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Arthur Gould Odell papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0098

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 58 items consisting of newspapers, clippings, plans, portfolios, and memorabilia. The Odell Papers contain no original drawings or correspondence. Primarily biographical material about a prominent Charlotte architect and advertising material relating to Odell Associates, Inc., the firm he founded in 1940. Also includes central area and cultural plans for Charlotte and Raleigh, a film documenting the opening of the Charlotte Coliseum/Ovens Auditorium complex in 1955, and a pictorial map of historic sites in Cabarrus County.

Dates

  • 1935 - 1988
  • 1961 - 1988

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Gould Odell Jr. was born in Concord, N.C., on November 22, 1913. He studied at Duke University (1930 31), then transferred to Cornell University, where he received a bachelors of architecture degree (1935). Odell continued his education at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1940, he founded Odell Associates in Charlotte. During World War II, he served in the US Army Corps of Engineers. Odell served as president of the American Institute of Architects (1964/ 65). He died in Charlotte on April 21, 1988.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Primarily biographical material about a prominent Charlotte architect and advertising material relating to Odell Associates, Inc., the firm he founded in 1940. Also includes central area and cultural plans for Charlotte and Raleigh, a film documenting the opening of the Charlotte Coliseum/Ovens Auditorium complex in 1955, and a pictorial map of historic sites in Cabarrus County.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of A. G. Odell Jr., 1981; transfer from Atkins Library, 1984, 1988.

Separated Materials

Arthur Gould Odell and J. Norman Pease oral history collection (MS0276)

Title
Arthur Gould Odell papers
Status
Completed
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

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