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Fay Jones Exhibit “Outside the Pale: A Homecoming” Materials

Manuscript Collection 1672

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Phillip Stephens, 2010.

Finding Aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Jones, E. Fay, 1921-2004
Title
Fay Jones Exhibit “Outside the Pale: A Homecoming” Materials
Inclusive Dates
1988-2004
Identification
MC 1672
Extent
1.3 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Fay Jones Exhibit “Outside the Pale: A Homecoming” Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, in 2006 by Sherrel Johnson of El Dorado, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Phillip Stephens; completed in November 2010.

Preferred Form of Citation

Fay Jones Exhibit “Outside the Pale: A Homecoming” Materials (MC 1672), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Eunie Fay Jones, noted American architect and designer, was born in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, on January 31, 1921. Jones’ family eventually moved to El Dorado, Arkansas, where he attended high school. At the outbreak of World War II Jones joined the United States Navy and served in the Pacific theater of operations as a naval aviator piloting torpedo and dive bombers. After the war Jones studied at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansasand at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he encountered and began studying under Wright, Frank LloydFrank Lloyd Wright. Jones established a private practice in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, where he also joined the faculty of department of architecture at the University of Arkansas, later serving as the first Dean of the UA School of Architecture. Jones used Frank Lloyd Wright's principles to create buildings that had a distinct, natural flair . Among his most famous buildings are the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas, and the Pinecote Pavilion at the Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, Mississippi. Jones is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and, in 1990, was the recipient of its highest honor, the A.I.A. Gold Medal. He died on August 31, 2004, at his home in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

In 2001, the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado sponsored an exhibition honoring Fay Jones’ work and his connection to El Dorado. The exhibit, titled “Outside the Pale: A Homecoming” was held from March 10, 2001-April 30, 2001, and featured material loaned from the Fay Jones Collection in the Special Collections department at the University of Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include documents, correspondence, photographs, clippings, and videos pertaining to Fay Jones and the “Outside the Pale: A Homecoming” exhibit which took place from March 10,2001-April 30, 2001, in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Fay Jones Biographical Material, January 17, 1993-May 20, 2004

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence with Fay Jones, July 7, 1997-March 3, 2001

Box 1 Folder 3

Fay Jones Memorial Materials, September 2, 2004-September 29, 2004

Box 1 Folder 4

Fay Jones Classmate Materials, October 22, 1988-March 21, 2001

Box 1 Folder 5

Fay Jones Boy Scout Materials, January 26, 2000-May 1, 2001

Box 1 Folder 6

Fay Jones Boyhood Home Sign Materials, March 1, 2001

Box 1 Folder 7

Fay Jones Oral History Materials, May 1, 2000-January 31, 2001

Box 1 Folder 8

Sherrel Johnson Materials, September 5, 1998-June 20, 2003

Box 1 Folder 9

El Dorado Chamber of Commerce Materials, July 1, 1996-March 21, 2001

Box 1 Folder 10

Garvan Gardens Materials, February 5, 2001-June 28, 2001

Box 1 Folder 11

Heritage Week Materials, 1997

Box 1 Folder 12

Maurice Jennings Materials, March 7, 2001-March 19, 2001

Box 1 Folder 13

Exhibit Committee Preliminary Materials, October 22, 1988-March 5, 2001

Box 1 Folder 14

Humanities Grant Materials, August 1, 1990-May 16, 2001

Box 1 Folder 15

Museum Exhibit Materials, December 28, 1999-March 3, 2001

Box 1 Folder 16

Michael Dabrishus Correspondence, January 21, 2000-April 26, 2001

Box 1 Folder 17

Johnson Wax Building Materials, May 3, 2000

Box 1 Folder 18

Noon Symposium Materials, June 9, 2000-November 17, 2000

Box 1 Folder 19

Exhibit Planning Committee Materials, July 21, 2000-February 27, 2001

Box 1 Folder 20

Exhibition Ephemera, August 8, 2000-March 23, 2001

Box 1 Folder 21

Exhibit Printing Materials, January, 2001-February 27, 2001

Box 1 Folder 22

Exhibit Mailing List, January 23, 2001-March 7, 2001

Box 1 Folder 23

Exhibit Advertising and Promotion Materials, January 24, 2001-January 25, 2001

Box 1 Folder 24

Exhibit Take-Down Materials, January 24, 2001-July 30, 2001

Box 1 Folder 25

Exhibit Transportation Materials, January 31, 2001

Box 1 Folder 26

Exhibit Committee Event Materials, February 1, 2001-February 6, 2001

Box 1 Folder 27

Exhibit Accounting Materials, February 5, 2001-June 25, 2001

Box 1 Folder 28

Exhibit Project List, February 6, 2001

Box 1 Folder 29

Fay Jones’ Buildings Information, February 6, 2001

Box 1 Folder 30

Exhibit Accommodation Materials, February 12, 2001-February 26, 2001

Box 1 Folder 31

Exhibit Inventory List, February 13, 2001-February 22, 2001

Box 1 Folder 32

Travelling Exhibit Materials, February 13, 2001-February 28, 2001

Box 1 Folder 33

Rialto Theater Materials, February 16, 2001-March 5, 2001

Box 1 Folder 34

Exhibit Expense Materials, February 20, 2001, June 25, 2001

Box 1 Folder 35

Arkansas General Assembly Resolution, March 2, 2001-March 4, 2001

Box 1 Folder 36

Exhibit Photography Information, March 6, 2001

Box 1 Folder 37

Exhibit Register, March 10, 2001-April 27, 2001

Box 1 Folder 38

Exhibit Poster Materials, March 14, 2001

Box 1 Folder 39

Exhibit School Flyer Materials, March 30, 2001

Box 1 Folder 40

Exhibit Advertising and Promotion Application, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 41

Exhibit Announcement/Invitation Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 42

Exhibit Memory Book, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 43

Exhibit Schedule of Events, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 44

Exhibit Sponsor Information, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 45

Smithsonian Article, August 1991

Box 1 Folder 46

Media Coverage Materials, August 1991-October 2000

Box 1 Folder 47

El Dorado Chamber of Commerce Newsletters, February, 2000-May 2000

Box 1 Folder 48

Advertising Materials, May 2000-April 2001

Box 1 Folder 49

Arkansas Times Materials, January 25, 2001-March 12, 2001

Box 1 Folder 50

Publicity Photographs/Newspaper Clippings, February, 2001-March 2001

Box 1 Folder 51

Public Service Announcements, February, 2001-April 2001

Box 1 Folder 52

El Dorado News-Times Materials, February 1, 2001-April 23, 2001

Box 1 Folder 53

Jim Taylor Materials, February 5, 2001-March 8, 2001

Box 1 Folder 54

NPR Materials, February 12, 2001

Box 1 Folder 55

At Home in Arkansas Materials, February 13, 2001

Box 1 Folder 56

Arkansas Democrat Gazette Materials, February 13, 2001-March 9, 2001

Box 1 Folder 57

El Dorado Jaycees Material, February 18, 2001-March, 2001

Box 1 Folder 58

Pipeline Materials, February 26, 2001

Box 1 Folder 59

SAAC News Website Materials, March, 2001-April, 2001

Box 1 Folder 60

Radio Materials, April 24, 2001

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1

Reception Materials, February 15, 2001-March 5, 2001

Box 2 Folder 2

Reception VIP List, March 1, 2001-March 6, 2001

Box 2 Folder 3

Cocktail Event Materials, March 2, 2001-March 7, 2001

Box 2 Folder 4

Reception Parking, March 2, 2001-March 9, 2001

Box 2 Folder 5

Reception Program Materials, March 7, 2001-March 10, 2001

Box 2 Folder 6

Exhibit Photographs, n.d. (Images 1-26)

Box 2 Item 7

“Beyond the Pale”, February 20, 2001 VHS

Box 2 Item 8

"Newsreel", n.d. VHS

END OF COLLECTION