University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Photographs circa 1900-1992 (bulk 1980-1987)

Size
1 linear foot (2 archival boxes)
Location

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

Call number
UA 023.006

The University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Photographs contain photographs, negatives, and contact sheets documenting the people, departments, research, and activities relating to the College. The photographs are organized into the following series: General, Faculty and Staff, Buildings, Laboratories, Equipment and Machinery, Students – General, Students – Academic Life, Agriculture, Livestock, Biological Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, Gifts and Awards, Exhibitions and Displays, Agricultural Fair, Agricultural Information, F. H. Jeter, National Farm and Home Tour, Research, Other Programs, and Communication Services. For photographs of Agricultural Extension and Research Services, see UA 023.007.

As a land-grant institution, North Carolina State University has had agricultural study as an integral part of instruction since its beginning in 1887. In 1917, the first dean of agriculture took office, and the School of Agriculture was established in 1923. The name was changed to School of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1964, and finally to College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1987. As of 2009, the College consists of 22 academic and extension departments, and runs the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, the current name of the former Agricultural Experiment Station. The College continues to strive to meet its three primary functions -- teaching, research, and extension -- as first laid out over a century ago.

Biographical/historical note

As a land-grant institution, North Carolina State University has had agricultural study as an integral part of instruction since its beginning in 1887. In 1917, the first dean of agriculture took office, and the School of Agriculture was established in 1923. The name was changed to School of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1964, and finally to College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1987.

The earliest courses of at NCSU were only in agriculture and mechanics, with classes in the former category consisting of "general agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, and botany." Gradually, as the curriculum expanded, sets of classes were organized into "faculties" and then departments. Professors named to head these faculties or departments were usually given titles according to their specialty, such as Arborist or Agronomist. Additionally, experimental and practical work at the North Carolina Experiment Station and the Extension Service was increasingly undertaken by State College personnel.

With the reorganization of campus and academic administration came a shuffling of the curriculum within the new Agricultural School. Programs, or "instructional areas" were reduced to six: Agronomy, Animal Industry, Botany, Horticulture, Poultry Science, and Zoology. At the same time, work at the Experiment Station and in the Extension Service was more fully integrated into these programs, and cooperation among the three branches of the School took off. This situation remained largely unchanged until the creation of a Forestry program in 1929, which eventually became the Division of Forestry in 1931. This name change resulted in another one, when in 1932 the School of Agriculture became the School of Agriculture and Forestry.

New programs were added through the 1930s and 1940s, but the organization of the School remained largely unchanged. Several changes occurred in 1950, however. The Division of Forestry was split from Agriculture, to become the new School of Forestry, with Agriculture reverting to its old designation, the School of Agriculture. The other change was the creation that same year of the Division of Biological Sciences, combining the Faculties of Botany, Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Zoology, adding Genetics in 1951. This set-up continued until 1958, when the Division was disbanded and its constituent parts granted Department status as individual units within the School of Agriculture. The 1950s also saw dramatic increases in budgets for research and teaching, and the first international effort for the School, the Peru Project, which started in 1955.

The 1960s brought another decade of change to the School, not least of which was another name change in 1964, becoming the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. One prompt for the new name was an increase in the importance and development of the biological sciences, prompting the creation of the Institute of Biological Sciences in 1962, which in large part succeeded the disbanded Division of Biological Sciences. The Agricultural Policy Institute was created in 1960 in conjunction with the Kellogg Foundation, and worked with agricultural institutions across the south to address and mold public policy issues regarding southern agriculture.

The recent decades have seen steady growth in physical space, students, research, and funding. In 1987, a final name change occurred, and the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences became the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 2006 the Department of Botany was renamed the Department of Plant Biology. As of 2009, the College consists of 22 academic and extension departments, and runs the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, the current name of the former Agricultural Experiment Station. The College continues to strive to meet its three primary functions -- teaching, research, and extension -- as first laid out over a century ago.

Scope/content

The University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Photographs contain photographs, negatives, and contact sheets documenting the people, departments, research, and activities relating to the College. The organized into the following series: General, Faculty and Staff, Buildings, Laboratories, Equipment and Machinery, Students – General, Students – Academic Life, Agriculture, Livestock, Biological Science, Environmental Science, Food Science, Gifts and Awards, Exhibitions and Displays, Agricultural Fair, Agricultural Information, F. H. Jeter, National Farm and Home Tour, Research, Other Programs, and Communication Services. For photographs of Agricultural Extension and Research Services see UA 023.007.

Physical description

2 archival boxes

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, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Photographs, UA 023.006, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

Related material

UA 023.007 Agricultural Extention and Research Service Photographs

Processing information

Processed by Aaron Cusick, 2009 April; Encoded by Aaron Cusick, 2009 April; Updated by Stephanie Barnwell, 2012 February.

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
General circa 1920-1994 (bulk 1982-1984)
Non-University Agriculture (moved from UA 023.024)
Box 1, Folder 1
SALS Revue, Spring 1982
Box 1, Folder 2
General
Box 1, Folder 3
General
Box 1, Folder 4
General
Box 1, Folder 5
General
Box 1, Folder 6
Faculty and Staff circa 1900-1988
Faculty and Staff
Box 1, Folder 7
Buildings 1968, 1970, undated
Food Science Building and Phytotron
Box 1, Folder 8
Laboratories circa 1920,1921,1946,1976, (bulk 1946-1946)
Laboratories
Box 1, Folder 9
Equipment and Machinery 1915,1936
Equipment and Machinery
Box 1, Folder 10
Students. General 1909,1939,1941,1949-1950
Students
Box 1, Folder 11
Students. Academic Life circa 1920,1936,1937,1948
Students
Box 1, Folder 12
Agriculture 1902,1938,1941,1946,1961,1962,circa 1970,1970,1974, undated
Agronomy Department
Box 1, Folder 13
Horticulture
Box 1, Folder 14
Livestock circa 1900,1928,1950, circa 1960
Animal Science
Box 1, Folder 15
Biological Science 1909-1980 (bulk 1954-1960)
Botany and Plant Pathology
Box 1, Folder 16
Zoology Department
Box 1, Folder 17
General
Box 1, Folder 18
Environmental Science circa 1930,1938-1939, circa 1970
General
Box 1, Folder 19
Food Science 1947-1963 (bulk 1947-1947)
General
Box 1, Folder 20
Gifts and Awards 1981-1992 (bulk 1985-1985)
North Carolina Safety Council Awards 1981-1992
Box 2, Folder 1
Sears Roebuck Scholars ca. 1958
Box 2, Folder 17
Exhibitions and Displays 1922-1984, undated (bulk 1984-1984)
Department of Plant Pathology History Display 1976
Box 2, Folder 2
Exhibtions and Displays
Box 2, Folder 3
Agricultural Fair circa 1920-1940, undated (bulk 1927-1927)
General
Box 2, Folder 4
Agricultural Information 1963,1980 (bulk 1980-1980)
General
Box 2, Folder 5
F. H. Jeter circa 1940
F. H. Jeter
Box 2, Folder 6
National Farm and Home Tour circa 1940
NBC Radio Broadcast
Box 2, Folder 7
Research circa 1950-1987, undated (bulk 1977-1977)
General
Box 2, Folder 8
General
Box 2, Folder 9
Other Programs 1987 (bulk 1987-1987)
Farm Opportunities and Marketing Caravan 1959
Box 2, Folder 18
Science in the Classroom 1987
Box 2, Folder 10
Communication Services 1959-1989, undated (bulk 1984-1984)
F-S

Fellowships, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Hog Farming, People, Pigs, Soil

Box 2, Folder 11
S

Soil, Strawberries, Swine

Box 2, Folder 12
T

Target 2, Tobacco

Box 2, Folder 13
T

Tobacco

Box 2, Folder 14
T-W, Miscellaneous

Tobacco, Tomatoes, Turf Grass, Veterinary Medical Association, Watermelon, Weeds, Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 15
Research Station Descriptions
Box 2, Folder 16

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Photographs, UA 023.006, 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.