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Elm City Collection, 1924

Manuscript Collection #613

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Elm City Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1924) including photographs, specifications booklet, styles of homes and commercial buildings.
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 68 photographs and 1 specifications booklet.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

December 31, 1990, 1 item; Album containing photographs and bid specifications (1924) for street construction in Elm City, N.C. Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore, Greenville, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Elm City Collection (#613), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Boccaccio, January 1994

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The collection contains a booklet (1924) providing specifications and information for bidders on a street improvements project in Elm City, N.C., and sixty-eight photographs of road construction sites probably in Rocky Mount, N.C. The booklet provides specifications for preparing an itemized bid or proposal and specifications pertaining to the construction process. Included are details on grading and sub-grading, curbs and gutters, sewers and drains, street asphalt paving, and bitulithic paving. The booklet also presents stipulations that are to be incorporated into the construction contract such as price, time for completion, workmanship, and execution of the contract. Photographs document the work of grading and paving, creation of sidewalks and curbs, equipment used, and underground work for the project. In addition, the photographs show many of the architectural styles of homes and commercial buildings in Rocky Mount (?) as well as automobiles in use in 1924.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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