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Willis Knapp Jones Latin American Theatre Programs

Identifier: 2007-017

This collection contains theatre programs from 1939-1961.


  • 1939-1961


Language of Materials

English Spanish;Castilian

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

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1.00 linear feet

Biographical Information:

Willis Knapp Jones was born on November 26, 1895, in Beacon, New York, the son of Plato Tydvil and Louise (Knapp) Jones. He received his AB from Hamilton College in 1917. He received his MA from Pennsylvania State University in 1922. In 1927 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He taught at Penn State as instructor in Spanish (1920-1923), University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio, as associate professor (1923-1928), and professor of Romance languages (1928-1963). As a student and later as a professor he travelled and taught in Santiago, Chile (1917-1919), in Montevideo, Uruguay (1919-1920), American University of Shrivenham, England (1945) and at the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a Lecturer on Latin American drama and culture (1946-1947). Upon his retirement in 1963 he sold his library of Latin American theatrical works to the University of Houston. He died in March 1982, in Oxford, Ohio.

Dr. Jones was a true pioneer in the study of Latin American literature bringing Spanish texts and translation to American readers by the way of his research and publications of books, journals, and newspapers.

Acquisition Information:

Dr. Willis Knapp Jones

Guide to the Willis Knapp Jones Latin American Theatre Programs
Chinh Doan
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA