North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Institute of Biological Sciences Records 1950-1971

Creator
North Carolina State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Size
3.5 linear feet
Location

This collection is currently housed off-site.

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 100.042

These records contain correspondence, minutes, reports, proposals, lecture and seminar material, and facilities information files. The records document the administrative activities of the Institute from 1950 to 1971.

Biographical/historical note

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.

1962 - 1965
H. F. Robinson
1965 - 1967
Nash N. Winstead
1967 - 1971
J. Lawrence Apple

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

7 records storage boxes

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, Institute of Biological Sciences Records, UA 100.042, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

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.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

General Records 1950-1971
Size: 2.25 linear feet

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.

4.5 records storage boxes

Correspondence
1950-1959
Box 1, Folder 1
1960-1963
Box 1, Folder 2
January-May, 1964
Box 1, Folder 3
June-December, 1964
Box 1, Folder 4
1965
Box 1, Folder 5
1966-January, 1967
Box 1, Folder 6
October-December, 1967
Box 1, Folder 7
January-June, 1968
Box 1, Folder 8
July-December, 1968
Box 1, Folder 9
January-June, 1969
Box 2, Folder 1
July-December, 1969
Box 2, Folder 2
January-June, 1970
Box 2, Folder 3
July-December, 1970
Box 2, Folder 4
January-June, 1971
Box 2, Folder 5
July-August, 1971
Box 2, Folder 6
National Academy of Sciences, Russia Visit 1963-1964
Box 2, Folder 7
German Academic Tour 1962-1963
Box 3, Folder 1
Departmental Records
Biophysics Information 1962-1963
Box 3, Folder 2
Cell Biology Program 1965-1966
Box 3, Folder 3
Department Heads Meeting Minutes
September, 1965 - August, 1966
Box 3, Folder 4
September, 1966 - August, 1967
Box 3, Folder 5
September, 1967 - October, 1971
Box 3, Folder 6
Departmental Reports 1963, undated
Box 3, Folder 7
Facilities
Biology Field Laboratory 1970
Box 3, Folder 8
Analytical Ultracentrifuge 1962-1964
Box 3, Folder 9
Phytotron 1962-1964
Box 3, Folder 10
Administrative Records
American Institute of Biological Sciences 1962
Box 3, Folder 11
Association of Southeastern Biologists, undated
Box 3, Folder 12
Coastal Studies Committee 1963-1964
Box 3, Folder 13
Committees, Various 1962-1966
Box 3, Folder 14
Cooperative College/School Science (CC/SS) Program
1959
Box 4, Folder 1
1960
Box 4, Folder 2
1961
Box 4, Folder 3
1962
Box 4, Folder 4
1963
Box 4, Folder 5
1964
Box 4, Folder 6
Budget and Statistics 1965
Box 4, Folder 7
Correspondence and Forms 1965
Box 4, Folder 8
Proposals and Instructions 1965
Box 4, Folder 9
Students and Teachers 1965
Box 4, Folder 10
Curriculum 1962-1969
Box 4, Folder 11
Institute of Biological Sciences, General Information 1951-1969
Box 4, Folder 12
Lecture Series
1962 - 1963
Box 4, Folder 13
1963 - 1964
Box 4, Folder 14
1964 - 1965
Box 4, Folder 15
1965 - 1966
Box 4, Folder 16
1966 - 1967
Box 4, Folder 17
Phi Sigma Society 1963
Box 4, Folder 18
Physiology Committee 1966-1969
Box 4, Folder 19
Research Triangle Group Talk 1965
Box 4, Folder 20
Symposia and Conferences 1962-1970
Box 5, Folder 1
Summer Institute in Genetics for College Teachers
1959
Box 5, Folder 2
1960
Box 5, Folder 3
1961
Box 5, Folder 4
1963
Box 5, Folder 5
1965
Box 5, Folder 6
Summer Institute for High School Biology Teachers
1963
Box 5, Folder 7
1964
Box 5, Folder 8
1965
Box 5, Folder 9
1966
Box 5, Folder 10
1967
Box 5, Folder 11
Summer Institute in Modern Biology for College Teachers, undated
Box 5, Folder 12
Research and Development 1958-1970
Size: 1.25 linear feet

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.

2.5 records storage boxes

Grants and Proposals
Atomic Energy Commission
1958
Box 5, Folder 13
1959
Box 5, Folder 14
1960
Box 5, Folder 15
1961
Box 5, Folder 16
1962
Box 5, Folder 17
1963
Box 6, Folder 1
1964
Box 6, Folder 2
1965
Box 6, Folder 3
1966
Box 6, Folder 4
1967
Box 6, Folder 5
1968
Box 6, Folder 6
undated
Box 6, Folder 7
Biological Processes and Systems 1962
Box 6, Folder 8
Biological Sciences Program 1964
Box 4, Folder 9
Biotechnical Center 1963-1964
Box 6, Folder 10
Electron Microscope 1963-1965, undated
Box 7, Folder 1
India Trip 1965
Box 7, Folder 2
International Service Library 1965
Box 7, Folder 3
Mathematical Methods in Biology 1963
Box 7, Folder 4
NDEA (National Defense Education Act) 1959-1965
Box 7, Folder 5
National Science Foundation 1963
Box 7, Folder 6
Phytotoxicity Caused by Formulation of Pesticides 1964
Box 7, Folder 7
Research Facilities, Biological Science 1963
Box 7, Folder 8
Research Grants, Budget Figures 1958-1961
Box 7, Folder 9
Undergraduate Teaching Equipment 1964
Box 7, Folder 10
Water Pollution, Training Grant 1963
Box 7, Folder 11
Water Supply and Pollution, Training Grant 1964
Box 7, Folder 12
Project Files
Quantatative Genetics Research Programs 1962-1966
Box 7, Folder 13
Reports, Various 1965, undated
Box 7, Folder 14
Reprints 1964
Box 7, Folder 15
Research Information, General, undated
Box 7, Folder 16
Tobacco Research 1963
Box 7, Folder 17

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Institute of Biological Sciences Records, UA 100.042, 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.