Discovering a 1964 Poetry Book and Its Link to the Neighborhood

I recently found an article from the Chicago Daily Defender published on December 28, 1964 (included below) which has a nice connection with Park View. It is about Elois H. Redmond Jones who lived at 521 Lamont Street with her husband Thomas. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Redmond, resided at 724 Rock Creek Church Road. The occasion of the article was a book of poems she’d published in 1964 by Vantage Press titled A Pleasant Encounter and Other Poems. In doing some digging, this appears to be her only published work. I was able to find that six libraries are known to own copies. These are Virginia Commonwealth University, Temple University, Norfolk State University, New York Public library, Brown University, and Wayne State University. I’m sure there may be others.

I’ve yet to learn anything more about the author but will keep searching.

 

Elois H. Jones

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One Comment on “Discovering a 1964 Poetry Book and Its Link to the Neighborhood”


  1. […] June 29th I posted a brief introduction to Elois Jones and a book of poems she wrote in 1964. I’ve learned that Ms. Jones lives on the 500 block of […]


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