North Carolina State University, Athletics, Media Relations Records 1889-2009

Creator
North Carolina State University. Media Relations
Size
233 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 015.010

The North Carolina State University, Athletics, Media Relations Records contain materials related to nearly every sport that has been played at the university, including sports that are no longer active. Types of materials include: press releases, game/event programs, schedules, rosters, clippings, correspondence, brochures, scoring sheets and other game/event notes, photographs, and a variety of other general information documenting the activities of each sport. Materials range in date from 1889 to 2009.

Athletics officially began at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later, North Carolina State University) on March 2, 1892, when a football team made up of students at the college defeated a team from the Raleigh Male Academy. After the college's Board of Trustees made the decision to grant the team requested funds in 1893, North Carolina A played its first formal (non-scrimmage) intercollegiate game that fall against the University of North Carolina's football second team. In 1921, NC State became a charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference, remaining until 1953, when along with Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, Maryland, South Carolina, Wake Forest, and Clemson, the university withdrew to form the Atlantic Coast Conference. In 1974, the first women's athletic teams began play. As of 2009, NC State had eleven men's and eleven women's varsity athletic teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The Media Relations office (formerly, Sports Information) has existed in some form at NC State since the 1940s, as a reference and records-keeping center for statistics and information relating to NC State Athletics.

Biographical/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.

For more information on the history of particular sports, see the notes for each one listed on the "Contents" tab.

Scope/content

The North Carolina State University, Athletics, Media Relations Records contain materials related to nearly every sport played at the university, including sports that are no longer active. Types of materials include: press releases, game/event programs, schedules, rosters, clippings, correspondence, brochures, scoring sheets and other game/event notes, photographs, and a variety of other general information documenting the activities of each sport. Materials range in date from 1889 to 2009.

Physical description

192 archival boxes, 78 legal-sized archival boxes, 7 flat boxes, 19 flat folders

Arrangement

The records of North Carolina State University, Athletics, Media Relations are arranged into the following series (28): News Releases, General Records, Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Fencing, Football, Men's Golf, Men's Gymnastics, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Rifle, Men's Soccer, Men's Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Men's Track and Field, Wrestling, Women's Gymnastics, Softball, Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Soccer, Women's Cross Country, Women's Tennis, Women's Track and Field, Women's Fencing, Women's Golf, Volleyball, and Cheerleading. Within each series, materials are arranged chronologically by season, with season-long and general information files preceding files from individual events during that season (where present).

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, Media Relations Records, UA 015.010, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Athletics, Media Relations.

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2009 June-Nov. Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2009 June. Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2009 November; 2010 August

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Athletics, Media Relations Records, UA 015.010, 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.