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Series V: Teaching Materials, 1982-2009
Reflecting several decades as a teacher at colleges, universities, and prisons,
this series holds documents relating to writing workshops, led by Jones, at
various institutions from the early 1980s to the 2000s. Materials include syllabii
and other teaching material, drafts of Jones' collections of prison writing, and
correspondence with students.
Subseries V.1: Prison, 1982-2008
The material relating to Jones' work as a writing teacher in a number of
different prisons, as well as her work with the PEN Prison Writing Committee,
is contained in this subseries. Included are syllabi, assignments and other
handouts, correspondence with students, examples of student work, and grant
proposals. Another major part of this subseries is the material—mostly drafts
and correspondence—relating to three books edited by Jones of prison workshop
writing, Words Over Walls,More in than Out
and Aliens at the Border.
Also here are a number of cassette recordings
of poetry readings at prisons, recorded in the 1990s.
Subseries V.2: University Courses and Community Workshops, 1984-2009
Held in this subseries is material from Jones time as a teacher in
universities, colleges, and community based writing programs. The material
includes syllabi, assignments and classroom handouts, and examples of student
work, as well as flyers and other advertisements for various universities of
the various courses she taught. Following Jones' own organization, the
documents are arranged alphabetically by school under the headings
"Semester-Long Courses" and "Workshops", with the exception of Parsons and
Guest Lectures and Thesis Advisement, 1999-2005
Parsons, 2003-2005 (2
Folder 5 to 6
Rosters and Grades, 1997-2007
(restricted until 2087)