Daphne Bugbee Jones papers, 1921-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Jones, Daphne Bugbee, 1921-2012
Title
Daphne Bugbee Jones papers
Dates
1921-2012 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 linear feet
Collection Number
Mss 884
Summary
The Daphne Bugbee Jones collection includes photographs of the Montana architect and several of the houses she designed, clippings, and plans for several houses. It also includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other materials related to her political and civic engagement, and personal papers.
Repository
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
59812-9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
library.archives@umontana.edu
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Daphne Eaches was born on July 21, 1921 in Pensacola, Florida. She grew up in San Francisco in a career navy family. She entered Mills College in 1940 and transferred to Bennington College in 1941. She enlisted in the Navy in 1942, and served as a communications officer in the navy’s WAVES program. After decommissioning she returned to college. In 1951 she applied to and was accepted as the first female graduate student at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she studied under Walter Gropius.

During graduate school she met and married philosophy professor Henry G. Bugbee Jr. When Bugbee accepted a job at the University of Montana in 1957, they and their two children moved to Missoula, where Daphne Bugbee worked as an architect. Henry and Daphne later divorced.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s Daphne became a full-time legislative lobbyist in Helena for the League of Women Voters of Montana. In 1971 she was one of eight delegates elected from Missoula County to the Montana Constitutional Convention. She was a founding member of the Five Valleys Land Trust, a founder of the Missoula Community Improvement Commission and served briefly in the Montana Legislature to fill a vacancy. In 1980, Daphne married Dr. Wendell Jones.

Daphne Bugbee Jones died on February 18, 2012 in Missoula. She was survived by her son, Henry, and her daughter, Barbara.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Daphne Bugbee Jones collection consists primarily of two groups of papers. Series I of this collection is compiled from materials collected by H. Rafael Chacon, University of Montana Professor of Art, in the course of his research about Jones. Chacon's research was focused on her formation and work as an architect. This portion of the collection includes photographs of Jones and several of the houses she designed, plans for several houses, and clippings about her and her designs. Jones was alive during the time that Chacon wrote his article and she loaned him an autobiographical journal, photographs and other documents. Chacon copied some of the loaned materials for his research files and returned all materials to Jones. Following her death, only a few of the original documents were found at her home. Jones' family gave several additional plans and photographs to this collection.

Materials in Series II were donated to the Archives by Jones' granddaughter and are primarily focused on Jones' civic and political engagement. They include clippings, correspondence, speeches, agendas, photographs, biographical and autobiographical writing, architectural plans, and miscellany. Topics include the 1972 Montana Constitutional Convention and subsequent reunions (1970-2012); the Montana League of Women Voters and Montana Chamber of Commerce (circa 1960s-1970s); Montana State Senate (1975-1976); arts and humanities television programming in Montana (circa 1970s); environmental and city planning and beautification (circa 1960s-1970s); and the Montana Bicentennial Committee (1975). Series II also contains some personal papers (circa 1920s-2012).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

Daphne Bugbee Jones Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Professional Work, 1951-2012Return to Top

1.0 linear feet

This series consists largely of material documenting Bugbee Jones' education and professional activities as an architect, including plans and photographs, but some biographical and autobiographical material is present as well.

Contents were foldered at the Archives and folder titles assiged by the processor. Folders are largely arranged alphabetically by title.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Autobiography Excerpts
undated
1/2
Daphne Bugbee Jones photographs
undated
1/3
Daphne Eaches Jones biographical notes
undated
1/4
Harvard University Department of Architecture acceptance letter (photocopy)
1951
1/5
Harvard paper and projects (photocopies)
1950s
1/6
Harvard-era photographs
1950s
1/7
Henry G. Bugbee Jr. clipping
1957
1/
Daphne Bugbee Jones memorial
2012
1/8
Memorial
2012
1/9
Sketch "In France Early Years" (photocopy)
undated
1/10
Clippings about houses
1963 and 1986
1/11
"Demonstration" residence (built by contractor Tony Veazey) photograph
ca 1960s
1/12
Braun residence photographs
ca 1970s-1980s
1/13
Bugbee residence
ca 1950s and 1980s
1/14
Bugbee-Jones residence photographs
ca 1960s and 1980s
OS 2/1
Dickerson house plans
undated
OS 2/2
Dussault house plans (not built)
1983
1/15
Field residence photographs
ca 1960s-1980s
OS 2/1
Gunns house plans (not built)
undated
OS 2/4
High-rise Apartment Plan
Scanned from original plan. Original returned to family.
circa 1950s
1/16
Kimble lake residence (possibly) drawings
ca 1970s
1/17
Kimble residence photographs
undated
OS 2/5
LaCasse house, preliminary plans
1992
1/18
Unidentified house photographs (photocopies)
ca 1950s
1/19
Unidentified project plans
undated

Series II:  Civic and Political Engagement, 1921-2012Return to Top

1.0 linear feet

This series of material was added to the collection after Series 1 was organized for research. It consists primarily of papers documenting Bugbee Jones' civic and political engagement. Some biographical and autobiographical material is also present.

Series 2 has been arranged by topic. Materials were foldered at the Archives and folder titles assiged by the processor. Notes indicate folder contents.
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/1
Constitutional Convention, Pre-convention
Includes election clippings, correspondence, candidate lists, returns, campaign materials and speeches, pre-convention information
1970-1971
3/2
Constitutional Convention, Pre-convention
Includes election clippings, correspondence, candidate lists, returns, campaign materials and speeches, pre-convention information
1970-1971
3/3
Constitutional Convention, Pre-convention
Includes election clippings, correspondence, candidate lists, returns, campaign materials and speeches, pre-convention information
1970-1971
3/4
Constitutional Convention, Pre-convention
Includes election clippings, correspondence, candidate lists, returns, campaign materials and speeches, pre-convention information
1970-1971
3/5
Constitutional Convention, In-session
Includes clippings, publications, delegate placard, convention information, delegate lists
1971-1972
3/6
Constitutional Convention, Post-convention
Includes clippings, correspondence, and speeches related to the constitution's adoption
1972
3/7
Constitutional Convention, Post-convention
Includes clippings, correspondence, and speeches related to the constitution's adoption
1972
3/8
Constitutional Convention, Photographs
Includes headshots for Constitutional Convention election and in-session photographs, contact sheets and negatives
Circa 1970s
3/9
Constitutional Convention, Photographs
Includes headshots for Constitutional Convention, social gatherings, and in-session
Circa 1970s
3/10
Constitutional Convention, Photographs
Includes headshots for Constitutional Convention, social gatherings, and in-session, Convention anniversary photographs
Circa 1970s
3/11
Constitutional Convention, Anniversaries
Includes mailers, correspondence, miscellanous materials related to the 1st, 20th, 25th, 30th, and 40th anniversaries of the Constitutional Convention
1973-2012
3/12
Constitutional Convention, Anniversaries
Includes mailers, correspondence, miscellanous materials related to the 1st, 20th, 25th, 30th, and 40th anniversaries of the Constitutional Convention
1973-2012
4/1
Constitutional Convention, Miscellaneous
Includes Montana Constitutional Society membership lists and information, and miscellaneous materials related to the Constitutional Convention
1972-1996 and undated
4/2
Personal Papers, Biographical Writing
Includes Bugbee Jones' autobiographical writing, and others' biographical writing of her
1999-2007
4/3
Personal Papers, Correspondence
Includes correspondence to and from children and grandchildren, friends, and others
Circa 1930s-1980s and undated
4/4
Personal Papers, Photographs
Includes photographs of Bugbee Jones as a baby, young woman, and mature headshots, photos of Bugbee Jones in later years, photos , Bill Forbis, Jean Bowman, Max Baucus, and Dorothy Eck, and photos of unknown people, possibly family
Circa 1920s-2000s and undated
4/5
Personal Papers, Photographs
Includes photographs of Bugbee Jones as a baby, young woman, and mature headshots, photos of Bugbee Jones in later years, photos , Bill Forbis, Jean Bowman, Max Baucus, and Dorothy Eck, and photos of unknown people, possibly family
Circa 1920s-2000s and undated
OS 6/1
Personal Papers, Photographs
World War Two WAVES photograph
Circa 1930s or 1940s
4/6
Personal Papers, Miscellaneous
Includes divorce papers and correspondence, resume and CV, papers and cards pertaining to Bugbee Jones' death, clippings, family and childhood materials, and other
1921-2012
4/7
Personal Papers, Miscellaneous
Includes clippings, correspondence, speeches, and Artemos Drive housing contract
1921-2012
4/8
Political and Civic Engagement, Environment, Humanities, and City Planning
Includes letters concerning First Lady Johnson's invite to visit Missoula, including from the first lady and Mike Mansfield; letters to and from Arthur Drexler
1965-1969
4/9
Political and Civic Engagement, Environment, Humanities, and City Planning
Includes clippings, correspondence, contact lists, and programming plans related to environmental and civic planning, including the Rocky Mountain Center on Environment (ROMCOE), arts and humanities television programming, the Community Improvement Commission, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Circa 1960s-1970s
4/10
Political and Civic Engagement, Environment, Humanities, and City Planning
Includes correspondence and lists related primarily to arts and humanitites television programming, and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Circa 1960s-1970s
5/1
Political and Civic Engagement, Environment, Humanities, and City Planning
Includes clippings, correspondence, and lists related primarily to the Montana Advisory Committee on Planning Legislation, arts and humanitites television programming, the Community Improvement Commission
Circa 1960s-1970s
5/2
Political and Civic Engagement, Environment, Humanities, and City Planning
Includes clippings, correspondence, member lists, notes, and agendas related primarily to arts and humanities television programming, program plans, the American Instutite of Architects, and the Community Improvement Commission.
Circa 1960s-1970s
5/3
Political and Civic Engagement, Montana Bicentennial Committee
Includes certificate of appointment to Montana Bicentennial Committee, and letters from Director Hal Stearns, Secretary of State Frank Murray, and Governor Thomas Judge
1975
5/4
Political and Civic Engagement, Montana Chamber of Commerce
Includes correspondence related to Montana Chamber of Commerce, program of 1969 Annual Chamber of Commerce meeting, and pamphlet titled, "Modernizing Local Government"
1968-1969
5/5
Political and Civic Engagement, Montana League of Women Voters
Includes clippings, correspondence, speeches, legislative aims, newsletters related to the Montana League of Women Voters
Circa 1960s-1970s
5/6
Political and Civic Engagement, Montana League of Women Voters Photographs
Includes letter from Gov. Forrest Anderson concerning executive reorganization legislation, and photograph of Gov. Anderson, inscribed to Bugbee Jones; photographs related to Montana League of Women Voters
Circa 1960s-1970s
5/7
Political and Civic Engagement, Montana State Senate
Includes clippings, correspondence, and certificate related to Bugbee Jones' Senate appointement and campaign
1975-1976
5/8
Political and Civic Engagement, Miscellaneous
1974 and 1988

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Dwellings--Montana--Designs and plans
  • Dwellings--Montana--Missoula--Designs and plans
  • Personal Names :
  • Chacon, H. Rafael
  • Jones, Daphne Bugbee, 1921-2012--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Architectural drawings--Montana--Missoula
  • Photographs--Montana--Missoula
  • Occupations :
  • Women architects--Montana--Missoula