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Joseph Boyd McCrary Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS158

  • Staff Only

Abstract

Joseph Boyd McCrary graduated from Georgia Tech in 1891, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. These papers document his business, the J. B. McCrary Company.

Dates

  • 1911-1945

Creator

General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Joseph B. McCrary Papers include printed materials pertaining to McCrary's business, the J. B. McCrary Company in Atlanta, Georgia.

Biography of Joseph Boyd McCrary

Joseph Boyd McCrary graduated from Georgia Tech in 1891, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, McCrary worked for Moore and McCrary, a mechanical engineering company in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1916, Dade County Government (Florida) floated a bond issue for building the Tamiami Trail and contracted Joseph McCrary's firm to build thirty-two miles of road west of Miami. However, in 1923, the McCrary firm withdrew from the project after completing seventeen miles. The Florida State Road Department completed the trail in 1928.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

Accession #2001.049 (old number: 2001.49).

Separated Material

Photographs have been separated and cataloged as VAM158, Tamiami Trail Photograph Collection.

General Physical Description note

(one half-sized document case)

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these photographs in 2002.
Title
Inventory of the Joseph Boyd McCrary Papers, 1911-1945
Subtitle
MS158
Status
Completed
Author
Jody Lloyd Thompson
Date
Copyright 2002.
Description rules
finding aid updated using rlg best practice guidelines for encoded archival description.
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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