The first subseries, Education and Training, contains Mary Sue's yearbooks, class notes, and her thesis from her years at Baylor University, where she gained her undergraduate and masters degrees in drama. Also included are slides of the 1952 trip to Paris made by the Baylor Drama students with Paul Baker.
The next subseries, Acting, Design, and Directing Career, contains records, audiotapes, photographs, slides, posters, letters, scripts, set designs and costume designs. The material documents Mary Sue's career as an actor, designer and director at Baylor University and at the Dallas Theater Center. There are photographs of her performances, recordings of Hamlet and her Speak 4 Trio group, and original drawings of her set and costume designs. There are also examples of her first husband Roy Fridge's art work, including the posters he designed for the Dallas Theater Center's productions, and some examples of the artwork of set designer Virgil Beavers.
Mary Sue Jones had been with Paul Baker since the inception of the Dallas Theater Center and at the time of his forced retirement she was appointed interim artistic director. The third subseries, Dallas Theater Center Administration, contains administrative files from the executive committee and search committee as well as budgets, planning files, memos, clippings, correspondence, contracts, and playbills. Here is found good documentation of Mary Sue's stint as Interim Artistic Director in 1982, including her plans for the redirection of the theater, and clippings and memos relating to the search for the new director which resulted in the hiring of Adrian Hall.
- From the Collection: Jones, Mary Sue (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
From the Collection: 14 Linear Feet
From the Collection: 28 boxes
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English