Harris and Pyne Records 1914-1994

Creators
Atwood & Weeks; Harris and Pyne
Size
3.93 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
MC 00114

The Harris and Pyne Records contain drawings, project files, and photographs documenting the professional activities of the Harris and Pyne architectural and engineering firm and its predecessor firms H. Raymond Weeks, Inc., Atwood and Weeks, and Atwood and Nash. The collection is arranged into three series: Drawings, Project Files and Photographic Materials. Drawings include original pencil drawings, blueprints, and other reproductions. Project files includes various materials relating to projects, including a scrapbook, newsclippings, a financial recordbook, and supplemental documents to projects. Photographic materials includes professional black and white photographs of projects. Original documentation for many of the buildings and projects of these architecture firms is no longer in existence.

Harris and Pyne was an architectural and engineering firm in Durham, North Carolina, from 1960 to the 1990s, headed by engineer Wilton E. Harris and architect George C. Pyne, Jr. Its predecessor firms were T. C. Atwood (prior to 1920), Atwood Nash, Architects and Engineers (early 1920s-early 1930s), Atwood Weeks (1930s-1942), and H. Raymond Weeks, Inc. (1942-1960). Commissions undertaken by the Harris and Pyne firm and predecessors include residences, churches, and hospitals.

Biographical/historical note

Harris and Pyne was an architectural and engineering firm in Durham, North Carolina, from 1960 to the 1990s, headed by engineer Wilton E. Harris and architect George C. Pyne, Jr. Its predecessor firms were T. C. Atwood (prior to 1920), Atwood Nash, Architects and Engineers (early 1920s-early 1930s), Atwood Weeks (1930s-1942), and H. Raymond Weeks, Inc. (1942-1960). Commissions undertaken by the Harris and Pyne firm and predecessors include residences, churches, and hospitals.

Scope/content

The Harris and Pyne Records contain drawings, project files, and photographs documenting the professional activities of the Harris and Pyne architectural and engineering firm and its predecessor firms H. Raymond Weeks, Inc., Atwood and Weeks, and Atwood and Nash. The collection is arranged into three series: Drawings, Project Files and Photographic Materials. Drawings include original pencil drawings, blueprints, and other reproductions. Project files includes various materials relating to projects, including a scrapbook, newsclippings, a financial recordbook, and supplemental documents to projects. Photographic materials includes professional black and white photographs of projects. Original documentation for many of the buildings and projects of these architecture firms is no longer in existence.

Physical description

6 tubes, 7 flat folders, 1 document case, 1 oversize flat box

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series:

  • Drawings
  • Project Files
  • Photographic Materials

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], Harris and Pyne Records, MC 00114, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Milo Pyne, 2008 (Accession 2008.0196), and 2012 (Accession 2012.0027)

Processing information

Processed by: Jay Chang; machine-readable finding aid created by: Jay Chang, May 2011; additional materials processed and finding aid updated by: Todd Kosmerick, 2012 January.

Sponsor

This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Drawings 1948-1994 (MC00114 Series 1)

This series contains sketches, blueprints, and other drawings, including site, floor, and design plans. Buildings represented include residences, churches, a health center, an office builiding, and an airport terminal. Most were created by the Harris and Pyne firm, although a few are by H. Raymond Weeks.

Anderson (Mr. Mrs. J. B.) residence (1 of 2) 1969-1980
Tube 1
Anderson (Mr. Mrs. J. B.) residence (2 of 2) 1968-1969 (Accession 2012.0027)
Durham (N.C.)
Flat folder 1
Anderson (Mr. Mrs. J. B.) residence blueprints 1969
Durham (N.C.)
Flat folder 2
Anderson (Mr. Mrs. J. B.) residence: Croasdaile Subdivision 1979-1980 (Accession 2012.0027)
Durham (N.C.)
Flat folder 3
Anderson (Mr. Mrs. J. B.) residence: Croasdaile Subdivision blueprints 1964-1979
Durham (N.C.)
Flat folder 4
Butner Presbyterian Church 1958
Tube 3
Community Methodist Church (1 of 2) 1967
Tube 4
Community Methodist Church (2 of 2) 1967

Reproduction

Tube 5
Geer Building, Woolworth's, Fidelity Bank, Wachovia Bank and Trust 1914-1970
Bossom, Alfred C., 1881-1965 (Architect); Durham (N.C.)
Flat folder 7
Lincoln Community Health Center 1981-1994

Reproduction

Tube 2
Raleigh-Durham Airport: Administration Building 1954 (Accession 2012.0027)
H. Raymond Weeks, Inc. (Architect)
Flat folder 6
Rand Drive residence (1 of 2) 1948

Reproduction

Tube 5
Rand Drive residence (2 of 2) 1948

Reproduction

Tube 6
St. Philip's Episcopal Church (Accession 2012.0027)
Durham (N.C.)
Flat folder 5
Wade (Mr. Mrs. Wallace) residence 1952
H. Raymond Weeks, Inc.
Tube 1
Project Files 1921-1972 (MC00114 Series 2)

This series contains materials relating to the projects undertaken by the Harris and Pyne firm and predecessor firms H. Raymond Weeks, Inc., Atwood and Weeks, and Atwood and Nash. This series includes two scrapbooks, newsclippings, a financial recordbook, and supplemental documents related to projects. The scrapbooks consist mostly of newsclippings and several photos.

Clippings 1965
Box 1, Folder 9
Correspondence 1972
Box 1, Folder 10
The Dedication of the Library Building University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1930
Box 1, Folder 6
Lincoln Community Health Center manuel
Box 1, Folder 1
Rand Drive Residence, Community Methodist Church supplemental material
Box 1, Folder 11
Recordbook 1960
Box 1, Folder 8
Scrapbook, clippings 1928-1957
Box 1, Folder 5
Scrapbook, clippings: Atwood 1921-1927
Box 1, Folder 4
Photographic Materials (MC00114 Series 3)

This series contains black and white photographs of projects undertaken by Harris and Pyne firm and/or predecessor firms H. Raymond Weeks, Inc., Atwood and Weeks, and Atwood and Nash. It appears that photographs are of completed projects including the Harry Russell residence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the H. R. Weeks residence, the J.B. Anderson home, a women’s dormitory at the North Carolina College in Durham, North Carolina, the First Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the Farm Colony Building State Hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina. One photograph is of the renovation of an unidentified hospital. Photographs were taken professionally, several labeled with the name Wooten-Moulton Photographers. Photographs are undated with the exception of the Harry Russell residence set, dated 1942.

Baldwin's Department Store 1940s (Accession 2012.0027)
Durham (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 13
Chapel Hill High School circa 1935 (Accession 2012.0027)
Atwood & Weeks (Creator); Durham (N.C.); Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 2
Duke United Methodist Church Educational Building circa 1960 (Accession 2012.0027)
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 2
Edenton Street Methodist Episcopal Church: Pointdexter Memorial circa 1935 (Accession 2012.0027)
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 3
Memorial Auditorium circa 1935 (Accession 2012.0027)
Atwood & Weeks (Creator); Raleigh (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 3
Projects (1 of 2)
Box 1, Folder 2
Projects (2 of 2)
Box 1, Folder 3
Russell (Harry) residence 1942
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 7
St. Luke's Episcopal Church circa 1970 (Accessions 2008.0196 and 2012.0027)
Harris and Pyne (Creator); Durham (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 12
St. Francis Church circa 1960 (Accession 2012.0027)
Harris and Pyne (Creator); Greensboro (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 1
U. S. Post Office circa 1935 (Accession 2012.0027)
Atwood & Weeks (Creator); Durham (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 4
Valinda Watts Hospital circa 1935 (Accession 2012.0027)
Oversize flat box 2, Folder 4

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harris and Pyne Records, MC 00114, 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.