MC 00152 Guide to the A. C. Barefoot Papers, 1950-2001

This collection is organized into two series, Personal Papers and Professional Papers.
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The Personal Papers contain personal correspondence, academic transcripts, college reunion mementos, business papers, and biographical material belonging to A. C. Barefoot.
Correspondence
[Box 1, Folder 1] Personal Correspondence, 1970
Alumni and Student Papers
[Box 1, Folder 2] Class of 1950 reunion, 1985 Jan. 17 - 1985 May 4
[Box 1, Folder 3] Transcripts, 1952 Apr. 14 - 1972 Dec. 14
Business Papers
[Box 1, Folder 4] Angier Development Corp., 1957 Jan. 2
[Box 1, Folder 5] Job openings, 1962-1981
[Box 1, Folder 6] Chestnuts, 1988 Nov. 21 - 1997 Dec. 11
[Box 1, Folder 7] International Affairs, 1966 June 23 - 1981 May 28
[Box 1, Folder 8] Riggins vs. Duke Power Co., correspondence, 1992-1994
[Box 1, Folder 9] Riggins vs. Duke Power Co., notes, receipts, and photos, 1992-1994
[Box 1, Folder 10] Receipts and travel literature, 1993-2000
[Box 14, Folder 6] Riggins vs. Duke Power Co., 1978-1981
Biographical Files
[Box 1, Folder 11] Resumes and biographical material, undated
This series contains professional publications and correspondence, academic and adminstrative papers, and computer generated dendrochronological statistical studies conducted by A. C. Barefoot during his tenure with the North Carolina State University School of Forestry and Wood Products Extension Service. Additionally, there is material documenting Barefoot's participation on two North Carolina state commissions that were convened to study and develop benefit programs for North Carolina state employees. The series also contains material related to Barefoot's experiences as a Forestry Advisor in East Pakistan, and papers and studies which Barefoot produced while working on the Winchester Archeological Project, as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, Wolfson College, in Oxford, England.
Correspondence
General professional correspondence generated and received by Barefoot during his tenure with North Carolina State University.
[Box 2, Folder 1] Forestry, 1960-1990
[Box 2, Folder 2] General Correspondence, 1967-1971
[Box 2, Folder 3] General Correspondence, 1972-1974
[Box 2, Folder 4] General Correspondence, 1975-1990
[Box 2, Folder 5] England, 1978-2001
[Box 2, Folder 6] Omar Ali, 1979 Jan. 27
[Box 2, Folder 7] James S. Bethel, 1962 Dec. 16 -1980 Oct. 28
[Box 2, Folder 9] Claude Caldwell, 1970 Dec. 2
[Box 2, Folder 10] Edward Erickson, 1975 Nov. 11-1976 Mar. 19
[Box 2, Folder 11] William Gladstone, 1966 Mar. 28 -1972 June 24
[Box 2, Folder 12] Frank Hankins, 1968 June 11-1982 Jan. 5
[Box 2, Folder 13] Joel Howard, 1987 Jan. 19
[Box 2, Folder 14] Duong Trung Hung, 1963 July 31 - 1971 July 1
[Box 2, Folder 15] J. F. Levy, 1974 Jan.21
[Box 2, Folder 16] Muhammed Azam Malik, 1978 Oct.10-1981 Dec. 18
[Box 2, Folder 17] Ray Moore, 1968 June 17
[Box 2, Folder 18] Russell Parham, 1966 Sept. 20
[Box 2, Folder 19] Mauro Silva Reis, 1971 Aug. 20
[Box 2, Folder 20] Stanley Richardson, 1965 Sept. 27-1987 July 29
[Box 2, Folder 21] Earl Sluder, 1965 Sept. 10-1965 Sept. 23
[Box 2, Folder 22] Jack Dee Traywick, 1956 Mar. 11-1969 Nov. 11
[Box 2, Folder 23] Thomas Wooten, 1970 July 24-1970 Oct. 14
[Box 2, Folder 24] Romulo Andre Del Castillo, 1967 May 19
[Box 2, Folder 25] Don Cole, 1966 Dec. 29-1967 Jan.11
[Box 2, Folder 26] John Charles Lee, 1969 Sept. 17-1972 May 5
[Box 2, Folder 27] Michael Wilcox, 1973 May 14
[Legal Box 14, Folder 1] Correspondence Oversized- Dilip Das, 1975 Nov. 9 -1977 Aug.21
[Legal Box 14, Folder 2] Correspondence Oversized- Abm Salehuddin, 1961-1979 Feb. 19
[Legal Box 14, Folder 3] Correspondence Oversized- Wallace Smith, 1966 Mar. 17-1973 Apr. 11
Pakistan
These files contain material collected by Barefoot when he served as the Forestry Advisor to the Pakistan Forest Research Laboratory in Chittagong, East Pakistan (later Bangladesh).
[Box 2, Folder 28] Journal - Chittagong, East Pakistan, 1959-1960
[Box 2, Folder 29] Pakistan - General Files, 1959-1967
[Box 2, Folder 30] Pakistan Observer, 1960 July
School of Forestry, Wood Products Extension Service
Research and general adminstrative files from Barefoot's tenure as a professor and leader of the Wood Products Extension Service for North Carolina State University.
[Box 3, Folder 1] Hardwood Research, undated
[Box 3, Folder 2] Project No. 612-27, 1962 Mar. 26-1962 June 4
[Box 3, Folder 4] Wildlife, 1967-1976
[Box 3, Folder 5] TAPPI-Forest Biology Conference, 1970-1975
[Box 3, Folder 6] TAPPI-Forest Biology Committee, 1971 May-1979 Feb. 13
[Box 3, Folder 7] Summer Camp, 1971
[Box 3, Folder 8] Continental Forest Tour, 1974
[Box 3, Folder 9] Pulp and Paper Extension Program, 1975
[Box 3, Folder 10] National Forest System Bills-Andrews, 1976
[Box 3, Folder 11] Cambial Activities, Spring, 1980
[Box 3, Folder 12] Oxford University Press, 1982
Proofs
"Identification of Modern and Tertiary Woods" by A.C. Barefoot & F.W. Hankins
[Box 3, Folder 13] Cambial Activities, Winter, 1982
[Legal Box 14, Folder 4] Task Force on Environment and Natural Resources, 1969 Nov. 14-1971 Aug.
Visiting Scientist Program
Files contain material related to Barefoot's involvement with the North Carolina State University Visiting Scientist Program. The material covers the time period when Barefoot served as the program's director.
[Box 4, Folder 1] Director's Report, 1967 June 30-1968 June 30
[Box 4, Folder 2] Director's Report (1 of 2), 1969 July 1-1970 June 30
[Box 4, Folder 3] Director's Report (2 of 2), 1969 July 1-1970 June 30
[Box 4, Folder 4] Director's Report (rough draft), 1969 July 1-1970 June 30
[Box 4, Folder 5] Director's Report, 1970 July 1-1971 June 30
[Box 4, Folder 6] Director's Report -Robert J. Hoyle, 1970 April 7
[Box 4, Folder 7] Correspondence, undated
[Box 4, Folder 8] Correspondence, 1967 Jan.-1968 Jan.
[Box 4, Folder 9] Correspondence, 1968 Feb.-1968 May.
[Box 4, Folder 10] Correspondence, 1968 June.-1968 July
[Box 4, Folder 11] Correspondence, 1968 Aug.-1968 Sept.
[Box 4, Folder 12] Correspondence, 1968 Oct.
[Box 4, Folder 13] Correspondence, 1968 Nov.
[Box 4, Folder 14] Correspondence, 1968 Dec. - 1969 Jan.
[Box 4, Folder 15] Correspondence, 1969 Feb.- 1969 Mar.
[Box 5, Folder 1] Correspondence, 1969 Apr.-1969-May.
[Box 5, Folder 2] Correspondence, 1969 June-1969-July.
[Box 5, Folder 3] Correspondence, 1969 Aug.
[Box 5, Folder 4] Correspondence, 1969 Sept.
[Box 5, Folder 5] Correspondence, 1969 Oct.-1969 Nov.
[Box 5, Folder 6] Correspondence, 1969 Dec.
[Box 5, Folder 7] Correspondence, 1970 Jan.
[Box 5, Folder 8] Correspondence, 1970 Feb.-1970 Mar.
[Box 5, Folder 9] Correspondence, 1970 Apr.-1970 May
[Box 5, Folder 10] Correspondence, 1970 June.-1978 Mar.
Teachers and State Employees Benefits Legislative Commission
In 1969, Barefoot was appointed chairman of The Teachers and State Employee's Benefits Legislative Commission by Governor Robert W. Scott. The group brought about improvements in the state employment retirement system. Hospitalization and disablity salary continuation plans for teachers and state employees were introduced, and North Carolina's university faculty members were allowed to join the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association. As a result of his efforts, Barefoot was recognized by the North Carolina Association of Educators, and the North Carolina State Employees Association for his 'Outstanding Contributions'.
[Box 6, Folder 1] Fringe Benefits, 1965-1978
[Box 6, Folder 2] Publications and Pamphlets, 1966-1970
[Box 6, Folder 3] Commission, 1967-1970
[Box 6, Folder 4] Legislative Preparation, 1968-1971
[Box 6, Folder 5] Annual Statistical Summary, 1969
[Box 6, Folder 6] Annual Statistical Summary, Retirement System, 1969
[Box 6, Folder 7] Report (1 of 2), 1969
[Box 6, Folder 8] Report (2 of 2), 1969
[Box 6, Folder 9] Group Insurance-Meeting Minutes, 1969 Sept.-1970 May
[Box 6, Folder 10] Meetings, 1969 Jan.-1969 Feb.
[Box 6, Folder 11] Report (1 of 2), 1970
[Box 7, Folder 1] Report (2 of 2), 1970
[Box 7, Folder 2] Correspondence, 1969 Oct.-1970 Feb.
[Box 7, Folder 3] Correspondence, 1970 Mar.-1970 Dec.
[Box 7, Folder 4] Group Insurance, Arizona Board of Regents, 1970 Jan. 5
[Box 7, Folder 5] Group Insurance, Preliminary Report, 1970 Feb 26
[Box 7, Folder 6] Meetings, 1970 Mar.-1970 July
[Box 7, Folder 7] Recommendations, 1970-Mar.
[Box 7, Folder 8] Report, First Draft, 1970- Oct..
[Box 7, Folder 9] Report, 1970-Nov.
[Box 8, Folder 1] Correspondence, 1970 Dec. 18 -1971 Sept. 23
[Box 8, Folder 2] Retirement Correspondence and Pamphlets, 1971 Feb. 25 -1971 Apr. 21
[Box 8, Folder 3] Group Insurance and Welfare Committee, 1970-1971
[Box 8, Folder 4] Joint Appropritations Sub-Committee, 1970-1971
[Box 8, Folder 5] Retirement-TIAA, 1970-1971
[Box 8, Folder 6] Legislation, 1971
[Box 8, Folder 7] Study Commission for University Government, 1972 June-1973 August
[Box 8, Folder 8] Retirement-Fringe, 1972
[Box 8, Folder 9] Retirement and Actuarial Services Correspondence and Notes, 1976
[Box 8, Folder 10] Retirement and Actuarial Services Report to the North Carolina General Assembly, 1977
[Box 8, Folder 11] Medical Benefits, 1977
Dendrochronology files on Winchester Archeological dig for King Arthur's Round Table
In 1973 Barefoot was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Award, and was made a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, Wolfson College, Oxford, England. Oxford's Winchester Research Unit utilized dendrochronological methods in dating wooden items from their archeological studies. Barefoot's skill as a dendrochronologist enabled him to aid in accurately dating a huge wooden disk known as, "King Arthur's Round Table", that had hung on the wall of Winchester Castle for 600 years. Barefoot later contributed to a book about the project written by Oxford scholar, Martin Biddle, titled, King Arthur's Round Table. These files contain correspondence, numerous statistical studies, and detailed manuscripts documenting Barefoot's contribution to the archeological dig, and to Biddle's publication. There is also material related to a documentary that the British Broadcating Company produced highlighting Barefoot's involvement with the Winchester Research Unit. Additionally there are specimen data files from the Winchester Cathedral Green, Tree Ring Bulletins with general information from the field of dendrochronology, and material related to Barefoot's Fulbright-Hays award.
[Box 9, Folder 1] Winchester Dendrochronology, 1635-1972
[Box 9, Folder 2] Winchester Dendrochronological Samples, 1961-1971
[Box 9, Folder 3] Correspondence, 1964-1965
[Box 9, Folder 4] Correspondence, 1966-1967
[Box 9, Folder 5] Correspondence, 1968-1971
[Box 9, Folder 6] Correspondence, 1972-1975
[Box 9, Folder 7] Correspondence, 1976-1981
[Box 9, Folder 8] International Symposium, 1975-1980
[Box 9, Folder 9] Computer Print Out- Statistics, 1980
[Box 9, Folder 10] Comparison of 25 Plank Curve and 49 Plank Curve (no date), 1980
[Box 9, Folder 11] Chapter 5 "King Arthur's Round Table", 1990 Oct. 26
[Box 9, Folder 12] "King Arthur's Round Table" Correspondence, Faxes, and Statistics, 1999-2000
[Box 9, Folder 13] "King Arthur's Round Table" Chapter 5-Proofs, 2000
[Box 9, Folder 14] "King Arthur's Round Table" Chapter 5- Proofs and Correspondence (1 of 3), 2000
[Box 9, Folder 15] "King Arthur's Round Table" Chapter 5- Proofs and Correspondence (2 of 3), 2000
[Box 9, Folder 16] "King Arthur's Round Table" Chapter 5- Proofs and Correspondence (3 of 3), 2000
[Box 9, Folder 17] "King Arthur's Round Table" Computer Disks, 2000
[Box 10, Folder 1] Cathedral Green Project- Map of Winchester, 1959
[Box 10, Folder 2] Cathedral Green Specimen Data, 1588-1602
[Box 10, Folder 3] Cathedral Green Speciman Data, 1971-2001
[Box 10, Folder 4] Cathedral Green Speciman Data, 2001
[Box 10, Folder 5] Tree Ring Bulletin, 1977
[Box 10, Folder 6] Tree Ring Bulletin, 1978
[Box 10, Folder 7] International Tree Ring Data Bank Newsletter, 1978
[Box 10, Folder 8] Tree Ring Bulletin, 1993
[Box 10, Folder 9] Tree Ring Bulletin, 1997
[Box 10, Folder 10] Tree Ring Bulletin (Special Issue), 1997
[Box 10, Folder 11] Tree Ring Bulletin, 2000
[Box 10, Folder 12] Tree Ring Research, 2001
[Box 14, Folder 5] Winchester-Fulbright, 1970 Feb. 19-1975 Aug. 27
[Box 14, Folder 7] Cathedral Green Specimen Data, 1980-2000
North Carolina Commission on Prepaid Health Plans
In the late 1970s and early 1980s Barefoot served on the North Carolina Commission on Prepaid Health Plans. The Commission was successful in bringing about extended healthcare coverage for North Carolina State Employees, and introduced the concept of the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), to the region. These files contain detailed reports, meeting minutes, feasibility studies, and correspondence related to the work that was done by the commission.
[Box 11, Folder 1] Advisory Committee-TSERS, 1971-1979
[Box 11, Folder 2] Prepaid Health Plans, 1973-1978
[Box 11, Folder 3] Prepaid Health Plans, 1979 Jan.- 1979 Feb.
[Box 11, Folder 4] Prepaid Health Plans, 1979 Mar.- 1979 Sept.
[Box 11, Folder 5] Prepaid Health Plans, 1978-1980
[Box 11, Folder 6] Interim Report Volume 1- Prepaid Health Plans, 1979
[Box 11, Folder 7] Draft of Interim Report, undated
[Box 11, Folder 8] Staff Report and Recommendations, 1980
[Box 11, Folder 9] Feasibility Study- Research Triangle Area, 1980
[Box 12, Folder 1] Final Report Volume 2, 1980
[Box 12, Folder 2] Final Report Volume 3, 1980
[Box 12, Folder 3] Correspondence, 1980
[Box 12, Folder 4] Correspondence, 1980-1981
Photographs
Contains photographs of Barefoot in Chittagong, East Pakistan, and photos taken of Barefoot's experiences with the Oxford University Winchester Research Unit.
[Flat Box 13, Folder 1] Photographs, undated
Computer Disk
[Reel 15, Folder 1] Computer Disk-A.C. Barefoot-Forestry-NC 1685, 2000 Oct. 22
[Card Box 23] Computer disks and computer cards, 1996-2000
[Carton 20] Computer diskettes, forestry study video cassette tapes, 1982-1988
[Card Box 21] Computer cards, undated
[Card Box 22] Computer cards, undated
[Card Box 25] Computer cards, undated
[Card Box 24] Computer cards, undated
[Card Box 26] Computer cards, undated
Statistical Charts
[Box 16, Folder 1] Computer printouts and statistics (oversized)-Moore's Creek National Battlefield, 1985-1991
Fossils
[Card Box 27] Fossil woods for North Carolina State from Vantage Area, notes referring to collection., undated

Creator

Barefoot, A. C.

Quantity

19.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

14.5 linear ft., 19 archival boxes, 7 card boxes and, 1 carton

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Aldos Cortez Barefoot in 1986 (Accession no. 1982-0018 and 1986-0008), 1987 (Accession no. 1987-0008), 1990 (Accession no. 1990-0005), 1992 (Accession no. 1992-0004, and 2009 (Accession no. 2009-0104).

Processing

Processed by: Michael Watts and Jason Smith;machine-readable finding aid created by: Michael Watts

Revised

6/23/2009, Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Judy Allen Dodson, 2009 June.

Scope and Content Note

The A. C. Barefoot Papers consist of materials documenting the tenure of A. C. Barefoot as a member of the faculty of the Department of Wood and Paper Science at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University), including his service as head of Wood Products Extension and as director of the Visiting Scientists Program. Included are personal and professional correspondence, academic research papers, statistical analysis graphs, computer printouts, computer disks, computer cards, wood fossils, forestry study video cassette tapes, book publication proofs, photographs, and forest industry publications. Some material documents Barefoot's participation on two North Carolina state commissions that were convened to study and develop employee benefit programs for North Carolina state employees. There is also material related to Barefoot's experiences as a Forestry Advisor in East Pakistan, as well as papers and studies Barefoot produced while working on the Winchester Archeological Project, in which he successfully dated a huge wooden disk known as King Arthur's Round Table that had hung on the wall of Winchester Castle for 600 years.

Biographical Note

North Carolina State University Professor Emeritus, A. C. (Aldos Cortez) Barefoot, was born in Angier, North Carolina on February 25, 1927. He attended public schools in Angier and then served in the Navy during World War II. After the war he graduated from North Carolina State College with Bachelors and Masters degrees in wood technology. Barefoot worked in the plywood industry for a short time before returning to do additional graduate work in experimental statistics. He completed two years of statistics course work and then returned to the study of forestry. In 1958 he was granted a doctorate at Duke University. His doctoral research was in the manufacture of plywood from tropical species of wood, and in the anatomy of the yellow poplar. While working on the doctorate he began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State College where he taught courses in wood anatomy, sawmilling, quality control, and gluing.

On August 6, 1949, A. C. Barefoot married Naomi Pugh from Shiloh, North Carolina. Between 1952 and 1956 the couple had three children, Al, Jim, and Becky. In 1961 the family moved to Chittagong, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) where Barefoot served as the Forestry Advisor to the Pakistan Forest Research Laboratory, and aided in the development of programs for research on the woods of East Pakistan. In 1962 Barefoot returned to North Carolina State College and was promoted to Associate Professor. He was promoted to Professor in 1968, and appointed Leader of the Wood Products Extension Service in 1972.

In 1969, the governor of North Carolina, Robert W. Scott, appointed Barefoot as chairman of "The Teachers and State Employee's Benefits Legislative Commission." The group brought about major changes in the benefits accorded to employees of the state of North Carolina. Improvements in the state employment retirement system were obtained, and statewide funded hospitalization and disablity salary continuation plans for teachers and state employees were introduced. For the first time, as a result of the Commission, North Carolina's university faculty members were allowed to join the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association with matching contributions funded by the state. As a result of Barefoot's efforts, the North Carolina Association of Educators, and the North Carolina State Employees Association, both recognized Barefoot by awarding him for his 'Outstanding Contributions.'

In the early 1970s Barefoot did consulting work in the Amazon basin and used his skill in dendrochronology to aid in archeological studies conducted at Winchester, England. In 1973 Barefoot was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Award, and was made a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, Wolfson College, Oxford, England. Barefoot's work in dating archeological materials by dendrochronological methods gained him some international renown when he sucessfully dated wooden items from archeological studies done by Oxford's Winchester Research Unit.

Chief among the artifacts that Barefoot was responsible for aiding in accurately dating was a huge wooden disk that had hung on the wall of Winchester Castle for more than six hundred years. The disk was known as "King Arthur's Round Table". It was discovered, through analysis by Barefoot and a team of scientists, that the table had been built during the reign of Edward I, circa 1300 A.D., probably to commemorate a tournament. Later, King Edward III, founder of the Order of the Garter, had the table top hung on the castle wall as a symbol of his interest in chivalric ideals. Later still, King Henry VIII had the table painted with a portrait, possibly using his own likeness as King Arthur to identify himself with the legendary king of ancient Britain. Barefoot contributed to a book about the project written by Oxford scholar Martin Biddle, titled, "King Arthur's Round Table." Professor Barefoot was also featured in a television special produced by the BBC that followed, and documented the entire procedure.

In 1975 Barefoot was named as Head of the University Studies Division at North Carolina State University. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Barefoot was called on once again to contribute his energy to state employee benefits when he sat upon the the North Carolina Commission on Prepaid Health Plans. The Commission was successful in bringing about extended health care coverage for state employees in North Carolina, and introduced the concept of the Health Maintenance Organization, (HMO), to the region. In addition to his work as a university professor, department head, international forestry consultant, archeological sleuth, and champion of North Carolina state employee benefits, Barefoot has also enjoyed success as a tree farmer and real estate developer in North Carolina.

Barefoot's religious and civic involvement include membership at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Masons, Kiwanis, Boy Scouts of America, North Carolina State University Alumni Association, NCSU Faculty Club, and member of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina State Employees Association. Professional and honor society memberships include, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta, Xi Sigma Pi, Fellow of the Institute of Wood Science, Forest Products Research Society, Tree Ring Society, North Carolina Association of Educators, North Carolina Christmas Tree Growers Association, Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, and the International Society of Tropical Foresters.

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