MC 00286 Guide to the James K. Ferrell Papers, 1940-2000

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This series contains materials that James K. Ferrell compiled on the history of the North Carolina State University Dept. of Chemical Engineering as well as the NC State College of Engineering.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Chemical Engineering Brochures, 1958 - 1994, undated
[Box 1, Folder 2] History, Chemical Engineering, 1986 - 1994, undated
[Box 1, Folder 3] History, Chemical Engineering, 1970, 1991 - 2000
[Box 1, Folder 4] Annual Reports and Self Studies, Chemical Engineering, 1970 - 1994
[Box 1, Folder 5] Commencement, Chemical Engineering, 1940 - 1956
[Box 1, Folder 6] Faculty, Chemical Engineering, 1986 - 1993, undated
[Box 1, Folder 7] Students, Chemical Engineering, 1940 - 1955, undated
[Box 2, Folder 1] Buildings, Chemical Engineering, 1946 - 1975
[Box 2, Folder 2] Scrapbook, Chemical Engineering, 1958 - 1961, undated
[Box 2, Folder 3] History, College of Engineering, 1957 - 1990
[Box 2, Folder 4] Annual Reports, College of Engineering, 1961 - 1966
[Box 2, Folder 5] Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas 1910-1990, book, 1990
This series contains annual reports, correspondence, committee records, and other items regarding the administration of the NC State University Dept. of Chemical Engineering and its projects, as well as some of Ferrell's other administrative work.
[Box 2, Folder 6] Annual Reports, 1984 - 1986
[Box 3, Folder 1] Annual Reports, 1986 - 1988
[Box 3, Folder 2] Annual Reports, 1988 - 1989
[Box 3, Folder 3] Education and Technology Fee, 1994 - 1996
[Box 3, Folder 4] Christmas Invitation, 1982
[Box 3, Folder 5] Review of Departmental Leadership and Programs, 1995
[Box 3, Folder 6] Class of 1938, 1972 - 1973
[Box 3, Folder 7] Alumni Council, 1993
[Box 3, Folder 8] Alumni Council, 1994
[Box 3, Folder 9] Alumni Council, 1995 - 1996
[Box 4, Folder 1] Alumni Correspondence, 1992- 1994
[Box 4, Folder 2] Chemical Engineering Alumni Correspondence, 1991- 1992
[Box 4, Folder 3] Chemical Engineering Alumni Correspondence, 1992- 1993
[Box 4, Folder 4] Report of the Committee on Investment in Graduate Education, 1994
[Box 4, Folder 5] Triangle Universities Computation Center (TUCC), 1964 - 1969, 1994
[Box 4, Folder 6] Proposal to National Science Foundation for the Establishment of the Triangle Universities Computation Center (TUCC), 1965
[Box 4, Folder 7] ESAB Project Reviews, Center for Waste Minimization and Management, 1991, undated
[Box 5, Folder 1] Principal Investigators Correspondence, Center for Waste Minimization and Management, 1991
[Box 5, Folder 2] EPA Correspondence, Center for Waste Minimization and Management, 1989 - 1993
[Box 5, Folder 3] Engineering Science Advisory Board (ESAB), 1991
[Box 5, Folder 4] TTAC Address List, 1991
[Box 5, Folder 5] Center for Engineering Applications of Radioisotopes, Review, 1979, 1995
[Box 5, Folder 6] Bill Turner Affair, 1987 - 1988
[Box 5, Folder 7] Computer Fee Proposal, 1988 - 1989
[Box 5, Folder 8] Richard M. Felder, Award Nominations, 1988 - 1996
This series contains papers, both published and unpublished, and reports on or pertaining to Ferrell's research projects.
[Box 5, Folder 9] Proceedings of the Third International Heat Transfer Conference, vol. 1, 1966
[Box 6, Folder 1] Proceedings of the Third International Heat Transfer Conference, vol. 2, 1966
[Box 6, Folder 2] Proceedings of the Third International Heat Transfer Conference, vol. 3, 1966
[Box 6, Folder 3] Proceedings of the Third International Heat Transfer Conference, vol. 4, 1966
[Box 6, Folder 4] Proceedings of the Third International Heat Transfer Conference, vol. 5, 1966
[Box 6, Folder 5] Perspiration Poisoning of Protective Clothing, 1974 - 1984
[Box 6, Folder 6] Dye Displacement (1 of 2), 1954 - 1970
[Box 7, Folder 1] Dye Displacement (2 of 2), 1956 - 1958
[Box 7, Folder 2] Stack Monitoring, 1972 - 1979
[Box 7, Folder 3] Two-Phase Flow (1 of 7), 1961 - 1964, undated
[Box 7, Folder 4] Two-Phase Flow (2 of 7), 1966
[Box 7, Folder 5] Two-Phase Flow (3 of 7), 1966
[Box 7, Folder 6] Two-Phase Flow (4 of 7), 1966
[Box 8, Folder 1] Two-Phase Flow (5 of 7), 1964, 1970
[Box 8, Folder 2] Two-Phase Flow (6 of 7), 1963
[Box 8, Folder 3] Two-Phase Flow (7 of 7), 1966
[Box 8, Folder 4] Heat Pipe (1 of 6), 1967 - 1975
[Box 8, Folder 5] Heat Pipe (2 of 6), 1967 - 1975
[Box 9, Folder 1] Heat Pipe (3 of 6), 1969
[Box 9, Folder 2] Heat Pipe (4 of 6), 1969
[Box 9, Folder 3] Heat Pipe (5 of 6), 1972
[Box 9, Folder 4] Heat Pipe (6 of 6), 1974
[Box 9, Folder 5] Waste Management, 1980 - 1981
[Box 10, Folder 1] Brooklyn Union Gas, 1981 - 1982
[Box 10, Folder 2] North Carolina Energy Institute, 1982
[Box 10, Folder 3] Re-refining Used Motor Oil, 1982 - 1984
[Box 10, Folder 4] Coal Gasification Facility, 1978 - 1982
[Box 10, Folder 5] Coal Gasification Clippings, 1978 - 1980, undated
[Box 10, Folder 6] Coal Gasification (1 of 17), 1979
[Box 10, Folder 7] Coal Gasification (2 of 17), 1980 - 1986
[Box 11, Folder 1] Coal Gasification (3 of 17), 1981 - 1987
[Box 11, Folder 2] Coal Gasification (4 of 17), 1981 - 1987
[Box 11, Folder 3] Coal Gasification (5 of 17), 1982 - 1987
[Box 11, Folder 4] Coal Gasification (6 of 17), 1986 - 1988, undated
[Box 11, Folder 5] Coal Gasification (7 of 17), 1988, undated
[Box 11, Folder 6] Coal Gasification (8 of 17), 1978 - 1983
[Box 11, Folder 7] Coal Gasification (9 of 17), 1977 - 1981
[Box 12, Folder 1] Coal Gasification (10 of 17), 1977
[Box 12, Folder 2] Coal Gasification (11 of 17), 1980 - 1982
[Box 12, Folder 3] Coal Gasification (12 of 17), 1982 - 1983
[Box 12, Folder 4] Coal Gasification (13 of 17), 1980, 1983
[Box 12, Folder 5] Coal Gasification (14 of 17), 1979
[Box 12, Folder 6] Coal Gasification (15 of 17), 1983 - 1984
[Box 13, Folder 1] Coal Gasification (16 of 17), undated
[Box 13, Folder 2] Coal Gasification (17 of 17), undated
[Box 13, Folder 3] Project Slides, Coal Gasification, undated
[Box 13, Folder 4] Project Slides, Coal Gasification, undated
[Box 13, Folder 5] Project Slides, Oil Recycling, undated
[Box 13, Folder 6] Project Slides, First Colony Farm Peat Field, undated

Creator

Ferrell, J. K. (James K.)

Quantity

6.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

13 archival boxes

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Gift of James K. Ferrell, 31 July 2000 (accession number 2000-0014)

Processing

Processed by: Kelly Clark;machine-readable finding aid created by: Kelly Clark

Scope and Content Note

The James K. Ferrell Papers, 1940-2000, include publications, reports, memoranda, a scrapbook, and other items demonstrating the history of the North Carolina State University Dept. of Chemical Engineering and the North Carolina State University College of Engineering (formerly the School of Engineering); annual reports, memoranda, correspondence, proposals, reviews, and other items related to the administration of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, the College of Engineering, and the Triangle Universities Computation Center (TUCC); and research papers, proceedings, reports, publications, and slides produced through or related to Ferrell's research projects in chemical engineering, the bulk of which pertains to his work on two-phase flow and coal gasification.

Biographical Note

James K. Ferrell (1923-2001), a native of Missouri, earned a bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering at the University of Missouri after serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II and earning a Purple Heart. He received the first doctoral degree awarded in chemical engineering by North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1954. After working in industry, Ferrell returned to NC State in 1956 to teach, and he became a full professor in 1961. He was named head of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering in 1966 and worked to increase the department's national profile until the end of his tenure in 1980.

In 1965, Ferrell was instrumental in bringing the Triangle University Computation Center (TUCC) to fruition, a mainframe system that served NC State along with Duke University, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park. Ferrell was the first president of the TUCC. He also directed several research programs in the College of Engineering (formerly the School of Engineering), served as the college's dean of research, and was named interim dean of the college. Ferrell continued his involvement at NC State even after his formal retirement in 1991. He was awarded the Holladay Medal for Excellence in 1993.

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