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Beeson, D.R. (Donald Richard), 1881-1983



D. R. Beeson, Sr. was born May 3, 1881 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. In 1900 Beeson attended Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania where he specialized in mathematics. He left college after two years when his funds ran low. Beeson began work as a draftsman for United States Steel in Gary, West Virginia. With his background in mathematics and drafting and his natural ability to draw, Beeson decided on architecture and completed a correspondence course in the subject.

In 1905, Beeson moved to Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia in order to work with George L. Carter, who was consolidating railroads and coal companies in south central Appalachia to form the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway. He remained in Bristol until 1912 when he moved to Johnson City, Tennessee to open his architectural practice.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

D.R. Beeson, Sr. Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0164
Scope and Contents The D. R. Beeson, Sr. Papers contain consist of the personal and professional papers of Donald Richard Beeson of Johnson City, Tennessee. Professional materials include architectural drawings, blueprints, and contract books relating to Beeson's designs of private residences and public and commercial buildings in East Tennessee, western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. Personal materials include Beeson's autobiography; essays; photographs; games and puzzles; newspaper...
Dates: 1830-1985, undated

Rotary Club of Johnson City Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-0019
Scope and Contents

The records of the Rotary Club consist of a collection of organizational records.

Dates: 1915 - 1977; Majority of material found in 1938-1968

Charles C. Sherrod Presidential Papers

Identifier: UnivRec-0059
Scope and Contents The papers of Charles C. Sherrod concern all aspects of the administration o£ East Tennessee State Teachers College during his term as president, 1925-1949. Records relating to ongoing subjects frequently were carried forward to succeeding administrations by the office of the president. Therefore, records of President B. E. Dossett should be checked for records of President C. C. Sherrod; likewise, the Sherrod Papers may include items from his predecessor's (Sidney Gilbreath) administration....
Dates: 1919-1956

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Blueprints (reprographic copies) 2
Corporation records 2
Personal papers 2
Photographs 2
Publications (document genre) 2