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Jones, Agnes Elizabeth, 1901-1989

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Dates

  • Existence: 1901 - 1989

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.

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Agnes Jones Cashman (1901-1989) Papers

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Identifier: 25/5
Abstract Agnes Jones Cashman became an instructor in physical education and hygiene at Northwestern in 1927, 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...