MC 00076 Guide to the Carey Hoyt Bostian Collection, 1936-1977

This collection is divided into two series: National Science Foundation and North Carolina State University. National Science Foundation is divided into two subseries, Undergraduate Research Program and Summer Genetics Institute. North Carolina State University is divided into seven subseries: Honors, Lectures, Correspondence, Reports, University Publications, News Items, and Ephemera. Items in the Ephemera subseries are described at the item level.
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This series includes reports, research papers, and programs from the National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Research Program and the Summer Genetics Institute. The majority of the "Undergraduate Research Program" subseries consists of student research papers, arranged alphabetically within each year. The "Summer Genetics Institute" subseries mainly consists of programs, and participant lists and photographs. Bostian taught courses at these institutes.
Undergraduate Research Program, 1961 - 1969
[Box 1, Folder 1] Director's Reports, 1961 - 1965
[Box 1, Folder 2] Director's Reports, 1966 - 1969
[Box 1, Folder 3] Participants, 1959 - 1968
[Box 1, Folder 4] Photographs, 1966, undated
[Box 1, Folder 5] Student Reports, 1963
[Box 1, Folder 6] Student Reports, 1964
[Box 1, Folder 7] Student Reports (Barrier-Benton), 1965
[Box 1, Folder 8] Student Reports (Brown-Holder), 1965
[Box 1, Folder 9] Student Reports (Marks-Patterson), 1965
[Box 1, Folder 10] Student Reports (Richardson-Stinner), 1965
[Box 1, Folder 11] Student Reports (Williams-Yang), 1965
[Box 1, Folder 12] Student Reports (Bartholomew-Harrington), 1966
[Box 1, Folder 13] Student Reports (Hoegerman-Prince), 1966
[Box 1, Folder 14] Student Reports (Adkins-Ballance), 1967
[Box 2, Folder 1] Student Reports (Congleton-Friedlander), 1967
[Box 2, Folder 2] Student Reports (Gibson-Hoegerman), 1967
[Box 2, Folder 3] Student Reports (Hosley-Jackson), 1967
[Box 2, Folder 4] Student Reports (Palmer-Swanson), 1967
[Box 2, Folder 5] Student Reports (Womble-Yates), 1967
[Box 2, Folder 6] Student Reports (Braswell-Helms), 1968
[Box 2, Folder 7] Student Reports (Holden-Smith), 1968
[Box 2, Folder 8] Student Reports (Stultz-Young), 1968
[Box 2, Folder 9] Student Reports (Cantrell-Erhardt), 1969
[Box 2, Folder 10] Student Reports (Foster-Laney), 1969
[Box 2, Folder 11] Student Reports (Powers-Stiff), 1969
[Box 2, Folder 12] Student Reports, Undated
Summer Genetics Institute, 1960 - 1965
[Box 3, Folder 1] 1960
[Box 3, Folder 2] 1961
[Box 3, Folder 3] 1963
[Box 3, Folder 4] 1965
This series includes materials from Bostian's tenure at North Carolina State University, both as chancellor and as a professor. The majority of the series consists of photocopied newsclippings from various papers across North Carolina, primarily Raleigh's News & Observer and Times. The majority of the clippings are from professional clipping services, with the date and source of the story clearly identified.
Other aspects of this series include correspondence, most of which is dated from June to December 1953. Most of the lectures and reports were created after Bostian stepped down from the Chancellorship.
Items that do not fit into any other subseries have been placed into the "Ephemera" subseries. These materials are listed individually, and include items such as "The Saga of Jimmy the Bull," referring to former School of Agriculture Dean James H. Hilton. This subseries also contains several photographs of Bostian.
Honors, 1953 - 1975
[Box 3, Folder 5] Installation as Chancellor, 1954 February 22
[Box 3, Folder 6] U.S. Army XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, 1959 January 29
[Box 3, Folder 7] 1953 - 1975
Lectures, 1967 - 1977
[Box 3, Folder 8] 1967 - 1968
[Box 3, Folder 9] 1970
[Box 3, Folder 10] 1971
[Box 3, Folder 11] 1972
[Box 3, Folder 12] 1973
[Box 3, Folder 13] 1974
[Box 3, Folder 14] 1975
[Box 3, Folder 15] 1976
[Box 3, Folder 16] 1977
[Box 3, Folder 17] Undated
Correspondence, 1938 - 1974
[Box 3, Folder 18] Pre-1950
[Box 3, Folder 19] 1953 June 1 - 1953 June 15
[Box 4, Folder 1] 1953 June 16 - 1953 June 30
[Box 4, Folder 2] 1953 July
[Box 4, Folder 3] 1953 August - 1953 December, 1953 undated
[Box 4, Folder 4] 1954 - 1958
[Box 4, Folder 5] 1959
[Box 4, Folder 6] 1963 - 1968
[Box 4, Folder 7] 1970
[Box 4, Folder 8] 1971 - 1974
Reports, 1957 - 1973
Includes a short report about Bostian's trip to Peru, Bostian's 1958 request to return to teaching, Bostian's 1959 report to President of the Consolidated University of North Carolina William Friday, historical notes on the development of general faculty bylaws, and a notice regarding Bostian's 1973 retirement.
[Box 4, Folder 9] 1957 - 1973
University publications, 1953 - 1973
[Box 4, Folder 10] Code Provisions Governing the University of North Carolina, 1970
[Box 4, Folder 11] The N.C. State Agriculturalist, 1953 October
[Box 4, Folder 12] North Carolina State College News, 1953 - 1958
[Box 4, Folder 13] NCSU Alumni News, 1971 January, 1973 May/June
[Box 4, Folder 14] Tech Paths, 1959
News Items, 1948 - 1973, undated
Press Releases, 1958 - 1967
[Box 4, Folder 15] Press Releases, 1958, 1967
Clippings, 1948 - 1973, undated
[Box 4, Folder 16] 1948 - 1950
[Box 4, Folder 17] 1953 April 10 - 1953 June 12
[Box 4, Folder 18] 1953 June 13 - 1953 August 31
[Box 5, Folder 1] 1953 September - 1953 December, 1953 undated
[Box 5, Folder 2] 1954 January
[Box 5, Folder 3] 1954 February 1 - 1954 February 21
[Box 5, Folder 4] 1954 February 22
[Box 5, Folder 5] 1954 February 23
[Box 5, Folder 6] 1954 February 24 - 1954 February 27
[Box 5, Folder 7] 1954 March
[Box 5, Folder 8] 1954 April 1 - 1954 April 9
[Box 5, Folder 9] 1954 April 10 - 1954 April 15
[Box 5, Folder 10] 1954 April 16 - 1954 April 19
[Box 5, Folder 11] 1954 April 20 - 1954 April 23
[Box 5, Folder 12] 1954 April 24 - 1954 April 28
[Box 5, Folder 13] 1954 April 29 - 1954 April 30
[Box 5, Folder 14] 1954 May 1 - 1954 May 6
[Box 5, Folder 15] 1954 May 7
[Box 5, Folder 16] 1954 May 10 - 1954 May 13
[Box 5, Folder 17] 1954 May 14
[Box 5, Folder 18] 1954 May 15 - 1954 May 18
[Box 5, Folder 19] 1954 May 19 - 1954 May 20
[Box 5, Folder 20] 1954 May 21 - 1954 May 24
[Box 5, Folder 21] 1954 May 25 - 1954 May 27
[Box 5, Folder 22] 1954 May 28 - 1954 May 31
[Box 5, Folder 23] 1954 June 1 - 1954 June 4
[Box 5, Folder 24] 1954 June 5 - 1954 June 7
[Box 6, Folder 1] 1954 June 8 - 1954 June 12
[Box 6, Folder 2] 1954 June 13 - 1954 June 25
[Box 6, Folder 3] 1955 - 1973
[Box 6, Folder 4] undated
Ephemera, 1953 - 1975
[Box 6, Folder 5] Ephemera, 1953 - 1975
"The Saga of Jimmy the Bull, ", 1953
Student Leaders, 1957 - 1958
Zoology and entomology staff, circa 1947
[Photograph] "Chancellor Carey H. Bostian and his wife greeting Chancellor Emeritus John W. Harrelson and his wife at a formal party,", 1954?
[Photograph] Col. Paul, PAST, 1958 - 1959
[Photograph] Col. Paul, PAST, 1958 - 1959
[Photograph] ROTC Awards, 1959 May 9
[Photograph] Bostian standing in front of D. H. Hill Library, 1973 May
[Photograph] Bostian sitting at his desk, 1975 January 31
[Photograph] Former Chancellor Carey H. Bostian, distinguished teaching professor, greeted by Dr. Thomas following his election at the Student Center, 1975 September 26
[Photograph] Bostian holding N.C. State College "Raleigh" memorabilia, undated
[Photograph] Bostian looking at model airplane, undated
[Photograph] Bostian speaking to women, undated
[Photograph] Belltower, cars covered with snow, undated

Creator

Bostian, Carey Hoyt, 1907-2000

Quantity

3.0 Linear feet 6 archival boxes

General Physical Description note

6 archival boxes

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Received from Carey Hoyt Bostian in 1975 (Accession no. 1975-0001). Additions to the collection received from Bostian in 1976 (Accession no. 1976-0008), 1977 (Accession no. 1977-0006), and 1980 (Accession no. 1980-0005).

Processing

Processed by: Dawne E. Howard;machine-readable finding aid created by: Dawne E. Howard

Scope and Content Note

The Carey Hoyt Bostian papers and photographs contains correspondence, news clippings, and photographs relating to Bostian's tenure at North Carolina State University as Director of Instruction at the School of Agriculture and as Chancellor of the University. Also included are Bostian's speeches and correspondence relating to his chancellorship.

The contents of these materials portray Bostian's commitment to North Carolina State University. Newspaper clippings from across North Carolina follow Bostian's 1953 appointment and 1954 installation as chancellor, his assurance that the federal government would not allow the country to slip into another economic depression, and his 1957 trip to Peru. Other items, such as materials from the National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Research Program, demonstrate Bostian's commitment to his students.

Biographical Note

Carey Hoyt Bostian served as a faculty member at North Carolina State College from 1930 to 1973. He was born March 1, 1907 in China Grove, North Carolina. Educated at Salisbury High School, he left North Carolina in 1924 to study at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. He returned to North Carolina in 1925 to attend Catawba College, receiving his Bachelor's degree in 1928. He received his Master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1930 and his Ph.D. from the same school in 1933. He was a teaching fellow at the University of Pittsburgh from 1928 to 1930, had special training at the University of Chicago in 1930, and was an instructor at Catawba College during the 1934 summer session.

Bostian joined the faculty at North Carolina State College in 1930 as an assistant professor in zoology. He became an associate professor in 1936, and a full professor in 1946. Also in 1946, Bostian was appointed assistant director of instruction in the State College School of Agriculture. In 1948, he became the associate dean of the School of Agriculture, and became director of instruction in 1950. During this year, he also became a professor in the genetics department. His title changed to director of instruction, School of Agriculture, in 1952.

On September 1, 1953, Bostian became the seventh chancellor of North Carolina State College. He was formally installed on February 22, 1954. Bostian oversaw a multimillion dollar expansion during his tenure, which included enrollment surpassing 5,000 students.

In 1959, Bostian resigned as chancellor in order to return to teaching. He helped establish the Faculty Senate, and served as its chairman from 1962 to 1963. Bostian continued to teach genetics at North Carolina State until his retirement in 1973.

Bostian was a member of numerous organizations, including Sigma Xi, the Poultry Science Association, the Genetics Society of America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of University Professors, the North Carolina Academy of Science, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Zeta, and the National Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities.

Bostian received many awards at North Carolina State, including the Blue Key Award and the Alumni Distinguished Professor Award. In 1975, Bostian received a Watauga Medal, the highest honor the university awards. In 1980, the university dedicated Bostian Hall as a new building for scientific instruction. Also in this year, the Alumni Association awarded Bostian an Award of Merit for the greatest service by a non-alumnus to the university. In 1986, a 246-bell carillon was dedicated to him and his wife, Neita. Bostian's son, Dr. Lloyd Bostian, established The Chancellor Carey Bostian Scholarship, to be awarded annually to a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences interested in genetics. In addition, The Carey and Neita Bostian Library Endowment contributes to buying human genetics materials.

Bostian died on April 22, 2000.

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