University Archives Photograph Collection, Centennial Campus Photographs 1979-2000, undated

Creator
North Carolina State University. Division of Business and Finance
Size
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 023.028

This collection is divided into five series, each containing a different kind of material: slides, photographs, negatives, other, and oversized. Subjects include aerial views; buildings and places; events; golf; maps, models, and renderings; other research parks; people, presentation materials; and transportation. The slides make up the most extensive postion of the Centennial Campus images, but the photograph series contains a small number of unique images.

Between 1984 and 1985, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. and Governor James G. Martin transferred over 800 acres of state land to North Carolina State University. The university, led by Chancellor Bruce Poulton, settled on the idea of creating Centennial Campus, a technopolis where university units, governmental entities, and private industry could share facilities and collaborate on projects. With the guidance of coordinator Claude E. McKinney, the campus attracted a variety of tenants, such as ABB, Red Hat, Inc., and the National Weather Service and saw the relocation of the College of Textiles and phased segments of the College of Engineering.

Biographical/historical note

Between 1984 and 1985, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. and Governor James G. Martin transferred over 800 acres of state land to North Carolina State University. The university, led by Chancellor Bruce Poulton, settled on the idea of creating Centennial Campus, a "technopolis" where university units, governmental entities, and private industry could share facilities and collaborate on projects. With the guidance of coordinator Claude E. McKinney, the campus attracted a variety of tenants, such as ABB, Red Hat, Inc., and the National Weather Service and saw the relocation of the College of Textiles and phased segments of the College of Engineering. For more information please see the North Carolina State University Centennial Campus Records, UA 003.010.

Scope/content

This collection is divided into five series, each representing a different kind of material: Slides, Photographs, Negatives, Other Materials, and Oversized. The items in each of the series are arranged into a subset of the same subjects. Items within the subjects are arranged alphabetically if appropriate, then placed in chronological order.

Series 1, Slides, makes up the most extensive portion of the Centennial Campus images. The slides are arranged into nine subjects: aerial views; buildings and places; events; golf; maps, models, and renderings; other research parks; people, presentation materials; and transportation. These subjects include images of land, construction, the ten-year celebration, and people mover systems used in other states.

Series 2, Photographs, contains some unique images, as well as others found in the Slides and Negatives series. Series 3 contains color negatives for a small number of the images found in Series 1 and 2. Subjects mirror those in Series 1.

Series 4 and 5 are both very small. Other Materials is made up of one folder containing labelled printouts of various buildings and sites. Most of the images are also present in Series 2, Photographs. Oversized contains one oversized photograph, an aerial view of Centennial Campus.

Physical description

11 albums, 1 archival box

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

  • Slides
  • Photographs
  • Negatives
  • Other Materials
  • Oversized

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, Centennial Campus Photographs, UA 023.028, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the Centennial Campus Partnership Office (formerly the Centennial Campus Development Office). Consult the University Archivist for additional information.

Processing information

Processed by Jaime L. Margalotti, October 2005

Encoded by Jaime L. Margalotti, October 2005

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

The collection is organized into five principal series:

Slides 1979-2000, undated
Size: 3.5 linear feet

The Slides make up the most extensive portion of the Centennial Campus images. They are arranged into nine subjects: aerial views; buildings and places; events; golf; maps, models, and renderings; other research parks; people, presentation materials; and transportation. All of the major construction done on campus between 1985 and 2000 is represented, in addition to aerial views of the land and campus, the Dorothea Dix property, infrastructure, Lake Raleigh, and signage. ABB, the Engineering Graduate Research Center, the Lucent Site (later Red Hat), Research III, and Venture I are especially well-represented, as is the ten-year celebration and images of other research parks. The transportation images are primarily of people mover systems used in other states. In each subject, the slides are arranged alphabetically if appropriate, then placed in chronological order.

9 albums

Aerial Views 1987-1994

472 color slides

Album 1, Folder 1
Aerial Views 1995-1999, undated

401 color slides

Album 2, Folder 1
Buildings and Places, ABB 1991-1998, undated

186 color slides

Album 3, Folder 1
Buildings and Places, Bridge 1989-1997, undated

38 color slides

Album 3, Folder 2
Buildings and Places, Century Shop 2000

2 color slides

Album 3, Folder 3
Buildings and Places, Challenger Center 1999, undated

These slides do not depict a facility on the Centennial Campus. The location pictured is possibly the Buehler Challenger and Science Center in Paramus, New Jersey. Despite ongoing negotiations, there was no Challenger Center on Centennial Campus at this time. Stock images of space exploration are also included.

31 color slides

Album 3, Folder 4
Buildings and Places, College of Textiles 1998-2000, undated

13 color slides

Album 3, Folder 5
Buildings and Places, Constructed Facilities Lab 1998, undated

3 color slides

Album 3, Folder 6
Buildings and Places, Cross Country Running Track 1993

17 color slides

Album 3, Folder 7
Buildings and Places, Dorothea Dix Property 1985-1998

100 color slides

Album 4, Folder 1
Buildings and Places, Engineering Graduate Research Center 1991-2000, undated

184 color slides

Album 4, Folder 2
Buildings and Places, Infrastructure 1985-1999, undated

Includes sewer lines, traffic lights, power lines, and general construction.

57 color slides

Album 4, Folder 3
Buildings and Places, Lake Raleigh 1987-1998, undated

97 color slides

Album 4, Folder 4
Buildings and Places, Lucent Site 1999-2000

35 color slides

Album 5, Folder 1
Buildings and Places, National Weather Service circa 1992

Includes images of balloon launch.

23 color slides

Album 5, Folder 2
Buildings and Places, Partners I 1996-1997, undated

9 color slides

Album 5, Folder 3
Buildings and Places, Partners II 1998-2000

9 color slides

Album 5, Folder 4
Buildings and Places, Raleigh Skyline 1989, undated

26 color slides

Album 5, Folder 5
Buildings and Places, Research I 1987-2000, undated

30 color slides

Album 5, Folder 6
Buildings and Places, Research II 1990-1996, undated

23 color slides

Album 5, Folder 7
Buildings and Places, Research III 1993-1994, undated

71 color slides

Album 5, Folder 8
Buildings and Places, Research IV 1995-1996

8 color slides

Album 5, Folder 9
Buildings and Places, Signage 1989-1998, undated

Includes building signs, road signs, and Centennial Campus banners.

47 color slides

Album 5, Folder 10
Buildings and Places, Storm Water Management Pond 1993-1994, undated

17 color slides

Album 5, Folder 11
Buildings and Places, Toxicology 2000

3 color slides

Album 5, Folder 12
Buildings and Places, Varsity Drive 1994, 2000

6 color slides

Album 5, Folder 13
Buildings and Places, Venture I 1998-2000, undated

43 color slides

Album 5, Folder 14
Buildings and Places, Venture II 1999-2000

7 color slides

Album 5, Folder 15
Buildings and Places, Venture III 1999-2000

2 color slides

Album 5, Folder 16
Buildings and Places, Venture Center Parking Deck 2000

1 color slide

Album 5, Folder 17
Events, ABB Dedication 1991

13 color slides

Album 6, Folder 1
Events, Farmer's Market Dedication 1991

9 color slides

Album 6, Folder 2
Events, IDRC (Scottsdale) 1993

The exhibit showcases North Carolina golf courses.

32 color slides

Album 6, Folder 3
Events, Ten-Year Celebration 1994

140 color slides

Album 6, Folder 4
Golf 1995-1996, undated

6 color slides

Album 6, Folder 5
Maps, Models, and Renderings; Maps 1987-1999, undated

The different maps include a variety of geographic features, infrastructure elements, and land usage plans.

60 color slides

Album 6, Folder 6
Maps, Models, and Renderings; Models 1987-1997, undated

Models include the A-1 Cluster, College of Textile, and Research I.

42 color slides

Album 6, Folder 7
Maps, Models, and Renderings; Renderings 1988-1999, undated

Renderings include ABB, Engineering Graduate Research Center, Conference Center, Lucent Site, Middle School, Partners I, Partners II, Research I, Research II, Research III, Toxicology, Venture I, Venture II, and the Town Center.

47 color slides

Album 7, Folder 1
Other Research Parks (A-L) 1983-1996, undated

275 color slides

Album 7, Folder 2
Other Research Parks (M-X, unidentified) 1979-1998, undated

488 color slides

Album 8, Folder 1
People, Staff 2000, undated

20 color slides

Album 9, Folder 1
People, Researchers and Research 1992-1998, undated

166 color slides

Album 9, Folder 2
Presentation Materials 1985-1997, undated

Includes maps, renderings, charts, and graphs on a variety of topics, such as transportation and master planning.

80 color slides

Album 9, Folder 3
Transportation (A-U, unidentified) 1985-1997, undated

Slides focus on transportation solutions from other states.

112 color slides

Album 9, Folder 4
Photographs 1986-1997, undated
Size: 1 linear foot

The Photographs series contains some unique images, as well as others found in the Slides and Negatives series. They are arranged into subjects which mirror those of the slides in series 1: aerial views; buildings; events; presentations; maps, models, and renderings; and transportation. The buildings represented are: ABB, College of Textiles, Engineering Graduate Research Center, Mars Mission Research Center, Raleigh Skyline, Research I, Research II, and Research III. The maps include a variety of geographic features, infrastructure elements, and land usage plans, while the renderings include ABB, Conference Center, and the Engineering Graduate Research Center. The transportation images are primarily of people mover systems used in other states.

2 albums

Aerial Views undated

11 photographs

Album 10, Folder 1
Buildings, ABB undated

13 photographs

Album 10, Folder 2
Buildings, College of Textiles undated

11 photographs

Album 10, Folder 3
Buildings, Engineering Graduate Research Center undated

1 photograph

Album 10, Folder 4
Buildings, Mars Mission Research Center undated

1 photograph

Album 10, Folder 5
Buildings, Raleigh Skyline undated

2 photographs

Album 10, Folder 6
Buildings, Research I undated

1 photograph

Album 10, Folder 7
Buildings, Research II 1990-1992

9 photographs

Album 10, Folder 8
Buildings, Research III undated

5 photographs

Album 10, Folder 9
Events, Ten-Year Celebration 1994

6 photographs

Album 10, Folder 10
Presentations, Planning Meetings undated

3 photographs

Album 10, Folder 11
Maps, Models, and Renderings; Maps 1986-1996, undated

The different maps include a variety of geographic features, infrastructure elements, and land usage plans.

27 photographs

Album 11, Folder 1
Maps, Models, and Renderings; Renderings undated

Renderings include ABB, Conference Center, and the Engineering Graduate Research Center.

16 photographs

Album 11, Folder 2
Transportation 1988-1997

34 photographs

Album 11, Folder 3
Negatives 1994-1995, undated
Size: 0.4 linear feet

This series contains color negatives for a small number of the images found in Series 1 and 2, Slides and Photographs. The negatives are arranged into: buildings; events; golf; maps, models, and renderings; other research parks; and people. The buildings represented are: ABB, Bridge, College of Textiles, Constructed Facilities Lab, Engineering Graduate Research Center, and Research III.

7 folders

Aerial Views 1995 October, undated

19 negatives

Box 12, Folder 1
Buildings undated

The buildings represented are: ABB, Bridge, College of Textiles, Constructed Facilities Lab, Engineering Graduate Research Center, and Research III.

28 negatives

Box 12, Folder 2
Events 1994

Ten-Year Celebration.

1 negative

Box 12, Folder 3
Golf undated

5 negatives

Box 12, Folder 4
Maps, Models, and Renderings undated

18 negatives

Box 12, Folder 5
Other Research Parks undated

11 negatives

Box 12, Folder 6
People undated

3 negatives

Box 12, Folder 7
Other Materials undated
Size: 0.075 linear feet

The Other Materials series is made up of one folder containing labelled printouts of various buildings and sites. Most of the images are also present in Series 2, Photographs.

1 folder

Research File undated

Contains labelled printouts of various buildings and sites.

Box 12, Folder 8
Oversized undated
Size: 0.025 linear feet

The Oversized series contains one oversized photograph, an aerial view of Centennial Campus.

1 folder

Oversized, Photograph, Aerial View undated

Contains 1 oversized photograph.

Box 12, Folder 9

Access to the collection

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

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

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

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, Centennial Campus Photographs, UA 023.028, 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.