North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History Project Files 1889-1989

Creators
Downs, Murray Scott; Beers, Burton F.
Size
0.95 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 010.005

The North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History Project Files contains research materials, administrative files, and graphic material (including negative strips, photographs, contact sheets, clippings, and an oversized photograph of the book's cover) which contributed to the development and writing of the book, North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History, which was written by Murray Scott Downs and Burton F. Beers and published in 1986.

North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History was written by Murray Scott Downs and Burton F. Beers, historians at North Carolina State University, with the support of the North Carolina State University Alumni Association. It was published in 1986 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the University's founding (in 1887).

Biographical/historical note

The collection, North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History Project Files, contains records related to the development, writing, and publication of the book North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History by Murray Scott Downs and Burton F. Beers. With the support of the North Carolina State University Alumni Association, the book was published in 1986 to correspond with the one hundredth anniversary of the University's founding in 1887. The book uses a variety of pictures to give an illustrative history of North Carolina State University, from its beginnings as North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts to the time of the book's publishing.

The book's authors, Murray Scott Downs and Burton F. Beers, were both Professors of History at North Carolina State University. They received support for the research and writing of North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History Project Files from the Alumni Association.

The North Carolina State University 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 (later 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.

Scope/content

The North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History Project Files collection contains records related to the development, writing, and publication of the book North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History. It was written by Murray Scott Downs and Burton F. Beers, historians at North Carolina State University, with the support of the North Carolina State University Alumni Association. It was published in 1986 to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the University's founding (in 1987).

Physical description

1 flat folder, 1 archival half box, 1 card box.

Arrangement

Materials are stored by type of material and are listed alphabetically by the title of the folder.

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 Pictorial History Project Files, UA 010.005, 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

Initial inventory prepared by Hermann Trojanowski, 2002 March 11; machine-readable finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2006 March 27. Finding aid updated by Stephanie Barnwell, 2012 March, and Laura Abraham, 2013 June.

Alma Mater, Words and Music 1986
Half box 2, Folder 1
Chapter 1 Undated
Half box 2, Folder 2
Color photograph of book cover
Flat folder 1
Negative Strips, Sheet of 19 Dec. 1988
Half box 2, Folder 3
Negatives--1950's Reactor, College Union, Cannon, 1911 Building, Coliseum, ROTC Military circa 1950-1959
Card box 3, Folder 1
Negatives--W. O. 7552, Students, Caldwell, Campus, WWII circa 1941-1947
Card box 3, Folder 2
Negatives--Basketball, Faculty, 1930's and 1940's, Trailwood, Campus, Textiles, Students circa 1930-1949
Card box 3, Folder 3
Negatives--Students, Campus, Baseball, Vetville Undated
Card box 3, Folder 4
Negatives--Campus, Students Undated
Card box 3, Folder 5
Negatives--Faculty, Students, Basketball, Campus Undated
Card box 3, Folder 6
Negatives--Students Undated
Card box 3, Folder 7
Negatives--Buildings, Campus, Students Undated
Card box 3, Folder 8
Negatives--Buildings, Campus, Faculty, Students Undated
Card box 3, Folder 9
Negatives--Early Photographs--Campus, Students Undated
Card box 3, Folder 10
Negatives--Poultry, Buildings, Aerials Undated
Card box 3, Folder 11
Negatives--Railroad, Pullen Road Bridge, Meredith Girls Drilling, Pullen Hall, Early Dorm Room, Surveying, Hillsborough Road, Caldwell, Basketball, Students Undated
Card box 3, Folder 12
Negatives--Students, Hillsborough Street, Faculty, Football, Tunnel, Dances Undated
Card box 3, Folder 13
Negatives--Athletics--Football, Basketball, Band, Campus, Boxing Undated
Card box 3, Folder 14
Negatives--World War II, Students, Campus, Athletics, Ripple, First All-America, Football circa 1941-1947
Card box 3, Folder 15
Negatives--Timeline--Physical and Mathematical Sciences Undated
Card box 3, Folder 16
Negatives--Textiles, Campus, Students Undated
Card box 3, Folder 17
Negatives--Students, Buildings, Campus Undated
Card box 3, Folder 18
Negatives--Students, Faculty, Athletics, Campus, Caldwell Undated
Card box 3, Folder 19
Negatives--William Withers, George Tayloe Winston, Hillsborough Street, First Dorm, Second Dorm, Third Dorm, Fourth Dorm, Tompkins, early campus, Animal Industry Building Undated
Card box 3, Folder 20
Negatives--Class of 1893, Holladay Hall, Eugene Clyde Brooks, Nelson Hall, First Freshmen Class, Style Show 1934, 1898 Football squad, 4-H Short Course with O. Max Gardner, Josiah Bailey, L. R. Harrill, Mary Emma Powell, Elizabeth Cornelius, Dean Schaub and Jane McKimmon 1893-1934
Card box 3, Folder 21
Negatives--Student Life Undated
Card box 3, Folder 22
Photograph Copies 1889-1939
Half box 2, Folder 4
Photographic Materials 1894-1959
Half box 2, Folder 5
Production Records 1904-1987
Half box 2, Folder 6
Publications and Clippings 1904-1989
Half box 2, Folder 7
Slideshow 1989
Half box 2, Folder 8

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History Project Files, UA 010.005, 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.