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Harold Barrows Bursley papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0110

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of field notebooks kept by an associate of and successor to landscape architect Earle Sumner Draper. Also contains data from published sources and the firm's (Draper and Associates) early projects, including cost estimates, manpower and material requirements, design principles for cemeteries and golf courses, and general descriptions of projects in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and West Virginia and biographical information.

Dates

  • 1913 - 1931

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Bursley was a landscape architect, associate and successor to Earle Sumner Draper and part of the firms, Draper and Associates. Harold B. Bursley earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; moved to Charlotte, N.C., in 1919 and became chief associate of Earle Sumner Draper, then field supervisor for the Myers Park suburb in Charlotte. Later, Bursley served as head of Draper and Associates, a landscape architecture firm in the city. He was called to work in partnership with Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Resettlement Administration as a designer and planner for Greenbelt, Maryland. Bursley worked with Hale J. Walker, another landscape architect on the Greenbelt project. Bursley was born in 1891, in Lynn, Massachusetts; died 1967.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 document box (shared))

Arrangement

Four folders arranged as follows: Biographical sketch; Notebook I: 1-4; Notebook II: 1-2; and Notebook III: 1-4.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copy of originals in possession of Harold Bursley Jr. photocopied 1985.

Related Materials

Earle Sumner Draper, MS285.
Title
Papers of Harold Barrows Bursley
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated