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Elizabeth A. Jones papers, 1960-1997

Jones, Elizabeth A., 1935-

Engraver, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 7.1 Linear feet

Summary: Personal and business correspondence while in the United States, London, and Rome; papers concerning her work as Chief Sculptor and Engraver of the United States Mint, 1981-1990, commemorative coins and official medals such as the George Washington commemorative half-dollar, Olympic Silver Dollar, Statue of Liberty Gold Five Dollar, Olympic Gold Five Dollar, and medals of President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of Treasury James A. Baker III; files regarding portrait plaques, medals, and awards commissioned by the American University in Beirut, Montclair Art Museum, Revlon Corporation, Franklin Mint, Vassar College, National Cathedral, the Johns Hopkins University, individuals and others containing letters, sketches, photographs, notes, and clippings; price lists; photographs of Jones; photographs of works of art, studies, and works in progress; exhibition catalogs; magazine and newspaper clippings about Jones and other printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor; Washington, D.C. b. 1935. Jones was the first woman appointed as Chief Sculptor and Engraver of the United States Mint.


Donated 1997 by Elizabeth A. Jones.

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How to Cite This Collection

Elizabeth A. Jones papers, 1960-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.