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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.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

D.R. Beeson, Sr. Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-164
Scope and Contents The D. R. Beeson, Sr. Papers contain architectural drawings, blueprints, and contract books relating to Beeson's designs of private residences, courthouses, school buildings, churches, bank buildings, and offices in East Tennessee, western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia. Also in the papers are Beeson's autobiography, essays and short stories; collected games and puzzles; newspaper clippings, pins, certificates, plaques, and photographs from his life-long interest in the...

Rotary Club of Johnson City Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AppMs-19
Arrangement These records came to the Archives in no discernible order and were, therefore, reorganized by record type, then alphabetically written.

Charles C. Sherrod Presidential Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UnivRec-59
Arrangement Leaving the papers in their original arrangement, seven series were delineated for the guide: Series 1, Administrative files; Series 2, Faculty correspondence; Series 3, County and City Superintendents; Series 4, Miscellaneous correspondence; Series 5, Applications for positions; Series 6, Specifications for buildings; and Series 7, Budgets and financial papers.