University Archives Photograph Collection, Organization Photographs 1897-1990

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

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

Call number
UA 023.023

This collection contains images of organizations that provided social, cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities for North Carolina State University student, faculty, and staff from 1897 until 1990. The images include group portraits, candid shots, and photographs of large events as well as a handful of scrapbooks.

In 1887 the North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts as the state's land-grant institution to provide teaching, research and extension services to the people of the state. The College officially opened its doors in 1889, with Alexander Holladay as the first President. Classes began that fall with seventy-two students. Since the opening of the college's doors, student organizations have had a role. A branch of the Y.M.C.A. was established on campus in 1889, as were the Pullen and Leazar literary societies, and the Agricultural Society. As of 2008, there were 480 different campus organizations, including fraternities, sororities, professional societies, and student government.

Biographical/historical note

In 1887 the North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts as the state's land-grant institution to provide teaching, research and extension services to the people of the state. The College officially opened its doors in 1889, with Alexander Holladay as the first President. Classes began that fall with seventy-two students and six faculty. Two general fields of study were available, agriculture and mechanics, with a third in applied science added in 1893. Coursework in military science was added in 1894.

By the turn of the century, the College had grown to 300 students and had begun to diversify its curricula with more specialization offered in agricultural and mechanical coursework. By 1917, the school's teaching, research, and extension activities were broad enough that the Board of Trustees agreed to a name change: North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, thereby officially adopting the "State College" colloquialism that had been in use for years. In 1931 the College greatly reworked its curricula as it underwent consolidation. Along with North Carolina College for Women and the University of North Carolina, it became a part of the Consolidated University of North Carolina.

During the second half of the century, the College received university status and as of 2007 was one of the constituent institutions of the multi-campus University of North Carolina system. After some controversy, the university assumed its current name in 1965. The University's full and official name is North Carolina State University at Raleigh. Use of the full name is generally avoided in order to avoid the implication that there are other branches of North Carolina State in other cities. In 2007, the North Carolina State University nearly 30,000 students and nearly two thousand faculty, and its research and program expenditures totaled over $440 million. For more information on the University's history, please see the online A Brief History of North Carolina State University .

Student organizations have always had a role at North Carolina State University, where participation is seen as an important part of the university education. A branch of the Y.M.C.A. was established on campus in 1889, as were the Pullen and Leazar literary societies, and the Agricultural Society. Over the past 120 years of the university’s history, the number of organizations has grown as new interests have arisen on campus. As of 2008, there were 480 different campus organizations, including fraternities, sororities, professional societies, and student government.

Scope/content

This collection contains images of organizations that provided social, cultural, recreational, and professional opportunities for North Carolina State University student, faculty, and staff from 1897 until 1990. Student government elections, Greek events, intramural sports, Engineers' Fairs, student dances, and Y.M.C.A. events are all pictured in this collection. Other images include group portraits, candid shots, and photographs of large events. There are also a few scrapbooks. Most of the photographs are black and white prints, but there are some color prints and the series also contains related negatives, contact prints, contact sheets, and slides. Unless otherwise noted, photographs in each sub-series of this collection are generally arranged in chronological order.

Physical description

28 albums, 1 archival box, 2 archival half boxes, 3 archival flat boxes

Arrangement

Negatives and contact sheets are located at the beginning of the subgroup. Photographic prints, including those housed in three scrapbooks, follow and are physically arranged according to the identification schema listed below.

  1. The organization schema includes the following categories:
  2. UA 023.023.000 – Organizations. General
  3. UA 023.023.001 – Organizations. Negatives
  4. UA 023.023.002 – Organization. Proofs
  5. UA 023.023.010 – Student Government. General
  6. UA 023.023.011 – Student Government. Elections (includes images of campaigns, candidates, voting, and events in support of candidates)
  7. UA 023.023.012 – Student Government. Officers (includes Student Body President, Student Senate President, Student Body Treasurer, Student Chief Justice, and lesser officers)
  8. UA 023.023.013 – Student Senate (includes senate members, meetings, and committee activity)
  9. UA 023.023.020 – Honorary Societies
  10. UA 023.023.030 – Fraternities
  11. UA 023.023.040 – Sororities
  12. UA 023.023.050 – Student Media. General
  13. UA 023.023.051 – Agromeck
  14. UA 023.023.052 – Technician
  15. UA 023.023.053 – Student radio station, WKNC
  16. UA 023.023.060 – Club and intramural sports. General
  17. UA 023.023.061 – Rugby Football Club
  18. UA 023.023.070 – Military Organizations. General
  19. UA 023.023.071 – Pershing Rifles
  20. UA 023.023.072 – Scabbard and Blade
  21. UA 023.023.080 – Engineering Organizations. General
  22. UA 023.023.081 – Engineers’ Council
  23. UA 023.023.082 – Engineers’ Fair
  24. UA 023.023.083 – Engineers’ Week
  25. UA 023.023.090 – Student Organizations, A-M
  26. UA 023.023.100 – Student Organizations, N-Z
  27. UA 023.023.110 – Faculty and staff organizations. General
  28. UA 023.023.111 – Faculty and staff organizations. Faculty Club
  29. UA 023.023.120 – YMCA. General
  30. UA 023.023.121 – YMCA. Administration and staff
  31. UA 023.023.122 – YMCA. Events
  32. UA 023.023.123 – YMCA. Meetings and Conferences
  33. UA 023.023.124 – YMCA. Social life
  34. UA 023.023.125 – YMCA. Camps
  35. UA 023.023.126 – YMCA. Public Service
  36. UA 023.023.127 – YMCA. Vetville

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, Organization Photographs, UA 023.023, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

Related material

Source of acquisition

This collection was created by the University Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center, February 2008.

Encoded by Kristen Lipetzky, February 2008.

Updated by Stephanie Barnwell, January 2012 and July 2012.

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Agromeck circa 1905, 1977-1981
Album 10
Agromeck: Slides 1983
Half box 31, Folder 1
Agromeck: Slides undated
Half box 31, Folder 2
Club and Intramural Sports. Archery 1970-1979
Album 11
Club and Intramural Sports. Basketball 1965-1979
Album 11
Club and Intramural Sports. Football 1970-1980
Album 11
Club and Intramural Sports. Handball 1975-1985
Album 11
Club and Intramural Sports. Hockey 1980-1988
Album 11
Club and Intramural Sports. Judo 1975-1980
Album 11
Club and Intramural Sports. Volleyball 1970-1985
Album 12
Engineering organizations. General
Album 13
Engineers’ Council 1937-1952
Album 13
Engineers’ Fair 1950-1954
Album 13
Engineers’ Fair 1959-1962
Album 15
Engineers’ Fair 1948-1958
Album 14
Engineers' Fair - Slides 1959, 1964
Half box 31, Folder 3
Engineers’ Fair 1963-1969
Album 16
Engineers’ Week - St. Patrick's Day Ball 1948-1965
Album 13
Faculty and staff organizations. Faculty Club 1963-1969
Album 20
Fraternities. Alpha Gamma Rho 1949-1950
Album 5
Fraternities. Alpha Phi 1964
Album 5
Fraternities. Alpha Phi 1978
Album 5
Fraternities. Alpha Phi Alpha 1980-1989
Album 5
Fraternities. Alpha Phi Omega 1966
Album 5
Fraternities. Alpha Sigma Delta 1988
Album 5
Fraternities. Alpha Sigma Phi 1980-1989
Album 5
Fraternities. Alpha Zeta 1936-1985
Album 8
Fraternities. Alpha Zeta 1950
Album 5
Fraternities. Delta Sigma 1985
Album 5
Fraternities. Delta Sigma Phi 1980-1989
Album 5
Fraternities. Delta Upsilon 1975-1989
Album 5
Fraternities. Farm House 1980-1989
Album 5
Fraternities. Gamma Sigma Delta 1977
Album 5
Fraternities. General 1940-1989
Album 5
Fraternities. General 1955-1980
Album 7
Fraternities. General 1970-1979
Album 8
Fraternities. Greek Councils
Album 4
Fraternities. Inter-Fraternity Council 1949-1983
Album 6
Fraternities. Kappa Alpha 1980-1988
Album 6
Fraternities. Kappa Sigma 1925-1988
Album 6
Fraternities. Kappa Tau Beta 1952
Album 5
Fraternities. Lambda Chi Alpha 1926-1981
Album 6
Fraternities. Lambda Pi Epsilon 1988
Album 5
Fraternities. Phi Kappa Tau 1936-1989
Album 6
Fraternities. Phi Psi 1939
Album 5
Fraternities. Pi Kappa Alpha 1924-1989
Album 6
Fraternities. Pi Kappa Phi 1950-1959
Album 5
Fraternities. Pi Kappa Phi 1977-1985
Album 6
Fraternities. Pi Tau Sigma: Scrapbook 1942-1949
Flat box 32
Fraternities. Pi Tau Sigma 1948-1961
Album 6
Fraternities. Pi Tau Sigma 1950
Album 5
Fraternities. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 1965-1985
Album 6
Fraternities. Sigma Alpha Mu 1980-1989
Album 7
Fraternities. Sigma Chi 1975-1979
Album 5
Fraternities. Sigma Chi 1975-1985
Album 7
Fraternities. Sigma Kappa 1979
Album 5
Fraternities. Sigma Nu 1967-1988
Album 7
Fraternities. Sigma Phi Epsilon 1980-1989
Album 7
Fraternities. Sigma Pi 1967
Album 5
Fraternities. Sigma Pi 1940-1988
Album 7
Fraternities. Sigma Xi 1990
Album 6
Fraternities. Sigma Xi 1970-1990
Album 7
Fraternities. Tau Kappa Epsilon 1950-1965
Album 5
Fraternities. Tau Kappa Epsilon 1970-1989
Album 7
Fraternities. Theta Chi 1980-1989
Album 7
Fraternities. Theta Tau 1976
Album 5
Fraternities. Theta Tau 1926-1989
Album 7
Fraternities. Zeta Beta Tau 1980-1989
Album 7
Honorary Societies. Alpha Gamma Rho 1975-1985
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Alpha Kappa Psi 1987-1988
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Alpha Phi Mu 1985-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Alpha Phi Omega 1969-1985
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Alpha Zeta 1980-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Blue Key 1949-1957
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Eta Kappa Nu 1942-1944
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Gamma Beta Phi 1980-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Golden Chain Society 1940-1986
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Kappa Tau Beta 1960-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Lambda Gamma Delta 1929
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Mu Beta Psi 1925-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Omega Psi Phi 1980-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Phi Kappa Phi 1969-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Phi Omega 1988
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Phi Psi 1939-1989
Album 4
Honorary Societies. Tau Beta Pi 1926-1975
Album 4
Military organizations. General
Album 12
Organizations. General 1903-1988

Includes some negatives.

Album 1
Pershing Rifles 1958-1981
Album 12
Rugby Football Club 1968-1975
Album 12
Scabbard and Blade 1942-1979
Album 13
Sororities. Alpha Delta Pi 1980-1989
Album 8
Sororities. Alpha Xi Delta 1980-1988
Album 8
Sororities. Chi Omega 1980-1989
Album 8
Sororities. Delta Sigma Theta 1980-1989
Album 9
Sororities. Kappa Xi 1980-1989
Album 9
Sororities. Sigma Kappa 1960-1988
Album 9
Student Government. Elections 1970-1974
Album 1
Student Government. Elections 1972-1976
Album 2
Student Government. General 1926-1979
Album 1
Student Government. Officers 1968-1981
Album 2
Student Government. Officers 1970-1981
Album 3
Student Media. General 1909-1981
Album 9
Student Media. General 1947-1988
Album 10
Student Organizations. Agricultural Club 1926-1940
Album 17
Student Organizations. Agricultural Society 1986
Album 17
Student Organizations. American Chemical Society 1945-1988
Album 17
Student Organizations. American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers 1940-1983
Album 17
Student Organizations. American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1986
Album 17
Student Organizations. Animal Science Club 1980
Album 17
Student Organizations. Association of General Contractors 1986-1988
Album 17
Student Organizations. Baptist Student Union 1987
Album 17
Student Organizations. Bi-Ag Society 1909
Album 18
Student Organizations. Biological Club 1903-1986
Album 17
Student Organizations. Business Activity Board 1988
Album 17
Student Organizations. Caldwell County Club 1919-1920
Album 17
Student Organizations. Campus Crusade for Christ 1986
Album 17
Student Organizations. Canterbury Club 1955
Album 19
Student Organizations. Circle K Club 1965-1986
Album 17
Student Organizations. College Bowl 1970-1982
Album 18
Student Organizations. College Democrats 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. College Republicans 1987
Album 18
Student Organizations. Council of Humanities and Social Studies 1987
Album 18
Student Organizations. Drama Club 1903
Album 18
Student Organizations. Economics and Business Club 1987
Album 18
Student Organizations. Education Council 1988
Album 18
Student Organizations. Food Sciences Club 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Forest Products Research Society 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Forestry Club 1983
Album 18
Student Organizations. Friends of the Library
Album 18
Student Organizations. Future Farmers of America 1961
Album 18
Student Organizations. German Club 1983
Album 18
Student Organizations. Glee Club and Orchestra 1935-1936
Album 18
Student Organizations. Grains of Time 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Horticulture Club 1978
Album 18
Student Organizations. Indonesian Student Association 1985-1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Inter-Fraternity Eating Club 1926
Album 19
Student Organizations. Inter-Residence Council 1986-1987
Album 18
Student Organizations. International Student Committee 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Japanese Student Association 1983
Album 18
Student Organizations. Leazar Literary Society 1897-1909
Album 18
Student Organizations. Mechanical Society 1910
Album 18
Student Organizations. Monogram Club 1933-1934

One photograph was originally part of the Memorabilia Collection (UA 020) as a gift of Reid Tull, Accession 1986.4.1. It was donated along with a Sigma Nu Fraternity ring that is still in the Memorabilia Collection.

Album 17
Student Organizations. N.C.S.U. Flying Club 1970-1979
Album 18
Student Organizations. National Student Exchange Association 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Native American Student Association 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Nigerian Club 1987
Album 18
Student Organizations. North Carolina Student Legislature 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Outing Club: Scrapbook ca. 1949-1957
Flat box 33
Student Organizations. Outing Club 1953
Album 18
Student Organizations. Outing Club: Slides 1973, 1975
Half box 31, Folder 4
Student Organizations. Outing Club 1983
Album 18
Student Organizations. Pack's Elite Support Team (P.E.S.T.) 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Politics Club 1987
Album 18
Student Organizations. Poultry Science Club 1988
Album 18
Student Organizations. Pre-Vet Club 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Psychology Club 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Public Relations Student Society 1988
Album 18
Student Organizations. Pullen Literary Society 1909
Album 18
Student Organizations. Rural Science Club 1909
Album 17
Student Organizations. Sailing Club 1977-1981
Album 18
Student Organizations. Sampson County Club 1930-1939
Album 18
Student Organizations. Scuba Club 1986
Album 18
Student Organizations. Skydiving Club 1987
Album 19
Student Organizations. Society for Automotive Engineers 1987
Album 19
Student Organizations. Society for Creative Anachronism 1987
Album 19
Student Organizations. Society for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 1987
Album 19
Student Organizations. Society of Women Engineers 1987-1988
Album 19
Student Organizations. Southern Engineers 1985-1989
Album 19
Student Organizations. Spanish Club 1977-1980
Album 19
Student Organizations. Statistics Club 1988
Album 19
Student Organizations. Student Alumni Association 1986-1987
Album 19
Student Organizations. Student Social Workers Association 1986
Album 19
Student Organizations. Surfing Club 1983
Album 19
Student Organizations. Taiwanese Student Association 1970-1979
Album 19
Student Organizations. Taverne Club 1926
Album 19
Student Organizations. Textile Society 1909-1930
Album 19
Student Organizations. Thalerian German Club 1909
Album 19
Student Organizations. Water Ski Club 1983-1988
Album 19
Student Organizations. Wesley Foundation 1950-1959
Album 19
Student Organizations. Windhover 1986
Album 19
Student Organizations. Young Muslims Organization 1977-1981
Album 19
Student radio station, WKNC 1972-1981
Album 10
Student radio station, WKNC 1970-1988
Album 11
Student Senate 1968-1979
Album 3
Student Senate 1977-1988
Album 4
Technician 1988
Album 10
Unprocessed Student Media photographs, probably Agromeck and probably transferred in 1989.
Box 29
Unprocessed Student Media photographs, probably Agromeck and probably transferred in 1989.
Half box 30
YMCA. Administrators and staff 1911-1971
Album 20
YMCA. Administrators and staff 1956-1971
Album 21
YMCA. Camps 1960-1966
Album 27
YMCA. Camps 1966
Album 28
YMCA. Contact Prints
Album 28
YMCA. Danforth Chapel Wedding undated
Half box 31, Folder 5
YMCA. Events 1950-1969
Album 21
YMCA. Events 1953-1972
Album 22
YMCA. General 1958-1975
Album 20
YMCA. Meetings and conferences 1942-1970
Album 23
YMCA. Meetings and conferences 1954-1970
Album 24
YMCA. Meetings and conferences 1960-1966
Album 25
YMCA. Meetings and conferences 1947-1966
Album 26
YMCA. Public service 1960-1968
Album 28
YMCA. Social life: Scrapbook 1938-1939

Activities of the North Carolina State College Y.M.C.A

Flat box 34
YMCA. Social life 1961-1972
Album 27
YMCA. Social life (Retreats) 1958-1979
Album 26
YMCA. Social life (Retreats) 1958-1979
Album 26
YMCA. Vetville 1948-1950
Album 28

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, Organization Photographs, UA 023.023, 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.