North Carolina State University, Athletics, Director of Athletics Records 1938-2012

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Athletics
Size
6 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 half box, 1 flat box)
Location

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

Call number
UA 015.001
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Some files in this subgroup are restricted. Please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff for more information.

This subgroup includes correspondence, reports, personnel files, and news clippings from the North Carolina State University Director of Athletics. Subjects include individual sports such as football, basketball, track and field, and wrestling, as well as the building and renovation of Carter-Finley Stadium. Award certificates and lists of award winners are also included. Some files in this subgroup have restricted access.

Athletics began officially at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts on March 2, 1892 at what is today Raleigh's Pullen Park, when a football team made up of students at the college defeated the Raleigh Male Academy, a local high school, by the score 12-6. That fall, the team scrimmaged for the first time against the second teams of area colleges. After losing to the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest, the football team decided that they lacked the funds necessary to compete on an equal level with other colleges and universities. Therefore, they petitioned the college Board of Trustees for fifty dollars to finance travel and team equipment. With this request, the faculty and trustees of the college first became involved with intercollegiate athletics. Since 1947 athletic teams at North Carolina State have been known as the Wolfpack. The University has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since it was formed in 1953.

Biographical/historical note

Athletics began officially at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts on March 2, 1892 at what is today Raleigh's Pullen Park, when a football team made up of students at the college defeated the Raleigh Male Academy, a local high school, by the score 12-6. That fall, the team scrimmaged for the first time against the second teams of area colleges. After losing badly to the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest, the football team decided that they lacked the funds necessary to compete on an equal level with other colleges and universities. Therefore, they petitioned the college Board of Trustees for fifty dollars to finance travel and team equipment. With this request, the faculty and trustees of the college first became involved with intercollegiate athletics. After the board made the decision to grant the team the requested funds in 1893, North Carolina A&M played its first formal (non-scrimmage game) that fall against the University of North Carolina second team.

Football remained the most popular sport at the college throughout its first decades of intercollegiate athletics. Its first on-campus game was played in 1907 at the athletic field that would become Riddick Stadium. That same year, North Carolina A&M won the Southern Intercollegiate Association championship, with six wins and one tie. The baseball team, which had played its first official game in 1894 against Guilford College, won its first state championship also in 1907. Four years later, the school played its first official basketball games against Wake Forest, with North Carolina A&M's home game played in the Pullen Hall auditorium.

Until 1921, the teams used various nicknames, including "Red Terrors." In 1921, the NC State football team began using the name "Wolfpack," and in 1947 this name was officially adopted for all athletic teams. Also in 1921, NC State became a charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference, which also included Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (later Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (later Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Mississippi A&M (later Mississippi State), North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Lee, and Virginia Tech. In 1923, the conference changed its name to the Southern Conference. NC State remained in the Southern Conference until 1953, when along with Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Wake Forest, and Clemson, it withdrew to form the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The racial integration of athletics at NC State began in 1958, when Irwin Holmes joined the tennis team. The "major" sports of men's basketball and football did not integrate until the late 1960s. In 1973, basketball player David Thompson was the first African American athlete to be named All-American in any sport.

In 1974, the first women's athletic team began play, in basketball, and the following year, women's softball and volleyball were introduced. Susan Yow, on the basketball team, became the first woman All-American in any sport, in 1976.

Scope/content

This subgroup includes correspondence, reports, personnel files, and news clippings from the North Carolina State University Director of Athletics. Subjects include individual sports such as football, basketball, track and field, and wrestling, as well as the building and renovation of Carter-Finley Stadium. Award certificates and lists of award winners are also included. Some files in this subgroup have restricted access.

Physical description

8 archival boxes, 2 half boxes, 1 oversized flat box

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically according to file name.

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, Athletics, Director of Athletics Records, UA 015.001, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

See also UA 015.005, North Carolina State University Associate Director of Athletics Records.

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Athletics Department.

Processing information

Processed by Aaron Cusick, 2010 January

Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2006 March 16 and Aaron Cusick, 2010 January

Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2008 May

Academic Information
Box 1, Folder 1
Academic Skills Program 1
Box 7, Folder 1
Academic Skills Program 2
Box 7, Folder 2
Academic Skills Program 3

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Box 6, Folder 1
Affirmative Action 1
Box 7, Folder 3
Affirmative Action 2

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Box 6, Folder 2
Airlines 1948
Box 1, Folder 2
Amateur Athletic Union 1954
Box 1, Folder 3
Athletics Year Summary 1961-1962
Box 11, Folder 4
Athletics Year Summary 1963-1964
Box 11, Folder 5
Awards 1940-1941
Box 1, Folder 4
Awards 1942-1943
Box 1, Folder 5
Awards 1945-1948
Box 1, Folder 6
Awards 1948-1949
Box 1, Folder 7
Awards 1950-1952
Box 1, Folder 8
Awards 1950-1954
Box 1, Folder 9
Awards 1955-1957
Box 1, Folder 10
Awards 1957-1958
Box 1, Folder 11
Awards - All-America Certificates
Flat box 5, Folder 2
Athletics Council
Box 8, Folder 1
Atlantic Coast Conference
Box 2, Folder 1
Basketball - China Trip 1976
Box 2, Folder 2
Basketball - Correspondence 1

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Box 6, Folder 3
Basketball - Correspondence 2
Box 2, Folder 3
Basketball - Correspondence 3
Box 2, Folder 4
Basketball - National Invitation Tournament 1978
Box 2, Folder 5
Basketball - North-South Doubleheader
Box 2, Folder 6
Basketball - Pro Basketball
Box 2, Folder 7
Basketball - "The Seniors" publication
Box 2, Folder 8
Basketball - Television Coverage
Box 8, Folder 2
Carmichael Cup
Box 8, Folder 3
Carter Stadium
Box 8, Folder 4
Carter Stadium
Box 8, Folder 4
Carter Stadium
Box 8, Folder 5
Carter Stadium Construction Cost Estimate
Box 8, Folder 6
Carter Stadium Improvements
Box 8, Folder 7
Carter Stadium Improvements
Box 8, Folder 8
Carter Stadium Seat Backs
Box 8, Folder 9
Carter Stadium Student Tickets
Box 8, Folder 10
Carter Stadium Traffic
Box 8, Folder 11
Catfish Hunter Roast
Box 8, Folder 12
Cheerleaders
Box 8, Folder 13
Civil Rights and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)
Box 8, Folder 14
Civil Rights and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)
Box 9, Folder 1
Coliseum
Box 9, Folder 2
Coliseum Committee
Box 2, Folder 9
College Inn
Box 2, Folder 10
Correspondence 1956-1958
Box 9, Folder 3
Correspondence 1960-1963
Box 9, Folder 4
Corresondence 1964-1966
Box 9, Folder 5
Correspondence 1966-1970,1972
Box 9, Folder 6
Correspondence 1974-1975
Box 9, Folder 7
Correspondence 1975-1977
Box 9, Folder 8
Correspondence 1980-1986
Box 2, Folder 11
Correspondence 1982, 1992-1993, undated
Box 9, Folder 9
Department of Athletics Budget 1968-169
Box 2, Folder 12
Football - Correspondence 1
Box 7, Folder 4
Football - Correspondence 2
Box 7, Folder 5
Football - Correspondence 3
Box 7, Folder 6
Football - Correspondence 4
Box 7, Folder 7
Football - Correspondence 5

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Box 6, Folder 4
Football - Correspondence 6

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Box 6, Folder 5
Football - Correspondence 7

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Box 6, Folder 6
Football - Peach Bowl 1977
Box 2, Folder 13
Football - Memoranda
Box 2, Folder 14
Football - Television Coverage
Box 3, Folder 1
Football - Complaint, Comment Letters
Box 3, Folder 2
Golf Tournament
Box 3, Folder 3
Gymnastics
Box 3, Folder 4
Handicap Forms
Box 3, Folder 5
NCAA Athletics Certification, exhibits 1995-2003 (Accession 2012.0058)

This is a CD-ROM. Copies of this CD-ROM must be made prior to patron use.

Box 11, Folder 1
NCAA Athletics Certification, exhibits 1995-2003 (Accession 2012.0059)

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NCAA Athletics Certification, Self-Study draft, organizational chart, and exhibits 2003 (Accession 2012.0058)

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Box 11, Folder 3
NCAA Athletics Certification, Self-Study draft, organizational chart, and exhibits 2003 (Accession 2012.0059)

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NCAA Athletics Certification, Self-Study exhibits GIFs and PDFs 2003 (Accession 2012.0058)

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Box 11, Folder 2
NCAA Athletics Certification, Self-Study exhibits GIFs and PDFs 2003 (Accession 2012.0059)

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NCAA Athletics Certification Self-Study Report (1 of 2) 1993-1994 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 1
NCAA Athletics Certification Self-Study Report (2 of 2) 1993-1994 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 2
NCAA Athletics Certification Self-Study Report, volume 1: Self-Study Report 2004 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 6
NCAA Athletics Certification Self-Study Report, volume 2: NCAA Attachments and NC State Exhibits 2004 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 7
NCAA Athletics Certification Self-Study Report, volume 3: NC State Exhibits 2004 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 8
NCAA Interim Certification Report (1 of 3) 2000 Apr. 12 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 3
NCAA Interim Certification Report (2 of 3) 2000 Apr. 12 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 4
NCAA Interim Certification Report (3 of 3) 2000 Apr. 12 (Accession 2012.0058)
Box 10, Folder 5
NCAA News
Box 9, Folder 10
Quest for Championship Annual Report 1990-1991
Box 11, Folder 6
Parent Association
Box 3, Folder 6
Personnel
Box 3, Folder 7
Personnel
Box 3, Folder 8
Phi Kappa Phi
Box 3, Folder 9
Placement Report 1968-1969
Box 3, Folder 10
Project Manual for Construction of Varsity Tennis Courts 1984
Box 3, Folder 11
Public Meetings
Box 3, Folder 12
Southern Conference Constitution and By-laws 1938, 1941
Half box 4, Folder 1
Title IX 40th Anniversary video 2012 (Accession 2012.0289)

This is an MP4 file. Researchers may request copies of digital files. The Special Collections Research Center cannot guarantee that all files will open and will not in all cases have software available to read files.

U.S. Olympic Trials 1976
Half box 4, Folder 2
Wage-Hour Policy 1976
Half box 4, Folder 3
Western Union Telegraphs
Half box 4, Folder 4
Swimming Team Information Sheet
Flat box 5, Folder 1
Stadium Clippings
Box 9, Folder 11
Volleyball
Box 9, Folder 12
Women's Track 1979-1981
Box 9, Folder 13
Wrestling 1980-1981
Box 9, Folder 14

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Some files in this subgroup are restricted. Please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff for more information.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
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Box 7111
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Athletics, Director of Athletics Records, UA 015.001, 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.