G. Milton Small Papers 1950-1984

Creator
Small, G. Milton (George Milton), 1916-1992
Size
41 linear feet (2 oversize boxes, 3 oversized flat boxes, 1 archival half box and 61 flat files)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00006

The G. Milton Small Papers contain architectural drawings and photographs of projects and structures designed by architect G. Milton Small between 1950 and 1981. The collection primarily consists of architectural drawings of Small's designs, many of which were constructed on the North Carolina State University campus and elsewhere in the Raleigh, North Carolina, region. The collection also contains photographs taken by architectural photographers Joseph Molitor and Holland Wright, as well as Small's writings on computerized parking systems.

G. Milton Small Jr. (1916-1992) was a student of Mies van der Rohe and was one of the foremost modernist architects working in the southeastern United States in the later half of the 20th century. Small moved to Raleigh in 1948 and headed the architectural office of William Henley Deitrick before starting his own firm, G. Milton Small Architects, in 1949.

Biographical/historical note

G. Milton Small Jr. (1916-1992) was a student of Mies van der Rohe and was one of the foremost modernist architects working in the southeastern United States in the later half of the 20th century.

Small was born in Collinsville, Oklahoma. He graduated with a bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, and a masters from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied under Mies van der Rohe. In Chicago he worked for the firms Perkins and Will, and Hudgins Thompson and Ball. Small relocated to North Carolina in 1948 to head the architectural office of William Henley Deitrick, at that time Raleigh's largest architectural firm and the most committed to modernist design. Small was recommended for the position by a former professor at the University of Oklahoma, Henry Kamphoefner, who was himself relocating to Raleigh to take over the deanship of North Carolina State University's new School of Design. Small headed Deitrick's office for two years, during which time he produced several important modernist designs, principally, a new clubhouse for the Carolina Country Club, which was the subject of the Life magazine article, "New Country Club" (31 July 1950. p. 70).

Small started his own practice, G. Milton Small Architects, in 1949. His first design was a residence which was constructed in 1950 for Raleigh businessman Robert I. Rothstein.

Small was married to June Volck (1916- ) of Ocean City, New Jersey. The couple had two children: a son, George Milton Small III, and a daughter, June Marie Small.

Scope/content

The George Milton Small papers primarily consists of architectural drawings of Small's designs, many of which were constructed in Raleigh, North Carolina, between 1950 and 1980. The collection also contains photographs taken by architectural photographersJoseph Molitor and Holland Wright as well as Small's writings on computerized parking systems.

Physical description

1 oversize boxes, 3 oversized flat boxes, 1 archival half box and 61 flat files

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series:

  • MC 00006 Series 1. Photographs
  • ,
  • MC 00006 Series 2. Drawings
  • , and
  • MC 00006 Series 3.Writings
. The series are organized by project or structure.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], G. Milton Small Papers, MC 00006, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Small Kane Architects PA, G. Milton Small III, President, in 2006 (Acc. No. 2006-0007 and 2006-0218)

Processing information

Processed by Dani Nation, 2007 June 14

Encoded by Dani Nation, 2007 June 14

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Photographs 1950-1979 (MC 00006 Series 1)
Size: 3 linear feet

The photographs series contains mounted prints of photographs taken by architectural photographers Joseph Molitor and Holland Wright of commercial and residential buildings designed by George Milton Small. Many of the images are of the Home Life Security Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. Other structures of note include various buildings on the North Carolina State University campus, the Gregory Poole Equipment Company, and the Southeastern Radio Supply Building.

3 oversized flat boxes

Raleigh Municipal Building (4 photos)
Oversize flat box 1
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, NC (2 photos)
Oversize flat box 1
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, NC (1 photo) 1962
Oversize flat box 1
Northwestern Mutual Life Building (3 photos total, 1 duplicate)
Oversize flat box 1
Student Service Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (1 photo)
Oversize flat box 1
Student Service Center, NC State College, Raleigh, NC (2 photos) 1960
Oversize flat box 1
NC State Nuclear Reactor (10 photos)
Oversize flat box 1
Reactor Exhaust Stack, NC State College, Raleigh, NC (1 photo) 1953
Oversize flat box 1
Home Security Life Building (27 photos)
Oversize flat box 2
Home Security Life Insurance Building (6 photos)
Oversize flat box 1
Southeastern Radio Supply Building (1 photo)
Oversize flat box 3
Unidentified office interiors (3 photos)
Oversize flat box 3
Yancey Insurance Building (1 photo)
Oversize flat box 3
Mr. Mrs. Philip L. Rothstein Residence, Raleigh, NC (1 photo) 1959
Oversize flat box 3
Mr. Mrs. Paul O. Stahl Residence, Raleigh, NC (2 photos total, 1 duplicate) 1956
Oversize flat box 3
Howard E. Manning Residence, Raleigh, NC (2 photos)
Oversize flat box 3
Mr. Mrs. Wade C. Lewis Residence, Raleigh, NC (1 photo) 1954
Oversize flat box 3
St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Raleigh, NC (1 photo)
Oversize flat box 3
Atlantic Christian College (4 photos)
Oversize flat box 3
Gregory Poole Equipment Co. Building (13 photos)
Oversize flat box 3
Home Security Life Building under construction (1 photo)
Oversize flat box 3
G. Milton Small and Associates company brochure circa 1970

Chiefly contains black and white photographs of buildings designed by G. Milton Small and Associates in the 1960s. A statement of company philosophy and list of professional services are found on the inside front cover.

Half box 4, Folder 3
Photocopied index of photographs and corresponding buildings
Oversize flat box 3
Home Security Life Building exterior (1 photo)
Oversize flat box 3
Drawings 1950-1979 (MC 00006 Series 2)
Size: 24 linear feet

The drawings series contains architectural drawings, drafts, and renderings of various buildings designed by George Milton Small and his firm, G. Milton Small and Associates. Included in the series are buildings on North Carolina State University campus, Duke University campus and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. In addition there are several commercial office structures, Raleigh city government buildings, and many residences.

61 flat files

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cafeteria and Service Building 1964-1966
Flat file 1
Duke University Primate Facility 1966
Flat file 2
Branch Bank Building 1962-1973
Flat file 3
G. Milton Small Residence 1951-1961
Flat file 4
Office of G. Milton Small Architects 1965
Flat file 5
Computer Parking Machine 1979-1981
Flat file 6
Renderings and Drafts - various buildings 1951-1980
Flat file 7
NCSU Nuclear Reactor 1951-1953
Flat file 8
NCSU Student Center (1 of 2) 1959-1972
Flat file 9
NCSU Student Center (2 of 2) 1959-1972
Flat file 10
Fixtures of NCSU Student Supply 1959-1972
Flat file 11
Medical Society of the State of North Carolina 1972
Flat file 12
Medical Society of the State of North Carolina (model) undated
Oversize box 6
Chapel for Mount Olive College 1973
Flat file 13
Mount Olive Junior College - various buildings 1964-1969
Flat file 14
IBM Branch Office Greensboro, NC 1966-1967
Flat file 15
Home Security Life Insurance Building 1958-1961
Flat file 16
IBM Engineering Facility 1965
Flat file 17
Raleigh, North Carolina, Municipal Building 1959-1960
Flat file 18
Raleigh, North Carolina, Municipal Building (model) undated
Oversize box 5
NCSU Student Service Center 1958-1959
Flat file 19
Alterations to William Neal Reynolds Coliseum 1968-1971
Flat file 20
Additions and Fixtures NCSU Student Supply Store 1970-1972
Flat file 21
E. C. Brooks Elementary School Raleigh, NC 1964
Flat file 22
East Branch Library New Bern Ave, Raleigh 1966
Flat file 23
Elementary School in North Hills - Raleigh, NC 1961-1971
Flat file 24
Branch Bank Floor Details and Revisions 1963-1965
Flat file 25
Sanctuary - Our Saviour Lutheran Church 1963-1964
Flat file 26
NCSU Forestry School Development 1971
Flat file 27
Carter Stadium NCSU 1965
Flat file 28
NCSU Fraternity Housing (1 of 2) 1961-1962
Flat file 29
NCSU Fraternity Housing (2 of 2) 1961-1962
Flat file 30
Renovation of NCSU Fraternity Housing 1987-1988
Flat file 31
Carter Stadium Women's Toilet Facility Addition 1976-1977
Flat file 32
Gregory Poole Equipment Company 1965-1975
Flat file 33
Sir Walter Raleigh Chevrolet 1966-1974
Flat file 34
Northwestern Mutual Insurance 1961-1967
Flat file 35
Unigard Insurance Group 1970-1971
Flat file 36
National Headquarters American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists 1963-1973
Flat file 37
Saint Stephens Episcopal Church - Durham, NC 1961-1978
Flat file 38
Rothstein Residence 1950-1958
Flat file 39
Dr. and Mrs. K. L. Johnson Residence 1962
Flat file 40
Leonard Edwards Residence, Goldsboro, North Carolina 1963-1964
Flat file 41
Frank Anderson Residence 1961
Flat file 42
Glen Bowers Residence 1958
Flat file 43
P. J. McElrath Residence 1960-1966
Flat file 44
Gregory Poole Residence 1957
Flat file 45
E. C. Glover III Residence 1962-1964
Flat file 46
Edwin Friedberg Residence 1956
Flat file 47
Howard Manning Residence 1952-1958
Flat file 48
Norval Neil Luxon Residence, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1954
Flat file 49
W. C. Lewis Residence 1953
Flat file 50
Thomas Wheless Residence, Louisburg, North Carolina 1954
Flat file 51
Frank Walser Residence 1952
Flat file 52
Paul O. Stahl Residence 1955
Flat file 53
B. W. Smith Residence 1951
Flat file 54
Lillian B. Allen Residence 1950
Flat file 55
Donald B. and Marian R. Anderson Residence 1950
Flat file 56
H. Palmer Edwards Residence 1957-1958
Flat file 57
Apartments for S. Stanley Young 1971
Flat file 58
House for Celotex Corporation 1955
Flat file 59
North Hills Office Center 1968
Flat file 60
Globe Ind. 1971-1972
Flat file 61
Writings 1979-1984 (MC 00006 Series 3)
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series consists of two volumes written by George Milton Small on the subject of computerized parking garage systems.

1 archival half box

Urban Parking Systems 1979-1984
Half box 4, Folder 1
Economics of the Computer Parking Machine 1979-1984
Half box 4, Folder 2

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], G. Milton Small Papers, MC 00006, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.