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Papers relating to Rockwell Kent and Lynd Ward, 1917-1982

Jones, Dan Burne

Collector, Businessperson, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 3.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 6 reels)

Summary: 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 Note

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)


Donated 1979-1982 by Dan Burne Jones, Lucille Jones and Daniel A.C. Jones.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Correspondence: location of originals unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1783-1785, 1793, and 4298-4299 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Papers relating to Rockwell Kent and Lynd Ward, 1917-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.