Arthur Ralph Cogswell Papers 1966-2006

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Cogswell, Arthur R. (Arthur Ralph)
Size
3.3 linear feet (6 document cases, 1 flat folder)
Call number
MC 00399

The Arthur Ralph Cogswell Papers, 1966-2006, document the professional activities of Cogswell and his architectural firm. The collection is arranged into the following series: project files, office records, personal papers, and electronic media. The project files primarily contain photographic prints, negatives, or slides of individual projects, as well as reduced plans. The office records contain client lists, clippings, marketing materials, personnel materials, and photographs. The personal papers contain materials relating to the Cogswell Family Association, Inc., a non-profit genealogical organization. The electronic media series contains compact discs with digital photographs of various projects.

Arthur Cogswell was born on October 29, 1930, in Jacksonville, Florida. He received a B.A. in drama from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1953 and B.Arch. from North Carolina State College in 1959. He began his architecture practice in 1962, and in 1967 formed a partnership with Werner Hausler. The Chapel Hill firm received many awards for groundbreaking modernist designs, and Cogswell was known for his modern houses. In 1974 he was named a Fellow of the America Institute of Architects, and at the time he was the youngest architect to have received that honor. Cogswell died on September 29, 2010.

Biographical/historical note

Arthur Cogswell was born on October 29, 1930, in Jacksonville, Florida. He received a B.A. in drama from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1953 and B.Arch. from North Carolina State College in 1959. He began his architecture practice in 1962, and in 1967 formed a partnership with Werner Hausler. The Chapel Hill firm received many awards for groundbreaking modernist designs, and Cogswell was known for his modern houses. In 1974 he was named a Fellow of the America Institute of Architects, and at the time he was the youngest architect to have received that honor. Cogswell died on September 29, 2010.

Scope/content

The Arthur Ralph Cogswell Papers, 1966-2006, document the professional activities of Cogswell and his architectural firm. The collection is arranged into the following series: project files, office records, personal papers, and electronic media. The project files primarily contain photographic prints, negatives, or slides of individual projects, as well as reduced plans. The office records contain client lists, clippings, marketing materials, personnel materials, and photographs. The personal papers contain materials relating to the Cogswell Family Association, Inc., a non-profit genealogical organization. The electronic media series contains compact discs with digital photographs of various projects.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following four series:

  • Project Files
  • Office Records
  • Personal Papers
  • Electronic Media

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], Arthur Ralph Cogswell Papers, MC 00399, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Donated by Marian Cogswell, October 2010 (Accession no. 2010.0184)

Processing information

Processed by Aaron Cusick; machine-readable finding aid created by Aaron Cusick, May 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 four principal series:

Project Files 1966-2002 (MC 00399 Series 1)

The project files primarily contain photographic prints, negatives, or slides of individual projects, as well as reduced plans.

Back residence
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 1
Bespak, Inc.
Box 1, Folder 2
Big Valley 1974
Box 1, Folder 3
Blair residence 1966
Siler City (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 4
Blythe residence
Box 1, Folder 5
Bolin Creek Center Kron Building
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 6
Carolina Friends School
Box 1, Folder 7
Cedar Ridge model
Box 1, Folder 8
Chancellor Square (1 of 2) 1983-1985
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 9
Chancellor Square (2 of 2) 1983-1985
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 10
Chapel Hill Bus Maintenace Garage 1981
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 11
Chapel Hill High School
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 12
Clarendon house
Fayetteville (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 13
Coastal Group Inc. Corporate Headquarters Building
Box 1, Folder 14
Cogswell residence
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 1, Folder 15
Community Church
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 1
Downsized condominium units feasibility study
Box 2, Folder 2
Duke University campus housing
Durham (N.C.)
Flat folder 1
Duke University Faculty Club
Durham (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 3
Elm Green Apartments
Newport (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 4
Emmanuel's Place
Statesville (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 5
Eno Mountain Recreation Center
Box 2, Folder 6
Fire Station 3 1969
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 7
Flint Ridge Apartments 1992
Hillsborough (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 8
Gateway Apartments
Hillsborough (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 9
Highrise Condominiums Beijing and Shanghai 1987
Box 2, Folder 10
Hill house
Box 2, Folder 11
Hillsborough Business Center 1986
Hillsborough (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 12
Hollis residence
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 13
Hollow Rock Tennis Club
Box 2, Folder 14
Kiffney residence
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 15
Koch residence (1 of 2)
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 16
Koch residence (2 of 2)
Flat folder 1
Landmark Apartments
Walnut Cove (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 17
Matthews residence
Box 2, Folder 18
Mercy Place Belmont
Belmont (N.C.)
Box 2, Folder 19
Meredith Guest House
Box 2, Folder 20
Miscellaneous projects
Box 2, Folder 21
Murchison HUD
Box 3, Folder 1
Narrows Inn
Elizabeth City (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 2
New Sunrise
Box 3, Folder 3
North Carolina Microelectronics Center Tower 1983
Box 3, Folder 4
North Carolina Pottery Museum (1 of 2) 1992
Seagrove (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 5
North Carolina Pottery Museum (2 of 2) 1992
Seagrove (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 6
Office building
Durham (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 7
Office building
Tampa (Fla.)
Box 3, Folder 8
OMNI Medical Office Center
Raleigh (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 9
Orchard View Apartments
Franklinton (N.C.); Franklin (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 10
Park Place West 1983-1986
Research Triangle Park (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 11
Philios "Philas" 1968
Box 3, Folder 12
Phoenix Park
Jacksonville (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 13
Pungo Village
Belhaven (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 14
Renaissance Place
Box 3, Folder 15
Richlands
Raleigh (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 16
Ridgefield Apartments
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 17
Ronald McDonald House 1986
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 18
Saint Barnabas Church
Murfreesboro (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 19
Shell Oil Company
Box 3, Folder 20
Shopping center
Jacksonville (Fla.)
Box 3, Folder 21
Siemens Allis Manufacturing Facility
Wendell (N.C.)
Box 3, Folder 22
Strawvalley
Box 3, Folder 23
Sunstone Apartments
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 1
Taylor residence
Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
Box 4, Folder 2
Thrasher residence
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 3
Totsland Preschool 2002
Belhaven (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 4
Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility 1985
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 5
UCC Apartments for the elderly
Carrboro (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 6
Unidentified floor plans, elevations, site plan
Flat folder 1
Unidentified photographs (1 of 3)
Box 4, Folder 7
Unidentified photographs (2 of 3)
Box 4, Folder 8
Unidentified photographs (3 of 3)
Box 4, Folder 9
Villages of Rock Creek
Guilford County (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 10
Waldron Townhomes
Box 4, Folder 11
Williamstown Multifamily Housing
Williamston (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 12
Voitle-Haycox 1968
Box 4, Folder 13
Waters Edge Office Park
Raleigh (N.C.)
Box 4, Folder 14
Office Records 1971-2006 (MC 00399 Series 2)

The office records contain client lists, clippings, marketing materials, personnel materials, and photographs.

Archive
Box 4, Folder 15
Awards 1981-2002
Box 4, Folder 16
Batchelor (Peter)
Box 5, Folder 9
Brochure papers
Box 4, Folder 17
Client letters 2002
Box 4, Folder 18
Client list
Box 4, Folder 19
Clippings
Box 5, Folder 1
Dead of Easement
Box 5, Folder 2
Introduction letter
Box 5, Folder 3
Marketing material (1 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 4
Marketing material (2 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 5
Miscellaneous documents
Box 5, Folder 6
MFH Brochure 2002
Box 5, Folder 7
Publications 1971-2006
Box 5, Folder 8
References
Box 5, Folder 10
Resumes
Box 5, Folder 11
Theatre Consultant Group
Box 5, Folder 12
Unidentified photographs (1 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 13
Unidentified photographs (2 of 2)
Box 6, Folder 1
Unidentified sketches
Box 6, Folder 2
Unidentified sketches
Flat folder 1
Isaac Taylor Residence architectural plans, Chilmark, Mass. (2 sheets, includes shed and well house; built) 1970
Flat folder 2
Personal Papers 1989-1995 (MC 00399 Series 3)

The personal papers contain materials relating to the Cogswell Family Association, Inc., a non-profit genealogical organization.

Cogswell Family Association, Inc. 1989-1995
Box 6, Folder 3
Electronic Media 2002-2005 (MC 00399 Series 4)

The electronic media series contains compact discs with digital photographs of various projects.

Cogswell Houses

Researchers may request copies of digital files. The Special Collections Research Center cannot guarantee that all files will open and will not in all cases have software available to read files.

Box 6, Folder 4
Cousin

Researchers may request copies of digital files. The Special Collections Research Center cannot guarantee that all files will open and will not in all cases have software available to read files.

Box 6, Folder 4
Mercy Place Apartments 2005

Researchers may request copies of digital files. The Special Collections Research Center cannot guarantee that all files will open and will not in all cases have software available to read files.

Belmont (N.C.)
Box 6, Folder 4
Mercy Place Belmont rendering 2002

Researchers may request copies of digital files. The Special Collections Research Center cannot guarantee that all files will open and will not in all cases have software available to read files.

Belmont (N.C.)
Box 6, Folder 4

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to digital files may require additional advanced notice.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur Ralph Cogswell Papers, MC 00399, 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.