Elm City Collection, 1924

Manuscript Collection #613

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Elm City Collection
    Creator:
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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.
  • Description
     

    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
     
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Martha G. Elmore

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Boccaccio, January 1994

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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