University Archives Photograph Collection, Athletics Photographs 1893-2003

Creator
North Carolina State University. University Archives
Size
28.25 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 023.004

The North Carolina State University Athletics Photographs contain photographic prints, negatives, contact prints, slides, and transparencies that document the history of NC State athletics and supporting activities from 1893 to 2003.

North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later North Carolina State University) officially became involved in athletics when it financed the school's football team in 1893, the year after the team's first unofficial games. Other sports were organized by the early twentieth century. All teams began using the nickname "Wolfpack" in 1947. As of 2006, NC State University has eleven men's and eleven women's varsity athletic teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Biographical/historical note

Athletics began unofficially at the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (North Carolina A&M) on March 2, 1892, at what by 2006 was Raleigh's Pullen Park. On that day, a football team made up of students at the college defeated the Raleigh Male Academy, a local high school, by the score 12-6. That fall, the team scrimmaged for the first time against the second-string teams of area colleges. After losing badly to the University of North Carolina and Wake Forest, the football team decided that it lacked the funds necessary to compete on an equal level with other colleges and universities. Therefore, they petitioned the college Board of Trustees for fifty dollars to finance travel and team equipment. With this request, the faculty and trustees of the college first became involved with intercollegiate athletics. After the board made the decision to grant the team the requested funds in 1893, North Carolina A&M played its first formal (non-scrimmage) game that fall against the University of North Carolina's second-string team, to which it lost, 22-0.

Football remained the most popular sport at the college throughout its first decades. Its first on-campus game was played in 1907 at the athletic field that would become Riddick Stadium. That same year, North Carolina A&M won the Southern Intercollegiate Association championship, with six wins and one tie, and in 1918, football player John Ripple became the school's first All-American.

By the first decades of the twentieth century, other sports had been organized and began to gain in prominence as well. The baseball team, which had played its first official game in 1894 against Guilford College, won its first state championship also in 1907. Four years later, the school played its first official basketball games against Wake Forest, with North Carolina A&M's home game played in the Pullen Hall auditorium.

In 1921, NC State became a charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference, which also included Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (later Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (later Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Mississippi A&M (later Mississippi State), North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Lee, and Virginia Tech. In 1923, the conference changed its name to the Southern Conference. NC State remained in the Southern Conference until 1953, when along with Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, Wake Forest, and Clemson, it withdrew to form the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Until 1921, all teams had used the nickname "Red Terrors." In 1921, the NC State football team began using the name "Wolfpack." Although prominent NC State individuals such as Chancellor J. W. Harrelson disliked the name, it became popular among the student body, and in 1947 "Wolfpack" was adopted as the official nickname of all NC State teams.

Although by the latter half of the twentieth century basketball had become the most popular college sport in North Carolina, prior to World War II NC State's basketball teams never sold out games and lost as many games as they won. In 1946, NC State hired Everett Case to coach its men's basketball team. During his first decade coaching the team, its record was 267 wins and 60 losses, including six straight Southern Conference titles, three straight Atlantic Coast Conference titles, and six of seven Dixie Classic tournaments. Case retired in 1964 after popularizing college basketball not just at NC State, but all over North Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The racial integration of athletics at NC State began in 1957, when African Americans Manuel Crockett and Irwin Holmes joined the track team. The integration of the most popular, money-making sports, however, did not begin until 1967, when Marcus Martin, a walk-on, became the first African American football player. The first African American scholarship football player, Clyde Chesney, joined the team in 1969. In 1973, basketball player David Thompson was the first African American NC State athlete to be named All-American in any sport.

In 1972, two students, Kathy Bounds and Deb Webb, organized an NC State women's basketball team, and in 1974, the Athletics Department agreed to support it as an intercollegiate team. The women's intercollegiate athletics program at State expanded rapidly after 1975, when athletics director Willis Casey hired Sandra Kay Yow. Yow and her assistants organized women's volleyball, softball, rifle, and fencing teams in rapid succession, and women also began to join the swimming and tennis squads. Susan Yow, on the basketball team, became the first woman NC State All-American in any sport in 1976. Currently, in 2006, NC State has eleven men's and eleven women's varsity athletic teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which consists of twelve colleges and universities in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Florida.

For more information about the history of NC State athletics, please see the North Carolina State University Athletics Timeline. For further information on current NC State athletics, please go to NC State's official athletics website.

Scope/content

The athletics photographs contain largely black-and-white photographic prints and contact prints, but it also includes slides, transparencies, negatives, and color photographic prints. These photographic images document the history of North Carolina State's intercollegiate athletics program from 1893 to 2003.

The photographs include images of the following men's intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, football, golf and tennis, soccer, swimming and diving, wrestling, ice hockey, fencing, lacrosse, rifle, and boxing. It also includes images of the following women's sports: basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, golf and tennis, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, softball, and volleyball.

There are images of individual players, coaches, competitions, groups of players, and entire teams. The photographs also include activities with an integral relationship to intercollegiate athletics, such as cheerleaders, mascots, marching bands, drum majors and majorettes, sports fans, the Wolfpack Club, sports summer camps, and the NC State Athletics Department.

Physical description

102 albums, 5 card boxes, 2 boxes, 3 half-boxes

Arrangement

The athletics photographs are organized into series and subseries that are listed below. Contact prints and slides have been placed at the end of the subseries in which they most closely fit. Due to their nature, many contact prints contain multiple images. These have been placed into the subseries in which the majority of the images would fit. Contact prints with multiple images of various individual athletes have been placed in the Team Pictures and Group Portraits subseries. Negatives, as well as oversized photographic prints, have been placed wholly at the end of the athletics photographs, although they are listed first in this finding aid according to the previously delineated classification schema.

Series include the following:

  • UA 023.004.000 General
  • UA 023.004.010 Baseball
  • UA 023.004.020 Basketball, Men's
  • UA 023.004.030 Cross-Country, Track-and-Field, Men's
  • UA 023.004.040 Football
  • UA 023.004.050 Golf and Tennis, Men's
  • UA 023.004.060 Soccer, Men's
  • UA 023.004.070 Swimming and Diving, Men's
  • UA 023.004.080 Wrestling
  • UA 023.004.090 Basketball, Women's
  • UA 023.004.100 Cross-Country, Track-and-Field, Women's
  • UA 023.004.110 Golf and Tennis, Women's
  • UA 023.004.120 Gymnastics
  • UA 023.004.130 Swimming and Diving, Women's
  • UA 023.004.140 Soccer, Women's
  • UA 023.004.150 Softball
  • UA 023.004.160 Volleyball
  • UA 023.004.170 Other Sports
  • UA 023.004.180 Cheerleaders and Mascots
  • UA 023.004.190 Marching Bands, Drum Majors and Majorettes
  • UA 023.004.210 Sports Fans
  • UA 023.004.220 Wolfpack Club
  • UA 023.004.230 Sports Summer Camps
  • UA 023.004.240 Athletics Department

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], University Archives Photograph Collection, Athletics Photographs, UA 023.004, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

Related material

Source of acquisition

This is an open collection created by the University Archives from various sources.

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
General 1979, undated

This series contains three photographs, 8x10 or smaller, of a general nature depicting trophies and a locker room. It also includes 937 individual negatives and negative strips of the following men's sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, football, soccer, golf, swimming and diving, wrestling, lacrosse, and rifle; and the following women's sports: basketball, cross-country and track-and-field, golf, swimming and diving, and softball. There are also negatives portraying cheerleaders, mascots, marching band, and the athletics administration. They are mainly black-and-white, with some color negatives mixed in. Additionally, the series contains oversize images, which are mainly contact prints but also include one photograph and one transparency. Finally, there are a handful of slides, most of which seem to be reproductions of historic images.

Less than 1 album, 5 card boxes, 2 half-boxes, 3 photographic prints, 937 negatives, 50 contact prints, 1 transparency, and slides

General 1979, undated

2 photographic prints

Album 1
Negatives 1905-1984, undated

5 card boxes; 2 half boxes

Card box 103
Negatives 1905-1984, undated
Card box 104
Negatives 1905-1984, undated
Card box 105
Negatives 1905-1984, undated
Card box 106
Negatives 1905-1984, undated
Card box 107
Oversize 1905-1984, undated
Half box 108
Oversize 1905-1984, undated
Half box 109
Slides undated

Various sports, historic images.

Box 113, Folder 1
Baseball 1889-circa 1995

The baseball series contains images of NC State freshman and varsity baseball. The majority are black-and-white, but there is one color photograph in the competitions album as well as color slides. Most are photographs of individual players and of baseball games. There are also some photographs of teams and groups of players and several of coaches and managers (several additional images containing manager Vic Sorrell are contact prints in the Competitions subseries).

6 albums, 294 photographic prints, 61 contact prints, and slides

General undated

1 photographic print

Album 1
Players, A-H circa 1954-1975, undated

44 photographic prints, 3 contact prints

Album 1
Players, I-P 1918, 1969, undated

33 photographic prints, 3 contact prints

Album 1
Players, I-P 1918, 1969, undated
Album 2
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1975, undated

62 photographic prints, 10 contact prints

Album 2
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1975, undated
Album 3
Coaches circa 1995, undated

4 photographic prints

Album 3
Competitions 1910-1992, undated

88 photographic prints, 9 contact prints

Album 3
Competitions 1910-1992, undated
Album 4
Baseball, Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1899-1975, undated

63 photographic prints, 36 contact prints

Album 5
Baseball, Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1899-1975, undated
Album 6
Slides 1972-1982
Box 113, Folder 2
Slides 1974-1978
Box 113, Folder 3
Basketball, Men's 1910-2003

This large series contains a number of images of NC State men's basketball players and competitions, many of which are from the 1960s and 1970s. The majority of images are individual players, groups of players, and competitions.

20 albums, 871 photographic prints, 217 contact prints, and slides

General 1955-2003, undated

40 photographic prints, 4 contact prints

Album 7
Players, A-H 1927-1976, undated

128 photographic prints, 10 contact prints

Album 8
Players, A-H 1927-1976, undated
Album 9
Players, A-H 1927-1976, undated
Album 10
Players, I-P 1942-circa 1952, undated

86 photographic prints, 2 contact prints

Album 10
Players, I-P 1942-circa 1952, undated
Album 11
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1945-circa 1973, undated

76 photographic prints, 35 contact prints

Album 11
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1945-circa 1973, undated
Album 12
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1945-circa 1973, undated
Album 13
Coaches circa 1947-1983, undated

32 photographic prints, 7 contact prints

Album 14
Competitions, 1930s - 1950s 1942-1959, undated

48 photographic prints, 4 contact prints

Album 15
Competitions, 1960s - 1970s 1963-1977, undated

137 photographic prints, 32 contact prints

Album 15
Competitions, 1960s - 1970s 1963-1977, undated
Album 16
Competitions, 1960s - 1970s 1963-1977, undated
Album 17
Competitions, 1960s - 1970s 1963-1977, undated
Album 18
Competitions, 1980s - 2000s 1980-1988, 1999, undated

94 photographic prints, 9 contact prints

Album 19
Competitions, 1980s - 2000s 1980-1988, 1999, undated
Album 20
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1910-1997, undated

230 photographic prints, 114 contact prints

Album 21
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1910-1997, undated
Album 22
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1910-1997, undated
Album 23
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1910-1997, undated
Album 24
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1910-1997, undated

Contact prints only. These duplicate photographic prints in other albums.

Album 25
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1910-1997, undated

Contact prints only. These duplicate photographic prints in other albums.

Album 26
Damaged Photographs 1974-1975
Half box 109, Folder 4
Slides 1960s-1970s, 1999
Box 113, Folder 6
Slides 1970
Box 113, Folder 7
Slides 1976-1977, undated
Box 113, Folder 8
Slides 1970s
Box 113, Folder 9
Slides 1970s-1980s
Box 113, Folder 10
Slides 1977-1982
Box 113, Folder 11
Slides 1982-1983, undated
Box 113, Folder 12
Cross-Country, Track-and-Field, Men's 1905-1988

This series contains images of men's cross-country and track-and-field runners and athletes, along with the meets in which they participated. Most images are of individual or groups of athletes, or competitions.

4 albums, 243 photographic prints, 17 contact prints, and slides

General undated

2 photographic prints

Album 27
Runners and Athletes 1957-1988, undated

89 photographic prints, 1 contact print

Album 28
Coaches undated

2 photographic prints

Album 28
Competitions 1910, 1966-1987, undated

87 photographic prints

Album 28
Competitions 1910, 1966-1987, undated
Album 29
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1905, 1915, 1955-1987, undated

63 photographic prints, 16 contact prints

Album 29
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1905, 1915, 1955-1987, undated
Album 30
Slides 1970s-1980s
Half box 115, Folder 8
Slides 1974, 1986
Half box 115, Folder 9
Slides 1977-1978
Half box 115, Folder 10
Football 1893-1999

The football series is the largest in these photographs, and contains a multitude of images of players, coaches, and games documenting one of the most popular sports among NC State fans and students. The majority of images come from the 1960s and 1970s, although a number also exist from before and after this period. Most images are of groups and individual players and competitions from the 1960s-2000s. The series also includes a number of slides.

47 albums, 2357 photographic prints, 407 contact prints, as well as slides and transparencies

General 1910, 1941-1987, undated

10 photographic prints, 2 contact prints

Album 31
Players, A-H 1921-1980, undated

360 photographic prints, 4 contact prints

Album 31
Players, A-H 1921-1980, undated
Album 32
Players, A-H 1921-1980, undated
Album 33
Players, A-H 1921-1980, undated
Album 34
Players, A-H 1921-1980, undated
Album 35
Players, A-H 1921-1980, undated
Album 36
Players, I-P 1906-1987, undated

233 photographic prints, 4 contact prints

Album 36
Players, I-P 1906-1987, undated
Album 37
Players, I-P 1906-1987, undated
Album 38
Players, I-P 1906-1987, undated
Album 39
Players, I-P 1906-1987, undated
Album 40
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated

373 photographic prints, 38 contact prints

Album 40
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated
Album 41
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated
Album 42
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated
Album 43
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated
Album 44
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated
Album 45
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated
Album 46
Players, Q-Z and unidentified 1910-1998, undated
Album 47
Coaches 1921-1981, undated

42 photographic prints, 9 contact prints, 31 transparencies

Album 48
Competitions, 1910s - 1950s 1906-1950s, undated

54 photographic prints

Album 49
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated

669 photographic prints, 62 contact prints, 5 transparencies

Album 49
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 50
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 51
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 52
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 53
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 54
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 55
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated

669 photographic prints, 62 contact prints, 5 transparencies

Album 56
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 57
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 58
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 59
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 60
Competitions, 1960s -1970s 1960-1977, undated
Album 61
Competitions, 1980s - 2000s 1980-1999, undated
Album 62
Competitions, 1980s - 2000s 1980-1999, undated

253 photographic prints, 8 contact prints, 6 transparencies

Album 63
Competitions, 1980s - 2000s 1980-1999, undated
Album 64
Competitions, 1980s - 2000s 1980-1999, undated
Album 65
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated

363 photographic prints, 280 contact prints

Album 66
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 67
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 68
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 69
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 70
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 71
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 72
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 73
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 74
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 75
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 76
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1893-1985, undated
Album 77
Team Pictures and Group Portraits, Damaged Photographs 1983
Half box 109, Folder 5
Slides 1961

NCSU vs. Duke

Box 114, Folder 4
Slides 1968-1969
Box 114, Folder 5
Slides 1960s-1970s, undated
Box 114, Folder 6
Slides 1970s, undated
Box 114, Folder 7
Slides 1970s
Box 114, Folder 8
Slides 1970

NCSU vs. UNC and NCSU vs. USC

Box 114, Folder 9
Slides 1971

Coach Al Michaels and players

Box 114, Folder 10
Slides 1972
Box 114, Folder 11
Slides 1972
Box 114, Folder 12
Slides 1960s, 1980s
Box 114, Folder 13
Slides undated
Box 114, Folder 14
Slides undated
Box 114, Folder 15
Golf and Tennis, Men's 1920-1992

This series contains images of NC State men's golfers and tennis players, as well as men's golf and tennis matches. The majority are either individuals or groups of athletes, and there are also 17 prints of competitions.

1 album, 44 photographic prints, 10 contact prints, and slides

Golfers and Tennis Players 1966-1972, undated

11 photographic prints

Album 78
Competitions 1978, 1992, undated

17 photographic prints

Album 78
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1920, 1966-1988, undated

16 photographic prints, 10 contact prints

Album 78
Slides 1974
Box 114, Folder 16
Slides 1977
Box 114, Folder 17
Slides 1976-1977
Half box 115, Folder 6
Slides 1974
Half box 115, Folder 7
Soccer, Men's 1959-1991

This series includes images of men's soccer players, in groups and as individuals, and also soccer matches.

2 albums, 78 photographic prints, 8 contact prints, and slides

General 1972-1973

62 slides

Players 1964-circa 1973, undated

19 photographic prints, 2 contact prints

Album 79
Competitions 1967-1991, undated

37 photographic prints

Album 79
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1959-1987, undated

22 photographic prints, 6 contact prints

Album 80
Slides 1972-1973

including Somnuk Vixaysouk

Box 114, Folder 23
Slides 1978
Half box 115, Folder 1
Swimming and Diving, Men's 1932-2003

The majority of images in this series portray men's swimmers and divers, both individual and in groups. It also includes some photographs of swimming and diving meets, and several photographs of coaches.

6 albums, 266 photographic prints, 45 contact prints, and slides

Swimmers, A-M 1946-1994, undated

54 photographic prints

Album 81
Swimmers, N-Z and unidentified 1946-1980, undated

47 photographic prints

Album 81
Swimmers, N-Z and unidentified 1946-1980, undated
Album 82
Coaches 1980-1999, undated

4 photographic prints

Album 82
Competitions, 1960s - 1970s 1963-circa 1977, undated

44 photographic prints, 8 contact prints

Album 83
Competitions, 1980s - 2000s circa 1980-2003, undated

11 photographic prints

Album 83
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1932-1994, undated

106 photographic prints, 37 contact prints

Album 84
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1932-1994, undated
Album 85
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1932-1994, undated
Album 86
Slides 1972-1973
Half box 115, Folder 5
Wrestling 1946-1987

This series contains a substantial number of images of wrestlers, wrestling competitions, and images of groups of NC State wrestlers.

2 albums, 130 photographic prints, 23 contact prints, and slides

Wrestlers 1946-1977, undated

55 photographic prints, 3 contact prints

Album 87
Competitions 1946-1980, undated

40 photographic prints, 3 contact prints

Album 87
Competitions 1946-1980, undated
Album 88
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1962-1987, undated

35 photographic prints, 17 contact prints

Album 88
Slides 1978
Half box 115, Folder 14
Basketball, Women's 1974-2003

The majority of images in this series portray women's basketball games and groups of women's basketball players. There are also several images of individual players and coaches.

3 albums, 141 photographic prints, 31 contact prints, as well as slides and transparencies

General circa 1980

1 photographic print, 1 contact print

Album 89
Players, A-M undated

9 photographic prints

Album 89
Players, N-Z and unidentified 1977-1978, undated

6 photographic prints

Album 89
Coaches 2001-2003

7 photographic prints

Album 89
Competitions 1975-2003, undated

60 photographic prints, 19 contact prints

Album 89
Competitions 1975-2003, undated
Album 90
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1974-1999, undated

58 photographic prints, 11 contact prints, 10 transparencies

Album 90
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1974-1999, undated
Album 91
Slides 1977
Box 113, Folder 13
Slides 1977-1978
Box 113, Folder 14
Slides 197--1980, undated
Box 113, Folder 15
Slides 1978-1979
Box 113, Folder 16
Slides 1981
Box 113, Folder 17
Slides 1981-1982
Box 113, Folder 18
Slides 1981-1982
Box 113, Folder 19
Slides 1982
Box 113, Folder 20
Slides 1984
Box 113, Folder 21
Slides 1987-1989
Box 113, Folder 22
Slides 1987-1988
Box 113, Folder 23
Slides 1988
Box 113, Folder 24
Cross-Country, Track-and-Field, Women's 1985-1987

This series includes a small number of photographs of individuals and groups of runners and track-and-field athletes, along with one image of a cross-country or track-and-field meet.

Less than 1 album, 10 photographic prints

Runners and Athletes undated

6 photographic prints

Album 92
Competitions undated

1 photographic print

Album 92
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1986-1987, undated

3 photographic prints

Album 92
Golf and Tennis, Women's circa 1984-1992

The women's golf and tennis series contains images of NC State women's golfers and tennis players, both individuals and in groups. It also contains several images of coaches and competitions.

Less than 1 album, 24 photographic prints, and slides

Golf and Tennis Players 1985, undated

6 photographic prints

Album 92
Coaches circa 1984, undated

2 photographic prints

Album 92
Competitions 1987-1992, undated

13 photographic prints

Album 92
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1986-1988

3 photographic prints

Album 92
Slides 1976-1977
Half box 115, Folder 6
Gymnastics 1986-1988

This series contains several photographs of gymnasts and gymnastic competitions from the mid- to late-1980s.

Less than 1 album, 11 photographic prints

General 1986-1988, undated

11 photographic prints

Album 92
Swimming and Diving, Women's circa 1970-1987

The women's swimming and diving series includes images of individuals and groups of NC State women's swimmers and divers, as well as several photographs of swimming and diving meets.

Less than 1 album, 10 photographic prints, 1 transparency

General 1986-1988, undated

11 photographic prints

Album 92
Swimmers and Divers undated

5 photographic prints

Album 92
Competitions circa 1970, undated

3 photographic prints

Album 92
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1978, 1987

2 photographic prints, 1 transparency

Album 92
Other Sports 1932-1987

This series contains images of boxing, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, and rugby, some of which are no longer varsity sports at NC State. The series contains a fairly extensive number of lacrosse photographs in particular.

3 albums, 110 photographic prints, 7 contact prints, and slides

Boxing 1932-1940

3 photographic prints

Album 96
Fencing 1967-1979, undated

26 photographic prints, 1 contact print

Album 94
Ice Hockey undated

1 photographic print

Album 94
Lacrosse circa 1960-1987, undated

72 photographic prints, 6 contact prints

Album 95
Lacrosse - Slides 1972-1982
Box 114, Folder 18
Lacrosse - Slides 1975-1978
Box 114, Folder 19
Rifle 1941-1981, undated

8 photographic prints

Album 96
Rugby - Slides 1972-1973, 1975
Box 114, Folder 20
Rugby - Slides 1977-1979
Box 114, Folder 21
Soccer, Women's 1985-1991

This series includes several images of women's soccer matches and groups of NC State women's soccer players.

Less than 1 album, 8 photographic prints, and slides

Competitions 1991, undated

5 photographic prints

Album 93
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1985, undated

3 photographic prints

Album 93
Slides 1987
Box 114, Folder 22
Slides 1978-1979
Half box 115, Folder 2
Softball 1976-1983

This series contains images of softball players, coaches, games, groups, and teams. The majority document individual athletes and softball games.

Less than 1 album, , 44 photographic prints, 4 contact prints, 1 transparency, and slides

Players 1976-1983, undated

19 photographic prints

Album 93
Coaches 1981

1 photographic print

Album 93
Competitions 1981-1983, undated

19 photographic prints, 3 contact prints, 1 transparency

Album 93
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1978-1981, undated

5 photographic prints, 1 contact print

Album 93
Slides 1977-1980
Half box 115, Folder 3
Volleyball 1986

The Volleyball series contains photographs of volleyball games and groups of volleyball players at NC State.

Less than 1 album, 18 photographic prints, and slides

General undated

1 photographic print

Album 93
Competitions undated

12 photographic prints

Album 93
Team Pictures and Group Portraits 1986, undated

5 photographic prints

Album 93
Slides 1977, 1987
Half box 115, Folder 12
Slides 1985

NCSU vs. UNC

Half box 115, Folder 13
Cheerleaders and Mascots 1930-2003

Many images in this series are of NC State cheerleaders, male and female. The series also includes images of Wolfpack mascots, both live wolves and costumed students.

2 albums, 109 photographic prints, 2 contact prints, as well as slides and transparencies

General 1967-1980, undated

7 photographic prints

Album 97
Cheerleaders 1930-1992, undated

72 photographic prints, 2 contact prints

Album 97
Cheerleaders 1930-1992, undated
Album 98
Mascots circa 1959-2003, undated

30 photographic prints, 2 transparencies

Album 98
Slides 1969-1970
Box 114, Folder 1
Slides 1975-1983
Box 114, Folder 2
Slides undated
Box 114, Folder 3
Marching Bands, Drum Majors and Majorettes 1930-1988

The majority of images in this series are of marching bands, both individual band members and bands in formation during games. The series also contains images of drum majors and majorettes.

2 albums, 137 photographic prints, 4 contact prints

General 1940-1974, undated

12 photographic prints

Album 99
Marching Bands 1930-1988, undated

92 photographic prints, 1 contact print

Album 99
Marching Bands 1930-1988, undated
Album 100
Drum Majors and Majorettes circa 1958-1988, undated

33 photographic prints, 3 contact prints

Album 100
Sports Fans 1930s-1981

The Sports Fans series includes images of fans cheering for NC State athletics teams.

1 album, 64 photographic prints, and slides

Sports Fans 1930s-1981, undated

64 photographic prints

Album 101
Sports Summer Camps 1981-1982

This series includes image of NC State sports summer camps, particularly women's basketball.

Less than 1 album, 4 photographic prints, and slides

Basketball Camp - Slides 1981
Box 113, Folder 4
Basketball Camp - Slides 1981
Box 113, Folder 5
Sports Summer Camps 1981-1982

4 photographic prints

Album 102
Slides 1973-1981, undated
Half box 115, Folder 4
Wolfpack Club 1993-1996

The Wolfpack Club series contains several images of members of the Wolfpack Club, an organization supporting NC State athletics.

Less than 1 album, 6 photographic prints, 1 transparency

Wolfpack Club 1993-1996, undated

6 photographic prints, 1 transparency

Album 102
Athletics Department circa 1910-2001

The majority of images in this series are of Athletics Department staff, some identified and some unidentified. The series also includes several images of coaches that did not fit in any of the individual sports series.

Less than 1 album, 47 photographic prints. 2 contact prints, as well as slides and transparencies

General circa 1910

1 photographic print

Album 102
Administrators and Staff circa 1960-2001, undated

43 photographic prints, 2 contact prints, 3 transparencies

Album 102
Coaches 1920, undated

3 photographic prints

Album 102
Slides 1968-1972, undated

Includes images of trainers and coaches.

Half box 115, Folder 11
Duplicate Photographs
Duplicate Photographic Prints
Box 110
Duplicate Photographic Prints
Box 111
Duplicate Photographic Prints
Half box 112

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, Athletics Photographs, UA 023.004, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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