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UA 100.042 Guide to the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Institute of Biological Sciences Records, 1950 - 1971
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Contains correspondence, departmental and committee meeting minutes, facilities information, and records on several summer programs run by the Institute. These records are concerned with the daily running of the Institute, as well as with some of the programs it sponsored. Note that some of the correspondence files pre-date the founding of the Institute; they relate to its predecessor, the Division of Biological Sciences.
1950 - 1959
1960 - 1963
January - May, 1964
June - December, 1964
1966 - January, 1967
October - December, 1967
January - June, 1968
July - December, 1968
January - June, 1969
July - December, 1969
January - June, 1970
July - December, 1970
January - June, 1971
July - August, 1971
National Academy of Sciences, Russia Visit, 1963 - 1964
German Academic Tour, 1962 - 1963
Biophysics Information, 1962 - 1963
Cell Biology Program, 1965 - 1966
Department Heads Meeting Minutes
September, 1965 - August, 1966
September, 1966 - August, 1967
September, 1967 - October, 1971
Departmental Reports, 1963, undated
Biology Field Laboratory, 1970
Analytical Ultracentrifuge, 1962 - 1964
Phytotron, 1962 - 1964
American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1962
Association of Southeastern Biologists, undated
Coastal Studies Committee, 1963 - 1964
Committees, Various, 1962 - 1966
Cooperative College/School Science (CC/SS) Program
Budget and Statistics, 1965
Correspondence and Forms, 1965
Proposals and Instructions, 1965
Students and Teachers, 1965
Curriculum, 1962 - 1969
Institute of Biological Sciences, General Information, 1951 - 1969
1962 - 1963
1963 - 1964
1964 - 1965
1965 - 1966
1966 - 1967
Phi Sigma Society, 1963
Physiology Committee, 1966 - 1969
Research Triangle Group Talk, 1965
Symposia and Conferences, 1962 - 1970
Summer Institute in Genetics for College Teachers
Summer Institute for High School Biology Teachers
Summer Institute in Modern Biology for College Teachers, undated
Contains correspondence, grants, proposals, and research files for a variety of subjects, including facilities, research trips, and projects. The Atomic Energy Commission files refer to a variety of projects undertaken on the effects of radiation on certain plants and animals. These records are arranged into two subseries, Grants and Proposals and Project Files.
Grants and Proposals
Atomic Energy Commission
Biological Processes and Systems, 1962
Biological Sciences Program, 1964
Biotechnical Center, 1963 - 1964
Electron Microscope, 1963 - 1965, undated
India Trip, 1965
International Service Library, 1965
Mathematical Methods in Biology, 1963
NDEA (National Defense Education Act), 1959 - 1965
National Science Foundation, 1963
Phytotoxicity Caused by Formulation of Pesticides, 1964
Research Facilities, Biological Science, 1963
Research Grants, Budget Figures, 1958 - 1961
Undergraduate Teaching Equipment, 1964
Water Pollution, Training Grant, 1963
Water Supply and Pollution, Training Grant, 1964
North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
3.5 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
7 records storage boxes
This collection is currently housed off-site.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Items transferred from the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Consult Departmental Accessions file for detailed information.
Transferred from the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Consult University Archivist for additional information.
Processed by: Pat Webber; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber
The collection consists of records describing the function and activities of the Institute of Biological Sciences from 1950 to 1971. This includes material relating to the development of the Institute itself, along with items from some of the departments which composed it. General administrative files, including correspondence, research proposals and projects, facilities information, and outreach -- such as conferences and trips -- are also contained herein.
The records are divided into two series. The first, General Records, contains correspondence, records from the various departments within the Institute, and administrative material relating to the running of the program. The corrspondence contained in this series has been left in its original order as received by the Archives. The Research and Development series contains material on equipment and research project requests, along with files relating to a number of research projects.
The Institute of Biological Sciences was created in 1962 in order to "encourage and promote research and teaching in basic biology and to coordinate inter-departmental activities." The Institute contained the Departments of Botany, Entomology, Genetics, Plant Pathology, and Zoology. In addition to fostering research within these departments, the Institute also administered a number of Summer Institutes in various applied sciences, mostly for college and high school teachers. During the time it operated, faculties in Microbiology and Biochemistry were also added.
Administratively, the Institute took the place of the Division of Biological Sciences, which was created in 1950 and united the faculties in botany, entomology, plant pathology, and zoology. This division had been disbanded in 1958, and individual departments were created in the above disciplines, plus genetics. In 1971 the Institute became the Biological Sciences Program, where scholarship continues today combining coursework in the Departments of Botany (Plant Biology after 2006), Crop Science, Genetics, Plant Pathology, and Zoology.
North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Annual Reports (UA 100.002)
North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Plant Biology Records (UA 100.015)
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