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Papers relating to Rockwell Kent and Lynd Ward

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Creator:
Jones, Dan Burne  Search this
Names:
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971  Search this
Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985  Search this
Extent:
3.4 Linear feet ((partially microfilmed on 6 reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1917-1982
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, bookplates, publications, and other materials on Rockwell Kent and Jones' own commercial art work.
REELS 1783-1785: Correspondence with Fred Bartz, 1955-1972, Earl Gibson, 1959-1966, and Rockwell and Sally Kent, 1933-1971, including copies of Kent's letters to Harry M. Geller, 1961-1962; and material on and by Kent, including a sketch, original proofs of bookplates, reproductions of drawings, bookcovers and posters; and clippings and articles, 1917-1978.
REEL 1793: Ten commercially reproduced bookplates executed by Jones for various clients. Included is a portrait of Kent and the notation "Rockwellkentiana" that Jones designed for himself.
REELS 4298-4299: Correspondence, 1943-1959, between Rockwell Kent, Jones, the Antioch Bookplate Company, and others primarily concerning bookplates; and correspondence, 1931-1982, between Lynd Ward, Mae McNeer Ward, Jones, and others concerning bookplates, art work, and the exchange of visits.
UNMICROFILMED: A typescript, gallery proofs, a signed first edition of THE PRINTS OF ROCKWELL KENT: A CATALOGUE RAISONNE (1975) by Jones; textiles; stamps, 1939, stationary, a scarf with a "Moby Dick" illustration; and a ceramic airmail stamp designed by Kent.
Biographical / Historical:
Businessman, collector, printmaker, bibliographer; Oak Park, Ill., Born 1908. Was a friend of Rockwell Kent, and a collector of material by and about Kent. Author of The Prints of Rockwell Kent: A Catalogue Raisonne (University of Chicago Press, 1975)
Provenance:
Donated 1979-1982 by Dan Burne Jones, Lucille Jones and Daniel A.C. Jones.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Commercial artists  Search this
Designers -- United States  Search this
Printmakers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Prints -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.jonedan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jonedan