North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, North Carolina State University Student Section Records 1945-1975

Size
2.5 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 021.435

The records of the North Carolina State University Student Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) include records from both NC State's section, and from the regional unit (Region IV) that NC State's section was formerly housed under. Types of materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, membership rosters, conference materials, and other general information.

NC State's student section of the ASME was established in or before 1945 to allow mechanical engineering students at NC State to share in the practice of enabling mechanical engineers to contribute to the well-being of society. NC State's student section has remained active since that time, and in the 2000s has emerged as one of the most active student sections of the ASME in the world. The student section at NC State was once housed under the Region IV unit of the ASME; now, it is part of the Eastern North Carolina unit.

Biographical/historical note

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was founded in 1880 and is a not-for-profit professional organization that promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences throughout the world. The core values of ASME are rooted in its mission to better enable mechanical engineering practitioners to contribute to the well-being of humankind.

NC State's student section of the ASME was established in or before 1945 to allow mechanical engineering students at NC State to share in the practice of these values. NC State's student section has remained active since that time, and in the 2000s has emerged as one of the most active student sections of the ASME in the world. The student section at NC State was once housed under the Region IV unit of the ASME; now, it is part of the Eastern North Carolina unit.

For this and other information, visit the ASME's website, as well as NC State's student section website.

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Student Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) include records from both NC State's section, and from the regional unit (Region IV) that NC State's section was formerly housed under. Types of materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, membership rosters, conference materials, and other general information. Materials range in date from 1945 to 1975.

Physical description

5 archival boxes

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in two series, NC State Records and Region IV Records. Materials are arranged alphabetically in each series, and then chronologically therein.

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, Student and Other Organizations, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, North Carolina State University Student Section Records, UA 021.435, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, North Carolina State University Student Section

Processing information

Processed by Cate Putirskis, 2008 June

Encoded by Cate Putirskis, 2008 June

The collection is organized into two principal series:

NC State Records 1945-1975
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains materials specific to NC State's student section of the ASME. Included in this series are meeting minutes, membership rosters, financial reports, correspondence, photographs, and other general information about the NC State student section.

1 archival box

Class Photographs, Mechanical Engineering 1949
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1955-1957
Box 1, Folder 2
Financial Reports 1954-1966
Box 1, Folder 3
General Information 1945-1975
Box 1, Folder 4
Meeting Minutes 1948-1955
Box 1, Folder 5
Meeting Minutes 1964-1965
Box 1, Folder 6
Meeting Minutes 1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 7
Meeting Minutes 1968
Box 1, Folder 8
Membership Rosters 1957-1961
Box 1, Folder 9
Region IV Records 1959-1970
Size: 2 linear feet

NC State's student section of the ASME was formerly part of Region IV (the Dixie Region). Materials in the series include files on regional conferences and competitions, as well as those on the annual operation of the Region IV student sections. The latter files contain a mixture of documents from the national ASME offices directed to all Region IV student sections, and copies of items submitted to the national office from the various student sections. Some NC State records are mixed in, but the majority of materials in this series come from the other student chapters in the Region, including those at Duke University, the University of South Carolina, the Georgia Institute of Technology (now Georgia Tech University), the University of Tennessee, the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech).

4 archival boxes

Bendix Contest 1964-1965
Box 1, Folder 10
Bendix Contest, Clarence Walker 1966
Box 2, Folder 1
Bendix Contest, John Begg 1966
Box 2, Folder 2
Bendix Contest, Stanley Ragone 1966
Box 2, Folder 3
Correspondence, Student Sections Committee 1961-1962
Box 2, Folder 4
Goals of the ASME 1970
Box 2, Folder 5
Regional Conference, University of South Carolina (1 of 2) 1959-1960
Box 2, Folder 6
Regional Conference, University of South Carolina (2 of 2) 1959-1960
Box 2, Folder 7
Regional Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology 1961
Box 2, Folder 8
Regional Conference 1963-1964
Box 2, Folder 9
Regional Conference, University of Tennessee 1964-1965
Box 3, Folder 1
Student Paper Competition 15 Apr. 1966
Box 3, Folder 2
Student Sections Operation 1961-1962
Box 3, Folder 3
Student Sections Operation (1 of 2) 1962-1963
Box 3, Folder 4
Student Sections Operation (2 of 2) 1962-1963
Box 3, Folder 5
Student Sections Operation 1963-1964
Box 3, Folder 6
Student Sections Operation (1 of 2) 1964-1965
Box 3, Folder 7
Student Sections Operation (2 of 2) 1964-1965
Box 4, Folder 1
Student Sections Operation (1 of 6) 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 2
Student Sections Operation (2 of 6) 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 3
Student Sections Operation (3 of 6) 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 4
Student Sections Operation (4 of 6) 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 5
Student Sections Operation (5 of 6) 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 6
Student Sections Operation (6 of 6) 1965-1966
Box 5, Folder 1
Student Sections Operation (1 of 4) 1966-1967
Box 5, Folder 2
Student Sections Operation (2 of 4) 1966-1967
Box 5, Folder 3
Student Sections Operation (3 of 4) 1966-1967
Box 5, Folder 4
Student Sections Operation (4 of 4) 1966-1967
Box 5, Folder 5
Student Sections Reports (1 of 2) 1957-1966
Box 5, Folder 6
Student Sections Reports (2 of 2) 1957-1966
Box 5, Folder 7

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Student and Other Organizations, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, North Carolina State University Student Section Records, UA 021.435, 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.