Jones College Mystery, circa late 1960s

There’s actually a lot about Jones that’s mysterious from an historical perspective. We have very few materials from their early years so when something turns up it often needs explanation. Here’s one of those things, the inside cover of the undated (thanks a lot!) Jones College Handbook:

So what the heck is that thing in the foreground next to the sidewalk? Is it some kind of sculpture? Any information would be helpful. And if you have any Jones College stuff in your closet let me know.

Bonus: There’s much of interest in this handbook and I’ll get to that directly. But just for fun here’s a little snippet of life on campus before everything turned upside down.

Extra Bonus: I always seem to find myself in New York the weekend of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. The only thing more awe inspiring than the trash left behind was the spectacular cleanup effort by the sanitation crews.

I watched for a long time. My favorite thing was the NYPD Band, playing the heck out of Oye Como Va.

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2 Responses to Jones College Mystery, circa late 1960s

  1. Nancy Flatt says:

    If that handbook was in the group of things I gave Lee last month (like the Coffee with Mrs. Pitzer invite), the date on the handbook was about 1965 when I entered as a freshman. It could have been published earlier.

    • Melissa Kean says:

      Yes, this is from the handbook you brought in. Coincidentally someone else recently came in with one from a few years later. I’m going to do a post comparing them as soon as I can get to it.

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