North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources Foundations and Development Records 1939-1986

Size
2.75 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 140.007

Contained in this subgroup are records documenting the work of two foundations created to support the research and educational work of the College of Natural Resources (formerly College of Forest Resources) at North Carolina State University. Records of the North Carolina Forestry Foundation from 1939 to 1981 include minutes from board of directors meetings, development council annual reports, mortgage bond certificates, and general correspondence.They also include information concerning the administration and management of Hofmann Forest, including forest manager reports and general correspondence including letters and news clipping regarding the forest fire of 1972. Records, 1952-1986, of the Pulp and Paper Foundation contain general correspondence, board of directors and general foundation annual meeting reports, budget plans and information on their minority program. Also well documented are the activities of numerous foundation committees, including the curriculum, investment, recruitment and scholarship committees. There is also general scholarship correspondence, lists of pulp and paper alumni, and a general history of the foundation.

The North Carolina Forestry Foundation and the Pulp and Paper Foundation support the research and educational work of the College of Natural Resources (formerly College of Forest Resources) at North Carolina State University. The Forestry Foundation, created in 1929, is the oldest foundation at the University. The Pulp and Paper Foundation was incorporated in 1954.

Biographical/historical note

Originally founded in 1929, the North Carolina Forestry Foundation is the oldest foundation at North Carolina State University. From its early days, Foundation promoted a complete forest management education program including objectives to promote the production, improvement, and preservation of growing timber; to encourage the adoption of means and methods for the reforestation of cut-over timber lands or lands with no timber growth; to hold tracts of virgin timber as object lessons in forestry; to use these tracts of land to educate the public; and to encourage the donation of money and the making of gifts to the Foundation. To achieve these goals, Dr. J. V. Hofmann, began acquiring land in the early 1930s. He acquired 78,000 acres in Jones and Onslow Counties that later became known as the Hofmann Forest. Currently, the Foundation and the College of Natural Resources control or oversee about 90,000 acres of land used for the various objectives mentioned above.

The Pulp and Paper Foundation was incorporated in 1954. The Southern paper industry desired to have a regional paper science curriculum to provide a source of graduates with the technical and engineering skills necessary to immediately have an impact on its paper mills. Through the foundation, industry provided many scholarships and summer jobs to students. The Pulp and Paper Foundation also assisted in the recruitment of undergraduate students for the Pulp and Paper Science program.

Scope/content

These records document the activities of two foundations created to support the research and educational work of the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources (formerly College of Forest Resources). Records of the North Carolina Forestry Foundation from 1939 to 1981 include minutes from board of directors meetings, development council annual reports, mortgage bond certificates, and general correspondence. They also include information concerning the administration and management of Hofmann Forest, including forest manager reports and general correspondence including letters and news clipping regarding the forest fire of 1972. Records of the Pulp and Paper Foundation contain general correspondence, board of directors and general foundation annual meeting reports, budget plans and information on their minority program. Also well documented are the activities of numerous foundation committees, including the curriculum, investment, recruitment, and scholarship committees. There is also general scholarship correspondence, lists of pulp and paper alumni, and a general history of the foundation.

Physical description

4 archival boxes, 1 archival half box, 1 flatbox

Arrangement

These records are divided into two series, the North Carolina Forestry Foundation Records and the Pulp and Paper Foundation Records.

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 Natural Resources Foundations and Development Records, UA 140.007, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the North Carolina Forestry Foundation and Pulp and Paper Foundation.

Processing information

Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid by: Linda Sellars, 2005; finding aid updated with additions to the collection by: Cathy Dorin-Black, 2011 August; and Todd Kosmerick, 2014 January.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

North Carolina Forestry Foundation Records 1939-1981
Size: 0.8 linear feet

Records of the North Carolina Forestry Foundation from 1939 to 1981 include minutes from board of directors meetings, development council annual reports, mortgage bond certificates, and general correspondence. They also include information concerning the administration and management of Hofmann Forest, including forest manager reports and general correspondence including letters and news clipping regarding the forest fire of 1972.

0.6 archival box, 1 flat box

Board of Directors, Minutes 1954-1960
Box 1
Board of Directors, Minutes 1965-1981
Box 1
Board of Directors, Correspondence 1953-1960
Box 1
Board of Directors, Correspondence 1970-1972
Box 1
Board of Directors, Correspondence 1973-1979
Box 1
Development Council Annual Report 1971-1978
Box 1
Forest Manager Reports 1972-1977
Box 1
Hofmann Forest 1969-1972
Box 1
Hofmann Forest 1973-1975
Box 1
Hofmann Forest 1976-1978
Box 1
Hofmann Forest, Develoment and Operation Plan 1956
Box 1
Mortgage bond certificates 1939-1959
Flat box 6
Pulp and Paper Foundation Records 1952-1986
Size: 1.95 linear feet

Records of the Pulp and Paper Foundation contain general correspondence, board of directors and general foundation annual meeting reports, budget plans and information on their minority program. Also well documented are the activities of numerous foundation committees, including the curriculum, investment, recruitment and scholarship committees. There is also general scholarship correspondence, lists of pulp and paper alumni, and a general history of the foundation. The series is arranged alphabetically.

3.4 archival boxes, 1 half box

Ad Hoc Committee on Out-of-State Tuition 1971
Box 1
Advisory Committee, Annual Conference 1955
Box 1
Annual Meeting 1958
Box 1
Annual Meeting 1961
Box 1
Annual Meeting 1966-1968
Box 1
Annual Meeting 1972-1975
Box 1
Annual Meeting 1976-1978
Box 1
Annual Meeting 1979-1985
Box 2
Audits 1979-1984
Box 2
Board of Directors, Annual Meeting 1956
Box 2
Board of Directors, Annual Meeting 1959
Box 2
Board of Directors, Annual Meeting 1980
Box 2
Budget 1964-1967
Box 2
Budget 1972-1986
Box 2
Committee, Curriculum 1966
Box 2
Committee, Curriculum 1968-1969
Box 2
Committee, Curriculum 1972-1979
Box 2
Committee, Executive 1978-1979
Box 2
Committee, Executive 1986
Box 2
Committee, Investment 1958
Box 2
Committee, Investment 1970-1978
Box 2
Committee, Investment 1979-1984
Box 2
Committee, Membership 1972-1974
Box 2
Committee, Recruitment 1958
Box 2
Committee, Recruitment 1966-1968
Box 2
Committee, Recruitment 1972-1978
Box 2
Committee, Recruitment 1985-1986
Box 2
Committee, Scholarship 1955
Box 2
Committee, Scholarship 1958
Box 2
Committee, Scholarship 1967-1971
Box 2
Committee, Scholarship 1972-1978
Box 2
Committee, Scholarship and Recruitment 1979-1985
Box 2
Correspondence 1954-1955
Box 2
Correspondence 1956-1957
Box 3
Correspondence 1959-1960
Box 3
Correspondence 1961-1962
Box 3
Correspondence 1966-1968
Box 3
Correspondence 1969-1970
Box 3
Correspondence January-June 1971
Box 3
Correspondence July-December 1971
Box 3
Correspondence 1972
Box 3
Correspondence 1973-1974
Box 3
Correspondence 1975-1976
Box 3
Correspondence 1977-1978
Box 3
Correspondence 1979-1981
Box 3
Correspondence 1982-1984
Box 3
Correspondence 1985
Box 3
Correspondence 1986
Box 3
Elis-Signe Olsson Professorship 1971-1975, 1982
Box 4
Financial Status Report 1955
Box 4
Foundations Council 1973
Box 4
History and Operation 1952-1965
Box 4
An Invitation - Partner in Education 1980s
Half box 5, Folder 1
Minority Program 1979-1982
Box 4
NCSU Pulp and Paper Hall of Fame 1980-1982
Box 4
Progress Report 1955
Box 4
Pulp and Paper Alumni 1973
Box 4
Scholarships, General 1959
Box 4
Scholarships, General 1973-1978
Box 4
Scholarships, General 1979-1984
Box 4
Scholarships, General 1985-1986
Box 4

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources Foundations and Development Records, UA 140.007, 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.