North Carolina State University, University Archives Reference Collection, Institutional Histories 1877-2014

Creator
North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
Size
4 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Call number
UA 050.002

The University Archives Reference Collection, Institutional Histories subgroup contain clippings, correspondence, news releases, publications, reports, speeches, and related materials concerning the University's various colleges, departments, institutes, and other entities. This is an artificial collection and is maintained by Special Collections staff.

North Carolina State University was established in 1887 as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (A College). 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. In 1917, the institution's name was changed to North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (State College). 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. As of 2007, N.C. State had a student body of nearly 30,000, nearly two thousand faculty, and research and program expenditures of over $440 million.

Biographical/historical note

North Carolina State University was established in 1887 as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (A&M College). 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. In 1917, the institution's name was changed to North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (State College). 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. As of 2007, N.C. State had a student body of nearly 30,000, nearly two thousand faculty, and research and program expenditures of over $440 million.

Scope/content

The University Archives Reference Collection, Institutional Histories subgroup contain clippings, correspondence, news releases, publications, reports, speeches, and related materials concerning the University's various colleges, departments, institutes, and other entities. This is an artificial collection and is maintained by Special Collections staff.

Physical description

8 archival boxes

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically, with the exception of files titled "University History, General" preceding the rest of the collection.

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], North Carolina State University, University Archives Reference Collection, Institutional Histories, UA 050.002, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Items collected from various sources, including university publications, area newspapers, and other University Archives collections. This is an ongoing collection.

University History, General 1924-1941
Box 1
University History, General 1942-1954
Box 1
University History, General 1955-1960
Box 1
University History, General 1961-1969
Box 1
University History, General 1970-1979
Box 1
University History, General 1980-1996
Box 1
University History, General undated
Box 1
University History, Master's Theses 1984, undated
Box 1
University History, "Here and There on the Campus of North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts" circa 1917
Box 1
University History, "Random Sketches" from "The Technician" 1922-1925
Box 1
Academic and Student Affairs, Division of 2012
Box 1
Adult and Community College Education, Dept. of 2014
Box 9
Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering 2003
Box 2
Agriculture, School of 1962
Box 2
Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of circa 1979
Box 9
Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of 2008, 2013
Box 7
Agricultural Chemistry 1877-1927
Box 2
Agricultural Economics 1962-1994, undated
Box 2
Agricultural Engineering 1979
Box 2
Agricultural Experiment Station 1955-1990
Box 2
Agricultural and Extension Education, Department of 2002
Box 9
Agricultural Extension Service 1938-1967
Box 2
Agricultural Extension Service Logo 1934-1968
Box 2
Agricultural Information 1962
Box 2
Agricultural Institute 1967-2005
Box 2
Agricultural Policy Institute 1967
Box 2
Agricultural Research Service, General 1986
Box 2
Agricultural and Resource Economics 2002-2003
Box 2
Agronomy 1956-1986, undated
Box 2
Alumni Association 1952-2003
Box 2
Animal Science 1927-2003
Box 2
Architecture, School of 2002
Box 9
Art + Design, Department of 2002
Box 9
Athletics, Basketball undated
Box 3
Band 2009
Box 8
Biological and Agricultural Engineering 1956-2009
Box 3
Biological Sciences, Institute of 1982
Box 3
Biomedical Engineering 2004-2010
Box 3
Black Alumni Society 2007
Box 3
Board of Trustees 2002, 2009
Box 8
Board of Visitors 2014
Box 9
Botany (and Plant Biology) 1928-2007, undated
Box 3
Broadcasting 1970
Box 3
Business Administration, Name Change 2008
Box 3
CAMCORE 2006
Box 3
Campus Enterprises Division 2009
Box 8
Campus Environmental Safety Team (CEST) 2004
Box 3
Campus Planning undated
Box 3
Campus Police 2010
Box 8
Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement 2009
Box 8
Center for Marine Science and Technology (CMAST) 1997
Box 3
Center Stage 2002
Box 3
Ceramic Engineering, Department of 1952
Box 8
Chancellor's First Year Leadership Program 2013
Box 9
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 2008
Box 3
Chemical Engineering 1924-1996, 2002
Box 3
Chemistry 1956-1987
Box 3
Civil Engineering 2002-2003
Box 3
Climate Science Center 2010, 2014
Box 9
Collaborative Evolution Center 2004
Box 3
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 2011
Box 3
College of Sciences 2013
Box 3
College Pipeline Initiative 2013
Box 9
Computer Science 2003-2009
Box 3
Confucius Institute 2007
Box 3
Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities 2014
Box 9
Contemporary Art Museum 2011
Box 3
Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (McKimmon Center) 2004
Box 7
Cooperative Extension Service 1991-2008
Box 8
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites 2009
Box 8
Cooperative Sport Fishery Unit 1967
Box 3
Counseling Center 1976
Box 3
Crafts Center 2002
Box 3
Crop Science 1986-2003, 2014
Box 3
Dance Program 2002
Box 3
Data Sciences Initiative (DSI) 2014
Box 8
Design, College (School) of (folder 1) 1966-2009
Box 8
Design, College of (folder 2) 1966-2010, 2014
Box 8
Design, College of, and School of Architecture, Name Change 2000
Box 3
Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA) 2002
Box 9
Diversity and Inclusion, Office for 2008
Box 8
Division of Undergraduate Affairs 2002
Box 9
Economics and Business (folder 1 of 2) 1978
Box 3
Economics and Business (folder 2 of 2) 1978
Box 3
Education, College (School) of 1972-2010, 2014
Box 8
Education Research and Leadership and Counselor Education, Dept. of 2014
Box 9
Electric Meter School 1981
Box 3
Electrical Engineering 1933
Box 3
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1989
Box 8; Box 3
Engineering, College of 1952-2008, undated, 2014
Box 3
Engineering Experiment Station 1923-1925
Box 3
Engineering, Minority Programs 2014
Box 3
Engineering Research Center 2008
Box 8
Enrollment Management and Services 2006
Box 4
Entomology 1956-2003
Box 7; Box 4
Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Department of 2002, 2008-2009, 2014
Box 7
Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Name Change 2000
Box 4
Extension Division 1961-1965
Box 4
Extension and Research Administration 1992
Box 4
Extension Toxicology 2002
Box 9
Facilities Division 2007-2008
Box 4
Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning 2007
Box 4
Faculty Club 1960
Box 4
Family and Consumer Services Department (see also Home Economics/Home Demonstration) 1999-2006
Box 4
Finance and Business 2010
Box 9
Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, Name Change 2007
Box 7; Box 4
Food Science 1978-2007
Box 4
Foreign Languages and Literatures 2002
Box 4
Forestry (and Envrionmental Resources) 1947-2007
Box 4
Forensic Sciences Institute 2014
Box 9
4-H 1939-2009
Box 8
Friday Institute 2009
Box 8
Friends of the Library 2011 (Accession 2011.0222)
Box 9
Friends of the Library [digital file] 2011 (Accession 2011.0223)

Word document

This is a digital file. The Special Collections Research Center will provide copies of digital files to patrons, but cannot guarantee that these files will open.

Future Renewable Electric Engery Delivery and Management Systems Center 2009
Box 8
Gallery of Art and Design 2002-2005
Box 4
Gamma Sigma Delta 1973-1983
Box 4
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Center (GLBT) 2014
Box 4
Genetics 1962, 2002
Box 4
Graduate Institute of Extension Education 1967
Box 4
Graduate School 1960-2002,2014
Box 4
Graphic Design, Department of 2002, 2009
Box 8
Gregg Museum of Art and Design 2008-2009
Box 8
Hatteras Marine Research Station 1967
Box 4
Health and Exercise Studies, Department of (formerly Physical Education) 2012
Box 9
History, Department of 2012
Box 8
Hofmann Forest 1973, 2012
Box 4
Home Economics/Home Demonstration 1945-1970
Box 4
Horticultural Science 1956-2003
Box 7; Box 4
Humanities, School of 1950-1963
Box 5
Humanities and Social Sciences, College of 2008-2009,2014
Box 8
India Project 1967
Box 5
Information Technology, Office of 2002, 2007
Box 7
Industrial and Technical Education, Department of 1966
Box 5
Industrial Arts Education 1975-1977
Box 5
Industrial Design, Department of 2002, 2009
Box 8
Industrial Engineering 2002-2005
Box 5; Box 8
Industrial Extension Service 1968-2005
Box 5
Institute for Advanced Analytics 2006-2007
Box 5
Institutional Research Office 1983
Box 5
Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Dispora Studies 2014
Box 8
Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science 2009
Box 8
Laboratory for Analytic Sciences 2013
Box 8
Land Scrip Fund 1961
Box 5
Landscape Architecture 1962-1968, 2002
Box 5
Library (D. H. Hill) 1939-2009
Box 8
Management, College of 2003-2010, 2014
Box 5
Man-in-Simulant Test Lab 2008
Box 7
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences 1979, undated
Box 5
Materials Science and Engineering 1983-2002
Box 5; Box 8
Mathematics, Department of 1952-2003
Box 8; Box 5
Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, Department of 1928-2009
Box 5
Mathematics, Science of Tech Ed. 2014
MBA Program 2010, 2014
Box 9
MeadWestvaco Undated
Box 8
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of 1966
Box 5
Microbiology, Department of 1976-2009
Box 8
Microbiology, Pathology, and Parasitology, Department of 2002
Box 9
Minerals Research Laboratory 1970
Box 5
Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, Name Change 2000
Box 5
Multidisciplinary Studies, Division of 2014
Box 9
Music, Department of 2002-2008, undated
Box 5
Name Changes, General 1971-2008
Box 5
Natural Resources, College of 2000-2009
Box 5
Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute 2014
Box 9
Nonwovens Institute 2007
Box 5
North Carolina Center for Education in Politics 1967
Box 5
North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (formerly Solar Center) 2010, 2014
North Carolina Department of Agriculture 1975
Box 5
North Carolina Japan Center 1984
Box 5
North Carolina State University Solar House 2014
Box 5
North Carolina State University Foundation 1977
Box 5
North Carolina Research Campus 2013, 2014
Box 5
Northeast Leadership Academy 2014
Box 5
Nuclear Engineering, Department of 1991-2009, 2014
Box 5; Box 8
Nutrition Research 1986
Box 5
Occupational Education 1977
Box 5
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management 1998-2007
Box 5; Box 8
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Department of 2009
Box 8
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, College of 1960-2010
Box 5; Box 9
Physics, Department of 1959
Box 9
Plant and Soil Sciences, Name Change 2008
Box 5
Plant Biology, Department of 2009
Box 9
Plant Pathology 1956-1962, 2002
Box 5
Poole College of Managment 2014
Box 5
Poultry Science 1931-2005
Box 5
Print Shop 1973
Box 6
Provost's Office 1993
Box 9; Box 6
Psychology 1970-2003
Box 6
Radio Stations (folder 1 of 2) 1952-1970, undated
Box 6
Radio Stations (folder 2 of 2) 1952-1970, undated
Box 6
Raleigh Chamber Music Guild 1973, undated
Box 6
Recreation Resources Administration 1979
Box 6
Research, Extension and Engagement, Office of 2002
Box 9
Research and Graduate Studies 1976
Box 6
Resource Management and Information Systems 2005
Box 6
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) 1927-1969
Box 6
Science, Technology, and Society Program 2014
Box 9
Sciences, College of 2012-2013
Box 9
School of Public and International Affairs 2006
Box 6
Sciences, College of 2012
Social Studies 1962
Box 6
Social Work 2003
Box 6
Sociology 1956-1986
Box 6
Sociology and Anthropology 1966-2006
Box 6
Soil Science 1989, 2002
Box 6; Box 9
Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) 2014
Box 9
Specialized (shared) research facilities 2014
State Climate Office of North Carolina 2003
Box 6
Statistics 1955-2010
Box 6; Box 9
Student Government 1954-1999
Box 7
Student Media 2008-2009
Box 8
Student Supply Store 1960-1988
Box 7
Study Abroad Office 2009
Box 8
Sustainability, Office of 2008
Box 7
Talley Student Center 2009
Box 9
Technician 1939
Box 7
Textile and Apparel Technology and Management, Department of
Box 9
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science 2002
Box 9
Textiles, College of 1958-2009, 2013
Box 9; Box 7
Transition Program 2009
Box 8
Transportation 2008
Box 7
Tobacco Literature Service 1967
Box 7
University Archives 1965-1991
Box 7
University Dining 1998-2009
Box 9; Box 7
University Health Services 1940-1960
Box 7
University Studies, Division of 1970-1975
Box 7
University Theatre 2002
Box 7
Veterinary Medicine, College of 1970-2009, 2012
Box 7
Visual Aids Department circa 1954
Box 7
Water Resources Research Institute 1967-2003
Box 7
Wood and Paper Science 1957-2007
Box 9; Box 7
Writers' Workshop 1962-1966
Box 7
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) 1942-1949
Box 7
Youth, Family, and Community Sciences, Department of 2014
Box 9
Zoology 1927-1977, 2002
Box 7
University History, General 1889-1921
Box 1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, University Archives Reference Collection, Institutional Histories, UA 050.002, 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.