Helen Miller Jones Literary Collection

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US TxSaT SC.034

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Helen Miller Jones Literary Collection


  • 1874-1936 (Creation)


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Biographical history

Helen Miller Jones was born in Waco, Texas in 1899, and was a graduate of Wellesley College. In 1922 she married William W. Cameron, heir to an extensive lumberyard business in Waco. The couple had one daughter, Flora Cameron Crichton (1925-2019). Following William's death in 1939, Helen moved to San Antonio, where she met and married Reverend Everett Jones (1902-1995) in 1940. She was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, where her husband served as rector before being named Bishop of West Texas in 1943. Helen made a deep impact on San Antonio as a philanthropist, particularly supporting the San Antonio Art Institute. She was a president of Our Reading Club and the Fenwick Club. Helen Jones passed away following a long illness in 1986.

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Scope and content

Collection of ephemera and correspondence related to major literary figures. This material was collected by Helen Miller Jones, and is a companion to her rare book collection, now part of the holdings at Coates Library Special Collections & Archives.

System of arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of literary figure.

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Conditions governing access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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  • English

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Custodial history

Gift of Helen Miller Jones in 1977.

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Related archival materials

The bulk of the Helen Miller Jones collection is a rare book collection, accessible via the library catalog. This collection includes original manuscripts of Willa Cather's "My Mortal Enemy" and Ernest Hemingway's "The Undefeated."

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  • Citation: Helen Miller Jones Literary Collection. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).

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Archivist's note

Processed by Colleen Hoelscher, November 2021. Materials added December 2021.

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Physical storage

  • Box: SC Small Collections - Box 2