UA 105.016 Guide to the North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Department of Nuclear Engineering Records, 1950 - 1999

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The collection is organized into six different series: General Records, Summer Orientation Institute in Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Reactor, Nuclear Reactor Notebook, Short Courses, and Unprocessed Records. The internal arrangement within most of these series is chronological, except for General Records, which is alphabetical by topic.
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These records contain brochures, correspondence, curriculum plans, degree proposals flyers, lectures, memos, project plans, self study plans, and seminar announcements relating to the Nuclear Engineering program at North Carolina State University (NCSU) from 1955-1995. Included are several lectures and speeches give by Dr. Raymond L. Murray, one of the founders of the Nuclear Engineering program at NCSU.
Researchers should note that some material from this collection has been digitized as part of the " Temple of the Atom external link" and the " Guide to the Raymond L. Murray Raleigh Research Reactor Project Notebook Documents" external link" projects.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Brochures, 1955 - 1988
[Box 1, Folder 2] Courses and Curriculum, 1950, n.d.
[Box 1, Folder 3] Degree Proposals, 1951
[Box 1, Folder 4] Design Project, 1972
[Box 1, Folder 5] General Information, 1955 - 1993
[Box 1, Folder 6] Graduate Study, 1964 - 1995
[Box 1, Folder 7] Job Descriptions, 1979 - 1981
[Box 1, Folder 8] Nuclear Engineering Education, 1965 - 1978
[Box 1, Folder 9] Projects, 1970 - 1973
[Box 1, Folder 10] Research Interests, 1973
[Box 1, Folder 11] Safety, 1973 - 1975
[Box 1, Folder 12] Self Study, 1971
[Box 1, Folder 13] Seminars and Colloquium, 1965 - 1987
Summer Orientation Institute in Nuclear Engineering, 1962 - 1964
The institute was an eight-week program held from June 18, 1962 to August 10, 1962 at North Carolina State University and was attended by fourteen participants from educational institutions all over the United States. Included in these records are the "Final Report" of the institute; laboratory manuals for the Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Reactors sessions; lecture notes for the "Economics of Nuclear Power," "Heat Transfer Problems of the Nuclear Reactor," and "Nuclear Instrumentation" classes; and the "Nuclear Reactor Simulation Experiment 26" report.
[Box 2, Folder 1] Final Report, Appendices A-G, 1962
[Box 2, Folder 2] Energy Transfer, 1962
[Box 2, Folder 3] Instrumentation, 1962
[Box 2, Folder 4] Mathematics, 1962
[Box 2, Folder 5] Nuclear Physics, 1962
[Box 2, Folder 6] Reactor Theory, 1962
[Box 2, Folder 7] Economics of Nuclear Power, 1964
These records contain the correspondence concerning the demolition, dedication invitation and program, description of the facility, PULSTAR annual report, PULSTAR Technical Specifications, reports dealing with the nuclear reactor, and microfilm of logs documenting the use of the reactor. Materials range in date from 1950 to 1990.
[Box 2, Folder 8] Burlington Nuclear Laboratory, 1955, 1983
[Box 2, Folder 9] Description of the Reactor Supporting Facility, n.d.
[Box 2, Folder 10] Further Design Features of the Nuclear Reactor, NCSC-46, 1952
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[Box 3, Folder 1] Mathematical Functions used in Reactor and Shielding Analysis, n.d.
[Box 3, Folder 2] Observations on the Meteorological Dispersal of Stack Gases at the Raleigh Reactors Stack, 1954
[Box 3, Folder 3] Program Administration and Installation Design of the Nuclear Reactor, 1950
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[Box 3, Folder 4] Proposal of a Nuclear Reactor, 1950
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[Box 3, Folder 5] Pulstar Annual Report, 1975
[Card Box 8] Reactor Project, undated
Microfilm reels 1-9
[Box 3, Folder 6] Reports on Hazards, Raleigh Reactor, 1956
[Box 3, Folder 7] Scrapbook of the Nuclear Reactor, 1955 - 1990
[Box 3, Folder 8] Summary Report 2 on the Raleigh Research Reactor, NCSC #72, 1954
[Box 3, Folder 9] Technical Specification Changes, 1972
[Box 3, Folder 10] Summary Hazards Report for North Carolina State College Reactor NCSCR-4, 1958
[Box 3, Folder 11] Supplementary Report on Hazards, Raleigh Reactor, 1956
[Carton 9] Film of R-l in operation. Taken by UNC-TV, Wm. Gully "Atomic Reactor" (Part 1), undated (AV9.FM.2)
16mm film reel
[Carton 9] Film of R-1 in operation. Taken by UNC-TV, Wm. Gully. "Atomic Reactor"(Part 2) (AV9.FM.3)
16mm film reel
[Carton 9] Boiling Process with Sine Inputs: All Boiling Modes (film); explanatory leaflet for the film is included, [September 30, 1971] (AV9.FM.1)
16mm film reel
[Carton 9] "Raleigh Reactor" - N.C. State, 6 September 1953 (AV9.AC.1)
Audio Cassette Tape
[Carton 9] 16mm Reactor Footage (DV-CAM), undated
mini cassette
[Carton 9] Reactor - Transfer; NCSU "Atomic Reactor - Master (Part 2), 25 July 2001 (AV9.FM.1)
Minicassette
[Carton 9] Reactor - Transfer; NCSU "Atomic Reactor" (Part 1), July 2001 (AV9FM.2)
Minicassette
[Carton 9] 1953 Reactor, 1953 (AV9.AC.2)
Audio Cassette Tape
[Carton 9] Reactor - Transfer (Master) ; Karjala - II, July 2001 (AV9FM.3)
mini cassette
[Carton 9] Nuclear Reactor, Audio From Dedications in 1953 (file); Contains letter to Mr. Brian McIntyre from Raymond L. Murray, 27 April 1987
Folder and paper letter
[Carton 9] Press Release or Dedication Ceremony Shortly After The Reactor Went Critical in 1953
CD-R
[Carton 9] Nuclear Reactor Digitization Project Records, 1999 (2013.0095)
[Carton 9] Modern Reactor Footage, undated (2013.0095)
Digital Videocassette
[Carton 9] Nuclear Reactor, undated (2013.0095)
VHS tape
[Carton 9] Untitled, undated (2013.0095)
Digital Minicassette
STA. "ALGEBRA' #305; Atomic Reactor Dedication (AV6.FM.1)
16mm Reel
This notebook was arranged and compiled by Dr. Raymond L. Murray. It contains correspondence, memos and notes dated from 1950 to 1954 and addressed to Dr. Clifford K. Beck from Dr. Murray and Dr. Arthur C. Menius, Jr., with a few pieces of correspondence from Mr. Joe G. Lundholm, Jr. and Dr. Harold A. Lamonds.
[Box 3, Folder 12] Explanatory Notes, 1999
[Box 3, Folder 13] Further Notes on Characteristics of N.C. State Research Reactor, September 10, 1950
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[Box 3, Folder 14] Report on findings at Oak Ridge X-10 on radiochemical facilities, January 2, 1951
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[Box 3, Folder 15] Report on visit to Knoxville, regarding barytes-colemanite, 1951
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[Box 3, Folder 16] Memo No. 15 Nuclear Reactor Project assignments, NCSC #1, February 5, 1951
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[Box 3, Folder 17] Internal Design of Reactor, NCSC #3, February 16, 1951
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[Box 3, Folder 18] Radioactive Gas Disposal, NCSC #7, March 12, 1951
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[Box 3, Folder 19] Reactor Period vs. Reactivity, NCSC #8, April 2, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 1] Friction Loss in Stack, NCSC #9, April 3, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 2] Control Rod-Power Characteristics, NCSC #12, April 16, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 3] Water Window Thickness, NCSC #15, April 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 4] Control Rod Mechanism, NCSC #16, April 18, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 5] Beta Particle Transmission for Aluminum Windows, NCSC #17, April 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 6] Rate of Power Rise with Control Rod Removal, April 18, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 7] Effect of Proposed Al Liners in Vicinity of Reactor, NCSC #19, April 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 8] Reactor Size and Mass, NCSC #20, June 6, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 9] Reporting on colemanite concrete data from ORNL, June 14, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 10] Report of Los Alamos Visit June 22, 1951, NCSC #21, June 28, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 11] Effect of Pb and Bismuth in Thermal Column, NCSC #23, July 5, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 12] Reactor Concrete Tests, NCSC #25, July 14, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 13] Concrete Tests--Second Series, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 14] Final Report on Concrete Tests, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 15] Comparison of Barytes from Different Sources, July 19, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 16] Report on the weight of barytes needed for the shield, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 17] Calculations of weight and costs of ingredients on heavy concrete for reactor shield, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 18] Water Window Thickness, NCSC #15, April 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 19] Graphite and Lead Requirements, NCSC #28, July 26, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 20] Weight of Reactor Shield, NCSC #29, August 2, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 21] Estimate of Critical Mass, NCSC #32, August 9, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 22] Disturbance of Neutron Flux in Reactor by a Control Rod, NCSC #33, August 30, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 23] Shim Widths, NCSC #34, September 5, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 24] Boron Curtain, NCSC #35, September 5, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 25] Stack Meteorology, October 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 26] Personnel Monitoring, October 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 27] Neutron Detectors, October 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 28] Location of Area Monitors, October 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 29] Stack Monitoring, October 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 30] Ionization Chambers for Area Monitoring, October 17, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 31] Special Holding System for Gases, NCSC #36, October 24, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 32] Display of Radioactive Gases from Reactor, NCSC #41, November 21, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 33] Analysis of effect of a series of holding tanks on decay of radioactive gases, especially xenon-133, December 31, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 34] Equilibrium of Radioactive Product of Intermittent Reactor Operation, n.d.
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[Box 4, Folder 35] Activity of Reactor Cooling Water, January 16, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 36] Information from Oak Ridge February 15-17, February, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 37] Control Mechanisms - Sources, February, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 38] Report on discussion with people at Oak Ridge Y-12 and X-10 on various topics. A total of 17 conclusions and recommendations, NCSC #49, February 15, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 39] Notes on costs of instrumentation and assignments for implementation, February 29, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 40] Heat from Fission Product Radioactivity in Reactor, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 41] List of materials needed for aluminum envelope, May 2, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 42] Instrumentation Requirements for Achieving Critical Mass, May 22, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 43] Nuclear Reactor Instrumentation, May 29, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 44] Sampling Tube in Reactor, June 10, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 45] Boron in curtain, August 4, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 46] Boron-10 Ionization Chambers, September 10, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 47] Ion Chambers, September 26, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 48] Purchase of Drafting Equipment and Supplies, October 6, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 49] Siphon Break, October 11, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 50] Cadmium Sheet, October 13, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 51] Information on painting of water windows, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 52] Recorder Usage in Reactor Instrumentation, October 13, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 53] General Plan for Usage of Panel Space on the Control Panel, October 14, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 54] Gaskets for Water Windows, October 18, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 55] Temporary Pulse System for Criticality, October 18, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 56] Galvanometer System, October 18, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 57] Permanent Pulse Channel, October 18, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 58] Block Diagram of Automatic Control System, October 18, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 59] Log and Period System, October 18, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 60] Sewer Monitoring, October 25, 1951
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[Box 4, Folder 61] Critical Flow Orifices, NCSC #56, October 25, 1952
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[Box 4, Folder 62] Reactor Safety Precautions, January 15, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 63] Memorandum on Operating Plans for the Raleigh Research Reactor, NCSC #59, February 25, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 64] Gas Disposal, March 17, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 65] Tightness of Control Rods in Sheaths, March 23, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 66] Gas Holding System, April 3, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 67] Control and Safety Rods, NCSC #60, April 6, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 68] Antimony-Beryllium Neutron Sources, NCSC #61, April 9, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 69] Pelle Isberg to Reactor Group, May 9, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 70] Location of Instruments in the Reactor, June 11, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 71] Reactor Operating Procedures, September 10, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 72] Records that reactor is operating without recombiner, October 22, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 73] Effectiveness of Series Holding Tanks for Radioactive Gases, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 74] Control Motors, October 27, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 75] Control Rod, Safety Rod, and Shim Position Indicators, October 26, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 76] Preparation of Uranium Foils, 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 77] Handwritten data from report (of 52 pages), 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 78] Table comparing Los Alamos and N.C. State reactors in reports LA-394 and "Program Administration and Installation Design of the Nuclear Reactor", 1953
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[Box 4, Folder 79] Renaming of College Radioisotope Committee to College Committee on Safety and Health for the Nuclear Reactor and Radioisotopes, January 7, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 80] Memorandum of Responsibilities, Procedures and Regulations Governing Use of Radioactivity on the Campus, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 81] Reactor Staff Assignments, February 22, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 82] Annual Report to AEC on Raleigh Research Reactor Project, NCSC #68, April 1, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 83] Emergency Procedures in Case of Catastrophe Involving the Raleigh Research Reactor, NCSC #84, September 6, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 84] Additional Flux Measurements on the Raleigh Reactor, NCSC #90, November 1, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 85] Requests investigation of the recirculating system, December 16, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 86] Request for plan on intermittent sampling of gases and liquids, December 16, 1954
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[Box 4, Folder 87] Report on effect of letting air into recombiner system and holding barrel. Very low pressure discovered. Holding pool filled., December 21, 1954
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These records contain brochures, budgets, contracts, committee meeting minutes, correspondence, course outlines, manuals, news releases, photographs, student rosters, and syllabi relating to the nuclear technology short courses taught at North Carolina State University from 1956-1959.
[Box 4, Folder 84] Nuclear Engineering, July, 1955
[Box 4, Folder 85] General, April, 1956 - August, 1956
[Box 4, Folder 86] Brochures, April, 1956 - August, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 1] Budgets, April, 1956 - August, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 2] Contracts, April, 1956 - August, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 3] Minutes, April, 1956 - August, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 4] Students, April, 1956 - August, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 5] Nuclear Engineering, July, 1956
[Box 5, Folder 6] General, September, 1956 - January, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 7] Brochures, September, 1956 - January, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 8] Budgets, September, 1956 - January, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 9] Contracts, September, 1956 - January, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 10] Minutes, September, 1956 - January, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 11] Students, September, 1956 - January, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 12] General, February, 1957 - June, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 13] Budgets, February, 1957 - June, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 14] Contracts, February, 1957 - June, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 15] Minutes, February, 1957 - June, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 16] Students, February, 1957 - June, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 17] Nuclear Engineering, July, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 18] General, September, 1957 - January, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 19] Budgets, September, 1957 - January, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 20] Contracts, September, 1957 - January, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 21] Students, September, 1957 - January, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 22] General, February, 1958 - May, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 23] Budgets, February, 1958 - May, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 24] Contracts, February, 1958 - May, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 25] Students, February, 1958 - May, 1958
[Box 5, Folder 26] General, September, 1958 - January, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 27] Budgets, September, 1958 - January, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 28] Contracts, September, 1958 - January, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 29] Students, September, 1958 - January, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 30] General, February, 1959 - May, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 31] Budgets, February, 1959 - May, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 32] Contracts, February, 1959 - May, 1959
[Box 5, Folder 33] Students, February, 1959 - May, 1959
Accession 2014.0118 is organized into two chronological groups. One dates to the 1980s and earlier up to the early 1990s, and the other appears to date from the mid 1990s to the early 2000s. Each group is arranged alphabetically.
[Flat Folder 1] Preliminary Drawings of Section Elevation Reactor Gas and Water System and Plenum Chamber Details, 1955
[Half Box 6] Powerpoint Presentation of Anniversary of the Nuclear Engineering Department, December 2000
[Half Box 7] RCRA [Resource Conservation and Recovery Act] Extension Act, 1985
[Carton 10] Annual Reports, 1968-1993 (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 11] Annual Reports (including other departments and universities), Alumni information, 1973-1996 (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 12] Annual Reports - American Nuclear Society, 1960s - 1991 (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 13] ANS new members - Curriculum, 1980s - early 1990s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 14] Dedication folder - Exchange Program, Israel, 1970s - 1980s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 15] Executive Committee - Leadership Conference, 1980s - early 1990s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 16] MCNC - Pulstar, 1980s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 17] Radiation Industry Award - Reunion, 1980s - early 1990s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 18] 25th Anniversary NE Department - Work Study Students Requests, 1980s - early 1990s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 19] ABET - B.S. Engineering Degree with Nuclear Emphasis, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 20] Budgets - Carolina Power and Light, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 21] Career Placement - Continuing Education, 1990s-early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 22] Contracts and grants - DOE, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 23] Department Head meetings - EPRC, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 24] EPRC - Graduate Program, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 25] Graduation Exercises - Lecture Hall dedication, 1990s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 26] Library NCSU - NRP Staff NTG minutes, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 27] NRP Decommissioning Study - Organizational charts, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 28] Off-campus courses - Proposal opportunities, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 29] Proposals - Reactor Repairs, 1990s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 30] Reactor Safeguards Advisory Group - Short course, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 31] Signature Authority - Telephone, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)
[Carton 32] University of Tennessee Department Review - WWW, 1990s - early 2000s (Accession 2014.0118)

Creator

North Carolina State University. Dept. of Nuclear Engineering.

Quantity

37.45 Linear feet 5 archival boxes, 1 cardbox, 23 cartons, and 1 flat folder

General Physical Description

5 archival boxes, 2 archival halfboxes, 1 cardbox, 22 cartons.

Location

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

Language

English

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University

Processing

Processed by: Russell S. Koonts; Encoded by: Katherine M. Wisser.

Revised

2013 December; 2014 July, <date calendar="gregorian" normal="2005" era="ce">2005</date><item>Converted to EAD 2002</item>; Finding aid updated to reflect additions to the collection by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2013 December, 2014 July

Scope and Content Note

The North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Department of Nuclear Engineering Records include correspondence, short course materials, minutes, contracts, budget information, brochures, and subject files relating to the United States Atomic Energy Commission, teaching of nuclear engineering, the nuclear reactor on campus (1950s), and the Nuclear Engineering program.

Historical Note

The nuclear engineering program at North Carolina State University continues its traditional role in educational leadership and innovation. Over the years, the program has sought to meet the needs of the time and to anticipate future developments. In 1950, Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, obtained support from N. C. State's Dean of Engineering, Harold Lampe,for the idea of building the nation's first university nuclear reactor and establishing the first university nuclear engineering educational curriculum. New faculty joining Dr. Beck included A. C. Menius, Jr., Raymond Murray, Arthur Waltner, and Newton Underwood. The team successfully met and overcame the challenges of the period after World War II: resistance to an entirely new discipline, the absence of textbooks, and security limitations on information about reactors. Approval was secured to offer the Ph.D.degree, in addition to the M.S. and B.S. degrees.

The early student body consisted of a number of highly qualified U.S. Air Force officers, who set standards of excellence for students to come later. Graduates of nuclear engineering now are leaders in government, industry, and education. A high percentage of the graduates entered university teaching. The nuclear engineering faculty was among the group that presented special training to foreign scientists and engineers in the Atoms for Peace program, an experiment in sharing nuclear technology on an international basis. North Carolina State's pioneering experiment in nuclear education became the center of attention of the United States and the world. In the early days of nuclear reactor research and development, the curricula were highly science oriented. More recently, greater emphasis been placed on engineering applications. Research by the faculty and graduate students in basic subjects such as nuclear physics and reactor theory has been supplemented by studies of many engineering topics and radiation applications.

Paralleling the transition in the nuclear field from basic experiments to commercial power, the nuclear program at N. C. State has built and operated a sequence of reactors: a water boiler, an MTR plate type reactor, and the present 1-megawatt PULSTAR, with uranium oxide fuel and pulsing capability. Each reactor has been used for student training, research, and services to other organizations in North Carolina and the United States. Services and training have included neutron activation analysis, reactor operator training, neutron radiography, radioisotope production and special courses.

The undergraduate curriculum achieved and has maintained engineering accreditation. The curriculum has consistently provided well-rounded undergraduate training. The ranks of the faculty expanded after 1963 to include Albert Carnesale, Kuruvilla Verghese, Thomas Elleman, Raymond Saxe, James Bohannon, Ephraim Stam, Robin Gardner, Lloyd Zumwalt, and Jerome Kohl. Authorization was gained from the North Carolina General Assembly to construct the Burlington Engineering Laboratories, which now house the department and the new reactor.

For the first decades of the program, much of the financial support was from the federal government through grants, fellowships, and research contracts. More recently, the maturing nuclear industry has taken part of the responsibility for encouraging high school graduates to elect nuclear engineering and for supporting the education of these future employees.

The program continues to grow, both in the number of faculty members and in the scope of its offerings. Important recent additions include the Center for Engineering Applications of Radioisotopes, the Electric Power Research Center, the Thermal Hydraulics Laboratory, the Nuclear Materials Research Laboratory, and the Fusion and Plasma Research and Teaching Program. Each of these activities is in the exciting forefront of the nuclear field.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Nuclear Engineering can be found through the NCSU Historical State website external link.

List of Department Heads

1961 - 1964 H. A. Lamonds
1964 - 1974 Raymond L. Murray
1974 - 1979 Thomas Elleman
1979 - 1980 R. F. Saxe, acting head
1980 - 1990 Paul J. Turinsky
1990 - 2001 Donald J. Dudziak
2001 - 2006 Paul J. Turinsky
200?- Yousry Azmy

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