William Luther Spoon Papers 1900-1938

Creator
Spoon, William Luther, 1862-1942
Size
0.25 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
MC 00121

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.

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.

Biographical/historical 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.

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

1 archival box

Arrangement

This collection is organized in folders by type of document.

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], William Luther Spoon Papers, MC 00121, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

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

Processing information

Processed by Anna R. Craft, 2006 August 30

Encoded by Anna R. Craft, 2006 August 30

North Carolina Society of Engineers Materials 1938
Half box 1, Folder 1
University of Tennessee Manual For Engineers 1900
Half box 1, Folder 2
Chicago Steel Tape Co. Catalog undated
Half box 1, Folder 3
United States Bureau of Roads Specifications Manual 1919
Half box 1, Folder 4

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Luther Spoon Papers, MC 00121, 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.