North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Records 1896-2006

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
Size
2.45 linear feet
Call number
UA 105.011

Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, work plans, photographs, and project files dating from 1896 to 2006 and relating to the establishment of the marine science curriculum, the Integrated Manufacturing Engineering Institute, and the Henry M. Shaw Lecture Series in Civil Engineering.

Civil engineering at North Carolina State University began as part of the Mechanics Course, which was first taught in 1889. In 1895 the Mechanics Course separated into civil engineering and mathematics when Wallace Carl Riddick became the first professor of civil engineering. Civil engineering became a separate department in 1906. The Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD) accredited the civil engineering curriculum in 1937 and renewed the accreditation in 1949.

Biographical/historical note

Civil engineering at North Carolina State University began as part of the Mechanics Course, which was first taught in 1889. In 1895 the Mechanics Course separated into civil engineering and mathematics when Wallace Carl Riddick became the first professor of civil engineering. Civil engineering became a separate department in 1906. Civil, mechanical and electrical engineering continued to be housed in the Mechanical building until civil engineering moved to the Horticulture building.

Winston Hall (named for the college's President, George Tayloe Winston) was completed in 1910 to house chemical, civil, and electrical engineering. Around 1917 professor Harry Tucker developed a curriculum in highway engineering to meet the expanding needs of the state's highway system.

The Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD) accredited the civil engineering curriculum in 1937 and renewed the accreditation in 1949.

In 2003, the Department of Civil Engineering became the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Currently the department is one of the five largest in the country. It offers undergraduate programs in computer-aided engineering; construction engineering and management; geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering; structural engineering and mechanics; transportation engineering and materials; and water resources and environmental engineering. The department offers graduate programs in coastal and ocean engineering; computer aided engineering, construction engineering and management; geotechnical/geoenvironmental engineering, public works engineering/administration, structures and mechanics; transportation engineering and materials; and water resources and environmental engineering.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.

1916 - 1948
Carroll L. Mann, Sr.
1949 - 1962
Ralph E. Fadum
1963 - 1965
C. R. Bramer
1965 - 1978
Donald L. Dean
1979 - 1987
Paul Zia
1988 - 2005
E. Downey Brill, Jr.
2005 -
George F. List

Scope/content

Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, work plans, photographs, and project files dating from 1896 to 2006 and relating to the establishment of the marine science curriculum, the Integrated Manufacturing Engineering Institute, and the Henry M. Shaw Lecture Series in Civil Engineering.

Physical description

4 archival boxes, 1 half box, 1 flat folder

Arrangement

The collection is organized into two series. General Records are arranged alphabetically by topic. Unprocessed Materials are at the end of the collection 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 Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Records, UA 105.011, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering.

Processing information

Processed by: Russell S. Koonts;machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2010 August

The collection is organized into two principal series:

General Records 1896-2006
Size: 2.45 linear feet
Alliance for Engineering Leadership 1982
Box 1
American Society of Civil Engineers 1965-1980
Box 1
American Society of Civil Engineers 1981-1990, undated
Box 1
Brochures undated
Box 1
Capital Improvements Project Requests 1976
Box 1
City/University Program 1973-1974
Box 1
Class Schedules for L. J. Jordan (student) 1919-1922
Box 4
Committees
Box 1
Civil Engineering Awards 1975-1976
Box 1
Class photos of Civil Engineering students 1942-1945
Flat folder 2
Curriculum and Course 1981-1982
Box 1
Government-Faculty Liaison 1969
Box 1
Waste Disposal 1971-1972, undated
Box 1
Committees and Special Assignments 1975-1983
Box 1
Conferences and Meetings 1950-1959
Box 1
Construction Management Training Program Manual, Sections 1-3 1981
Box 1
Construction Management Training Program Manual,Section 4-Appendices 1981
Box 1
Course and Curriculum 1952-1993
Box 1
Departmental News Memos 1974-1975
Half box 5
Departmental Pamphlets and Brochures 2005-2006
Box 4
Engineering Foundation 1981
Box 1
Engineering Publications 1981
Box 1
Engineers Council for Professional Development Curriculum Report 1958
Box 2
Environmental Health Sciences Center 1961-1966
Box 2
Faculty Assignments 1972-1977
Box 2
Faculty Information, Department of Civil Engineering 1974-1975
Box 2
Faculty Manpower Planning 1973
Box 2
Faculty Meetings 1959-1984
Box 2
Faculty Meetings 1985-1989
Box 2
Forest Resources 1976, undated
Box 2
General Information 1924-1956, undated
Box 2
Graduates 1896-1931
Box 2
Graduation Requirements 1982
Box 2
Hazardous Materials 1981-1986
Box 2
Honors and Awards, Students 1947-1966
Box 2
Honors and Awards, Students 1977-1978
Box 3
Honors and Awards, Students 1979-1980
Box 3
Honors and Awards, Students 1981, undated
Box 3
Industrial Engineering, Department of 1975-1976
Box 3
Institute for Transportation Research and Education 1976-1978
Box 3
Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute 1984-1990
Box 3
Reports 1985-1991
Box 3
Judicial Process 1972
Box 3
Junior Engineering Technical Society 1977
Box 3
Lectures 1959-1969
Box 3
Harrelson 1985
Box 3
Henry M. Shaw Series 1965-1969
Box 3
Henry M. Shaw Series: Announcements and Programs 1966-1987
Box 3
Legislative Research Commission 1972
Box 3
Long Range Planning Reports 1957-1988
Box 3
Marine Science Program 1969-1978
Box 4
Materials Engineering, Department of 1967-1985
Box 4
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of 1975-1982
Box 4
Minerals Research Laboratory 1981
Box 4
Nuclear Engineering, Department of 1972-1979
Box 4
Occupational Safety and Health Program 1974
Box 4
Publications and Research Projects 1948-1966
Box 4
Research, College of Engineering 1968-1973
Box 4
University 1961-1990
Box 4
Southern Water Resources and Pollution Control Conference 1951-1969
Box 4
Surveying Transit Gift 1940-1957
Box 4
Unprocessed Materials Circa 1899
Mann (Carroll Lamb) Diploma Circa 1899

Copy of original diploma of Carrol Lamb Mann from the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Signed at bottom by various members of the faculty.

Flat folder 1

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

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

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Records, UA 105.011, 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.