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C. B. West Collection, 1889-1901, 1909-1955

(Manuscript Collection #1166)

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

Title: C. B. West Collection
Creator: West, C. B.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet, 4 items .

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

Accessions Information

May 5, 2010, (unprocessed) 4 items, 0.50 cubic feet; Collection (1889-1901; 1909-1955) of ledger books relating to C. B. West & Company, General Contractors, Greenville, North Carolina, including financial records of construction and repair of numerous structures in Greenville, North Carolina & surrounding states, including James L. Fleming House, the National Bank Building at Five Points, the Rotary Club building, Pitt County Courthouse, the West Greenville Grammar School, and the Pitt Theatre; also to Greenville, N.C. Mayor's Court record books, 1889, 1896, and 1901, documenting minor crimes in Greenville and signed by mayors F. G. James, Ola Forbes, J. E. Moye & William H. Long. Bound volumes. RESTRICTION. See preliminary inventory attached. 1 box. 4 items. (ca. 0.50 cubic feet) recd. 7/7/2009. Note: C. B. West was a builder and architect active in Greenville during the first third of the twentieth century. His son and grandson, the donor of this collection, also entered into the construction business. RESTRICTION: C. B. West Ledger book (#1166.1.a) includes employee social security numbers on pp. 282-283. No access until 12/31/2025. Donor: Mr. Peter E. West

Access Restrictions

RESTRICTION: No access until 12/31/2025 for C. B. West Ledger book (#1166.1.a) because Social Security numbers are present; however, researchers may use the digital copy linked to this finding aid because the Social Security numbers have been rendered unreadable. The remainder of the collection has 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

C. B. West Collection (#1166), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Peter E. West

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, May 04, 2010


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

C. B. West was a builder and architect active in Greenville during the first third of the twentieth century. He was responsible for the construction of such structures in Greenville as the James L. Fleming House, the National Bank Building at Five Points, the Rotary Club building, the West Greenville Grammar School, and the Pitt Theatre. His son and grandson, the donors of this collection, also entered into the construction business.

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

The collection consists of a ledger documenting construction projects of C. B. West and his son in Greenville and other cities (1910-1916, 1937, 1949-1955); and materials purchased from such suppliers as W. H. Dail of Greenville; and three Greenville Mayor's Court record books (1889, 1896, and 1901) documenting minor crimes in Greenville.

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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:
C. B. WEST & COMPANY, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, GREENVILLE, N.C. LEDGER
  • Box 1#1166.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1166.1.a (1 item  digitized)
      Construction Project Ledger Volume (1 Oct. 1909; 28 April 1910-6 Aug. 1917; 6 May -24 June 1937; 28 Feb.-6 May 1949; 27 July - 15 Dec.1950; 16 April 1952 - 1 Sept.. 1953; 10 Nov. 1954 - 24 Feb. 1955), relating to construction & repair projects primarily in Greenville, but also in Charlotte, Durham, Farmville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Rocky Mount. Salisbury, Walstonburg, Washington, Weldon, Wilmington, Wilson, NC; Birmingham, AL; Washington, DC; Bloomington, IN; Pekin, IL; Copley, PA; Charleston & Latta, SC; North Hillston & Richmond, VA Hardbound. 1 item. 154 p. Note: Employee Social Security Numbers, pp. 282-283; Payroll ca. 1920s, after p. 283.

      RESTRICTION: C. B. West Ledger book (#1166.1.a) includes employee social security numbers on pp. 282-283. No access until 12/31/2025.

Series 2:
MAYOR'S COURT DOCKETS WITH CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS LEDGERS, GREENVILLE, N.C.
  • Box 1#1166.1
    • Folder b#1166.1.b
      Mayor's Court Dockets with Criminal Proceedings Ledger (13 May - 25 Oct. 1889) signed by Mayor F. G. James. Hardbound. 1 item. 104 p.
    • Folder c#1166.1.c
      Mayor's Court Dockets with Criminal Proceedings Ledger (7 Feb. - 6 July. 1896) signed by Mayor Ola Forbes. Hardbound. 1 item. 104 p.
    • Folder d#1166.1.d
      Mayor's Court Dockets with Criminal Proceedings Ledger (12 Feb - 5 July 1901) signed by Mayors J. E. Moye & William H. Long. Hardbound. 1 item. 104 p.
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