Roy Reed Oral History Interviews with Fay Jones

MC 1861

Special Collections
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 Catherine Wallack, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Title
Roy Reed Oral History Interviews with Fay Jones
Inclusive Dates
2000-2004
Identification
MC 1861
Extent
4 linear ft and 4.4 MB (11 Boxes, one digiital file)
Language
Materials are in English.
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

A copy of electronic file may be accessed only within the the Special Collections Reading Room. Boxes 3-10 are restricted due to fragility. Box 11 is restricted due to privacy and copyright issues and may only be accessed with permission from the head of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Roy Reed and Fay Jones granted rights to these materials in February 2003.

Processing Information

Catherine Wallack; completed in September 2018

Preferred Form of Citation

Roy Reed Oral History Interviews with Fay Jones( MC 1861), 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

Roy Reed was born on February 14, 1930 in Hot Springs to Roy E. Reed and Ella Meredith Reed. He attended the Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and the University of Missouri where he earned an MA in journalism in 1954. Reed started his career as a reporter for the Arkansas Gazette in 1956 with assignments including, the state Capitol, the state legislature and state politics and election campaigns. He attended Harvard University as a Nieman fellow in 1963-1964 and was hired in 1965 by the New York Times. Some of Reeds most acclaimed journalism was work done while covering the civil rights movement in the South. He joined the New York Times’s White House bureau and covered Presidents’ Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon Administrations. In 1969, Reed opened a New York Times bureau in New Orleans and in 1976 transferred to the Times London bureau. After his return to the United States in 1978, he taught journalism at the University of Arkansas until his retirement in 1995. Reed continued to be a productive writer after retirement from academic life. Faubus: the Life and Time of an American Prodigal, a biography of the controversial former governor was published in 1997. Faubus was a New York Times Notable Book for 1997. In 2009, he published the edited volume Looking Back at the Arkansas Gazette: An Oral History. The following year, he was awarded the Porter Prize. In 2012, he published the memoir Beware of Limbo Dancers: A correspondent’s Adventures whit the New York Times. On December 10, 2017, Reed died following a stroke.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes materials related to what was originally called the Fay Jones History Project, an oral history, under the auspices of the Arkansas Center for Oral and Visual History, which was intended to be developed into a book. Roy Reed met with renowned architect Fay Jones for a series of interviews that spanned over 4 years. Records indicate Reed reviewed all the completed transcripts. The collection includes original recorded cassette tapes, written transcripts and reference and supplemental material on CDs and DVDs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Transcripts are arranged chronologically. Tapes are arranged chronologically, in separate sets. Reference and supplemental materials are arranged alphabetically by source type, family member, colleague/ craftsman, client followed by content from other sources. Digital files were originally stored as a series of individual Word documents and have been combined into a single chronological .Pdf file for ease of use. This file has been been migrated to a server.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Organic Architecture

Architecture

Reed, Roy, 1930-2017

Jones, Euine Fay, 1921-2004

    Related Materials

    Records relating to the Roy Reed Oral History Interviews with Fay Jones include:

    The Roy Reed Papers, MC 1083, 1951-1998

    The Fay Jones Collection, MC 1373, 1935-2005

    Detailed Description of the Collection

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

    Box 1

    Box 1 folder 1

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 15, 2000

    Box 1 folder 2

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 11, 2002

    Box 1 folder 3

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 18, 2002

    Box 1 folder 4

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 25, 2002

    Box 1 folder 5

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 15, 2002

    Box 1 folder 6

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 22, 2002

    Box 1 folder 7

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, May 20, 2002

    Box 1 folder 8

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, June 3, 2002

    Box 1 folder 9

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, June 17, 2002

    Box 1 folder 10

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, July 22, 2002

    Box 1 folder 11

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, July 29, 2002

    Box 2 folder 12

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, August 5, 2002

    Box 1 folder 13

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, August 26, 2002

    Box 1 folder 14

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, September 30, 2002

    Box 1 folder 15

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, October 7, 2002

    Box 1 folder 16

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, October 28, 2002

    Box 1 folder 17

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, November 4, 2002

    Box 1 folder 18

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, November 18, 2002

    Box 1 folder 19

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, November 25, 2002

    Box 1 folder 20

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, December 2, 2002

    Box 1 folder 21

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, December 16, 2002

    Box 1 folder 22

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, January 13, 2003

    Box 1 folder 23

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, January 20, 2003

    Box 1 folder 24

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 24, 2003

    Box 1 folder 25

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 31, 2003

    Box 1 folder 26

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 7, 2003

    Box 1 folder 27

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 21, 2003

    Box 1 folder 28

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 29, 2003

    Box 1 folder 29

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, May 5, 2003

    Box 1 folder 30

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, May 12, 2003

    Box 1 folder 31

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, June 2, 2003

    Box 1 folder 32

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, June 9, 2003

    Box 1 folder 33

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, June 23, 2003

    Box 1 folder 34

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, July 21, 2003

    Box 1 folder 35

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, July 28, 2003

    Box 1 folder 36

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, September 2, 2003

    Box 1 folder 37

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, September 8, 2003

    Box 1 folder 38

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, October 31, 2003

    Box 1 folder 39

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, November 3, 2003

    Box 1 folder 40

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, November 17, 2003

    Box 1 folder 41

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, December 1, 2003

    Box 1 folder 42

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, December 8, 2003

    Box 1 folder 43

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, December 15, 2003

    Box 1 folder 44

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, December 22, 2003

    Box 1 folder 45

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, December 30, 2003

    Box 1 folder 46

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, January 6, 2004

    Box 1 folder 47

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, January 12, 2004

    Box 1 folder 48

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, January 19, 2004

    Box 1 folder 49

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, January 26, 2004

    Box 1 folder 50

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, February 2, 2004

    Box 1 folder 51

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, February 9, 2004

    Box 1 folder 52

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, February 16, 2004

    Box 1 folder 53

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, February 23, 2004

    Box 1 folder 54

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 1, 2004

    Box 1 folder 55

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 15, 2004

    Box 1 folder 56

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, March 29, 2004

    Box 1 folder 57

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 5, 2004

    Box 2 folder 1

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, April 19, 2004

    Box 2 folder 2

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, May 12, 2004

    Box 2 folder 3

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, May 24, 2004

    Box 2 folder 4

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, June 17, 2004

    Box 2 folder 5

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, July 12, 2004

    Box 2 folder 6

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, August 2, 2004

    Box 2 folder 7

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, August 9, 2004

    Box 2 folder 8

    Reed/Jones interview transcript, August 16, 2004

    Box 3 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview original mini cassette tape , April 15, 2000

    Box 3 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview original mini cassette tape , April 16, 2000

    Box 3 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview original mini cassette tape, March 11, 2002

    Box 3 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , March 18, 2002

    Box 3 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , March 25, 2002

    Box 3 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 15, 2002

    Box 3 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 22, 2002

    Box 3 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , May 20, 2002 Tape 1

    Box 3 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , May 20, 2002 Tape 2

    Box 3 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , June 3, 2002

    Box 3 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , July 17, 2002

    Box 3 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , July 22, 2002

    Box 3 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , July 29, 2002 Tape 1

    Box 3 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , July 29, 2002 Tape 2

    Box 3 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , August 5, 2002

    Box 3 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , August 26, 2002 Tape 1

    Box 3 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , August 26, 2002 Tape 2

    Box 3 Item 18

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , September 30, 2002

    Box 3 Item 19

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , September 30, 2002

    Box 3 Item 20

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , October 7, 2002

    Box 3 Item 21

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , October 28, 2002

    Box 3 Item 22

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , November 4, 2002

    Box 4 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , November 18, 2002

    Box 4 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , November 25, 2002

    Box 4 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 2, 2002

    Box 4 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 16, 2002

    Box 4 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 20, 2002

    Box 4 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , January 13, 2003

    Box 4 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , January 20, 2003

    Box 4 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , March 24, 2003

    Box 4 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , March 31, 2003

    Box 4 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 7, 2003

    Box 4 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 21, 2003

    Box 4 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 29, 2003 Tape 1

    Box 4 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 29,2003 Tape 2

    Box 4 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , May 5, 2003

    Box 4 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , May 12, 2003

    Box 4 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , June 2, 2003

    Box 4 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , June 9, 2003

    Box 4 Item 18

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , June 23, 2003

    Box 5 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , July 21, 2003

    Box 5 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , July 28, 2003

    Box 5 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , September 2, 2003

    Box 5 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , September 8, 2003

    Box 5 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , October 31, 2003

    Box 5 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , October 31, 2003

    Box 5 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , November 3, 2003

    Box 5 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , November 3, 2003

    Box 5 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , November 17, 2003

    Box 5 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 1, 2003

    Box 5 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 8, 2003

    Box 5 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 15, 2003

    Box 5 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 22, 2003

    Box 5 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , December 30, 2003

    Box 5 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , January 6, 2004

    Box 5 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , January 12, 2004

    Box 5 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , January 19, 2004

    Box 6 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , January 26, 2004

    Box 6 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , February 2, 2004

    Box 6 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , February 9, 2004

    Box 6 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , February 16, 2004

    Box 6 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , February 23, 2004

    Box 6 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , March 1, 2004

    Box 6 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , March 15, 2004

    Box 6 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , March 29, 2004

    Box 6 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 5, 2004

    Box 6 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , April 19, 2004

    Box 6 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , May 17, 2004

    Box 6 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , May 24, 2004

    Box 6 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , June 17, 2004

    Box 6 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , July 12, 2004

    Box 6 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , August 2, 2004

    Box 6 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , August 9, 2004

    Box 6 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , August 9, 2004

    Box 6 Item 18

    Reed/Jones interview original cassette tape , August 16, 2004

    Box 7 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 11, 2002

    Box 7 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 18, 2002

    Box 7 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 25, 2002

    Box 7 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , April 15, 2002

    Box 7 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy, April 22, 2002

    Box 7 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , May 20, 2002 Tape 1

    Box 7 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , May 20, 2002 Tape 2

    Box 7 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , June 3, 2002

    Box 7 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , July 17, 2002

    Box 7 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , July 22, 2002

    Box 7 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , July 29, 2002 Tape 1

    Box 7 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , July 29, 2002 Tape 2

    Box 7 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , August 5, 2002

    Box 7 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , August 26, 2002 Tape 1

    Box 7 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , August 26, 2002 Tape 2

    Box 7 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , September 30, 2002

    Box 7 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , September 30, 2002

    Box 7 Item 18

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , October 7, 2002

    Box 7 Item 19

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , October 28, 2002

    Box 8 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , November 4, 2002

    Box 8 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , November 18, 2002

    Box 8 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , November 25, 2002

    Box 8 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 2, 2002

    Box 8 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 16, 2002

    Box 8 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , January 13, 2003

    Box 8 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , January 20, 2003

    Box 8 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 24, 2003

    Box 8 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 31, 2003

    Box 8 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , April 7, 2003

    Box 8 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , April 21, 2003

    Box 8 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , April 29, 2003 Tape 1

    Box 8 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , April 29, 2003 Tape 2

    Box 8 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , May 5, 2003

    Box 8 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , May 12, 2003

    Box 8 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , June 2, 2003

    Box 8 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , June 9, 2003

    Box 9 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , July 21, 2003

    Box 9 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , July 28, 2003

    Box 9 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , September 2, 2003

    Box 9 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , September 8, 2003

    Box 9 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , October 31, 2003 Tape 1

    Box 9 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , October 31, 2003 Tape 2

    Box 9 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , November 3, 2003

    Box 9 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , November 3, 2003

    Box 9 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , November 17, 2003 Tape 1

    Box 9 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , November 17, 2003 Tape2

    Box 9 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 1, 2003

    Box 9 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 8, 2003

    Box 9 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 15, 2003 Tape 1

    Box 9 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 15, 2003 Tape 2

    Box 9 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 22, 2003

    Box 9 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 30, 2003 Tape 1

    Box 9 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , December 30, 2003 Tape 2

    Box 10 Item 1

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , January 6, 2004

    Box 10 Item 2

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , January 12, 2004

    Box 10 Item 3

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , January 26, 2004

    Box 10 Item 4

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , February 9, 2004

    Box 10 Item 5

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , February 16, 2004

    Box 10 Item 6

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , February 23, 2004

    Box 10 Item 7

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 1, 2004

    Box 10 Item 8

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 15, 2004

    Box 10 Item 9

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , March 29, 2004

    Box 10 Item 10

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , April 5, 2004

    Box 10 Item 11

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , April 19, 2004

    Box 10 Item 12

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , May 17, 2004

    Box 10 Item 13

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , May 24, 2004

    Box 10 Item 14

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , June 17, 2004

    Box 10 Item 15

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , July 12, 2004

    Box 10 Item 16

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , August 2, 2004

    Box 10 Item 17

    Reed/Jones interview cassette tape - copy , August 16, 2004

    Box 11 item 1

    Reference - Cami Jones DVD, n.d.

    Box 11 item 2

    Reference - Gus Jones CD

    Box 11 item 3

    Reference - Gus Jones DVD 1

    Box 11 item 4

    Reference - Gus Jones DVD 2

    Box 11 item 5

    Reference - Janis Jones DVD

    Box 11 item 6

    Reference - The Edmundsons DVD

    Box 11 item 7

    Reference - Roy and Norma Reed DVD

    Box 11 item 8

    Reference - The Richardsons/Ivy DVD

    Box 11 item 9

    Reference - Al Drap CD

    Box 11 item 10

    Reference - Al Drap DVD

    Box 11 item 11

    Reference - Maurice Jennings DVD

    Box 11 item 12

    Reference - Marlon Blackwell DVD

    Box 11 item 13

    Reference - Jerry La Bounty DVD

    Box 11 item 14

    Reference - John Womack DVD

    Box 11 item 15

    Reference - Robert Ivy DVD

    Box 11 item 16

    Reference - Larry Pic CD

    Box 11 item 17

    Reference - Parsons Home CD

    Box 11 item 18

    Reference - Disk A CD

    Box 11 item 19

    Reference - Disk B CD

    Box 11 item 20

    Reference - Fay Jones Interview KUAF CD

    Box 11 item 21

    Reference - Hursley Photographs-DVD

    Box 11 item 20

    Reference - Music DVD

    Box 11 item 22

    Reference - Oklahoma Historical Society Images CD

    Digital_Folder 1

    Reed/Jones complete interview transcript, 2000-2004

    END OF COLLECTION

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