Painted portrait of Wesley Norwood Jones


Legacies Classification
Memorial Artwork
Memorial Type
Visual Work of Art
Memorial Context
Painted portrait of Wesley Norwood Jones
Background and Context
Wesley Norwood Jones was a long-time Meredith College Board of Trustees member from 1889 until he died in 1928. Jones Auditorium at Meredith College is dedicated to him and his wife Sallie Bailey Jones. Jones actively supported the movement to disenfranchise African American voters at the turn of the 20th century.

The portrait of Jones once hung in the foyer of Jones Hall but is now stored in the Remote Stacks of the Carylye Campbell Library.
Physical Description
This painting shows Wesley Norwood Jones on a black background with a gold frame. This painting is 33 inches tall and 26.5 inches wide. There is a plaque at the bottom of the frame which includes his name, role, and tenure of service.
Memorial Inscription
Wesley Norwood Jones
President Board of Trustees
Meredith College 1899-1928
Creator/Participating Person(s)
L. Freeman
Date created, installed or dedicated
Funded by
The Jones Family

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