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Fay Jones Collection 1935-2005 (MC 1373)

Series IV

Academic Records, 1951-1993

The Academic Records are those kept by Jones in his office at the University of  Arkansas School of Architecture. They illustrate his distinguished career as an educator and speaker. Files on early employment and a few architectural projects ca. 1950 are also in the records.

Subseries 1
Correspondence, Classroom, and Administrative Files, 1951-1958

Correspondence includes letters about Jones’s early academic experiences and his early work experiences. There is information about licenses, memberships, earliest projects, and the essay, “House of the Ozarks. Class topics include design problems and architectural history. Also included are files on other architects that Jones used in class presentations. Administrative files include early proposals for an architectural program at the University of Arkansas.  Class grade books are restricted.

7 Boxes
BoxFileTitle
1 1 Personal Letters, 1954-1958.
  2 Job and School Correspondence, 1947-1952.
  3 Job and School Correspondence, 1950-1960.
  4 Job and School Correspondence, Undated.
  5 Stationery Designs, 1950s.
  6 Book Ideas, Undated.
  7 Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants, 1950s.
  8 Certificates, Transcripts, Licenses, including family records, 1938-1952.
  9 Architectural Licenses and Membership Cards, 1953-1962.
  10 The Rice Institute, 1951.
  11 Oklahoma AIA, 1953-1955.
  12 University of Oklahoma Faculty Handbook, 1953.
  13 Architecture Projects, 1953-1954.
  14 James Gordon - Gordonia Project, 1953.
  15 James Gordon - Marion Electric, 1955.
  16 Working Drawings - Problems, ca. 1951.
  17 "A House of the Ozarks", Essay, 1958.
2 1 Correspondence Concerning Exhibits, Films and Photographs, 1953-1963.
  2 Architectural Composition.
  3 Notes on Course Content, 1954.
  4 Notes on Course Content, ca. 1954.
  5 Architectural History Outlines, 1953-1956.
  6 History of Architecture I - Class Outlines, 1956.
  7 Architecture History Class Exams, 1956-1964.
  8 Architecture History Class Exams, 1956-1966.
  9 Architecture History Class Exams, 1956-1966.
  10 Architecture Class Exams, 1957-1968.
  11 Art of Western Civilization Syllabus, 2 Bound Volumes, 1958.
3 1 History of Architecture I, Greece to Renaissance, ca. 1950-1960.
  2 History of Architecture II, Greece and Rome, ca. 1950-1960.
  3 History of Architecture III, Early Christian, ca. 1950-1960.
  4 History of Architecture IV, General Notes, ca. 1950-1960.
  5 History of Architecture V - Romanesque and Gothic, ca. 1950-1960.
  6 History of Architecture VI - Renaissance, ca. 1950-1960.
  7 The Maya, ca. 1950-1960.
  8 Saracenic Islamic, Mohammedan, ca. 1950-1960.
  9 Architecture History - Rococo, Classic Revival, Romantic, Colonial.
  10 The Chicago School.
  11 Aphorisms of Louis Sullivan, Undated.
  12 Edward D. Stone, ca. 1955.
  13 Lewis Mumford, ca. 1955.
  14 Harwell Hamilton Harris, ca. 1955.
  15 Karl Kamrath, ca. 1955.
  16 Paul Rudolph, 1955.
  17 Alden Dow, 1955.
  18 Le Corbusier, Notes, 1963.
  19 Miles Van Der Rohe, Notes, 1954.
  20 Bruce Goff, Pictures and Notes, ca. 1953.
  21 Eric Mendelsohn, Notes, 1953.
  22 Matthew Nowicki, Notes, 1954.
  23 Richard Neutra, Notes, ca. 1954 .
  24 History of Furniture.
4 1 Design Problems, ca. 1950-1960.
  2 Design Problems, ca. 1950-1960.
  3 Design Problems, ca. 1950-1960.
  4 Class Outlines and Design Problems, ca. 1964.
  5 Class Outlines and Problems, ca. 1964.
  6 Rendering References, Undated.
  7 Professional Design Exam, Undated.
  8 Reynolds Aluminum Prize to University of Arkansas Students, 1971.
  9 University of Arkansas, Honors Program, Arts and Sciences, 1958.
  10 University of Arkansas Supplemental Compensation Committee, 1957.
  11 Policy Committee, University of Arkansas College of Arts and Sciences, 1957.
  12 University of Arkansas, University Senate, 1957.
  13 University of Arkansas, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 1960-1961.
5 1 “Proposals for the Growth and Development of the Architecture Department”, (University of Arkansas), Undated.

  2 "A Program for a School of Architecture" by Marlin Call, (University of Arkansas), Undated.
  3 Objectives of the Architectural Department (University of Arkansas), 1954.
  4 Department of Architecture, Evaluation Report, 1954.
  5 Notes Relative to Frank Lloyd Wright, Visit to the University of Arkansas, 1954.
  6 University of Arkansas Department of Architecture, Enrollment Projections, 1971.
  7 Goals Survey - University of Arkansas School of Architecture, 1975.
  8 Records of Dean, University of Arkansas School of Architecture, 1975-1977.
  9 Departmental Operating Expense, University of Arkansas Architecture, 1975-1979.
  10 University of Arkansas School of Architecture, Five Year Plan, 1975.
  11 University of Arkansas School of Architecture, Five Year Plan, 1975.
  12 University of Arkansas Architecture Biennial Budget, 1977-1979.
  13 Acceptance Letter to Fay Jones’s Resignation from the University of Arkansas Architecture, Dean Position, 1976.
  14 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Directory.
  15 Journal of Architectural Education, 1964-1970.
6  R  1 University of Arkansas Master of Community Planning, 1976.
  2 University of Arkansas Teaching and Faculty Status, ca. 1982.
  3 Annual Reports by Faculty, 1981-1986.
  4 University of Arkansas Faculty Records, ca. 1982.
  5 University of Arkansas Faculty Records, ca. 1990.
  6 Jones’s Class Records and Grades, ca. 1985, [RESTRICTED].
  7 Jones’s Grade Books, ca. 1955, [RESTRICTED].
  8 Jones’s Grade Books, ca. 1960-1983, [RESTRICTED].
  9 Jones’s Grade Books, 1952-1953, [RESTRICTED].
7 1 Records, University of Arkansas Forms and Letters, ca. 1960-1970.
  2 Resumes, 1986-1994.
  3 University of Arkansas Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award, 1982, (Note: see also Series II, sub. 10).
  4 Jones’s Biodata, 1979-1980.
  5 Jones’s Biodata and Special Letters, 1981.
  6 Jones’s Biodata, 1982-1983.
  7 Jones’s Biodata, 1989, 1992.
  8 Jones’s Introductions and Evaluation Reports, 1984-1985.
  9 Press Releases and Clippings, ca. 1982.
  10 Copies of Jones’s Honorary Degree Awards - Kansas State and Drury, (Note: see also Series II, sub. 10, Awards).
  11 University of Arkansas Commencement, 1990, (Note: see also Series II, sub. 10, Awards).
  12 University of Arkansas Reunions and Receptions, ca. 1980-1990.
  13 Magazine Articles, ca. 1980-1990.
  14 Preview, 1958.

Subseries 2
Lectures and Related Correspondence, 1964-1997
5 Boxes

A list of lecture titles, arranged chronologically, was created by Jones’s staff. However, text and notes do not exist for every lecture listed. Of special interest are versions of what Jones referred to as “The Core Lecture.” Also included are various versions of a lecture titled, “Borrowings and Lendings,” various lectures on Frank Lloyd Wright, commencement addresses, introductions, and fragments and notes. The correspondence is directly related to speaking engagements and is arranged chronologically.

Box     File      Title
1 1 List of Lectures, 1964-1989.
  2 “Core Lecture”, Various Versions, Including “Building and Site Relationship” and “The Whole and The Part Relationship”, Undated.
  3 Lecture Titles, Undated.
  4 “Writing” Fragments, 1977-1983.
  5 “Borrowings and Lendings”, Lecture and Notes, 1977.
  6 “After Frank Lloyd Wright”, Outline, 1977.
  7 “Dimensions of Magic”, Notes and Fragments, 1977-1979.
  8 Commencement Address, Kansas State University, 1984.
  9 Commencement Address, Drury College, 1985.
  10 John G. Williams - Toast/Roast, 1986.
  11 Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright, Given at Taliesin West, 1986; Dallas Museum of Art, 1988; Scottsdale, Arizona, 1991.
  12 “Beyond Postmodernism:  Architecture for the Next Decade”, Lecture given at Smithsonian, 1987.
  13 Arkansas Arts Center, November 1990.
  14 Dedication of the Pavilion at Garvan Woodland Gardens.
  15 Groundbreaking and Dedication of SkyRose Chapel, Remarks, 1993; Lecture, 1996.
  16 Dedication of Meadow Pavilion at Powell Gardens, 1995.
  17 Dedication of Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel at Powel Gardens, 1996.
  18 Lecture given at Houston AIA, 1978.
  19 “After Frank Lloyd Wright”, Omaha, Nebraska, 1981.
  20 “Architecture for an Arkansas Landscape” Press Release, 1982.
  21 “Teaching About Learning from Frank Lloyd Wright”, Society of Architectural Historians, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1983.
  22 Talk at AIA National Convention about Frank Lloyd Wright, Houston, Texas, 1990.
  23 Fay Jones Symposium, University of Arkansas, Program and Notes, 1993.
  24 “Masters of Modern Architecture” Series, Los Angeles, Undated.
  25 “Looking Into Houses”, Undated.
  26 Talk to Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Undated.
2 1 Lectures, Notes, Fragments, Outlines, 1966-1978.
  2 Lectures, Notes, Fragments, Outlines, Programs, 1979-1980.
  3 Lectures, Notes, Fragments, 1981-1983.
  4 Lectures, Fragments, Includes talks at:  Cranbrook, Arkansas AIA, Tau Sigma Delta, 1984.
  5 Lectures, Includes “What Makes a Good Building” and “Excerpts from Lawrence Lecture”, 1985-1988, (Note: includes notes from American Academy in Rome).
  6 Lecture Fragments and Notes, Undated.
  7 Lecture Notes in Cards, 3 Packets, (Note: includes “Talks about Frank Lloyd Wright”, Undated.
  8 Lectures and Introduction about Fay Jones, 1984, 1985, 1995, and Undated.
  9 Introductions of Speakers by Fay Jones, 1967-1976.
  10 Miscellaneous Lectures 1970-1983.      
3 1 Correspondence, 1964-1980.
  2 Correspondence, 1981.
  3 Correspondence, January-May 1982.
  4 Correspondence, June-December 1982.
  5 Correspondence, 1983.
  6 Correspondence, 1984.
  7 Correspondence, 1985.
  8 Correspondence, 1986.
4 1 Correspondence, 1987.
  2 Correspondence, 1988.
  3 Correspondence, January-May 1989.
  4 Correspondence, June-December 1989.
  5 Correspondence, January-May 1990.
  6 Correspondence, May 18-December 1990.
5 1 Correspondence, January-March 1991.
  2 Correspondence, April-December 1991.
  3 Correspondence, January-March 1992.
  4 Correspondence, April-November 1992.
  5 Correspondence, January-May 1993.
  6 Correspondence, June-December 1993.
  7 Correspondence, 1994.
  8 Correspondence, 1995.
  9 Correspondence, 1996-1997.
  10 Correspondence, Undated.

Subseries 3
Juries, Competitions, Workshops, Advisory Councils, 1964-1997

Jones was much sought after for participation as a judge and teacher at architecture schools around the country. He also served on advisory councils for architectural organizations. Often, a lecture accompanied the academic program.

3 Boxes
Box     File      Title
1 1 Cranbrook, AIA, ACSA Teacher’s Seminar, 1964.
  2 “Homes for Better Living”, 1978.
  3 First Southern Properties- “West Church St. Townhouses, Mobile, AL”, 1981.
  4 South Carolina AIA Chapter Honor Award, 1982.
  5 AIA Honor Awards, San Diego, 1982.
  6 AIA Honor Awards, Minnesota, 1983.
  7 American Wood Council Design Award, 1984.
  8 Arkansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Design and Concept, 1984.
  9 Construction Products Manufacturers Council, St. Louis, 1985.
  10 AIA Award Program, San Francisco, 1985.
  11 American Wood Council, Student Design Awards, 1985.
  12 Sunset Magazine Western Home Awards, 1985.
  13 AIA Honor Awards, Nebraska, 1985.
  14 AIA Design Awards, Dallas, 1986.
  15 National Association of Home Builders, Builder Magazine, Builder’s Choice Award, 1986.
  16 AIA Design Awards, Wichita, 1986.
  17 AIA Design Awards, Florida, 1987.
  18 “Innovations in Housing”, American Plywood Association and American Wood Council, 1987.
  19 AIA Design Awards, California, 1988.
  20 American Wood Council Student Design Competition, 1988.
  21 AIA Design Awards, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 1988.
  22 AIA Distinguished Building Award, Chicago, 1988.
  23 AIA “Excellence in Architecture Program”, Indianapolis, 1988.
  24 AIA Architectural Awards, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 1988.
  25 “Arizona Homes of the Year Award”, 1989.
  26 AIA Photo Competition, St. Louis, 1989.
  27 AIA Honor Awards Program, San Diego, 1989.
  28 AIA Design Awards Program, Georgia, 1990.
  29 American Institute of Architecture Students and GE Superabrasives, “Silhouettes of Helsinki”, 1990.
  30 AIA Design Awards, Portland, 1990.
  31 Builder’s Choice Award, 1991.
  32 AIA Chapter Design Awards, Austin, 1991.
  1 White House 200th Anniversary Art Exhibition, 1992.
  2 AIA Missouri State Fair Charrette, St. Louis Chapter, 1992.
  3 ACSA/American Wood Council, Student Design Competition, 1993.
  4 Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, Architectural Design Awards Program, 1993.
  5 American Wood Council, Wood Design Awards, 1993.
  6 American Wood Council, Wood Design Awards, Project Descriptions, 1993.
  7 Conference Delegate, Sino-International Conference on Building Design and Construction, 1993.
  8 EFCO-Drury National Design Competition for College Housing, 1995.
  9 Allied Arts and Crafts Awards, Kansas City AIA, 1995.
  10 “The Laugh” Competition, 1993 and the “Banana” Design Competition for a Banana Museum, 1995-1996.
  11 American Society of Architectural Perspectivist, Professional Illustrators, 1996
  12 Participant Inquiry, Workshop on Rendering, 1996.
  13 American Society of Architectural Perspectivist, AIP 12 Exhibition, 1997.
  14 AIA Library Design Competition, Oklahoma, Undated.
  1 Advisory Council, University of Florida College of Architecture, 1992.
  2 Advisory Council, University of Texas School of Architecture Foundation, 1991.
  3 Advisory Council, Rice University School of Architecture, 1992.
  4 Advisory Council, Drury College Hammons School of Architecture, 1993.
  5 Advisory Council, Drury College Hammons School of Architecture, 1990.
  6 Advisory Council, Drury College Hammons School of Architecture Applicationsto National Architectural Accrediting Board, 1990.
  7   Advisory Council, Drury College Hammons School of Architecture, Architectural Program Report, 1993.
  8 NEA White House Council on Design, 1994.
Subseries 4
Study and Travel, 1969-1993
1 Box

Jones had the opportunity to expand his knowledge of world architecture through numerous professional tours in Europe, South America, and the United States. Notes and itineraries are included.

Box     File      Title
1 1 Urban America Tour, Group V, Soviet Union, 1969.
  2 Soviet Union, 1969.
  3 Urban America’s New Towns Study Tour, London, 1969.
  4 Urban America Tour Group, Stockholm and Helsinki, 1969.
  5 Urban America’s New Towns, Paris, France, 1969.
  6 Italian Tile Center Tour (includes Jones’s Italian Visa), Bologna, Italy, 1981.
  7 Invitation to Centro de Arte y Comunicación, Buenos Aires, 1993.
  8 Royal Institute of British Architects, Tour, Great Britain, 1993.
  9 Colorado AIA Centennial Conference, “Architecture - Art- Environment, Man in Harmony with Nature”, 1992.
  10 “An American Architecture” Conference, Milwaukee, 1977.
  11 AIA Foundation, Salk Symposium, 1993.
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