Robert Eugene Messick Thesis and Reports 1966-1970

Creator
Messick, Robert Eugene, 1941-
Size
0.2 linear feet
Location
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Call number
MSS 00039

Robert Eugene Messick, born in 1941, attended North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) from 1959 to 1966. In May 1966 he received a bachelor degree in product design, and then worked as a product design instructor and as a technician and designer in campus theatre productions at NCSU. The Robert Eugene Messick Thesis and Reports includes Messick's undergraduate thesis and two reports critical of NCSU's administration. The Collection also includes the text of a statement Messick delivered to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of NCSU.

Biographical/historical note

Robert Eugene Messick was born on May 1, 1941 in Shelby, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) from 1959 to 1966. During these years he was active in the College Union. In May 1966 he received a bachelor's degree in product design. Upon graduation he received an appointment to the North Carolina State University School of Design as an instructor of product design for the 1966 - 1967 academic year. The appointment was renewed for the 1967 - 1968 year. Messick began designing and producing multimedia presentations in connection with the campus theater. He was the founder and first director of the Intermedia Program at Thompson Theater from 1968 - 1969. His 1969 - 1970 appointment as theater assistant technician was terminated early. After leaving North Carolina State University, Messick accepted a teaching position in the School of Design at Cornell University, where he remained for several years.

Scope/content

The papers consist of texts written by Robert Eugene Messick. Included is his undergraduate thesis on a unified graphic system for the various campus documents and bulletins at North Carolina State College. The collection also contains two reports published by Messick. The first is entitled "The Gray Area Report" and describes his account of the events and issues surrounding his early release as Theater Assistant Technician with Thompson Theater. The second, entitled "Death of a Union," contends that students had lost all voice in the operation of the College Union at North Carolina State University by 1969. The final item is a text regarding the state of the College Union that Messick prepared for a meeting before the Executive Committee on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina State Univeristy.

Physical description

1 archival 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], Robert Eugene Messick Thesis and Reports, MSS 00039, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Robert Eugene Messick, February 6, 1970 and March 19, 1970.

Unified Graphic System for North Carolina State University, undergraduate thesis by Robert Eugene Messick 1966
Folder 3
Gray Area report; Death of a Union
Folder 4
Text prepared for a meeting before the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina State University
Folder 4

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Eugene Messick Thesis and Reports, MSS 00039, 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.