Alan L. Tharp Papers 1962-2011 (Bulk 1962-1984) (bulk 1962-1984)

Creator
Tharp, Alan L.
Size
2.25 linear feet (3 archival boxes, 2 halfboxes)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00400

The Alan L. Tharp Papers, 1962-2011, contain IBM and other computer manuals, a data printout, memos and notes relating a teaching evaluation form, the proposal for the ePartners Initiative, and materials documenting the history of the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.

Dr. Alan L. Tharp, Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. Dr. Tharp received his B.S. degree in Science Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. He served as the Head of Computer Science at N.C. State University from July 1992 to June 2004.

Biographical/historical note

Dr. Alan L. Tharp, is Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. His primary research interest is in the area of developing new and improved file structures. Of particular interest are structures which improve system performance and ones which allow new applications--tasks which were previously not doable because of a lack of appropriate data structures. He is also interested in database architectures, in improving the usability of software systems, and in computer science education.

Alan Tharp received his B.S. degree in Science Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. He has worked for Monsanto Company, Texas Instruments and Aerospace Corporation. He served as the Head of Computer Science at N.C. State University from July 1992 to June 2004. As Department Head, he recruited 29 tenure-track faculty. He also established a Strategic Advisory Board, Senior Design Center, Corporate Education Program, and ePartners Program.

Scope/content

The Alan L. Tharp Papers, 1962-2011, contain IBM and other computer manuals, a data printout, memos and notes relating a teaching evaluation form, the proposal for the ePartners Initiative, and materials documenting the history of the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.

Physical description

3 archival boxes, 2 half boxes

Arrangement

This collection is listed alphabetically although the folders are not physically in that order.

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], Alan L. Tharp Papers, MC 00400, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Alan L. Tharp, 2010 (Accession no. 2010-0209), 2012 (Accession no. 2012-0159)

Processing information

Finding aid created by Judy Allen Dodson, November 2010; updated by Babi Hammond, December 2011, and Vivian Phinizy, June 2012

Administrative Charts 1997-2004
Box 3, Folder 1
Computer Science Department Notes (1 of 4) 1988-1993
Box 3, Folder 2
Computer Science Department Notes (2 of 4) 1988-1993
Box 3, Folder 3
Computer Science Department Notes (3 of 4) 1988-1993
Box 3, Folder 4
Computer Science Department Notes (4 of 4) 1988-1993
Box 3, Folder 5
Computer Science Department (VHS) Tape 1998
Box 3, Folder 6
Computer Science Overview 2003
Box 3, Folder 7
Computer Science Space Requirements (1 of 2) 1999-2000
Box 3, Folder 8
Computer Science Space Requirements (2 of 2)
Box 3, Folder 9
Computers 1968
Box 3, Folder 10
Control Data 3400 Computer System and IBM Fortran IV and Fortran Reference Manuals 1966, 1963, 1962

These manuals bound together in unlabeled 3-ring binder.

Box 1, Folder 1
Engineering Building II Planning (1 of 2) 2003
Box 3, Folder 11
Engineering Building II Planning (2 of 2)
Box 3, Folder 12
Epartners undated
Box 3, Folder 13
Evolution of Teaching Evaluation Form 1983-1984

Memos and notes regarding redesign of Teaching Evaluation Form.

Box 1, Folder 2
Faculty Meetings (1 of 2) 1992-1994
Box 4, Folder 1
Faculty Meetings (2 of 2)
Box 4, Folder 2
Faculty Meetings 1995-1996
Box 4, Folder 3
Faculty Meetings 1997
Box 4, Folder 4
Faculty Meetings 1998
Box 4, Folder 5
Faculty Meetings 1999
Box 4, Folder 6
Faculty Meetings 2000
Box 4, Folder 7
Faculty Meetings 2003
Box 4, Folder 8
Graduated Students 1984
Box 5, Folder 6
Household Computers (1 of 2) 1976
Box 4, Folder 9
Household Computers (2 of 2) 1976
Box 4, Folder 10
Quest for Ph.D Program (1 of 2) 1971
Box 4, Folder 11
Quest for Ph.D Program (2 of 2) 1971
Box 4, Folder 12
String Oriented Symbolic Language (SNOBOL) 1988
Box 4, Folder 13
IBM Database 2 Introduction to SQL, Release 1.0 July 1984
Box 1, Folder 3
IBM Introduction to IBM Direct-Access Storage Devices and Organizational Methods 1978
Box 1, Folder 4
IBM Introduction to IBM System/360 Architecture, Student Text April 1968
Box 1, Folder 5
IBM Number Systems, Student Text 1970
Box 1, Folder 6
IBM SQL/Data System Terminal User's Guide February 1982
Box 1, Folder 7
IBM System/360 Operating System Assembler Language June 1969
Box 1, Folder 8
IBM System/360 Principles of Operation September 1968
Box 1, Folder 9
IBM System/360 System Summary and Concepts and Facilities 1964, 1969

Originally bound together in binder.

Half box 2, Folder 1
Innovative Process for Obtaining Faculty Member in Computer Human Interfaces 1995
Box 5, Folder 5
Output from B4036.Tharp.LIBLIST.CNTL Computer Printout 12 July 1978
Half box 2, Folder 2
Two Innovative Programs (1 of 4) 1982-1989
Box 5, Folder 1
Two Innovative Programs (2 of 4) 1982-1989
Box 5, Folder 2
Two Innovative Programs (3 of 4) 1982-1989
Box 5, Folder 3
Two Innovative Programs (4 of 4) 1982-1989
Box 5, Folder 4
William L. Ballenger, ePartners Initiative Proposal 24 April 2000
Half box 2, Folder 3

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alan L. Tharp Papers, MC 00400, 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.