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Louis H. Asbury papers

Identifier: MS0145

Scope and Contents

Nearly one-half of these papers are architectural drawings. Most of the sets of drawings are complete, including floor plans, sectionals, elevations, and foundations. Some renderings are included, and are listed in the appendix of this inventory. Office files consist of specifications, correspondence, and other material relating to Asbury's projects. Most of the rest of the group consists of Asbury's architectural reference material, record books, a few personal writings and letters, pictures, and printed items concerning Asbury and his designs.


  • Creation: 1906 - 1975
  • Creation: 1908 - 1956


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.


6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Architectural drawings, office files, record books, and other material documenting the career of an early Charlotte architect. Includes drawings and specifications for residences, institutions, churches, and business offices in Charlotte and elsewhere in North Carolina.


The collection is arranged into the following series and subseries:

I. Personal, 1906-1975 i. Photographs - Prints II. Projects, 1908-1986 III. Administrative, 1908-1972 i. Promotional Brochure IV. Reference V. Postcards

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from Southern Historical Collection, UNC at Chapel Hill, 1997.

Related Materials

M. E. Boyer Papers (UNCC Manuscript 94). Charlotte Law Building Minute Book (UNCC Manuscript 239). Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Reports (UNCC Manuscript 77). Mary Kratt Papers (UNCC Manuscript 113).

Physical Description

ca. 11,100 items (6 linear feet, including approx. 300 sets of architectural drawings).

Processing Information

Processed by Jeff Forret, August, 1997.

Louis H. Asbury papers
Jeff Forret
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Repository Details

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

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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