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McNeel Marble Company Collection, circa 1906-1940s | Kennesaw State University Archives

By Armando Suarez

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Collection Overview

Title: McNeel Marble Company Collection, circa 1906-1940sAdd to your cart.

ID: SC/M/004/

Primary Creator: McNeel Marble Company (Marietta, Ga.)

Extent: 9.0 Items

Date Acquired: 10/28/2016

Subjects: Business enterprises--Georgia--Marietta, Marble--Catalogs, Memorials, Sepulchral monuments

Forms of Material: Postcards, Reproductions, Sales catalogs, Sepia prints

Languages: English

Abstract

The McNeel Marble Company of Marietta, Georgia, was founded in the spring of 1892 by Morgan Louis McNeel and his brother, R. M. McNeel. The company expanded its services through branch offices in several other cities and continued operations until the early-to-mid 1960s. The McNeel Marble Company Collection consists of a sales catalog, reproductions of plant drawings, postcards, and a sepia print of the plant.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The McNeel Marble Company Collection contains materials related to the company founded in the spring of 1892 by Morgan Louis McNeel and his brother R. M. McNeel. Items include a sales catalog, reproductions of plant drawings, postcards, and a sepia print of the plant located in Marietta, Georgia.

Collection Historical Note

The McNeel Marble Company was a large builder of memorials/monuments located in Marietta, Georgia, and was founded in the spring of 1892 by Morgan Louis Morgan and his brother, R. M. McNeel. Its location near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains gave the plant convenient access to quarrying areas of fine marble and granite, and by 1912, they advertised the company as “the largest monumental plant in the South,” The company expanded its services through branch offices in several other cities and continued operations until the early-to-mid 1960s.

Subject/Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Marietta
Marble--Catalogs
Memorials
Sepulchral monuments

Administrative Information

Repository: Kennesaw State University Archives

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws.  Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person.

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Researchers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kennesaw State University and its officers, employees, and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions, and expenses arising out of use of archival collections held by the Kennesaw State University Archives.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for Official University records is held by Kennesaw State University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: Donated by Laurie Middleton, co-executor of the Estate of G. Warren Thomas, on October 28, 2016 (Accession 16-085-sc).

Related Materials:

KSU Archives: Oral history with the grandson of Morgan Louis McNeel, Harry Hodgson (Hap) McNeel: http://hdl.handle.net/11360/376.

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at UGA: McNeel Family Home Movie Collection: http://www.libs.uga.edu/media/collections/homemovies/mcneel.html.

Georgia Marble Company Records, circa 1910-2004: http://archon.kennesaw.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=328

Related Publications: The McNeel Marble Company, Marietta, Georgia; the South’s largest monument plant, one of the oldest and largest in America: marble, granite, bronze (http://www.worldcat.org/title/mcneel-marble-company-marietta-georgia-the-souths-largest-monument-plant-one-of-the-oldest-and-largest-in-america-marble-granite-bronze/oclc/16835542).

Preferred Citation: [Collection name and/or item name; Collection/item number; Box/folder/item number or name], Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, Kennesaw State University.

Processing Information: Processed by: Armando Suarez, November 2016


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Item 1: Sales catalog: "McNeel, The Greatest Name in Stonecraft", circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Sales catalog dating from around the 1940s with images and descriptive information of memorials created by the McNeel Marble Company. Pages 5-12 are reproductions of missing pages from the catalog. Contains an inscription in pencil “E. E. McNeel Jr., Mar 19, 1947”--Back free endpaper.
Oversize Paper Folder 1: Reproductions of drawings of the McNeel Marble Company, circa 1906Add to your cart.
Folder contains four reproductions of drawings of the McNeel Marble Company plant located in Sessions Street, Marietta, Georgia.
Folder 2: Postcards, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder contains three postcards, presumably of memorials constructed by the McNeel Marble Company: Statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Forrest Park, Memphis, Tennessee (color); Court House, New-Castle, Virginia (black-and-white); and the Confederate Cemetery, Marietta, Georgia (color).


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