 2012
The Kegfather shot glass n.d.
Beer Bike T-Shirt 2008
Guitar HerO-Week T-Shirt 2008
Beer Bike T-Shirt 2009
Disco InfernO-Week T-Shirt 2009
Would You Like That To Go-Week T-Shirt (2) 2010
General Note
One of these T-Shirts has been signed by the senior class that matriculated during that O-Week.
Floor Olympics T-Shirt 2010
Beer Bike T-Shirt 2010
Pikachu GO-Week T-Shirt 2011
Centennial T-Shirt 2012
Beer Bike T-Shirt (2) 2012
Super MariO-Week T-Shirt (2) 2012
Beer Bike T-Shirt (2) 2013
Beer Bike Tank Top 2013
Oh, The Places You'll Go-Week T-Shirt (2) 2013
Floor Olympics Jersey 2013/2014
Mickey and PlutO-Week T-Shirt 2014
Green Jones College T-Shirt n.d.
Jones Farmer Jones tank top n.d.
Powderpuff Jersey (2) n.d.
Powderpuff T-Shirt n.d.
Plexiglass chug can created by Geoffrey "Skip" Wise ca. 1992

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Series XV: Publications, 1957-2014

Box Folder
Jones College Handbook 1957
Jones College Handbook 1958
Jones College Handbook 1961
Introducing Jones College ca. 1968
The Role of the Educated Woman Proceedings January 1963
Guide to Survival 1979
Best O-Week Ever Book 2006
Guitar HerO-Week 2008
Advisor Training Manual 2012
Oh, the Places You'll GO-Week book 2013
Mickey and PlutO-Week Book 2014

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Series XVI: Student Events

Box Folder
Chorus 1960s
Theatre 2003
O-Week (new student photographs) 2008
O-Week (new student photographs) 2009
Divisional Advising 2010
Associates Night 2014

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Series XVII: Digital Archive, 2009-2015

Sub-Series A: Andrew McDermott, 2009-2010
Box Folder
Elections Coordinators
Sub-Series B: Eric Friedlander, 2010-2011
Box Folder
Elections Coordinators
Sub-Series C: Steven Boswell, 2011-2012
Box Folder
Constitution
Elections Coordinators
Sub-Series D: Julian Castro, 2012-2013
Box Folder
Constitution
Elections Coordinators
President
SA Senator
Box Folder
Vice President
Sub-Series E: Connor Hoppe, 2013-2014
Box Folder
Awards Night
Elections Coordinators
President
Vice President
Sub-Series F: Leah Cabrera-Marquez, 2014-2015
Box Folder
Appointed Positions
Parliamentarian
President
SA Senator
SA Senator images of David Leebron
Scope and Contents
PNG images of David Leebron. Created by the Jones College SA Senator.
Secretaries
Vice President

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