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Architectural Archives: Alabama Architecture

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S. M. Wylie Papers

This accession consists of architectural drawings by E. Walter Burkhardt. They were used to design a home for Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Wylie in Roanoke, Alabama, in 1946. There are three copies of each set of architectural drawings, except for the "Owner's Copy." One set of the Owner's Copy drawings is in Box 3 and the other has been encapsulated and moved to Oversize Cabinet 4.

Turnipseed Family Papers

In 1976, Janice Turnipseed Ikenberry, great-grandaughter of the family's founder, donated 1100 acres of her family's estate in Bullock County, Ala. to Auburn University. She and her husband, Ernest, were retired from the Auburn University faculty. The family was founded by William Turnipseed who moved from South Carolina in 1828, becoming a prosperous planter. His son, D.C. Turnipseed, became a highly-respected, progressive farmer at the turn of the century. W.O. Turnipseed followed the family business, then left the estate to his daughter Janice. 

Collection contains sketches and photographs of Turnipseed family and farm, as well as houses. Floor plans, elevations, and notes on structures are included, as well as published materials and memoirs about family members. Also includes other documents relating to the history of Union Springs and Bullock County, including land grants signed by Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. The collection also contains photographs, currency, and a newspaper clipping related to a gift of property made by Janice Turnipseed Ikenberry and her husband, Ernest Ikenberry, to Auburn University in 1976.