UA 020 Guide to the North Carolina State University, Memorabilia Collection (Bulk, 1869-2010)

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[Carton 61]
The corn is Zea Maize from the Nazca Culture, South Coast Of Peru.
[Carton 61]
Beans are of the Vicia species from the Chima Culture, North Coast of Peru.
[Oversize Flat Box 165]
Signed by the artist, Rudolph Wendelin.
[Carton 47]
The tree was planted during the 1890-1891 school year by members of the Class of 1893 but was diseased and had to be cut down on March 5-6, 1990.
[Object 196]
This desk has a plaque that reads "On this desk the Bill was drawn by Dr. Charles W. Dabney, Jr. in 1887 for the establishment of North Carolina State College. Dr. Dabney was a member of the Watauga Club and was the second director of the Agricultural Experiment Station."
[Box 66, Folder 3]
This coin was found among the items found in the cornerstone of the King Religious Center (YMCA Building) when it was demolished in 1975.
[Object 197]
This desk includes a plaque that reads: "This was the desk of Alexander Q. Holladay, first President of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (N.C. State University), 1889-1899."
[Object 205]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
[Oversize Flat Box 103]
This is a woven reproduction of a painting by Herman Pluddeman. It was woven to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
[Legal Box 131, Folder 1]
These bookmarks include a depiction of the Administration Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago. They were manufactured by Phoenix Silk Manufacturing Company.
[Oversize Box 195]
Virginia Holladay was the wife of Alexander Quarles Holladay, first President of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1889-1899.
[Object 198]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
The top is engraved "Glen Morgan Works, Lynchburg, Virginia, Patent, Dec. 14, 1897."
[Box 118, Folder 18]
This picture depicts a soldier. It is signed R. Caton Woodville.
[Box 88, Folder 15]
This fabric sample also reads "Designed by Vesper L. George, Fenwick Umpleby Instructor in Cloth Construction and Textile Design, May 1901, Lowell, Mass."
[Carton 18]
Says "Given by Sam E. Asbury" on the front. Reads: "Won by 1902. W.B. Reinhardt, 1903. Lacy Moore, 1911. E.C. Blair" on the back.
[Carton 18]
Front reads: "given by Robert Wilson Allen '93, Jany. 11th, 1901." Back has a list of winners from 1901-1903, 1910-1911, 1913-1914.
[Carton 25]
Reads "Given By Sam’L E. Asbury ‘93’/ Mch.1.1901.” Back lists student winners for 1901-1903, 1910-1911, 1913-1914.
[Carton 18]
Back reads: "Won by: 1902 - Centre. J.A. Park, 1903 - East. C.W. Hewlett."
[Carton 25]
Reads "Given by John Isham Blount ‘95’/ May 24. 1902. Birmingham Ala.” The back lists student winners for 1902-1904, 1913-1914.
[Box 66, Folder 4]
This coin was found among the items found in the cornerstone of the King Religious Center (YMCA Building) when it was demolished in 1975.
[Oversize Box 167]
This pennant represented the Leazar Literary Society.
[Oversize Box 167]
This pennant represented the Leazar Literary Society.
[Card Box 58]
Belonged to Reid Tull, Sr., Class of 1906. This ring was donated along with a photograph of the Monogram Club that was moved to UA 023.023, University Archives Photograph Collection, Organization Photographs.
[Flat Box 24]
Belonged to Chancellor John William Harrelson.
[Box 3, Folder 2]
Back of card reads, "The foot-ball squad of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts invite your attention to the University Kentucky Foot-ball Game.."
[Oversize Box 167]
This pennant includes a tag that reads "College Goods, the W.C. Kern Company, 411 E. 57th St., Chicago."
[Carton 65]
Contains instruments to be used in treating cattle diseases and disorders. Also includes pamphlets.
[Box 88, Folder 12]
One binder includes Student Scorecards for evaluating swine.
[Oversize Box 1]
This time capsule was part of the cornerstone of the King Religious Center. It originally contained a plaque and nameplate commemorating Danforth Chapel.
[Object 201]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
This cornerstone reads "A.L. 5912 A.F. and A.M., W.B. McKoy, Grandmaster, April 15, 1912 AD." This cornerstone was laid April 15, 1912.
[Artifact Box 33]
Belonged to First Lieutenant Louis Napolean Riggan, Class Of 1912.
[Oversize Box 161]
This shovel was also used for the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Vetville YMCA Building in November 1947.
[Oversize Box 110]
The uniform is royal blue, with a white stripe down the pants. The coat has two pins at the collar, one reads "A.M.C." and the other depicts two rifles crossed.
[Box 88, Folder 11]
Notebooks read "Prof. Newman, Prof. Roberts, Prof. Crider."
[Oversize Flat Box 103]
The sample contains a depiction of cotton machinery used at Soule Mills.
[Flat Box 24]
Belonged to Chancellor John William Harrelson.
[Oversize Flat Box 169]
The plate under the portrait reads "Daniel Augustus Tompkins, 1851-1914, Leader of Textile Education in the South."
[Flat Box 98]
The figure is pasted onto the paper. It also contains State College's seal, reads "The North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, October 3, 1889."
[Legal Box 131, Folder 2]
One bookmark includes a depiction of a house and bars of music and reads "Home Sweet Home." The other reads "Southern Textile Exposition, Greenville, S.C., Dec. 10-15, 1917." There is also a sheet of paper that reads "Allen Chesters Illuminated Pure Silk Book Markers."
[Carton 95]
This flag was draped on the casket when his remains were brought from France to be interred at Arlington Cemetery. Correspondence regarding the acquisition of the flag is enclosed with it.
[Object 192]
This plaque reads "This fountain is in loving appreciation of the voluntary services of those who nursed the North Carolina State College students in the influenza epidemic of 1918. Eliza Riddick is highlighted.
[Oversize Box 113]
Harrill was the North Carolina State 4-H Club Leader. There are two "NCS" pins and two crossed rifles pins on the collar.
[Artifact Box 60]
The football is deflated. It has "Wake Forest, 1925" written on it.
[Oversize Box 124]
This sweater belonged to Hubbard L. Sullivan, manager of the Football Team in 1927.
[Carton 39]
These were designed and woven by students in the Textile School. E.C. Brooks was President of North Carolina State College from 1923 to 1934.
[Box 132, Folder 14]
These were designed and woven by students in the Textile School. E.C. Brooks was President of North Carolina State College from 1923 to 1934.
[Carton 5]
This was worn by Dr. Rufus Snyder when he earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University.
[Box 78, Folder 8]
Cover has inscription "Eugenia Riddick."
[Carton 41]
Reads “1930/ Gyro/ Track & Field Meet/ 2Nd/ Ind. Pts./ Gerald Erdahl.”
[Flat Box 37]
Metal plaque that reads "Blue Key Bulletin Board erected 1931."
[Flat Box 38]
Metal plaque that reads "Blue Key Bulletin Board erected 1931."
[Card Box 77]
Conferred on Wallace Carl Riddick by His Majesty King Alexander the First of Yugoslavia, March 6, 1931.
[Oversize Flat Box 185]
The plate reads "Edwin Bentley Owen, B.S., 1898, 1872-1930, For thirty-two years an officer of the College and a friend of every student."
[Oversize Flat Box 160]
The plate at the top reads "ROTC Regiment, our country -- not ourselves" with the college seal underneath. It also includes plates for individual competitions won.
[Carton 2]
This paperweight is decorated with a map of the area near the Saint Lawrence River, in honor of Dr. Thomas P. Harrison, professor in the Department of English, 1909-1938.
[Box 3, Folder 36]
Most read "Swine Department."
[Oversize Box 159]
This sweater belonged to J.T. Bilisoly in 1934 as co-captain of the Boxing Team.
[Oversize Box 115]
Includes a label that reads "This plaque was removed from the west wall of Riddick Stadium in April of 1987."
[Object 203]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
This plaque was removed from Nelson Hall.
[Object 202]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
This plaque reads "Federal Works Agency, Public Works Administration, John Carmody, Federal Works Administration, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President."
[Box 152, Oversize Box 153]
This metal balance has a label that reads "repaired 4-12-51." The box reads "Scale C."
[Box 118, Folder 15]
One invitation is for the 16th Annual Students Exposition and Style Show, April 25, 1935. Three are invitations for the 17th Annual Students Exposition and Style Show, April 23, 1936. One is for the 22nd show, held on April 24, 1941.
[Oversize Box 139]
The plaque reads "For promotion of agriculture in Haywood County, North Carolina. Award made by Haywood County Mutual Soil Conservation and Land Use Association."
[Oversize Flat Box 178]
This painting has a plate that reads "Daniel Harvey Hill, 1908, 1916, Third President of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Member of the Original Faculty." It is signed "Knaffl."
[Flat Box 23]
This was originally in the Library of the Entomological Museum in Budapest. It was given to Dr. David A. Young in 1963.
[Box 132, Folder 15]
Reads "J.W. Harrelson, Dean of Administration, N.C. State College."
[Carton 84]
Complete set of six different scenes of campus. Some read: "Ivory Lamberton, Scammell, N.C. State College Plates - 1946, made for the North Carolina State College Foundation, Inc., JW Harrelson, Designed by Jehu D. Paulson."
[Carton 52]
These all depict the same scene, the Freshman Quadrangle. They are from a set of six different scenes of campus.
[Carton 52]
This is one scene from a set of six different scenes of campus.
[Carton 52]
North Carolina State College Commemorative Plate -- Memorial Bell Tower, 1946 (Artifact Accession 1977.8.4)
(1 item)
This is one scene from a set of six different scenes of campus.
[Carton 52]
This is one scene from a set of six different scenes of campus.
[Flat Box 136]
The diploma is for the degree of Bachelor Of Mechanical Engineering.
[Oversize Box 139]
The plaque reads "Token of appreciation for many years of faithful and distinguished service in southern agriculture."
[Flat Box 44]
Worn by Thomas L. Quay, Professor Emeritus of Zoology, when he received a Ph.D. in Animal Ecology from North Carolina State University in 1948.
[Oversize Flat Box 158]
This painting has been defaced/has writing on it.
[Box 152, Oversize Box 154]
This wooden balance has a label that reads "Archibald Craig, Oxford, PA, tested Apr. 6, 1951." The box is labelled "Scale A."
[Box 152, Oversize Box 155]
This wooden balance has a label that reads "Will Corporation, Laboratory Supplies Chemicals, Rochester, NY." "Scale B" is written on the box.
[Oversize Box 139]
The award reads "..for his years of accomplishment as Dean of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Extension Service, and for the forty-seven years he has labored as one of the agricultural leaders of the nation."
[Oversize Box 189]
This trophy cup has a wooden base with a plate that reads "The Moland-Drysdale Corporation, Freshman Scholarship Award, Department of Ceramic Engineering, North Carolina State College." It also includes recipients' names.
[Oversize Flat Box 156]
This carving was done for UNC System President Gordon Gray’s Inauguration, October 10, 1950, and hung over the speaker’s platform during the inauguration ceremonies in Reynolds Coliseum.
[Oversize Box 139]
Reads "For courageous leadership and generous attitude to negro 4H club work and agriculture by Fourth Regional Camp."
[Oversize Flat Box 179]
The plate on the front reads "John William Harrelson, 1885-1955; Chancellor, 1934-1953." There is writing on the back that reads "This work done Saturdays, Sundays and spare time, composite portrait made from photographs in the NCSC Agromecks. Jehu D. Paulson, October 1951."
[Carton 41]
This shirt belonged to Charles T. Lambert, Class of 1951. The shirt is white with an image of shoes with red wings and reads “N.C. State.”
[Box 132, Folder 22]
One of these has a label that reads "Started in 1948 by W.W. Cameron, worked on 1949, 1950, completed in 1951 by L.C. Clark."
[Card Box 4]
These indicated organizations that contributed to the construction of the chapel: The Agriculture Club Campus Organization, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta, The Engineer’s Council, Lambda Chi Alpha, The Monogram Club, Phi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, and Tau Beta Pi.
[Oversize Box 139]
Reads "..For his belief in and cooperation with the home demonstration program which is unlocking the doors to better living in the state."
[Object 200]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
This plaque reads "The Danforth Chapel, dedicated to the worship of God with the prayer that here in communion with the highest those who enter may acquire the spiritual power to aspire nobly, adventure daringly, serve humbly."
[Oversize Flat Box 121]
This plaque includes recipients' names from 1957 to 1970.
[Oversize Flat Box 180]
This painting is signed either "T.B. Henderson" or "I.B. Henderson."
[Oversize Flat Box 87]
These models may have been used in an introductory physics class. The box cover illustration was done by Jehu Dewitt Paulson, a professor of architecture and drawing from 1925 to 1960.
[Flat Box 130]
This sticker belonged to Bill Jackson, Wolfpack sports commentator.
[Oversize Box 189]
This trophy has a wooden base with a plate that reads "The North Carolina Wildlife Federation presents to L.R. Harrill the 1963 Governors Award for the Conservation Leader of the Year."
[Carton 39]
Worn by Charles S. Mitchell (Chairman Of The Board, Citgo), Class Of 1930, when he received an honorary degree from the University In 1966.
[Carton 21]
Each pin has a chain that links to the back. They read "NC State" on one end and "EE" on the other.
[Carton 32]
Reads "1968, Engineers' Fair, 1st Place Winner, Engineering Operations" with Engineers' Council seal.
[Object 193]
This collage was created for display in Harris Cafeteria. It remained there until the cafeteria closed in 1973.
[Carton 28]
Reads, "Engineers' Fair Second Place, Student Exhibit, Technical Sales."
[Flat Box 130]
This patch belonged to Bill Jackson, commentator for the Wolfpack.
[Flat Box 105]
Recipients listed on plaque: Don A. Grigg, Wes McClure, Ronnie King, James S. Hobbs.
[Oversize Flat Box 181]
This portrait was made by Burnie Batchelor Studios, Raleigh.
[Oversize Flat Box 181]
This portrait was made by Burnie Batchelor Studios, Raleigh.
[Flat Box 130]
Each board lists the position, players' names, height, weight, and hometown. There is one board for N.C. State, one for Wake Forest, and a sheet with Punting Team, Kick-off, and Kick-off Return.
[Oversize Flat Box 166]
This framed photograph is signed "Fabian Bachrach."
[Flat Box 130]
These passes belonged to Bill Jackson, sports commentator for the Wolfpack.
[Oversize Flat Box 121]
This mat commemorates the Mens Basketball NCAA Championship won in 1974.
[Box 3, Folder 21]
Includes illustrations of members of the 1974 basketball team.
[Oversize Flat Box 164]
Warren Carroll was Executive Secretary of the Wolfpack Club, 1957-1976. This framed photograph is signed "Burnie Batchelor, Raleigh."
[Oversize Box 104]
The name "Jenkins" is on the inside.
[Box 3, Folder 28]
This mask was used by football coach Monte Kiffin when he dressed as the “Lone Ranger” and rode his horse “Silver” at pep rallies.
[Box 3, Folder 34]
One reads "The Division of Continuing Education."
[Oversize Flat Box 177]
This collage contains scenes and emblems related to North Carolina and Virginia.
[Box 88, Folder 5]
Buttons read: "Re-elect the President," "Leaders, for a change, Carter-Mondale," "President Ford," "Nixon Now," "Dole/Ford," "Kennedy for President," "McGovern/Shriver," "Franklin D. Roosevelt for President."
[Oversize Flat Box 164]
This framed photograph is signed "Burnie Batchelor, Raleigh."
[Carton 46]
The buckle reads "N.C.State National Champs, 1983."
[Object 102]
The backside of the canister reads "The Impossible Dream" with scores from the ACC and NCAA basketball tournaments.
[Box 132, Folder 25]
This drawing is signed "D.S. Neely, 4/5/83."
[Legal Box 34, Folder 1]
Manufactured by Houston's Peanuts.
[Carton 46]
These are two left shoes; one says "NCSU" and one says "1983 National Champions." Both manufactured by Southport Intern, Houston, Texas.
[Card Box 94]
Reads "N.C. State Wolfpack National Champions 1983."
[Box 3, Folder 23]
[Flat Box 129]
One reads “Wolfpack” in red letters, one reads “North Carolina State” in black and white letters, one reads “Wolfpack” in red and black letters. These are by Sports Products of America. One reads “Road To Albuquerque,” by Scoggins Manufacturing, Inc.
[Oversize Box 114]
This game was manufactured by Megaversity, Inc. The box reads "A NCSU Classic commemorating school spirit and tradition."
[Tube 147]
This flag was presented to Chancellor Bruce R. Poulton and Albert Lanier at the White House by President Reagan on September 30, 1986. It was flown beside the Memorial Tower during the Centennial Year celebration.
There are two copies of 1974-1975, but one is a cover only with autograph "Jimmy Watson." The 1959-1960 is the cover only.
[Flat Box 98]
Titles include: “NCSU: A Narrative History” By Alice Reagan, “History Of The North Carolina State College, 1889-1939” By David Lockmiller, “Knowledge Is Power: A History Of The School Of Agriculture And Life Sciences At North Carolina State University, 1877-1984” By William L. Carpenter And Dean W. Colvard, “North Carolina State University: A Pictorial History” By Murray Scott Downs, “The Flim-Flam Man” And “Journey For Joedel” By Guy Owen, and “Biltmore Story: Recollections Of The Beginning Of Forestry In The United States”, By Carl Schenck.
[Box 88, Folder 3]
Read, "State of the Future" and "NCSU 100, Designing a New Century."
[Object 210]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
The back of the chair reads "NCSU 100, Designing a New Century."
[Card Box 94]
Lapel pins, read "North Carolina State University, Alumni Association, 1887, 1987" with the Bell Tower, circa 1987 (Artifact Accession 1984.10.27)
Jeffries, Wanda (Donor)
(3 items)
[Card Box 77]
Letter opener has a black case and reads, “Freshman Class Of 1987, ‘We Started State’s Second Century.’”
[Box 88, Folder 4]
Napkin reads “NCSU 100 1887-1987, Designing a New Century.”
[Carton 2]
Reads "North Carolina State University Alumni Association, 1887-1987" with an image of the Belltower.
[Carton 89]
Reads "N.C. State University, 1887, 1987, Alumni Association, Centennial."
[Card Box 77]
This stamp was used by the University’s mail room to cancel postage on an estimated four million pieces of outgoing mail during 1986-1987.
[Box 118, Folder 13]
These are various designs, including: two that read "NCSU Seniors 1988," five that read "NCSU Seniors, Class of '89," two that read "NC State University," and one that reads "NCSU 100, 1887-1987, Designing a New Century."
[Legal Box 34, Folder 10]
Reads "Mars Mission Research Center" at the top.
[Carton 49]
Reads "50 Years, Presented To North Carolina State University In Recognition And Appreciation Of Continuous Membership In The Society By Action Of The Astm Board Of Directors."
[Flat Box 56]
Back side reads: "Keep Ed Red Library Challenge." Includes an ad explaining that the t-shirts can be bought in the Brickyard to help support the Student Library Endowment Fund.
[Box 88, Folder 6]
Each button contains a year and were worn by members of the corresponding class.
[Carton 126]
One reads "NSC, Class of 1994" and the other reads "N.C. State Seniors, Fall '94."
[Oversize Flat Box 183]
This poster is signed "Elana B. Skim" (?), Sally Johns Design. It has a plate that reads "In appreciation for outstanding library services to the Centennial Campus Community from the Centennial Campus Development Office, March 22, 2000."
[Box 127, Folder 1]
Reads "A program for the Class of 1995 sponsored by the NCSU Alumni Association."
[Legal Box 34, Folder 13]
Some years are missing. Some years have two or more copies.
[Box 132, Folder 27]
These are primarily of the Mens Basketball team, but there is also an autographed card of Kay Yow.
[Box 118, Folder 11]
Drawing on cover is by Scott Waterhouse. Back reads "Start of a new tradition" with an image of the RBC Center.
[Box 3, Folder 17]
This bookmark was offered to individuals in honor of a ceremony for the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in the university category. The presentation ceremony was held on March 21, 2000.
[Artifact Box 123]
This stone was given to Chancellor Marye Anne Fox on December 2, 1999 by Charles And Colvard CEO Jeff N. Hunter and Cree Research Inc. CEO Neal Hunter. It includes a card that reads "The Official Jewel of North Carolina State University."
One ticket is for the first round of the tournament, versus Providence. One is for the second round, versus Princeton. These were held in Reynolds Coliseum, the last regular season Mens Basketball games to be played there.
[Box 118, Folder 7]
This ticket is from the last season played in Reynolds Coliseum.
[Box 78, Folder 2]
Also reads "NC State Alumni Association." This pin was made to commemorate the opening of the Park Alumni Center. The illustration is by Ippy Patterson and pin design by Molly Renda.
[Box 132, Folder 24]
Each card describes a different NC State tradition. They read "Student Government" and "CSLEPS" at the bottom of each card.
[Oversize Flat Box 165]
The poster reads "On June 17, 1767, President James Manning gave The Library of Brown University its first book. You can give the next one."
[Tube 149]
The Bennington flag, with thirteen stars and stripes, is associated with the American Revolution Battle of Bennington. This was presented to the university in honor of World War II submarine veterans on January 14, 1976.
[Tube 173, Tube 174]
This banner is made of red cloth and has white applique letters. There is a large black "N" in "North."
[Carton 76]
Used by the North Carolina State College, Dairy Manufacturing Section.
[Carton 80]
Reads, "North Carolina State College, Raleigh."
[Box 118, Folder 1]
Reads "N.C. State."
[Box 118, Folder 2]
Reads "N.C. State."
[Box 132, Folder 3]
This catalog contains information and depictions of some of the woven pictures in the Memorabilia Collection.
[Legal Box 34, Folder 18]
Bumper sticker topics include: Alumni Association, Wolfpack Club, Jim Valvano, 1983 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship, 1987 Centennial.
[Legal Box 34, Folder 19]
Bumper sticker topics include: Alumni Association, Wolfpack Club, Jim Valvano, 1983 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship, 1987 Centennial.
[Legal Box 93, Folder 1]
Bumper sticker topics include: Alumni Association, Wolfpack Club, Jim Valvano, 1983 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship, 1987 Centennial.
[Object 209]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
The back of the chair reads "Property of State College."
[Box 3]
One also says, "Forever Club."
[Carton 39]
Given to D.H. Hill Library by Dr. Ellen Winston of Raleigh.
[Box 78, Folder 6]
Manufactured by A.T. Ferrell & Co., Saginaw, Michigan.
[Card Box 77]
Clothespin (small), with "NC State" and an image of the Bell Tower, undated (Artifact Accession 2004.12.17)
(1 item)
[Box 132, Folder 8]
The tags read “Hand Tailored Neckwear,” “Botany Flannel Jacket,” And “Pettigrew & Stephens Ltd., Glasgow."
[Carton 2]
Seal says "North Carolina State College, Raleigh." Bottom of mug says "Students Supply Stores, Raleigh, N.C."
[Carton 72]
Seal says "North Carolina State College, Raleigh." Bottom of mug says "Students Supply Stores, Raleigh, N.C."
[Artifact Box 97]
Seal says "North Carolina State College, Raleigh." Bottom of mug says "Students Supply Stores, Raleigh, N.C."
[Oversize Flat Box 186]
This collage reads "N.C. State" at the top. Some of the crests are missing.
[Legal Box 131, Folder 3]
The woven pictures/bookmarks read "Compliments of the season" at the bottom and depict a couple caught in a storm in a natural landscape.
[Object 208]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
[Object 199]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
This desk includes a plaque inside the middle drawer that reads "This was the desk of three chancellors: Col. John W. Harrelson, Dr. Carey H. Bostian, and Dr. John T. Caldwell."
[Oversize Flat Box 103]
Reads "Textile Department, Georgia Tech."
[Oversize Flat Box 99]
Flag is suede and has fringe.
[Artifact Box 62]
The football is deflated. There is writing on it that appears to be the score of a game but it is mostly illegible.
[Box 66, Folder 11]
Includes a drawing of the Bell Tower.
[Box 78, Folder 9]
The pin reads "ncsu.edu/agromeck" with a silhouette of a wolf howling.
[Object 206]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
[Object 207]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
[Carton 80]
Reads "Acme No.1" on the side.
[Oversize Box 79]
Manufactured by GoldE Projector, Chicago, Illinois.
[Carton 63]
Mugs, read "N.C. State Alumni Association" with an image of the Bell Tower, undated (Artifact Accession 1984.10.17-1984.10.18)
Jeffries, Wanda (Donor)
(2 items)
[Card Box 94]
Includes a replica of a basketball ticket, one white plastic keychain that reads “Thanks! From Ncsu,” onc clear plastic keychain, reads “Wolf Pack,” one circular plastic keychain with strutting wolf, and one football helmet keychain with “S,” one ring with Wolf mascot.
[Oversize Flat Box 187]
This painting is signed "J. Wainwright."
[Card Box 4]
Pin has a drawing of a dogwood flower on it.
[Carton 19]
Plaque reads: "In memory of Ella Perry Harris, Superintendent of the North Carolina State College Infirmary, September 1901, May 1922. 'A perfect woman nobly planned, to warn, to comfort, and command'"
[Object 204]
Access to this item requires more than 48 hours notice.
This garden was shaded by an oak planted by the Class of 1890.
[Carton 63]
Three are identical, white with red stripes; one is red with Wolfpack mascot, and one is white with Wolfpack mascot.
[Carton 65]
Reads, "Uberreicht durch den senator fur jugend und sport" on the back.
[Carton 52]
Reads "The City of Raleigh, North Carolina, made exclusively for Taylor's by Vernon Kilns."
[Oversize Flat Box 162]
Labeled "Portrait No. 6" on the back.
[Oversize Flat Box 188]
This painting includes a plate that reads "Alexander Quarles Holladay, first president of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, 1889-1899."
[Oversize Flat Box 176]
This painting includes a plate that reads: "Augustus Leazar, March 27, 1843 - February 18, 1905. Introduced a Bill establishing the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, now State College, in the 1887 General Assembly."
[Carton 53]
Reads, "Radio-Mat Slide Co. Makers, New York, Radio-Mat is the Stationery of the Screen."
[Card Box 58]
Pin is surrounded by foliage.
[Carton 19]
Reads “N.C. State College Of A & E/ Raleigh, N.C./ Official/ Headquarters R.O.T.C.”
[Box 88, Folder 7]
Some stickers are shaped like pennants; some have the university seal.
[Carton 126]
Sweatshirt, reads "N.C. State" with an image of the Bell Tower, undated (Artifact Accession 1998.2.3)
Allen, Steve (Donor)
(1 item)
[Oversize Box 194]
This sword has an inscription that reads "By appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Sword Cutlers, Wilkinson Sword, Made in England."
[Oversize Box 189]
Manufactured by Post.
[Box 3, Folder 35]
Reads "Duke University" but date is torn off.
[Carton 46]
Manufactured by Devant, Ltd. for the North Carolina State University Licensing Program.
[Carton 48]
Two t-shirts and one sweatshirt. One t-shirt reads: “Summer Fever: Something For Everybody” and the sweatshirt reads "Magic 88."
[Box 118, Folder 17]
One bookmark has a birthday greeting. Two have Bible passages: "He careth for you" and "My presence shall go with thee."
[Box 132, Folder 2]
These are two woven pictures with a man shielding a woman from the rain with an umbrella. It reads "Compliments of the Season" at the bottom.
[Carton 7]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 8]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 9]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 10]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 11]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 12]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 13]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 14]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 15]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Carton 16]
These were transferred from the King Religious Center before it was demolished In 1975.
[Card Box 4]
Decorated with YMCA symbol and two bowling pins on either side with leather strap attached.
[Box 66, Folder 6]
Also reads "N.C. State."

Quantity

251.14 Linear feet

General Physical Description

56 cartons, 9 boxes, 7 cardboxes, 3 legal boxes, 27 oversize boxes, 17 tubes, 12 artifact boxes, 25 flatboxes, 31 oversize flatboxes, 18 objects

Location

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

Language

English

Processing

Processed by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2012 August; Finding aid created by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2012 August

Revised

2012 December, 2014 February, Finding aid updated to include addition to the collection by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2012 December; Todd Kosmerick, 2014 February.

Scope and Content Note

The North Carolina State University, Memorabilia Collection contains primarily three-dimensional objects related to the history of North Carolina State University (formerly North Carolina State College and North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts). This collection includes objects such as furniture pieces, paintings, scientific instruments, trophies, personal artifacts of alumni, professors, and chancellors, pennants and flags, student military uniforms, plaques, memorabilila and souvenirs from the Athletics Program (particularly the 1983 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship), and objects from the 1987 Campus Centennial Celebration. It also includes artifacts salvaged from the King Religious Center (YMCA) Building.

Historical Note

The North Carolina State University, Memorabilia Collection is an extensive collection of three-dimensional objects of historical importance to N.C. State University (formerly North Carolina State College and North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts), from the founding of the university (1887) to the 2000s. These artifacts were acquired from former staff and students, as well as transfers from various university departments. The donors of specific items have been noted when known.

Access to Collection

A majority of the collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Some objects require more than 48 hours advance notice for viewing.

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

Mail

Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Telephone

(919) 515-2273

Fax

(919) 513-1787

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Memorabilia Collection, UA 020, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Access to Collection

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.

Access to Collection

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.