Carey Hoyt Bostian Papers 1936-1977

Creator
Bostian, Carey Hoyt, 1907-2000
Size
3 linear feet (6 archival boxes)
Location

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Call number
MC 00076

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.

Carey Hoyt Bostian served as a faculty member at North Carolina State College from 1930 to 1973. 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, and was formally installed on February 22, 1954. 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.

Biographical/historical 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.

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

6 archival boxes

Arrangement

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.

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], Carey Hoyt Bostian Papers, MC 00076, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

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).

The collection is organized into two principal series:

National Science Foundation 1960-1969
Size: 1 foot

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.

2 boxes

Undergraduate Research Program 1961-1969
Director's Reports 1961-1965
Box 1, Folder 1
Director's Reports 1966-1969
Box 1, Folder 2
Participants 1959-1968
Box 1, Folder 3
Photographs 1966, undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Student Reports 1963
Box 1, Folder 5
Student Reports 1964
Box 1, Folder 6
Student Reports (Barrier-Benton) 1965
Box 1, Folder 7
Student Reports (Brown-Holder) 1965
Box 1, Folder 8
Student Reports (Marks-Patterson) 1965
Box 1, Folder 9
Student Reports (Richardson-Stinner) 1965
Box 1, Folder 10
Student Reports (Williams-Yang) 1965
Box 1, Folder 11
Student Reports (Bartholomew-Harrington) 1966
Box 1, Folder 12
Student Reports (Hoegerman-Prince) 1966
Box 1, Folder 13
Student Reports (Adkins-Ballance) 1967
Box 1, Folder 14
Student Reports (Congleton-Friedlander) 1967
Box 2, Folder 1
Student Reports (Gibson-Hoegerman) 1967
Box 2, Folder 2
Student Reports (Hosley-Jackson) 1967
Box 2, Folder 3
Student Reports (Palmer-Swanson) 1967
Box 2, Folder 4
Student Reports (Womble-Yates) 1967
Box 2, Folder 5
Student Reports (Braswell-Helms) 1968
Box 2, Folder 6
Student Reports (Holden-Smith) 1968
Box 2, Folder 7
Student Reports (Stultz-Young) 1968
Box 2, Folder 8
Student Reports (Cantrell-Erhardt) 1969
Box 2, Folder 9
Student Reports (Foster-Laney) 1969
Box 2, Folder 10
Student Reports (Powers-Stiff) 1969
Box 2, Folder 11
Student Reports Undated
Box 2, Folder 12
Summer Genetics Institute 1960-1965
1960
Box 3, Folder 1
1961
Box 3, Folder 2
1963
Box 3, Folder 3
1965
Box 3, Folder 4
North Carolina State University 1938-1977
Size: 2 linear feet

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.

4 boxes

Honors 1953-1975
Installation as Chancellor 1954 February 22
Box 3, Folder 5
U.S. Army XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg 1959 January 29
Box 3, Folder 6
1953-1975
Box 3, Folder 7
Lectures 1967-1977
1967-1968
Box 3, Folder 8
1970
Box 3, Folder 9
1971
Box 3, Folder 10
1972
Box 3, Folder 11
1973
Box 3, Folder 12
1974
Box 3, Folder 13
1975
Box 3, Folder 14
1976
Box 3, Folder 15
1977
Box 3, Folder 16
Undated
Box 3, Folder 17
Correspondence 1938-1974
Pre-1950
Box 3, Folder 18
1953 June 1-1953 June 15
Box 3, Folder 19
1953 June 16-1953 June 30
Box 4, Folder 1
1953 July
Box 4, Folder 2
1953 August-1953 December, 1953 undated
Box 4, Folder 3
1954-1958
Box 4, Folder 4
1959
Box 4, Folder 5
1963-1968
Box 4, Folder 6
1970
Box 4, Folder 7
1971-1974
Box 4, Folder 8
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.

1957-1973
Box 4, Folder 9
University publications 1953-1973
Code Provisions Governing the University of North Carolina 1970
Box 4, Folder 10
The N.C. State Agriculturalist 1953 October
Box 4, Folder 11
North Carolina State College News 1953-1958
Box 4, Folder 12
NCSU Alumni News 1971 January, 1973 May/June
Box 4, Folder 13
Tech Paths 1959
Box 4, Folder 14
News Items 1948-1973, undated
Press Releases 1958-1967
Press Releases 1958, 1967
Box 4, Folder 15
Clippings 1948-1973, undated
1948-1950
Box 4, Folder 16
1953 April 10-1953 June 12
Box 4, Folder 17
1953 June 13-1953 August 31
Box 4, Folder 18
1953 September-1953 December, 1953 undated
Box 5, Folder 1
1954 January
Box 5, Folder 2
1954 February 1-1954 February 21
Box 5, Folder 3
1954 February 22
Box 5, Folder 4
1954 February 23
Box 5, Folder 5
1954 February 24-1954 February 27
Box 5, Folder 6
1954 March
Box 5, Folder 7
1954 April 1-1954 April 9
Box 5, Folder 8
1954 April 10-1954 April 15
Box 5, Folder 9
1954 April 16-1954 April 19
Box 5, Folder 10
1954 April 20-1954 April 23
Box 5, Folder 11
1954 April 24-1954 April 28
Box 5, Folder 12
1954 April 29-1954 April 30
Box 5, Folder 13
1954 May 1-1954 May 6
Box 5, Folder 14
1954 May 7
Box 5, Folder 15
1954 May 10-1954 May 13
Box 5, Folder 16
1954 May 14
Box 5, Folder 17
1954 May 15-1954 May 18
Box 5, Folder 18
1954 May 19-1954 May 20
Box 5, Folder 19
1954 May 21-1954 May 24
Box 5, Folder 20
1954 May 25-1954 May 27
Box 5, Folder 21
1954 May 28-1954 May 31
Box 5, Folder 22
1954 June 1-1954 June 4
Box 5, Folder 23
1954 June 5-1954 June 7
Box 5, Folder 24
1954 June 8-1954 June 12
Box 6, Folder 1
1954 June 13-1954 June 25
Box 6, Folder 2
1955-1973
Box 6, Folder 3
undated
Box 6, Folder 4
Ephemera 1953-1975
Ephemera 1953-1975
Box 6, Folder 5
"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

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carey Hoyt Bostian Papers, MC 00076, 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.