Roy Samuel Ingle Papers 1940-1985

Creator
Ingle, Roy Samuel
Size
2.25 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00204

Roy Samuel Ingle was born in 1918 in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina. He served in the U.S. Air Corps in World War II and later worked as a geological engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He was married to Lois Blanche Eller. The Roy Samuel Ingle Papers contains correspondence and personal memorabilia related to Ingle's service in the war and his experience as a geological engineer. Also in the collection are Ingle's student pilot logbooks, ration books from World War II, photographs, and memoirs.

Biographical/historical note

Roy Samuel Ingle, known as Sam, was born November 10, 1918 in Statesville, Surry County, North Carolina, the son of Isaac C. Ingle and Margaret Kennedy, grandson of Archibald Kennedy and Cely Henson/Hinson.

He entered elementary school in 1925 at Mulberry Street School, where he stayed from 1925-1928. In 1929 he went to the Avery Sherril School for 5th grade and returned to Mulberry in 1930. He went to school on Davie Avenue during the 1931-1932 academic year and entered high school in 1932 at D. Matt Thompson High. In September of 1937, Ingle began college at North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) where he received a Bachelors degree in Geological Engineering in July of 1941.

After graduation, the Raleigh Granite Company in Raleigh, NC employed Ingle from August 1941-February 1942. Although the exact date is unknown, it was also around this time that Ingle married Lois Blanche Eller, the daughter of Mr. L. Eller of Mooresville, NC. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) then employed him as a Junior Inspector of Construction for the Douglas Dam in February of 1942. From September 1942 to January 1946, Ingle actively served in the U.S. Air Corps as a bomber pilot during World War II. At the end of the war, Ingle returned to North Carolina and joined the North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development in Raleigh from June-September, 1946. In this capacity, Sam Ingle participated in state geological survey work and was a student instructor at North Carolina State University. The Bryan Rock and Sand Company of Raleigh employed Ingle as a mining engineer from March 1947 until January 1948. In January of 1948, Ingle returned to work for the TVA as a geologist in the Chemical Engineering Department and the Division of Chemical Operations. After returning to the TVA, Ingle, his wife, and their two daughters resided in Columbia, TN.

Scope/content

This collection consists primarily of correspondence from Ingle to his wife and parents concerning life as a student at North Carolina State College in Raleigh, NC, his work as a geological engineer Douglas Dam for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and as a pilot during World War II in the U.S. Air Corps. Some correspondence consisted of letters written by Lois Ingle to her husband, Mrs. Isaac C. Ingle to her son, and also letters written by a cousin Paul Kennedy to Mrs. Isaac C. Ingle.

The collection also contains personal memorabilia, including World War II era material consisting of student pilot log books, war ration books, receipts from hospital stays and hotel rooms, as well as receipts of acknowledgement of packages, various articles, 5 photographs, humorous post cards and greeting cards, biographical information, and written recollections of people and places Ingle encountered during his military service.

Physical description

5 archival storage box

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series: correspondence and personal memorabilia. The correspondence series is arranged by date of letter, and if no date is present on the letter, then by date of postmark. One folder is for undated correspondence. The personal memorabilia series is arranged into the following sub-series: Student Pilot Log Books, Ration Books, Receipts, Articles, Photographs, Humorous Cards, Biographical Information, and Memoirs.

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roy Samuel Ingle Papers, MC 00204, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift from Mrs. Charles C. Alexander for Robert Lanham, Jr., power of attorney for Roy S. Ingle on November 13, 1991; 1999.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Correspondence 1940-1985
Size: 2 linear feet

4 archival boxes

1940-1941
Box 1, Folder 1
March 3, 1942-March 30, 1942
Box 1, Folder 2
April 2, 1942-September 15, 1942
Box 1, Folder 3
September 17, 1942-December 15, 1942
Box 1, Folder 4
January 11, 1943-August 31, 1943
Box 1, Folder 5
September 5, 1943-October 31, 1943
Box 1, Folder 6
November 3, 1943-December 28, 1943
Box 2, Folder 1
January 1, 1944-January 30, 1944
Box 2, Folder 2
February 2, 1944-February 28, 1944
Box 2, Folder 3
March 2, 1944-April 27, 1944
Box 2, Folder 4
May 1, 1944-June 28, 1944
Box 2, Folder 5
July 1, 1944-July 31, 1944
Box 2, Folder 6
August 2, 1944-August 31, 1944
Box 3, Folder 1
September 1, 1944-September 27, 1944
Box 3, Folder 2
October 5, 1944-October 28, 1944
Box 3, Folder 3
November 1, 1944-December 22, 1944
Box 3, Folder 4
January 1, 1945-January 31, 1945
Box 3, Folder 5
February 1, 1945-February 26, 1945
Box 3, Folder 6
March 1, 1945-April 15, 1945
Box 3, Folder 7
April 16, 1945-May 15, 1945
Box 4, Folder 1
May 17, 1945-June 12, 1945
Box 4, Folder 2
June 14, 1945-September 26, 1945
Box 4, Folder 3
October 1, 1945-December 11, 1945
Box 4, Folder 4
November 19, 1946-January 9, 1985
Box 4, Folder 5
[no date]
Box 4, Folder 6
Personal Memorabilia
Size: 0.25 linear feet

0.5 archival boxes

Student Pilot Log Books
Box 5, Folder 1
Ration Books
Box 5, Folder 2
Receipts
Box 5, Folder 3
Articles
Box 5, Folder 4
Photographs
Box 5, Folder 5
Humorous Cards
Box 5, Folder 6
Biographical Information
Box 5, Folder 7
Memoirs
Box 5, Folder 8

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Roy Samuel Ingle Papers, MC 00204, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.