North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Agricultural Institute Records 1959-1998

Creator
North Carolina State University. Agricultural Institute
Size
8.1 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Call number
UA 100.040

The records of the North Carolina State University College Agricultural Institute contain Advisory Council files, brochures, catalogs, committee records, correspondence, minutes, research reports, and award plaques. Materials range in date from 1959 to 1998.

The Agricultural Institute was created in 1959 by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly, and its courses were first taught in the Fall 1960 semester. Academically, the Agricultural Institute was created to offer a two-year associate degree program in Applied Science for those students desiring technical agricultural training but not requiring a four-year degree. This set-up remains to the present day.

Biographical/historical note

The Agricultural Institute was created in 1959 by an act of the North Carolina General Assembly, and its courses were first taught in the Fall 1960 semester. The first class consisted of 95 students, who were offered five fields of study: farm equipment sales and service, general agriculture, livestock management and technology, poultry technology, and pest control. By 1974 the number of programs reached eight, and by 1980 the number of students enrolled in the various programs peaked at 418. The program received national recognition in 1980 when it was awarded the first annual Award for Excellence in Agricultural Technology, presented by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Academically, the Agricultural Institute was created to offer a two-year associate degree program in Applied Science for those students desiring technical agricultural training but not requiring a four-year degree. This set-up remains to the present day. Currently, approximately 300 students are enrolled in the various programs, and the Institute awards over 100 degrees annually. The Institute offers training in eight programs of study, and utilizes over 50 faculty members from 13 different academic departments. The programs of study offered today are the following: agribusiness management; agribusiness management with horticulture option; pest management and technology, with agricultural pest and urban pest options; field crops technology; general agriculture; livestock and poultry management; ornamentals and landscape technology; and turfgrass management.

1960 - 1963
Homer C. Folks
1963 - 1965
J. N. Young
1965 - 1967
D. A. Miller
1967 - 1989
H. Bradford Craig
1989 - 1990
Jon F. Ort
1990 - 1997
K. L. Esbenshade
1998 - ?
John C. Cornwell
? - Present
Elizabeth Wilson

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University College Agricultural Institute contain Advisory Council files, brochures, catalogs, committee records, correspondence, minutes, research reports, and award plaques. Materials range in date from 1959 to 1998.

Physical description

4 cartons, 4 archival half boxes, 1 archival box, 1 object

Arrangement

This collection has not yet undergone full archival processing; materials are arranged in the order received.

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, Agricultural Institute Records, UA 100.040, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Agricultural Institute.

Processing information

Processed by: Pat Webber; Barbara Weinberg, 2009 July; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber and Todd Kosmerick; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2009 June-July; Barbara Weinberg, 2009 July

Brochures, correspondence, catalogs 1960-1979
Half box 1
Advisory Council, class information, grades, correspondence, etc 1984-1990
Carton 2
At Risk Students Assistance Program 1989-1990
Box 3
Correspondence
Box 3
High School Teachers Workshop 1990
Box 3
Request for Certificate Renewal 1990
Box 3
Graduation, May 11, 1990
Box 3
Reports, meetings, correspondence 1967-1972
Half box 4
Advisory Council files, correspondence 1959-1984
Carton 5
Committees and Programs files, additional catalogs 1965-1984
Carton 6
A 2 Year Program, Programs Offered , Pamphlet Aug. 1981
Half box 7, Folder 1
A 2 Year Program, Programs Offered , Pamphlet 1986-1987
Half box 7, Folder 2
AGI News , Vol. 2, Issue 1 Aug. 1996
Half box 7, Folder 3
Catalog 1960-1961
Half box 7, Folder 4
Catalog 1962-1963
Half box 7, Folder 5
Catalog 1965-1966
Half box 7, Folder 6
Commencement (3rd) program 28 May 1964
Half box 7, Folder 7
Commencement (10th) program 14 May 1971
Half box 7, Folder 8
Commencement (11th) program 12 May 1972
Half box 7, Folder 9
Dairy Manufacturing Careers, Food Processing, Distribution and Service , A 2 Year Program, Pamphlet undated
Half box 7, Folder 10
Graduation (39th) program 16 Dec. 1998
Half box 7, Folder 11
The N.C. Agricultural Institute , a single page from maybe mid 1960s undated
Half box 7, Folder 12
North Carolina Agricultural Institute , Poster undated
Half box 7, Folder 13
Plaque, Agricultural Institute Scholarship Endowment 1985 June (Accession 2014.0199)
Carton 8
Plaque for Agriculture Institute Twenty-Fifth Anniversary 1985 Nov. 9 (Accession 2014.0199)
Carton 8
Plaque, "North Carolina Agricultural Foundation recognizes Agricultural Institute Club" circa 1996 (Accession 2014.0199)
Carton 8
Award for Excellence in Agricultural Technology 1980 Nov. 19 (Accession 2014.0199)
Object 9
Minority High School Research Apprenticeship Program [RESTRICTED] 1990
Half box 10
Graduation, May 11, 1990, Applications [RESTRICTED]
Half box 10
USDA Research Apprenticeship Program [RESTRICTED] 1990
Half box 10

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Agricultural Institute Records, UA 100.040, 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.