Guide to the Kathleen B. Jones Papers

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Guide to the Kathleen B. Jones Papers 1977/2003

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Kathleen B. Jones Papers
Dates: 1977-2003
Bulk Dates: 1980-1999
Identification: MS-0365
Creator: Jones, Kathleen B., 1949-
Physical Description: 8.59 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Kathleen B. Jones was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1949. Dr. Jones received her BA in Political Science from Brooklyn College (1970), and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School of the City University of New York (1978) before moving to California in 1980. Jones has been academically and politically active in the fields of women’s studies, politics and feminist theory since 1975. She started teaching at San Diego State University (SDSU) in 1980 and became a professor of Women’s Studies at SDSU in 1991. Jones was formerly the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Letters (1995-1998) and Chair of the Department of Women’s Studies (1993-1996). She was also a visiting Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley (UCB) in the Spring of 1990 and 1991. In the fall of 1997 Jones was awarded a STINT Fellowship (Swedish Foundation for International Research and Higher Education,) as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Örebro, Sweden. She was also awarded a STINT Grant for four-years of research and teaching collaboration with the University of Örebro from 1998 to 2002.
As an activist-scholar, Jones was a research consultant for the San Diego County Violence Against Women Project, 1995-1996 and was appointed to the City of San Diego Commission on the Status of Women as a representative on the San Diego Domestic Violence Council from 1995-1998. She also co-chaired the San Diego Violence against Women Task Force, 1996-97. Jones scholarly work includes extensive unpublished research on violent homicides in nineteenth century San Diego.
In 1998, as Director of University Resources for the City Heights Pilot (Director, University-Wide Programs City Heights Education Pilot), Jones was involved in the public interview process for the annual production of the play Around the World in a Single Day (AWISD). This was a community-based venture produced in collaboration with SDSU’s Chicana/Chicano Studies Department, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and Hoover and Crawford High Schools. Along with a significant number of recorded community interviews, the completed projects consist of two plays recorded onto video (VHS): Around the World in a Single Day and Priceless.
As a scholar and public speaker, Jones has traveled nationally and internationally lecturing on such topics as women and leadership; gender and politics; women’s movement for social change; domestic violence; and related topics of contemporary political interest. In June 1999, Jones journeyed to South Africa as leader of a delegation organized by People to People Ambassador Programs, a U.S. based citizen-to-citizen exchange program. The delegation's purpose was to provide professionals with the opportunity to explore women's rights and women's struggles in the new South Africa. This venture culminated in the video and lecture "Women’s Rights, Women’s Struggles in the New South Africa," presented at William Paterson University, March, 2000.
Some of Jones’ published academic works include Compassionate Authority: Democracy and the Representation of Women (Routledge, 1993), The Political Interests of Gender (Sage, 1988), edited with Anna G. Jónasdóttir and Women Transforming Politics (New York University Press, 1997) edited with Cathy Cohen and Joan Tronto. She also co-edits the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Her most recent book is a memoir, Living Between Danger and Love, (Rutgers University Press, 2000) Jones was also the Co-Editor of International Feminist Journal of Politics.
Throughout her professional career, Jones has belonged to numerous professional organizations. These include the American Association of University Women; the American Political Science Association; the International Political Science Association; the International Studies Association; the International Women's Writing Guild; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Caucus, American Political Science Association, Program Chair, 1997-1998; the National Women's Studies Association; and the Women's Caucus, American Political Science Association.
Kathleen Jones is currently Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at SDSU. Also as an ordained non-denominational minister, Jones provides marriage ceremonies through a service called Uncommon Ceremonies.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State University -- Curricula
San Diego State University -- Faculty -- Biography -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Personal Name:

Jones, Kathleen B., 1949- -- Archives

Topical Term:

Feminism -- Sources
Feminists -- California -- San Diego -- Biography -- Sources
Women -- California -- San Diego -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Kathleen B. Jones Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Bonnie Zimmerman Papers
Women's Studies Department Records

Arrangement of Materials:

I. Academic, 1977-2003
II. Professional, 1984-2000
      1. Community Projects, 1997-1999
      2. Homicide Research, 1980-1989
      3. Conferences/Outreach, 1997-2000

Scope and Contents

The Kathleen B. Jones Papers document Jones’ professional career as a Professor, Associate Dean at San Diego State University and as activist-scholar within the greater community. This collection provides researchers with documentation of some of the activities and the contributions Jones made to the area of feminist scholarship. The papers date from 1977 to 2003, with the bulk of the documents created in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection consists of academic papers related to courses Jones instructed; materials from community-based projects, including video records; and papers documenting Jones’ international work in South Africa and at the University of Örebro, Sweden. The collection has been divided into two series, Academic Papers and Professional Papers. The Professional series contains three sub-series: Community Projects, Homicide Research, and Conference/Outreach. The collection contains a number of video recordings, photographs, and posters.
The Academic series dates from 1977-2003, with the bulk of records created between 1981 and 1995, and includes materials from courses instructed by Jones.  These materials include course syllabi, class notes and handouts, and course readers from classes at SDSU and University California, Berkeley (UCB). The majority of the courses are Women’s Studies classes, from both SDSU and UCB.  There are also significant records of Political Science classes taught by Jones at SDSU.  The series documents Jones’ involvement with the STINT Fellowship (Swedish Foundation for International Research and Higher Education,) when she was a visiting scholar at the University of Örebro, Sweden, from 1997-2000. The series also includes 72 video cassettes consisting of class lectures (from visiting professors), and educational material. The series is filed alphabetically by department, numerically by course number, and chronologically within each course.
The Professional series dates from 1984-2000, and includes material documenting Jones’ professional involvement in the national and international community. The series includes three sub-series: Community Projects (1984-1998), Homicide Research (1980-1989), and Conference/Outreach (1997-2000).  The Community Projects files contain materials documenting Jones’ involvement with the Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial Celebration held at SDSU in 1984, interviews she conducted with the San Diego City Council in 1987, and notes from her Around the World in a Single Day (AWISD) project, when Jones’ was Director of University Resources for the City Heights Pilot from 1997-1999. The Homicide Research sub-series includes research Jones did into homicides in San Diego in the late 19th century.  It includes newspaper accounts of murders from the San Diego Union, 1870-1900, and a number of data-information sheets pertaining to each of the published homicides. Jones compiled the files in the 1980s. The Conferences/Outreach subseries documents Jones’ involvement in a conference titled Women Transforming the Public, held in Santa Barbara in 1999, and her involvement in South Africa in 1997-2000, including some material from the People to People Ambassador program (a citizen-to-citizen exchange program), the news journal Lola Press, the South African newspaper The Star, and numerous brochures and pamphlets regarding the abuse and rape of South African women. The materials are not particularly extensive, but do provide some insight into the plight of women in South Africa at the turn of the twenty-first century. Records in this series are filed by subject.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Academic Files 1977-2003

Box 1, Folder 1

General Studies 250, San Diego State University Fall 2000

Box 1, Folder 2

MALA 600 A, San Diego State University Fall 1993

Box 1, Folder 3

MALA 600 A, San Diego State University Fall 1994

Box 1, Folder 4

MALA 600 D - Film Course, San Diego State University Fall 1987

Box 1, Folder 5

Political Science 102 (Section 6), San Diego State University Fall 1981-1983

Box 1, Folder 6

Political Science 103, San Diego State University Fall 1983

Box 1, Folder 7

Political Science 109, San Diego State University Spring 1990

Box 1, Folder 8

Political Science 109, Articles and Handouts, San Diego State University Spring 1990

Box 1, Folder 9

Political Science 302, San Diego State University Fall 1993

Box 1, Folder 10

Political Science 302, San Diego State University 1982-1984

Box 1, Folder 11

Political Science 303, Socialist Political Thought, San Diego State University Spring 1995

Box 1, Folder 12

Political Science 305, American Political Thought, San Diego State University 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 13

Political Science 326, Political Communication, San Diego State University Fall 1981

Box 1, Folder 14

Political Science 346, Law and Political Systems: Insanity, San Diego State University 1981-1983

Box 2, Folder 1

Political Science 497, San Diego State University Spring 1982

Box 2, Folder 2

Political Science 605, Theory Seminar, San Diego State University 1981-1983

Box 2, Folder 3

Political Science 661, Political Development of Nations, San Diego State University Spring 1981

Box 2, Folder 4

Women's Studies 40, Sex Power and Politics, University of California Berkeley Spring 1991

Box 2, Folder 5

Women's Studies 201, Sexism and the Social Sciences, San Diego State University 1981-1987

Box 2, Folder 6

Women's Studies 205, Women-Western Civilization, San Diego State University 1991-1992

Box 2, Folder 7

Women's Studies, Grading, San Diego State University 1989-1990

Box 2, Folder 8

Women's Studies 375, Sex Power and United States Politics, San Diego State University 1983-1991

Box 2, Folder 9

Women's Studies, Test and Grades, San Diego State University 1991-1992

Box 2, Folder 10

Women's Studies 375, Sex Power and United States Politics, San Diego State University Summer 1993

Box 2, Folder 11

Women's Studies 375, San Diego State University Fall 1995

Box 2, Folder 12

Women's Studies 375, San Diego State University Fall 1994

Box 2, Folder 13

Women's Studies 430, San Diego State University Fall 1983

Box 2, Folder 14

Women's Studies 385, Women's Work, San Diego State University Spring 2003

Box 2, Folder 15

Women's Studies 590, Feminist Thought, San Diego State University Fall 1986

Box 2, Folder 16

Women's Studies 590, San Diego State University Spring 1992

Box 2, Folder 17

Women's Studies 590, San Diego State University Fall 2000

Box 2, Folder 18

Women's Studies 590, San Diego State University Fall 2002

Box 2, Folder 19

Women's Studies 595, Ethical Issues in Feminism, San Diego State University Fall 1984

Box 3, Folder 1

Women's Studies 696, Advanced Feminist Theory, San Diego State University Spring 1993

Box 3, Folder 2

Women's Studies 696, Advanced Feminist Theory, San Diego State University Spring 1994

Box 3, Folder 3

Women's Studies 102, University of California Berkeley Spring 1990

Box 3, Folder 4

Women's Studies 104, Advanced Feminist Theory, University of California Berkeley Spring 1990

Box 3, Folder 5

Women's Studies 104, Advanced Feminist Theory, University of California Berkeley Spring 1992

Box 3, Folder 6

Women's Studies 104, Advanced Feminist Theory, University of California Berkeley Spring 1992

Box 3, Folder 7

Political Science 115 A, Gender and Politics, University of California San Diego Fall 1994

Box 3, Folder 8

Political Science 115 A, Gender and Politics, University of California San Diego Fall 2000

Box 3, Folder 9

Political Science 116 A, Feminist Theory, University of California San Diego Winter 1994

Box 3, Folder 10

Political Science 116 B, Feminist Theory, University of California San Diego Spring 1994

Box 3, Folder 11

Political Science 217, Feminist Theory, University of California San Diego Spring 1996

Box 3, Folder 12

Political Science 202 A, Comparative Political Systems, University of Louisiana Summer 1977

Box 3, Folder 13

Political Science 346, Reader-Insanity and the Law, San Diego State University 1983

Box 3, Folder 14

Political Science 346, Reader-Insanity and the Law, San Diego State University 1983

Box 4, Folder 1

Curriculum Development, Reader - Part 1, San Diego State University 1988

Box 4, Folder 2

Curriculum Development, Reader - Part 1, San Diego State University 1988

Box 4, Folder 3

Curriculum Development, Reader - Part 1, San Diego State University 1988

Box 4, Folder 4

Curriculum Development, Reader - Part 2, San Diego State University 1988

Box 4, Folder 5

Curriculum Development, Reader - Part 2, San Diego State University 1988

Box 4, Folder 6

Women's Studies 603, Reader, San Diego State University Spring 1997

Box 4, Folder 7

Women's Studies 530, Reader - Part 2, San Diego State University 1998

Box 5, Folder 1

Women's Studies 530, Reader - Part 2, San Diego State University 1998

Box 5, Folder 2

Women's Studies 590, Reader - Feminist Theory, San Diego State University 2000

Box 5, Folder 3

Women's Studies 496 W, Reader, San Diego State University Spring 2002

Box 5, Folder 4

Political Science 109, Reader, University of California Berkeley Spring 1990

Box 5, Folder 5

Women's Studies 40, Reader, University of California Berkeley Spring 1991

Box 5, Folder 6

Women's Studies 104, Reader, University of California Berkeley Spring 1991

Box 5, Folder 7

Women's Studies 104, Reader, University of California Berkeley Spring 1992

Box 5, Folder 8

Political Science 115 A, Reader, University of California San Diego Fall 2000

Box 6, Folder 1

STINT, Örebro 1997-2000

Box 6, Folder 2

STINT, Video Script 1997-2000

Box 12, Folder 1

3 Women's Studies Video Cassettes

Box 13, Folder 1

2 Women's Studies Video Cassettes

Box 15, Folder 1

22 Women's Studies Video Cassettes

Box 16, Folder 1

19 Women's Studies Video Cassettes

 

Professional 1984-2000

 

Community Projects 1984-1999

Box 6, Folder 3

Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial, Correspondence 1984

Box 6, Folder 4

Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial, Exhibit 1984

Box 6, Folder 5

Eleanor Roosevelt Centennial 1984

Box 6, Folder 6

San Diego City Council, Direct Questions 1987

Box 6, Folder 7

San Diego City Council, Written 1987

Box 6, Folder 8

San Diego City Council, Meeting Notes 1987

Box 6, Folder 9

"Around the World in a Single Day" 1998-1999

Box 6, Folder 10

"Around the World in a Single Day", Interview Packets 1998-1999

Box 6, Folder 11

"Around the World in a Single Day", Crawford - San Diego State University 1997-1998

Box 6, Folder 12

"Around the World in a Single Day", Crawford - San Diego State University 1997-1998

Box 17, Folder 1

20 Community Project Video Cassettes

 

Homicide Research 1980-1989

Box 7, Folder 1

Homicide, Census 1980s

Box 7, Folder 2

Homicide, Census 1980s

Box 7, Folder 3

Data Sheets 1871-1885

Box 7, Folder 4

Data Sheets 1871-1885

Box 7, Folder 5

Data Sheets 1871-1885

Box 7, Folder 6

Records of Government Office 1850-1900

Box 7, Folder 7

Data 1870-1900

Box 7, Folder 8

"Crime in San Diego" 1888

Box 7, Folder 9

"A Disorderly People" 1981

Box 7, Folder 10

Tables 1870-1900

Box 7, Folder 11

Sheets / Correspondence 1981

Box 8, Folder 1

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 2

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 3

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 4

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 5

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 6

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 7

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 8

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 9

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 10

1870-1879

Box 8, Folder 11

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 12

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 13

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 14

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 15

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 16

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 17

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 18

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 19

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 20

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 21

1881-1892

Box 8, Folder 22

1881-1892

Box 9, Folder 1

1893-1900

Box 9, Folder 2

1893-1900

Box 9, Folder 3

1893-1900

Box 9, Folder 4

1893-1900

Box 9, Folder 5

1893-1900

Box 9, Folder 6

1893-1900

Box 9, Folder 7

1893-1900

Box 9, Folder 8

1893-1900

 

Conferences and Outreach 1997-2000

Box 9, Folder 9

Santa Barbara 1999

Box 9, Folder 10

Santa Barbara 1999

Box 9, Folder 11

South Africa 1999

Box 10, Folder 1

South Africa 1999

Box 10, Folder 2

South Africa 1999

Box 10, Folder 3

South Africa 2000

Box 10, Folder 4

South Africa 1998-2000

Box 10, Folder 5

South Africa 1998-2000

Box 10, Folder 6

South Africa 1997-2000

Box 11, Folder 1

South Africa 1998

Box 11, Folder 2

South Africa 1998

Box 14, Folder 1

3 South Africa Video Cassettes

Box 16, Folder 1

3 South Africa Video Cassettes