C. Frank Branan Architectural Drawings 1924-1976

Creator
Branan, C. Frank (Cicero Franklin), 1922-2004
Size
1.75 linear feet (1 oversized flat box, 1 flat box)
Location

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

Call number
MC 00079

This collection contains architectural drawings created or received by C. Frank Branan. Included are blue prints and tracings. Buildings represented include residences designed by Branan and located in Florida and North Carolina. The collection also contains plans for some buildings designed by other architects, such Crampton and Deitrick, for whom Branan once worked. While the materials span the time period 1924 - 1976, most documents date from 1949 - 1968. Also included are architectural drawings of C. Frank Branan's own residenct in Raleigh.

C. Frank (Cicero Franklin) Branan was born in 1922, and he grew up in Sanford, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1942. He practiced architecture in Daytona Beach, Florida, before relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1955 when he joined the architectural firm of William H. Deitrick (later Guy Crampton and Associates). Branan later became consulting architect for the State of North Carolina in the Office of Historic Preservation, retiring in 1990. He passed away in 2004.

Biographical/historical note

C. Frank (Cicero Franklin) Branan was born in 1922. He was the son of C. F. Branan and Eugenie Chapman Branan, and he grew up in Sanford, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1942. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II and the Korean War, and he resigned his commission in 1955.

Branan practiced architecture in Daytona Beach, Florida, before relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1955 when he joined the architectural firm of William H. Deitrick. This firm later became Guy Crampton and Associates. Branan later became consulting architect for the State of North Carolina in the Office of Historic Preservation. He participated in the restoration of the Whale Head Club in Corolla, North Carolina, and the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. He retired in 1990. In 2000, Capital Area Preservation gave him and award for lifetime achievement, and the Wake County Board of Commissioners recognized him for distinguished service.

Branan married Mary Lee Burns in 1949. The couple had a daughter, Lorie, and a son, Bob. Branan passed away in 2004.

Scope/content

This collection contains architectural drawings created or received by C. Frank Branan. Included are blue prints and tracings. Buildings represented include residences designed by Branan and located in Florida and North Carolina. The collection also contains plans for some buildings designed by other architects, such Crampton and Deitrick, for whom Branan once worked. While the materials span the time period 1924 - 1976, most documents date from 1949 - 1968. Also included are architectural drawings of C. Frank Branan's own residenct in Raleigh.

Physical description

1 oversized flat box and 1 flat box

Arrangement

This collection has not received full archival processing. The drawings remain in the order received.

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], C. Frank Branan Architectural Drawings, MC 00079, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of David Christenbury of the State Historic Preservation Office, 2007 (Accession 2007-0287). Gift of Catherine W. Bishir, 2011 (Accession 2011-0266)

Processing information

Processed by Todd Kosmerick, 2007

Encoded by Todd Kosmerick, 2007 Updated by Judy Allen Dodson, 2011

Residential buildings in North Carolina 1960-1965
Oversize flat box 1
Residential buildings in North Carolina 1959
Oversize flat box 1
Wake Forest College Stadium 1966

Building designed by Crampton and Associates.

Oversize flat box 1
Miscellaneous buildings undated

These buildings do not appear to have been designed by Branan.

Oversize flat box 1
Orange tube 1924-1976

Contains drawings of Andrew Johnson House, North Carolina State Capital Building, and the Durham County Court House. None of these buildings was designed by Branan.

Oversize flat box 1
Residence for L. L. Thomas, Jonesboro, North Carolina 1941

Designed by Charles Benton and Sons.

Oversize flat box 1
Striped tube, Miscellaneous Plans 1949-1955

Drawings for residential buildings in Florida that were designed by Branan.

Oversize flat box 1
Striped tube, Residential Buildings in North Carolina 1960-1968

Drawings for the following houses: Herndon, Chapman, Ray, McDonald, Haywood, Joyner (beach), and Thompson (beach).

Oversize flat box 1
Striped tube, Residential Buildings in North Carolina 1964-1967

Drawings for the following houses: Parker, Leonard, and Joyner.

Oversize flat box 1
Striped tube, Residential Buildings in North Carolina 1962-1965

Drawings for the following houses: Lupton, Lease, Seawell, Stoughton, and Dosher.

Oversize flat box 1
Blueprints of School Buildings in Apex, North Carolina 1947-1953

Includes junior high school, school for African Americans, and a teacherage. Some buildings designed by William H. Deitrick.

Tube 1
Blueprints for Cary High School 1938

Designed by William H. Deitrick.

Tube 2
Architectural drawings of C. Frank Branan's own resident in Raleigh 1958-1959
Flat box 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

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C. Frank Branan Architectural Drawings, MC 00079, 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.