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Joseph Boyd McCrary Papers

Joseph Boyd McCrary Papers

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Joseph Boyd McCrary Papers
Identification: MS158
Date: 1911-1945
Size/Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (one half-sized document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: McCrary, Joseph Boyd
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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

Index Terms

J.B. McCrary Company (Atlanta, Ga.).
United States. Navy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Joseph Boyd McCrary Papers (MS158), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #2001.049 (old number: 2001.49).

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson processed these photographs in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

February 2006:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. April 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access


    Restrictions: Use

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

    Separated Material

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

    Other Finding Aids

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

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    11Booklet - "McCrary Municipal Maxims", March 1912
    12Certificate, presented by the U. S. Navy Department, 11 November 1945
    13Newspaper clipping (copy), 1911
    14Quote - "Time" by J. B. McCrary, undated


    2Poster - J. B. McCrary Company, October 1915