Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs 2001-2015

Creator
Funkhouser, Edward T. (Edward Truman), 1946-
Size
2.75 linear feet
Call number
MC 00336
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

We perform virus scans upon ingest and upon request for access. However, not all virus software profiles will catch all threats, especially newer, not yet recognized ones. The researcher assumes all risk when opening files.

While electronic files are made available to researchers, some files may not open with current software or at all. Researchers may be required to find and use legacy software packages to read files.

Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

The Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs consists of color photographs, taken by Funkhouser, depicting the campus of North Carolina State University and nearby parts of Raleigh, North Carolina, 2001-2015. Most of the photographs are digital images in JPG format.

Edward Truman Funkhouser (1946- ) has been a professor of speech and communication at NC State University since 1977. He has also served as an administrator in the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a B.S. from Madison College, an M.A. from Memphis State University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University. He has been the public address announcer for NC State football and women's basketball games. His interest in photography has resulted in the creation of thousands of images of the NC State campus; Raleigh, North Carolina; and other locales.

Biographical/historical note

Edward Truman Funkhouser (1946- ) has been a professor of speech and communication at NC State University since 1977. He has also served as an administrator in the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a B.S. from Madison College, an M.A. from Memphis State University, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University. He has been the public address announcer for NC State football and women's basketball games. His interest in photography has resulted in the creation of thousands of images of the NC State campus; Raleigh, North Carolina; and other locales.

Funkhouser was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on 5 February 1946. Raised in Mount Jackson, Virginia, he graduated from Madison College (later James Madison University) with a B.S. in business administration in 1968. After serving in the United States Army as a military intelligence agent until 1971, he received an M.A. in radio, television, and film from Memphis State University (later the University of Memphis) in 1973, and a Ph.D. in mass communications from Ohio University in 1979.

Funkhouser joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1977, subsequently becoming an associate professor of speech and communication. Thrice named outstanding teacher in the Department of Communication, he also served as associate department head (1991-1996). For the university's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, he was assistant dean and director of undergraduate programs (1996-2002), facilities coordinator (1996-2011) and associate dean for academic affairs (2007-2010). He was also a member of the university's Campus Design Review Board.

A recipient of the university's Outstanding Extension Service Award in 1991, Funkhouser was a founder and president of Triangle Radio Reading Service, an independent non-profit corporation established in 1983 to provide news from print media to visually-impaired persons in the region. In addition, he was the "Voice of the Pack"--the public address announcer for NC State football and women's basketball games. His interest in photography has resulted in the creation of thousands of images of the NC State campus; Raleigh, North Carolina; and other locales.

Scope/content

The Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs consists of color photographs depicting the campus of North Carolina State University and nearby areas of Raleigh, North Carolina, 2001-2015. All of the photos were taken by Ed Funkhouser. Seven albums contain 922 photographic prints, 2001-2003, grouped by subject. One folder contains 44 prints, 2003, of the original press box at Carter-Finley Stadium, which was replaced by the C. Richard Vaughn Towers in 2005. A folder of photographs concerning the replacement of the power system at the William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, 2005, is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation printed on bond paper. One folder contains a holiday card from the North Carolina State University Libraries featuring one of Funkhouser's photographs, as well as a short professional profile of Funkhouser, 2003.

Most of the collection is comprised of digital images (more than 7700) in JPG format, on CDs and DVDs. One CD, 2003, contains 250 digital images, mostly corresponding to photographs in the albums of prints, along with other elements of a World Wide Web site maintained by Funkhouser, devoted to his photos of the North Carolina State University campus. Additional disks contain images Funkhouser took around campus in 2004-2015. Topics include campus buildings, campus landscapes and scenes, construction projects, student activities, and scenes around Raleigh. There are photographs of Barack Obama's visits to campus, the annual Shack-A-Thon on the Brickyard, and Hillsborough Street.

Physical description

1 archival half box, 1 CD box, 7 photograph albums

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by type of material. Photograph albums are arranged by subject.

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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs, MC 00336, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Edward T. Funkhouser, 2006-2015.

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2007 January, and Kristen Lipetzky, 2007 August - 2008 May

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2007 January

Finding aid updated by Kristen Lipetzky, 2008 July

Updated by Judy Allen Dodson 2010 February, 2011 September

Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Todd Kosmerick, 2014-2015

Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Brian Dietz, July and August, 2015

Additional materials, including those not available online, may be available for viewing in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library. Certain formats may require the creation of an access copy and will require additional advanced notice.
Air Conditioners; Entrances 2001-2003
Album 1
Fauna; Fire Hydrants; Flora 2001-2003
Album 2
Flora (continued) 2001-2003
Album 3
Free Expression Tunnel; Landscapes 2001-2003
Album 4
Landscapes (continued); Light Fixtures 2001-2003
Album 5
Markers, Monuments, and Statues; Miscellaneous 2001-2003
Album 6
Miscellaneous (continued); Ornamentation; Railings 2001-2003
Album 7
Carter-Finley Stadium Press Box: The Final Season 2003
Half box 8, Folder 1
The Reynolds Fire: Replacement of Reynolds Coliseum Power System 2005
Half box 8, Folder 2
D.H. Hill Christmas Card n.d
Half box 8, Folder 3
CDs and DVDs of digital photographs 2003-2015

Digital images from these CDs and DVDs have been copied and are described below.

Digital media. Playback of digital media is prohibited.

CD box 9
Digital Photographs 2001-2014

Digital images taken by Funkhouser around the North Carolina State University's campus and nearby Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, 2001-2014. Some were copied from a hard drive donated to the Special Collections Research Center. Other images have been copied from the CDs and DVDs elsewhere in the collection. Also included here are images of Fayetteville, NC, sites (Gen. Shelton statue, Veterans Park, Bragg Boulevard), 2014.

7,525 digital photographs

Digital content. Copies of digital files are available upon request.

Campus Photos, Reynolds Coliseum Before Renovation, Talley Project, Miscellaneous, CD-R 2015 (Accession 2015.0046)
Size: 684 megabytes; 163 files; 1 CD optical disc

Memorex CD-R 52X 700MB 80 min.

CD box 9
Campus Photos, CD-R 2009 Dec.-2015 Jan. (bulk 2015) (Accession 2015.0009)
Size: 536 megabytes; 240 files; 1 CD optical disc

Memorex CD-R 52x 500MB 80 min.

CD box 9
Campus Photos, CD-R bulk 2015 Mar. (Accession 2015.0078)
Size: 1 CD optical disc

Memorex CD-R 52X 700MB 80 min.

CD box 9
Photos, Campus, Tweetsie, Blowing Rock, CD-R bulk 2015 Jun. (Accession 2015.0164)
Size: 1 CD optical disc

Memorex CD-R 52X 700MB 80 min.

CD box 9
Campus Photos, CD-R bulk 2015 Apr.-2015 May (Accession 2015.0113)
Size: 1 CD optical disc

Memorex CD-R 52x 700MB 80 min.

CD box 9

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

We perform virus scans upon ingest and upon request for access. However, not all virus software profiles will catch all threats, especially newer, not yet recognized ones. The researcher assumes all risk when opening files.

While electronic files are made available to researchers, some files may not open with current software or at all. Researchers may be required to find and use legacy software packages to read files.

Some or all electronic files may be unavailable or restricted due to privacy reasons, agreement with the donor, or because files cannot be retrieved from original media.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward T. Funkhouser Photographs, MC 00336, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.