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Archie V. Benner, Sr., architectural engineer, was born in 1897, and worked in El Paso, Texas for 55 years, as part of the firms of Benner, Bynum, and Dinsmoor; Hartger and Benner; and also Frasier and Benner. He was a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He died on July 7, 1979, at age 82, and was survived by his wife, Ann P. Benner, three sons, and two step-sons. The collection consists mainly of office files from the years 1920 to 1967 for Benner’s jobs in and around the El Paso, Texas area, including New Mexico. Although Benner’s projects included residences, most of the files are for the construction of commercial buildings, hospitals, schools, and churches. Materials in the collection include contracts, reports, correspondence, notes, plans, books, photographs, drawings, and blueprints.