James Wyche Green Papers 1930-1954

Creator
Green, James Wyche, 1915-2011
Size
2.5 linear feet (5 archival storage boxes)
Location

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Call number
MC 00158

The James Wyche Green Papers contain correspondence, research, reports, teaching materials, and other information relating to Green's five years of teaching in the Department of Rural Sociology at North Carolina State College. Included in the collection are research materials about farm life and population, two of Green's interests. Of special note in this collection are handwritten and typed student papers and book reports, as well as student autobiographies from 1949.

James Wyche Green, born in 1915, taught classes in the Department of Rural Sociology at North Carolina State College from 1949 to 1954. He later worked for the United States Department of Agriculture and served as a consultant on agricultural development for the State Department. Green became a psychotherapist with interests in meditation in the 1970s, and published the book Integrative Meditation in 1994.

Biographical/historical note

James Wyche Green, born in 1915, taught classes in the Department of Rural Sociology at North Carolina State College from 1949 to 1954. A veteran of World War II, Green attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to pursue his doctoral degree in sociology. He taught courses in rural sociology at North Carolina State while attending UNC, and received his degree in June 1953. His dissertation was entitled "The Farmhouse Building Process in North Carolina."

Green also apparently conducted some research for the federal government, and in 1953 received a transfer to the Agricultural Marketing Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. In 1954, Green was sent to Pakistan as part of a federal appointment by the FOA of the State Department, where Green served as an advisor on agricultural development. He later served in similar capacities in other Asian, Afirican, and Latin American countries. Green became a psychotherapist with interests in meditation in the 1970s, and published the book Integrative Meditation in 1994.

Scope/content

This collection contains materials relating mainly to the early professional life of James Wyche Green. It includes correspondence, writings, research, and teaching materials from Green's five years at North Carolina State College (now University). The Personal series includes materials from Green's graduate career at UNC, his veteran status, and his transfer within the United States Department of Agriculture in 1953. The Correspondence series features letters to and from Green regarding his research in rural sociology and his selection of rural sociology texts for his classes. The Research series includes notes, reports, and conference proceedings about rural housing and population, among other topics. The Writings series includes several reports about topics in rural sociology, as well as some of Green's critiques of rural sociology textbooks. The Teaching Career series features outlines, lesson plans, and student book reports and papers from the classes which Green taught. It also includes materials relating to Green's administrative activities and membership in professional organizations.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into five series: Personal, Correspondence, Research, Writings, and Teaching Career. The Personal series is comprised of materials that had no relation to Green's professional life, and were filed separately. The correspondence was filed in alphabetical order by surname, and this order is preserved. The subjects in the Research series reflect the subject headings Green used in filing his papers, and have been alphabetized for easier access. The brief collection of Green's writings have been filed alphabetically. The original organization of materials in the Teaching Career series, with its divisions into classes, administrative activities, and professional organizations, is retained in this collection. Out of a large number of completed tests and quizzes in the Classes subseries, selected representative tests and quizzes were retained.

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], James Wyche Green Papers, MC 00158, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of S. C. Mayo and M. M. Sawhney, 1982.

The collection is organized into five principal series:

Personal 1948-1953
Size: 0.05 linear feet

The Personal Series contains documents related to Green's life outside of North Carolina State College. These documents are arranged by subject. Included are materials related to Green's doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and tests and notes from two of the classes Green took at UNC. The two classes are an unidentified sociology class about population, and Soc. 210, "Folk Sociology." Also included is documentation of Green's occupational transfer within the United States Department of Agriculture, and materials from the Veteran's Administration.

0.1 archival boxes

Education: Doctoral Degree materials 1951-1953
Box 1, Folder 1
Education: Population Class 1948
Box 1, Folder 2
Education: Soc. 210: Notes 1949
Box 1, Folder 3
Education: Soc. 210: Odum's Work Memorandumundated 1947,
Box 1, Folder 4
Education: Soc. 210: Supplementary Articles 1942-1948
Box 1, Folder 5
USDA Transfer 1953
Box 1, Folder 6
Veterans Administration 1951-1953
Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence 1949-1954
Size: 0.5 linear feet

The Correspondence series contains correspondence sent to and written by Green during his teaching career at North Carolina State. Much of the correspondence regards ongoing research projects, topics in rural sociology, and the books Green considered using in his rural sociology classes. The correspondence was originally arranged in alphabetical order and this arrangement is preserved. In two circumstances, the volume of correspondence with one particular person was great enough to necessitate a separate folder.

1 Archival Box

A
Box 1, Folder 8
B
Box 1, Folder 9
C
Box 1, Folder 10
D
Box 1, Folder 11
E-F
Box 1, Folder 12
Flagg, Grace
Box 1, Folder 13
G
Box 1, Folder 14
Ha - Hi
Box 1, Folder 15
Ho - Hu
Box 1, Folder 16
I - K
Box 1, Folder 17
L
Box 1, Folder 18
Longmore, T. Wilson
Box 1, Folder 19
M
Box 1, Folder 20
N - O
Box 1, Folder 21
P - R
Box 2, Folder 1
S - T
Box 2, Folder 2
U
Box 2, Folder 3
V - Y
Box 2, Folder 4
Research 1930-1954
Size: 0.625 linear feet

The Research series contains notes, reports and articles, and conference materials relating to Green's interests in rural sociology. Green's interest in housing included rural housing, farm houses, and the financing of these homes. He was also interested in population patterns, including birth rate and migration.

1.25 archival boxes

Agricultural Economics 1944-1954
Box 2, Folder 5
Air Force Base Projectundated 1951-1953,
Box 2, Folder 6
Extension Services 1949-1953
Box 2, Folder 7
Housing: Farm House Study: Instructions and Data 1950-1951
Box 2, Folder 8
Housing: Farm House Study: Photographs, undated
Box 2, Folder 9
Housing: Committee on Housing Research: Correspondence and Green's drafts 1951-1954
Box 2, Folder 10
Housing: Committee on Housing Research: Conference Proceedings, First Session 1951
Box 2, Folder 11
Housing: Committee on Housing Research: Conference Proceedings, Second Session 1951
Box 2, Folder 12
Housing: Committee on Housing Research: Conference Reports and Excerpts 1951
Box 2, Folder 13
Housing: Committee on Housing Research: Conference Program, Notes, and Project Descriptions 1950-1951
Box 3, Folder 1
Housing: Rural Housing Conference Proceedings 1946
Box 3, Folder 2
Housing: Financing Rural Housing report 1948
Box 3, Folder 3
Population: Birth Rate 1937-1953
Box 3, Folder 4
Population: Migration 1930-1953
Box 3, Folder 5
Population: Past Increase 1942-1953
Box 3, Folder 6
Writings 1948-1952
Size: 0.125 linear feet

Only a few of Green's writings are found in the Writings series. Two reports are about sociological topics; another is about William Fielding Ogburn, a prominent sociologist. A small collection of critiques about rural sociology textbooks is also included.

0.25 archival boxes

Reports: "A Framework for Research in the Actions of Community Groups," 1952
Box 3, Folder 7
Reports: "Rural Urban Religious Differences," 1948
Box 3, Folder 8
Reports: "William Fielding Ogburn" and supplementary materialsand undated 1951
Box 3, Folder 9
Textbook Critiques 1952
Box 3, Folder 10
Teaching Career 1937-1954
Size: 1.25 linear feet

The Teaching Career series contains documents relating to the classes Green taught, two people whom he advised, his administrative activities, and his involvement in professional organizations. The rural sociology classes that Green taught included RS201, "Rural Social Problems"; RS411, "Rural Population Problems"; RS413 and RS513, both "Community Organizations"; and RS653, "Theory and Development of Rural Sociology." In his materials relating to RS201, Green kept student autobiographies, which illuminate the personal lives of North Carolina State College students in 1949.

The Manuscript Reviews subseries includes Green's manuscript reviews of two reports done by rural sociologists. The Administrative Activities subseries contains information about the curriculum of the Department of Rural Sociology. Green's membership in groups like the Rural Sociological Society and the Southern Sociological Society is detailed in the Professional Organizations subseries.

2.5 archival boxes

Classes: RS201: Course Outlinesundated 1937-1952,
Box 3, Folder 11
Classes: RS201: Lesson Plans and Assignmentsundated 1950-1954,
Box 3, Folder 12
Classes: RS201: Lesson Plans, undated
Box 3, Folder 13
Classes: RS201: Notes, undated
Box 3, Folder 14
Classes: RS201: Student Autobiographies, B - J 1949
Box 3, Folder 15
Classes: RS201: Student Autobiographies, M - S 1949
Box 3, Folder 16
Classes: RS201: Tests 1949-1952
Box 4, Folder 1
Classes: RS201: Tests 1953
Box 4, Folder 2
Classes: RS201: Testsundated 1954,
Box 4, Folder 3
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Problem No. 1 1954
Box 4
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Problem No. 2 1954
Box 4, Folder 5
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith Ch. 3 1954
Box 4, Folder 6
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith Ch. 7 1954
Box 4, Folder 7
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith Ch. 8 1954
Box 4, Folder 8
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith Ch. 9 1954
Box 4, Folder 9
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith Ch. 19 1954
Box 4, Folder 10
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith Ch. 21 - 22 1954
Box 4, Folder 11
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith Ch. 24 1954
Box 4, Folder 12
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith, pages 363 - 369 1954
Box 4, Folder 13
Classes: RS201: Quizzes: Smith, pages 423 - 436 1954
Box 4, Folder 14
Classes: RS411: Outline and Bibliographiesundated 1949-1953,
Box 4, Folder 15
Classes: RS411: Lesson Plans, undated
Box 4, Folder 16
Classes: RS411: Supplementary Materialsundated 1949-1950,
Box 4, Folder 17
Classes: RS411: Testsundated 1947-1949,
Box 4, Folder 18
Classes: RS 413: Book Reports and Term Papers 1951
Box 4, Folder 19
Classes: RS513: Outline and Lesson Plans 1954
Box 4, Folder 20
Classes: RS513: Book Reports: A - E 1954
Box 4, Folder 21
Classes: RS513: Book Reports: H - M 1954
Box 4, Folder 22
Classes: RS513: Book Reports: R - S 1954
Box 4, Folder 23
Classes: RS513: Papers: A - B 1954
Box 5, Folder 1
Classes: RS513: Papers: C - K 1954
Box 5, Folder 2
Classes: RS513: Papers: M - S, no name 1954
Box 5, Folder 3
Classes: RS513: Exams 1954
Box 5, Folder 4
RS 653, Lesson Plans 1954
Box 5, Folder 5
Manuscript Reviews: Charles Freeman 1952-1953
Box 5, Folder 6
Manuscript Reviews: Josephine Kremer 1952-1953
Box 5, Folder 7
Administrative Activities: Curriculum Committee 1953
Box 5, Folder 8
Administrative Activities: Department of Rural Sociologyundated 1952,
Box 5, Folder 9
Administrative Activities: Agricultural Experiment Station 1953-1954
Box 5, Folder 10
Administrative Activities: North Carolina State College 1952-1954
Box 5, Folder 11
Professional Organizations: Alpha Kappa Delta 1948-1954
Box 5, Folder 12
Professional Organizations: American Association of University Professors 1950-1954
Box 5, Folder 13
Professional Organizations: American Sociological Societyundated 1949-1954,
Box 5, Folder 14
Professional Organizations: Rural Sociological Society 1949-1953
Box 5, Folder 15
Southern Sociological Society 1949-1954
Box 5, Folder 16

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Wyche Green Papers, MC 00158, 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.