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Luther M. Reeves, Jr. drawings

Luther M. Reeves, Jr. drawings

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Luther M. Reeves, Jr. drawings
Identification: VAMD322
Date: 1939-1982 (bulk 1962-1982)
Size/Quantity: 5.76 cubic feet (four flat file drawers)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Reeves, Luther M., Jr., (Luther Monroe), 1908-1998
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:The drawings in this collection are related to Reeves' professional projects as an electrical engineer from the 1960s to the early 1980s. The drawings are, for the most part, electrical plans for private residences, schools, college buildings, and other public buildings in the state of Georgia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Luther Monroe ("Dutch") Reeves, Jr. (1908-1998) graduated from the Georgia School of Technology in 1928 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After working as an electrical engineer for the McLendon Electric Company and Bracewell and Alderman during the 1940s and 1950s, he began his own electrical consulting firm. He was involved in projects for several Georgia architects and provided the electrical work for several church, school and university projects, including buildings at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Reeves, the son of Carrie L. and Luther Reeves, Sr., was born in 1908 in Woodstock, Georgia. He entered Georgia Tech in 1924 and graduated after four years, remaining at Tech for two further years as a graduate assistant in the Engineering Department. After leaving Tech, Reeves was eventually employed by the Home Owners Loan Corporation from 1938-1942 and the Federal Public Housing Authority from 1943-1947. He worked for the McLendon Electric Company from 1947 to 1950, and later joined the firm of Bracewell and Alderman as an Associate Electrical Engineer. He remained there until sometime after 1953.

At some time during the mid 1950s, Reeves founded his own electrical consulting firm. His work in the firm continued until his retirement in 1978. Reeves took on many projects throughout Georgia for architectural firms such as John W. Cherry and Clement J. Ford; public schools and universities, including Kennesaw Junior College (later Kennesaw State University) and the University of Georgia; and the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, where he served as Deacon for more than twenty-five years. He also provided the electrical work on several buildings at his alma mater (serving as the consultant for the architectural firm of Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal), including the Chemical Engineering and Ceramic Buildings, the Chemistry Building, and the Student Center.

Reeves was a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and Alabama, as well as a member of the National and Georgia Society of the Professional Engineers and the Illuminating Engineering Society. He was a member of the First Baptist Church for 54 years; for the last seven years of his life he was a member of the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church and the Triple E Sunday School Class. He married Maxine Dendry of Petrey Alabama, and they had three daughters, Charlotte, Marilyn and Janice.

Luther "Dutch" Reeves died on June 11, 1998.


Scope and Content Note

The drawings in this collection relate to Reeves' professional work as an electrical engineer in the state of Georgia. The drawings document Reeves' professional work with architectural firms in Georgia; his involvement with several construction projects at schools and universities, particularly Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw Junior College (now known as Kennesaw State University), West Georgia College (now known as the University of West Georgia), and the University of Georgia; his electrical work for his church, First Baptist Church of Atlanta; and his residential projects.


Arrangement

The drawings are listed alphabetically, by building name.


Index Terms

Architectural drawings (visual works).
Clement J. Ford (Architectural firm).
Electrical engineering--Georgia.
First Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.).
Georgia Institute of Technology.
John W. Cherry (Architectural firm).
Kennesaw State University.
Reeves, Luther M., Jr., (Luther Monroe), 1908-1998
State University of West Georgia.
University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite [Item, Folder Title,] Luther M. Reeves, Jr. Drawings (VAMD322), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Provenance

Donation, April 2000 (accession #2000.044).

Processing Information

Arhant Durlabhji and Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in October 2007.

Revisions to Finding Aid

April 2010:
  • Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

  • Restrictions

    Restrictions: Access

    None.

    Restrictions: Use

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


    Separated Material

    The photographs and manuscripts in this collection have been processed separately as VAM322 and MS322, respectively. A drafting set and some small General Electric calculators have been removed to artifacts. Several Georgia Tech publications have also been removed and cataloged.


    Other Finding Aids

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


    Container List

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    2 g-5Anderson Residence (Chatham Hill)--Floor plans, 20 March 1982
     

    Drawer

    2 e-16Atlanta Lodge No. 78 BPOE, 17 February 1966
     

    Drawer

    2 f-15Atlanta Lodge No. 78 BPOE--Blueprints, 17 October 1949
     

    Drawer

    2 f-3Bank of Canton (Canton, GA)--Floor plan, 15 February 1971
     

    Drawer

    2 g-14Bells Ferry Office--Site plan, 7 September 1973
     

    Drawer

    2 g-1Briarcliff Road Baptist Chapel--Floor plans, undated
     

    Drawer

    2 e-5Brockett Road Elementary School (Dekalb County)--Floor plans, 5 October 1965
     

    Drawer

    2 g-4Butler Y Homes, Community Center and Nursery--Floor plans, 3 April 1970
     

    Drawer

    2 f-6Canton Elementary School (Canton, GA)--Floor plans, 31 October 1972
     

    Drawer

    2 g-12Canton Junior College, Library--Site plan, 24 October 1977
     

    Drawer

    2 f-13Chapman Elementary School (Cherokee County)--Floor plan, 29 November 1974
     

    Drawer

    2 g-15Cherokee County Board of Education--Floor plans, 30 March 1973
     

    Drawer

    2 g-8Cherokee County High School, Addition--Floor plans, 15 January 1963
     

    Drawer

    2 g-3Cherokee High School (Canton, GA), Field House--Electrical/floor plans, 10 August 1970
     

    Drawer

    2 f-5Cherokee High School (Cherokee County, GA), Greenhouse--Electrical plan, 10 November 1972
     

    Drawer

    2 f-11Eighteenth and West Peachtree Building--Blueprints, 3 May 1963
     

    Drawer

    N18-3First Baptist Church--Electrical drawing, 1973-1975
     

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    N18-9First Baptist Church--Electrical drawing, 1973-1975
     

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    N18-5First Baptist Church--Fire alarm system, 1974
     

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    N18-11First Baptist Church--Lighting protection plan, 24 January 1974
     

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    N18-6First Baptist Church--Sanctuary lighting, 1972-1973
     

    Drawer

    2 e-1First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Atlanta (Riverdale Branch)--Floor plans, 1 August 1973
     

    Drawer

    2 e-10Fisk University (Nashville, TN)--Auto positive, 7 May 1963
     

    Drawer

    2 e-11Georgia Institute of Technology, Chemistry Building--Specification drawings, 1 March 1967
     

    Drawer

    2 e-8Grove Park Elementary School (Atlanta)--Floor plans, 21 October 1965
     

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    2 e-9Heards Ferry High School (Fulton County)--Floor plans, 29 January 1969
     

    Drawer

    2 e-7John J. Eagan Homes (Atlanta, GA)--Primary electrical distribution system (aerials), 7 August 1972
     

    Drawer

    2 e-13John J. Eagan Homes (Atlanta, GA)--Primary electrical system, 7 August 1972
     

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    2 e-4John J. Eagan Homes (Atlanta, GA)--Property, utility, and topography map, March 1939
     

    Drawer

    2 g-17John R. Riley Residence--Floor plans, 20 August 1980
     

    Drawer

    N18-10Kennedy Residence (Valley Road, Atlanta, GA), September 1981
     

    Drawer

    2 g-21Kennedy Residence (Valley Road, Atlanta, GA)--Electrical and mechanical plans, 3 September 1981
     

    Drawer

    2 g-19Kennesaw, Georgia--Topographic map, 1968
     

    Drawer

    N18-8Kennesaw Junior College--External lighting, 13 January 1972
     

    Drawer

    N18-2Kennesaw Junior College--Electrical cables, 14 March 1973
     

    Drawer

    N18-12Kennesaw Junior College--Library lighting, 28 April 1972
     

    Drawer

    2 f-14Kennesaw Junior College, Student Center--Electrical site plan, 7 December 1971
     

    Drawer

    2 f-16Kennesaw Junior College, Student Center--Site plan, 7 December 1971
     

    Drawer

    2 e-14Laurel Ridge School (Dekalb County)--Electrical plan and schedules, 14 February 1963
     

    Drawer

    2 f-12Munford Residence--Floor plan, 24 August 1972
     

    Drawer

    2 g-18Oglethorpe University, Field House--Electrical plans/schedules, 6 July 1979
     

    Drawer

    2 f-4Oglethorpe University, Trustee Hall--Electrical plan, 15 January 1979
     

    Drawer

    2 f-7Peachtree North Ave. Apartments Parking Deck--Floor plans, 5 April 1962
     

    Drawer

    2 g-2R. M. Moore Elementary School (Waleska, GA)--Floor plans, 17 September 1970
     

    Drawer

    2 g-9R. M. Moore Elementary School (Cherokee County)--Site plan, 13 July 1976
     

    Drawer

    2 e-17Ridgeview High School (Fulton County, GA)--Floor plan, 1 February 1968
     

    Drawer

    2 e-15Ridgeview High School (Fulton County, GA), Addition--Floor plan, 8 November 1966
     

    Drawer

    2 f-10Ridgeview High School (Fulton County, GA), Stadium--Site plan, undated
     

    Drawer

    2 e-19Rockdale County High School, Vocational Building--Floor plan, 4 December 1970
     

    Drawer

    2 f-9Rolleston Pool House--Site plan, 16 January 1974
     

    Drawer

    2 g-6Scherer Residence (Randall Mill Road, Atlanta, GA)--Floor plans, 15 July 1982
     

    Drawer

    2 f-8Smith Residence (Winder, GA)--Electrical plans, undated
     

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    2 g-7Southeast Cherokee Elementary School (Cherokee County, GA)--Floor plans, 1 March 1976
     

    Drawer

    2 g-11Southeast Cherokee Elementary School (Cherokee County, GA)--Site/floor plan, 5 July 1972
     

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    2 f-17Southeast Cherokee Elementary School (Cherokee County, GA)--Site plan, 1 March 1976
     

    Drawer

    2 e-12Therrell High School (Atlanta)--Specification drawings, 15 December 1964
     

    Drawer

    2 g-20Tucker Residence (Randall Mill Road, Atlanta, GA)--Electrical plan, 5 June 1982
     

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    2 g-16Unidentified building off Holcomb Bridge Road (Roswell, GA)--Floor plans, 7 October 1974
     

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    2 f-2Unidentified residence--Floor plans, 11 March 1975
     

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    2 g-22[Unidentified residence?], Terrell Mill Road--Floor plans, 1 March 1975
     

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    N18-1University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Fine Arts Building--Electrical drawings, March 1974
     

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    N18-4University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Fine Arts Building--Electrical drawings, 12 November 1973
     

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    2 f-1University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Fine Arts Building--Floor plan, 27 February 1974
     

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    2 g-10University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Fine Arts Building--Floor plans, 1 May 1974
     

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    N18-7University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Fine Arts Building--Renovations, 1974
     

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    2 e-2[University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Fine Arts Building?]--Riser diagram/floor plans, 9 August 1973
     

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    2 e-18West Georgia College--Specification drawings, 2 May 1969
     

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    2 e-3West Georgia College, Adamson Hall--Floor plans, 30 August 1977
     

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    2 e-6West Georgia College, Biochemistry Building--Specification drawings and aerials, 13 December 1964
     

    Drawer

    2 g-13Woodstock Elementary School--Blueprints, 28 January 1955