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The F. M. Alexander -

 Frank Pierce Jones Archive

The Dimon Institute houses the complete archive of Frank Pierce Jones’ work which comprises one of the largest and most important scientific and historical collections on the work of F.M. Alexander in the world. Jones was a classics professor who, after experiencing remarkable improvements in his health while studying with Alexander, embarked on a thirty-year investigation of the principles underlying Alexander’s discoveries on human behavior. The archive contains Jones’ research as well as more general correspondence, papers, articles, scholarly dissertations, taped interviews, and films. The collection consists of seven basic areas, as follows.

Please make an appointment with the Dimon Institute to view the archives.

FPJ Archives 1: Correspondence

Folder 1: Works by F.M. Alexander
Autobiography and chronology
Respiratory Re-education, 1907
F. Matthias Alexander listing in Who Was Who
Introduction to a New Method of Respiratory Re-education, 1906
An Unrecognized Principle in Human Behavior
Report of a Lecture by F.M. Alexander, 1934
Folder 2: F.M. Alexander bibliography (1906-1952), compiled by D. Price-Williams
Folder 3: FM. Alexander’s correspondence with F.P. Jones 1941-1943
Folder 4: F.M. Alexander’s correspondence with F.P. Jones 1944-1953
Folder 5: F.M. Alexander’s correspondence with John Dewey and Jones, 1917-1947
Folder 6: F.M. Alexander’s Tea correspondence (1945-1946)
Folder 7: Trial covered by the Johannesburg Star (newspaper clippings, 2/16/48-4/20/48)
Folder 8: Letters between Frank Pierce Jones and G. Dykhuizen regarding F.M. Alexander and John Dewey 1974
Folder 9: Alexander Foundation School– Media, PA 1946-1950
Folder 10: F.P. Jones: published works on Classics; biographical data; English Thesis; photographs of Jones, Alexander, and Dewey
Folder 11: F.P. Jones: assorted letters
Folder 12: F.P. Jones: article sent to Science (1974, unpublished: “Head Balance as a Postural Mechanism in Man”) and correspondence
Folder 13: F.P. Jones: Alexander Technique STAT letters re: founding of STAT Constitution
Folder 14: Sybille Bedford (Huxley’s biographer) and F.P. Jones letters: 1969-1972
Folder 15: Dr. Stanley Cobb-F.P. Jones and H. Schlosberg (Brown Univ. psychologist), letters: 1946-1964.
Folder 16: R. Dart and F.P. Jones correspondence: 1960-1967
Folder 17: Alexander, Gerda (Eutony) and the Copenhagen Congress; F.P Jones and Gerda Alexander letters: 1955- 1961
Folder 18: Wilfred Barlow
Folder 19: Goddard Binkley
Folder 20: F.P. Jones-Walter Carrington-Dr. Sharma
Folder 21: Walter Carrington
Folder 22: William Conable
Folder 23: Jeanne Day
Folder 24: F.P. Jones and Dr. George Draper Jr. letters: 1944
Folder 25: Nils Wessell Memorandum and Report by Ruth Elder, 1955 – “Physiology of Posture.”
Folder 26: Alma Frank
Folder 27: F.P. Jones’ and Schocken Books’letters (1975); Eva Glaser letters, (editor of Schocken Books), et al.
Folder 28: E.A.M. Goldie
Folder 29: Buz Gummere
Folder 30: Judith Leibowitz
Folder 31: F.P Jones and Rev. Eric McCormack letters: 1957-1962
Folder 32: Patrick J. MacDonald
Folder 33: Don Mixon
Folder 34: Alexander Murray
Folder 35: F.P. Jones and Schlosberg letters: 1947-1963
Folder 36: Jane Shenton and F.M. Alexander correspondence: 1944-1945
Folder 37: Irene Tasker
Folder 38: F.P. Jones and Nikolaas Tinbergen letters; Tinbergen Nobel Address and articles regarding the Croonian Lecture, 1972
Folder 39: Roger Tengwall
Folder 40: Roger Tengwall– Abstract and Dissertation: “On Human Postural Behaviors,” 1981; correspondence
Folder 41: Lulie Westfeldt
Folder 42: Alexander teachers
Folder 43: Alexander teachers
Folder 44: Jones re: Alexander Technique inquiries
Folder 45: F.P. Jones — American Center
Folder 46: F.P. Jones: assorted letters
Folder 47: Doctors, Editors, Ph.D.’s, Teachers (A-H)
Folder 48: Doctors, Editors, Ph.D.’s, Teachers (l-W)
Folder 49: Friends and Pupils
Folder 50: Film script on Alexander Technique — “Education – New Basis” by James Eastwood, 1962; correspondence regarding film: Carrington, Huxley, Jones, et. al.
Folder 51: Foreign Institutions (reprint requests)
Folder 52: Richard Gummere Jr: correspondence and Ed.D proposal (draft) 1951-1962
Folder 53: Copyright information (F.P. Jones publishers)
Folder 54: F.P. Jones — Psychology #152, Summer Student Reports, 1974
Folder 55: Robert E. Van Geuns Correspondence

FPJ Archives 2: Research

Folder 1
1960 STAT Constitution and By-laws; letters; Legal information regarding what constitutes the practice of medicine; Minutes, ATA’s fIrst meeting April, 1980.
Folder 2: Startle Pattern photographs — 1964.
Folder 3: Startle Pattern: guide sheets and data
Folder 4: Startle Pattern: preliminaries and data
Folder 5: Startle Pattern: force platform
Folder 6: Startle Pattern: data sheets and graphs
Folder 7: Startle Pattern: bibliography notes
Folder 8 : Psychology Review article: “Method for Changing Stereotyped Patterns by the Inhibition of Certain Postural Sets” 1965; article and original illustrations and photographs
Folder 9: Photographs from Helen Jones’ Masters Thesis: F.P. Jones guiding posture of children
Folder 10: Summary data: September 1956 — (See Log Book 2, p. 13, Folder 50)
Folder 11: Adjective Questionnaire checklist (1958-59), and data sheet #1: Subject’s Subjective Feedback
Folder 12: Adjective checklist, data sheet #2: Subject’s Subjective Feedback
Folder 13: Analysis – Blackbeard method, black and white: before and after data and graphs
Folder 14: Duplicate photographs for 1975 book
Folder 15: Breathing patterns — Sketches of expiration and inspiration
Folder 16: Breathing pattern data
Folder 17: Data from foot-lifting experiment
Folder 18: Hanson-Jones original manuscript: “Heart Rate and Small Postural Changes,” published in Ergonomics (7{25/68).
Folder 19: Hanson-Jones: “Study of Human Movement” (1969)
Folder 20: F.P. Jones, “Head Balance and Voice Production in Singers,” fmished paper, earlier drafts, and notes
Folder 21: F.P. Jones, Memo on the facilitation of anti-gravity responses
Folder 22: Movement pattern as an index of fatigue, progress report (study) by Jones and Hanson
Folder 23: Data for Psychology Review article
Folder 24: Psychology Review article, “A Method for Changing Stereotyped Response Patterns by the Inhibition of Certain Postural Sets” (1965), and correspondence
Folder 25: Psychology Review article, early revision entitled “The Facilitation of Anti-Gravity Reflexes in Man.”
Folder 26: Psychology Review article, miscellaneous
Folder 27: Eastern Psychological Association abstract on “The Facilitation of Anti-Gravity Reflexes in Man”
Folder 28: Fulton Society, abstract on “The Influence of Postural Set on Pattern of Movement in Man” and discussion
Folder 29: Fulton Society
Folder 30: Fulton Society Paper continued, correspondence and notes
Folder 31: “The Effect of Head Balance on Human Movement,” article published in the Journal of Psychology, 1959
Folder 32: Color Wheel, record of invention and notes
Folder 33: Kinesthetic Perceptions: Psychology Colloquium Talk, “Kinesthetic Perception and the Postural Reflexes,’ 1957
Folder 34: Physical education study questionnaires and checklists
Folder 35: Polygraph records (spring 1958)
Folder 36: Postural discrimination tests (October 1957)
Folder 37: Postural discrimination, notes and photos of sitting and standing (before and after a lesson)
Folder 38: Postural discrimination, notes (May 1958)
Folder 39: Rifle firing — patterns of muscle soreness
Folder 40: Semantic differentials, physical education vs. physical therapy
Folder 41: Sit-stand with pressure at back, data graphs
Folder 42: Sit-stand motion patterns from projected films, data graphs
Folder 43: Sit-stand pattern analysis, black and white (data graphs)
Folder 44: Slow movement judgments (questionnaire)
Folder 45: Speech II study (notes)
Folder 46: Walking: 1. height/step ratio; significance test 2. black and white (data graphs)
Folder 47: F.P. Jones — notes from student journals and notes on students discussing effects of Alexander lessons
Folder 48: Unused glossy prints showing animal and infant movement (in outline), and head balance
Folder 49: Research notebook I (1955)
Folder 50: Research notebook II (1955-1958)
Folder 51: Research notebook 1lI (1958-1960)
Folder 52: Research notebook IV (1960-1963)
Folder 53: Research notebook V (1963-1964)
Folder 54: Research notebook VI (1964-1966)
Folder 55: Research notebook VII (1966-1970)
Folder 56: Research notebook VIII (1970-1971)
Folder 57: Research notebook IX (1972-1974)
Folder 58: Research notebook X (undated)
Folder 59: Subjects (Step Test)– data

FPJ Archives 3: Grant Proposals

Folder 1: Carnegie Grant Proposal, (6/3/54), “An Experimental Study in the Psychophysiology of Posture,” and correspondence
Folder 2: Reports to Tufts on research projects (6/16/55)
Folder 3: Technical paper by Jones and O’Connell given to the Photographic Society of America, (10/8/55), “Multiple-Image Photography for the Analysis of Human Movement Patterns.”
Folder 4: Progress Report (study), (11/29/55), “Research in the Psychophysiology of Posture.”
Folder 5: Grant Proposal to the National Science Foundation, (1/30/56), “Proposal for an Experimental Study of Postural Reflexes in Man.”
Folder 6: Grant Proposal to the Public Health Service, (3/1/56), “Proposal for an Experimental Study of Postural Reflexes in Man.”
Folder 7: Contract for Carnegie Grant Budget (10/19/54-8/31/56)
Folder 8: Final Report to Carnegie Foundation, “Research in the Psychophysiology of Posture,” (12/27/56).
Folder 9: Public Health Service Grant Budget, (9/1/56-8/31/57)
Folder 10: Proposal for extension of research grant to Public Health Service, “Postural Reflex Patterns in Man,” (5/31/58).
Folder 11: Progress Report (study) to Public Health Service, “Postural Reflex Patterns in Man,” (5/31/58).
Folder 12: Contract for Public Health Service Grant Budget (9/1/57-8/31/58)
Folder 13: Jones and Hanson, “Neck Muscle Tension and Postural Change,” paper delivered to Eastern Psychological Association (4/4/59)
Folder 14: Grant Proposal to Public Health Service, “Kinesthesis and the Postural Reflexes,”(6/26/59)
Folder 15: Jones, Paper given at First International Congress in Copenhagen, “Head Balance as a Mechanism of Behavior: An Experimental Approach to the Work of F. Matthias Alexander,” (7/31/59)
Folder 16: Public Health Service Grant Budget (9/1/58-8/31/59)
Folder 17: Grant Proposal to the Rockefeller Foundation, “Kinesthesis and the Postural Reflexes,” (8/7/59).
Folder 18: Public Health Service Grant Budget (9/1/59-8/31/60)
Folder 19: Public Health Service Grant Budget (3/1/60~2/28/64)
Folder 20: Grant Proposal to the Public Health Service, “Kinesthesis and the Postural Reflexes,” (12/23/60).
Folder 21: Public Health Service Grant Budget (3/1/61-2/28/62)
Folder 22: Proposal to the Public Health Service, “Proposal for a Systematic Study of Abnormal Patterns of Human Movement to be Recorded By Multiple-Image Photography,” (6/29/61), and correspondence
Folder 23: Progress Report to Public Health Service, “Kinesthesis and the Postural Reflexes (12/28/61)
Folder 24: Proposal Renewal and Progress Report (study) to Health Education and Welfare (5/29/62), “Kinesthesis and the Postural Reflexes,” (1%2)
Folder 25: Grant Proposal to Human Education and Welfare, by John A. Hanson, “A Developmental Study of Movement Patterns in Gross Motor Performance,” (6/30/62)
Folder 26: Proposal to Dept of Health Education and Welfare, “Multiple-Image Photography of Pathological Movement,” (July 1962)
Folder 27: Proposal to Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (HEW), “Kinesthesis and the Postural Reflexes,” (10/1/62) and progress report
Folder 28: Proposal to Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (HEW), #2, “Training in Postural Kinesthesis as an Aid in Rehabilitation,” (6/1/63) and correspondence
Folder 29: Final Report to HEW, “Kinesthesis and the Postural Reflexes,” (4/20/64)
Folder 30: Proposal to National Institute of Health, “Effects of Small Postural Changes on Heart Rate,” (5/16/66)
Folder 31: Proposal to National Institute of Health, “Kinesthesis and Postural Set,” (6/1/66)
Folder 32: Proposal to National Science Foundation, “Kinesthesis and Postural Set,” (6/5/66)
Folder 33: Proposal to Public Health Service, “Auditory Feedback For Inhibiting Neck-Muscle Tension,” (January 1969)
Folder 34: Proposal to Public Health Service, “Effects of Headrests on Driver Alertness,” (March 1967)
Folder 35: F.P. Jones,”The Work of F.M. Alexander as an Introduction to Dewey’s Philosophy of Education,” (1943), and correspondence
Folder 36: Proposal to Public Health Service, “Force-Platform Analysis of the Startle Pattern,” (6/27/68)
Folder 37: Proposal to National Science Foundation, “Psychophysiology of Postural Set,” (September 1968), and correspondence
Folder 38: Proposal to National Institute of Health, “Psychophysiology of Postural Set,” (October 1968)
Folder 39: Small Grant Proposal to PHS, “Analysis of Experimental Data on Postural Responses,” (6/1/69)
Folder 40: Proposal to NASA, “The Electromyogram as an Index of Annoyance,” (12/30/70)
Folder 41: Eric Grants Manual
Folder 42: Heart Association Grant Proposals
Folder 43: PHS Expenditures, Regulations
Folder 44: Proposed Study of Pain Response

 

Folder 45 (A-G) Adams, Deborah Fishbein, An Introduction to the Alexander Technique—For Pianists and Their Teachers, June 1992
Atkinson, Carla, Forward and Up at Fifty, 1943
Austin, John H., and Ausubel, Pearl, “Enhanced Respiratory Muscular Function in Normal Adults after Lessons in Proprioceptive Musculoskeletal Education without Exercises,” Chest, Vol 102, Aug. 1992
Ballard, Kathleen J., “On Learning and Teaching the Alexander Technique,” F.M. Alexander STAT Memorial Lecture, 1989 (Folder 45)
Ben-Or, Nelly, “A Pianist’s Thoughts on the Alexander Technique”; “A Pianist’s Adventure with the Alexander Technique”
Brown, Richard A.. The Alexander Technique: Therapy for the Whole Person
Carrington, Dilys, Human Movement, reprinted together with Notes on the Alexander Technique in Two Notes on the F. Matthias Alexander Technique, Sheildrake Press, 1977 .
Frederick, Lena, Notes on the Alexander Technique, reprinted togather with Human Movement in Two Notes on the F. Matthias Alexander Technique, Sheildrake Press, 1977
Clark, Jean, Talking About The Alexander Technique
Dennis, Ron, Dysponesis: Or, Misuse Revisited
DeWeese, A., Constructive Coordination, 1943
Douglas, M., Control of Functioning, letter to Lancet, 1939; A Unique Example of Operational Verification During Scientific Experimentation, 1946. Re-Orientation of the Viewpoint upon the Study of Anatomy, 1937
Esbenshade, Anne, The Alexander Technique: A Positive Approach to Health, talk given at the Western Australian School of Nursing
Frank, Alma, A Study in Infant Development
Garlick, David, “The Lost Sixth Sense- A Medical Scientist Looks at the Alexander Technique,” 1990
Gummere, Richard, On Becoming More Human, Prologue to Centerline Press Edition of Man’s Supreme Inheritance.

 

Folder 46 (H-Q)
Harwood, Laura, “Integrating the Alexander Technique into a Kindergarten Class,” 1991
Laub, Grethe An Alexander Teacher’s View of Child Education — An Interview, May, 1982
Leibowitz, Judy, The Alexander Technique
MacDonald, Patrick, Psycho-Physical Integrity;The F. Matthias Alexander Technique — A Short Introduction Letter to Kingston Health Chronicle
MacDonald, Dr. Peter, Control of Functioning, letter to British Medical Journal, 1939
Murdoch, A., The Function of the Sub-Occipital Muscles: The Key to Posture, Use and Functioning
Margolen, Richard, A Quick Survey of Relaxation Techniques
Magnus, Rudolf, The Physiological A Priori, Lane Lectures on Experimental Pharmacology and Medicine “Haltung,” Chapter III of Komerstellung (Body Posture)
Head Posture and Muscle Tone– Clinical Observations,” A. Simons
McCormack, Eric David, Abstract entitled “Frederick Matthias Alexander and John Dewey: A Neglected Influence”
Murray, Alexander, John Dewey and F.M. Alexander: 36 Years of Friendship, F. Matthias Alexander, Memorial Lecture.
Neil, Charles A., Body Management in Nursing; Posture at Work; The Alexander Technique and the Training of Actors: Two Interviews, Ed., Judith Proppper.
Marjorie Nelson, Short untitled paper on the Alexander Technique

 

Folder 47 (R-Z)
Rugg-Gunn, A, Physiological Gradients, F. Matthias Alexander Memorial Lecture
F. Matthias Alexander and the Problem of Animal Behaviour
Skynner, Robin, How to Alexanderize Yourself
Tasker, Irene, Connecting Links
TengwalI, Roger, A Report on the Work of F. Matthias Alexander
Thompson, L.W., Statement sent to Chris Robb for Globe article, 1981
The Teaching of Frank Pierce Jones: A Personal Memoir, from the Alexandrian.
Tursi, Francis, The Problem of Excessive Psycho-Physical Tension in String Performance, in American String Teacher
Wielopolska, Catherine, and Pazzaglini, Dr. Mario, “The Discovery and Use of the Eye Order in Teaching the Alexander Work”

 

Folder 48: Barlow, Wilfred
Knowing How To Stop, Medical Press and Circular, 1945
The Muddle of Medical Meaning,” St. Thomas’s Hospital Gazette, 1947
The Mind-Body Relationship
An Investigation into Kinaesthesia, The Medical Press and Circular, 1946
Letters on the F.M. Alexander Technique of Re-education,n:pintfdficm trelaut, 1945 Anxiety and
Muscle Tension, Modem Trends in Psychosomatic Medicine
Anxiety and Muscle-Tension Pain, The British Journal of Clinical Practice, 1959
Mr. F.M. Alexander, the Use of the Self, The Times, 1955
The Alexander Libel Action, Lancet, 1950
Dr. Wilfred Bartow: Postural’ Deformity, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1956
Postural Homeostasis: Annals of Physical Medicine, 1952
Anxiety and Muscle Tension, British Journal of Physical Medicine, 1947
Dr. Barlow’s notes, taken during Alexander’s actual teaching
The Alexander Principle, British Vogue, 1973

 

Folder 49 : Barstow, Marjorie
An Interview by Don Mixon, 1977
An Interview by Janet O’Brien Stillwell, Somatics, 1981
The Use of the Self, notes from Alexander workshop, 1976
“Technique’ Helps Body Flow, article on Barstow and the AT in Ohio State Lantern, 1974
Papers by Barstow students, 1972
Head Belongs on Spine, article on Barstow and AT from Dallas Limies Herald, 1971 (with Black, Pamela)
The Alexander Technique as a Method of Tension Control, American Association for the Advancement of Tension Control, 1979

 

Folder 50: Brown, Richard A.
(with Kenneth Fader) Responsiveness to Pain: Stimulus Specificity Versus Generality The Alexander Technique: Therapy for the Whole Person
Proposal and Master’s Thesis

 

Folder 51: Carrington, W.H.M.
The F. Matthias Alexander Technique: A Means of Understanding Man, 1963
Balance as a Function of Intelligence, Systematics, 1970
Man’s Future as an Individual, Centenary Memorial Lecture, 1969
The F. Matthias Alexander Technique –A Means of Change, 1968
Talks on the Alexander Technique:
-How-to, 1973
-Breathing, 1972
-How to Explain the Technique: The Work of Dr. Frank Pierce Jones,” 1965
Centre News, 1963-1974
Introduction to Centerline Press Edition of Constructive Conscious Control of the Individual, 1984

 

Folder 52: Dart, Raymond
The Attainment of Poise, South African Medical Journal, 1947
Voluntary Musculature in the Human Body–The Double Spiral Arrangement, British Physical Medicine
The Postural Aspect of Malocclusion, The Official Journal of the D.A. S.A., 1946.
The History of Physiotherapy Education in South Africa, South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 1961
Papers on Australopithecus

 

Folder 53: Jones, F. P.
(with Gilley, P.F.M., Jr.) Head Balance and Sitting Posture: An X-ray Analysis. J. Psychol., 1960.
(with Hanson, J.A.) Time-Space Pattern in a Gross Body Movement. Percept Mot. Skills, 1961
(with Gray, Florence E., Hanson, J.A., & Shoop, J.N.) Neck-Muscle Tension and the Postural Image. Ergonomics, 1961
(with Hanson, J.A. & Gray, Florence E.) Head Balance and Sittiing Posture II: The Role of the Sternomastoid Muscle. J. Psychol., 1961
(with Hanson,I.A.) Note on the Persistence of Pattern in a Gross Body Movement. Percept. Mot. Skills, 1962
The Influence of Postural Set on Pattern of Movement in Man. Paper presented at the First Symposium of the Fulton Society on Motor and Premotor Areas, Atlantic City, June 1963. (Published in Int. J. Neurology, 1963)
(with Hanson, J.A., Miller, J.K. & Bossom, J.) Quantitative Analysis of Abnormal Movement: the Sit-to-Stand Pattern. Am. J. Phy. Med., 1963
A Note on the Latinity of Sir Charles Sherington. Am Scientist, 1963
Die Kinasthetische Wahrnehmung von Jaltung und Bewegung. In Eutonie. Karl F. Haug Verlag, Ulm/Donau, 1964
Startle as a Paradigm of Malposture. Percept. Mot. Skills, 1964
(with Hanson, J.A.) Postural Set and Overt Movement: A Force-platform Analysis. Percept. Mot. Skills, 1970
(with Hanson, J.A.) Fatigue Effects of Patterns of Movement. Ergonomics, 1971
Human Movement and the Response to Gravity. Lecture given on President’s Day, Tufts University, March 14, 1970
An Experimental Study of the Alexander Technique. STUD. MED. (Copenhagen)April, 1971
Voice Production as a Function of Head Balance in Singers. J. Psychol., 1972
Learning How to Lea:m: An Operational Definition of the Alexander Technique. London: The Shieldrake Press, 1974

 

Folder 54: Jones, F.P. (cont.)
The Work of F.M. Alexander as an Introduction to Dewey’s Philosophy of Education. School and Society, January 1943
(with Kennedy, J.L.) An Electromyographic Technique for Recording the Startle Pattern. J. Psychol., 1951
F.M. Alexander and the Reeducation of Feeling. General Semantics Bulletin, (SpringSummer), 1951
Psychophysical Reeducation and the Postural Reflexes. Lecture given at the Science Weekend, Bard College, May 1953
A Mechanism for Change. IN P. Sorokin (ed.), Forms and Techniques of Altruistic and Spiritual Growth. Boston: Beacon Press, 1954
(with Narva, M.) Interrupted Light Photography to Record the Effect of Changes in the Poise of the Head upon Patterns of Movement and Posture in Man. J. Pyschol., 1955
(with O’Connell, D.N.) Applications of Multiple-Image Photgraphy in Time-Motion Analysis of Human Movement. Photographic Science and Technique, 1956
Stereo Plus Electronic Flash Record Human Movements. Industrial Photography, January, 1957
(With O’Connell, D.N. & Hanson, J.A.) Color-coded Multiple Image Photography for Studying Related Rates of Movement. J. Psychol.,1958
(With O’Connell, D.N) Posture as a Function of Time. J Psychol., 1958
(with Gray, Florence E., Hanson, J.A., & O’Connell, D.N.) An Experimental Study of the Effect of Head Balance on Patterns of Posture and Movement in Man. J. Psychol., 1959
An Examination of the Theory of a Primary Control as a Basis for a Science of Education, undated paper

 

Folder 55: Jones, F.P. (cont.)
Awareness, Freedom and Muscular Control. Musical America, January, 1949
Method for Changing Stereotyped Response Patterns by the Inhibition of Certain Postural Sets. Psychol. Rev., 1965
(with Hanson, J.A.) The Movement Pattern as an Index of Fatigue. Report No. I, U.S. Army MR&D Command, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington D.C. April 1966
(with Gray, Florence E. & Hanson, J.A.) Postural Aspects of Neck-Muscle Tension. Ergonomics, 1966
Letters from John Dewey in the Wessell Library. Educational Theory, 1967
The Organization of Awareness. Paper presented at Michigan State University, May 1967. (Reprinted together with Awareness, Freedom and Muscular Control (1949), in A Technique for Musicians, London: The Sheildrake Press, 1968)
“Synidetics”: The Study of Conscious Experience. Amer. Psychol., 1968
(with Hanson, J.A.) Heart Rate and Small Postural changes in Man. Ergonomics, 1970

 

Folder 56: Jones, F.P. (cont.)
Aldous Huxley and F. Matthias Alexander. Lecture given at the English Department Colloquium, Tufts University, December 8,1971. (published in The Alexander Review May 1987)
Psychophysical Reeducation and the Postural Reflexes, Paper read at the Science Weekend at Bard College, May 9,1953
The Alexander Technique, Lecture given to Professor Sam McLaughlin’s class in Altered States, Nov. 3, 1972

 

Folder 57: Jones, F.P. (cont.)
A New Field for Inquiry. The Alexander Review, January 1986
Gravity and the Postural Reflexes in Man, undated
Problems of Tension and Fatigue, 1953
Untitled paper on the Alexander Technique, 1972
Lecture Given at Indiana University School of Music at Bloomington, March, 1975
Notes and Comments

FPJ Archives 4: Papers on the Alexander Technique (2)

Folder 1: Mixon, Don, The Place of Habit in the Control of Action, 1979
Folder 2: Tresemer, D., The Scythe Book
Folder 3: Turbayne, J., “John Dewey and F. Matthias Alexander,” term paper, 1948
Folder 4: Man-Tech (1972), Inhibition of Stress Responses, paper concerning the startle pattern
Folder 5:
Page after Page (Brooklyn Citizen), column on the work of F.M. Alexander, by Michael March; “Head Forward and Up,” in “Who,” September, 1941
Folder 6: Miscellaneous
Folder 7:   Ames, A.
Folder 8:   A
Folder 9:   Anonymous
Folder 10:   Bateau, D.W.
Folder 11:   Bobath
Folder 12:   Bouhuys, A.
Folder 13:   Bouisset, et al.
Folder 14:   B
Folder 15:   C
Folder 16:   D
Folder 17:   Davis: Body Language
Folder 18:   Davis, R.C.
Folder 19:   DeGeer (How Animals Hold Their Heads)
Folder 20:   Delgado
Folder 21:   Devries (muscle)
Folder 22:   Dewey-Bently, The Journal of Philosophy, (1946)
Folder 23:   Duckworth
Folder 24:   Doman-Delacato
Folder 25:   Drillis, R.
Folder 26:   Eason, R.G.
Folder 27:   E
Folder 28:   F
Folder 29:   G
Folder 30:   H
Folder 31:   Held, R. et al.
Folder 32:   Hellebrandt, et al.
Folder 33:   Herrick, C.J.
Folder 34:   Hunt, J. MeV.
Folder 35:   I-J
Folder 36:   Jacobsen, Edmund, (bibliography)

FPJ Archives 5: Related Papers (Cont.)

Folder 1:   K
Folder 2:   Klimowsky
Folder 3:   Kuffler and Hunt
Folder 4:   Lacey, J.I.
Folder 5:   L
Folder 6:   M
Folder 7:   Malmo, R.B.
Folder 8:   Margolis, H.
Folder 9:   Maslow, A.H.
Folder 10:   McFarland, R.A.
Folder 11:   McLaughlin, S.A.
Folder 12:   Miller, L., student paper on the kinesthetic sense
Folder 13:   Multiple Sclerosis
Folder 14:   Murray,Alexander, photographs of flute and clarinet playing
Folder 15:   N
Folder 16 :  0
Folder 17:   O’Leary
Folder 18:   Orne, O’Connell
Folder 19:   Petrie, A.
Folder 20:   P-Q
Folder 21:   R
Folder 22:   Roeder, K.D.
Folder 23:   S
Folder 24:   Schlosberg, et al.
Folder 25:   Scientific American (misc.)
Folder 26:   Shelton, R.L. et al.
Folder 27:   SIMS Institute (Transcendental Meditation)
Folder 28:   Smith, J.W.
Folder 29:   Stark, J.A.
Folder 30:   Szabo, I
Folder 31:   T
Folder 32:   Twitchell, T.E.
Folder 33:   U-V
Folder 34:   W
Folder 35:   Weyvar
Folder 36:   Wolf, S.
Folder 37:   X,Y,Z

FPJ Archives 6: Masters theses and doctoral dissertations

1. Armstrong, Joe, Effects of the Alexander Principle in Dealing with Stress in Musical Performance, Master’s Thesis, Tufts University, 1975.
2. Brown, Richard Alvin, Effects of Progressive Relaxation and the Alexander Technique on Response to Experimental Pain, Master’s Thesis, Tufts University, 1973.
3. Brown, Richard Alvin, Kinesthetic and Cognitive Determinants of Emotional State: An Investigation of the Alexander Technique, Doctoral Dissertation, Tufts University, 1977.*
4. Dennis, Ronald John, Musical Performance and Respiratory Function in Wind Instrumentalists: Effects of the Alexander Technique of Musculoskeletal Education, Doctoral Dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1987.
5. Doyle, Gerard.  The Task of the Violinist: Skill, Stress, and the Alexander Technique, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Lancaster, 1984.
6. Duarte, Fernando J.C., The Principles of the Alexander Technique Applied to Singing: The Significance of the Preparatory Set.  Master’s Thesis, New England Conservatory of Music, May, 1981.
7. Hamilton, Barbara, The Alexander Technique: A Practical Application to Upper String Playing, Doctoral Dissertation, Yale University, 1986.
8. Hanson, John A., A Developmental Study of a Gross Body Movement Pattern, Doctoral Dissertation, Tufts University, 1963.*
9. Jones, Helen, Postural Responses of Third Grade Children in Reading and Writing, Master’s Thesis, Tufts University, 1965.*
10. Levy, Barbra G., Somatic Education as an Approach to the Conceptualization and Treatment of Anxiety, Doctoral Dissertation, University of California at Berkeley, 1986.
11. Lewis, Pamela Payne,  The Alexander Technique– Its Relevance for Singers and Teachers, Doctoral Dissertation, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1980.
12. Mathews, Ann, Implications for Education in the Work of F.M. Alexander: An Exploratory Project in a Public School Classroom, Master’s Thesis, Bank Street College of Education, 1984.
13. McCormack, Eric David, Frederick Matthias Alexander and John Dewey: A Neglected Influence, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Toronto, 1958.
14. Narva, Marshall Allan, An Investigation into the Effects of a Technique of Postural Re-adjustment Upon Motor Performance, Master’s Thesis, Tufts University, 1954.*
15. Richter, Eckhart H.,  The Application of the Alexander Technique to Cello Playing, Doctoral Dissertation, Florida State University, 1974.
16. Sanfillipo, Phyllis, A Reader’s Guide to the Alexander Technique: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Master’s Thesis, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1982.

FPJ Archives 7: Collection of films and videos on the Alexander Technique

1. Barstow, Marjorie, “Moving Naturally,” gift,1983; video, 3/4 inch professional tape.
2. “A Way of Being” and Barstow’s “Moving Naturally” on one tape, gift from David Gorman, 1/2 inch VHS.
3. Thompson, Tommy, paper on Frank Pierce Jones given at First International Congress for the Alexander Technique, August, 1986, 1/2 inch VHS.
4. Patrick MacDonald and the Alexander Technique, copyright MCMLXXXVI, An Image Maker’s Production, 1/2 inch VHS.
5. F.M. Alexander Teaching, VHS, 1/2 inch (silent).
6. Frank Pierce Jones Teaching, 7 tapes transferred from reel-to-reel video to 1/2 inch VHS; others not transferred.
7. Joan Murray Teaching, 1/2 inch VHS.


The following items are separately shelved; request these individually from the archivist:
Burton, Don, An Interview by Don Mixon, 1977
Clark, Jean, An Interview by Don Mixon, 1977
Wielopolska, Catherine, An Interview by Don Mixon, 1977
Staring, Jeroen:
“Eigenzinnige Geschriften,” 1990
“Dewey en Alexander,” 1989
De Alexandertechniek- theorie and praktijk, 1985″Persoonlijke handelingstradities en civilisatie. Een uitbreiding van Elias’ homo clausus-concept,” Skript Historisch Tijdschrift winter 87-88 jaargang 9, nummer 4
“Frederick Matthias Alexander- Een beknopte biografie,” 1988
Alexander and Elias,1992
“Aantekeningen Bis de Eugenetica en Het Racisme van F.M. Alexander,” 1992