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Guide to the Property Plats Collection, Circa 1925-1932

Abstract

Although the exact provenance of the property plats is unknown, it is indicated on the reverse side of some plats that the surveys were used by A. C. Lee, Chief Engineer of the Duke Construction Company and the plats may have been created by the Atlantic Realty Company.

This collection includes approximately 100 survey plats of Duke University properties prior to the construction on East Campus and West Campus from the years 1925-1926. Also included are plats representing the Duke Homestead from 1932 that were possibly drawn by V.A. Stewman.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke Construction Company.
Title
Property Plats circa 1925-1932
Language of Material
English
Extent
2 linear feet, 18 Oversize Folders, 1 Oversize Box
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection includes approximately 100 survey plats of Duke University properties prior to the construction on East Campus and West Campus from the years 1925-1926. Some plats represent part of what is now Duke Forest. The plats show details of the topography and terrain, roads and streets, bodies of water, trees and buildings. A key map is included. On the reverse side of some plats, it is indicated that the surveys were used by A. C. Lee, Chief Engineer of the Duke Construction Company and the plats may have been produced by the Atlantic Realty Company. Also included are plats representing the Duke Homestead from 1932 that were possibly drawn by V.A. Stewman. Topics include Duke Construction Company, East Campus, West Campus, Duke Forest and the Duke Homestead.

Drawings are pen and pencil on paper mounted to cloth, measuring approximately 23"x30", organized according to geographic locations The scale is approximately 50 feet to the inch.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Property Plats, circa 1925-1932

19 Oversize Folders, 1 Oversize Box

The individual plats can be assembled to show all of East and West Campuses, and there is a key which shows how the plats fit together. On the key, plats are organized by section number. Likewise, plats listed below are grouped by section.

East Campus and key, circa 1925-1926
Oversize Folder 1
Central and West Campus, circa 1925-1926
Oversize Folder 2-4
West Campus, circa 1925-1926
Oversize Folder 5-7
West Campus, circa 1925-1926
Oversize Folder 8-10
Duke Forest (not located on map key, circa 1925-1926
Oversize Folder 11-12
West Campus, circa 1925-1926
Oversize Folder 13-15
Duke Forest, circa 1925-1926
Oversize Folder 16-17
Duke Homestead Plats, 1932
Oversize Folder 18
Duke Forest, Durham Division, 1925
Oversize Folder 19
Property Plats and Key, copy 2, circa 1925-1926
Box 1 (oversize)

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Property Plats were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, 2007

Encoded by Molly Bragg, April 2011

Accession A79-70 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.