Kenneth McCoy Scott Papers and Drawings 1951-1979

Size
101.5 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
MC 00242

The Kenneth McCoy Scott collection contains project files, personal and professional papers, drawings and microfilms for buildings designed by Scott. Scott predominately designed residential and retail spaces, such as apartment complexes, shopping centers and motels. He also worked on educational and religious buildings. Project files include notes, correspondence, equipment catalogs, photographs, and contract information. The majority of the drawings are working drawings and shop drawings, although sketches, elevation site plans, and landscape plans are also included. Drawings may be on blue and brown paper, heavy translucent paper, sketch paper, and tracing paper. Several projects are also available on microfilm. Included in Scott's professional records are American Institute of Architecture records from the national and North Carolina chapters, and records from Scott's architectural firm. Personal papers include class notes from Scott's time as an architecture student, photographs, and personal correspondence. Scott's job book, an index to his projects (including file name, number, and project type), is available in the Professional Files series of the collection.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

Kenneth McCoy Scott was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1925. He attended Darlington Academy in Georgia and later obtained a degree in Engineering from Duke University. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Scott attended North Carolina State University’s School of Design and was a member of the school’s first graduating class. While a studying at the School of Design, Scott is said to have worked with Matthew Nowicki on drawings for Dorton Arena (Raleigh, North Carolina). Following graduation, Scott was employed at the School of the Design and by architect Milton Small. Scott collaborated with George Matsumoto on the Julian House of Chapel Hill. In 1958 Scott partnered with Jack Pruden to create the architectural firm Scott and Purden. Later Scott practiced as Kenneth McCoy Scott, AIA. Scott was father to six children, three with first wife Ruth and three with second wife Nancy.

Scope/content

The Kenneth McCoy Scott collection contains project files, personal and professional papers, drawings and microfilms for buildings designed by Scott. Scott predominately designed residential and retail spaces, such as apartment complexes, shopping centers and motels. He also worked on educational and religious buildings. Project files include notes, correspondence, equipment catalogs, photographs, and contract information. The majority of the drawings are working drawings and shop drawings, although sketches, elevation site plans, and landscape plans are also included. Drawings may be on blue and brown paper, heavy translucent paper, sketch paper, and tracing paper. Several projects are also available on microfilm. Included in Scott’s professional records are American Institute of Architecture records from the national and North Carolina chapters, and records from Scott’s architectural firm. Personal papers include class notes from Scott’s time as an architecture student, photographs, and personal correspondence. Scott's job book, an index to his projects (including file name, number, and project type), is available in the Professional Files series of the collection.

Physical description

This collection contains 63 document cases of project files, personal and professional papers, and 139 tubeboxes of drawings.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series;

  • Series 1. Project Files
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  • Series 2. Professional and Personal Papers
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  • Series 3. Microfilm
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  • Series 4. Project Drawings

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], Kenneth McCoy Scott Papers and Drawings, MC 00242, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Tim Pyatt.

Processing information

Processed by Danica Cullinan, Claire Ruswick, and Emily Walters, 2010 May

Encoded by Danica Cullinan, Claire Ruswick, and Emily Walters, 2010 May

The collection is organized into four principal series:

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
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Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kenneth McCoy Scott Papers and Drawings, MC 00242, 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.