MC 00435 Preliminary Inventory of the Ellis B. Cowling Papers, 1965-2013
The collection is arranged by type of document. The majority of the collection is unprocessed and has been kept in the order received.
Try experimental container filtering.
[Box 1, Folder 1]
[Box 1, Folder 2]
[Box 1, Folder 3]
[Box 1, Folder 4]
[Box 1, Folder 5]
[Box 1, Folder 6]
[Box 1, Folder 7]
[Box 2, Folder 1]
[Box 2, Folder 2]
[Box 2, Folder 3]
[Box 2, Folder 4]
[Box 2, Folder 5]
[Box 2, Folder 6]
[Box 2, Folder 7]
[Box 3, Folder 1]
[Box 3, Folder 2]
[Box 3, Folder 3]
[Box 3, Folder 4]
[Box 4, Folder 1]
[Box 4, Folder 2]
[Box 4, Folder 3]
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[Box 4, Folder 5]
[Box 4, Folder 6]
[Flat Box 5, Flat Folder 1]
Cowling, Ellis Brevier, 1932-
40.8 Linear feet
General Physical Description
27 cartons, 4 boxes, and 1 flatbox
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Gift of Ellis B. Cowling, 2011 (Accession no. 2011-0259). Gift of Ellis B. Cowling, 2013 (Accession no. 2013.0100).
Prepared by Krista B. Sorenson
2013, Revised by Gwynn Thayer
This collection contains files from 1965 to 2013 that include reports, notes, writings, research data, memos, correspondence, and newspaper clippings documenting Ellis B. Cowling's career. Most of the collection has not yet been processed.
The processed portion of the collection documents his work on the Ad Hoc Committee for the preservation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Included are the correspondence of Ellis B. Cowling, materials relating to a visit to Cape Hatteras, publications about the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, media clippings from newspapers, websites, and magazines about the Cape Hatteras, the move, and Ellis B. Cowling, information about the lighthouse, drafts and reports from the Ad Hoc Committee at North Carolina State University, and information about the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse's move in 1999.
Dr. Ellis B. Cowling is a University Distinguished Professor At-Large Emeritus of Forestry and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Cowling specializes in biochemistry of wood decay, conservation of essential elements by forest trees, diseases of forest trees and deterioration of timber products, role of nitrogen in coevolution of forest trees and wood-destroying fungi, and integrated management of plant diseases. His other research interests include man-induced changes in the chemical climate and their effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and the role of scientists in public decision making. Dr. Cowling helped develop a nationwide system for monitoring acid deposition called the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP). His appointment as the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee of Faculty at North Carolina State University contributed to the preservation and relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.
Born in Waukeegan, Ill. on December 11, 1932, Ellis Cowling grew up in upstate New York. He received his B.S. in Wood Technology from Syracuse University in 1954, his M.S. in Forest Pathology from Syracuse University in 1956, and his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1959.
Cowling spent a year in Sweden at the University of Uppsala as a United States Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellow recieving a Filosofie Licensiat in 1960 for Physiologial Botany. Returning to the United States, Dr. Cowling worked as a professor and plant pathologist at Yale University from 1960 to 1965. In 1965, he joined the faculty at North Carolina State University where he remained until his retirement.
While at North Carolina State University, Dr. Cowling worked as a professor of Plant Pathology, Forestry, and Wood and Paper Science. He returned to Sweden for a sabbatical and recieved a Filosofie Doktor in Physiological Botany in 1970. Dr. Cowling spent time as the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research for the College of Forest Resources from 1978 to 1991, and became the Director of the Southern Oxidants Study in 1993.
Some of Dr. Cowling's more notable honors and awards include election and membership to the National Academy of Sciences in 1973, recipient of the North Carolina Award of Achievement in Science in 1973, recipient of the Oliver Max Gardner Award of the consolidated University of North Carolina in 1981, and election to the Council of the National Academy of Sciences from 1994 to 1997.
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[Identification of item], Ellis B. Cowling Papers, MC 00435, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC
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