Northwestern

Cashman, Agnes Jones (1901-1989) Papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
25/5

Dates

  • 1918-1960 (Creation)

Extents

  • 19.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    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).

  • Method of Acquisition

    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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • 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.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    William K. Beatty: June-November, 1993.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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