UA 015.007 Guide to the North Carolina State University, Athletics, Subject Files, 1909-1976

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[Box 1, Folder 9]
[Box 1, Folder 10]
[Box 1, Folder 11]
[Box 2, Folder 3]
[Box 2, Folder 4]
[Box 2, Folder 5]
[Oversize Flat Box 10, Folder 1]
[Box 2, Folder 6]
[Box 2, Folder 7]
[Box 2, Folder 8]
[Box 2, Folder 9]
[Box 2, Folder 10]
[Box 2, Folder 11]
[Box 2, Folder 12]
[Box 2, Folder 13]
[Box 3, Folder 1]
[Box 3, Folder 2]
[Box 3, Folder 3]
[Box 3, Folder 4]
[Box 3, Folder 5]
[Box 4, Folder 1]
[Box 4, Folder 2]
[Box 4, Folder 6]
[Box 4, Folder 9]
[Box 4, Folder 11]
[Box 4, Folder 12]
[Box 5, Folder 7]
[Box 6, Folder 3]
[Box 6, Folder 4]
[Box 6, Folder 5]
[Box 6, Folder 7]
[Oversize Flat Box 10, Folder 2]
[Box 6, Folder 10]
[Box 6, Folder 11]
[Box 7, Folder 4]
[Box 7, Folder 5]
[Box 7, Folder 6]
[Box 7, Folder 8]
[Box 7, Folder 9]
[Box 7, Folder 10]
[Box 7, Folder 11]
[Box 7, Folder 13]
[Box 8, Folder 1]
[Box 8, Folder 5]
[Box 8, Folder 7]
[Box 8, Folder 8]
[Box 8, Folder 9]
[Box 8, Folder 10]
[Box 8, Folder 11]
[Box 8, Folder 12]
[Box 9, Folder 1]
[Box 9, Folder 2]
[Box 9, Folder 3]
[Box 9, Folder 6]
[Box 9, Folder 7]
[Box 9, Folder 8]


North Carolina State University. Dept. of Athletics.


6.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

9 archival storage boxes and 1 oversize flat box


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



Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the Athletics Department offices.


Processed by: Stephanie A. Horowitz; machine-readable finding aid created by: Stephanie A. Horowitz

Scope and Content Note

The North Carolina State University Athletics Department Subject Files contain records from 1909 through 1976. The bulk of the records, however, are from approximately 1945 to 1965. A great number of the records have some relation to Roy Clogston, athletic director from 1948 to 1969, even if they are not filed specifically under his name.

Individual files relate both to individual sports and to the Athletic Department as a whole. Significant records include some information about N.C. State's transition to the Atlantic Coast Conference and about the school's interactions with the National Collegiate Athletic Association. There is also a small amount of correspondence relating to racial concerns (for instance, correspondence from opposing schools' athletic directors inquiring where African American players on their teams could be housed while visiting Raleigh).

The records have been arranged alphabetically by folder title. They have largely been maintained in the order in which they were found, although several have been merged with the rest of the files (for example, contents of a "miscellaneous" folder were interfiled in other folders). Further, several folder names have been changed for improved research access.

Historical Note

Athletics began officially at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later renamed North Carolina State University) in 1892 when a group of student formed a football team to play against a local high school. The following year it played its first formal games after the Board of Trustees granted it funds. The baseball team first played in 1894, and men’s basketball in 1911. In the early years 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. NC State became a charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921, but it left in 1953 to help form the Atlantic Coast Conference. The racial integration of athletics began at NC State in 1958. In 1974, the first women's athletic team (basketball) began play, and the following year women's softball and volleyball were introduced.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Guide to the North Carolina State University Athletics Department Subject Files, UA 015.007, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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