Catherine W. Bishir Collection of Architectural Drawings 1871-1996

Summary
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Using these materials
Size
1.7 linear feet (1 oversize flat box, 1 flat folder)
Call number
MC 00455
Access to materials

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.

This collection contains architectural drawings collected from various sources by Catherine W. Bishir during her research. Some were acquired for a study of Art Deco architecture in North Carolina. The drawings are mostly blueprints or other reproductions, and they date from 1871 to 1996, although most are from the early twentieth century.

Catherine W. Bishir joined the NCSU Libraries in February 2007 as Curator of Architecture Special Collections. She has had a long career in historic preservation, serving as senior architectural historian for Preservation North Carolina, senior architectural historian and architectural survey coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office in the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, and adjunct professor in NC State’s School of Architecture. She was a co-founder of the Vernacular Architectural Forum. Her publications include Architects and Builders in North Carolina and North Carolina Architecture. She is Editor in Chief of the website North Carolina Architects & Builders.

Biographical/historical note

Catherine W. Bishir joined the NCSU Libraries in February 2007 as Curator of Architecture Special Collections. She has had a long career in historic preservation, serving as senior architectural historian for Preservation North Carolina, senior architectural historian and architectural survey coordinator for the State Historic Preservation Office in the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, and adjunct professor in NC State’s School of Architecture. She was a co-founder of the Vernacular Architectural Forum. Her publications include Architects and Builders in North Carolina and North Carolina Architecture. She is Editor in Chief of the website North Carolina Architects & Builders.

Scope/content

This collection contains architectural drawings collected from various sources by Catherine Bishir during her research. Some were acquired for a study of Art Deco architecture in North Carolina. The drawings are mostly blueprints or other reproductions, and they date from 1871 to 1996, although most are from the early twentieth century.

Arrangement

Materials arranged in the order received. This collection has not yet received full archival processing.

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], Catherine W. Bishir Collection of Architectural Drawings, MC 00455, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Catherine W. Bishir, 2012 (Accession 2012.0219)

Processing information

Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, November 2012; machine-readable finding aid by: Todd Kosmerick, November 2012.

Building for the S. H. Kress Co., Edward F. Sibbert, architect 1930
Durham (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 1
U.S. Post Office, Court House, etc., Murphy & Olmstead 1931-1933
Greensboro (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 1
Buildings for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, Marye, Alger & Vinour, architects 1928-1929
Salisbury (N.C.); Winston-Salem (N.C.); Greensboro (N.C.); Charlotte (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 1
Restoration of Whalehead Club, Corolla, N.C., John Wilson, architect 1989
Oversize flat box 1
John Carson House, Pleasant Gardens, N.C., measured drawings by Architectural Design Studio circa 1980
Oversize flat box 1
Light House for Charleston Light Station, reproduction 1871
South Carolina
Oversize flat box 1
Banker House, measured drawings 1996
Shelby (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 1
Bellamy Mansion, Slave Quarters and Laundry, measured drawings circa 1980
Wilmington (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 1
Residence for Dr. [?] I. Fearing, Barber & Kluttz, architects undated
Elizabeth City (N.C.)
Oversize flat box 1
Building for United Cigar Stores Company 1928
Hartmann, Charles C. (Creator); Greensboro (N.C.)
Flat folder 1

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], Catherine W. Bishir Collection of Architectural Drawings, MC 00455, 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.