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Collection Level Description: Papers of Dr. Schuyler Jones

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2254
Title: Papers of Dr. Schuyler Jones
Dates of Creation: 1953
Extent: 27 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Dr. Schuyler Jones (b 1930), CBE (1998) was educated at Wichita High School, Kansas, the University of Edinburgh (MA) and the University of Oxford (MA, DPhil), where he lectured in ethnology, 1970-1971. He was Assistant Curator at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, 1971-1985 and Director, 1985-1997.

During his career he took part in the following anthropological expeditions -

He was a council member, RAI, 1986-1990 and a trustee of the Horniman Memorial Museum, London, 1989-1994. He also served temporarily in the Kenyan Police Force during the 1950s. He was married twice, in 1955 to Lis Margit Sondergaard, with whom he had one son and one daughter, and in 1998 to Lorraine Christine Vieira.

His publications include the following -

Scope and Content

Printed and typescript items relating to the Mau Mau emergency in Kenya, 1953.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at the library by Dr. Schuyler Jones in April 1998.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Jones | Schuyler | b 1930 | Dr. | director Pitt Rivers Museum

Kenya | History | Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-1960


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