Arthur Carl Lee Photograph Collection
Scope and Contents
Photographs depicting construction performed by Lee Construction Company for Duke Power Company and its subsidiaries during the 1920s.
- 1920 - 1934
- 1920 - 1929
- Lee, A. C. (Arthur Carl) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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
Arthur Carl "A. C." Lee was born in Anderson, S.C., on September 3, 1886. His brother, William States Lee Jr., founded Duke Power Company. Lee received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Clemson College (1908), which later bestowed an honorary degree upon him (1928), and an M.S. from Cornell University (1910). Lee began his career with Anderson Water, Light and Power Company, working in its construction and engineering organization, as well as virtually all Duke Power subsidiaries (1910-27). He oversaw the construction of the Piedmont and Northern Railway. Lee served as resident engineer in charge of construction on nearly all hydro electric developments and steam plants of Duke Power prior to 1927. After 1927, oversaw all layout, planning, and construction work at Duke University. In 1933, Lee became president and treasurer of Lee Construction Company and board chair for Lee Engineering Corporation. He married Nellie Watkins in 1913 and they had three children. Lee died in Charlotte on July 17, 1974. [For additional information, see Dictionary of North Carolina Biography (Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1991): 4:42-43.]
0.66 Linear Feet
Photographs of various hydro electric power plants built for Duke Power Company under Lee's direction during the 1920s. Also includes photographs of construction at Duke University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
William Frank Lee, 1981.
Processed by Randy Penninger, 1985.
- Collection of photographs of A. C. Lee
- Finding aid compiled by Randy Penninger
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