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Jones, Helen Hinckley, 1903-1991

 Person

Biographical History

Helen Hinckley Jones (1903-1991) was an academic and an author in Utah and California.

Helen Hinckley Jones was born on April 12, 1903 in Provo, Utah, She sold her first published poem at the age of 7. She co-authored three books with Najmeh Najafi, who was responsible for the Persian Project and other humanitarian aid in Iran. Jones was the writer of numerous articles, stories and other manuscripts. In addition she helped to solicit the work of many other authors. She taught drama and history from 1924 to 1938 in Ogden. And from 1948 to 1974 she taught creative writing at the Pasadena city college of California.

She earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from Brigham Young University between 1924-1928, and she did postgraduate work with Cambridge, the University of California, Berkley, the University of Colorado, Utah State University, and Stanford. She was awarded the BYU Distinguished Service Alumni Award, the Pasadena city College Distinguished Service Certificate, and many other academic and literate awards. Aside from her personal academic and authorial work, Jones was known for her work with young authors. She is credited as the inspiration for many of her published students, and was affectionately refered to as "Momma" by some of them. She was married to Ivan C. Hinckley, and had two daughters.

She died November 25, 1991 in Pasadena California.

Citation:
UPB files, 15 January 2015 (Helen Hinckley Jones was born on April 12, 1903 in Provo, Utah; sold her first published poem at the age of 7; co-authored three books with Najmeh Najafi, who was responsible for the Persian Project and other humanitarian aid in Iran; was the writer of numerous articles, stories and other manuscripts; helped to solicit the work of many other authors; taught drama and history from 1924 to 1938 in Ogden; from 1948 to 1974 she taught creative writing at the Pasadena city college of California; earned a bachelor's and a master's degree from Brigham Young University between 1924-1928, and she did postgraduate work with Cambridge, the University of California, Berkley, the University of Colorado, Utah State University, and Stanford; was awarded the BYU Distinguished Service Alumni Award, the Pasadena city College Distinguished Service Certificate, and many other academic and literate awards; was known for her work with young authors; is credited as the inspiration for many of her published students, and was affectionately refered to as "Momma" by some of them;s married to Ivan C. Hinckley, and had two daughters; died November 25, 1991 in Pasadena California).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Columbus : explorer for Christ

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 1700

Helen Hinckley Jones auctorial papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7672
Scope and Contents Collection primarily consists of manuscripts (published and unpublished) written by Helen Hinckley Jones and her students/associates. These manuscripts include fictional and historical novels, short stories, articles, biographical and autobiographical accounts, academic work, and official name work for several state libraries. Three other types of materials relating to these manuscripts are included; correspondence, promotional, and research/academic. Most of the...
Dates: approximately 1920-1991

Helen Hinckley Jones papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3142
Scope and Contents

Papers of Jones, including master's thesis, various research papers, drafts of later works, and correspondence.

Dates: 1960

Helen Hinckley Jones writings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8289
Content Description

Contains several literary pieces authored by Helen Hinckley Jones, nearly all of which were unpublished. Includes the manuscripts for a picture book, a short personal narrative, a novel, and a published article. Materials dated 1952-1991.

Dates: 1952-1991

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Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2
Letters 2
Manuscripts 2
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish 1
American literature -- 20th century -- Mormon authors 1