MC 00121 Guide to the William Luther Spoon Papers, 1900-1938

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Spoon, William Luther, 1862-1942


0.25 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

1 archival box


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Acquisitions Information

Transfer from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1979 April 26.


Processed by: Anna R. Craft;machine-readable finding aid created by: Anna R. Craft

Scope and Content Note

The William Luther Spoon Papers contain the constitution, by-laws, and newsletters of the North Carolina Society of Engineers, 1938; a manual for engineers published by the University of Tennessee, 1900; a United States Bureau of Roads specifications manual, 1919; and a catalog of engineering supplies from the Chicago Steel Tape Company, undated.

Biographical Note

William Luther Spoon (1862-1942) was born in Alamance County, North Carolina. Spoon first attended Graham Normal College (later Elon College) and then enrolled at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, graduating in 1891 with B.S. and B.E. degrees. He later worked as an engineer with the North Carolina Geological Survey, as a salesman for Good Roads Machinery Company, as a Senior Highway Engineer in the United States Department of Agriculture's Office of Public Roads, and in private engineering.

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[Identification of item], William Luther Spoon Papers, MC 121, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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