UA 050 Guide to the North Carolina State University, University Archives Reference Collection, 1862 - 2009
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Contains brochures, clippings, correspondence and memoranda, news releases, programs, publications, reports, speeches, and related archival material concerning a variety of items relating to the University.
Contains clippings, correspondence, news releases, publications, reports, speeches, and related archival material concerning the University's various colleges, departments, institutes, and other entities.
Contains clippings, University publications, and copies of photographs and other archival material relating to faculty and staff of North Carolina State University.
University Buildings, Sites, and Landmarks , 1888-2005 (Subgroup UA 050.004)
4.75 Linear feet (10 records storage boxes)
Contains clippings, correspondence, news releases, publications, reports, speeches, and related archival material concerning the physical features of the University landscape.
Student Research Projects , 1970-2005 (Subgroup UA 050.005)
1.0 linear foot (2 records storage boxes)
Contains student research reports, notes, and a speech on a variety of subjects relating to North Carolina State University history.
North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center.
60.75 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
123 records storage boxes
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff .
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Created within the Special Collections Research Center.
This is an on-going collection created by gathering materials from other University Archives record groups and other university departments.
Processed by: Pat Webber
The material in this record group consists of a variety of records culled and collected from numerous sources in order to provide a quick, ready access point for general questions and research into the University's history. Some source materials are from other University Archives record groups, either copies or duplicates. Additional major sources include the NCSU student newspaper "The Technician", the University's "Official Bulletin", and a number of other NCSU publications, as well as many local and regional newspapers. The final sub-group, Student Research Projects, consists entirely of papers written by students who based their research in part on material from the Special Collections Research Center.
Note that this material is not meant to be all-inclusive, but to serve as an introduction to research into a variety of subjects. These files are updated and altered sporadically by Special Collections staff as necessary.
North Carolina State University was established in 1887 as the North Carolina College for Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The College opened in 1889 with one building - the current Holladay Hall - six faculty, and courses in the agricultural and mechanical arts, adding a curriculum in applied science in 1893. By the turn of the century the College had grown to some half dozen buildings, about 300 students, and had begun to diversify its curricula.
The College continued to expand, both physically and academically, into the twentieth century. In 1917, the institution's name was changed to North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (State College). By the fiftieth anniversary in 1939, State College encompassed 38 buildings, over 2,500 students and 330 faculty, and offered nearly 40 programs of education. In addition, 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. North Carolina State is now one of the constituent institutions of the multi-campus University of North Carolina system, having received university status, and, after some controversy, assumed its current name in 1965.
Today, North Carolina State University covers over 2,000 acres in the Raleigh area, with well over 100 buildings across five campus precincts. A student body of nearly 30,000 is served by over 1,600 faculty members in nearly 100 fields of study. The combined University budget and research and sponsored program expenditures surpasses one billion dollars.
NCSU Special Collections Research Center, University History Webpage
North Carolina State University -- History
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[Identification of Item], Reference Collection, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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