UA 140.011 Guide to the North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Records, 1964 - 2006

Materials in Box 1 are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Materials in Box 2 are arranged in the order received.
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[Box 1] Accreditation Self-Study, 1976
[Box 1] Accreditation Self-Study, 1987
[Box 1] Brochures, Departmental, 1974 - 1984
[Box 1] Career Placement, 1971
[Box 1] Computing, 1983
[Box 1] Courses & Curriculum, 1965 - 1979
[Box 1] Departmental History and Development, 1964 - 1966
[Box 1] Departmental News, Monthly Reports, 1972 - 1974
[Box 1] Employee Recreation Management School, 1967
[Box 1] Faculty, 1971 - 1973
[Box 1] Fall Project, Wake Forest Park Site, Development and Operation Proposal, 1979
[Box 1] Long Range Planning in Recreation and Park Education, 1964
[Box 1] Mini-Grants, 1980 - 1982
[Box 1] Recreation and Parks Research Education Institute, 1964
[Box 1] Recreation Internship Summer Employment Conference, 1983
[Box 1] Research Program Analysis, circa 1980
[Box 1] Research Report, Role of the University Recreation Extension Specialist in Disseminating Recreation Research Results, 1976
[Box 1] Research, General, 1975 - 1976
[Box 1] Revenue Resources Management School, 1977 - 1983
[Box 1] Southeastern Park and Recreation Institute, 1967 - 1976
[Box 2] Alumni Newsletter, 2006 (Accession no. 2006-0043)
Alumni Newsletter, Spring, Summer, and Summer 2006 (3 total)
[Box 2] Departmental brochures, 1998 - 2006 (Accession no. 2006-0109)
Departmental brochures on Sport Management, Park and Natural Resource Recreation, Program Management, Tourism and Commercial Recreation, and Professional Golf Management and "A 50 Year Salute" booklet.
[Box 2] Recreation and Park Administration, no date
Proposal for a Recreation and Parks Research and Education Institute put forth by Thomas I. Hines and Herbert Brantley.
[Box 2] Recreation Resources Administration, Long-Range Planning, 1970 May
[Box 2] Phase I Monograph, 1991 (Accession 2012.0212)


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General Physical Description note

2 archival boxes


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Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the College of Natural Resources


Processed by: Sarah G. Carr; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber


2012 September, Finding aid updated by Todd Kosmerick, 2007; Finding aid updated with additions to the collection by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2012 September

Scope and Content Note

These records describe the administrative, research, and educational work of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism management from 1964 to 2006. These records include a departmental history, general correspondence, accreditation self-study reports, departmental brochures, and research reports. The records are arranged alphabetically.

Historical Note

Established in 1947 as the Department of Industrial and Rural Recreation, this unit at North Carolina State College (later University) changed its name to Recreation and Park Administration in 1958 and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in 1989. Originally in the School of Education, it came under the School of Forest Resources (later College of Natural Resources) in 1967.

In 1947, Thomas I. Hines develop a new undergraduate curriculum at North Carolina State College (later University) to prepare students to provide recreation services in rural and industrial settings. The new department he formed was called Industrial and Rural Recreation, and it existed originally in the School of Education. It issued its first diplomas in 1951. In 1958 the department name changed to Recreation and Park Administration. In 1967 it was transferred to the School of Forest Resources (later College of Natural Resources). In 1989 the name was changed again to Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.

A second undergraduate curriculum of Natural Resources Recreation Management was added to the department in 1968. The two undergraduate programs were merged into Recreation Resources Administration in 1975. A graduate program had been added in 1970. In 1977 NCSU's program became the first accredited by the Council on Accreditation of the National Recreation and Park Association. A revision of the program in 1994 resulted in the following four concentrations: Program Management, Natural Resource Management, Park Management, and Tourism and Commercial Recreation. Sports Management was added in 1996.

The department's outreach and extension programs date from 1951 with the first Industrial Recreation Workshop. The Recreation Resources Service was launced in 1987. The professional schools had their beginnings when Thomas Hines first led the Revenue Sources Management School in 1965.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management can be found through the NCSU Historical State website external link.

List of Department Heads

1947 - 1978 Thomas I. Hines
1978 - 1986 M. Roger Warren
1987 - 2003 Phillip S. Rea
2004 - J. Douglas Wellman

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