Guide to the Agnes Jones Cashman (1901-1989) Papers

Collection Title: Agnes Jones Cashman (1901-1989) Papers
Dates: 1918-1960
Identification: 25/5
Creator: Jones, Agnes Elizabeth, 1901-1989
Extent: 19 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: In 1927 Jones became an instructor in physical education and hygiene at Northwestern teaching a variety of courses in dance and hygiene. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1931 and in 1932 became director of physical education in the College of Liberal Arts. The Agnes Jones Cashman Papers fill eighteen boxes and are organized in four main categories: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, and teaching files, with small amounts in five additional categories.
Acquisition Information: The Agnes Jones Cashman Papers were donated to the University Archives by John Cashman and Linda Cashman Modine on May 13, 1993, as Accession no. 93-68.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty: June-November, 1993.
Separated Materials: Three 16 mm. film reels were transferred to the University Archives audiovisual collection. Seventeen photos were transferred to the University Archives photographs collection. Approximately two linear inches of lecture notes were transferred to the Lew Sarett Papers (Series 20/9, Box 10). Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

Agnes Elizabeth Jones was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 19, 1901. Jones Cashman joined the faculty of Northwestern University as a dance and hygiene instructor. She remained with Northwestern until 1941. Jones Cashman was married to Robert J. Cashman in 1940. She died in 1989.

Jones obtained her B.S. in physical education from the University of Minnesota in 1924 and her M.A. in psychology from Northwestern University in 1930. She did some graduate work at the University of Wisconsin and, in the summer of 1933, studied under Harold Kreutzberg, the dancer, at Salzburg. Jones also took two courses with Kreutzberg in Chicago.

In 1927 Jones became an instructor in physical education and hygiene at Northwestern teaching a variety of courses in dance and hygiene. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1931 and in 1932 became director of physical education in the College of Liberal Arts. The following year she was named director of Orchesis, the honorary dance organization. She left the faculty in 1941.

Jones gave a wide variety of dance performances prior to her marriage to Robert J. Cashman, professor of physics at Northwestern, on June 8, 1940. The couple had two children: John Elliott and Linda Lloyd (Modine). Agnes Jones Cashman died on December 29, 1989.

Scope and Content

The Agnes Jones Cashman Papers fill eighteen boxes and are organized in four main categories: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, and teaching files, with small amounts in five additional categories.

The biographical files include curricula vitae, performance schedules and programs, and a wide variety of clippings, many of which relate to her dance performances.

The education files contain many lecture and reading notes. Also here is considerable research material related to her master's thesis. Three folders of her lecture notes on Lew Sarett's courses in poetry have been transferred to the Lew Sarett Papers, Series 20/9(Box 10).

The general correspondence primarily concerns her professional and academic activities. The “Angels, etc.” material (Box 7, Folder 1) is a scrapbook containing letters honoring her twenty years of directing the Christmas pageant at the Glenview Community Church. The remainder of the subject correspondence is related to various dance organizations and to her work in the last half of the 1930s arranging a variety of performances and classes in Chicago by such dancers as Martha Graham and Harold Kreutzberg. Persons using the subject folders should also consult related dates in the general correspondence.

The teaching files include lecture and reading notes for physical education and hygiene classes. There is also a large number of folders dealing with specific aspects of dancing and various sports.

The papers also include six folders of notes, programs, and diagrams related to Jones' performances (Box 16, folders 2-7); a number of musical scores marked for dancing (Box 17, folders 1-3); a student scrapbook for a dancing course (Box 18, folder 3); and record sheets related to her master's thesis (Box 18, folder 2).

Subjects

Personal Name

Jones, Agnes Elizabeth, 1901-1989

Subjects

College teachers--Illinois--Evanston

Dance--Study and teaching--Illinois--Evanston

Physical education and training--Study and teaching (Higher)--Illinois--Evanston

Women college teachers--Illinois--Evanston

Women physical education teachers--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical Materials
    • Personal Data, 1926-1940Box 1, Folder 1
    • Certificates, 1924-1980Box 1, Folder 2
    • Clippings, 1918-1939Box 1, Folder 3
    • Clippings, 1940-1973Box 1, Folder 4
    • Financial Records, 1927-1974Box 1, Folder 5
    • Miscellaneous, 1919-1940Box 1, Folder 6
    • Programs, 1922-1937Box 1, Folder 7
    • Programs, 1938-1939Box 1, Folder 8
    • Programs, 1940-1973Box 1, Folder 9
    • Programs, n.d.Box 1, Folder 10
    • Schedules, 1934-1939Box 1, Folder 11
  • Education files
    • Bachelor's Degree- College Credits, 1920-1924Box 1, Folder 12
    • Education 102, n.dBox 1, Folder 13
    • Physical Education 90, n.d.Box 1, Folder 14
    • Physical Education (U. Wis.)162, 1927Box 1, Folder 15
    • Physical Education (U. Wis.)168, n.d.Box 1, Folder 16
    • Anatomy, 1923Box 1, Folder 17
    • First Aid, 1923Box 1, Folder 18
    • Folk Dancing, n.d.Box 1, Folder 19
    • General Psychology, 1922Box 1, Folder 20
    • History of Physical Education, 1924Box 1, Folder 21
    • Hygiene, n.d.Box 1, Folder 22
    • Orthopedics, 1923Box 2, Folder 1
    • Physical Diagnosis & Prophylaxis, 1923-1924Box 2, Folder 2
    • Physical Education, Organization and Administration, 1923Box 2, Folder 3
    • Physiology, 1923Box 2, Folder 4
    • Physiology, 1924Box 2, Folder 5
    • Principles of Dancing, 1923Box 2, Folder 6
    • Principles of Physical Ed., 1924Box 2, Folder 7
    • Probeu Health Exhibit, 1924Box 2, Folder 8
    • Speech, 1922Box 2, Folder 9
    • Swimming and Water Sports, 1923Box 2, Folder 10
    • Master's Degree- Credits, 1928-1933Box 2, Folder 11
    • English B4, 1927-1928Box 2, Folder 12
    • English B7, 1931-1932Box 2, Folder 13
    • English SC6, 1928Box 2, Folder 14
    • Abnormal Psychology, 1928-1929Box 2, Folder 15
    • “Aesthetic Exp. Applied to Dance”, 1930Box 2, Folder 16
    • Aesthetics, n.d.Box 2, Folder 17
    • Analysis of Factors Underlying Breathing Responses to Music, n.d.Box 2, Folder 18
    • Fine Arts in Psychology, 1930Box 2, Folder 19
    • Heredity and Eugenics, n.d.Box 3, Folder 1
    • History of Psychology, n.d.Box 3, Folder 2
    • Kinesiology, n.d.Box 3, Folder 3
    • Philosophy of the Dance, n.d.Box 3, Folder 4
    • Physiological Psychology, 1, 1930-1931Box 3, Folder 5
    • Physiological Psychology, 2, 1930-1931Box 3, Folder 6
    • Principles of Psychology, 1929Box 3, Folder 7
    • Prosody, n.d.Box 3, Folder 8
    • Theories of Consciousness, n.d.Box 3, Folder 9
    • Voice, 1932Box 3, Folder 10
    • Weight Lifting, n.d.Box 3, Folder 11
    • Thesis, bibliography cards, 1, n.d.Box 3, Folder 12
    • Thesis, bibliography cards, 2, n.d.Box 4, Folder 1
    • Thesis, bibliography cards, 3, n.d.Box 4, Folder 2
    • Thesis, drafts, n.d.Box 4, Folder 3
    • Thesis, Preliminary Study, n.d.Box 4, Folder 4
    • Thesis, problems, n.d.Box 4, Folder 5
    • Thesis Publication, correspondence, 1936-1939Box 4, Folder 6
    • Thesis, reading notes, n.d.Box 4, Folder 7
    • Thesis, research data, n.d.Box 4, Folder 8
    • Professional-American Physical Ed. Assoc., 1931Box 4, Folder 9
    • Bennington, 1 (Summer), 1936Box 4, Folder 10
    • Bennington, 2 (Summer), 1936Box 4, Folder 11
    • Bennington, 3 (Summer), 1936Box 5, Folder 1
    • Conference of Directors of Phys. Ed. For Women in Coll., 1929Box 5, Folder 2
    • Dance as a Discipline, 1965Box 5, Folder 3
    • Graham, Martha, 1936Box 5, Folder 4
    • Kreuzberg, Harold, 1933Box 5, Folder 5
    • Miscellaneous, 1922-1947Box 5, Folder 6
    • Modern Dance, 1936Box 5, Folder 7
    • Modern Physical Education, 1932Box 5, Folder 8
    • Recreational Directors, 1921Box 5, Folder 9
    • Symposium, n.d.Box 5, Folder 10
  • Correspondence
    • General, 1919-1929Box 5, Folder 11
    • General, 1930-1932Box 5, Folder 12
    • General, 1933Box 5, Folder 13
    • General, 1934Box 5, Folder 14
    • General, 1935Box 5, Folder 15
    • General, 1936Box 5, Folder 16
    • General(Jan.-June), 1937Box 5, Folder 17
    • General(July-Dec.), 1937Box 5, Folder 18
    • General (Jan.-Mar.), 1938Box 5, Folder 19
    • General (April-June), 1938Box 5, Folder 20
    • General (July-Sept.), 1938Box 6, Folder 1
    • General (Oct.-Dec.), 1938Box 6, Folder 2
    • General (Jan.-May), 1939Box 6, Folder 3
    • General (June-Dec.), 1939Box 6, Folder 4
    • General (Jan.-March), 1940Box 6, Folder 5
    • General (April-June), 1940Box 6, Folder 6
    • General (July-Dec.), 1940Box 6, Folder 7
    • General, 1941Box 6, Folder 8
    • General, 1942-1948Box 6, Folder 9
    • General, 1965Box 6, Folder 10
    • General, n.d.Box 6, Folder 11
    • Subject - “Angels, etc.”, 1973Box 7, Folder 1
    • Bennington School of the Dance, 1939Box 7, Folder 2
    • Chicago Association of Dancing Masters, 1934-1938Box 7, Folder 3
    • Chicago Dance Council (Corr. & records), 1937-1940Box 7, Folder 4
    • Dance Series, general, 1935-1937Box 7, Folder 5
    • Dance Series, Martha Graham, 1936-1938Box 7, Folder 6
    • Dance Series, Humphry/Weidman, 1937-1938Box 7, Folder 7
    • Dance Series, Johansson, 1937-1938Box 7, Folder 8
    • Dance Series, Kreutzberg, 1935-1938Box 7, Folder 9
    • Dance Series, Wrener, 1937-1938Box 7, Folder 10
    • Dance Tours of Europe, 1935-1936Box 7, Folder 11
    • Midwest Assoc. of Coll. Teachers of Phys. Ed. For Women (and records), 1938-1940Box 7, Folder 12
    • Midwest Assoc. of Directors of Phys. Ed. For Women (and records), 1935-1937Box 7, Folder 13
    • Midwest Convention & Dance Conference, 1937-1938Box 8, Folder 1
    • Phi Mu Gamma, 1936-1940Box 8, Folder 2
  • Teaching Files
    • Education Al, 1932Box 8, Folder 3
    • Education B8, 1930-1934Box 8, Folder 4
    • Education 825, 1935-1937Box 8, Folder 5
    • Education C7, 1936-1939Box 8, Folder 6
    • Education C27, 1937-1938Box 8, Folder 7
    • Education C27, 1940Box 8, Folder 8
    • Education C27, 1941Box 8, Folder 9
    • Education C28, 1937-1941Box 8, Folder 10
    • Education C33, n.d.Box 8, Folder 11
    • Education SB25, 1937Box 8, Folder 12
    • Education SC7, 1935-1936Box 8, Folder 13
    • Education UC27, n.d.Box 8, Folder 14
    • Education UC28, 1937-1941Box 8, Folder 15
    • Education UC33, n.d.Box 8, Folder 16
    • Hygiene A3, 1926-1929Box 9, Folder 1
    • Hygiene A3, 1Box 9, Folder 2
    • Hygiene A3, 2Box 9, Folder 3
    • Hygiene A3Box 9, Folder 4
    • Hygiene A3Box 9, Folder 5
    • Hygiene A3Box 9, Folder 6
    • Hygiene A3Box 9, Folder 7
    • Hygiene A3Box 9, Folder 8
    • Hygiene, student evaluationsBox 9, Folder 9
    • Methods B9Box 9, Folder 10
    • Methods C7Box 9, Folder 11
    • Physical Education A36, 1940-1941Box 9, Folder 12
    • Physical Education A40, n.d.Box 9, Folder 13
    • Physical Education B9, 1931Box 9, Folder 14
    • Physical Education 925, 1932-1933Box 10, Folder 1
    • Physical Education 216, n.d.Box 10, Folder 2
    • Social Dancing A6, 1937-1940Box 10, Folder 3
    • Aesthetic Experience, n.d.Box 10, Folder 4
    • Allemande, n.d.Box 10, Folder 5
    • Announcements, n.d.Box 10, Folder 6
    • Applicants, c. 1940Box 10, Folder 7
    • Archery, n.d.Box 10, Folder 8
    • Attendance Records, n.d.Box 10, Folder 9
    • Ballet and Hygiene, n.d.Box 10, Folder 10
    • Ballet Terms, n.d.Box 10, Folder 11
    • Bennington School of Dance, 1934Box 10, Folder 12
    • Bibliographies, n.d.Box 10, Folder 13
    • Chicago Assoc. of Dancing Masters, 1934Box 10, Folder 14
    • Chicago Board of Education, Bureau of Recreation, 1930-1932Box 10, Folder 15
    • Chicago Junior Colleges, n.d.Box 10, Folder 16
    • Children's Classes, 1935-1939Box 10, Folder 17
    • Christmas Pageant, 1963-1965Box 10, Folder 18
    • Clinic, n.d.Box 10, Folder 19
    • Clothes and Equipment, 1936-1937Box 10, Folder 20
    • Courantes, n.d.Box 10, Folder 21
    • Creative dancing, 1937Box 10, Folder 22
    • Curriculum, 1935-1939Box 10, Folder 23
    • Curriculum Committee, 1939-1940Box 10, Folder 24
    • Dance, 1939Box 10, Folder 25
    • Dance beginners, n.d.Box 10, Folder 26
    • Dance Composition, n.d.Box 10, Folder 27
    • Dance Costumes, 1932-1938Box 10, Folder 28
    • Dance Courses, 1937-1938Box 10, Folder 29
    • Dance Directions, n.d.Box 10, Folder 30
    • Dance Dramas, n.d.Box 10, Folder 31
    • Dance History, n.d.Box 10, Folder 32
    • Dance Instruction, n.d.Box 10, Folder 33
    • Dance Major, 1934-1936Box 10, Folder 34
    • Dance Masters, 1938Box 10, Folder 35
    • Dance Methods, 1928-1929Box 10, Folder 36
    • Dance Methods, 1930Box 10, Folder 37
    • Dance Methods, 1934-1935Box 11, Folder 1
    • Dance Methods, n.d.Box 11, Folder 2
    • Dance Methods, Children's Classes, n.d.Box 11, Folder 3
    • Dance, religious, n.d.Box 11, Folder 4
    • Dance Terms, n.d.Box 11, Folder 5
    • Dance Themes, n.d.Box 11, Folder 6
    • Dancing, 1926Box 11, Folder 7
    • Dancing, 1938Box 11, Folder 8
    • Dancing, elementary, 1930-1931Box 11, Folder 9
    • Dancing supervision, n.d.Box 11, Folder 10
    • Dancing tests, n.d.Box 11, Folder 11
    • Degree program in dance, 1967Box 11, Folder 12
    • Demonstrations and games, 1939-1940Box 11, Folder 13
    • Danishawn Dancers, n.d.Box 11, Folder 14
    • Development of Greek Dances, n.d.Box 11, Folder 15
    • Elementary school, n.d.Box 11, Folder 16
    • Emotions, n.d.Box 11, Folder 17
    • Evanston Bureau of Recreation, n.d.Box 11, Folder 18
    • Evening classes, n.d.Box 11, Folder 19
    • Exams, 1933-1940Box 11, Folder 20
    • Folk dancing, 1, n.d.Box 11, Folder 21
    • Folk dancing, 2, n.d.Box 11, Folder 22
    • Forms and movements, n.d.Box 11, Folder 23
    • Function of college education, n.d.Box 11, Folder 24
    • Grades, 1934-1939Box 11, Folder 25
    • Gymnastics, n.d.Box 11, Folder 26
    • Health, n.d.Box 11, Folder 27
    • High school classes, 1938-1940Box 11, Folder 28
    • Humor, n.d.Box 11, Folder 29
    • Humphrey and Weidman, 1938Box 11, Folder 30
    • Hygiene, n.d.Box 11, Folder 31
    • Interpretive dancing, 1927-1931Box 11, Folder 32
    • Interpretive dancing, n.d.Box 12, Folder 1
    • Isadora Duncan, n.d.Box 12, Folder 2
    • Jazz as an Art, 1929Box 12, Folder 3
    • Knowledge tests, n.d.Box 12, Folder 4
    • Lesson plans, 1932-1933Box 12, Folder 5
    • Mandan High School, 1925-1927Box 12, Folder 6
    • Mandan High School, n.d.Box 12, Folder 7
    • Methods of Dancing, 1930-1931Box 12, Folder 8
    • Methods of gymnastics, n.d.Box 12, Folder 9
    • Methods of teaching dancing, 1929-1933Box 12, Folder 10
    • Methods of teaching dancing, 1934-1936Box 12, Folder 11
    • Methods of teaching dancing, notebooks, 1941Box 12, Folder 12
    • Methods of teaching interpretive dancing, 1929Box 12, Folder 13
    • Minneapolis, Bureau of Recreation, 1923-1924Box 12, Folder 14
    • Minneapolis, Bureau of Recreation, 1925-1927Box 12, Folder 15
    • Minneapolis, Bureau of Recreation, 1, n.d.Box 13, Folder 1
    • Minneapolis, Bureau of Recreation, 2, n.d.Box 13, Folder 2
    • Minneapolis Park Dept., 1923-1929Box 13, Folder 3
    • Minneapolis Park Dept., n.d.Box 13, Folder 4
    • Minneapolis Public Schools, Elementary, 1927Box 13, Folder 5
    • Minneapolis Public Schools, Playground, n.d.Box 13, Folder 6
    • Miscellaneous, 1928-1941Box 13, Folder 7
    • Miscellaneous, n.d.Box 13, Folder 8
    • Modern Creative Dancing, 1935-1937Box 13, Folder 9
    • Modern Creative Dancing, n.d.Box 13, Folder 10
    • Modern Dance, 1941Box 13, Folder 11
    • Modern Dance, n.d.Box 13, Folder 12
    • Modern Dance Forms, n.d.Box 13, Folder 13
    • Modern Dance Notebooks, 1941Box 13, Folder 14
    • Music, n.d.Box 13, Folder 15
    • National and Folk Dancing, n.d.Box 13, Folder 16
    • North End Mothers Club, 1937-1942Box 13, Folder 17
    • Orchesis, 1927-1934; 1935Box 13, Folder 18
    • Orchesis, 1935-1936Box 13, Folder 19
    • Orchesis, 1936-1937Box 13, Folder 20
    • Orchesis, 1937-1938Box 13, Folder 21
    • Orchesis, 1938-1939Box 14, Folder 1
    • Orchesis, 1939-1940Box 14, Folder 2
    • Orchesis, 1940-1941Box 14, Folder 3
    • Orchesis, 1, n.d.Box 14, Folder 4
    • Orchesis, 2, n.d.Box 14, Folder 5
    • Orchesis, 3, n.d.Box 14, Folder 6
    • Orchesis, membership, 1923-1939Box 14, Folder 7
    • Oriental dancing, 1929Box 14, Folder 8
    • Orientation class, n.d.Box 14, Folder 9
    • Orientation course for freshman, 1937-38Box 14, Folder 10
    • Outdoor sports, 1923-1927Box 14, Folder 11
    • Outline study of movement & dance, n.d.Box 14, Folder 12
    • Pageant, 1943Box 14, Folder 13
    • Pageantry, n.d.Box 14, Folder 14
    • Pavlova & ballet dancing, n.d.Box 14, Folder 15
    • Percussion, n.d.Box 14, Folder 16
    • Physical education, 1932-1938Box 14, Folder 17
    • Physical education, admin. & organ., n.d.Box 14, Folder 18
    • Physical education, introduction, n.d.Box 14, Folder 19
    • Physical education, outline for gymnastics, n.d.Box 14, Folder 20
    • Physical education, principles, n.d.Box 14, Folder 21
    • Playground, n.d.Box 14, Folder 22
    • Poems, n.d.Box 15, Folder 1
    • Poems for dancing, n.d.Box 15, Folder 2
    • Primitive dancing, n.d.Box 15, Folder 3
    • Progression, n.d.Box 15, Folder 4
    • Questionnaires, 1928-1936Box 15, Folder 5
    • Ramsay, Margaret, n.d.Box 15, Folder 6
    • Reading notes, n.d.Box 15, Folder 7
    • Recreation, 1939Box 15, Folder 8
    • Remedial, n.d.Box 15, Folder 9
    • Rhythms, n.d.Box 15, Folder 10
    • Round Table discussion, n.d.Box 15, Folder 11
    • Saturday morning class, n.d.Box 15, Folder 12
    • Schedules, n.d.Box 15, Folder 13
    • School Teaching, n.d.Box 15, Folder 14
    • Scores for dancing, n.d.Box 15, Folder 15
    • Songs and cheers, n.d.Box 15, Folder 16
    • Student papers, 1928-1930Box 15, Folder 17
    • Student papers., n.dBox 15, Folder 18
    • Summer session, 1931-1939Box 15, Folder 19
    • Syllabus, 1936Box 15, Folder 20
    • Tap dancing, 1933-1934Box 15, Folder 21
    • Teachers' loads, 1929-1932Box 15, Folder 22
    • Teaching Dance Methods, n.d.Box 15, Folder 23
    • Terms, n.d.Box 15, Folder 24
    • Theory of Dancing, 1931-1932Box 15, Folder 25
    • Thursday Evening Class, 1937Box 15, Folder 26
    • University of Wisconsin, 1927Box 15, Folder 27
    • “Why Dance”, n.d.Box 15, Folder 28
    • Mary Wigman, n.d.Box 15, Folder 29
    • Woman's Athletic Association, n.d.Box 15, Folder 30
    • WAA-MU, 1933-1935Box 15, Folder 31
    • Workshop for Rhythm Choir, 1955Box 15, Folder 32
  • Research Files
    • Aesthetics for the Dance, 1930Box 16, Folder 1
    • Miscellaneous, n.d.Box 16, Folder 2
    • Northwestern University (Feb.13), 1935Box 16, Folder 3
    • Ohio Wesleyan University, 1935Box 16, Folder 4
    • Poetry recitals, n.d.Box 16, Folder 5
    • Puggly Nautch, n.d.Box 16, Folder 6
    • Shimer College, n.d.Box 16, Folder 7
  • Production Files
    • Pirates of Penzance, 1953Box 16, Folder 8
  • Speeches
    • Chicago Dance Council, 1940Box 16, Folder 9
    • Miscellaneous, n.d.Box 16, Folder 10
  • Publications
    • “Dance”, n.dBox 16, Folder 11
    • “Directory of Teachers of Dance”, 1939Box 16, Folder 12
    • “The Modern Dance”, 1930-1939Box 16, Folder 13
    • Scores for dancing, 1 (legal), n.d.Box 17, Folder 1
    • Scores for dancing, 2, n.d.Box 17, Folder 2
    • Scores for dancing, 3, n.d.Box 17, Folder 3
    • Biographical - Scrapbook pages, 1936-1939Box 18, Folder 1
    • Educ. - MA thesis, recording sheets n.d., n.d.Box 18, Folder 2
    • Educ. 925, student scrapbook n.d., n.d.Box 18, Folder 3
  • Oversize