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James Norman Pease papers

Identifier: MS0097

Scope and Contents

This collection contains biographical information, drawings, and profiles. There is no correspondence. Items include drawings of Charlotte's Central High School, a transcript of an interview with Dean W. Colvard, and advertising brochures about the firm.


  • Creation: 1921, 1927, 1957, 1988
  • Creation: 1957 - 1983


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

James Norman Pease, Sr. was born in Columbus, Ga., on November 1, 1885. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology (ca. 1900) and Washington and Lee University (1907). From 1917 to 1919, he served as a major in the U.S. Army, Quartermaster Corps. In 1920, Pease became managing partner of the Charlotte office of Lockwood Greene Company. In 1938, he founded J. N. Pease & Co. (renamed J. N. Pease Associates in 1962) with architect James Stenhouse. From 1942 to 1945, Pease served as colonel in the U.S. Army, 369th Engineers Regiment. Pease retired in 1975 and died in Charlotte on July 17, 1987.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box (shared) and 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



Items relating to a prominent Charlotte architect and to J. N. Pease Associates, the firm he founded in 1938. Includes drawings of Charlotte's Central High School, a transcript of an interview with Dean W. Colvard, and advertising brochures about the firm.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of J. Norman Pease, Sr., 1984-85. Gift of D. W. Colvard, 1988.

Separated Materials

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

J. Norman (James Norman) Pease papers
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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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