University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Engineering Photographs 1915-1993 (bulk 1950-1979)

Size
6.75 linear feet (13 boxes, 1 half box)
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Call number
UA 023.012

The University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Engineering Photographs, 1915-1993, mainly includes photographs of the faculty, staff, and students of various departments within the College of Engineering. A significant number of photographs documents research studies and laboratory work and equipment. Also included are photographs of award ceremonies, presentations and conferences, campus buildings, and promotional materials.

Engineering classes have been taught since the first semester at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University) in 1889. During the next few decades, specialized engineering curricula were developed, and the first engineering departments were formed. In 1923 these were all brought together under the School of Engineering. Subsequent development has resulted in additional departments, centers, and degree programs. During the 1980s the school became the College of Engineering.

Biographical/historical note

Engineering classes have been taught since the first semester at North North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now North Carolina State University) in 1889. During the next few decades, specialized engineering curricula were developed, and the first engineering departments were formed. In 1923 these were all brought together under the School of Engineering. Subsequent development has resulted in additional departments, centers, and degree programs. During the 1980s the school became the College of Engineering.

Scope/content

The University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Engineering Photographs, 1915-1993, mainly includes photographs of the faculty, staff, and students of various departments within the College of Engineering. A significant number of photographs documents research studies and laboratory work and equipment. Also included are photographs of award ceremonies, presentations and conferences, campus buildings, and promotional materials.

Arrangement

The photographs have been arranged into the following categories based on subject matter: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Ceramics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Physics, Continuing Education and Related Programs, Faculty, Academics and students, Gifts and Awards, Conferences and Events, Labs and Research, Extension Services, Publicity and Promotional Material, Exhibitions, Campus and Buildings, and Miscellaneous. The photographs are not arranged at the item level.

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 Engineering Photographs, UA 023.012, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University College of Engineering.

Processing information

Processed by Aaron Cusick, April 2009; Encoded by Aaron Cusick, April 2009; 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.
Chemical Engineering
Size: 1 box

Photographs in the Chemical Engineering series include cap and gown group pictures of chemical engineering graduates, students, faculty, equipment, research and laboratory work associated with the department.

Chemical Engineering Graduation
Box 1, Folder 1
Chemical Engineering - General
Box 1, Folder 2
Chemical Engineering - General
Box 1, Folder 3
Chemical Engineering - General
Box 1, Folder 4
Civil and Industrial Engineering
Size: 1 box

Photographs in the Civil and Industrial Engineering series include students, faculty, equipment, and research and laboratory work associated with the department. This series also includes photographs of the furniture curriculum from the 1920s to 1960s.

Civil Engineering Highway Research
Box 2, Folder 1
Civil Engineering Lecture 1983
Box 2, Folder 2
Civil Engineering Float 1931
Box 2, Folder 3
Civil Engineering - General
Box 2, Folder 4
Civil Engineering - General
Box 2, Folder 5
Civil Engineering - General
Box 2, Folder 6
Industrial Engineering Furniture Curriculum 1920-1969
Box 2, Folder 7
Industrial Engineering Industrial Experimental Program 1956-1961
Box 2, Folder 8
Industrial Engineering - General
Box 2, Folder 9
Industrial Engineering - General
Box 2, Folder 10
Electrical Engineering
Size: 1 box

Photographs in the Electrical Engineering series include students, faculty, equipment, and research and laboratory work associated with the department.

Electronics Department 1950
Box 3, Folder 1
Electrical Engineering Brochure
Box 3, Folder 2
Electronic Lab
Box 3, Folder 3
Electronics Research
Box 3, Folder 4
Electrical Engineering - General
Box 3, Folder 5
Electrical Engineering - General
Box 3, Folder 6
Electrical Engineering - General
Box 3, Folder 7
Electrical Engineering - General
Box 3, Folder 8
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Size: 0.5 boxes

Photographs in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering series include students, faculty, equipment, and research and laboratory work associated with the department. This series also includes photographs of aircraft and a wind tunnel.

Air Navigation Research
Box 4, Folder 1
Aircraft
Box 4, Folder 2
Katharine Stinson
Box 4, Folder 3
Mars Mission
Box 4, Folder 4
Wind Tunnel
Box 4, Folder 5
Mechanical and Aerospace - General
Box 4, Folder 6
Mechanical and Aerospace - General
Box 4, Folder 7
Mechanical and Aerospace - General
Box 4, Folder 8
Mechanical and Aerospace - General
Box 4, Folder 9
Materials Science and Ceramics
Size: 0.5 boxes

Photographs in the Materials Science and Ceramic series include students, faculty, equipment, and research and laboratory work associated with the department. This series also includes photographs of a ceramics conference from 1960.

Materials Science
Box 4, Folder 10
Materials Science
Box 4, Folder 11
Ceramic Conference 1960
Box 4, Folder 12
Ceramic Engineering
Box 4, Folder 12
Ceramic Engineering Research
Box 4, Folder 14
Ceramic Engineering Research
Box 4, Folder 15
Ceramic Engineering Research
Box 4, Folder 16
Nuclear Engineering and Physics
Size: 1.5 boxes

Photographs in the Nuclear Engineering and Physics series include students, faculty, and research and laboratory work associated with the department. This series also includes photographs of the nuclear reactor, nuclear short courses, and x-ray equipment.

Faculty and Students
Box 5, Folder 1
Nuclear Reactor: Assemblage, Fueling (1 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 2
Nuclear Reactor: Assemblage, Fueling (2 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 3
Nuclear Reactor: Construction
Box 5, Folder 4
Nuclear Reactor: Instrumentation
Box 5, Folder 5
Nuclear Reactor: Reactor (1 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 6
Nuclear Reactor: Reactor (2 of 2)
Box 5, Folder 7
Nuclear Reactor: Smoke Stack
Box 5, Folder 8
Nuclear Reactor: Control Room, Console
Box 5, Folder 9
Nuclear Reactor: Roof Leak
Box 5, Folder 10
Nuclear Reactor: Bureau of Mines
Box 5, Folder 11
Nuclear Reactor: Deactivation
Box 5, Folder 12
Nuclear Reactor: Miscellaneous
Box 5, Folder 13
Nuclear Reactor Program
Box 5, Folder 14
Nuclear Engineering Summer Institutes 1960-1964
Box 5, Folder 15
Nuclear Power Development Shourt Course 1955
Box 5, Folder 16
Nuclear Tech Short Course 1956
Box 5, Folder 17
Nuclear Tech Short Course 1957
Box 5, Folder 18
Nuclear Tech Short Course 1958
Box 5, Folder 19
Nuclear Tech Short Course 1959
Box 5, Folder 20
Nuclear Tech Short Course undated
Box 5, Folder 21
X-ray Equipment
Box 6, Folder 1
X-ray Presentation
Box 6, Folder 2
X-ray Lab
Box 6, Folder 3
Reactor: Pulstar
Box 6, Folder 4
Sub-critical Assembly 1958
Box 6, Folder 5
Nuclear Engineering - General
Box 6, Folder 6
Physics
Box 6, Folder 7
Continuing Education and Related Programs
Size: 0.5 boxes

Photographs in the Continuing Education and Related Programs series include Gaston Tech; the Mineral Research Laboratory; Diesel, Geological, and Coastal Engineering; as well as the Mathematics Department and summer institutes.

Asheville Laboratory
Box 6, Folder 8
Coastal Engineering 1977
Box 6, Folder 8
Diesel Engineering
Box 6, Folder 10
Gaston Tech 1950-1958
Box 6, Folder 11
Geological Engineering 1948-1951
Box 6, Folder 12
ITT-NCS Program at Kharagpur India
Box 6, Folder 13
Mathematics Department 1952-1960
Box 6, Folder 14
Mineral Research Laboratory 1975, undated
Box 6, Folder 15
Summer Institutes
Box 6, Folder 16
Western Electric Graduate Program 1957-1959, 1961
Box 6, Folder 17
Faculty
Size: 1 box

Photographs in the Faculty series include the advisory council, portraits of faculty and staff members, such as Dean Ralph Fadum, and general photographs of faculty not identified by department.

Dean, Academics
Box 7, Folder 1
Dean of Engineering
Box 7, Folder 2
Engineering Advisory Council 1953-1964
Box 7, Folder 2
Engineering Advisory Council Tours 1972
Box 7, Folder 4
Faculty Portraits
Box 7, Folder 5
Faculty Contact Sheets
Box 7, Folder 6
Faculty
Box 7, Folder 7
Faculty
Box 7, Folder 8
Academics and Students
Size: 0.5 boxes

Photographs in the Academics and Students series include classroom scenes, images of foreign students and women in the engineering program, general student life, and graduation ceremonies.

Classroom Scenes
Box 8, Folder 1
Honors Seminars
Box 8, Folder 2
Foreign Students 1951, 1969, undated
Box 8, Folder 3
Women in Engineering 1953-1954
Box 8, Folder 4
Women in Engineering
Box 8, Folder 5
Placement Office 1956-1960
Box 8, Folder 5
Student Lounge
Box 8, Folder 7
Graduation 1958
Box 8, Folder 8
Graduation
Box 8, Folder 9
Students - General
Box 8, Folder 10
Students - General
Box 8, Folder 11
Students Contact Sheets
Box 8, Folder 12
Gifts and Awards
Size: 0.5 boxes

Photographs in the Gifts and Awards series include student and faculty award ceremonies, honorary degree conferrals, and presentations of gifts and checks.

Engineers' Council Award
Box 8, Folder 13
Engineers' Council Award
Box 8, Folder 14
Honorary Degrees 1952-1962
Box 8, Folder 15
Outstanding Seniors Award
Box 8, Folder 16
Westinghouse Electric Corp. Check Presentation 1982
Box 8, Folder 17
Gifts and Awards - General
Box 8, Folder 18
Gifts and Awards - General
Box 8, Folder 19
Gifts and Awards - General
Box 8, Folder 20
Gifts and Awards - General
Box 8, Folder 21
Gifts and Awards - General
Box 8, Folder 22
Gifts and Awards - General
Box 8, Folder 23
Gifts and Awards - General
Box 8, Folder 24
Conferences and Events
Size: 1 box

Photographs in the Conferences and Events series include conferences for African Americans and women in engineering, symposia and lectures, meetings, and related social events.

African Americans in Engineering Conference
Box 9, Folder 1
Engineers' Day 1979
Box 9, Folder 2
Engineering Careers for Women Conference
Box 9, Folder 3
Engineering Foundation Meeting
Box 9, Folder 4
Junior Science Symposium
Box 9, Folder 5
Noise Conference and Alcoa Awards
Box 9, Folder 6
Louis Thompson's Shaw Lecture
Box 9, Folder 7
Conferences and Presentations
Box 9, Folder 8
Conferences and Presentations
Box 9, Folder 9
Conferences and Presentations undated
Box 9, Folder 15
Conferences and Meetings
Box 9, Folder 10
Conferences
Box 9, Folder 11
Conferences and Presentation - Mingling
Box 9, Folder 12
Meetings
Box 9, Folder 13
Social Events
Box 9, Folder 14
Labs and Research
Size: 1.5 boxes

Photographs in the Labs and Research series include the equipment, machinery, laboratory space, and research studies pertaining to the College of Engineering. The photographs in this series are mostly unlabeled and therefore not identified with a specific department within the College.

Cold Room
Box 10, Folder 1
Computers
Box 10, Folder 2
Corrosion Project
Box 10, Folder 3
Electronic Analog Computer
Box 10, Folder 4
Electron Microscope
Box 10, Folder 5
Engineering Research News
Box 10, Folder 6
Safety and Health Comm.
Box 10, Folder 7
Solar House
Box 10, Folder 8
Telecommunications
Box 10, Folder 9
Television Pictures 1957-1958
Box 10, Folder 10
Van de Graaff 1958
Box 10, Folder 11
Wear and Polishinf Machine
Box 10, Folder 12
Labs and Research - General
Box 10, Folder 13
Labs and Research - General
Box 10, Folder 13
Labs and Research - General
Box 10, Folder 15
Labs and Research - General
Box 10, Folder 16
Labs and Research - General
Half box 11, Folder 1
Labs and Research - General
Half box 11, Folder 2
Labs and Research - General
Half box 11, Folder 3
Labs and Research - General
Half box 11, Folder 4
Labs and Research - General, Contact Sheets
Half box 11, Folder 5
Extension Services
Size: 1 box

Photographs in the Extension Services series include workshops, people, and activities related to the Industrial Extension Services program.

Extension
Box 12, Folder 1
Industrial Extension Services Workshops
Box 12, Folder 2
Industrial Extension Services
Box 12, Folder 3
Industrial Extension Services
Box 12, Folder 4
Industrial Extension Services
Box 12, Folder 5
Industrial Extension Services
Box 12, Folder 6
Industrial Extension Services
Box 12, Folder 7
Industrial Extension Services
Box 12, Folder 8
Industrial Extension Services
Box 12, Folder 9
Industrial Extension Services - Slides 1971-1975
Box 12, Folder 10
Publicity and Promotional Material
Size: 1 box

The Publicity and Promotional Material series contains photographs, brochures, flyers, artwork, and cutlines for promoting the College of Engineering and the University.

Agromeck
Legal box 13, Folder 1
"Around the Clock with Jim" Brochure and Photos
Legal box 13, Folder 2
Artwork for Open House 1979
Legal box 13, Folder 3
Athletics Photos
Legal box 13, Folder 4
Celanese Report
Legal box 13, Folder 5
Caldwell Scholar
Legal box 13, Folder 6
Computer Studies
Legal box 13, Folder 7
Cutlines
Legal box 13, Folder 8
Flyer Material
Legal box 13, Folder 9
Nuclear Science Summer Program Clipping and Photos
Legal box 13, Folder 10
Photos for Brochure
Legal box 13, Folder 11
Publicity Photos 1991-1993
Legal box 13, Folder 12
Miscellaneous
Legal box 13, Folder 13
Exhibitions
Size: 0.5 boxes

Photographs in the Exhibitions series include expositions, displays at the State Fair, presentations, and shows relating to the College of Engineering.

Engineers' Exposition and Fair 1933
Box 14, Folder 1
Exhibits for Wachovia Bank Directors 1952
Box 14, Folder 2
Factory Demonstration
Box 14, Folder 3
North Carolina State Fair 1950-1960
Box 14, Folder 4
Riddick Engineering Laboratories Building, Photographic Display on Equipment and Facilities (1 of 3) circa 1951

Title board and board on Engineering Mechanics.

Black-and-white photographs mounted on 30" x 20" poster board.

Flat folder 1
Riddick Engineering Laboratories Building, Photographic Display on Equipment and Facilities (2 of 3) circa 1951

Two boards on Chemical Engineering and two on the Physics Department.

Black-and-white photographs mounted on 40" x 30" poster board.

Flat folder 2
Riddick Engineering Laboratories Building, Photographic Display on Equipment and Facilities (3 of 3) circa 1951

One board on Furniture Manufacturing and Management, one on Industrial Engineering, and two on Engineering Research.

Black-and-white photographs mounted on 40" x 30" poster board.

Flat folder 3
"This Atomic World"
Box 14, Folder 5
Tour of AT Plant
Box 14, Folder 6
Exhibitions - General
Box 14, Folder 7
Exhibitions - General
Box 14, Folder 8
Exhibitions - General
Box 14, Folder 9
Miscellaneous
Size: 0.5 boxes

Photographs in the Miscellaneous series include unidentified people, places, and activities related to the College of Engineering.

Slides
Box 14, Folder 10

Access to the collection

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

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, College of Engineering Photographs, UA 023.012, 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.