MSS 00050 Guide to the Ralph Leland Cope Papers, 1949 - 1955

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[Folder 6]


Cope, Ralph Leland, 1904-1981


0.01 Linear feet

General Physical Description note


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Acquisitions Information

Gifts of Ralph Leland Cope, 1968-1970 (Accession no. 1968-0009, 1969-0020, 1970-0015).


Processed by: Jennifer McElroy;machine-readable finding aid created by: Jennifer McElroy

Scope and Content Note

The Ralph Leland Cope Papers consists of materials for an "Engineering 100" course. Included are official North Carolina State University letters, as well as quizzes, assigments, a School of Engineering placement report and various articles about academic and professional development. Also included are materials related to freshman orientation, student advising, aptitude tests and scoring, and the industrial engineering curriculum. The materials were originally bound in one folder and date from between 1949 and 1955.

Biographical Note

Ralph Leland Cope (1904-1981) received his B.S.M.E., B.S.Ind.E., and M.E.D. from Pennsylvania State University. He was a professor of industrial engineering at North Carolina State University from 1938 to 1969.

Separated Material

This collection originally contained two books about blacksmithing and foundry work collected by Ralph Cope. The volumes have been integrated into the library's Rare Books Collection. Please check the NCSU library catalog:

Richardson, M. T. Practical Blacksmithing, Volume IV. New York: M.T. Richardson Co., 1891.
Tate, James M. and Melvin O. Stone. Foundry Practice. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1909.

Access to Collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph Leland Cope Papers, MSS 50, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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