North Carolina State University: A Narrative History Project Files 14 Apr. 1960-1987

Creator
Reagan, Alice E. (Alice Elizabeth), 1956-
Size
17.5 linear feet (13 boxes, 6 legal boxes, 1 flatbox, and 1 cardbox)
Location

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Call number
UA 010.004
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North Carolina State University: A Narrative History, a book by Alice Elizabeth Reagan, was written under the patronage of the North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Inc. It was published in 1987 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the University's founding.

The North Carolina State University: A Narrative History Project Files contain manuscripts, drafts, and galley proofs of the book as it was in different stages of editing. It also includes notes on each chapter of the book, research notes and materials, bibliographic note cards, oral history interviews and cassette tape recordings of the interviews, diskettes containing a draft of the book, correspondence, miscellaneous notes, and invoices documenting the development and writing of Alice Reagan's book North Carolina State University: A Narrative History, published in 1987. These records also include material from Dean W. Colvard.

Biographical/historical note

North Carolina State University: A Narrative History, a book by Alice Elizabeth Reagan, was written under the patronage of the North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Inc. It was published in 1987 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the University's founding.

The book's description from its publisher Edwards Brothers states:

The idea for North Carolina State University began with the notion that the traditional, classical education, transplanted from Europe, was inadequate to train the men who would promote the economic development that nineteenth-century Americans believed was necessary to improve the life of the common man. In North Carolina, the impetus took a special form, derived from the fusion of the New South reformers, who sought to remake the region through industrialization, and the Farmer’s Alliance, who saw the land-grant movement as a way to promote an equitable society for the farmer. By the late twentieth century, the university evolved from a college of applied science and technology for “farmers and mechanics,” to a major research institution that played a role in the state’s economy. Throughout its history, the university has always aimed at the primary land-grant goal—to serve as the “People’s University.”

North Carolina State University: A Narrative History describes the institution’s transition from A M College to NCSU. It also examines the university’s development in the context of events in North Carolina and America. An effort is also made to study NCSU’s growth in light of changes in higher education. Published in conjunction with the university’s centennial celebration, it is an analysis of the institution’s first one hundred years.

The book's author, Alice Elizabeth Reagan, was born in Utica, NY and rasied in Deerfield, MA. Reagan received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Master of Arts in history from North Carolina State University. She served as editor for The Maryland Historian and The Southern Historian.

The book's patrons were the North Carolina State University Foundation and the North Carolina State University Alumni Association. The Alumni Association is a part of Alumni Relations, the unit at the University that officially interacts with graduates of the university. The Alumni Association was established in 1895, six years after the first classes were held at North Carolina College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University). The 1986-1987 narrative and pictorial histories of the university were published under the auspices of the Alumni Association. Additional information can be found on their website.

The North Carolina State University Foundation was founded in 1942 as a public charitable organization to support university-wide initiatives. Additional information can be found on their website.

Scope/content

The North Carolina State University: A Narrative History Project Files contain records related to the development, writing, and publication of the book North Carolina State University: A Narrative History. It was written by Alice Elizabeth Reagan under the patronage of the North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc. and the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Inc. It was published in 1987 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the University's founding.

Physical description

This collection contains 13 boxes, 6 legal boxes, 1 flatbox, and 1 cardbox.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into three series:

  • Manuscripts and Drafts
  • Research
  • Administrative and General Records
Series 2 is further divided into three subseries: Bibliographic Cards; Interviews; and Research Notes. The files are arranged alphabetically within series.

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: A Narrative History Project Files, UA 010.004, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University, Office of Alumni Relations.

Processing information

Preliminary inventory created by Hermann Trojanowski; machine-readable preliminary finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble; Completed processing and finding aid by Laura Abraham.

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Manuscripts and Drafts Undated (UA 010.004 Series 1)

This series contains manuscripts, drafts, and galley proofs of North Carolina STate Unviersity: A Narrative History, reflecting the different stages of writing the book.

Blue Line Proofs Undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Camera Ready Copy (1) Undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Camera Ready Copy (2) Undated
Box 1, Folder 3
Camera Ready Copy (3) Undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Camera Ready Copy (4) Undated
Box 2, Folder 1
Computer Disks (1) Undated
Box 18, Folder 21
Computer Disks (2) Undated
Box 18, Folder 22
Draft (1) Undated
Box 2, Folder 2
Draft (2) Undated
Box 2, Folder 3
Final Draft: Chapters 1-6 Undated
Box 2, Folder 4
Final Draft: Chapters 7-10 Undated
Box 2, Folder 5
Final Draft: Chapters 11-12, footnotes, bibliography, appendices Undated
Box 2, Folder 6
Format Instructions Undated
Box 2, Folder 7
Galley Proofs Undated
Flat box 20
Original Manuscript: Chapters 1-5 Undated
Box 3, Folder 1
Original Manuscript: Chapters 6-10 Undated
Box 3, Folder 2
Original Manuscript: Chapters 11-12, footnotes, appendices, index, captions Undated
Box 3, Folder 3
Page Proofs Undated
Flat box 20
Type Samples and Proposed Cover Undated
Legal box 4, Folder 1
Research 14 Apr. 1960-23 Jun. 1986 (UA 010.004 Series 2)

This series contains assorted materials used in the research for the writing of North Carolina State University: A Narrative History, further sub-divided into bibliographic cards, transcriptions and audio recordings of interviews taken for the contents of the book, and different research notes collected for the writing of the book.

Bibliographic Cards Undated (Subseries 2.1)
Chapter Notes Undated
Box 3, Folder 4
Chapters 1-4 (1) Undated
Legal box 4, Folder 2
Chapters 1-4 (2) Undated
Legal box 4, Folder 3
Chapters 1-4 (3) Undated
Legal box 4, Folder 4
Chapters 1-4 (4) Undated
Legal box 4, Folder 5
Chapters 1-4 (5) Undated
Legal box 4, Folder 6
Chapters 1-4 (6) Undated
Legal box 4, Folder 7
Chapters 1-4 (7) Undated
Legal box 5, Folder 1
Chapter 5 (1) Undated
Legal box 5, Folder 2
Chapter 5 (2) Undated
Legal box 5, Folder 3
Chapter 5 (3) Undated
Legal box 5, Folder 4
Chapter 5 (4) Undated
Legal box 5, Folder 5
Chapter 6 (1) Undated
Legal box 5, Folder 6
Chapter 6 (2) Undated
Legal box 6, Folder 1
Chapter 6 (3) Undated
Legal box 6, Folder 2
Chapter 6 (4) Undated
Legal box 6, Folder 3
Chapter 7 (1) Undated
Box 3, Folder 5
Chapter 7 (2) Undated
Box 3, Folder 6
Chapter 8 (1) Undated
Legal box 6, Folder 4
Chapter 8 (2) Undated
Legal box 6, Folder 5
Chapter 8 (3) Undated
Legal box 6, Folder 6
Chapter 8 (4) Undated
Legal box 6, Folder 7
Chapter 8 (5) Undated
Legal box 7, Folder 1
Chapter 9 (1) Undated
Legal box 7, Folder 2
Chapter 9 (2) Undated
Legal box 7, Folder 3
Chapter 9 (3) Undated
Legal box 7, Folder 4
Chapter 9 (4) Undated
Legal box 7, Folder 5
Chapter 9 (5) Undated
Legal box 7, Folder 6
Chapter 9 (6) Undated
Legal box 7, Folder 7
Chapter 9 (7) Undated
Legal box 8, Folder 1
Chapter 9 (8) Undated
Legal box 8, Folder 2
Chapter 10 (1) Undated
Box 3, Folder 7
Chapter 10 (2) Undated
Box 9, Folder 1
Chapter 10 (3) Undated
Box 9, Folder 2
Chapter 10 (4) Undated
Box 9, Folder 3
Chapter 10 (5) Undated
Box 9, Folder 4
Chapter 10 (6) Undated
Box 9, Folder 5
Chapter 10 (7) Undated
Box 10, Folder 1
Chapter 11 and 12 (1) Undated
Legal box 8, Folder 4
Chapter 11 and 12 (2) Undated
Legal box 8, Folder 5
Chapter 11 and 12 (4) Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 1
Chapter 11 and 12 (5) Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 2
Chapter 11 and 12 (6) Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 3
Chapter 11 and 12 (7) Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 4
Interviews 14 Apr. 1960-23 Jun. 1986 (Subseries 2.2)
Albanese, Naomi and Pauline Keeney Interview 14 Feb. 1980
Box 10, Folder 3
Anderson, D. B. Interview 2 May 1979
Box 10, Folder 4
Areu, D. W. Interview 1 Feb. 1979
Box 10, Folder 5
Bateman, Durwood Interview Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 5
Bauer, L. D. Interview 23 Nov. 1978
Box 10, Folder 6
Bishop, C. E. Interview 28 Aug. 1979
Box 10, Folder 7
Blackwell, Harley E. Interview 30 Oct. 1979
Box 10, Folder 8
Bostian, Carey Interview 19 Jan. 1979
Box 10, Folder 9
Bostian, Carey Interview 17 Jul. 1981
Legal box 11, Folder 6
Bostian, Carey Interview [Audiotape] 17 Jul. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Bostian, Carey Interview [Audiotape] 21 Jul. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Bowers, Henry Interview Undated
Box 10, Folder 10
Bowers, Henry Interview [Audiotape] Undated

Audio cassette tape, approximately 10 minutes

Card box 21
Brown, Minnie Miller Interview 14 Apr. 1960-8 Jan. 1980
Box 10, Folder 11
Caldwell, John T. Interview 38 May 1981-9 Sept. 1985
Box 10, Folder 12
Caldwell, John T. Interview, Sides 1-2 [Audiotape] 28 May 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Caldwell, John T. Interview, Sides 3-4 [Audiotape] 28 May 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Caldwell, John T. Interview, Sides 5-6 [Audiotape] 28 May 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Clark, Joe Interview 3 Jul. 1981
Box 10, Folder 13
Clark, Joe Interview [Audiotape] 3 Jul. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Cochran, Fred Interview 9 Jan. 1980
Box 10, Folder 14
Cofer, Eloise Interview 8 Jan. 1980
Box 10, Folder 15
Colwell, W. E. Interview 29 Oct. 1980
Box 10, Folder 16
Colvard, Wallace Interview 23 Jun. 1986
Legal box 11, Folder 7
Corpening, Wayne Interview 20 Jul. 1979
Box 10, Folder 17
Cummings, R. W. Interview 15 Jul. 1979
Box 10, Folder 18
Edwards, James R. Interview 19 Jul. 1979
Box 10, Folder 19
Folks, Homer Interview 27 Sept. 1979
Box 10, Folder 20
Foster, John E. Interview 14 Mar. 1979
Box 10, Folder 21
Friday, W. C. Interview 21 Jun. 1979
Box 12, Folder 1
Gentry, Howell O. Interview 20 Jul. 1979
Box 12, Folder 2
Files, Wallace Interview 14 Nov. 1980
Box 12, Folder 3
Glazener, Edward Interview 3 May 1979
Box 12, Folder 4
Graham, Jim Interview 19 Jul. 1979
Box 12, Folder 5
Harvey, Paul H. Interview 16 Jun. 1979
Box 12, Folder 6
Hill, Randolph Interview 9 Mar. 1981
Box 12, Folder 7
Hill, Randolph Interview [Audiotape] 9 Mar. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 45 minutes

Card box 21
Hilton, J. H. Interview 10 Jul. 1977
Box 12, Folder 8
Hyatt, George Interview 22 Feb. 1979
Box 12, Folder 9
Jensen, James H. Interview 22 May 1980
Box 12, Folder 10
Jessup, Carolyn Interview 26 May 1981
Box 12, Folder 11
Jessup, Carolyn Interview [Audiotape] 26 May 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 25 minutes

Card box 21
Jones, Ivan Interview 13 Mar. 1979
Box 12, Folder 12
Jones, R. E. Interview 14 Feb. 1980
Box 12, Folder 13
Kamphoefuer, Henry L. Interview 1980-20 Jul. 1981
Legal box 11, Folder 8
Kamphoefner, Henry L. Interview [Audiotape] 13-20 Jul. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Kamphoefner, Henry L. Interview [Audiotape] 20 Jul. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Kelley, Pat H. Interview 28 Aug. 1981
Box 12, Folder 14
Kennedy, W. L. Interview 12 Nov. 1980
Box 12, Folder 15
Kilgore, J. D. Interview 23 Nov. 1981
Box 12, Folder 16
Kirkland, J. Bryant Interview 11 May 1981
Box 12, Folder 17
Kirkland, J. Bryant Interview [Audiotape] 11 May 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 45 minutes

Card box 21
Kiser, Mose Interview 28 Aug. 1981
Box 12, Folder 18
Langley, Lorna Interview 8 Jan. 1980
Box 12, Folder 19
Legates, J. E. Interview 27 Oct. 1980
Box 12, Folder 20
Lovvorn, Roy Interview 1 Mar. 1979
Box 12, Folder 21
Lutz, J. Fulton Interview 3 May 1979
Box 12, Folder 22
Lutz, J. Fulton Interview Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 9
Mann, Thurston Interview 15 Jul. 1981
Box 12, Folder 23
Mann, Thurston Interview [Audiotape] 15 Jul. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Mason, David Interview 13 Feb. 1980
Box 12, Folder 24
Mason, Eleanor Interview 8 Jan. 1980
Box 12, Folder 25
Middleton, G. K. Interview 19 Jan. 1979
Box 12, Folder 26
Monroe, Robert Interview 13 Nov. 1980
Box 12, Folder 28
Mitchell, T. B. Interview 1 Feb. 1979
Box 12, Folder 27
Murray, Roy Interview Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 10
Pate, Rudolph Interview 28 Aug. 1981
Box 12, Folder 29
Pate, Rudolph and Lex Ray Interview 27 Feb. 1979
Box 13, Folder 1
Pate, Rudolph and Lex Ray Interview [Audiotape] 27 Feb. 1979

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Peerson, W. J. Interview 22 Jan. 1979-22 Oct. 1980
Box 13, Folder 2
Pou, J. W. Interview 20 Mar. 1979
Box 13, Folder 3
Powell, Joe Interview 10 Jan. 1980
Box 13, Folder 4
Preston, R. J. Interview 15 Mar. 1979
Box 13, Folder 5
Randall, Glenn O. Interview 22 Feb. 1979
Box 13, Folder 6
Ratchford, C. B. Interview 5 May 1980
Box 13, Folder 7
Ray, L. L. Interview 21 Apr. 1980
Box 13, Folder 8
Reed, William Interview 14 Feb. 1980
Box 13, Folder 9
Rigney, Jack Interview 3 May 1979
Box 13, Folder 10
Rigney, Jackson Interview 13 May 1981
Box 13, Folder 11
Rigney, Jackson Interview [Audiotape] 13 May-25 Jun. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Roberts, W. M. Interview 1 Feb. 1979
Box 13, Folder 12
Robinson, H. F. Interview 18 Jul. 1980
Box 13, Folder 13
Shoffner, Robert W. Interview 17 Mar. 1979
Box 13, Folder 14
Sloan, Fred Interview 22 Feb. 1979
Box 13, Folder 15
Stephens, Stanley Interview 18 Jun. 1981
Box 13, Folder 16
Sumner, J. W. Interview 19 Jul. 1979
Box 13, Folder 17
Taylor, H. W. "Pop" Interview 1 Feb. 1979
Box 13, Folder 18
Thomas, Joab Interview 13 May 1986
Legal box 11, Folder 11
Thomas, Joab Interview [Audiotape] Undated

Audio microcassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Tugman, Dana Interview 20 Oct. 1980
Box 13, Folder 19
Vanlandingham, Eugenia Interview 20 Jan. 1980
Box 13, Folder 20
Whitford, L. A. Interview 30 Apr. 1981
Box 13, Folder 21
Whitford, L. A. Interview [Audiotape] 30 Apr. 1981

Audio cassette tape, approximately 60 minutes

Card box 21
Woodhouse, W. W. Interview 3 May 1979
Box 13, Folder 22
Wynn, Robert L. Interview 21 Apr. 1980
Box 13, Folder 23
York, E. T. Interview 17 Mar. 1979
Box 13, Folder 24
Research Notes Undated (Subseries 2.3)
Continuing Education Undated
Box 13, Folder 25
Engineering, School of Undated
Box 14, Folder 1
Faculty Council and Faculty Senate (1) Undated
Box 14, Folder 2
Faculty Council and Faculty Senate (2) Undated
Box 14, Folder 3
Graduate School Undated
Box 14, Folder 4
Library Undated
Box 14, Folder 5
Miscellaneous (1) Undated
Box 14, Folder 6
Miscellaneous (2) Undated
Box 14, Folder 7
Raleigh News and Observer Undated
Box 15, Folder 1
Schools Undated
Box 15, Folder 2
Statistics, Notebooks (1) Undated
Box 15, Folder 3
Statistics, Notebooks (2) Undated
Box 15, Folder 4
Student Affairs, Student Life (1) Undated
Box 15, Folder 5
Student Affairs, Student Life (2) Undated
Box 15, Folder 6
Student Affairs, Student Life (3) Undated
Box 16, Folder 1
Student Affairs, Student Life (4) Undated
Box 16, Folder 2
Student Affairs, Student Life (5) Undated
Box 16, Folder 3
Student Affairs, Student Life (6) Undated
Box 16, Folder 4
Student Affairs, Student Life (7) Undated
Box 16, Folder 5
Student Affairs, Student Life (8) Undated
Box 17, Folder 1
Technician Undated
Box 17, Folder 2
Trustees' Minutes (1) Undated
Box 17, Folder 3
Trustees' Minutes (2) Undated
Box 17, Folder 4
Trustees' Minutes (3) Undated
Box 17, Folder 5
Trustees' Minutes (4) Undated
Box 17, Folder 6
Administrative and General Records 1977-1987 (UA 010.004 Series 3)

This series contains a variety of records related to the process of writing North Carolina State University: A Narrative History, including administrative records, cost information and invoices, publicity, and other files.

Accounting Notebook 1978-1980
Box 17, Folder 7
Book Review: North Carolina Historical Review Oct. 1987
Box 17, Folder 8
Comments for Alice Reagan 1986-1987
Box 18, Folder 1
Design -- Rasor and Rasor 1986
Box 18, Folder 2
Expenditures and Liquidations 1979
Legal box 11, Folder 12
Faculty Handbook 31 Dec. 1985
Box 18, Folder 3
Freebees 1986-1987
Legal box 11, Folder 13
General Correspondence 1985-1987
Box 18, Folder 4
Kearney, Tom -- Material Recovery 1985
Box 18, Folder 5
Kearney, Tom -- Materials 1980-1981
Box 18, Folder 6
Invoices (Complete) 1978-1986
Legal box 11, Folder 14
Lists Compiled Undated
Box 18, Folder 7
Littleton, Isaac 1985
Box 18, Folder 8
Miscellaneous 1985-1987
Box 18, Folder 9
Narrative History -- Advertising and Marketing 1986-1987
Box 18, Folder 10
Norton, Elizabeth Material 1985
Box 18, Folder 11
Outline 1983-1985
Box 18, Folder 12
Payroll Information 1977-1981
Legal box 11, Folder 15
Permission for Photographs 1986
Box 18, Folder 13
Pictorial Project Undated
Box 18, Folder 14
Printers -- Edwards Brothers 1981-1987
Box 18, Folder 15
Production Costs 1977-1981
Legal box 11, Folder 16
Replies to Requests for Information 1985-1987
Box 18, Folder 16
Requests for Information, Interviews 1985-1986
Box 18, Folder 17
Student Organizations 1984-1987
Box 18, Folder 18
Timeline, etc. -- Publication Schedule 1985
Box 18, Folder 19
Typesetting -- Photoset 1986
Box 18, Folder 20
Writing University Histories Undated
Legal box 11, Folder 17

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University: A Narrative History Project Files, UA 010.004, 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.