Elm City Collection

April 7, 1905
Manuscript Collection #613
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, 68 photographs and 1 specifications booklet.
Preferred Citation
Elm City Collection (#613), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1924) including photographs, specifications booklet, styles of homes and commercial buildings.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore

Processing information

Processed by M. Boccaccio, January 1994

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Buildings--North Carolina--Rocky Mount
Roads--Design and construction
Roads--North Carolina--Elm City