NC Special Collections and Architectural Drawings

Hi Folks. I wanted to spread the word about an effort that is near and dear to my heart. Last year the NC Special Collections department at the Library inherited the former Six Associates original architectural drawings and cabinets. Since then they have been slowly working to archive them. I have regularly stopped by to speak with Anne, Lyme and Zoe who work there to check in on their progress and see how I can be of help in spreading the word or help raise resources. It affords me the opportunity to look at the original hand drawings and details of some beautiful homes. Special Collections Com[

First, I would like to take a moment to thank Henco for donating the large format scanner they have currently along with providing technical assistance. THANK YOU HENCO!!! The Library’s goal is to scan all the original drawings and place them in safe, environmentally controlled storage while making the digital scans available to the public online. Yeah!IMG_3243

Supported by our local AIA Chapter the Special Collections team at the Library is going after a grant to acquire a new scanner that has updated software and hours to hire on people to do the scanning and documenting. They are also working to come up with a program {Scan A Plan} where the general public can bring in the original drawings they have and they will be scanned and preserved for future generations. However, if you do have such drawings feel free to talk with them today. There is a good chance they can help. They are as passionate about this as I am. This doesn’t always include residential drawings – there are many commercial buildings designed by some of our notable architects. Our wonderful library itself is a Bert King design, as well as, many large and small office, bank and doctor’s buildings around town.

As many of you who have called me over the years know, there are little records and drawings with the city for older buildings. This is your opportunity to help. If you have drawings from a special home or building it would be a great time to share. Thank you for listening and I would appreciate your effort in this.

Thank you…thank you!

Troy

3 responses to “NC Special Collections and Architectural Drawings

  1. Hi Troy, Not sure if you can receive email through the blog address. If you get this, can you let me know? I have a question about this project! All best, Laurel

  2. Steven Chicurel

    Excellent news!

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