Guide to the Sybil Eliza Jones Papers

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Guide to the Sybil Eliza Jones Papers 1900/1948

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Sybil Eliza Jones Papers
Dates: 1900-1948
Identification: MS-0316
Creator: Jones, Sybil Eliza
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Sybil Eliza Jones came to San Diego State University in 1925 where, for 23 years, she was a teacher of dramatics and an associate professor of Speech Arts. She was known as a skillful writer and producer of numerous plays, short stories, and musical scores.

Access Terms

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

Topical Term:

Theater -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission 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, Sybil Eliza Jones Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Additional information regarding Sybil Eliza Jones can be found in the SDSU Biographical File.

Arrangement of Materials:

I.  Plays
II.  Music
III. Scrapbooks
IV. Course Outlines and Lessons
V.  Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

The small collection consists of plays that Jones wrote for students in the Drama Department and Speech Arts Department while at San Diego State, musical compositions (presumably also performed at SDSU), and course materials for music theory and drama classes. The Sybil Eliza Jones Papers are organized into five series: Plays, Music, Scrapbooks, Course Outlines and Lessons, and Miscellaneous.

Detailed List of Contents



Box 1, Folder 1

Christmas Revels 1941

Box 1, Folder 2

Opening Doors of "Sisters" 1917

Box 1, Folder 3

"The Peace of Victory" 1919

Box 1, Folder 4

Outline of the Pageants "Bearers of Light" 1937

Box 1, Folder 5

"His Sister's Friend - A Leap Year Comedy"

Box 1, Folder 6

"An Historical Pageant"

Box 1, Folder 7

"Beyond the Open Door"

Box 1, Folder 8

"The Strolling Players"

Box 1, Folder 9

"The Christmas Jest"



Box 1, Folder 10

"The Rhymed Pierrot"

Box 1, Folder 11

"The Land of Right Here"



Box 1, Folder 12

Pasadena Community Playhouse Program "The Master of Shadows" 1920

Box 1, Folder 13

"San Diego State Teacher's College Theatre Guild" 1933 - 34

Scope and Contents

Box 1, Folder 14

Drama Scrapbook and newspaper clippings 1938

Box 1, Folder 15

"American Impressions," by Ellen Terry


Course Outlines and Lessons

Box 1, Folder 16

Juvenile and adult musical theory course notes

Box 1, Folder 17

Comedy outline


Miscellaneous Sybil Eliza Jones

Box 1, Folder 18

Playscripts and theatre magazines 1900, 1917, 1920

Box 1, Folder 19

Spring Fashion Show 1922

Box 1, Folder 20

Sybil Eliza Jones eulogy 1948

Box 1, Folder 21

Sybil Eliza Jones notes on "The Miracle" 1927