North Carolina State University, School of Liberal Studies, Department of Social Studies Records 1947-1969

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Social Studies
Size
3 linear feet (5 archival boxes)
Location

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

Call number
UA 120.020

This collection contains articles, talks, correspondence, course materials, lectures, and memoranda of faculty, including Head of the Department George A. Gullette. The collection also includes records pertaining to the Humanistic-Social Research Project.

The Department of Social Studies was established in 1947 as part of the Basic Division, and offered courses for engineers that emphasized the connections between liberal studies and science and technology. George A. Gullette served as Head of the Department from its founding in 1947 until his death in 1969. In 1970, the Department of Social Studies became the Division of University Studies, with John R. Lambert, Jr. as Acting Head.

Biographical/historical note

The Department of Social Studies was established in 1947 as part of the Basic Division, and offered courses for engineers that emphasized the connections between liberal studies and science and technology. George A. Gullette served as Head of the Department from its founding in 1947 until his death in 1969. In 1970, the Department of Social Studies became the Division of University Studies, with John R. Lambert, Jr. as Acting Head.

The Humanistic-Social Research Project surveyed the role of humanities and social science education in engineering programs in the mid-1950s. Gullette was heavily involved with the project, which was carried out in conjunction with the American Society for Engineering Education and funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation.

The Department of Social Studies is not related to the Department of History. The Basic Division became the School of General Studies in 1952, which became the School of Liberal Studies in 1963, and then the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) in 1977.

Scope/content

This collection contains articles, talks, correspondence, course materials, lectures, and memoranda of faculty, including Head of the Department George A. Gullette. The collection also includes records pertaining to the Humanistic-Social Research Project.

Course materials primarily include lecture notes, syllabi, exams, newspaper clippings, and readings. Lectures topics include the integration of schools, the civil rights movement, the Pearsall Plan, farm policy, labor unions, television, suburbia, and the New Left, among others. Lectures on foreign policy issues address atomic warfare, US relations with the Western and Eastern Blocs, as well as Korea, China, the Middle East, Cuba, Southeast Asia, and Vietnam.

Physical description

5 archival boxes

Arrangement

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Social Studies are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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, School of Liberal Studies, Department of Social Studies Records, UA 120.020, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from Dept. of Social Studies.

Processing information

Processed by Inventory prepared by Hermann J. Trojanowski, 2002 March 18

Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2006 March 30

Agriculture Department Advisory Committee 1959
Box 1, Folder 1
Annual Reports 1959-1961
Box 1, Folder 2
Articles and Talks, George Gullette 1948-1961
Box 1, Folder 3
Articles and Talks, George Gullette, “Some of My Best Friends are Southerners" 1961
Box 1, Folder 4
Articles and Talks, Staff 1953-1958
Box 1, Folder 5
Articles and Talks, Staff, “Controversy” Television Program 1958-1962
Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence, George Gullette and John W. Gardner (Carnegie Corporation) 1955-1956
Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence, George Gullette and Department of the Navy 1959
Box 1, Folder 8
Correspondence, George Gullettee and Governor’s Office (Terry Sanford) 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 9
Correspondence, George Gullette, Miscellaneous 1947-1961
Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence, George Gullette, Personal 1955-1967
Box 1, Folder 11
Course Materials, Modern Science 1961
Box 1, Folder 12
Course Materials, Contemporary Civilization I (CC 101) 1947-1948
Box 1, Folder 13
Course Materials, Readings for Contemporary Civlization I (1 of 2) 1950
Box 2, Folder 1
Course Materials, Readings for Contemporary Civlization I (2 of 2) 1950
Box 2, Folder 2
Course Materials, Readings for Contemporary Civlization II 1951
Box 2, Folder 3
Course Materials, Contemporary Civilization (SS 101) 1952-1954
Box 2, Folder 4
Course Materials, Contemporary Civilization (SS 102) 1952-1954
Box 2, Folder 5
Course Materials, Contemporary Civlization (SS 103) 1953-1954
Box 2, Folder 6
Course Materials, Contemporary Civilization (SS 101-103) undated
Box 2, Folder 7
Course Materials, Contemporary Civilization/Science and Civilization (SS 301-302) 1954-1964
Box 2, Folder 8
Course Materials, Contemporary Civilization (SS 301-302) Revision 1960-1961
Box 2, Folder 9
Course Materials, Contemporary Problems (SS 392) 1952-1953
Box 2, Folder 10
Course Materials, Contemporary Problems (SS 393) 1951-1953
Box 3, Folder 1
Course Materials, Contemporary Issues (SS 491) 1955-1965
Box 3, Folder 2
Course Materials, Contemporary Issues (SS 492) 1953-1964
Box 3, Folder 3
General Office 1951-1969
Box 3, Folder 4
Humanistic-Social Research Project, General 1953-1956
Box 3, Folder 5
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Sponsor – Carnegie Corporation 1953-1955
Box 3, Folder 6
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Contract 1953-1955
Box 3, Folder 7
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Project Reports 1955-1956
Box 3, Folder 8
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Agenda for Meeting to Approve Tentative Report 1955
Box 3, Folder 9
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Reactions to Report 1956
Box 3, Folder 10
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Workshop for Project Participants 1954-1955
Box 3, Folder 11
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Consultants 1955-1956
Box 3, Folder 12
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Supporting Documents 1953-1955
Box 3, Folder 13
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Illustrations for Possible Use in the Report 1955
Box 3, Folder 14
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Publicity 1954
Box 3, Folder 15
Humanistic-Social Research Project, Proposals 1948-1960
Box 4, Folder 1
“Imaginative Literature, Social Studies Staff” 1953
Box 4, Folder 2
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492) 1951-1955
Box 4, Folder 3
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492) 1956-1957
Box 4, Folder 4
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492) 1958-1959
Box 4, Folder 5
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492) 1960-1962
Box 4, Folder 6
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492) 1963-1964
Box 4, Folder 7
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492) 1965-1969
Box 4, Folder 8
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492), (1 of 2) undated
Box 5, Folder 1
Lectures, Contemporary Issues (SS 491/492), (2 of 2) undated
Box 5, Folder 2
National Survey of Technical Institute Education 1955-1959
Box 5, Folder 3
Report of Evaluation Meeting of Instructors in SS402 Spr. 1971
Box 6, Folder 1
Research by the Committee on Criticism of Mumford (Technics and Civilization) 1949
Box 5, Folder 4
Society for the History of Technology 1958
Box 5, Folder 5
Student Opinions and Course Evaluations 1952
Box 5, Folder 6
Summer Institute on the History and Philosophy of Science 1956-1957
Box 5, Folder 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, School of Liberal Studies, Department of Social Studies Records, UA 120.020, 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.