Collection MS-3-20 - Mary Jones Theatre Program Collection

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Mary Jones Theatre Program Collection

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  • Textual record

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  • 1937-1941, 1952-1986 (Creation)
    Jones, Mary

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1.1 m of textual records (9 boxes)

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Biographical history

Mary Jones was an avid theatre goer who collected programs from the various cultural events she attended. She was the wife of Robert O. Jones, a former professor of psychiatry and founder of the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University.

Custodial history

The collection was donated by Mary Jones in 1986.

Scope and content

The collection contains a variety of theatre and music programs from across Canada, with a special emphasis on events held in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are also programs from England, United States, France and Russia. Programs date from 1937 to 1986 with a gap between 1941 and 1950.

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The collection has been arranged chronologically.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Associated materials

Additional programs can be found in the Neptune Theatre fonds (MS-3-1), Symphony Nova Scotia fonds (MS-5-14), Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds (MS-5-11), and other theatre and performing arts fonds.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Mary Jones Theatre Program Collection, MS-3-20, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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