New Finding Aids for Early January 2008

I have recently added three finding aids, one of which is new to our website while the other two are updated versions of previously available finding aids.

American Institute of Architects, N. C. Chapter, [ca. 1877]-1971 – The purpose of the organization is to unite in fellowship the architects of North Carolina and to combine their efforts for the promotion of the artistic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession. Includes an “Inactive Membership File,” records relating to the history of AIA (1877(?)-1957), and state organization records (1922-). The bulk of the records belong to the latter category and include correspondence, financial records, manuals and by-laws, conference documentation, committee files, educational information, and minutes. 65 boxes.

Gregory, Mary, Papers, 1965-1989 – Mary Gregory taught woodworking and crafts at Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.) from 1941-1947. Although the collection does include a few writings and photographs relating to Black Mountain College, it primarily contains photographs and technical drawings dating from the period when Ms. Gregory had her own woodworking shop (1954-1988) and when she taught at Concord Academy, Concord, Massachusetts. 377 items.

Lane, Mervin, Manuscripts, 1987-1989 – Mervin L. Lane (1928-), professor of literature at Santa Barbara City College, studied at Black Mountain College during the years from 1946-1948 and again in 1950. This collection of manuscripts was created during preparation of Professor Lane’s book Black Mountain College: Sprouted Seeds, An Anthology of Personal Accounts, an anthology of essays, poems, and reminiscences by former students of the college. The collection includes typescript drafts and final gallery proofs of the text of the book, miscellaneous working papers, correspondence with contributors to the anthology, and correspondence with former students who were willing to comment privately on their experience at the college but who declined preparing comments for publication in the anthology. 4 cubic feet.

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