North Carolina State University, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Records 1939-2003

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Size
1.75 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 135.013

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences are produced mainly by three of the now-defunct departments that preceded it: Geological Engineering (1927-1954), Mineral Industries (1954-1967), and Geosciences (1967-1980). Records include reports, proposals, papers, curricula, meeting minutes, flyers and publications, official correspondence, and other items; newsletters from the State Climate Office; and meeting minutes from the NCSU Center for Marine and Coastal Studies Administrative and Planning Board.

The North Carolina State University Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, offering degree programs in marine sciences, geology, and meteorology, was formed in 1981 from the merger of the Department of Geosciences and the Department of Marine Science and Engineering. Instruction in geology at NC State dates back to the 1920s. The marine science program began in the 1960s and became a full department in 1978.

Biographical/historical note

Instuction in geology at NCSU began in the 1920s within the Agronomy Dept. and also in the Dept. of Ceramic Engineering, which offered a curriculum in mining engineering. A separate Dept. of Geology was established in 1927 within the School of Science and Business. It was transferred to the School of Engineering in July 1937 as part of the university consolidation.

In 1946, the Tennessee Valley Authority along with NC State and the North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development opened the Minerals Research Laboratory in Asheville, North Carolina, which was managed by the head of the Dept. of Geological Engineering until 1954. In May 1954, the department was combined with Ceramic and Metallurgical Engineering to form the Dept. of Mineral Industries.

In July 1967, geology was separated from the Dept. of Mineral Industries and renamed the Dept. of Geosciences as part of the School of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics (later renamed the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences). Geosciences was combined with the relatively new Dept. of Marine Science and Engineering (founded in 1978) in 1981 to form the Dept. of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, a multidisciplinary department offering degrees in geology, marine sciences, and meteorology.

In 2013 the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences became part of NC State's new, comprehensive College of Sciences.

1937-1954
J. L. Stuckey (Geological Engineering)
1954-1967
William W. Austin (Mineral Industries)
1967-1980
Carlton J. Leith (Geosciences)
1981-1985
Jay Langfelder
1982-1983
S. Pal Arya, interim
1986-1989
Henry Brown
1989-1999
Leonard Pietrafesa
1999-2002
Richard Patty, interim
2011-
Walter Robinson
2002-2011
John C. Fountain

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences are produced mainly by three of the now-defunct departments that preceded it: Geological Engineering (1927-1954), Mineral Industries (1954-1967), and Geosciences (1967-1980). Records include reports, proposals, papers, curricula, meeting minutes, flyers and publications, official correspondence, and other items; newsletters from the State Climate Office; and meeting minutes from the NCSU Center for Marine and Coastal Studies Administrative and Planning Board.

Physical description

3 archival boxes, 1 archival half box

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 Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Records, UA 135.013, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by North Carolina State University, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Processing information

Processed by Kelly Clark, 2007 September, Susanne Hutchison, 2009 July; Encoded by Kelly Clark, 2007 September; Finding aid updated by Susanne Hutchison, 2009 July

(State) Climate Office of North Carolina Newsletters 1997-2003
Box 1, Folder 1
(State) Climate Office of North Carolina Newsletter - 25 Years of Climate Services Commemorative Volume 2002
Box 1, Folder 2
Earth Science Summer Institute for Secondary School Teachers Brochure 1968, 1970
Box 1, Folder 3
Field Geology in New Mexico Program Information 1978-1982
Box 1, Folder 4
Geology at NC State 1939-1979
Box 1, Folder 5
Geology at N.C. State: A History , by John M. Parker, III (with notations and corrections) 1979 (Accession 2013.0027)
Box 4, Folder 3
Geology at N.C. State: A History , by John M. Parker, III 1979 (Accession 2013.0027)
Box 4, Folder 4
Geology at N.C. State: A History , by John M. Parker, III 1979 (Accession 2013.0027)
Box 4, Folder 5
Geology Degrees and Curricula Revisions 1966-1970
Box 1, Folder 6
Geology Program Summary 1980
Box 1, Folder 7
Geology and Geophysics Graduate Study Information 1981
Box 1, Folder 8
Geological Engineering Curriculum Report 1958
Box 1, Folder 9
Geological Engineering Curriculum - Memoranda on Revisions 1959-1966
Box 1, Folder 10
Geological Engineering, Letters Discussing 1958-1963
Box 1, Folder 11
Geosciences Careers 1959-1971
Box 1, Folder 12
Geosciences Faculty 1967-1973
Box 1, Folder 13
Geosciences Faculty Meeting Minutes 1970
Box 1, Folder 14
Geosciences Faculty Meeting Minutes 1971
Box 1, Folder 15
Geosciences Faculty Meeting Minutes 1972-1973
Box 1, Folder 16
Geoscience Instruction and Research Committee Evaluation of Geosciences 1967
Box 1, Folder 17
Geosciences Lectures and Seminars Flyers 1968-1979
Box 1, Folder 18
Geosciences Department Map Collection Summary 1971
Box 1, Folder 19
Geosciences Newsletters 1971-1972
Box 1, Folder 20
Geoscience Program Brochure
Box 1, Folder 21
Hydrogeology Graduate Program Proposal 1963
Box 1, Folder 22
John M. Parker's files: "NCSU Geology Department" 1980-1993 (Accession 2013.0027)
Box 4, Folder 7
John M. Parker's files: newspaper clippings and University Bulletins 1981-1991 (Accession 2013.0027)
Box 4, Folder 8
Leith, Carlton Jay (Department Head) Information and Correspondence 1961-1980
Box 1, Folder 23
Marine Sciences Graduate Program undated
Box 4, Folder 1
Marine Sciences Graduate Program Information Booklet 1969
Box 2, Folder 2
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Graduate and Undergraduate Programs Brochure 1984
Box 2, Folder 3
Meteorology Graduate Study Information 1978-1979
Box 2, Folder 4
Meteorology and Geology Programs Information
Box 2, Folder 5
Mineral Industries Department Faculty Meeting Minutes 1953-1954
Box 2, Folder 6
Mineral Industries Department Faculty Meeting Minutes 1955
Box 2, Folder 7
Mineral Industries Department Faculty Meeting Minutes 1956-1957
Box 2, Folder 8
Mineral Industries Department Faculty Meeting Minutes 1958-1959
Box 2, Folder 9
Mineral Industries Department Faculty Meeting Minutes 1960-1962
Box 2, Folder 10
Mineral Industries Department Faculty Meeting Minutes 1963-1964
Box 2, Folder 11
Mineral Industries Department Faculty Meeting Minutes 1965-1966
Box 2, Folder 12
Minerals Research Institute 1946-1947
Box 2, Folder 13
NC DOT Highways PHTGM Unit Bonner Bridge 1981-1982, 1989 (Accession 2014.0007)
Half box 3, Folder 5
NCSU Center for Marine and Coastal Studies - "A Numerical Method for Solutions of Systems of Non-Linear Algebraic Equations," by John M. Klinck and Leonard J. Pietrafesa 1975 July (Accession 2012.0240)
Half box 3, Folder 4
NCSU Center for Marine Coastal Studies - "Wave-Current Force Spectra Report" by Tung and Huang 1972
Box 1, Folder 24
NCSU Center for Marine and Coastal Studies Administrative Planning and Policy Board Meeting Minutes 1974-1977
Box 2, Folder 1
Official Bulletin Newsletter 1967-1973
Box 2, Folder 14
Physical Geology Laboratory Manual 1948
Box 2, Folder 15
Physical Geology Laboratory Manual (Second Edition) 1950
Box 2, Folder 16
Physical Geology Laboratory Manual (Third Edition) 1956
Box 2, Folder 17
Physical Geology Laboratory Manual (Third Edition, Revised) 1959
Box 2, Folder 18
Physical Geology Laboratory Manual (Fourth Edition) 1966
Box 2, Folder 19
Reorganization of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at North Carolina State College 1959
Box 4, Folder 2
Report: "Geology and Economic Appraisal of Graphite Deposits in Wake County, N.C." by Ung 1965
Half box 3, Folder 1
Report: "Little Beaverdam Creek Differentiated Mafic Complex, Wake County, N.C." by Halsey, Hicks, Moye, and Sass 1976
Half box 3, Folder 2
Report: "A Review of Microbursts and Their Analysis and Detection with Doppler Radar" by Freeman 1986
Half box 3, Folder 3
Summary of the Geology Program 1980 Dec. (Accession 2013.0027)
Box 4, Folder 6

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Records, UA 135.013, 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.