Roy Styring Dearstyne Papers 1914-1970

Creator
Dearstyne, R. S. (Roy Styring), 1889-1960
Size
0.25 linear feet (1 half-box)
Location

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Call number
MC 00043

The Roy Styring Dearstyne Papers contain materials related to Dearstyne's education, teaching career, and endeavors in the field of poultry science, as well as materials related to his death and the Dearstyne Avian Health Center.

Roy Styring Dearstyne was a member of the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) Poultry Science faculty from 1922 to 1955, serving as the head of the Poultry Science Department from 1930 until his retirement in 1955. He developed a testing procedure for controlling pullorum disease in poultry, wrote one of the first books in the nation about poultry diseases, and was instrumental in the development and expansion of the North Carolina poultry industry. N.C. State's Dearstyne Avian Health Center, built in 1968, was named for him.

Biographical/historical note

Roy Styring Dearstyne was born on September 11, 1889 in Rensselaer, New York. He received his B.S. degree in bacteriology from the University of Maryland in 1916. During World War I he was on detached duty with the United States Army and then worked as a bacteriologist for various public health departments from 1916 to 1921. In 1923, Dearstyne received his M.S. degree in poultry pathology from North Carolina State College and began his career as an N.C. State professor.

A member of the N.C. State faculty from 1922 until his retirement in 1955, Dearstyne served as an Associate Professor of Poultry Science, 1922-1930, and Professor and Head of the Poultry Science Department, 1930-1955. As a pathologist, he developed a testing procedure for controlling pullorum disease in poultry. He also wrote one of the first books in the nation about poultry diseases, was influential in organizing the North Carolina Hatchery Association and the North Carolina Poultry Council, and is considered to have been an instrumental to the development and expansion of North Carolina's poultry industry.

Dearstyne was a fellow in the National Poultry Science Association, as well as a member of the editorial staff of Poultry Science. He was also a member of a number of professional, scientific, and honor societies, including Alpha Zeta, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. After his retirement, Dearstyne became a consultant for the Farmer's Cooperative Exchange.

When Roy S. Dearstyne died on February 27, 1960, he was survived by his wife, the former Anna Rose Holly, and their son, Roy H. Dearstyne. The R. S. Dearstyne Memorial Loan Fund was established after his death to provide financial aid to poultry majors at N.C. State and a building named after him--the Dearstyne Avian Health Center--was built on N.C. State's West Campus in 1968.

Scope/content

The Roy Styring Dearstyne papers contain a variety of materials related to Dearstyne's education, teaching career, and endeavors in the field of poultry science. This includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, programs of events, certificates, and one volume of his work. Also included in the collection are materials related to Dearstyne's death and the Dearstyne Avian Health Center. The papers date from 1914 to 1970.

Physical description

1 half-box

Arrangement

The collection is organized by general topic and the topics are alphabetized.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roy Styring Dearstyne Papers, MC 00043, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Given by Mrs. Roy S. Dearstyne (Anna Rose Holly Dearstyne) of Raleigh, N.C., on April 13, 1970.

Processing information

Processed by Jennifer McElroy, 2006 January.

Encoded by Jennifer McElroy, 2006 January.

Certificates, 1949 - 1955
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence, 1943 - 1956
Box 1, Folder 2
Education
Box 1, Folder 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1933 - 1956
Box 1, Folder 4
Obituary and Resolutions of Respect
Box 1, Folder 5
Poultry Science Department
Box 1, Folder 6
Roy Dearstyne Avian Health Center
Box 1, Folder 7
Roy S. Dearstyne, Publications, 1918-1940
Box 1, Folder 8, Volume 1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roy Styring Dearstyne Papers, MC 00043, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.