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

Manuscript Collection #1166

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: C. B. West Collection
    Creator: West, C. B.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract:
    Extent: 0.5 Cubic feet, 4 items ,
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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.

  • Administrative Information
     
    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

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of 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.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, May 04, 2010

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