Archives of American Art

Papers relating to Rockwell Kent and Lynd Ward

Collection ID:
Jones, Dan Burne
Physical Description:
3.4 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 6 reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, bookplates, publications, and other materials on Rockwell Kent and Jones' own commercial art work.
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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
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)

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1783-1785, 1793, and 4298-4299 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Correspondence: location of originals unknown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979-1982 by Dan Burne Jones, Lucille Jones and Daniel A.C. Jones.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Prints -- 20th century -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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