Edward Lamar Cloyd Papers 1915-1967

Creator
Cloyd, Edward Lamar, 1891-1973
Size
2.75 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
Location

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Call number
MC 00046

The Edward Lamar Cloyd Papers consist of personal and professional material documenting Cloyd's tenure as Dean of Students at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) and his extensive involvement in community affairs in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area. The papers date from 1915-1973.

Edward Lamar Cloyd entered the Agricultural and Mechanical College in Raleigh (later North Carolina State University) in 1910 and received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1915. In 1918, Cloyd began his career with North Carolina State College as an instructor of mechanical drawing, and became the Dean of Students in 1921. In 1927, North Carolina State College granted Cloyd a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management. Cloyd served as Dean of Students until 1957.

Biographical/historical note

Edward Lamar Cloyd was born on December 10, 1891, in Lenoir, North Carolina. He attended a private grammar school in town and went on to Lenoir High School, graduating in 1910. That same year, he entered the Agricultural and Mechanical College in Raleigh (later North Carolina State University). He received a degree of Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1915. Cloyd served as secretary for his graduating class.

While at college, Cloyd's extra-curricular involvements were extensive. He played bass drum in the college marching band, played violin in the college orchestra, sang bass in the glee club, and took an active part in literary society work. Cloyd was student president of the Young Men's Christian Association and remained active in "Y" administration throughout his life. In 1954, E. L. Cloyd received a meritorious service award from the YMCA for his decades of service to the organization.

After receiving his bachelors degree, Cloyd worked briefly in local business and also served for a short time as a high school math and physics teacher in his hometown of Lenoir. During the time he taught high school, Cloyd met one of his fellow teachers, Miss Bertha Daniels of Roxboro, North Carolina. The two were married in 1916. The couple had two children, a daughter, Ann and a son, Edward Lamar Jr.

In 1918, Cloyd began his career with the North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) as an instructor of mechanical drawing. In 1921, he became the Dean of Students. In 1927, North Carolina State College granted Cloyd a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management. Cloyd served as Dean of Students until 1957.

As the Dean of Students, E. L. Cloyd was involved in a wide variety of professional, civic and religious groups. He was President of the National Deans and Advisors of Men, President of the North Carolina College Conference, and he served as the Raleigh Kiwanis Club President in 1935. Dean Cloyd was active in in the North Carolina Vocational Guidance Association, and he was a member of numerous collegiate fraternal and honor societies (Tau Beta Pi, Pi Kappa Pi, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Tau, Golden Chain). After retiring in 1957, Cloyd became President of the Wake County Cancer Society. A lifelong Presbyterian, Cloyd was a charter member of the West Raleigh Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and clerk of the session.

For fifty years, E. L. Cloyd and his wife lived in their home on Hillsborough Street, directly across from the North Carolina State University campus. Always active in university affairs, Cloyd was instrumental in the development and construction of the Erdahl-Cloyd Student Union. The building is named for Dean Cloyd and the Union's first director, Jerry Erdahl.

E. L. Cloyd died on July 9, 1973.

Scope/content

The Edward Lamar Cloyd Papers reflect Cloyd's long tenure as Dean of Students at North Carolina State College. The collection is divided into three series, Personal Papers, Professional Papers, and Artifacts. The Personal Papers Series consists of diaries, notebooks, personal correspondence, material related to Cloyd's graduating class of 1915, and certificates of appreciation.The Professional Papers Series is made up of writings and speeches that Cloyd made as Dean of Students. There is also material related to guidance counseling and papers that document Dean Cloyd's participation in numerous professional, civic, fraternal and religious groups. Additionally, there is material related to university administration and campus development, and a collection of magazines, programs and professional publications that belonged to Cloyd. The Artifacts Series is made up of memory note cards and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings detailing memorable moments in Cloyd's life.

Physical description

5 archival boxes

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, and Artifacts. Within these series, the material is arranged topically and chronologically.

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], Edward Lamar Cloyd Papers, MC 00046, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

  • Gerald Orlando Theodore Erdahl Papers (MC 55)
  • North Carolina State University. Division of Student Affairs Records (UA 16)

Source of acquisition

Received in installments from E. L. Cloyd in 1970 (Accession no. 1970-0012), Catherine Jackson in 1979 (Accession no. 1979-0006), and Mrs. E. L. Cloyd, Jr. in 1995 (Accession no. 1995-0001).

Processing information

Processed by Mick Watts, 2002 August

Encoded by Mick Watts

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Personal Papers 1930-1965 (MC 00046 series 1)
Size: 0.75 linear feet

The Personal Papers Series contains diaries, notebooks, personal correspondence, North Carolina State College Class of 1915 graduation, alumni and reunion information and certificates of appreciation that Cloyd received from community organizations.

1.5 archival boxes

Diaries 1930, 1934, 1949
Card box 6
Notebooks 1929-1959
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1930-1953
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 3
L.A. Thornbury (Grandson)
Box 1, Folder 4
Class of 1915
Graduation
Box 1, Folder 5
Reunions
1920
Box 1, Folder 6
1925
Box 1, Folder 7
1930
Box 1, Folder 8
1935
Box 1, Folder 9
1940
Box 1, Folder 10
1944
Box 1, Folder 11
1950
Box 1, Folder 12
1955
Box 1, Folder 13
1960
Box 1, Folder 14
1965
Box 1, Folder 15
Certificates of Appreciation
Box 1, Folder 16
Writings
1921-1954
Box 1, Folder 17
"Personnel Departments" (Master's Thesis) 1927
Box 1, Folder 18
Speeches
"Objectives in the Field of Guidance"
Box 1, Folder 19
"Financing a College Education-A Radio Talk," 1933
Box 1, Folder 20
"The Technical Graduate and Community Life"
Box 1, Folder 21
Phi Kappa Phi Induction
Box 1, Folder 22
Memory Note Cards

See Artifacts Series Box 4

Scrapbook

See Artifacts Series Box 5

Professional Papers 1919-1962 (MC 00046 series 2)
Size: 0.75 linear feet

The Professional Papers Series is comprised of material related to Cloyd's work as Dean of Students. There is material related to guidance and vocational counseling and papers that document Dean Cloyd's participation in numerous professional, civic, fraternal and religious groups. Additionally, there is material related to university administration and campus development. There is also a collection of magazines, programs and professional publications that belonged to Cloyd.

1.5 archival boxes

Dean of Students
1919-1929
Box 2, Folder 1
1934-1955
Box 2, Folder 2
Freshman Week 1924-1953
Box 2, Folder 3
Guidance Counseling
Box 2, Folder 4
Vocational Guidance
Box 2, Folder 5
Vocational Guidance Course Booklet 1940
Box 2, Folder 6
Professional Organizations
Deans of Men 1928-1957
Box 2, Folder 7
North Carolina College Conference-Committee on Athletics 1935-1936
Box 2, Folder 8
North Carolina College Conference 1943-1954
Box 2, Folder 9
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
April, 1954-April, 1955
Box 3, Folder 1
June, 1956-January, 1957
Box 3, Folder 2
February, 1957-October, 1954
Box 3, Folder 3
University Administration-College Union
April, 1951-April, 1956
Box 3, Folder 4
May, 1956-May, 1960
Box 3, Folder 5
October, 1960-May, 1962
Box 3, Folder 6
Fraternities
1929-1931
Box 3, Folder 7
Phi Beta Kappa
Box 3, Folder 8
Phi Kappa Phi
Box 3, Folder 9
National Inter-fraternity Conference 1951-1958
Box 3, Folder 10
Collected magazines, articles and publications 1926-1960
Box 3, Folder 11
Artifacts (MC 00046 series 3)
Size: 1 linear foot

The Artifacts Series consists of memory note cards that Cloyd used to record anecdotes, Bible passages, book reviews and personal observations and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings chronicling highlights in Cloyd's life and career.

2 archival boxes

Memory Note Cards
Card box 4
Scrapbook
Flat box 5

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Lamar Cloyd Papers, MC 00046, 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.