Southern Engineering Company records
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).
- 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.
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.
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The collection includes corporate publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs about Southern Engineering Company and the death of founder, Leslie G. Berry, Sr.
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.
The collection was processed by Dawn Schmitz.
- Southern Engineering Company records
- Dawn Schmitz
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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