Atkinson - Pitts Collection

Manuscript Collection #1085

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Atkinson - Pitts Collection
    Creator:
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract:
    Extent: 6.48 Cubic feet, 1653 items ,
  • Administrative Information
     
    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

    Acquisition Information

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

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Mark Custer, December 31, 2007


Preliminary Inventory

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

  • Alexander Morse Atkinson Papers
     

    • Subject Files, 1921-1946. 1 box. (1.0 cubic feet)
       
      Acme Chevrolet (1931-1941) 4 items. 11 p.
      A. M. Atkinson to Bank of Enfield, NC - Deed of Trust (1930-1931) 2 items. 5 p.
      Bank of Enfield, NC Check Book (1938-1940) 1 item ca. 100 p.
      Burnet Street Home, Enfield, NC purchase (1938-1939) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Clippings (ca. 1938-1939, undated) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Correspondence (undated) 4 items. 11 p.
      Correspndence (1935) 1 item. 8 p.
      Correspondence (1937) 4 items. 4 p.
      Correspondence (1938) 3 items. 15 p.
      Correspondence (1939) 20 items. 80 p.
      Correspondence (1940) 51 items. 100 p.
      Correspondence (1941) 17 items. 45 p.
      Correspondence (1942) 24 items. 60 p.
      Correspondence (1945) 1 item. 2 p.
      Correspondence (1946) 1 item. 3 p.
      Democratic Party & Election of 1940 (1940) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Ephemera (undated) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Farm Security Administration Files (1938-1942) ca. 22 items ca. 100 p
      Alexander M. Atkinson Estate (1946-1947) 3 items. 10 p.
      Financial Records (1940-1942, 1945) ca. 25 items ca. 75 p.
      Financial Records (1940-1942) ca. 25 items ca. 75 p.
      Financial Records (1924-1939) 20 items 35 p.
      Grand Lodge of North Carolina [Masons] A. F. & A. M. Papers (1937-1940) ca. 25 items ca. 40 p.
      Grand Lodge of North Carolina [Masons] A. F. & A. M. Papers (1921-1942) ca. 30 items ca. 50 p.
      Halifax County, Town of Enfield, NC vs G. G. O'Neal et al (1939) 1 item. 4 p.
      B. F. Hughes & Wife to R. C. Dunn - Deed of Trust (1922) 1 item 4 p.
    • Subject Files; Contractors Project Files 1912-1946
       
      La Salle Extension University (1935, 1940) 2 items. 3 p.
      LaFayette McDaniel & Wife to Ivey Watson - Deed of Trust (1927) 1 item. 4 p.
      Mary Gooch Pitts - Letters received (ca. 1917-1918) 11 items ca. 30 p.
      North Carolina General Assembly House of Representatives (D-Halifax County) Files (1936-1938) ca. 50 items ca. 65 p.
      B. F. O'Neal & L. M. Wood - Deeds (1938-1939) 4 items. 12 p.
      Photographic Negatives - Miscellaneous (ca. 1938-1940) ca. 150 items ca. 150 p.
      Photographic prints (ca. 1917-1942, undated) ca. 50 items ca. 50 p.
      Social Security (1938-1941) 2 items. 10 p.
      Taxes (1932-1942) 17 items. 24 p.
      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (ca. 1912-1946, 2004) 9 items, ca. 20 p.
      U. S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1939-1940, 1945) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
      116 Foot Warehouse (undated) 3 items. 6 p.
      A. M. Atkinson Residents (1940-1941) 150 items. 200 p.
      Beal Residence (1939) ca. 15 items ca. 45 p.
      Bellamy Garage (1935) 1 item. 1 p.
      Brasco Moders Store-Front Construction (1941) Printed materials. 1 item. 28 p.
      Britt Residence - Contract (1924) 1 item. 4 p.
      Brown Residence (1939-1940) ca. 15 items. Ca. 15 p.
      Garage Bids U. S. Department of Agriculture (1939) 3 items. 3 p.
      Lawrence Residence (1939-1940) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
      Pembroke Farms Project No. RI-NC-22, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1939) Specifications. 2 items. Ca. 30 p.
      Pope Residence - Specifications (undated) 1 item. 10 p.
      Roanoke Farms Project No. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Contractors proposal. 1 item ca. 100 p.
      Roanoke Farms Project No. RF-NC-10 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Farm Supply Warehouse Specifications. 1 item 18 p.
      Roanoke Farms Project No. RF-NC-10 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Farmstead Units Specifications. 1 item ca. 50 p.
      Tobacco Barn No. 4114:4 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1939) Specifications Addendum. 1 item ca. 7 p.
      Warehouse at Halifax (1939) 2 items. 4 p.
  • Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson Papers
     

    • Jane Cary Akinson - Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson - Irene Pitts Papers, 1917-1953
       
      Brogden Township Public Schools (1927) 2 items. 4 p.
      Correspondence - Miscellaneous (1938-1941, undated) ca. 15 items. Ca. 30 p.
      Correspondence - Miscellaneous (1927-1930.) 4 items. 10 p.
      Correspondence (1939) 5 items. 6 p.
      Correspondence (1940) 29 items ca. 75 p.
      Correspondence (1941-1942) 13 items ca. 30 p.
      Correspondence (1952) 6 items ca. 18 p.
      Department of Agriculture. Crop Reporting Service. Cotton Enumeration (1953) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
      Education & Teaching Files (ca. 1917-1919, undated) ca. 10 items ca. 150 p.
      Garden Club of North Carolina files (ca. 1938-1941, undated) ca. 20 items ca. 40 p.
      Garden Club of North Carolina files (ca. 1937-1941) ca. 20 items ca. 100 p.
      Garden Club of North Carolina files (1932-1941) ca. 15 items ca. 75 p.
      Halifax County Schools (1940) 1 item. 2 p.
      Irish Free State Hospitals Sweepstakes (1935-1936) 12 items. 38 p.
      North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Principal's Certificate (1920) 1 item. 1 p.
      Peagram, Charles H.(& daughter, Joan Peagram) - Correspondence(1939-1942) 7 items. 21 p.
      Peagram, Erma - Correspondence (1940) 3 items. 7 p.
      Peagram, Sandra - Correspondence (1940-1941) 4 items. 7 p.
      Photographs - Jane Cary Atkinson & Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson (ca. 1932-1938) 18 items. 18 p.
      Recipes (undated) 10 items. 11 p.
      School Papers (1917-1919, undated) 9 items. 34 p.
  • Manuscript Volumes
     

    • Manuscript Volumes
       
      House Rules. Rep. A. M. Atkinson, Halifax County, Seat #62 (1937) 1 vol ca, 1,000 p.
      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.
      Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson School Notebook (ca. 1917-1919) 1 vol. 48 p.
  • Printed Materials
     

    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.
    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.
  • Oversized Materials: Architectural Drawings
     

    Manuscript Architectural Drawings (1934-1940, undated) including blueprints, sketches, and tracings. 18 items. 44 p.
    Printed Maps, Forms, Newspapers, Etc. (1931-1941) 17 items. 34 p.
    E. L. Bellamy House, Enfield, NC blueprints (undated) 3 items. 12 p.
    W. T. Lawrence Residence, Battleboro, NC blueprints. Harry J. Harles, Architect (undated) 1 item. 4 p.
    R. T. Beal Residence, Enfield, NC blueprints. Harry J. Harles, Architect (8/7/1939) 3 items. 18 p.
    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.
    North Carolina Counties maps printed. (undated) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Duplicates.
    Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1912-1919) 35 items. 47 p.
    Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1920-1929) 12 items. 24 p.
    Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1930-1939) 35 items. 39 p.
    Land Survey Maps tracings & blueprints (1940-1943) 3 items. 6 p.
    Land Survey Maps originals & tracings (undated) 11 items. 11 p.

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Preliminary Inventory

  • Alexander Morse Atkinson Papers
     

    • Subject Files, 1921-1946. 1 box. (1.0 cubic feet)
       
      Acme Chevrolet (1931-1941) 4 items. 11 p.
      A. M. Atkinson to Bank of Enfield, NC - Deed of Trust (1930-1931) 2 items. 5 p.
      Bank of Enfield, NC Check Book (1938-1940) 1 item ca. 100 p.
      Burnet Street Home, Enfield, NC purchase (1938-1939) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Clippings (ca. 1938-1939, undated) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Correspondence (undated) 4 items. 11 p.
      Correspndence (1935) 1 item. 8 p.
      Correspondence (1937) 4 items. 4 p.
      Correspondence (1938) 3 items. 15 p.
      Correspondence (1939) 20 items. 80 p.
      Correspondence (1940) 51 items. 100 p.
      Correspondence (1941) 17 items. 45 p.
      Correspondence (1942) 24 items. 60 p.
      Correspondence (1945) 1 item. 2 p.
      Correspondence (1946) 1 item. 3 p.
      Democratic Party & Election of 1940 (1940) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Ephemera (undated) ca. 15 items ca. 15 p.
      Farm Security Administration Files (1938-1942) ca. 22 items ca. 100 p
      Alexander M. Atkinson Estate (1946-1947) 3 items. 10 p.
      Financial Records (1940-1942, 1945) ca. 25 items ca. 75 p.
      Financial Records (1940-1942) ca. 25 items ca. 75 p.
      Financial Records (1924-1939) 20 items 35 p.
      Grand Lodge of North Carolina [Masons] A. F. & A. M. Papers (1937-1940) ca. 25 items ca. 40 p.
      Grand Lodge of North Carolina [Masons] A. F. & A. M. Papers (1921-1942) ca. 30 items ca. 50 p.
      Halifax County, Town of Enfield, NC vs G. G. O'Neal et al (1939) 1 item. 4 p.
      B. F. Hughes & Wife to R. C. Dunn - Deed of Trust (1922) 1 item 4 p.
    • Subject Files; Contractors Project Files 1912-1946
       
      La Salle Extension University (1935, 1940) 2 items. 3 p.
      LaFayette McDaniel & Wife to Ivey Watson - Deed of Trust (1927) 1 item. 4 p.
      Mary Gooch Pitts - Letters received (ca. 1917-1918) 11 items ca. 30 p.
      North Carolina General Assembly House of Representatives (D-Halifax County) Files (1936-1938) ca. 50 items ca. 65 p.
      B. F. O'Neal & L. M. Wood - Deeds (1938-1939) 4 items. 12 p.
      Photographic Negatives - Miscellaneous (ca. 1938-1940) ca. 150 items ca. 150 p.
      Photographic prints (ca. 1917-1942, undated) ca. 50 items ca. 50 p.
      Social Security (1938-1941) 2 items. 10 p.
      Taxes (1932-1942) 17 items. 24 p.
      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (ca. 1912-1946, 2004) 9 items, ca. 20 p.
      U. S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1939-1940, 1945) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
      116 Foot Warehouse (undated) 3 items. 6 p.
      A. M. Atkinson Residents (1940-1941) 150 items. 200 p.
      Beal Residence (1939) ca. 15 items ca. 45 p.
      Bellamy Garage (1935) 1 item. 1 p.
      Brasco Moders Store-Front Construction (1941) Printed materials. 1 item. 28 p.
      Britt Residence - Contract (1924) 1 item. 4 p.
      Brown Residence (1939-1940) ca. 15 items. Ca. 15 p.
      Garage Bids U. S. Department of Agriculture (1939) 3 items. 3 p.
      Lawrence Residence (1939-1940) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
      Pembroke Farms Project No. RI-NC-22, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1939) Specifications. 2 items. Ca. 30 p.
      Pope Residence - Specifications (undated) 1 item. 10 p.
      Roanoke Farms Project No. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Contractors proposal. 1 item ca. 100 p.
      Roanoke Farms Project No. RF-NC-10 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Farm Supply Warehouse Specifications. 1 item 18 p.
      Roanoke Farms Project No. RF-NC-10 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1938) Farmstead Units Specifications. 1 item ca. 50 p.
      Tobacco Barn No. 4114:4 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (1939) Specifications Addendum. 1 item ca. 7 p.
      Warehouse at Halifax (1939) 2 items. 4 p.
  • Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson Papers
     

    • Jane Cary Akinson - Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson - Irene Pitts Papers, 1917-1953
       
      Brogden Township Public Schools (1927) 2 items. 4 p.
      Correspondence - Miscellaneous (1938-1941, undated) ca. 15 items. Ca. 30 p.
      Correspondence - Miscellaneous (1927-1930.) 4 items. 10 p.
      Correspondence (1939) 5 items. 6 p.
      Correspondence (1940) 29 items ca. 75 p.
      Correspondence (1941-1942) 13 items ca. 30 p.
      Correspondence (1952) 6 items ca. 18 p.
      Department of Agriculture. Crop Reporting Service. Cotton Enumeration (1953) ca. 15 items ca. 30 p.
      Education & Teaching Files (ca. 1917-1919, undated) ca. 10 items ca. 150 p.
      Garden Club of North Carolina files (ca. 1938-1941, undated) ca. 20 items ca. 40 p.
      Garden Club of North Carolina files (ca. 1937-1941) ca. 20 items ca. 100 p.
      Garden Club of North Carolina files (1932-1941) ca. 15 items ca. 75 p.
      Halifax County Schools (1940) 1 item. 2 p.
      Irish Free State Hospitals Sweepstakes (1935-1936) 12 items. 38 p.
      North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Principal's Certificate (1920) 1 item. 1 p.
      Peagram, Charles H.(& daughter, Joan Peagram) - Correspondence(1939-1942) 7 items. 21 p.
      Peagram, Erma - Correspondence (1940) 3 items. 7 p.
      Peagram, Sandra - Correspondence (1940-1941) 4 items. 7 p.
      Photographs - Jane Cary Atkinson & Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson (ca. 1932-1938) 18 items. 18 p.
      Recipes (undated) 10 items. 11 p.
      School Papers (1917-1919, undated) 9 items. 34 p.
  • Manuscript Volumes
     

    • Manuscript Volumes
       
      House Rules. Rep. A. M. Atkinson, Halifax County, Seat #62 (1937) 1 vol ca, 1,000 p.
      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.
      Mary Gooch Pitts Atkinson School Notebook (ca. 1917-1919) 1 vol. 48 p.
  • Printed Materials
     

    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.
    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.
  • Oversized Materials: Architectural Drawings
     

    Manuscript Architectural Drawings (1934-1940, undated) including blueprints, sketches, and tracings. 18 items. 44 p.
    Printed Maps, Forms, Newspapers, Etc. (1931-1941) 17 items. 34 p.
    E. L. Bellamy House, Enfield, NC blueprints (undated) 3 items. 12 p.
    W. T. Lawrence Residence, Battleboro, NC blueprints. Harry J. Harles, Architect (undated) 1 item. 4 p.
    R. T. Beal Residence, Enfield, NC blueprints. Harry J. Harles, Architect (8/7/1939) 3 items. 18 p.
    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.
    North Carolina Counties maps printed. (undated) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Duplicates.
    Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1912-1919) 35 items. 47 p.
    Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1920-1929) 12 items. 24 p.
    Land Survey Maps originals, tracings & blueprints (1930-1939) 35 items. 39 p.
    Land Survey Maps tracings & blueprints (1940-1943) 3 items. 6 p.
    Land Survey Maps originals & tracings (undated) 11 items. 11 p.

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