North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor, Bruce Robert Poulton Records 1982-1989

Creator
North Carolina State University. Office of the Chancellor
Size
65.4 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 002.001.006
Access to materials

Due to confidentiality reasons, portions of this collection have restricted access. Please consult the Special Collections Research Center for more information. The remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

The records of Bruce Robert Poulton's administration of the Office of the Chancellor at North Carolina State University include correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other administrative papers. Topics include Centennial Campus development, the development of the Colleges at N.C. State (including the opening of the College of Veterinary Medicine), and other events and affairs of the campus during the time period of these records, 1982-1989.

The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer, leader and spokesperson of North Carolina State University. Bruce Robert Poulton served as the tenth chancellor of North Carolina State University from 1982 to 1989. During his tenure, North Carolina State University expanded with the contract for a 750-acre area of land which was named Centennial Campus. A master plan for its development, which included conservational, educational, and recreational goals was implemented.There was also a major expansion of the university’s research budget and the establishment of substantial endowments. After stepping down as chancellor, Poulton was director of the NCSU’s Literacy Systems Center.

Biographical/historical note

The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer, leader and spokesperson of North Carolina State University. The Chancellor, who has complete executive authority for the university, subject to the direction of the president and the board of trustees, defines the scope and authority of faculties, councils, committees, and officers of North Carolina State University, is a member of all faculties and other academic bodies of the university, and has the right to preside over the deliberations of the legislative bodies of the faculties of the institution. The Office of the Chancellor retains authority in faculty and EPA personnel, student matters, contracts, leases, and other agreements, and the acquisition and disposition of property. The title of the head of North Carolina State University has changed over time. First the university was led by a president (1889-1934), then a vice president of the Consolidated University (1934), then a dean of Administration (1934-1945), and finally a chancellor (1945-present).

The Chancellor is the chief administrative and executive officer, leader and spokesperson of North Carolina State University. The Chancellor, who has complete executive authority for the university, subject to the direction of the president and the board of trustees, defines the scope and authority of faculties, councils, committees, and officers of North Carolina State University, is a member of all faculties and other academic bodies of the university, and has the right to preside over the deliberations of the legislative bodies of the faculties of the institution. The Office of the Chancellor retains authority in faculty and EPA personnel, student matters, contracts, leases, and other agreements, and the acquisition and disposition of property.

The title of the head of North Carolina State University has changed over time. First the university was led by a president (1889-1934), then a vice president of the Consolidated University (1934), then a dean of Administration (1934-1945), and finally a chancellor (1945-present).

Bruce Robert Poulton served as chancellor of North Carolina State University from 1982 to 1989. During his tenure, North Carolina State University expanded with the contract for a 750-acre area of land which was named Centennial Campus. A master plan for its development, which included conservational, educational, and recreational goals was implemented.There was also a major expansion of the university’s research budget and the establishment of substantial endowments. After stepping down as chancellor, Poulton was director of the NCSU’s Literacy Systems Center.

Poulton was born at Yonkers, New York in 1928. Poulton's academic background is in dairy physiology, and he earned three degrees from Rutgers University, including a Ph.D. in Endocrinology in 1956. He was Vice President of the University of Maine from 1971 to 1975, and Chancellor of the consolidated University of New Hampshire from 1975 to 1982.

Scope/content

The records of Bruce Robert Poulton's administration of the Office of the Chancellor at North Carolina State University include correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other administrative papers. Topics include Centennial Campus development, the development of the Colleges at N.C. State (including the opening of the College of Veterinary Medicine), and other events and affairs of the campus during the time period of these records, 1982-1989.

These records document many significant events that occurred on campus during Poulton's administration. In 1987, the University celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding, and to correspond with this milestone, Poulton participated in the planning of Centennial Campus. Also during Poulton's administration, eight Schools were designated as degree-granting units, and became Colleges. Enrollment rose above 24,000 in the fall semester of 1986, including 9,300 women students. Changes occurred in athletic requirements, and the basketball team won the NCAA Championship in 1983.

There were great strides in the University's improvement as a research institution, including endowments for research, research equipment, and professorships. The College of Veterinary Medicine was opened, beginning its reputation as an internationally recognized institution of veterinary science.

Physical description

129 archival boxes, 2 archival half boxes, 2 flat folders

Arrangement

The records of the Office of the Chancellor during Bruce Robert Poulton's administration are arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically by topic within.

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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor, Bruce Robert Poulton Records, UA 002.001.006, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor.

Processing information

Processed by Beverly King and Laura Abraham, 2010 January; Finding aid written by Beverly King and Laura Abraham, 2010 February.

Access to the collection

Due to confidentiality reasons, portions of this collection have restricted access. Please consult the Special Collections Research Center for more information. The remainder of this collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Office of the Chancellor, Bruce Robert Poulton Records, UA 002.001.006, 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.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.