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Atkinson - Pitts Collection

Manuscript Collection #1085

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

Title: Atkinson - Pitts Collection
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 6.48 Cubic feet, 1653 items .

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

Accessions Information

October 26, 2006, (unprocessed) 1,535 items, 5.25 cubic feet; Collection (1821-1834, 1910-1953, 2004, undated) of papers relating to Alexander Morse Atkinson, a building contractor, mason, and U. S. Census official, who served as city councilman and mayor of Enfield, North Carolina and as State Representative for Halifax County, 1937-1939; his wife, Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson, teacher and school principal, and garden club official; and related families and including manuscripts, photographic prints and negatives, architectural records, and printed materials. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives, Mr. James O. Brown & Mrs. James (Carolyn A.) Brown

October 26, 2006, (unprocessed addition 1) 118 items, 1.23 cubic feet; Collection (1908-1943, undated) of manuscripts, architectural drawings, land survey maps, and clippings, etc. relating to the education and career of Alexander Morse Atkinson, a land surveyor, architect, building contractor, and government official, etc., in Enfield, Halifax County, North Carolina. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives, Mr. James O. Brown & Mrs. James (Carolyn A.) Brown

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

Atkinson - Pitts Collection (#1085), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives
  • Gift of Mr. James O. Brown
  • Gift of Mrs. Carolyn A. Brown

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, December 31, 2007


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

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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Series 1:
Alexander Morse Atkinson Papers
  • Box 2#1085.2
    Subject Files; Contractors Project Files 1912-1946
    • Folder a#1085.2.a
      La Salle Extension University (1935, 1940) 2 items. 3 p.
    • Folder b#1085.2.b
      LaFayette McDaniel & Wife to Ivey Watson - Deed of Trust (1927) 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder c#1085.2.c
      Mary Gooch Pitts - Letters received (ca. 1917-1918) 11 items ca. 30 p.
    • Folder d#1085.2.d
      North Carolina General Assembly House of Representatives (D-Halifax County) Files (1936-1938) ca. 50 items ca. 65 p.
    • Folder e#1085.2.e
      B. F. O'Neal & L. M. Wood - Deeds (1938-1939) 4 items. 12 p.
    • Folder f#1085.2.f
      Photographic Negatives - Miscellaneous (ca. 1938-1940) ca. 150 items ca. 150 p.
    • Folder g#1085.2.g
      Photographic prints (ca. 1917-1942, undated) ca. 50 items ca. 50 p.
    • Folder h#1085.2.h
      Social Security (1938-1941) 2 items. 10 p.
    • Folder i#1085.2.i
      Taxes (1932-1942) 17 items. 24 p.
    • Folder j#1085.2.j
      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (ca. 1912-1946, 2004) 9 items, ca. 20 p.
    • Folder k#1085.2.k
      U. S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1939-1940, 1945) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
    • Folder l#1085.2.l
      116 Foot Warehouse (undated) 3 items. 6 p.
    • Folder m#1085.2.m
      A. M. Atkinson Residents (1940-1941) 150 items. 200 p.
    • Folder n#1085.2.n
      Beal Residence (1939) ca. 15 items ca. 45 p.
    • Folder o#1085.2.o
      Bellamy Garage (1935) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder p#1085.2.p
      Brasco Moders Store-Front Construction (1941) Printed materials. 1 item. 28 p.
    • Folder q#1085.2.q
      Britt Residence - Contract (1924) 1 item. 4 p.
    • Folder r#1085.2.r
      Brown Residence (1939-1940) ca. 15 items. Ca. 15 p.
    • Folder s#1085.2.s
      Garage Bids U. S. Department of Agriculture (1939) 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder t#1085.2.t
      Lawrence Residence (1939-1940) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
    • Folder u#1085.2.u
      Pembroke Farms Project No. RI-NC-22, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1939) Specifications. 2 items. Ca. 30 p.
    • Folder v#1085.2.v
      Pope Residence - Specifications (undated) 1 item. 10 p.
    • Folder w#1085.2.w
      Roanoke Farms Project No. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Contractors proposal. 1 item ca. 100 p.
    • Folder x#1085.2.x
      Roanoke Farms Project No. RF-NC-10 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Farm Supply Warehouse Specifications. 1 item 18 p.
    • Folder y#1085.2.y
      Roanoke Farms Project No. RF-NC-10 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Farmstead Units Specifications. 1 item ca. 50 p.
    • Folder z#1085.2.z
      Tobacco Barn No. 4114:4 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1939) Specifications Addendum. 1 item ca. 7 p.
    • Folder za#1085.2.za
      Warehouse at Halifax (1939) 2 items. 4 p.
  • Box 4#1085.4
    Letters from Alexander Morse Atkinson to his wife, Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson, 1917-1942
  • Box 8#1085.8
    Subject Files (1914-1939, undated) 1 box. (0.25 cubic feet)
    • Folder a#1085.8.a
      American Builder and Building Age Magazine clippings (1929-1931) 3 items. 8 p.
    • Folder b#1085.8.b
      R. T. Beal Residence, Enfield, NC specifications [1939] Carbon typescript. 1 item. 18 p.
    • Folder c#1085.8.c
      Forrest Taylor and Wife, et. al. Vs William Glover and Wife, et. al. Nash County Superior Court report of commissioners (1929) Typescript & Holograph. 1 item. 19 p.
    • Folder d#1085.8.d
      J. P. Tyree and L. P. Tyree vs John C. Williams, et. al. Halifax County Superior Court report of surveyor (1919) Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder e#1085.8.e
      Miscellaneous (1914, undated) 2 items. 2 p.
Series 2:
Jane Cary Atkinson Papers
Series 3:
Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson Papers
Series 4:
Irene Pitts Papers
Series 5:
Manuscript Volumes
  • Box 5#1085.5
    Manuscript Volumes
    • Folder a#1085.5.a
      House Rules. Rep. A. M. Atkinson, Halifax County, Seat #62 (1937) 1 vol ca, 1,000 p.
    • Folder b#1085.5.b
      Proceedings of Roanoke Council No. 1, of Royal and Select Masters of Masons, Halifax, NC; Organized 1821; Reorganized in 1910. (1821-1834, 1910-1935) 1 vol. 40 p. used out of 77 p.
    • Folder c#1085.5.c
      Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson School Notebook (ca. 1917-1919) 1 vol. 48 p.
Series 6:
Printed Materials
Box 6#1085.6
Alexander Morse Atkinson Printed Materials relating to Masons, Civil Defense, Contractors, & Ordinances of the Town of Whitakers, NC (1918, 1935-1942) 37 vols ca. 500 p.
Box 7#1085.7
Mary Good Pitts Atkinson Printed Materials relating to Trinity College, Durham, NC [Duke University] Inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic New Bern, Settlement of Carolina, Granville County Court House Centennial, Auburn High School, Wake Forest College Little Theater, Phi Beta Kappa, NOrth Carolina Federation of Business and Professional Women, & Prayer Book (1913-1953) 27 vols ca. 450 p.
Series 7:
Oversized Materials: Architectural Drawings
Oversize Folder 7os1#1085.7os1
Manuscript Architectural Drawings (1934-1940, undated) including blueprints, sketches, and tracings. 18 items. 44 p.
Oversize Folder 8os1#1085.8os1
E. L. Bellamy House, Enfield, NC blueprints (undated) 3 items. 12 p.
Oversize Folder 8os2#1085.8os2
W. T. Lawrence Residence, Battleboro, NC blueprints. Harry J. Harles, Architect (undated) 1 item. 4 p.
Oversize Folder 8os3#1085.8os3
R. T. Beal Residence, Enfield, NC blueprints. Harry J. Harles, Architect (8/7/1939) 3 items. 18 p.
Oversize Folder 8os4#1085.8os4
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Class drawings originals, tracings & blueprints (1908-1912) 5 items. 34 sheets. Note: Math, Mechanical Engineering, Caligraphy, & Architectural Drawings.
Oversize Folder 8os5#1085.8os5
North Carolina Counties maps printed. (undated) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Duplicates.
Oversize Folder 8os6#1085.8os6
Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1912-1919) 35 items. 47 p.
Oversize Folder 8os7#1085.8os7
Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1920-1929) 12 items. 24 p.
Oversize Folder 8os8#1085.8os8
Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1930-1939) 35 items. 39 p.
Oversize Folder 8os9#1085.8os9
Land Survey Maps tracings & blueprints (1940-1943) 3 items. 6 p.
Oversize Folder 8os10#1085.8os10
Land Survey Maps originals & tracings (undated) 11 items. 11 p.

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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