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Finding Aid for the A. Quincy Jones papers, 1942-1979
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Description
Archibald Quincy Jones established a private architectural practice, partnering with Frederick E. Emmons, 1951-69; Jones served as visiting professor and fifth year design critic (1950-78) and dean (1975-78) at the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at USC; served as visiting design critic and lecturer at a number of U.S. academic institutions; he initiated design for perforated curved beam for steel construction, 1956; from 1953-72, he worked on special and innovative projects including U.S. Gypsum, U.S. Steel Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Defense; he lectured and participated in seminars and panels all over the world and was involved in public committees concerned with architecture and planning; Jones was an active participant in national and regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); he was the winner of numerous awards, including the National AIA's First Honor Award in 1950; his credits include: Mutual Housing Association Development, Los Angeles (1950), Biological Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara (1959), Faculty Center, USC (1960), University Research Library, UCLA (1971), Annenberg School of Communications, USC (1976, 79); he died in Los Angeles, August 3, 1979. Collection consists of material related to Jones's career as an architect. Includes architectural plans and drawings, presentation boards, company chronology files, building specifications, travel sketches, doodles, ephemera, and publications by and about Jones.
Background
Archibald Quincy Jones was born in Kansas City, MO, Apr. 29, 1913; BA Architecture, University of Washington, 1936; in 1945, he established a private architectural practice that continued throughout his life; partner with Frederick E. Emmons, 1951-69; Jones served as visiting professor and fifth year design critic (1950-78) and dean (1975-78) at the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at USC; served as visiting design critic and lecturer at a number of U.S. academic institutions; he initiated design for perforated curved beam for steel construction, 1956; from 1953-72, he worked on special and innovative projects including U.S. Gypsum, U.S. Steel Corporation, and the U.S. Department of Defense; he lectured and participated in seminars and panels all over the world and was involved in public committees concerned with architecture and planning; Jones was an active participant in national and regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA); he was the winner of numerous awards, including the National AIA's First Honor Award in 1950; his credits include: Mutual Housing Association Development, Los Angeles (1950), Biological Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara (1959), Faculty Center, USC (1960), University Research Library, UCLA (1971), Annenberg School of Communications, USC (1976, 79); he died in Los Angeles, August 3, 1979.
Extent
67 boxes (33.5 linear ft.) 1800 oversize boxes.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.