William C. Pauley papers, 1905-1973

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pauley, William C. (William Crooks), 1893-1985.
Title: William C. Pauley papers, 1905-1973
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 660
Extent: 8 linear feet (16 boxes), 2 bound volumes (BV), 2 oversized bound volumes (OBV), and 2 oversized papers boxes and 1 oversized papers folders (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Atlanta landscript architect William C. Pauley including correspondence, photographs, landscape drawings, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

William C. Pauley landscape architectural records, Atlanta History Center Archives.

Related Materials in This Repository

Francis Freeborn Pauley papers and Emory University Archives, Emory University entrance plan (OP), 1960.


Gift, 1984.


[after identification of item(s)], William C. Pauley papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

William Crooks Pauley, landscape architect, was born 6 July 1893 in Lafayette, Indiana, and died in 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was educated at Purdue University (B.S., 1916) where he majored in agriculture with a specialty in horticulture and the University of Massachusetts (M.L.A., 1918); served in the U.S. Army (1918-1919); and married Frances Emma Freeborn on 24 May 1930. Pauley moved to Atlanta in 1919 and worked as a draftsman for E. Burton Cooke, Landscape Architect. He established his own office in 1922 at the 101 Marietta Street Building in downtown Atlanta. His professional memberships included the Georgia Engineering Society (life member), Atlanta Beautiful Commission, Advisory Board of DeKalb County Parks System, American Society of Landscape Architects, State Examining Board of Landscape Architects and fellow of the American Institute of Park Executives.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of William C. Pauley from 1905 to 1973. The papers include materials documenting both his personal and professional life. The personal files include correspondence, materials relating to his education at Perdue University, honorary certificates, family photographs, and newspaper clippings. The professional office files span the course of his career as a landscape architect and include correspondence, descriptive inventories of landscape projects, plans, photographs, scrapbooks, and office diaries documenting work he performed in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee from 1925-1965. His work in connection with the Joel Hurt Memorial Park in downtown Atlanta, the Centennial Fountain at Lake Eola, Orlando, Florida, and the Grand Hotel at Point Clear, Alabama is well represented.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) Personal files, (2) Professional files, and (3) Printed material.

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