University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lou Jones Photographic Archive, 1976-2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jones, Lou, 1948-
Title: Lou Jones Photographic Archive
Dates: 1976-2011
Abstract: The Lou Jones Photographic Archive, 1976-2011, consists color slides taken by Lou Jones, and printed materials containing Lou Jones’ photographs.
Accession No.: AR 99-082, 2000-084, 2001-018, 2001-109, 2002-084, 2002-269, 2006-019, 2010-025, 2011-031
Extent: 7 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

One of Boston’s most diverse photographers, Lou Jones specializes in photo illustration and location photography for corporate, advertising and collateral projects. His clients include Nike, Federal Express, KLM, Met Life and Fortune magazine. Jones photographed U. S. Congressional Delegations, government, military and guerrilla leaders in Central America in the 1980’s. Jones’ images have been exhibited in galleries throughout the country, including the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D. C., the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City, and the Museum of Afro-American History in Boston.

Scope and Contents

The Lou Jones Photographic Archive, 1976-2011, consists color slides taken by Lou Jones, and printed materials such as postcards, calendars, posters, gallery announcements, newsletters, and other publications containing Lou Jones’ photographs.


Access Restrictions

Restricted access. Lou Jones retains copyright on all items. Permission to publish must be obtained from Lou Jones.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Jones, Lou, 1948-, -- Archives.
Photography, Abstract -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- United States -- Periodicals.
Photography, Abstract.
Photography -- Technique.
Photography -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- United States.
Stamford (Tex.) -- History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lou Jones Photographic Archives, 1976-2011, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers



3T262 Color slides
3T263 Color slides
3X368 Color slides
3X369 Color slides
3H162 Printed Material:
“Two Views of Cuba” exhibit catalog
Studio Photography and Design, May and Dec. 2001
Jazz Times magazine, April 2001
3M25 Publications and magazines
3S245 Aetna African American history calendars, 1993, 1995, 2002-2006
4Ad128 Calendars for Aetna using Lou Jones photographs, 2001-2011
“Speedlights and Speedlites”
“Exiled Voices”
2.325/D18d Calendar, “Celebrating Historically Black Colleges and Universities”