date(s):
1928-1975
creator(s):
Brookes, Jean Ingram, -1988
subject(s):
Diaries; Women; World War, 1939-1945; Depressions; 1929; Race relations; Politics and government; International relations; Civil rights; Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
place(s):
United States
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0182 Brookes, Jean Ingram Papers Inventory of Jean Ingram Brookes Papers A0182 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:33:11 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Jean Ingram Brookes Papers Brookes, Jean Ingram, 1898-1988 Brookes, Mary Brookes, Theodore Gibson, Katherine Brookes A0182 10.75 Cubic Feet (20 boxes) 1928-1975 Processing Information Processed by Christopher Gordon, December 2003. Donor Information The collection was donated by Dr. Robert D. Brookes, nephew of Jean Ingram Brookes, of St. Louis in 1996. Biographical Sketch Jean Ingram Brookes was born in St. Louis in 1898. She was the daughter of Henry Spence Brookes and Mary Louise Prewitt. Her father, Dr. Henry S. Brookes, was a general practitioner in St. Louis and a lecturer at Washington University School of Medicine. The family lived near Lafayette and Grand Avenues. Jean attended Washington University and received her A.B. in 1919. She continued her education at Radcliffe (graduated 1920) and later received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1926. Brookes taught history at Goucher College (Baltimore, Maryland), Lander College (Greenwood, North Carolina), Mississippi College for Women (Columbus, Mississippi), Florida State College for Women (Tallahassee, Florida), Tusculum College, (Greenville, Tennessee), and College of Emporia (Emporia, Kansas). In 1926, her dissertation was published as Anglo-French Rivalry in the Pacific Islands, 1815-1861 . In 1941, she published International Rivalry in the Pacific Islands, 1800-1875 . Brookes never married. She died December 16, 1988, in St. Louis, and is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The correspondence consists primarily of letters received by Jean Ingram Brookes from her immediate family, friends, and academic associates. The letters contain family news, discussions of international affairs, and some discussions of current affairs such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy. The letters give insight into the family's upper-middle-class lifestyle during the period of the Great Depression. Letters from Jean Ingram Brookes' sister Katherine Brookes Gibson frequently discuss the hiring of servants, social events, and society gossip. The letters also contain expressions of contemporary negative racial stereotypes. Many of the letters contain remarks that reflect the conservative nature of the family. Letters from Mary Brookes, Jean Ingram's mother, often discuss the family's involvement in the Rock Hill Presbyterian Church (Rock Hill, Missouri), the family's health, and family gossip. Jean's sister Katherine Brookes Gibson was married to Dr. Russell Gibson, professor of geology at Harvard University. In 1953, Russell accepted a State Department position assisting mining operations in Teheran, Iran. The position was a component of President Truman's Point Four Program (1951-1955), a technical assistance program designed to help underdeveloped nations while counteracting Soviet influence. Katherine joined him in 1954. A series of letters documents the family's time in Teheran. The letters discuss activities among the American families in Teheran, conditions in Iran, and some discussion of politics. Dr. Theodore Brookes, M.D., Jean’s brother, was a member of several civic organizations and the Boy Scouts of America. He often mentions his work with the Boy Scouts or expresses his opinions on topics that were discussed by speakers at various meetings. These letters provide opinions on issues such as Japanese aggression in the Pacific during the 1930s, religious beliefs, and contemporary medical issues. Jean Ingram Brookes’ diaries (1947-1975) chronicle the everyday events of her life but also include her thoughts on American politics, academic issues, and current events. The diaries include her thoughts and feelings surrounding events such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Vietnam, Watergate, and the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The diaries also present insight into the life of a college professor in the 1950s and 1960s. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Jean Ingram Brookes Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Depressions -- 1929 -- United States Families -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Physicians -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Tehran (Iran) -- Description and travel United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran United States -- Politics and government Vietnam War, 1961-1975 Watergate Affair, 1972-1974 Women college teachers World War, 1939-1945 -- France Boy Scouts of America Gibson, Russell, 1887-1977 Rock Hill Presbyterian Church (Rock Hill, Mo.) Correspondence. 1892; 1928 May-Oct 1 1 Correspondence. 1928 Nov-Dec 1 2 Correspondence. 1929 1 3 Correspondence. 1930 Jan-Mar 2 1 Correspondence. 1930 Apr-May 2 2 Correspondence. 1930 June-July 2 3 Correspondence. 1930 Aug-Sept 2 4 Correspondence. 1930 Oct-Nov 2 5 Correspondence. 1930 Dec 2 6 Correspondence. 1931 Jan-Feb 3 1 Correspondence. 1931 Mar-Apr 3 2 Correspondence. 1931 May-June 3 3 Correspondence. 1931 Aug-Oct 3 4 Correspondence. 1931 Nov-Dec 3 5 Correspondence. 1932 Jan-Feb 4 1 Correspondence. 1932 Mar-Apr 4 2 Correspondence. 1932 May-July 4 3 Correspondence. 1932 Aug-Oct 4 4 Correspondence. 1932 Nov 4 5 Correspondence. 1932 Dec 4 6 Correspondence. 1933 Jan-Feb 5 1 Correspondence. 1933 Mar-May 5 2 Correspondence. 1933 June-Dec 5 3 Correspondence. 1934 Jan-June 5 4 Correspondence. 1934 July-Dec 5 5 Correspondence. 1935 5 6 Correspondence. 1936 Jan-Feb 6 1 Correspondence. 1936 Mar-Apr 6 2 Correspondence. 1936 May-Dec 6 3 Correspondence. 1937 Jan-Feb 6 4 Correspondence. 1937 Mar-May 6 5 Correspondence. 1937 June-Sept 6 6 Correspondence. 1937 Oct-Dec 6 7 Correspondence. 1938 Jan-Feb 7 1 Correspondence. 1938 Mar-Apr 7 2 Correspondence. 1938 May-July 7 3 Correspondence. 1938 Aug-Oct 7 4 Correspondence. 1938 Nov-Dec 7 5 Correspondence. 1939 Jan-Mar 8 1 Correspondence. 1939 Apr-May 8 2 Correspondence. 1939 June-Sept 8 3 Correspondence. 1939 Oct-Dec 8 4 Correspondence. 1940 Jan-Feb 9 1 Correspondence. 1940 Mar-Apr 9 2 Correspondence. 1940 May-Aug 9 3 Correspondence. 1940 Sept-Oct 9 4 Correspondence. 1940 Nov-Dec 9 5 Correspondence. 1941 Jan-Feb 10 1 Correspondence. 1941 Mar-Apr 10 2 Correspondence. 1941 May-July 10 3 Correspondence. 1941 Aug-Nov 10 4 Correspondence. 1941 Dec 10 5 Correspondence. 1942 Jan-Apr 11 1 Correspondence. 1942 May-June 11 2 Correspondence. 1942 July-Dec 11 3 Correspondence. 1943 Jan-Apr 11 4 Correspondence. 1943 May-Dec 11 5 Correspondence. 1944 Jan-Aug 11 6 Correspondence. 1944 Oct-Dec 11 7 Correspondence. 1945-1946 12 1 Correspondence. 1947 12 2 Correspondence. 1948 Mar-Sept 12 3 Correspondence. 1948 Oct-Dec 12 4 Correspondence. 1949 Jan-Mar 13 1 Correspondence. 1949 Apr-Aug 13 2 Correspondence. 1949 Sept-Dec 13 3 Correspondence. 1950 Jan-Apr 13 4 Correspondence. 1950 May-Aug 13 5 Correspondence. 1950 Sept-Dec 13 6 Correspondence. 1951 Jan-June 14 1 Correspondence. 1951 July-Dec 14 2 Correspondence. 1952 Jan-May 14 3 Correspondence. 1952 June-Sept 14 4 Correspondence. 1952 Oct-Dec 14 5 Correspondence. 1953 Jan-May 14 6 Correspondence. 1953 June-Dec 14 7 Correspondence. 1954 Jan-Apr 15 1 Correspondence. 1954 May-July 15 2 Correspondence. 1954 Aug-Dec 15 3 Correspondence. 1955 Jan-Apr 15 4 Correspondence. 1955 May-Aug 15 5 Correspondence. 1955 Sept-Dec 15 6 Correspondence. 1956 Jan-Mar 16 1 Correspondence. 1956 Apr-Aug 16 2 Correspondence. 1956 Sept-Dec 16 3 Correspondence. 1957 Jan-Mar 16 4 Correspondence. 1957 June-Oct 16 5 Correspondence. 1957 Nov-Dec 16 6 Correspondence. 1958 Jan-Mar 17 1 Correspondence. 1958 Apr-Aug 17 2 Correspondence. 1958 Sept-Dec 17 3 Correspondence. 1959 Jan-Apr 17 4 Correspondence. 1959 May-July 17 5 Correspondence. 1959 Aug-Dec 17 6 Correspondence. 1961 Dec; 1962 July-Dec 18 1 Correspondence. 1965 Aug-Sept 18 2 Correspondence. 1965 Oct-Dec 18 3 Correspondence. 1967 18 4 Correspondence. 1968 Jan-Apr 18 5 Correspondence. 1968 May-June 18 6 Correspondence. No date 18 7 Diary. 1947 19 1 Diary. 1948 19 2 Diary. 1949 19 3 Diary. 1950 19 4 Diary. 1951 19 5 Diary. 1952 19 6 Diary. 1953 19 7 Diary. 1954 19 8 Diary. 1955 19 9 Diary. 1956 19 10 Diary. 1957 19 11 Diary. 1958 19 12 Diary. 1959 19 13 Diary. 1960 19 14 Diary. 1961 19 15 Diary. 1962 19 16 Diary. 1963 19 17 Diary. 1964 20 18 Diary. 1965 20 19 Diary. 1966 20 20 Diary. 1967 20 21 Diary. 1968 20 22 Diary. 1969 20 23 Diary. 1970 20 24 Diary. 1971 20 25 Diary. 1972 20 26 Diary. 1973 20 27 Diary. 1974 20 28 Diary. 1975 20 29