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Fay Jones collection

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Finding aid for the Fay Jones collection

BC.MSS.04.04

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

January 10, 2017



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Kohler, Swann C.
Title: Fay Jones collection
Dates: 1966-2003
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection contains magazines, newspaperclippings, and programs collected by Swann Kohler about the career of architect E. Fay Jones.
Identification: BC.MSS.04.04
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains magazines, newspaper clippings, and programs collected by Swann Kohler about the career of architect E. Fay Jones.


Biographical Information

Euine Fay Jones was a professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was born June 31, 1921, the son of Euine and Candy Louise Alston Jones in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, but moved to El Dorado at age seven. He graduated from El Dorado High School and enrolled in civil engineering at the University of Arkansas in 1938. Upon returning to the university after WWII, he enrolled in the newly established architecture program. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1950, and from Rice University, Houston, Texas in 1951 with a master’s degree.

While attending an American Insititute of Architiects convention in 1949, he encountered his first meeting with his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright. After completing his studies, Jones taught at the University of Oklahoma, where he met Wright for a second time and received an invitation to visit him at Taliesin West, his winter home and school for architects in Phoenix, Arizona. The visit led to a fellowship with Wright in 1953. After completing his fellowship, Jones joined the staff of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1954.

Through the years, he earned regional, national, and international awards. However, he reached the pinnacle of his profession when he received the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement on February 22, 1990. The award was presented by President George H.W. Bush in Washington D.C.

Jones married Mary Elizabeth “Gus” Knox in 1943 while in the Navy and stationed in San Francisco, California. After establishing his architectural firm, she worked with him in the office keeping the books and records. The couple had two daughters Janis and Cami Jones.

He died at his home in Fayetteville on August 30, 2004. The University of Arkansas’s School of Architecture was named in his honor in 2009.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Architecture -- Arkansas
Arkansas
Jones, Fay, 1921-2004

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fay Jones collection, MSS. 04.04, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute.

Acquisition Information

Swann C. Kohler, 2004.


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