North Carolina State University, College of Textiles Publications 1941-2012

Size
4.75 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 130.200

Collection contains publications generated by the College of Textiles and its various departments. Materials range in date from 1941 to 2012.

The North Carolina State University College of Textiles is the largest of its kind in the United States, offering one of only two accredited Textile Engineering programs in the country. The COT produces more than half of the textile graduates in the United States each year. Almost 20 percent of the graduates serve as corporate managers, and half of those are either board chairpersons or presidents of their companies. The textile industry is involved with more than producing fabric and apparel. Composites, artificial organs, fireproof materials, tire sections and computer circuit boards are just a few of the modern products in the textile industry. More than 150,000 people have been implanted with a knitted polyester artery developed at the COT. The industry continues to need more college graduates with skills in design, engineering, electronics, chemistry, management, computers, apparel, marketing/sales and quality control. In 1991, the COT moved to the North Carolina State University Centennial Campus, where students learn in state-of-the-art laboratories that are unequalled anywhere in the country. Here, students can participate in the Mars Mission, funded by NASA, where one of the world's only automated, three-dimensional braiding machinery creates space-age fabrics and fibers. Special projects are also being conducted to address environmental issues through the Industrial Electrotechnology Laboratory enabling students to learn about more about energy-efficient systems for manufacturing facilities. Because of the strong emphasis on research, development or management in the textile industry, the COT prepares its students with professional skills to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world. COT students gain strong backgrounds in mathematics and science, and it pays off; almost all the graduates have professional job offers within three weeks of graduation from the COT. Starting salaries for textile graduates are also among the highest on campus.

Biographical/historical note

D. A. Tompkins of Charlotte was one of the most eager advocates for textile education in the South. Tompkins and other community leaders were instrumental in the founding of the textiles department in 1899 at the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College (NC State University). George Franks Ivey taught the first course in textiles in 1899. The next year the college expanded its textiles program; Ivey left and Henry M. Wilson joined the faculty as an instructor in cotton manufacturing. The college offered courses such as carding and spinning, weaving, textile designing, and textile chemistry and dyeing. The courses provided students with specialized expertise to operate mills and use advanced scientific research in the textiles industry.

The original textile equipment was housed in the basement of Holladay Hall. Support for the program grew, and in 1901 the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $10,000 toward the construction of a textile building. This structure, Tompkins Hall, resembled a textile mill of the period and was completed in early 1902. Thomas Nelson, a young Englishman from the Lowell Textile School in Massachusetts, joined NC State's faculty in 1901 and became department head in 1906 following Wilson's resignation.

On 24 March 1914 Tompkins Hall was almost completely destroyed by fire. With the help of builders and manufacturers, who donated much of the replacement machinery, the textiles program bounced back and by 1919 enrollment reached 154. Meanwhile, the textile industry continued to expand in North Carolina, as mills from the North moved South. The new College of Textiles (School of Textiles) was created out of the School of Engineering at the Board of Trustees meeting on 8 June 1925 and Thomas Nelson was appointed dean of the school.

From 1925 to 1943 students organized style shows to display their fabric designs. Students from local women's colleges participated in the event by creating fashions from fabrics made by NC State students and by modeling for the shows. These popular style shows were held in Pullen Hall. After the show, the audience and contestants visited Tompkins Hall to attend the NC State College Textile Exposition which displayed the latest methods of textile processing from raw material to finished fabrics.

Scope/content

Collection contains announcements, books, brochures, flyers, newsletters, pamphlets and reports produced by the College of Textiles and its constituent units. Materials range in date from 1941 to 2012.

Physical description

9 archvial boxes, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

These records have not been processed. Initial materials are arranged alphabetically, additions are arranged in the order recieved.

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 Textiles Publications, UA 130.200, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the College of Textiles.

Processing information

Processed by Lauren E. Garbrick, April 10, 2002, and Hermann Trojanowski, October 29, 2002

Encoded by Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2006 March 8

Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2008 May; 2009 January

After High School What Then 1981-1985
Box 1
Air Jet Weaving 1985
Box 1
The AM-1 Primer 1982
Box 1
Apparel Manufacturing and Management 1980
Box 1
Audio Visual Catalog 1990-1991
Box 1
Blacks in Textiles undated
Box 1
The B.S. Degree in Engineering-Textiles undated
Box 1
The Bulletin 1985
Box 1
The Bulletin 1986
Box 1
The Bulletin 1987
Box 1
The Bulletin 1988
Box 1
The Bulletin 1989
Box 1
The Bulletin 1990
Box 1
A Capsule of Statements that May Influence Your Future 1984
Box 1
Center for Dyestuff Research undated
Box 1
A Century of Progress: The Textile Program of North Carolina State University, 1899-1999, by Gary Mock, 2001
Box 1
College of Textiles 1997
Box 1
College of Textiles and the Textile Industry: Partnership for the Future 1992
Box 1
College of Textiles: Leaders for a World-Class Industry 1990
Box 1
College of Textiles: Serving the Textile Industry undated
Box 1
Continuing Education Program 1978
Box 1
Course Offerings via TOTE 1981
Box 1
Economic Aspects of Cotton 1965
Box 1
Economic Impact of Textile Wages 1968
Box 1
Economic Science and Technology of Yarn Production 1979
Box 2
Experiment in Dyeing and Finishing Textile Fibers: A manual for Comprehensive Course in Dyeing Textile Materials 1951
Box 2
Extension and Continuing Education Programs 1978-1979
Box 2
Financing Your Education 1983
Box 2
Fundamentals of Textiles, Part II Yarn Manufacturing 1950
Box 2
Fundamentals of Textiles, Part III Yarn Manufacturing 1953
Box 2
Global Textile and Apparel Markets 1993
Box 2
Global Textile and Textile Market 1997
Box 2
Graduate Programs: School of Textiles 1971, 1987, and 1990
Box 3
Graduate Programs in Fiber, Polymer and Textile Science undated
Box 3
Graduate Programs in Textiles 1983, 1984
Box 3
The Importance of the Textile Industry in North Carolina and the School of
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Textiles by Dame S. Hamby 1982
Box 3
In and Around the School of Textiles 1987
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ITMA Review 1987
Box 3
ITMA Review 1991
Box 3
Knitting Principles by Dr. Peter Brown 1973
Box 3
Lectures/Seminars 1950-1951
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1961
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1962
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1967
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1970
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Lectures/Seminars 1970
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Lectures/Seminars 1972
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Lectures/Seminars 1973
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Lectures/Seminars 1974
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Lectures/Seminars 1975
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Lectures/Seminars 1976
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Lectures/Seminars 1977
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Lectures/Seminars 1978
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Lectures/Seminars 1979
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Lectures/Seminars 1980
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Lectures/Seminars 1981
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Lectures/Seminars 1982
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Lectures/Seminars 1983
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Lectures/Seminars 1984
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1985
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1986
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Lectures/Seminars 1987
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Lectures/Seminars 1988
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1989
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1990
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1991
Box 4
Lectures/Seminars 1992
Box 4
Living in a Textile World 1997
Box 4
Management 1980
Box 4
Narrow Fabrics Update 1985
Box 4
National Center for Manufacturing Technology in Apparel, Textiles, and Fibers 1985
Box 4
New Development in Thermally Protective Clothing and Textile Flammability 1986
Box 4
New offerings for 2003!, 2002
Box 4
NEWS 1987
Box 4
Newsletter to A.D.M.I 1971
Box 4
Notes on Fabric Forming Systems for T250 by Peter Schwartz, Trevor Rhodes and Mansour Mohamed 1978
Box 4
Operations Research in the Textile Industry, Symposium on 1965
Box 4
Orientation Manual: School of Textiles 1963-1964
Box 4
Outline for Mill Technology, by Elliot B. Grover 1957 (Second Edition, 1964)
Box 4
Outlines in Textile Costing by W.E. Shinn 1948
Box 5
Perspectives in Textiles Industry Products, Consumers [and] Careers Edited by Nancy Sears 1973
Box 5
Perspectives in Textiles Industry Products, Consumers [and] Careers Edited by Nancy Sears 1975
Box 5
Polymer and Fiber Microscopy 1985
Box 5
Practical Applications for Microcomputers in the Textile Industry 1985
Box 5
Principles of Jacquard Design in Weft Knitting 1973
Box 5
References and Experiments in the Study of Processing Textile Fibers: Scouring - Bleaching - Dyeing - Finishing by Albert H. Grimshaw and Arthur C. Hayes 1941
Box 5
Dillon, John H. Reflections on Polymer Science, Rubbrous and Fibrous 1931-71 1972
Box 5
School of Textiles [Brochures] 1978-1983
Box 6
School of Textiles News 1968-1969
Box 6
School of Textiles News 1969-1970
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School of Textiles News 1970-1971
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School of Textiles News 1971-1972
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School of Textiles News 1973
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School of Textiles News 1974
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School of Textiles News 1975
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School of Textiles News 1976
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School of Textiles News 1977
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School of Textiles News 1978
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School of Textiles News 1979
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School of Textiles News 1980
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School of Textiles News 1981
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School of Textiles News 1982
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School of Textiles News 1983
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School of Textiles News 1984
Box 6
School of Textiles News 1985
Box 6
Short Course Brochures 1973-1985
Box 6
Short Course Update 1985
Box 6
Shuttleless Weaving: Which Way to Go 1983
Box 6
Spreadsheets and Data Base Managers 1985
Box 6
Statistical Process Control in yarn Manufacturing 1986
Box 6
Synthesis of Non-Mutagenic Dyes for Printing Ink Applications 1983
Box 6
Synthesis of Non-Mutagenic Dyes for Printing Ink Applications 1984
Box 6
Synthesis of Non-Mutagenic Dyes for Printing Ink Applications undated
Box 6
Technology and Chemistry of Textiles by Joachim Gayler, Robert E. Wiggins and James B. Arthur 1985
Box 7
Textile Cost Methods Course Outline and Lecture Notes: Phase II undated
Box 7
Textile Foundation Merit Awards [Announcements] 1983/1984-1987/1988
Box 7
Textile Fundamentals, n.d
Box 7
Textile Fundamentals for Apparel Manufacturers 1973, 1983
Box 7
Textile Management Development Training: Can Your Company Afford Not To Do It? 1983
Box 7
Textile Off-Campus Televised Education 1991, undated
Box 7
Textile Research in Japan by William A. Newell 1960
Box 7
Textile Science 1980
Box 7
Textile Student Handbook 1980
Box 7
Textiles 1980
Box 7
Textiles Extension and Continuing Education Program 1984
Box 7
Textiles Extension Programs 1985
Box 7
"The Textiles Strategy: Winning with Innovation" [Reprinted from North Carolina Magazine 1990
Box 7
Undergraduate Programs undated
Box 8
Weaving Fundamentals 1973
Box 8
Why Should You Be Interested In the Textile Industry? undated
Box 8
Wolftext 1991
Box 8
Wolftext 1992
Box 8
Wolftext 1993
Box 8
Wolftext 1994
Box 8
Wolftext 1995
Box 8
Wolftext 1996
Box 8
Wolftext 1997
Box 8
Wolftext 1998
Box 8
Wolftext 1999
Box 8
Wolftext 2000
Box 8
Wolftext 2001
Box 8
Your Future in Textiles undated
Box 8
The School of Textiles, N.C. State College: Its Past and Present , by T. R. Hart. Autographed copy (to Carey Bostian) 1951
Box 9
College of Textiles News, 2001-2003 and program brochures 2001-2004
Box 9
Wolftext 2006
Box 9
College of Textiles marketing materials, including booklets and brochures on different college programs 2006-2007, undated
Box 9
Wolftext 2007
Box 9
Lectures/Seminars 2008
Box 9
"Professional Development Programs and Conferences for Textile Professionals" booklet 2009
Half box 10
Wolftext Summer 2011
Half box 10
Wolftext Summer 2012
Half box 10

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Textiles Publications, UA 130.200, 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.