Charles P. Berkey Papers 1884-1955

Creator
Berkey, Charles Peter, 1867-1955
Size
10.5 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
MC 00275

The Charles P. Berkey Collection contains materials relating to the personal and professional life of geologist and civil engineer Berkey who was affiliated with Columbia University throughout his career. It includes correspondence, family documents, Berkey's writings, awards, and photographs. Materials in the collection date from 1884 - 1955.

Biographical/historical note

Charles P. Berkey was born in Goshen, Indiana in 1867. He moved with his family to a farm outside Minneapolis, Minnesota as a young adult, and enrolled in the University of Minnesota directly after graduation from Farmington High School. He continued his studies at Minnesota, earning a Ph.D. in Geology in 1894. After teaching and researching in Minnesota for several years, he transferred to Columbia University in 1903. He flourished under his mentor, James Furman Kemp, and rose through every rank of academia at Columbia until retiring in 1932 as the Newberry Professor of Geology. He lived in Palisades, N.J. with his wife Minnie (until her death in 1940), his daughter Virginia and his son Paul. He died in 1955 at the age of 88.

Professor Berkey was a celebrated instructor of geology but his skill and passion lay in fieldwork. He spent most of his career travelling the United States and select international locations surveying geological formations and advising engineering firms. He is credited with transforming the field of geology from pure science to applied science. His close work with engineers in dam construction earned him U.S. government accolades and honorary membership into the American Society of Civil Engineering. He worked consistently past retirement and could be found in the field right up until his death.

During his career he authored several books and articles and had an edited book dedicated as a fetschschrift (The Berkey Volume). He achieved international fame with his participation in the Central Asiatic Expedition of 1925, led by Roy Chapman Andrews. He was the recipient of many awards for outstanding contributions to the field of geology included Honorary Doctorates in Science from Columbia University and the University of Minnesota, and the first Kemp Medal in Geology to be award by Columbia University.

Scope/content

This collection includes both personal and professional materials assembled by Charles P. Berkey during his lifetime. It consists primarily of correspondence, but also contains writings, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The collection spans the entire adult life of Berkey, and therefore provides insight into both his family and the growth of his career.

The Correspondence series relates primarily to Berkey's family and their activities, while the Biography series is limited to writings about Berkey and his accomplishments. The Writings/Lectures, Professional Correspondence, and Projects series address his contributions to the fields of geology and engineering, while the Awards series docuemtns the recognition he received for this work. Finally, the Family, Genealogy, and Photographs series provides insight into his personal family history. This guide concludes with a selected bibliography of texts from his collection.

Physical description

21 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is organized into twelve series, including Correspondence, Biographical materials, Writings/Lectures, Professional Correspondence, Projects, Awards, Miscellaneous Professional, Family, Genealogy, Photographs, Miscellaneous, and Bibliography.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Berkey, Charles Peter, b. 1867
  • Berkey Family
  • Berkey, Minnie
  • Berkey, Paul A.
  • Berkey, Virginia D.
  • Columbia University. Dept. of Geology -- Faculty
  • Dams -- United States -- Design and construction
  • Engineering geology
  • Geology -- Asia
  • Geology -- United States
  • Kemp, James Furman
  • Minneapolis (Minn.)
  • Mongolia
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Scientific expeditions -- Mongolia
  • Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
  • Studebaker Family
  • University of Minnesota -- Alumni and Alumnae
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Battlefields -- France

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], Charles P. Berkey Papers, MC 00275, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish, Booksellers in 2000.

Purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish, Booksellers, 2000.

Correspondence 1887-1954

The largest series in the collection, it contains personal family letters and is housed in twelve archival boxes. Correspondence between Berkey and the authors, including his wife Minnie, his daughter Virginia, his son Paul, and his grandchildren is organized together chronologically, as are additional letters between several of these relations. The correspondence generally covers topics such as Berkey's travels, health, and other family matters. Paul Berkey described his experiences in the military to his father in some correspondence, while other letters bring their intended recipients up to date on such events as weddings and birthdays.

13 archival boxes, 6 linear feet

Minnie and Charles
1887-1888
Box 1, Folder 1
May, 1889
Folder 2
June 2, 1889-June 21, 1889
Folder 3
June 23, 1889-June 26, 1889
Folder 4
July 28, 1889-December 1, 1889
Folder 5
February, 1890-March, 1890
Folder 6
May, 1890-November, 1890
Folder 7
1891
Folder 8
1892
Folder 9
January, 1893-June, 1893
Folder 10
July 15, 1893-August 17, 1893
Folder 11
August 25, 1893-November 10, 1893
Folder 12
- [no date] November 12, 1893
Folder 13
January 17, 1894-May 11, 1894
Folder 14
- [no date] May 17, 1894
Folder 15
1897-1898
Folder 16
May 3, 1899-May 16, 1899
Folder 17
May 17, 1899-June 2, 1899
Folder 18
June 4, 1899-July 16, 1899
Folder 19
July 18, 1899-August 7, 1899
Folder 20
August 9, 1899-August 18, 1899
Folder 21
- [no date] August 20, 1889
Folder 22
May 2, 1901-May 13, 1901
Box 2, Folder 1
May 15, 1901-May 22, 1901
Folder 2
May 25, 1901-July 21, 1901
Folder 3
July 24, 1901-October 18, 1901
Folder 4
April 6, 1902-June 22, 1902
Folder 5
June 23, 1902-July 7, 1902
Folder 6
July 9, 1902-July 27, 1902
Folder 7
July 29, 1902-August 12, 1902
Folder 8
- [no date] August 17, 1902
Folder 9
June 15, 1903-June 23, 1903
Folder 10
June 28, 1903-July 12, 1903
Folder 11
July 16, 1903-August 3, 1903
Folder 12
August 5, 1903-August 16, 1903
Folder 13
August 17, 1903-August 28, 1903
Folder 14
- [no date] August 31, 1903
Folder 15
1904
Folder 16
January 5, 1905-July 18, 1905
Folder 17
July 20, 1905-August 7, 1905
Folder 18
August 9, 1905-August 21, 1905
Folder 19
- [no date] August 25, 1905
Folder 20
June 14, 1906-July 25, 1906
Folder 21
July 30, 1906-September 24, 1906
Folder 22
March 23, 1907-July 17, 1907
Box 3, Folder 1
July 18, 1907-July 31, 1907
Folder 2
1907-August 12, 1907
Folder 3
- [no date] September 5, 1907
Folder 4
1908-1909
Folder 5
July 10, 1910-July 21, 1910
Folder 6
- [no date] July 23, 1910
Folder 7
1911
Folder 8
July 3, 1912-July 16, 1912
Folder 9
- [no date] July 18, 1912
Folder 10
[no date] 1912
Folder 11
1914
Folder 12
1916-1917
Folder 13
1919
Folder 14
1920
Folder 15
January 14, 1922-February 9, 1922
Folder 16
February 14, 1922-March 12, 1922
Folder 17
March 14, 1922-April 3, 1922
Folder 18
April 5, 1922-April 20, 1922
Folder 19
April 21, 1922-May 19, 1922
Folder 20
May 19, 1922-June 25, 1922
Folder 21
[no date] 1922
Folder 22
1923-1924
Box 4, Folder 1
Febuary 21, 1925-March 17, 1925
Folder 2
March 22, 1925-April 8, 1925
Folder 3
April 9, 1925-April 26, 1925
Folder 4
May 22, 1925-July 17, 1925
Folder 5
- [no date] August 2, 1925
Folder 6
1926
Folder 7
1927
Folder 8
1928-1929
Folder 9
1930
Folder 10
January 25, 1931-August 16, 1931
Folder 11
- [no date] August 17, 1931
Folder 12
1932
Folder 13
1933-1935
Folder 14
January 18, 1936-July 13, 1936
Folder 15
July 14, 1936-August 19, 1936
Folder 16
- [no date] August 20, 1936
Folder 17
March 17, 1938-August 13, 1938
Folder 18
- [no date] August 17, 1938
Folder 19
January 26, 1939-June 3, 1939
Folder 20
June 5, 1939-July 15, 1939
Folder 21
July 18, 1939-August 25, 1939
Folder 22
- [no date] September 23, 1939
Folder 23
[no date]
Box 5, Folder 1
[no date]
Folder 2
[no date]
Folder 3
[no date]
Folder 4
[no date]
Folder 5
[no date]
Folder 6
[no date]
Folder 7
[no date]
Folder 8
[no date]
Folder 9
[no date]
Folder 10
[no date]
Folder 11
[no date]
Folder 12
[no date]
Folder 13
[no date]
Folder 14
[no date]
Folder 15
[no date]
Folder 16
[no date]
Folder 17
[no date]
Folder 18
[no date]
Folder 19
[no date]
Folder 20
[no date]
Folder 21
[no date]
Folder 22
Virginia and Charles
1907-1916
Box 6, Folder 1
July 9, 1921-July 30, 1921
Folder 2
August 4, 1921-August 28, 1921
Folder 3
1922
Folder 4
[College days] 1921-1925
Folder 5
1925
Folder 6
1926-1927
Folder 7
1928
Folder 8
[Virginia in China] 1928-1929
Folder 9
1930-1939
Folder 10
1939-1940
Folder 11
1940-1942
Folder 12
February 10, 1943-December 24, 1943
Folder 13
[no date] 1943
Folder 14
January 1, 1944-July 12, 1944
Folder 15
[no date] 1944
Folder 16
1945-1946
Folder 17
1947-1948
Folder 18
June 5, 1950-September 22, 1950
Folder 19
[no date] 1950
Folder 19
1953-1954
Folder 20
[no date post-1940]
Box 7, Folder 1
[no date post-1940]
Folder 2
[no date post-1940]
Folder 3
[no date post-1940]
Folder 4
[no date post-1940]
Folder 5
[no date post-1940]
Folder 6
[no date post-1940]
Folder 7
[no date post-1940]
Folder 8
[no date post-1940]
Folder 9
[no date post-1940]
Folder 10
[no date post-1940]
Folder 11
[no date post-1940]
Folder 12
[no date post-1940]
Folder 13
[no date post-1940]
Folder 14
[no date post-1940]
Folder 15
[no date post-1940]
Folder 16
[no date post-1940]
Folder 17
[no date post-1940]
Folder 18
[no date post-1940]
Folder 19
[no date post-1940]
Folder 20
[no date post-1940]
Folder 21
[no date]
Box 8, Folder 1
[no date]
Folder 2
[no date]
Folder 3
[no date]
Folder 4
[no date]
Folder 5
[no date]
Folder 6
[no date]
Folder 7
[no date]
Folder 8
[no date]
Folder 9
[no date]
Folder 10
[no date]
Folder 11
[no date]
Folder 12
[no date]
Folder 13
[no date]
Folder 14
[no date]
Folder 15
[no date]
Folder 16
[no date]
Folder 17
[no date]
Folder 18
[no date]
Folder 19
[no date]
Folder 20
[no date]
Folder 21
[no date]
Box 9, Folder 1
[no date]
Folder 2
[no date]
Folder 3
[no date]
Folder 4
[no date]
Folder 5
Virginia and Minnie
1917-1919
Folder 6
1921
Folder 7
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 8
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 9
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 10
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 11
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 12
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 13
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 14
[College Days] 1921-1925
Folder 15
- [no date] February 27, 1925
Folder 16
[no date] 1924-1925
Folder 17
1928
Folder 18
1931
Folder 19
- [no date June] June 3, 1932
Folder 20
July 21, 1932-September 29, 1932
Folder 21
- [no date] October 8, 1932
Folder 22
1935
Box 10, Folder 1
April 4, 1937-April 17, 1937
Folder 2
April 19, 1937-May 19, 1937
Folder 3
- [no date] May 22, 1937
Folder 4
1938
Folder 5
[no date]
Folder 6
[no date]
Folder 7
[no date]
Folder 8
Paul and Charles
1899-1901
Folder 9
1902-1903
Folder 10
1905-1906
Folder 11
1911-1914
Folder 12
1916-1918
Folder 13
1921
Folder 14
1922-1923
Folder 15
1924-1925
Folder 16
1926
Folder 17
1927
Folder 18
1928-1929
Folder 19
1930-1931
Folder 20
1932-1934
Folder 21
1936-1937
Box 11, Folder 1
1938-1939
Folder 2
1941-1944
Folder 3
1945-1947
Folder 4
1948-1949
Folder 5
1950-1952
Folder 6
1953-1955
Folder 7
[no date]
Folder 8
[no date]
Folder 9
M.H. Hartigan and Virginia
1925
Folder 10
1926
Folder 11
1927
Folder 12
1928
Folder 13
[no date]
Folder 14
[no date]
Folder 15
[no date]
Folder 16
Donn Michael and Charles
September 3, 1940; [no date]
Folder 17
Donn Michael and Virginia
[no date]
Folder 18
Virginia Brown and Minnie
1918-1919
Folder 19
1920-1924
Folder 20
[no date]
Folder 21
Loré and Minnie
1929-1930
Box 12, Folder 1
1931
Folder 2
1932-1945
Folder 3
Misplaced or Not Addressed
[no date]
Box 4
Miscellaneous Family
1882- 1906
Folder 5
1907
Folder 6
1912-1931
Folder 7
1936-1952
Folder 8
[no date]
Folder 9
Envelopes (additions of September, 2004)
Envelopes addressed to Dr. Charles P. Berkey 1905-1954
Box 12a, Folder 1
Envelopes addressed to Master Paul Ainsworth Berkey 1908-1911
Folder 2
Envelopes addressed to Mrs. Charles P. Berkey 1922-1929
Folder 3
Envelopes addressed to Virginia Berkey 1922-1926
Folder 4
Envelopes addressed to Virginia Berkey Berkey 1927-1928
Folder 5
Envelopes addressed to Mrs. M.H. Hartigan
Folder 6-7
Other envelopes
Folder 8
Biographical materials

This series contains printed biographical information, autobiographical manuscripts, letters of personal commendation, and birthday correspondence. In 1937, on Berkey's 70th birthday, a surprise dinner was held in his honor. Over 300 guests attended it from several countries. This series contains a large number of letters from those who were unable to attend, as well as the invitation, program, and speech transcripts. This series also has the printed obituaries and official memorials dedicated to Berkey. His daughter, Virginia Berkey Hartigan, presumably collected this last part.

1.5 archival boxes, .75 linear feet

Minnesota
Folder 10
Columbia
Folder 11
Autobiographical Notes (1)
Folder 12
Autobiographical Notes (2)
Folder 13
Autobiographical Notes (3)
Folder 14
Miscellaneous Biography
Folder 15
Personal Commendation 1903-1926
Folder 16
Personal Commendation January 7, 1927-March 4, 1927
Folder 17
Personal Commendation March 11, 1927-May 28, 1927
Folder 18
Personal Commendation 1928-1938
Folder 19
Personal Commendation, [no date] 1940-1959
Folder 17
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Box 13, Folder 1
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 2
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 3
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 4
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 5
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 6
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 7
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 8
70th Birthday, Correspondence
Folder 9
70th Birthday, Information
Folder 10
70th Birthday, Clippings
Folder 11
80th Birthday, Correspondence (1)
Folder 12
80th Birthday, Correspondence (2)
Folder 13
80th Birthday, Clippings
Folder 14
Miscellaneous Birthday
Folder 15
Berkey Will Drafts and Revisions
Folder 16
University of Minnesota Reunion Invitations
Folder 17
University of Minnesota Reunion Minutes 1935, 1939, 1940
Folder 18
University of Minnesota Reunion Minutes 1941-1942
Folder 19
University of Minnesota Reunion Minutes 1943-1946
Folder 20
University of Minnesota Reunion Minutes 1947-1949
Folder 21
Berkey Obituaries 1955
Box 14, Folder 1
Berkey Obituary Clippings 1955
Folder 2
Writings/Lectures
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains only a very small portion of Berkey's published works and unpublished manuscripts. There is a listing of his extensive publications in the first folder of the series. Berkey was invited to give a series of lectures for Columbia University in 1914 - 1915 called the Jessup Lectures. Drafts and completed copies of these lectures are contained in this series.

1 archival box

Publication Lists
Folder 3
Manuscript Notes Misc.
Folder 4
Manuscript Notes,"The Engineering Geology of NYC"
Folder 5
Publications (1)
Folder 6
Publications (2)
Folder 7
Jessup Lecture 1914-1915
Folder 8
Lecture Notes (1)
Folder 9
Lecture Notes (2)
Folder 10
Lecture Notes (3)
Folder 11
Lecture Clipplings (1)
Folder 12
Lecture Clippings (2)
Folder 13
Professional Correspondence 1904-1955
Size: 1 linear foot

Berkey maintained a long-standing relationship with his mentor at Columbia University, James Furman Kemp. Their correspondence deals with both professional and personal matters but is kept in this one series for ease of organization. The large amount of miscellaneous correspondence contains letters and telegrams from Berkey's employers and colleagues. This series maintains Berkey's original classification order.

2 archival boxes

Kemp, J.F. 1904-1908
Folder 14
Kemp, J.F. July 1, 1913-August 23, 1913
Folder 15
Kemp, J.F. August 25, 1913-November 3, 1913
Folder 16
Kemp, J.F. 1914-1915
Folder 17
Kemp, J.F. 1916
Folder 18
Kemp, J.F. 1917
Folder 19
Kemp, J.F. 1918-1951
Folder 20
Kemp. J.F. , no date
Folder 21
Columbia Univeristy 1904-1916
Box 15, Folder 1
Columbia University 1921-1935
Folder 2
Columbia University 1938-1942
Folder 3
Colorado River Board 1928-1932
Folder 4
Colorado River Board 1933-1934
Folder 5
Colorado River Board, no date
Folder 6
Miscellaneous 1899-1908
Folder 7
Miscellaneous 1912-1924
Folder 8
Miscellaneous 1925
Folder 9
Miscellaneous 1926-1943
Folder 10
Miscellaneous March 31, 1944-April 7, 1944
Folder 11
Miscellaneous April 10, 1944-May 4, 1944
Folder 12
Miscellaneous 1945
Folder 13
Miscellaneous 1946
Folder 14
Miscellaneous 1947
Folder 15
Miscellaneous January 8, 1948-February 24, 1948
Folder 16
Miscellaneous March 25, 1948-December 30, 1948
Folder 17
Miscellaneous 1949
Folder 18
Miscellaneous 1950
Folder 19
Miscellaneous 1952-1955
Folder 20
Miscellaneous, no date
Folder 21
Projects
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series consists primarily of newspaper clippings from Berkey's many projects throughout the United States. Also contained in this series is the extensive record of Berkey's trip to Mongolia in 1925. The expedition was followed closely by the United States press and Berkey gave lectures and interviews on this event for many years.

.5 archival box

Mongolia documents
Box 16, Folder 1
Mongolia Clippings (1)
Folder 2
Mongolia Clippings (2)
Folder 3
Mongolia Clippings (3)
Folder 4
Mongolia Clippings (4)
Folder 5
Mongolia Clippings (5)
Folder 6
Miscellaneous Clippings (1)
Folder 7
Miscellaneous Clippings (2)
Folder 8
Miscellaneous Clippings (3)
Folder 9
Miscellaneous Clippings (4)
Folder 10
Miscellaneous Clippings (5)
Folder 11
Miscellaneous Clippings (6)
Folder 12
Awards 1929-1954
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Berkey was the recipient of numerous awards, medals, and honorary degrees. This series contains newspaper announcements, congratulatory correspondence, and official invitations and programs of the ceremonies. It is organized according to the date of the award.

1 archival box

Columbia DSc 1929
Folder 13
Minnesota DSc 1940, Correspondence
Folder 14
Minnesota DSc 1940, Documentation
Folder 15
Minnesota DSc 1940, Clippings
Folder 16
American Society of Civil Engineering Honorary Membership 1941, Official Correspondence
Folder 17
American Society of Civil Engineering Honorary Membership 1941, Personal Correspondence
Folder 18
American Society of Civil Engineering Honorary Membership 1941, Documentation
Folder 19
Kemp Medal, Documentation
Box 17, Folder 1
Kemp Medal, Correspondence October 5, 1948-October 24, 1948
Folder 2
Kemp Medal, Correspondence October 25, 1948
Folder 3
Kemp Medal, Correspondence October 26, 1948
Folder 4
Kemp Medal, Correspondence October 27, 1948-October 31, 1948
Folder 5
Kemp Medal, Correspondence November 1, 1948-November 29, 1948
Folder 6
Kemp Medal, Correspondence December 7, 1948-January 29, 1949
Folder 7
Kemp Medal, Correspondence, no date
Folder 8
Kemp Medal, Clippings
Folder 9
Berkey Volume, Correspondence 1951
Folder 10
Berkey Volume, Correspondence 1951-1954
Folder 11
Personal Commendation
Folder 12
Miscellaneous Professional 1894-1948
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains the mundane official documentation of Berkey's professional career. It contains his handwritten (and undated for the most part) itineraries that he left for his family, as well as legal documents. The contracts, licenses, and invoices necessary for a professional career are contained in this series. The last folder in this series contains two of Berkey's geological journals in which he kept notes of the projects for which he consulted from 1945 - 1948. They contain minutes of meetings, random observations, and topographical sketches.

1 archival box

References 1894
Folder 14
Itineraries
Folder 15
Licenses
Folder 16
Contracts
Folder 17
Invoices 1923-1946
Folder 18
Invoices 1947-1948
Folder 19
Invoices 1949-1951
Folder 20
Taxes 1926-1935
Folder 21
Invoices 1936-1946
Folder 22
Certificates 1900-1924
Box 18, Folder 1
Invoices 1929
Folder 2
Associations
Folder 3
Memorials (non-Berkey)
Folder 4
Geological Journals 1945-1948
Folder 5
Family
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This small series contains clippings and official letters that pertain to Berkey's wife, children, and grandchildren. Minnie Berkey, the wife of Charles, left a sizable donation to the New Jersey College for Women (now a part of Rutgers University) in her will. This series has the correspondence between the College and Charles on the disposition of the funds. The last two folders of this series are long manuscripts in the form of family letters. Charles and Minnie traveled through Europe in 1929 and maintained a running diary complete with photographs. One manuscript treats the journey as a whole, while the other focuses on a tour of World War I battlefields of northern France. Their son, Paul, fought in the war as an artillery officer and the parents traced the movements of his company through his wartime letters.

.5 archival box

Minnie, Letters of Consolation
Folder 6
Minnie, New Jersey College for Women
Folder 7
Minnie, Miscellaneous
Folder 8
Virginia, Miscellaneous
Folder 9
Virginia, Clippings
Folder 10
Paul
Folder 11
Hartigan, M.H.
Folder 12
Mike
Folder 13
Miscellaneous
Folder 14
Family Letter,"A Day on the Battlefields of France"
Folder 15
Family Letter,"A Holiday in Europe"
Folder 15
Genealogy
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Berkey toiled on the genealogy of the Berkey Family all his life. This series contains folders of various branches of the family and correspondence between Berkey and distant relatives. The largest amount of information describes the Studebaker-Stutsman line, of which Berkey's mother was a part. The Studebaker family maintained correspondence with Berkey's daughter, Virginia, after his death in 1955. This series maintains Berkey's original classification scheme.

1 archival box

Berkey (1)
Box 19, Folder 1
Berkey (2)
Folder 2
Berkey (3)
Folder 3
Berkey (4)
Folder 4
Captain Peter Berkey
Folder 5
Jacob Berkey
Folder 6
Hazel Berkey
Folder 7
Berkeys West of Goshen
Folder 8
Salem IN, Berkeys
Folder 9
Peter Berkey
Folder 10
Studebaker-Stutsman (1)
Folder 11
Studebaker-Stutsman (2)
Folder 12
Studebaker-Stutsman (3)
Folder 13
Studebaker-Stutsman (4)
Folder 14
Studebaker-Stutsman (5)
Folder 15
Studebaker-Stutsman (6)
Folder 16
Henry Clay Dewey
Folder 17
Riley
Folder 18
Bonner
Folder 19
Miscellaneous
Folder 20
Photographs
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series is split into three sections: Berkey, professional, and family. All photos that depict Berket are in the first section, while those that only treat the projects on which he worked are in the second. The family section contains several photos of unknown personages assumed to be related to Berkey.

.5 archival boxes

Berkey (1)
Box 20, Folder 1
Berkey (2)
Folder 2
Berkey (3)
Folder 3
Professional
Folder 4
Family
Folder 5
Miscellaneous
Size: 0.25 linear feet

This series contains only two items. The first is an original invitation to the coronation of Edward VII of England in 1903. It is unknown, and considered unlikely, that Berkey attended the coronation. The invitation is unaddressed. The second item is an unsigned engraving of an unknown building, possibly on Columbia's campus.

.5 archival boxes

Edward VII Coronation Invitation
Folder 6
Engraving [Columbia?]
Folder 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles P. Berkey Papers, MC 00275, 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.