Creator
Cox, Joe, 1915-1997
Size
10.3 linear feet (11 boxes, 2 legal boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 oversized flat box, 1 flat folder)
Call number
MC 00406

The Joe Cox Papers contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper and other materials documenting the life of Joe Cox, an artist and professor for the North Carolina State University School of Design. The collection also includes slides of his artistic works, sketches spanning his entire creative lifetime, and some materials relating to his service in the United States Air Force during the second World War.

Joseph H. Cox (1915-1997) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and studied art at the John Herron Art School and the University of Iowa. Cox began exhibiting early in his career with entries in the 1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition in San Francisco and the 1941 Carnegie International exhibition. He also created murals in two United States Post Offices, and received funding through the New Deal. He taught art at universities in Iowa, Florida, and Tennessee, but most of his career was spent at North Carolina State University. He became one of North Carolina’s leading artists and art educators. In the 1950s, Joe and Betsy Cox discovered the town of Oriental, North Carolina, and a passion for sailing. He was one of the founding members of the Neuse Sailing Association, named after the Neuse River which Oriental, North Carolina, sits on the banks of. Paintings and murals by Joe Cox are found in the collections of numerous museums and corporate offices throughout the United States. His images are primarily urban landscapes, and he worked in oils, watercolors and acrylics.

Biographical/historical note

Joseph H. Cox (1915-1997) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and studied art at the John Herron Art School and the University of Iowa. Cox began exhibiting early in his career with entries in the 1939 Golden Gate International Exhibition in San Francisco and the 1941 Carnegie International exhibition. He also created murals in two United States Post Offices, and received funding through the New Deal. He taught art at universities in Iowa, Florida, and Tennessee, but most of his career was spent at North Carolina State University. He became one of North Carolina’s leading artists and art educators. In the 1950s, Joe and Betsy Cox discovered the town of Oriental, North Carolina, and a passion for sailing. He was one of the founding members of the Neuse Sailing Association, named after the Neuse River which Oriental, North Carolina, sits on the banks of. Paintings and murals by Joe Cox are found in the collections of numerous museums and corporate offices throughout the United States. His images are primarily urban landscapes, and he worked in oils, watercolors and acrylics.

Scope/content

The Joseph H. Cox Papers contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper and other materials documenting the life of Joe Cox, an artist and professor for the North Carolina State University School of Design. The collection also includes slides of his artistic works, sketches spanning his entire creative lifetime, and some materials relating to his service in the United States Air Force during the second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into 3 series: Series 01. Personal Papers, Publicity, and Project Files; Series 02. Photographs and Slides; Series 03. Unpublished Materials.

  • 1, General Information, 1937-1994
  • 2, Photographs and Slides, 1938-1991
  • 3, Unpublished Materials, 1931-1995

Access to the collection

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 will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NC State University Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NC State University 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], Joe Cox Papers, MC 00406, Special Collections Research Center, NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC.

Source of acquisition

Gift of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History and Joseph H. Cox and family through Wayne Taylor and The Friends of Joe Cox (Accession 2011.0065)

Processing information

Processed by: Processed by: Judy Allen Dodson, 2011; machine-readable finding aid by: Judy Allen Dodson and Todd Kosmerick, 2011-2014. Additional processing and updated finding aid created by Bennett Chapman, May 2017.

Personal Papers, Publicity and Project Files 1937-1994 (1)

The first series consists of various written materials. It is divided into three subseries, Personal Papers, Publicity, and Project Files. The first subseries contains only a few folders relating to correspondence, and some notes written by Joseph Cox. The second subseries is mostly newspaper articles, and scans of newspaper articles. The final subseries contains materials created by Joe Cox during the course of projects, as well as materials pertaining to projects that involved him, however it also contains copies of the magazine The Ford Times, which Joseph Cox contributed to.

Materials are arranged in alphabetical order within subseries; physical material remain in the sequential order in which they were received. One exception is legal sized material, which has been placed in legalbox 2.

Personal Papers 1951-1992 (1-1)
Biographical information 1970-1991
Box 1, Folder 1
Blank letterhead from "North Carolina State College Raleigh, N.C. School of Design Department of Architecture" undated
Box 16, Folder 2
Correspondence 1951-1992
Box 1, Folder 3
Duplicates of promotional material and articles 1991
Box 17, Folder 9
Financial statements 1960-1990
Legal box 2, Folder 1
Handwritten notes on murals undated
Box 16, Folder 7
1982 Michelob Cup Sailing Regatta, Finish Sequence Sheet and a map of Pamlico County 1982
Box 16, Folder 8
Publicity 1952-1994 (1-2)
American Artist and newspaper articles 1972-1992
Legal box 2, Folder 7
Exhibitions 1955-1960
Box 1, Folder 8
Galleries and exhibitions 1961-1991
Box 3, Folder 1
Joe Cox exhibition 1992
Box 3, Folder 3
Mailing lists 1955-1960
Box 1, Folder 9
News and Observer article, "Paint and Counterpaint," and copy 1991
Box 1, Folder 7
News releases relating to the Painting of the Year competition 1955
Box 16, Folder 5
Newspaper articles 1953-1964
Box 17, Folder 8
Newspaper articles originals 1955-1958
Box 17, Folder 7
Newspaper clippings copies 1952-1994
Box 1, Folder 6
Newspaper clippings and scans of sketches 1957-1992
Box 16, Folder 9
2 copies of a-pac-o lion newsletter with articles on the Painting of the Year Competition and Joe Cox September 1955
Box 16, Folder 4
Painting Records 1985-1987
Box 1, Folder 10
Press Releases 1955-1988
Box 1, Folder 4
Publicity (1 of 2) 1962-1984
Legal box 2, Folder 2
Publicity (2 of 2) 1953-1963
Box 1, Folder 5
2 Promotional Postcards for NCSU Center Stage 1986-87 Season undated
Box 16, Folder 6
Raleigh A Guide to North Carolina's Capital 1975
Box 3, Folder 2
Scans of Newspaper Articles 1955-1993
Legal box 2, Folder 3
Scans of Newspaper Clippings 1961-1988
Box 16, Folder 10
Scans of Newspaper Articles About Joseph Cox (1 of 2) 1953-1989
Box 17, Folder 1
Scans of Newspaper Articles About Joseph Cox (2 of 2) 1953-1989
Box 17, Folder 2
Project Files 1950-1994 (1-3)
2 copies of "Painting of the Year" program 1955
Box 16, Folder 3
Copies of sketch of Joseph Cox, various sizes undated
Box 17, Folder 3
Ginger Anderson, 3.5" Floppy Disk 1992 (2011.0065)
Size: 1 3.5" floppy disk; 2 Files; 6 Kilobytes

Digital copy exists. Pending staff review and approval, access will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access may be restricted.

File count is approximate and may exclude system files, deleted files, and duplicates that may have been created during processing.

Box 16, Folder 11
Joe Cox in Word for Windows 6.0, 3.5" Floppy Disk undated (2011.0065)
Size: 1 3.5" floppy disk; 7 Files; 215 Kilobytes

Digital copy exists. Pending staff review and approval, access will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access may be restricted.

File count is approximate and may exclude system files, deleted files, and duplicates that may have been created during processing.

Box 16, Folder 11
Exhibition cover and invoice from printing company for book 1995
Legal box 2, Folder 4
Ford Times magazines 1955-1972
Box 10, Folder 18
Ford Times manuscripts for painting 1950-1954
Box 3, Folder 9
Ford Times and other magazines 1955-1972
Box 3, Folder 8
Joe Cox research notes 1992
Box 17, Folder 4
Light mural information - color filtering - lights etc. S.N.B. 1982
Box 3, Folder 5
Light mural information - circuit sketches undated
Box 3, Folder 6
Light mural information - electronic data, murals, etc. 1982-1986
Box 3, Folder 7
North Carolina Community Foundation 1994
Box 17, Folder 5
The Philip Morris Mural 1980
Box 3, Folder 4
"Profiles: North Carolina State University Alumni Distinguished Professors" booklet undated
Box 16, Folder 1
Various materials 1953-1983
Box 3, Folder 10
Various materials from the State Archives undated
Legal box 2, Folder 6
2 VHS tapes "Excerpt from 'The Glorious 4th' WUNC 4th Anniversary Program, Lecture/Demonstration by Prof. Joseph Cox" undated
Legal box 2, Folder 8
Photographs and Slides 1938-1991 (2)

The first subseries contains slides of Joseph Cox’s paintings and murals. The second contains photographs of his artistic works. And the final subseries, as its title would suggest, contains personal photographs.

This series is arranged by format.

Slides 1947-1990 (2-1)
1980 Retrospective 1947-1982
Flat box 15, Slide box 1
Corner Paintings 1981-1983
Flat box 15, Slide box 1
Perspective Paintings undated
Flat box 15, Slide box 1
SAS Mural 1983
Flat box 15, Slide box 1
Joe's Preferred Paintings - Joe's "Select" 1961-1986
Flat box 15, Slide box 1
Murals 1960-1977
Flat box 15, Slide box 2
Slides 1950s
Flat box 15, Slide box 2
Slides 1958
Flat box 15, Slide box 2
Slides 1955?
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
Ford [magazine] undated
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
Figurative Series 1961
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1960 Paintings 1960
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1961 Paintings 1961
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1962 Paintings 1962
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1964 Paintings 1964
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1965 Paintings 1965-1966
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1967 Paintings 1967
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1969 Paintings 1969
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1970 Paintings 1970
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1971 Paintings 1971
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1973 Paintings 1973
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1974 Paintings 1974
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1975 Paintings 1975
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1977 Paintings 1977-1978
Flat box 15, Slide box 3
1980 Paintings 1980
Flat box 15, Slide box 4
1981 Paintings 1981
Flat box 15, Slide box 4
1982 Paintings 1982-1983
Flat box 15, Slide box 4
1985 Paintings 1985
Flat box 15, Slide box 4
1986 Paintings 1986
Flat box 15, Slide box 4
1988 Paintings 1988
Flat box 15, Slide box 4
1990 Show 1990
Flat box 15, Slide box 4
Professional Photographs 1943-1991 (2-2)
Coastal Clutter 1983
Box 3, Folder 11
Beach Houses 1976
Box 3, Folder 12
Man Squatting 1956
Box 3, Folder 13
Unlabeled undated
Box 3, Folder 14
Beach House 1982
Box 3, Folder 15
Untitled 1991
Box 3, Folder 16
Unlabeled undated
Box 3, Folder 17
Procession #1 1956
Box 3, Folder 19
Procession #2 1957
Box 3, Folder 18
Boat Dock 1959
Box 3, Folder 20
The Priest 1947
Box 3, Folder 21
Blue Boy 1947
Box 3, Folder 22
Untitled 1966
Box 3, Folder 23
Faulk Bottles #2 (Study in Cadmium) 1958
Box 3, Folder 24
Where Land and Water Meet 1969
Box 4, Folder 1
Blue Space #2 1964
Box 4, Folder 2
Black Table 1961
Box 4, Folder 3
Dark Dock 1985
Box 4, Folder 4
Four Places Four 1975
Box 4, Folder 5
Cubed at Eye Level 1984
Box 4, Folder 6
Strange Structure 1991
Box 4, Folder 7
Thoroughway 1991
Box 4, Folder 8
Mountain Series II 1990
Box 4, Folder 9
Mountain Series V 1990
Box 4, Folder 10
Mountain Series VI 1991
Box 4, Folder 11
Mountain Series IV 1990
Box 4, Folder 12
Mountain Series I 1990
Box 4, Folder 13
Edifice Complex 1984
Box 4, Folder 14
Outer Banks #1 1985
Box 4, Folder 15
Man in Shadow 1984
Box 4, Folder 16
Color Field 1964
Box 4, Folder 17
Oriental 1965
Box 4, Folder 18
Arches on Strathmore 1986
Box 4, Folder 19
Mirror Image 1986
Box 4, Folder 20
Red Sky Waterfront 1983
Box 4, Folder 21
Mountain Series III 1990
Box 4, Folder 22
Mirror Images 1986
Box 4, Folder 23
In The Pink 1976
Box 4, Folder 24
Burnout 1987
Box 4, Folder 25
Down Under I 1989
Box 4, Folder 26
Snow Trees 1989
Box 4, Folder 27
Unlabeled undated
Box 4, Folder 28
Unlabeled undated
Box 4, Folder 29
Unlabeled undated
Box 4, Folder 30
Unlabeled undated
Box 4, Folder 31
Unlabeled undated
Box 4, Folder 32
The Bridge 1955
Box 4, Folder 33
Somewhere Between Here and Blacksburg, Virginia 1982
Box 4, Folder 34
Sea Wall 1986
Box 4, Folder 35
Cityscape in Blue 1986
Box 4, Folder 36
1-10 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 1
11-20 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 2
21-30 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 3
31-42 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 4
1-10 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 5
11-20 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 6
21-31 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 5, Folder 7
Farmyard circa 1947
Box 9, Folder 16
Tasco 1954
Box 9, Folder 17
Untitled 1940s?
Box 9, Folder 18
Still Life with Foot 1946(?)
Box 9, Folder 19
Nude 1949
Box 9, Folder 20
Whistle Stop 1943-1945
Box 9, Folder 21
Street Fight - Pensacola 1943
Box 9, Folder 22
Untitled 1962
Box 9, Folder 23
Procession I 1956
Box 9, Folder 24
Men and Nets 1955
Box 9, Folder 25
Untitled 1959
Box 9, Folder 26
Waterfront - Pastel/acrylic 1953
Box 9, Folder 27
Waterfront - pencil/paper 1953
Box 9, Folder 28
Fault Forms 1965
Box 9, Folder 29
Ediface Complex - Acrylic/Canvas 1984
Box 9, Folder 30
Still Life 1956
Box 9, Folder 31
Farenheit 98° - acrylic 1980s
Box 9, Folder 32
Beach Houses 1956
Box 9, Folder 33
Abstraction - acrylic/canvas 1956-1957
Box 9, Folder 34
Draw Bridge 1956
Box 9, Folder 35
(Figures Dancing) Industrial Forms 1956
Box 9, Folder 36
Abstraction 1957
Box 9, Folder 37
Still Life with Bottles - acrylic/canvas (shading is not good) 1955-1956
Box 9, Folder 38
House at Trailwood 1956
Box 9, Folder 40
Betsy Cox at The house on Trailwood 1957
Box 10, Folder 1
Aerial Photo of Pensacola Beach (Joe is flying) 1946
Box 10, Folder 2
Aerial Photo of Gulf Coast (Joe is flying) 1946
Box 10, Folder 3
Oriental N.C. Joe and Bets 1982-1983
Box 10, Folder 4
Parabolic Parabaloid - Sculpture by Roy Gussow of School of Design 1958
Box 10, Folder 5
TVA Mural - Ft. Laudan Receiving Room 1946-1948
Box 10, Folder 6
Johnny McCatter, Betsy Cox, Joe Cox undated
Box 10, Folder 7
Personal Photographs 1938-1990 (2-3)
Loose photographs undated
Box 17, Folder 6
1 Joe and Betsy Cox at reception for friends 1979
Box 5, Folder 8
2 Joe Cox undated
Box 5, Folder 9
3 Graduation John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis Indiana 1938
Box 5, Folder 10
4 Professor of Art, U. of Tennessee 1948
Box 5, Folder 11
5 Professor of Art, U. of Tennessee 1948
Box 5, Folder 11
6 Professor of Art, U. of Tennessee 1948
Box 5, Folder 11
7 Southern National Bank Mural, Lumberton, NC 1966
Box 5, Folder 12
8 Southern National Bank Mural, Lumberton, NC 1966
Box 5, Folder 12
9 Joe and Betsy Cox with Betsy Brennan at Art Placement Gallery 1986
Box 5, Folder 13
10 Joe Cox exhibition at Art Placement Gallery 1986
Box 5, Folder 14
11 Joe Cox exhibition at Art Placement Gallery 1986
Box 5, Folder 14
12 Joe Cox exhibition at Art Placement Gallery: Joe Muran and Eileen Ewing (Joe Cox's sister) 1986
Box 5, Folder 15
13 Joe Cox graduation from Iowa University with Master's Degree 1941
Box 5, Folder 16
14 Navy Ensign Joe Cox in his parents' backyard in Indianapolis 1942
Box 5, Folder 17
15 Joe Cox exhibition for Ford Times circa 1950s
Box 5, Folder 18
16 Joe Cox exhibition for Ford Times circa 1950s
Box 5, Folder 18
17 Betsy Cox playing dulcimer; Joe Cox playing the lumberjack undated
Box 5, Folder 19
18 Joe and Betsy Cox with Iola Moore at the Cox home on Trailwood Drive. Betsy is playing the dulcimer and Joe the lumberjack undated
Box 5, Folder 20
19 Joe and Betsy Cox with Taupe at home on Trailwood Drive 1966
Box 6, Folder 1
20 Joe and Betsy Cox with Martha Blue Hooks. Flower arrangement by Martha Hooks for Exhibit at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C. Sept. 1986
Box 6, Folder 2
21 Joe and Betsy Cox with Bill Hooks undated
Box 6, Folder 3
22 Joe and Betsy Cox at Martha Blue and Bill Hooks farm at Mason's Cross, NC Sept. 1986
Box 6, Folder 4
23 Joe and Betsy Cox at NC State 1951
Box 6, Folder 5
24 Joe Cox and Dean McKenny at NC State Reception for retiring Dean Henry Kamphoefner undated
Box 6, Folder 6
25 Joe and Betsy Cox with Dean and Mrs. Henry Kamphoefner at the Dean's retirement from NC State undated
Box 6, Folder 7
26 Joe and Betsy Cox at Dean Henry Kamphoefner's retirement at NC State undated
Box 6, Folder 8
27 "Tumble Inn" the Old Oriental Home (Summer Home) of Fran and Pretlow Winborne circa 1960s
Box 6, Folder 9
28 Joe and Betsy sailing the Sprite at Oriental circa 1965
Box 6, Folder 10
29 Joe and Betsy sailing the Sprite at Oriental circa 1965
Box 6, Folder 10
30 Joe Cox on the Sprite at Oriental circa 1965
Box 6, Folder 11
31 Joe Cox sailing the Sprite at Oriental circa 1965
Box 6, Folder 12
32 Joe Cox sailing with David Cooper and sons and Joe's sister Eileen Ewing undated
Box 6, Folder 13
33 Joe and Betsy Cox sailing on their first cruiser, the Contender, at Oriental undated
Box 6, Folder 14
34 Joe and Betsy Cox sailing on the Kokoizo at Oriental circa 1973
Box 6, Folder 15
35 Joe and Betsy Cox sailing on the Kokoizo at Oriental circa 1973
Box 6, Folder 15
36 From the Anna-Ferne Guy and Anne Hughes undated
Box 6, Folder 16
37 Joe and Betsy Cox sailing at Oriental circa 1967
Box 6, Folder 17
38 Joe Cox and others on the first Cox's Cruiser, The Contender, at Oriental undated
Box 6, Folder 18
39 Joe and Betsy sailing the Contender at Oriental circa 1966
Box 6, Folder 19
40 Joe and Betsy Cox sailing the Contender at Oriental circa 1966
Box 6, Folder 20
41 Joe Cox sailing the Contender at Oriental circa 1966
Box 6, Folder 21
42 Joe Cox sailing the Contender at Oriental circa 1966
Box 6, Folder 21
43 Joe and Betsy Cox sailing with others at Oriental July 4, 1976
Box 6, Folder 22
44 Joe and Betsy Cox on the Contender at Oriental circa 1968
Box 6, Folder 23
45 Joe Cox at Oriental undated
Box 6, Folder 24
46 Joe Cox and John McCotter at Oriental (photo by Martha Blue Hooks) 1980
Box 6, Folder 25
47 Joe Cox and John McCotter at Oriental (photo by Martha Blue Hooks) 1980
Box 6, Folder 25
48 Joe Sailing at Oriental (photo by Martha Blue Hooks) 1980
Box 6, Folder 26
49 Oriental House Taupe, Margaret Fawcett (Mary Helen's daughter) Joe, Betsy Cox, Eileen Sidman (Joe's Sister) and Mary Helen Fawcett (Betsy's sister) 1965
Box 6, Folder 27
50 Oriental House - Joe and Betsy Cox circa 1968
Box 6, Folder 28
51 Joe Cox, Betsy Cox, Joe's niece Katie at Joe's parents' home in Indianapolis, IN Christmas 1958
Box 6, Folder 29
52 Joe Cox receiving honors at his retirement from NC State University 1980
Box 6, Folder 30
53 Joe Cox in Wilmington for one man show 1983
Box 6, Folder 31
54 Joe Cox circa 1990
Box 6, Folder 32
55 Joe Cox circa 1990
Box 6, Folder 32
56 Joe Cox circa 1990
Box 6, Folder 32
57 Joe Cox on his knee surrounded by students' work during a critique session at NC State circa 1970s
Box 6, Folder 33
58 Joe Cox on his knee surrounded by students' work during a critique session at NC State circa 1970s
Box 6, Folder 33
59 Joe and Betsy Cox belonged to a Baroque Music Society of Raleigh for many years and performed in Baroque Festivals in costume circa late 1950s
Box 6, Folder 34
60 Joe Cox at Oriental with grandnephews Easter 1983
Box 6, Folder 35
61 Betsy Cox playing the alto recorder, Joe Cox playing the soprano recorder (also played the viola de gamba in the Baroque Group) with David Cooper and his two sons "piping" in the boarshead undated
Box 6, Folder 36
1-10 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 6, Folder 37
11-20 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 6, Folder 38
21-30 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 6, Folder 39
31-40 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 6, Folder 40
41-50 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 7, Folder 1
51-60 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 7, Folder 2
61-70 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 7, Folder 3
71-80 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 7, Folder 4
81-90 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 7, Folder 5
91-102 Unlabeled photographs undated
Box 7, Folder 6
1 Oriental Parade - (Joe's house is to the right) 1986
Box 7, Folder 7
2 Oriental Parade 1986
Box 7, Folder 8
3 Oriental Parade 1986
Box 7, Folder 8
4 Oriental Parade 1986
Box 7, Folder 8
5 Oriental Parade - All Volunteer Croaker Band 1986
Box 7, Folder 9
6 Oriental Parade 1986
Box 7, Folder 10
7 Oriental Parade - Float Heaven on... 1986
Box 7, Folder 11
8 Oriental Parade - The Oriental Dragon 1986
Box 7, Folder 12
9 Oriental Parade - Indians 1986
Box 7, Folder 13
10 Oriental Parade - Indian Maiden 1986
Box 7, Folder 14
11 Tropical Paradise - ? undated
Box 7, Folder 15
12 Ferry to Cherry Point 1970s
Box 7, Folder 16
13 Ferry to Cherry Point 1970s
Box 7, Folder 16
14 Joe Cox 1970s
Box 7, Folder 17
15 Joe Cox, Larry Bowers - Bermuda Trip 1972-1973
Box 7, Folder 18
16 (Joe Cox)? on Bermuda Trip 1972-1973
Box 7, Folder 19
17 Celebration before starting the Bermuda Trip 1972-1973
Box 7, Folder 20
18 Joe Cox at helm - Bermuda Trip 1972-1973
Box 7, Folder 21
19 Joe Cox, Larry Bowers - Bermuda Trip 1972-1973
Box 7, Folder 22
20 Joe Cox - Bermuda Trip 1972-1973
Box 7, Folder 23
21 Joe Cox, Skip McAnninch (Joe's Nephew-in-Law), Betsy Cox - Oriental 1986
Box 7, Folder 24
22 Joe Cox, Skip McAnninch (Joe's Nephew-in-Law), Betsy Cox - Oriental 1986
Box 7, Folder 24
23 Janice McAnninch (Joe's niece) Betsy Cox, Joe Cox at Oriental 1986
Box 7, Folder 25
24 Sho Cho San - Michelob Cup John McCatter at Tiller, woman with longer hair is Terry McCatter (wife) Joe is coming out of hatch 1984
Box 7, Folder 26
25 Boat that ran into iron trawler at Oriental 1980s
Box 7, Folder 27
26 Boat that ran into the iron trawler at Oriental 1980s
Box 7, Folder 27
27 Janice McAninch (Joe's niece), Betsy and Joe Cox at Oriental 1986
Box 7, Folder 28
28 Betsy Cox and her "Croaker Hat" 1986
Box 7, Folder 29
29 Kikko and Betsy Cox - Oriental 1986
Box 7, Folder 30
30 Eileen Ewing (Joe's sister) + John Ewing (her husband) at Oriental 1986
Box 7, Folder 31
31 Betsy Cox (far left) at Oriental Parade 1986
Box 7, Folder 32
Two unlabeled photographs with note undated
Box 8, Folder 1
Unlabeled photograph 1942
Box 8, Folder 2
N.C. State School of Design Studio 1960s
Box 8, Folder 3
Columbia 26' (boat) Oriental N.C. Joe and Betsy before 1975
Box 8, Folder 4
Oriental N.C. Paceship Joe and Bets 1975+
Box 8, Folder 5
Columbia (boat) Oriental before 1975
Box 8, Folder 6
Oriental House upstairs studio July 1986
Box 8, Folder 7
Unlabeled photographs of Joseph Cox 1949
Box 8, Folder 8
Proofs of photograph of Joseph Cox and many of his paintings undated
Box 8, Folder 9
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox 1990
Box 8, Folder 10
Bank of Lumberton N.C. Color wall and note undated
Box 8, Folder 11
Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo. - Plane SNC-2 Joseph "H" Cox September 15, 1942
Box 8, Folder 12
Unlabeled photograph from time at University of Tennessee? undated
Box 8, Folder 13
Joe with Buck Ewing - Mural for T.V.A. 1947
Box 8, Folder 14
Knoxville, Tenn. University Studio 1948
Box 8, Folder 15
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 16
Summer School 1951 or 1952
Box 8, Folder 17
677 D/D 1951
Box 8, Folder 18
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 19
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph and Betsy Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 20
Joe Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 21
Graduation from John Herron 1939
Box 8, Folder 22
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 23
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox and plane undated
Box 8, Folder 24
"Official U.S. Navy photograph" of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 25
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox in uniform undated
Box 8, Folder 26
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 27
Two unlabeled photographs of Joseph Cox 16600 1952
Box 8, Folder 28
Joe Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 29
Photograph of Joseph Cox with label scribbled out 1982
Box 8, Folder 30
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 31
Certificate of Satisfactory Service for Lieutenant Junior Grade Joseph "H" Cox October 19, 1945
Box 8, Folder 32
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox and an unidentified man undated
Box 8, Folder 33
Unlabeled photograph of an unidentified man with a painting undated
Box 8, Folder 34
Print File Negative Preservers Proof of several photographs of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 35
Two Proofs of several photographs of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 36
Two Proofs of several film strips with photographs of Joseph Cox undated
Box 8, Folder 37
Proof of several film strips with photographs of a sailboat and water undated
Box 8, Folder 38
Three Proofs of several film strips with photographs of artwork undated
Box 8, Folder 39
Unlabeled photograph of Joseph Cox with students undated
Box 8, Folder 40
Flying Clipper - Study photo for the possibility of a mural at Norfolk undated
Box 9, Folder 1
Aerial - Norfolk Harbor undated
Box 9, Folder 2
House at Trailwood (1 of 3) undated
Box 9, Folder 3
House at Trailwood (2 of 3) undated
Box 9, Folder 4
House at Trailwood (3 of 3) undated
Box 9, Folder 5
Taupe - grey dog with blue-grey eyes undated
Box 9, Folder 6
House at Trailwood with Taupe (dog) undated
Box 9, Folder 7
Joe Cox on Sho Cho San - yellow bird or Honorable Hot Canary undated
Box 9, Folder 8
Boat 779 Joe sailed to Bermuda with 5 fellows undated
Box 9, Folder 9
Air-Sea Rescue - Joe was the flight commander - simulated undated
Box 9, Folder 10
Joe teaching - PBY in flight undated
Box 9, Folder 11
Beaching PBY - Joe is on plane undated
Box 9, Folder 12
Fog bound PBY on ramp undated
Box 9, Folder 13
PBY - Ready to roll down ramp to water undated
Box 9, Folder 14
PBY - Crew being removed by use of ramp undated
Box 9, Folder 15
Unpublished Materials 1931-1995 (3)

The first subseries consists of sketches Joseph Cox, which were numbered and span the years from 1931 to 1993. The second subseries contains three books and a binder with information about awards. The final subseries contains materials that relate to the biography that was created in 1995.

This material is arranged by format.

Sketches 1931-1993 (3-1)
Previous Inventory for the Joseph H. Cox Papers undated
Box 10, Folder 9
#1 - #48 (Copies of Sketches) 1931-1945
Box 10, Folder 10
#49 - #79 (Copies of Sketches) 1945-1960
Box 10, Folder 11
#80 - #124 (Copies of Sketches) 1960-1969
Box 10, Folder 12
#125 - #174 (Copies of Sketches) 1970-1979
Box 10, Folder 13
#175 - #190 and more (Copies of Sketches) 1980-1991
Box 10, Folder 14
3rd Generation Joe Cox's study sketches (1 of 2) 1931-1984
Box 10, Folder 15
3rd Generation Joe Cox's study sketches (2 of 2) 1931-1984
Box 10, Folder 16
Sketches numbered 1-100 1931-1945
Flat box 11, Folder 1
Sketches numbered 101-200 1966-1993
Flat box 12, Folder 2
Scrapbooks, Annuals, and Flight Books 1933-1980 (3-2)
Aviators Flight Log Book 1942-1945
Legal box 13, Folder 1
Shortridge High School Annual for Nineteen Thirty Three 1933
Legal box 13, Folder 2
Binder “Nominee / Joseph Cox Architect / F. Carter Williams" 1968-1980
Legal box 13, Folder 3
Flight Jacket 1943 Mark I 1943
Legal box 13, Folder 4
“The Floating World of Joe Cox” Biography Materials 1995 (3-3)
Sun Journal Newspaper "Close up" Section 1995
Oversize flat box 14
Various Materials for both Biography and Lecture Series VHS 1995
Oversize flat box 14
Proofs for "The Floating World of Joe Cox" 1995
Flat folder 1
Biographical Information - The Floating World of Joe Cox 1994
Box 1, Folder 2
3 copies of "The Floating World of Joe Cox" 1995
Box 10, Folder 17

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Joe Cox Papers, MC 00406, NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center

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