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Southern Engineering Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0497

Scope and Contents

Corporate publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs comprise the collection. Among the photographs is a picture not directly related to Southern Engineering. It shows Leslie G. Berry, Sr., among other men in an unknown Charlotte location (circa 1914).

Dates

  • circa 1914-1976

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Records of the Southern Engineering Company are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. 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.

Historical Note

Southern Engineering Company was founded by Leslie G. Berry, Sr., in Charlotte, NC, in 1911. The company fabricated the structural steel used in the construction of area power plants and commercial buildings such as the original Charlotte Coliseum. Their work could be seen in local bridges and other structures in the Piedmont and the Southeast. One of the first architects who worked at Southern Engineering was Martin Evans Boyer, Jr. who left the company to open his own design firm in 1920.

Extent

1.34 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The collection includes corporate publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs about Southern Engineering Company and the death of founder, Leslie G. Berry, Sr.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following four series: The Company, Southern Engineering Company Publications, Photographs and Death of Leslie G. Berry.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Betty Dale Archer, 2015.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Dawn Schmitz.
Title
Southern Engineering Company records
Status
Completeexceptcataloging
Author
Dawn Schmitz
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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