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Amy Jones papers, circa 1930-1990

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1:Biographical Material, circa 1950s-2015
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

Included in this series are awards and certificates; audio and video recordings from interviews and talks, resumes, inventories of works, and membership cards. Writings in this series include drafts and notes from Jones' memoir as well as an essay by her first husband, Blair Jones.
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Awards, American Watercolor Society, 1960, circa 1990
1
1
Awards, Baltimore Watercolor Society, 1958
1
2
Awards, Open Airs Art Show, 1964
1
3
Awards, Third Place Ribbon, undated
1
4
Interview, Conversation with Amy Jones, 1984 April 30
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
1
5
Interview, Amy Jones, circa 1980s
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
1
6
Interview, A Conversation with Amy Jones (copy) with Amy Jones by Lucy Jones Berk, circa 2015
2 Videodiscs (DVD)
1
7
Interview, by Lucy Jones Berk, 1988 February 13
1 Sound cassette
1
8
Inventory of Amy Jones Works, 1989-1990
1
9
Lithograph Records, circa 1950s-1980s
1
10
Membership and Business Cards, 1990s
1
11
Memoir Notes and Writings, circa 1970s-1980s
1
12
Notes on Recorded Materials, circa 1980s, 2015
1
13
Records of Amy Jones Works, 1965-1984
1
14
Resumes, 1980s
1
15
Stationery, circa 1984
1
16
Talk, Amy Jones Frisbie, 1986
1 Sound cassette
1
17
Writings, "Italy's Adriatic Coast"; Ford Motor Company, 1955
1 Sound cassette
1
18
Writings, "History of Ohio, Unexpurgated," by Blair Jones, undated
1 Sound cassette
1
19

Series 2:Correspondence, 1943-2000
8 Folders
Box 1

Correspondence includes letters from publishers and others that reproduced Jones' artwork; museums, galleries, and collectors regarding the exhibition and sale of her artwork; and general correspondence relating to more personal matters such as properties and family. Also included are files consisting of Christmas cards illustrated by Jones as well as letters that belonged to her daughter, Lucy Jones Berk, concerning her mother's death and artwork.
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Art Correspondence and Records, 1943-1985
1
20-21
Christmas Cards, 1940s-1980s
1
22
General Correspondence , 1940s-1980s, undated
1
23-26
Lucy Berk Letters Regarding Her Mother, 1991-2000
1
27

Series 3:Subject Files, 1941-1993
0.6 Linear feet
Box 1-2

Folders contain correspondence, pricelists, checklists, printed material, notes and writings, poetry, some legal documents, and a notebook concerning a variety of Jones' endeavors throughout her career. Materials document the sale and exhibition of her artwork at galleries and museums, in particular the Katonah Gallery, Somerstown Gallery, Sragow Gallery, Galleria Santo Stefano in Venice, and Adirondack Museum; the custodial history of Jones' records with John Jay College and the Archives of American Art; Jones' involvement with art associations and memberships; and her work as an art educator. Other items include notes on printmaking, an inventory of sculpture materials, several sketches, and one file concerning Jones' newspaper advertisements.
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Adirondack Museum, 1987-1988
1
28
American Artist, 1941-1952
1
29
American Watercolor Society, 1950s-1980s
1
30
Artists Equity Association, 1950-1954, circa 1986
1
31
Collectors, 1987, undated
1
32
Exhibitions, 1950s-1980s
2
1
Exhibitions, Saranac Lake Free Library Show, circa 1990
2
2
Exhibitions, Selected Works by Amy Jones and Clara Haas; Venice, 1972, circa 1980s
2
3
Federal Works Agency Buildings Administration, 1942
2
4
Felicita Foundation, 1987-1988
2
5
Galleries, Katonah Gallery, 1987-1992
2
6
Galleries, Somerstown Gallery; Schoolhouse Gallery, 1983-1993
2
7
Galleries, Sragow Gallery, 1986-1989
2
8
Galleries, Miscellaneous, 1954, 1986
2
9
Italy, Papers and Reviews, 1972-1979
2
10-11
John Jay College; Archives of American Art, 1979-1987
2
12
R. R. Bowker Co., 1945-1949
2
13
Sculpture House, undated
2
14
Teaching Notebook, 1975-1981
2
15
Marianne Moore, 1975, 1987
2
16
Murals, circa 1969-1988
2
17
Newspapers, 1972-1985
2
18
New York Library, Art Education Project, 1951, 1955
2
19
Painted Post, 1941-1942, 1986-1987
2
20
Philadelphia Watercolor Club, 1954
2
21
Poetry, circa 1940-1970s
2
22
Pratt Institute, 1986
2
23
Printmaking Notes, undated
2
24
Williams & McCormick, 1987
2
25

Series 4:Printed Material, 1930s-1992
1 Linear foot
Box 2-3

Files include newspaper and magazine clippings of cartoons as well as reviews and articles about Jones, exhibitions that included her artwork, and her various public murals; announcements, catalogs, and some posters from group and solo exhibitions; and copies of publications that used Jones' artwork.
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Clippings, Magazine Cartoons, 1940s-1980s
2
26
Clippings, Obituaries, 1992
2
27
Clippings, Reviews and Articles, circa 1930s-1980s
2
28-29
Exhibition Material, 1937-1949
2
30-35
Exhibition Material, 1950-1991, undated
3
1-6
Printmaking Class, College of New Rochelle, 1972
3
7
Publications, A Child's Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson; Pictures by Amy Jones, 1946
3
8
Publications, The Spider's House, by Paul Bowles; Jacket Illustration by Amy Jones, circa 1955
3
9
Publications, 1940s-1980s
3
10-11

Series 5:Photographs, 1910s, 1930s-1980s
9 Folders
Box 3

Files mostly consist of black and white and color prints, slides, negatives, and transparences of Amy Jones' artwork, the bulk of which are watercolor landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Also included are some images of Jones, her family, and her art studio.
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Amy Jones, circa 1910, 1937-1980s
3
12
Amy Jones, Art Studio, undated
3
13
Artwork, Identified Paintings, 1930s-1980s
3
14-15
Artwork, Portraits, 1940s-1986
3
16
Artwork, Portraits, Negatives, circa 1940s-1970s
3
17
Artwork, Unidentified Paintings, 1930s-1980s
3
18
Artwork, Miscellaneous, 1940s-1980s
3
19
Artwork, Miscellaneous Transparencies, 1940s-1960s
3
20

Series 6:Artwork, circa 1930s-1980s
9 Folders
Box 3

Included are loose sketches and drawings as well two sketchbooks.
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Character on Camel's Back, undated
3
21
Muir Woods, California, 1965
3
22
Paris Sketches, undated
3
23
Pencil Sketch for Bus Terminal (copy), 1944
3
24
Robbie Greenbreast, 1962
3
25
Sketchbook, circa 1930s-1950s
3
26
Sketchbook, circa 1970s
3
27
Sketches, "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum"; "My Fair Lady", 1962, 1964
3
28
Statue of Liberty, Xerox, circa 1986
3
29

Series 7:Scrapbooks, 1935-1943, 1980
0.6 Linear feet
Boxes 3-5

Three scrapbooks documenting murals completed by Amy Jones between 1937-1941 in Winsted, Connecticut; Painted Post, New York; and Scotia, New York. Scrapbooks contain correspondence, photographs, notes and sketches, contracts, expenses, and printed material. Also included is one scrapbook containing original copies of Christmas cards designed and painted by Jones, printed material, and several watercolor paintings.
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Amy Jones Paintings, 1940s-1970s
5
Winsted, Connecticut, Post Office Mural, 1935-1943
3
30-32
Painted Post, New York, Mural, 1938-1939
3
33-34
Scotia, New York, Post Office Mural, 1940-1941, 1980
4
1-3

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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