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Pease Associates records

Identifier: MS0578

Content Description

The collection contains a wide variety of material covering the work of J.N. Pease & Associates over the past 80 years. It includes subject files of projects the firm has worked on, which contain photographs of the buildings as well as some architectural drawings and planning documents related to the work. Additionally, there is a large series of slides of Pease's projects and also a few negatives. There is a small collection of planning books, mostly for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, as well as a few scrapbooks containing newspaper articles about Colonel J.N. Pease, Sr. and the work of his firm. There is also one 16mm film roll that has footage of the Ivey Building, YMCA and Piedmont Courts.


  • 1938 - 2007

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Pease Associates records 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.

Biographical / Historical

James Norman Pease and James Stenhouse founded Pease Engineering & Architecture in 1938 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the years, the firm has designed many well-known buildings throughout Charlotte and North Carolia. In 1976, the Modernist-trained James Norman Pease, Jr. took over as President of the company and was involved in building the First Union Tower, Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, Charlotte Observer Building, Duke Power Computer Center and the WSOC Building. The firm also designed several buildings on the campuses of UNCC, CPCC, UNC, Appalachian State, NC State and ECU. In 2010, LaBella Associates acquired Pease and the two companies merged. The firm remains an active organization in Charlotte and North Carolina with a legacy of impacting the region's built environment.


9.5 Linear Feet


Records documenting the work of Pease Associates, an engineering and architecture firm founded in Charlotte, NC in 1938. Collection documents projects conducted in the Charlotte region and throughout North Carolina. Includes photographs, architectural drawings, slides, negatives, and printed material.


The collection is arranged into the following five series: Subject Files, Slides and Negatives, Flat File Architectural Drawings, Printed Materials and Assorted.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation of LaBella Associates, 2018

Related Materials

Louis H. Asbury (MS 145), M. E. Boyer Papers (MS 94), Brown & Alexander records (MS 148), J.A. Jones Construction Company records (MS 340), Ralfe Mesrobian architectural records (MS 470), Arthur Gould Odell Papers (MS 98), James Norman Pease papers (MS 98)

Processing Information

The collection was processed in 2019 by Andrew Pack.

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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 28223 United Stated

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