North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, Office of the Associate Dean and Director Records 1878-2003

Creator
North Carolina Agricultural Research Service
Size
100.75 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 101.001

The records of the Office of the Associate Dean and Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service contain reports, correspondence, programs, publications, speeches, minutes, financial information, and committees relating to agricultural research and experiment stations. Also included are materials on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Fiftieth Anniversary of the research stations, the Tennessee Valley Authority, agricultural products, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, individual college departments and their role in experiment station research, and the National Pickle Packers Association. Records include a letter book of the director. Materials range in date from 1878 to 2003.

The North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station was created in 1877, and transferred from the State of North Carolina to the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later, North Carolina State University) in 1889. The Station was jointly run by the two groups, and became a source of contention between the State Department of Agriculture and the University through the early part of the twentieth century. In 1979, the Agricultural Experiment Station was renamed the Agricultural Research Service.

Biographical/historical note

The North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station was created in 1877, and transferred from the State of North Carolina to the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (later, North Carolina State University) in 1889. The Station was jointly run by the two groups, and became a source of contention between the State Department of Agriculture and the University through the early part of the twentieth century. In 1979, the Agricultural Experiment Station was renamed the Agricultural Research Service.

1877 – 1880
Albert R. Ledoux
1880 – 1887
Charles W. Dabney
1887 – 1897
Herbert B. Battle
1897 – 1899
William A. Withers, Acting Director
1899 – 1901
George Tayloe Winston
1901 – 1907
Benjamin Wesley Kilgore
1907 – 1912
Charles Burgess Williams
1913 – 1925
Benjamin Wesley Kilgore
1925 – 1937
Rhett Y. Winters
1937 – 1940
Ira Obed Schaub, Acting Director
1940 – 1941
Robert M. Salter
1941 – 1947
Leonard D. Baver
1948 – 1950
James H. Hilton
1950 – 1955
Ralph W. Cummings
1955 – 1969
Roy L. Lovvorn
1969 – 1976
James C. Williamson, Jr.
1976 – 1979
Kenneth R. Keller
1979 – 1986
Durward F. Bateman
1986 – 1992
Ronald J. Kuhr
1992 – 2003
Johnny C. Wynne
2003 – present
Steven Leath

Scope/content

The records of the Office of the Associate Dean and Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service contain reports, correspondence, programs, publications, speeches, minutes, financial information, and committees relating to agricultural research and experiment stations. Also included are materials on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Fiftieth Anniversary of the research stations, the Tennessee Valley Authority, agricultural products, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, individual college departments and their role in experiment station research, and the National Pickle Packers Association. Records include a letter book of the director. Materials range in date from 1878 to 2003.

Physical description

70 cartons, 31 archival boxes, 1 flat box, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

This collection has not yet undergone full archival processing. Materials are arranged in two series: General Records and Publications. Within in the General Records series, materials are arranged in the order received; materials within the Publications series are arranged alphabetically by title with the exception of recent unprocessed additions at the end of the collection, which 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 Agricultural Research Service, Office of the Associate Dean and Director Records, UA 101.001, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station.

Processing information

Processed by: Special Collections staff; Laura Abraham, Flora Blackley, Beverly King, Barbara Weinberg, 2009 August;machine-readable finding aid created by: Steven Mandeville-Gamble; Finding aid updated by Laura Abraham, Flora Blackley, Beverly King, Barbara Weinberg, 2009 August; Cate Putirskis, 2008 November; 2009 January, August; 2011 January

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, Office of the Associate Dean and Director Records, UA 101.001, 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.