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Collection Number: 03643-z

Collection Title: Alexander Jackson Davis's Davidson College Drawings, 1858

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 12 items
Abstract Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892) of New York, N.Y., was an architect and draftsman who was engaged to design the Chambers Building at Davidson College, N.C. The collection includes photocopies of the drawings made by Davis showing floor plans, elevations, and details for the Chambers Building, built through a legacy from Maxwell Chambers (died 1855) and named for him. The building was constructed in 1858-1859, first used in January 1860, destroyed by fire in 1921, and later reconstructed. During renovation of the reconstructed building the original drawings were lost.
Creator Davis, Alexander Jackson, 1803-1892.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in Alexander Jackson Davis's Davidson College Drawings, #3643-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
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Location of Originals
Location of originals unknown.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892) of New York, N.Y., was an architect and draftsman who was actively engaged in the design of public buildings and stores for nearly 60 years. Among his works were the Capitol at Raleigh, N.C., several buildings at the University of North Carolina (Smith Hall) and at the Virginia Military Institute. He was contracted to design the Chambers Building at Davidson College, N.C., built through a legacy from Maxwell Chambers (died 1855) and named for him. The building was constructed in 1858-1859, first used in January 1860, destroyed by fire in 1921, and later reconstructed. During renovation of the reconstructed building the original drawings were lost.

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The collection includes photocopies of drawings made by Alexander Jackson Davis showing floor plans, elevations, and details for the Chambers Building at Davidson College, N.C.

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Oversize papers (X-OPF-3643/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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