Catalogue of the Evan Jones Archive, 1949-2011

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Emily Chen and Harriet Costelloe
2015



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Subject files 1949-2011, n.d.
B   Literary papers 1957-2009, n.d.
    B.1   Screenplays 1957-2008, n.d.
    B.2   Novels 1993-2006, n.d.
    B.3   Poetry and other works 1946-2001
    B.4   Articles 1976-2009
C   Audio Visual Material 1958-2009, n.d.
    C.1   Video recordings 1958-2009, n.d.
    C.2   Audio recordings 1970-2005
D   Books 1958-2006
E   Miscellaneous printed material 1949-2009


Evan Jones Archive

1949-2011, n.d.

Abstract:
Papers of the writer Evan Jones.

Extent: 8.5 Linear metres, 43 shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Biographical/Historical

Biographical/Historical note written with reference to Bertram Rota Ltd. and The Cambridge Guide to African and Caribbean Theatre.

Born in 1927 in Portland, Jamaica, Evan Jones was educated at Munro College and Haverford College, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1949. He worked at a UN-run refugee camp in Palestine and then spent two years in Oxford, graduating from Wadham College in 1952 with a BA (Hons) in English literature. He taught for a while at George School Pennsylvania and Wesleyan University, Conneticut.

He moved to London in 1956 and established himself as a poet, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. His works often address social issues and war, though he is also well known in Jamaica as a children’s writer.

In Britain he is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter whose works include The Madhouse of Castle Street (1963), King and Country (1964), and the seminal television documentary series The Fight against Slavery (1975).

Scope and Content

The archive consists of subject files of correspondence and papers relating to Evan Jones' work, literary papers including screenplays, books, and miscellaneous printed material.

Arrangement

As no overall filing system was in place, the archive has been arranged into five series of subject files, literary papers, audio visual material, books and miscellaneous printed material. The arrangement within each series is chronological.

Restrictions on Access

Material of a sensitive personal nature is closed, along with currently inaccessible audio-visual material.

Acquisition

Bought, Bertram Rota Ltd., 18 Jul 2014.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Evan Jones 1.

Alternative Form Available

English

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Jones | Evan | b.1927 | poet, novelist, playwright and screenwriter

Subject(s)

Children's literature
England | Television and Film | 20th century
English literature -- 20th century
English poetry -- 20th century
Jamaica | poetry | 20th century
Novelists

A   Subject files 1949-2011, n.d.

Subject files
Date: 1949-2010, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (9 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Subject files
Date: 1966-2011, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Subject files
Date: 1974-2002, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Subject files
Date: 1979-1984, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (9 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Subject files
Date: 1985-2009, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 5
Language(s) of Material: English, 606161120
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Subject files
Date: 1992-2011, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B   Literary papers 1957-2009, n.d.

B.1   Screenplays 1957-2008, n.d.

Screenplays
Date: 1957-1958
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: [1950-1960s], 1959-1969
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1961
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1961-1963
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1963-1964
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1965-1966
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1966-1968
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1971-1972
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1973
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1976-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Comprises:

Screenplays
Date: 1980
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Comprises:

Screenplays
Date: 1980-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: [1980s], 1981-1989
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1985-1991
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

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Screenplays
Date: 1988-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Screenplays
Date: 1992-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

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Comprises:

Screenplays
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Screenplays
Date: 1996-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

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Comprises:

Screenplays
Date: 2004-2008, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Screenplays
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.2   Novels 1993-2006, n.d.

Novels
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises first draft of Stone Haven, 1993.

Novels
Date: 1994-2006, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.3   Poetry and other works 1946-2001

Poetry and other works (e.g. memoirs, autobiographical writings, and drafts)
Date: 1946-2001, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.4   Articles 1976-2009

Articles
Date: 1964-2009
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

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C   Audio Visual Material 1958-2009, n.d.

C.1   Video recordings 1958-2009, n.d.

Video recording of Montego Bay Regatta
Date: 1958-[c.1960]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 34/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Funeral in Berlin
Date: 1966
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 34/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Funeral in Berlin
Date: [c.1966]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 34/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of The Fight against Slavery Episodes 1, 2, and 3
Date: [c.1973]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 34/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of The Fight against Slavery Episodes 1, 2, and 3
Date: [c.1973]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 34/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of The Fight against Slavery Episodes 4, 5, and 6
Date: [c.1973]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 34/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of The Fight against Slavery Episodes 4, 5, and 6
Date: [c.1973]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 35/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Champions
Date: 1983
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 35/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Champions
Date: 1984
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 35/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Champions
Date: [c.1984]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 35/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Champions
Date: 2004
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 35/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Kangaroo
Date: [c.1987]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 35/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of A Curious Suicide
Date: 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 36/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of A Curious Suicide
Date: [c.1989]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 36/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of A Curious Suicide
Date: [c.1989]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 36/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Escape to Victory
Date: 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 36/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Escape to Victory
Date: 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 36/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Thwaites & Company
Date: n.d. [1990s]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 36/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of A Show of Force
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 37/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of King and Country
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 37/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of King and Country
Date: [c.1991]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 37/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Modesty Blaise
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 37/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of the launch of Stone Haven
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 37/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of the launch of Stone Haven
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 37/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of interviews with Evan Jones on Profile and Morning Coffee
Date: 1993-1994
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 38/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of interviews with Evan Jones on Profile and Morning Coffee
Date: 1993-1994
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 38/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Eva
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 38/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Eva
Date: [c.1995]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 38/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Hill an' Gully Ride
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 38/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Hill an' Gully Ride
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 38/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 39/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Dylan's Legends
Date: 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 39/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Dylan in the Madhouse
Date: 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 39/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Video recording of Wake in Fright
Date: 2009
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 39/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


C.2   Audio recordings 1970-2005

Audio recording of "Mr. Devine (by hand)"
Date: n.d. [1970s]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of "Evan Poems"
Date: n.d. [1970s]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of select tracks
Date: n.d. [1970s]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content
Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of Jamaican Folk Tales and Oral Histories
Date: 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Stories featuring Ranny Williams and Louise Bennett; narrated by Olive Lewin and written by Laura Tanna.

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of Song of the Banana Man by Evan Jones, music by Herman Wilson
Date: n.d. [1990s]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of poems by Evan Jones, music by Herman Wilson
Date: n.d. [1990s]
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content
Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of The Devil's Mare by Evan Jones, read by Grace Hallworth
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of KLAS Breakfast Club interview with Evan Jones, Beverly Manley, Anthony Abrahams
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of KLAS Breakfast Club interview with Evan Jones
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of KLAS My Place interview with Evan Jones and Michael Cuff, Tape 1 of 2
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of KLAS My Place interview with Evan Jones and Michael Cuff, Tape 2 of 2
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of My Place (1)
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of My Place (2)
Date: 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of Song of the Banana Man by Evan Jones, and 'Calabash' interview
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


Audio recording of Dylan in the Madhouse
Date: 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 40/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Restrictions on Access

Closed


D   Books 1958-2006

Books
Date: 1958-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Books
Date: 1994-2006
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

E   Miscellaneous printed material 1949-2009

Miscellaneous printed material
Date: 1949-2009
Shelfmark: MS. Evan Jones 43
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:


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