North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Agronomy Records 1934-1960

Creator
North Carolina State College. Department of Agronomy
Size
0.75 linear feet
Call number
UA 100.012

The records of the North Carolina State College (later, University) Department of Agronomy contain correspondence, minutes, reports, project information, publications, and department history files. Materials range in date from 1934 to 1960.

Early study of agronomy at North Carolina State University (then, the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts) was largely the province of the North Carolina Experiment Station, until Charles B. Williams was appointed the University's first agronomist in 1906. He held that position until 1917, when he became the Dean of Agriculture, a position he held until 1923. In 1924, he was named to be the first Head of the new Department of Agronomy, created with the concurrent founding of the School of Agriculture. The Department quickly established a strong reputation in teaching, research, and farm extension work. By the 1940s the Department had developed into two destinct programs of study: Crops and Soils. During the following decade the department had grown so large that in 1955 it was dissolved and its components formed into two separate departments, Field Crops and Soils. These Departments were eventually renamed Crop Science and Soil Science, respectively.

Biographical/historical note

Early study of agronomy at N.C. State was largely the province of the North Carolina Experiment Station until Charles B. Williams was appointed the University's first Agronomist in 1906. He held that position until 1917, when he became the Dean of Agriculture, a position he held until 1923. In 1924, he was named to be the first Head of the new Department of Agronomy, created with the concurrent founding of the School of Agriculture. The Department quickly established a strong reputation in teaching, research, and farm extension work. By the 1940s the Department had developed into two destinct programs of study: Crops and Soils. During the following decade the department had grown so large that in 1955 it was dissolved and its components formed into two separate departments, Field Crops and Soils. These Departments were eventually renamed Crop Science and Soil Science, respectively.

1924 - 1940
Charles B. Williams
1940 - 1942
Leonard D. Baver
1942 - 1948
Ralph W. Cummings
1948 - 1953
William E. Colwell
1953 - 1955
E. T. York

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State College (later, University) Department of Agronomy contain correspondence, minutes, reports, project information, publications, and department history files. Materials range in date from 1934 to 1960.

Physical description

1 archival box, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

The Department of Agronomy records are arranged in two series: General Records and Publications. Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically by topic or title.

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, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Agronomy Records, UA 100.012, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Agronomy

Processing information

Processed by: Pat Webber; Flora Blackley, 2009 August; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Flora Blackley, 2009 August; Cate Putirskis, 2009 August

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 two principal series:

General Records 1934-1960

Contains records on the research and academic activities, history, and function of the Department.

Correspondence 1941-1951
Box 1, Folder 2
Department Meetings 1940-1942
Box 1, Folder 3
Forms undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Graduate Fellowships 1953-1955
Box 1, Folder 5
History and Organization 1942, undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Library Committee 1943-1944
Box 1, Folder 7
Plant Institute 1941-1943, undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Projects and Reports 1943-1960
Box 1, Folder 8
Seminars and Reports 1939-1941
Box 1, Folder 9
Seminars and Reports 1942-1948, undated
Box 1, Folder 10
Publications 1953-1955

This series contains publications produced by the Department of Agronomy.

Factor Affecting the Nicotine Content of Flue-Cured Tobacco Dec. 1953
Half box 2, Folder 1
Irrigation of Flue-Cured Tobacco in North Carolina Jun. 1953
Half box 2, Folder 2
Kudzu in Rotation with Corn and Small Grain Aug. 1953
Half box 2, Folder 3
Measured Crop Performance, Corn Dec. 1953
Half box 2, Folder 4
Measured Crop Performance, Corn Dec. 1954
Half box 2, Folder 5
Measured Crop Performance, Corn Dec. 1955
Half box 2, Folder 6
Measured Crop Performance, small Grain Jul. 1954
Half box 2, Folder 7
Variations in the Hicks Variety of Bright Tobacco Dec. 1953
Half box 2, Folder 8
Williams Hall : The Agronomy Building undated
Half box 2, 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], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Agronomy Records, UA 100.012, 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.