MC 00204 Guide to the Roy Samuel Ingle Papers, 1940 - 1985

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.
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[Box 1, Folder 1] 1940-1941
[Box 1, Folder 2] March 3, 1942-March 30, 1942
[Box 1, Folder 3] April 2, 1942-September 15, 1942
[Box 1, Folder 4] September 17, 1942-December 15, 1942
[Box 1, Folder 5] January 11, 1943-August 31, 1943
[Box 1, Folder 6] September 5, 1943-October 31, 1943
[Box 2, Folder 1] November 3, 1943-December 28, 1943
[Box 2, Folder 2] January 1, 1944-January 30, 1944
[Box 2, Folder 3] February 2, 1944-February 28, 1944
[Box 2, Folder 4] March 2, 1944-April 27, 1944
[Box 2, Folder 5] May 1, 1944-June 28, 1944
[Box 2, Folder 6] July 1, 1944-July 31, 1944
[Box 3, Folder 1] August 2, 1944-August 31, 1944
[Box 3, Folder 2] September 1, 1944-September 27, 1944
[Box 3, Folder 3] October 5, 1944-October 28, 1944
[Box 3, Folder 4] November 1, 1944-December 22, 1944
[Box 3, Folder 5] January 1, 1945-January 31, 1945
[Box 3, Folder 6] February 1, 1945-February 26, 1945
[Box 3, Folder 7] March 1, 1945-April 15, 1945
[Box 4, Folder 1] April 16, 1945-May 15, 1945
[Box 4, Folder 2] May 17, 1945-June 12, 1945
[Box 4, Folder 3] June 14, 1945-September 26, 1945
[Box 4, Folder 4] October 1, 1945-December 11, 1945
[Box 4, Folder 5] November 19, 1946-January 9, 1985
[Box 4, Folder 6] [no date]
[Box 5, Folder 1] Student Pilot Log Books
[Box 5, Folder 2] Ration Books
[Box 5, Folder 3] Receipts
[Box 5, Folder 4] Articles
[Box 5, Folder 5] Photographs
[Box 5, Folder 6] Humorous Cards
[Box 5, Folder 7] Biographical Information
[Box 5, Folder 8] Memoirs


Ingle, Roy Samuel


2.25 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

5 archival storage box


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Acquisitions Information

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


Processed by: Erin Bradford; machine-readable finding aid created by: Erin Bradford

Scope and Content Note

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.

Biographical 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.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Roy Samuel Ingle Papers, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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