Coffey Family Collection circa 1929

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Coffey, John W.
Size
2 linear feet (2 cartons, 1 box, 1 drawings box, 1 oversized flatfolder)
Call number
MC 00519
Access to materials

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

The Coffee Family Collection includes architectural records acquired by the Coffey family through their family association with John W. Coffey & Son, the Raleigh building contracting firm. The firm was founded by John W. Coffey.

John W. Coffey, born 1869, founded John W. Coffey and Son, a construction firm that rose to prominence in Raleigh, NC. He started in the building trade in 1899, when he formed a business partnership with George C. Bonniwell. The partnership ended in 1900 as Bonniwell chose to move elsewhere and he decided to start his own firm. John W. Coffey and Son found success building up the suburbs to the north and west of Raleigh as well as partaking in many commercial projects across the eastern part of the state. John Nelson Coffey (1902-1988) and John Nelson Coffey, Jr. (1929-2015) continued work with the firm.

Biographical/historical note

John W. Coffey, born 1869, founded John W. Coffey and Son, a construction firm that rose to prominence in Raleigh, NC. He started in the building trade in 1899, when he formed a business partnership with George C. Bonniwell. The partnership ended in 1900 as Bonniwell chose to move elsewhere and he decided to start his own firm. John W. Coffey and Son found success building up the suburbs to the north and west of Raleigh as well as partaking in many commercial projects across the eastern part of the state. John Nelson Coffey (1902-1988) and John Nelson Coffey, Jr. (1929-2015) continued work with the firm.

Scope/content

This collection includes architectural records acquired by the Coffey family through their family association with John W. Coffey & Son, the Raleigh building contracting firm. The firm was founded by John W. Coffey.

Arrangement

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

Use of these materials

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Coffey Family Collection, MC 00519, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of John Coffey (and Tonya Delborne), 2014 (Accession 2014.0093)

Processing information

Processed by: Molly Foley and Gwynn Thayer, April 2015; machine-readable finding aid created by: Molly Foley, April 2015.

Personal Papers (2014.0093)
Box 2
Correspondence - Outstanding Bills (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 1
Invoices and Quotes 1907 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 2
Invoices and Quotes 1909 (2014.093)
Box 2, Folder 3
Invoices and Quotes 1910 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 4
Invoices and Quotes 1912 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 6
Invoices and Quotes 1911 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 5
Invoices and Quotes 1913 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 7
Invoices and Quotes 1914 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 8
Invoices and Quotes 1915 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 9
Invoices and Quotes 1916 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 10
Invoices and Quotes undated (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 11
Miscellaneous undated (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 12
Newspaper Clipping June 6, 1960 (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 13
Photos of Construction undated (2014.0093)
Box 2, Folder 14
Architectural Drawings (Nelson & Cooper, Architects, Dunn Home, Raleigh, 1929; Wiley & Wilson, Engineers, Power House for Oak City Laundry, Raleigh, 1929) (2014.0093)
Drawings box 1
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville, N.C., blueprints, Nelson & Cooper 1929
Flat folder 1

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Coffey Family Collection, MC 00519, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

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.

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.