North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Student Media Authority Records 1909-2011

Creator
North Carolina State University. Student Media Authority
Size
21.45 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Call number
UA 016.035
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice, with the exception that patrons may not access original CDs and DVDs to view files. Use copies must be produced prior to accessing records on digital media.

The Student Media Authority Records contain budget and financial statements, contracts, correspondence, minutes, staff applications, layout and design information, and publications. There is also a large amount of photographic materials, including CDs, DVDs, photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, and slides, most of which are from student photographers. The collection includes records of the Agromeck office from 1909 to 2011, the Technician office from 1939 to 2011, the WKNC Radio Station from 1922 to 2006, the Windhover from 1928 to 2011, the Nubian Message from 2007-2009, and a small number of records from other publications.

The Publications Board was formed at North Carolina State College in or before 1933 to oversee creation of student publications. By 1937, it included representatives from student publications such as the Agromeck, Technician, Wataugan, Southern Engineer, and Agriculturist. By the late 1940s, it also included representatives from the student radio station WVWP. In the following decades, the organization continued to oversee the finances and leadership of student publications at North Carolina State University. It underwent various name changes, becoming known as the Student Media Board by the mid-2000s. As of 2010, Student Media is part of the Division of Student Affairs and is based in Witherspoon Student Center. It includes 220 paid and volunteer student positions. Student Media publications include the Agromeck yearbook, Technician newspaper, Windhover literary magazine, and the Nubian Message, an African American student newspaper. Student Media also oversees the student radio station, WKNC, and student television station, Wolf TV.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

The Student Media Authority oversees creation of campus student publications at North Carolina State University, which include a yearbook, a daily newspaper, literary magazine, and African American student newspaper. It also oversees the student radio station, WKNC, and student television station, Wolf TV.

The Publications Board was formed at North Carolina State College in or before 1933 to oversee creation of student publications. By 1937, it included representatives from student publications such as the Agromeck, Technician, Wataugan, Southern Engineer, and Agriculturist. By the late 1940s, it also included representatives from the student radio station WVWP. In the following decades, the organization continued to oversee the finances and leadership of student publications at NCSU. It underwent various name changes, becoming known as the Board of Student Publications around 1953, the Publications Authority in 1969, and the Publications Board in the early 1980s. By the mid 2000s the governing body became known as the Student Media Board.

In 2011, Student Media publications at North Carolina State University include the Agromeck yearbook, Technician newspaper, Windhover literary magazine, and the Nubian Message, an African American student newspaper. Student Media also oversees the student radio station, WKNC, and student television station, Wolf TV.

As of 2011, Student Media is part of the Division of Student Affairs and is based in Witherspoon Student Center. It includes 220 paid and volunteer student positions. WKNC broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, while the Technician publishes daily and circulates around 10,000 print copies each day. The Agromeck, Technician and Windhover routinely receive national recognition as top student publications, and WKNC is consistently recognized as one of the top student radio stations in the Triangle.

1903
First edition of the Agromeck published.
1920
First issue of Technician published.
1958
The student radio station adopts the call letters WKNC.
1964
First edition of Windhover published.
1992
Nubian Message first published.
2010
Wolf TV becomes part of Student Media.

Scope/content

The Student Media Authority Records contain budget and financial statements, contracts, correspondence, minutes, staff applications, layout and design information, and publications. There is also a large amount of photographic materials, including CDs, DVDs, photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, and slides, most of which are from student photographers. The collection includes records of the Agromeck office from 1909 to 2011, the Technician office from 1939 to 2011, the WKNC Radio Station from 1922 to 2006, the Windhover from 1928 to 2011, the Nubian Message from 2007-2009, and a small number of records from other publications.

Physical description

35 archival boxes, 7 CD boxes, 3 cardboxes, 1 oversize flatbox, 1 legal-sized archival box, 1 flatfolder

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in eight series:

  • 1.Student Media Board Records
  • 2. Agromeck Records
  • 3. Technician Records
  • 4. WKNC Student Radio Station Records
  • 5. Windhover Records
  • 6. Other Student Publication Records
  • 7. Photographs
  • 8. Negatives, contact sheets, and slides

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, Division of Student Affairs, Student Media Authority Records, UA 016.035, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs.

Processing information

Processed by: Russell S. Koonts; machine-readable finding aid created by: Russell S. Koonts; Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2008 June, August; 2009 September; 2010 August-September; Processed and finding aid updated by Allyson Smally, 2011 April

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice, with the exception that patrons may not access original CDs and DVDs to view files. Use copies must be produced prior to accessing records on digital media.

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Division of Student Affairs, Student Media Authority Records, UA 016.035, 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.