MC 00006 Guide to the G. Milton Small Papers, 1950-1984

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


Small, G. Milton (George Milton), 1916-1992


41.0 Linear feet 2 oversize boxes, 3 oversized flat boxes, 1 archival half box and 61 flat files

General Physical Description note

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


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Acquisitions Information

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


Processed by: Dani Nation;machine-readable finding aid created by: Dani Nation; updated in June 2010 by Linda Sellars; updated in April 2012 by Tod Kosmerick.


2010 June; 2012 April, Updated by Linda Sellars in June 2010 because of addition; updated by Todd Kosmerick in April 2012 to reflect architectural model.

Scope and Content Note

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 photographers Joseph Molitor and Holland Wright as well as Small's writings on computerized parking systems.

Biographical 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.

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