Holloway-Reeves Records 1933-1996

Creators
Holloway, John Stephen, 1923-2005; Holloway-Reeves
Size
147.5 linear feet (660 tubes, 28 archival boxes, 2 legal boxes)
Call number
MC 00172

The Holloway–Reeves Records contain more than 2,000 drawings and plans which document the breadth of the firm’s professional activities. Drawings include floor plans, elevations, and details for a variety of projects, such as houses, schools, university classroom and research facilities, dormitories, churches, correctional facilities, hospitals, churches, and office buildings primarily located in North Carolina. Most materials date from 1947 to 1987. Earlier drawings, dating from 1934, by other architects are also included. Project files primarily focus on the most prominent buildings the firm designed including the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina State Legislative Building, and North Carolina State University’s Harrelson Hall.

Holloway-Reeves was an architectural firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The partners, John S. Holloway (1923-2005) and Ralph "Bernie" Reeves, Jr. (1920-1984), both studied architecture at North Carolina State College. The firm began in 1948 with William Weber as the third partner. In 1951 the firm was established as Holloway-Reeves. It eventually became one of the largest architectural firms in North Carolina. Projects included numerous school, university, and state government buildings, as well as churches, residences, camps, and hospitals. Collaborations with New York architect Edward Durell Stone resulted in designs for the North Carolina State Legislative Building and the North Carolina Museum of Art. The firm also worked with Edward “Terry” Waugh to design North Carolina State University’s Harrelson Hall, the first circular classroom structure ever built on a university campus. John Holloway retired in 1986. Since 1990, the firm has operated under the name H. R. Associates, PA.

Biographical/historical note

Holloway-Reeves was an architectural firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The partners, John S. Holloway (1923-2005) and Ralph "Bernie" Reeves, Jr. (1920-1984), both studied architecture at North Carolina State College. The firm began in 1948 with William Weber as the third partner. In 1951 the firm was established as Holloway-Reeves. It eventually became one of the largest architectural firms in North Carolina. Projects included numerous school, university, and state government buildings, as well as churches, residences, camps, and hospitals. Collaborations with New York architect Edward Durell Stone resulted in designs for the North Carolina State Legislative Building and the North Carolina Museum of Art. The firm also worked with Edward “Terry” Waugh to design North Carolina State University’s Harrelson Hall, the first circular classroom structure ever built on a university campus. John Holloway retired in 1986. Since 1990, the firm has operated under the name H. R. Associates, PA.

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Scope/content

The Holloway–Reeves Records contain more than 2,000 drawings and plans which document the breadth of the firm’s professional activities. Drawings include floor plans, elevations, and details for a variety of projects, such as houses, schools, university classroom and research facilities, dormitories, churches, correctional facilities, hospitals, churches, and office buildings primarily located in North Carolina. Most materials date from 1947 to 1987. Earlier drawings, dating from 1934, by other architects are also included. Project files primarily focus on the most prominent buildings the firm designed including the North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina State Legislative Building, and North Carolina State University’s Harrelson Hall.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series:

  • Project Files
  • 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Holloway-Reeves Records, MC 00172, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Bernie Reeves, 2008 (Accession 2008-0274)

Processing information

Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, Danica Cullinan, Edric Jazmin; machine-readable finding aid created by: Todd Kosmerick and Aaron Cusick; 2009 April, August 2011.

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 two principal series:

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Holloway-Reeves Records, MC 00172, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.