UA 050.002 Guide to the North Carolina State University, University Archives Reference Collection, Institutional Histories, 1877-2014

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North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center.


4.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

8 archival boxes



Acquisitions Information

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


Processed by: Pat Webber; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber and updated by Karen Paar and Cate Putirskis, 2008-2009


2005, 2011-2014, Converted to EAD 2002, 2005; Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Cate Putirskis, 2008-2009; Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2011, 2013-2014; Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Cathy Dorin-Black and Julius Blue, 2014

Scope and Content Note

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.

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.

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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, North Carolina.

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