North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science Records 1967-2007

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Computer Science
Size
1.5 linear feet
Call number
UA 105.019

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Computer Science include a proposal for formation of the department, correspondence, publications, seminar announcements, an annual report, information about courses and curricula, and other administrative records. Materials range in date from 1967 to 2007.

The Computer Science Department at North Carolina State University was formed in 1967 in the School of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics (later the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences). In 1988, the department was transferred to the College of Engineering.

Biographical/historical note

1957
Department of Experimental Statistics installed computers in Patterson Hall.
1962
NCSU Computing Center established.
1965 August
NCSU joined Duke and UNC and, with the help of a National Science Foundation grant, formed the Triangle Universities Computation Center, or TUCC.
1965
Ad hoc Committee on Computer Science formed to include a faculty member from the departments of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Statistics, and the director of the Computer Center, Paul E. Lewis.
1966
Paul E. Lewis and John W. Cell of the Department of Mathematics wrote the report recommending the reconstitution of the Computing Center into the Department of Computer Science, which would offer a bachelors of science, within the School of Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics.
1967 July
The new department was approved.
1967 Fall
Instruction in the Computer Science Department began with 21 declared majors and 460 students.
1968 Spring
Number of majors had more than doubled to 49. The expanding department was housed in Harrelson Hall.
1970
Department occupied 10 rooms in the newly opened Dabney Hall.
1974-1978
Averaged 350 majors and between 2,000 and 2,500 students enrolled in all CSC courses.
1977 Fall
Computer Studies program began operation, offering master of science and master of computer studies degrees.
1980
Department started a certificate program in computer programming. Enrollment increased from 100 to over 400 students in one year.
1982 Fall
Department dedicated its Data General MV 8000 to the support of its instructional program. With 60 terminals, it served the approximately 1,500 students in CSC 101 and 111, relieving TUCC of a considerable strain. By Spring 1983, the number of simultaneous computer users on campus had increased by 40%.
1983 Fall
Department acquired a section of the basement of Leazar Hall and installed a Sage microcomputer system with 150 new terminals, which could handle 2,000 underclass students per semester. Some terminals were set aside for computer literacy service courses and graduate and undergraduate graphics courses.
1985
Majors topped the 1,000 mark.
1987
Computer Systems Laboratory (CSL), a joint venture between Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, opened in Daniels Hall.
1988 July
Computer science officially became a department within the College of Engineering.
1989 Fall
The masters in computer studies was officially renamed the masters in computer science.
1990 January
All students previously in the computer science option for a masters or Ph.D. in computer engineering were transferred into the new autonomously controlled Computer Science program.
1990
Withers became the Computer Science Department's home.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Computer Science can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.

1967 September-1969 January
Paul E. Lewis, acting
1970 January-1973
Paul E. Lewis
1973-1974
Norm Williamson, acting
1974 July-1985
Donald Martin
1986-1992
Robert Funderlic
1993-2004 June
Alan L. Tharp
2004 July-
Mladen Vouk

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Computer Science include a proposal for formation of the department, correspondence, publications, seminar announcements, an annual report, information about courses and curricula, and other administrative records. Materials range in date from 1967 to 2007.

Physical description

3 archival boxes

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by topic.

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 Computer Science Records, UA 105.019, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Computer Science.

Processing information

Processed by: Linda Sellars; Susanne Hutchison, 2009 July; Cate Putirskis, 2010 June; machine-readable finding aid created by: Linda Sellars and Kelly Clark; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2008 May; 2010 June; Susanne Hutchison, 2009 July

Accelerated B.S./Ph.D. in Computer Science 1991-1992
Box 1, Folder 13
Annual Report 2006-2007
Box 1, Folder 1
College of Computing proposal 1988
Box 1, Folder 14
Computer Science Course teaching concerns 1992-1996
Box 2, Folder 1
Computer Science Department Formation Proposal and the Establishment of an Undergraduate Curriculum 1967
Box 1, Folder 2
Computing Center Allotments 1975-1980
Box 1, Folder 3
Computing Sciences Accreditation Board 1986-1999
Box 2, Folder 2
CSC 101 Tutorial - Using the p-System under MCP 1988
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1974-1977
Box 1, Folder 5
Curriculum issues 1990-1995
Box 2, Folder 3
Educational Opportunities Brochures 1969-1982
Box 1, Folder 6
ePartners Initiative 2000
Box 2, Folder 4
Graduate program 1985
Box 2, Folder 5
Graduate program 1995
Box 2, Folder 6
Graduate Programs Information Booklets
Box 1, Folder 7
Graduate proposal 12 Jan. 1976
Box 2, Folder 7
Guide for Computer Science Majors Booklet 1981-1982
Box 1, Folder 8
Music box 1973-1974
Box 2, Folder 8
NCSCSC System undated
Box 2, Folder 9
Ph.D. proposal 1980-1982
Box 2, Folder 10
Planning 1987-2004
Box 2, Folder 11
Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Southeastern Symposium on System Theory 1973
Box 1, Folder 9
A Proposal for a Graduate Program in Computer Science Leading to the Master of Computer Science Degree (to be initiated in August 1972) Apr. 1972
Box 2, Folder 12
Proposal for the Master of Science and Master degrees in Computer Studies at the North Carolina State University at Raleigh July 1976
Box 3, Folder 5
Questionnaire for Review of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (vol. II) (submitted to the Computer Science Accreditation Commission) May 1992
Box 2, Folder 13
Questionnaire for Review of the Computer Science Program (vol. II) (submitted to the Computer Science Accreditation Commission) 1 Jun. 1998
Box 2, Folder 14
Self-Study Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs (submitted to the Engineering Accreditation Commission) 1 Jun. 1992
Box 3, Folder 1
Self-Study Questionnaire for Review of Engineering Programs (vol. I) (submitted to the Engineering Accreditation Commission) 1 Jun. 1998
Box 3, Folder 2
Seminar Announcements 1967, 1973, 1978
Box 1, Folder 10
Seminar Announcements 1979
Box 1, Folder 11
Seminar Announcements 1980-1983
Box 1, Folder 12
Tharp (Alan) interview Spring 1998

VHS cassette; Approximate runtime: 4 minutes, 31 seconds; color; sound

Box 3, Folder 3
(TR-87-02) Analysis of Other New Variants of Coalesced Hashing , by Yeong-Shiou Hsiao, Alan L. Tharp Jan. 1987
Box 3, Folder 4

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science Records, UA 105.019, 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.