Wallace Carl Riddick Papers 1913-1980

Creator
Riddick, W. C. (Wallace Carl), 1864-1942
Size
0.025 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MSS 00014

Wallace Carl Riddick (1862-1942) served as President of North Carolina State College from 1916 to 1923. In 1920, he admitted two Serbian students to the College, which led to his being awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of St. Sava by King Alexander of Yugoslavia in 1931. The Wallace Carl Riddick Papers contain newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials related to the students, as well as the text of a speech given by Riddick in 1913.

Biographical/historical note

1862
Born, Wake County, North Carolina
1881 - 1883
Attended Wake Forest College
1885
Graduated from the University of North Carolina with an A.B. degree
1890
Graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in civil engineering
1892 - 1916
Professor of Civil Engineering at North Carolina State
1893
Married Lillian Daniel
1905 - 1909
Lieutenant Colonel on the Staff of Governor Glenn
1908 - 1916
Vice-President of North Carolina State College
1916 - 1923
President of North Carolina State College
1917
Awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Lehigh University
1917
Awarded honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Wake Forest College
1918
Charter member of the North Carolina Society of Engineers
1923 - 1937
Organizer and first Dean of the Engineering School
1931
Awarded the Officers Cross of the Order of St. Sava by King Alexander I of Yugoslavia; this was given in appreciation of his kindness and consideration to two students of that country who were at North Carolina State after World War I
1937 - 1942
Dean Emeritus and Professor of hydraulics
1939
Awarded honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by North Carolina State College
June 9, 1942
Died, Raleigh, North Carolina
1892-1942
During his career, Riddick was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Phi, and Kappa Alpha fraternities

Scope/content

The Wallace Carl Riddick Papers mainly consist of materials related to two Serbian students who were granted admission to North Carolina State College in 1920. Because of his advocation on the students' behalf, Riddick was awarded with the Officer's Cross of the Order of St. Sava by King Alexander of Yugoslavia in 1931. Newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials related to the students and the Officer's Cross are in the collection. Also included is the text of a speech given by Riddick in 1913.

  • Riddick, Wallace Carl
  • Students, Foreign--North Carolina

Physical description

0.05 archival storage box

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wallace Carl Riddick Papers, MSS 00014, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

The acquisitions information for this collection is unknown.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Serbian Students 1931-1980
Newspaper clipping about decoration, [no date]
Newspaper clipping about Serbian students May 18, 1980
Photographs and Negatives of the Serbian students from the Agromeck, [no date]
Letter from John T. Caldwell to Anna Riddick thanking her for the donation of the Officers' Cross of the Order of St. Sava March 19, 1964
Statement from Mrs. Wallace C. Riddick about her husband's persuasion of the Board of Trustees to admit the Serbian students, [no date]
Letter from Leonidas Pitamic conferring the Officer's Cross of the Order of St. Sava on Riddick May 27, 1931
Translation of the decoration decree and diploma 1931
Other Materials 1913
"Hitting the Line," an address by Riddick to the YMCA September 7, 1913

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wallace Carl Riddick Papers, MSS 00014, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

North Carolina State University does not own copyright to this collection. Individuals obtaining materials from the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center are responsible for using the works in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.