North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Entomology Records 1932-2005

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Entomology
Size
4.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 100.017

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology contain brochures, correspondence, departmental reviews, memoranda, newsletters, notebooks, reports, and seminar flyers, as well as a notebook of correspondence and research notes from former department head Zeno P. Metcalf. Materials range in date from 1932 to 2005.

Entomology was first taught as a course in the Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany during the first years of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later, North Carolina State University). Entomologic study grew with the creation of the Department of Zoology and Entomology and the naming of the new head, Zeno P. Metcalf, in 1912. Administratively, however, Entomology was not considered a separate department, but was still considered a part of a larger course of Agricultural study. In 1950, the Division of Biological Sciences was created, and a number of departmental faculties were established and placed administratively within it, including Entomology. Courses in Entomology were listed for the first time as a separate subject, although it was not yet a full-fledged department. This occurred only after the Division was dissolved in 1955, and each faculty became a separate department.

Biographical/historical note

Entomology was first taught as a course in the Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany during the first years of North Carolina State College. Like most other agricultural courses taught at that time, classwork and research were often conducted jointly with the state Agricultural Experiment Station. Not until 1903 was Entomology listed as a separate subject in the College catalog, with classes taught as a part of the four-year course in Agriculture.

Entomologic study grew with the creation of the Department of Zoology and Entomology and the naming of the new head, Zeno P. Metcalf, in 1912. Administratively, however, Entomology was not considered a separate department but was still considered a part of a larger course of Agricultural study. Despite this, Entomology was still able to grant its first master's degree in 1924, to Theodore Mitchell. From 1925, entomology courses were listed under the Department of Zoology, the appellation "Entomology" having been dropped.

In 1950, the Division of Biological Sciences was created, and a number of departmental faculties were established and placed administratively within it, including Entomology. Courses in Entomology were listed for the first time as a separate subject, although it was not yet a full-fledged department. This occurred only after the Division was dissolved in 1955, and each faculty became a separate department. Since that time, the department has continued to thrive and grow in both its teaching and research roles. Today, the department engages in a wide range of research projects, often involving other campus academic units. In addition, the department carries on the University's vital role in extension work, providing faculty to educate and assist farmers, researchers, professionals, and the public on a variety of entomological topics.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Entomology can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.

1912-1950
Zeno P. Metcalf
1950-1964
Clyde F. Smith
1964-1968
Edward H. Smith
1968-1980
Kenneth L. Knight
1980-1987
Ronald J. Kuhr
1987-1989
Ernest Hodgson, acting head
1989-
James D. Harper

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology contain brochures, correspondence, departmental reviews, memoranda, newsletters, notebooks, reports, and seminar flyers, as well as a notebook of correspondence and research notes from former department head Zeno P. Metcalf. Materials range in date from 1932 to 2005.

Physical description

6 archival boxes, 1 carton

Arrangement

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology are arranged into six series: Correspondence, Departmental Information, Projects and Reports, Insect Survey Notes, Unprocessed Materials, and Publications. Portions of this collection have been processed and are arranged chronologically; exceptions are the Unprocessed Materials series and the Publications series, which is arranged alphabetically by 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 Entomology Records, UA 100.017, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Entomology.

Processing information

Processed by Pat Webber, Barbara Weinberg, 2009 July; Encoded by Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Karen Parr, Barbara Weinberg, 2009 July, Cate Putirskis, 2009 July

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Correspondence 1932-1988
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Contains letters and memoranda written by and to department personnel. The records concern a variety of departmental activities, both administrative and academic. Of particular note is the material from Dr. Zeno Metcalf, which came from a notebook of professional correspondence that he kept.

1 records storage box

Correspondence 1962-1964
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence 1965
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence 1966
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1970
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1975
Box 1, Folder 5
Guthrie, Frank E. 1972-1988
Box 1, Folder 6
Knight, Kenneth L. 1970 May-June
Box 1, Folder 8
Knight, Kenneth L. 1970 April
Box 1, Folder 7
Metcalf, Zeno P. 1932-1941
Box 1, Folder 9
Rabb, R. L. 1965-1981
Box 1, Folder 10
Departmental Information 1960-1985
Size: 0.75 linear feet

Contains brochures, correspondence, departmental newsletters and one yearbook, program reviews, reports, and seminar flyers. The records are broken into two sub-series, General Information and Program Reviews. The General Information sub-series concerns some of the academic activities of the department, including material on entomological holdings in the University's D. H. Hill Library. The Program Reviews sub-series contains material several departmental reviews, conducted by the department and by outside agencies.

1.5 records storage box

General Information 1960-1985
Brochures 1966, undated
Box 2, Folder 1
"The Entomology Department," 1964
Box 2, Folder 2
Entomology Department Yearbook 1985
Box 2, Folder 10
Entomology Newsletter 1969
Box 2, Folder 11
Flyers for Departmental Seminars
1964-1965
Box 2, Folder 3
1967-1968
Box 2, Folder 4
1968-1969
Box 2, Folder 5
1969-1970
Box 2, Folder 6
1976-1977
Box 2, Folder 7
Hill Library--Entomology Information 1960-1969
Box 2, Folder 8
"Suggestions in Entomology for D. H. Hill Library," 1965
Box 2, Folder 9
Program Reviews 1971-1983
Entomology Information for Review Panel 1961
Box 2, Folder 12
Program Review--Department of Entomology 1967
Box 2, Folder 13
Comprehensive Review 1977
Box 2, Folder 14
"A Record of the Self-Study Efforts of the Department of Entomology," 1978
Box 2, Folder 15
Comprehensive Review 1983
Box 3, Folder 1
Report on Reassessment of Departmental Research Program, undated
Box 3, Folder 2
Projects and Reports 1961-1978
Size: 0.25 linear feet

Contains correspondence, reports, and papers on a variety of research topics. Most projects were performed within the department, but several were done as cooperative projects outside the department.

0.5 records storage box

"Boll Weevil Eradication," undated
Box 3, Folder 3
"A Brief History of Acarology in North Carolina with Emphasis on the Work of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station," by M. H. Farrier, 1979
Box 3, Folder 4
"Ecological Principles as a Basis for Pest Management in the Agroecosystem," by R. L. Rabb, R. E. Stinner, and G. A. Carlson, undated
Box 3, Folder 5
"Entomological Research Projects Receiving Federal Grant Support," 1963
Box 3, Folder 6
"Essentials for Successful Pest Management Programs," by R. L. Rabb 1978
Box 3, Folder 7
"Mechanisms of Pesticide Toxicity," A Progress Report on National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Program Grant E8-00044 1969-1974
Box 3, Folder 8
Parathion Study 1970-1971
Box 3, Folder 9
Pesticide Controversy 1969-1970
Box 3, Folder 10
Pesticide Information 1961-1963
Box 3, Folder 11
Pine Mouse Control Research 1969-1973
Box 3, Folder 12
Insect Survey Notes 1971-1979
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Insect Survey Notes was produced by the Agricultural Extension Service as part of the North Carolina Cooperative Economic Insect Survey and Detection Report. These memoranda were produced as a series and were sent to extension and academic personnel across the state. This material covers the years 1971 to 1979; the full run of years for this item has not been determined.

1 records storage box

Insect Survey Notes 1971
Box 4, Folder 1
Insect Survey Notes 1972
Box 4, Folder 2
Insect Survey Notes 1973
Box 4, Folder 3
Insect Survey Notes 1974
Box 4, Folder 4
Insect Survey Notes 1975
Box 4, Folder 5
Insect Survey Notes 1976
Box 4, Folder 6
Insect Survey Notes 1977
Box 4, Folder 7
Insect Survey Notes 1978
Box 4, Folder 8
Insect Survey Notes 1979
Box 4, Folder 9
Unprocessed Materials 1940-2005
Size: 1.5 linear feet

These materials were accessioned after this collection was processed.

1 carton

Alumni Report of the Department of Entomology 1979
Carton 5
"The Antenna," 1981-2001
Carton 5
CSRS Comprehensive Review, Department of Entomology 1991
Carton 5
Comprehensive Department and Graduate Program Reviews, Department of Entomology 2001
Carton 5
Entomology Department Yearbook 1985
Carton 5
Entomology Graduate Student Association, Graduate Student Handbook 1981
Carton 5
"Response by the Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University to the 1977 Comprehensive CSRS, USDA Review," 1978
Carton 5
"The Antenna Newsletter," Vol. 14, No. 2-3 2004
Carton 5
"The Antenna Newsletter," Vol. 15, No. 1-3 2004-2005
Carton 5
"The Antenna Newsletter," Vol. 16, No. 1 2005
Carton 5
Beekeeping circa 1940 (Accession 2013.0240)
Box 7, Folder 12
Publications 1960-2003

This series contains publications produced by the Department of Entomology.

Alfalfa Weevil Control with Granular Insecticides and the Occurrence of Residues (Entomology Information Note No. 130) Jul. 1960
Box 6, Folder 1
Alfalfa Weevil Successfully Controlled (Entomology Information Note No. 130-A) Jul. 1960
Box 6, Folder 2
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Entomology Department Feb. 1982
Box 6, Folder 3
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Entomology Department May-Dec. 1988
Box 6, Folder 4
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Entomology Department 1989
Box 6, Folder 5
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology 1990
Box 6, Folder 6
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology 1991
Box 6, Folder 7
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology 1992
Box 6, Folder 8
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology 1993
Box 6, Folder 9
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 14, No. 1-29, 31-48 1994
Box 6, Folder 10
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 15, No. 1-37, 39-46 1995
Box 6, Folder 11
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 16, No. 1-5, 7-32 1996
Box 6, Folder 12
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 17, No. 1-5, 7-31 1997
Box 6, Folder 13
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 18, No. 1-16 Jan.-Aug. 1998
Box 6, Folder 14
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 19 Aug. 1998 -- Aug. 1999
Box 6, Folder 15
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 20/21, No. 1-28 Aug. 1999-Aug. 2000
Box 7, Folder 1
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 21/22 Aug. 2000-Jan. 2001
Box 7, Folder 2
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 23, No. 10-14 Jan.-Jun. 2001
Box 7, Folder 3
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 24 Aug. 2001-Apr. 2002
Box 7, Folder 4
The Antenna, Newsletter of the NCSU Department of Entomology , Vol. 9, No. 1, Vol. 10, No. 1, Vol. 12, No. 1, Vol. 13, No.1 Sept. 2002-Apr. 2003
Box 7, Folder 5
Concepts of Pest Management, Proceedings of a Conference Held at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina Mar. 1970
Box 7, Folder 6
Entomology 1776-1976, [A History of the Entomology Department of North Carolina State University] June 1975
Box 7, Folder 7
Entomology Newsletter, North Carolina State University 1969
Box 7, Folder 8
Graduate Research Program for Urban and Industrial Pests 1983?
Box 7, Folder 9
Graduate Studies in Entomology at North Carolina State University 1990's?
Box 7, Folder 10
IMAGO, Entomology Department Yearbook, North Carolina State University 1985
Box 7, Folder 11
Movement of Highly Mobile Insects: Concepts and Methodology in Research 1979 (Accession 2013.0026)
Carton 5

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Entomology Records, UA 100.017, 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.