James L. Brandt Papers 1948-2012

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Brandt, James L. (James Lewis), 1926-
Size
4.6 linear feet (1 archival storage box; 2 cartons; 1 oversized flat box; 3 tubes, 3 slide boxes)
Call number
MC 00472

The James L. Brandt Papers (1948-2012) contains files on Frank Lloyd Wright's visit to NC State in May 1950, on School of Design Dean Henry Kamphoefner, and on the Student Publication of the School of Design. It also contains biographical information about Brandt. Additional items include photographs, slides, correspondence, drawings, and other papers belonging to James Brandt.

James L. (Lewis) Brandt was born in Brooksville, Mississippi, on 20 September 1926. He grew up in Washington, Durham, and Greenville, all in North Carolina, and he graduated from Greenville High School. In 1944 he enlisted in the Navy, and he was discharged in 1946. In 1948 he enrolled in the North Carolina State College School of Design, and he graduated with a B. A. in Architecture in 1951. Beginning in 1952 he worked for architect G. Milton Small. He retired professionally in 1991, and he passed away on 6 February 2012.

Biographical/historical note

James L. (Lewis) Brandt was born in Brooksville, Mississippi, on 20 September 1926. He grew up in Washington, Durham, and Greenville, all in North Carolina, and he graduated from Greenville High School. In 1944 he enlisted in the Navy, and he was discharged in 1946.

In 1947 he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, when his father joined the zoology faculty at North Carolina State College. He enrolled in the college's new School of Design the following year. During his time at NC State, Frank Lloyd Wright visited, and Dutch architect H. Th. Wijdeveld was a visiting professor. Both had a strong influence on Brandt. In 1951 he became the first editor of the Student Publication of the School of Design, and he graduated with a B. A. in Architecture that same year.

In November 1951 he began working for architect Edward Lowenstein of Greensboro, North Carolina. In November 1952 he returned to Raleigh to work for architect G. Milton Small. He became an associate architect in the firm, working on many notable modern building in the Research Triangle area. He designed his own residence, considered his masterpiece, in Raleigh's Drewry Hills area. He retired professionally in 1991, and he passed away on 6 February 2012.

Scope/content

The James L. Brandt Papers (1948-2012) contains files on Frank Lloyd Wright's visit to NC State in May 1950, on School of Design Dean Henry Kamphoefner, and on the Student Publication of the School of Design. It also contains biographical information about Brandt. Additional items include photographs, slides, correspondence, drawings, and other papers belonging to James Brandt.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject. New unprocessed materials have been arranged in the order received; some portions of the collection have 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], James L. Brandt Papers, MC 00472, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Marilyn Brandt, 2013 (Accession 2013.0033); Gift of Marilyn Brandt, July 2013 (Accession 2013.0191)

Processing information

Processed by: Todd Kosmerick, 2013 February; machine-readable finding aid by Todd Kosmerick, 2013 February.

The collection is organized into one principal series:

Brandt, James Lewis - Obituary and Memorial Service Program 2012
Box 1, Folder 1
Kamphoefner, Henry 1951-2008
Box 1, Folder 2
Wright, Frank Lloyd - Program and Tickets 1950
Box 1, Folder 3
Wright, Frank Lloyd - Photographs 1950, undated

Some photographs taken by Shelton Carter.

Box 1, Folder 4
Student Publication of the School of Design (various issues) 1951, 1963, 1965
Box 1, Folder 5
Student Publication of the College of Design, Vol. 30 Contiuum 2003
Box 1, Folder 6
Reflections and Actions: Summary History of the School of Design 1998
Box 1, Folder 7
Unprocessed Materials: Photographs, Drawings (2013.0191)
Oversize flat box 4
Architectural Drawings for house for Kelly and James Brandt in Raleigh 1954-1968 (2013.0191)
Tube 5
Architectural Drawings for house for Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rich in Clinton, North Carolina 1958 (2013.0191)
Tube 6
Poster of NCSU Center Stage and Architectural Drawings for house for Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rich (2013.0191)
Tube 7
Brochures: GMS & A Buildings 1955-1965 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 1
Texas Gulf Amaryus 1985-1987 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 2
Mies van der Rohe 1960-1963 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 3
Robert Burle Marx Public Lecture 1954 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 4
Christmas Cards: Howard Garris & Anne Russell 1982-2010 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 5
Chi Pi Players Production 1943 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 6
Fuller Research Foundation 1951-2004 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 7
School of Design:Great Models 1978-1986 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 9
School of Design Bulletin 1976 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 10
School of Design Catalogs 1949-1952, 1970, 1976 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 11
School of Design: Building Skeletons 1967 (2013.0191)
Box 2, Folder 8
Playbills 1947-1948 (2013.0191)
Legal box 3, Folder 1
Design/Architecture 1951-1997 (2013.0191)
Legal box 3, Folder 2
Homes 1953-1955 (2013.0191)
Legal box 3, Folder 3
Term Papers 1948 (2013.0191)
Legal box 3, Folder 4
Newspaper Clippings 1942-1970 (2013.0191)
Legal box 3, Folder 5
Milton Small's Letter 2005 (2013.0191)
Legal box 3, Folder 6
Slides
Historic Raleigh 1960-1977
Slide box 1
Gibsonville School Addition, built Fall 1952 23 May 1953
Slide box 1
State Government Expansion Model 1951
Slide box 1
School of Design (Brandt photography) 1951
Slide box 1
Phillip Johnson House 1951
Slide box 1
Bank of Hobbsville 1960
Slide box 1
WRAL-TV and Gardens 1958-1979
Slide box 1
Atlantic Christian College (ACC) in Wilson, N.C. 1956
Slide box 1
G. Milton Small miscellaneous 1953-1959
Slide box 1
Yancey Building 1960s
Slide box 1
Par Golf (Black Horse Inn) undated
Slide box 1
Northwestern Mutual Insurance (now Unigard) 1962
Slide box 1
N.C. Medical Society 1971
Slide box 1
Home Security Life 1958
Slide box 1
Library - Brad Wiggins (Elizabethtown)
Slide box 1
Christ the King Church School (Cary, N.C.) 1976
Slide box 2
G. Milton Small & Associates - Wake Tech 1974-1975
Slide box 2
G. Milton Small & Associates - Buildings in Raleigh 1966-1979
Slide box 2
BB&T (Fayetteville, N.C.) 1965
Slide box 2
Carter Stadium 1966
Slide box 2
AATCC 1963
Slide box 2
G. Milton Small & Associates - College Buildings 1961-1964
Slide box 2
Glover House (Clarksville, VA) 1962
Slide box 2
Student Supply Store (G. Milton Small & Associates, Raleigh) 1959
Slide box 2
City Planning 1949-1950
Slide box 2
4th Year Design Fall 1949
Slide box 2
[Fleishman Residence] Garden 1968-1969
Slide box 2
Fleishman Residence 1952-1954
Slide box 2
Laundromat Model Winter 1949
Slide box 2
Drawn Winter 1948-1950
Slide box 2
Crabtree Creek 1956
Slide box 2
Dorton Arena Construction/State Fairgrounds 1952
Slide box 3
Various Houses 1951-1962
Slide box 3
Miscellaneous 1948-1978
Slide box 3
Gregory Poole, John Faulk, Mary & Pete Raleigh 1950-1966
Slide box 3
Churches/Cathedrals circa 1960s
Slide box 3
E. Lowenstein (Greensboro, N.C.) Summer 1952
Slide box 3
Sketches by J. Bradford Wiggins, Architect 1978-2002 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 1
Photos--Duplicates From "A Half Century of North Carolina Architecture" Undated (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 2
A Half Century of North Carolina Architecture 1964 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 3
The Dial Radio Materiel 1946 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 4
AIA Journal Highlights of American Architecture, 1776-1976 1976 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 5
Pieces O' Eight: East Carolina Teachers College Publications 1943-1945 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 6
AATCC: Bill Martin Photo, School of Design Class of 1951 Reunion Photos 1989, 2003 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 7
Milton Small Architects Mission Valley Shopping Center, Frances Lacy School 1987, 1952 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 8
Unigard Alcoholic Treatment, Texas Gulf 1982, 1981, 1985 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 9
Brad Wiggins' NCSU Infirmary, Brad Wiggins' Library (Elizabethton), Instrument Society of America 1982, 1978, 1980-83 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 10
Pope-Leighy House Photos, DTW Architects and Planners Pamphlet 1991, 2003 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 11
801 Oberlin Road Photos 1985 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 12
North Carolina American Institute of Architects Charter Constitution By-Laws 1913 (2013.0191)
Box 5, Folder 13
Photocopies of Brandt's Scrapbook 1951-2009 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 1
Proposed Sanctuary 1960 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 2
Duncan Robert Stuart Memorial 2001 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 3
Robert Paschal Burns Memorial 2006 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 4
Lowenstein-Atkinson and Woodruff, Architects Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 5
Prisoner Drawings Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 6
D Nelson Portrait Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 7
A City in India--Matthew Nowicki 1950 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 8
ACC (Atlantic Christian College) 1956-1957 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 9
Roanoke Rapids Community Center, St. Stephen's Rendering 1991 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 10
Builder Homes, Raleigh Postcards 1955 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 11
Talley Student Center Dedication 1998 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 12
School of Design 50th Anniversary 1998 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 13
Carter Stadium and Finley Fieldhouse Dedication 1966 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 14
Mount Olive Junior College Foundation 1963 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 15
AATC Documents 1963 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 16
Come Holy Spirit God and Lord Dedication 1964 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 17
Raleigh Municipal Building 1960 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 18
Headquarters Building Dedication 1971 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 19
Building Progress Magazine 1967 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 20
Redwood News 1971 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 21
The Architect's Services 1978 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 22
Garden View Offices Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 23
North Carolina Architecture Magazine Pages 1993 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 24
The Southern Architect Pages 1964 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 25
NCAIA Honor Award 1956, 1962 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 26
Robinson Iron Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 27
The College Inn Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 28
Home Security Life Insurance Opening Invitation Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 29
Stewart Theatre Season Tickets Order Form 1974 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 30
Architects' Own Offices 1969 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 31
Troxler Electronic Laboratories Building Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 32
Unlabeled Photographs and Drawings Undated (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 33
State Scene 1967 (2013.0191)
Box 6, Folder 34
JLB Drawings 1976-1983
Oversize flat box 4
Cast of "You Can't Take It With You" Raleigh Little Theater 1947
Oversize flat box 4
Reactor at NCSU Undated
Oversize flat box 4

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James L. Brandt Papers, MC 00472, 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.