Nash Nicks Winstead Papers 1953-2000

Creator
Winstead, Nash Nicks
Size
3.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00187

This collection contains copies of speeches, talks and papers related to Nash Nicks Winstead's work as a professor and administrator at North Carolina State University from 1953 to 1990. There are as well materials pertaining to his work with the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, his work for the Institute of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University, and his service in the United States Citizen-Ambassador Program. Included are printed copies of Winstead's personal writings: histories of both North Carolina State University from 1953 to 1995 and the North Carolina State University Provost's Office from 1955 to 1993; genealogical writings about his ancestors and hometown of Leasburg, North Carolina, which contains information dating from 1800 to 1960; and a volume documenting the Winstead family pets. Also found are Winstead's personal and professional correspondence from 1959 to 1994.

Nash Nicks Winstead (1925-) held a number of academic and administrative positions at North Carolina State University between 1953 and 1990. He began his career at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) as a professor of plant pathology, and moved on to become assistant provost, vice provost, vice chancellor, and interim chancellor. As an administrator he played a large role in facilitating affirmative action measures, and was particularly involved in the integration of African American students into academic and social programs at North Carolina State University.

Biographical/historical note

Born in Durham County, North Carolina, on June 12, 1925, Nash Nicks Winstead attended Plainview High School near Dunn, North Carolina. From 1943 to 1946, he served in the United States Army Air Forces as a sergeant drill instructor and clerk. In 1948 and 1949, he was employed by the Smith-Douglas Fertilizer Company as a sales trainee. He married Geraldine Larkin Kelly in 1949. Winstead earned a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science from North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) in 1948 and 1951, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1953 and returned to North Carolina State College the same year, joining the faculty as an assistant professor of plant pathology. He was promoted to associate professor in 1958 and professor in 1961. He was appointed director of the Institute of Biological Sciences and assistant director of Agricultural Experiment Stations in 1965, assistant provost in 1967, and associate provost in 1973. In 1974, Winstead became provost and vice chancellor. From 1981 to 1982 he served as interim chancellor. Afterward, he continued as provost until his retirement in 1990.

Winstead was a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Torch International, the American Phytopathological Society, the American Society for Horticultural Science, and the North Carolina Academy of Sciences. He was featured in American Men of Science, Volume II, 1955 and Marquis Who's Who in America, Volume 34, 1965-66. He recieved a Sigma Xi Reseach Award in 1960 and the Ellis L. Phillips Internship Award in Academic Administration from Indiana University for 1965-66. He served on the board of trustees for the North Carolian School of Science and Math from 1985 to 1990[?], was a member of the North Carolina Council on Higher Education for Adults from 1967 to 1974, and a trustee for the Methodist Home for Children from 1980 to 1988. Nash Winstead passed away on October 18, 2008.

Scope/content

This collection contains copies of speeches, talks and papers related to Nash Nicks Winstead's work as a professor and administrator at North Carolina State University from 1953 to 1990, especially his work on affirmative action programs in education. There are materials pertaining to his work with the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, Institute of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University, and his serivce in the United States Citizen-Ambassador Program. There are printed copies of Winstead's personal writings: histories of both North Carolina State University from 1953 to 1995 and the North Carolina State University Provost's Office from 1955 to 1993; genealogical writings about his ancestors and hometown of Leasburg, North Carolina, which contain information about the region's agriculture history from 1800 to 1960; and a volume documenting the Winstead family as pet owners. Also included are Winstead's personal and professional corresprondence from 1959 to 1994.

Physical description

7 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:

  • 1. Professional Papers
  • 2. Writings
  • 3. Correspondence

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], Nash Nicks Winstead Papers, MC 00187, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Nash Nicks Winstead, 1986 June 12 (Accession 1986-0013), 1990 August 16 (Accession 1990-0007), 1996 August 26 (Accession 1996-0007).

Processing information

Processed by Dani Nation, 2006 September

Encoded by Dani Nation, 2006 September

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Professional Papers 1964-1996 (MC 187 Series 1)
Size: 1.5 linear feet

Copies of speeches and talks as well as papers related to Winstead's work with the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation, the Institute of Biological Sciences, and North Carolina State University. Also included is information and correspondence regarding Winstead's appointment as a United States Citizen-Ambassador to the People's Republic of China in October 1982.

3 archival boxes

Speeches 1964-1970 (1 of 2) 1964-1970
Box 1, Folder 1
Speeches 1964-1970 (2 of 2) 1964-1970
Box 1, Folder 2
Speeches 1970-1974 (1 of 2) 1970-1974
Box 1, Folder 3
Speeches 1970-1974 (2 of 2) 1970-1974
Box 1, Folder 4
Speeches 1974-1976 (1 of 3) 1974-1976
Box 1, Folder 5
Speeches 1974-1976 (2 of 3) 1974-1976
Box 1, Folder 6
Speeches 1974-1976 (3 of 3) 1974-1976
Box 1, Folder 7
Speeches 1974-1979 (1 of 2) 1974-1979
Box 1, Folder 8
Speeches 1974-1979 (2 of 2) 1974-1979
Box 1, Folder 9
Speeches 1979-1981 (1 of 2) 1979-1981
Box 1, Folder 10
Speeches 1979-1981 (2 of 2) 1979-1981
Box 1, Folder 11
Speeches 1982-1986 (1 of 2) 1982-1986
Box 2, Folder 12
Speeches 1982-1986 (2 of 2) 1982-1986
Box 2, Folder 13
Speeches 1986-1989 (1 of 2) 1986-1989
Box 2, Folder 14
Speeches 1986-1989 (2 of 2) 1986-1989
Box 2, Folder 15
UNC Science and Education Network Pre-College Program 1985, 1994
Box 2, Folder 16
Pension Plan 1995
Box 2, Folder 17
General Education 1978-1993
Box 2, Folder 18
Campaign for NC State Students 1996
Box 2, Folder 19
African-American Awards Banquet 1996
Box 2, Folder 20
Report to the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation 1966
Box 2, Folder 21
Talks 1964-1974 (1 of 3) 1964-1974
Box 2, Folder 22
Talks 1964-1974 (2 of 3) 1964-1974
Box 2, Folder 23
Talks 1964-1974 (3 of 3) 1964-1974
Box 2, Folder 24
People to People Citizens Ambassador Program 1982-1983

This folder contains items relating to Winstead's post as a Citizen Ambassador to the People's Republic of China in 1982

Box 3, Folder 25
Copy of Report to Ellis L. Phillipson Foundation 1966
Box 3, Folder 26
Ellis L. Phillips Foundation (1 of 3) 1953-1966
Box 3, Folder 27
Ellis L. Phillips Foundation (2 of 3) 1953-1966
Box 3, Folder 28
Ellis L. Phillips Foundation (3 of 3) 1953-1966
Box 3, Folder 29
African American Heritage Society program brochure 1989
Box 3, Folder 30
Institute of Biological Sciences (1 of 5) 1965-1967
Box 3, Folder 31
Institute of Biological Sciences (2 of 5) 1965-1967
Box 3, Folder 32
Institute of Biological Sciences (3 of 5) 1965-1967
Box 3, Folder 33
Institute of Biological Sciences (4 of 5) 1965-1967
Box 3, Folder 34
Institute of Biological Sciences (5 of 5) 1965-1967
Box 3, Folder 35
Writings 1997-2002 (MC 187 Series 2)
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Printed copies of Winstead's personal writings. Included are histories of both North Carolina State University, dating from 1953 to 1995 and the North Carolina State University Provost's Office from 1955 to 1993, genealogical writings about Winstead's ancestors and hometown of Leasburg, North Carolina, from 1800 to 1960, and a volume documenting the Winstead family pets. Also in this series is an undated school report on North Carolina State University by Winstead's daughter, Karen Winstead, which includes printed brochures (circa 1965) from the Forestry Department, Computer Science Department, and the College of Design.

1 archival box

Tales of North Carolina State University as Told or Remembered (1 of 2) undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Tales of North Carolina State University as Told or Remembered (2 of 2) undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Tales of North Carolina State University as Told or Remembered Background Material 1974-1995
Box 1, Folder 3
The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955-1993 (1 of 6) undated
Box 1, Folder 4
The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955-1993 (2 of 6) undated
Box 1, Folder 5
The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955-1993 (3 of 6) undated
Box 1, Folder 6
The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955-1993 (4of 6) undated
Box 1, Folder 7
The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955-1993 (5 of 6) undated
Box 1, Folder 8
The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955-1993 (6 of 6) undated
Box 1, Folder 9
The Provost's Office North Carolina State University An Informal History 1955-1993 Corrections undated
Box 1, Folder 10
Featherstone Memories 2002
Box 1, Folder 11
Home Grown and Homeade (1 of 3) 1997
Box 1, Folder 12
Home Grown and Homeade (2 of 3) 1997
Box 1, Folder 13
Home Grown and Homeade (3 of 3) 1997
Box 1, Folder 14
Molly with a Supplement About Our Other Dogs Timmy, Susie, Gretchen and Napoleon 2000
Box 1, Folder 15
Tales of Leasburg 2001
Box 1, Folder 16
North Carolina State University by Karen Winstead undated
Box 1, Folder 17
Correspondence 1959-1994 (MC 187 Series 3)
Size: 1.5 linear feet

Personal and professional correspondence of Nash Nicks Winstead.

3 archival boxes

Correspondence 1959-1968 (1 of 3) 1959-1968
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1959-1968 (2 of 3) 1959-1968
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence 1959-1968 (3 of 3) 1959-1968
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1969-1972
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1973-1974 (1 of 4) 1973-1974
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence 1973-1974 (2 of 4) 1973-1974
Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence 1973-1974 (3 of 4) 1973-1974
Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence 1973-1974 (4 of 4) 1973-1974
Box 2, Folder 8
Correspondence 1975-1976 (1 of 4) 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 9
Correspondence 1975-1976 (2 of 4) 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 10
Correspondence 1975-1976 (3 of 4) 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 11
Correspondence 1975-1976 (4 of 4) 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 12
Correspondence 1977-1978 (1 of 2) 1977-1978
Box 2, Folder 13
Correspondence 1977-1978 (2 of 2) 1977-1978
Box 2, Folder 14
Correspondence 1979-1980 (1 of 2) 1979-1980
Box 2, Folder 15
Correspondence 1979-1980 (2 of 2) 1979-1980
Box 2, Folder 16
Correspondence 1981-1982 (1 of 4) 1981-1982
Box 3, Folder 17
Correspondence 1981-1982 (2 of 4) 1981-1982
Box 3, Folder 18
Correspondence 1981-1982 (3 of 4) 1981-1982
Box 3, Folder 19
Correspondence 1981-1982 (4 of 4) 1981-1982
Box 3, Folder 20
Correspondence 1983-1984 (1 of 2) 1983-1984
Box 3, Folder 21
Correspondence 1983-1984 (2 of 2) 1983-1984
Box 3, Folder 22
Correspondence 1985-1986 (1 of 2) 1985-1986
Box 3, Folder 23
Correspondence 1985-1986 (2 of 2) 1985-1986
Box 3, Folder 23
Correspondence 1991-1996
Box 3, Folder 24
Undated Correspondence
Box 3, Folder 25
Unprocessed Materials Undated
Unprocessed Records Undated
Box 4
Unprocessed Records Undated
Box 5
Unprocessed Records Undated
Box 6
Unprocessed Records Undated
Box 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nash Nicks Winstead Papers, MC 00187, 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.