North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Records 1964-2006

Size
1 linear foot
Location

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Call number
UA 140.011

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.

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.

Biographical/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.

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

Scope/content

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.

Physical description

2 archival boxes

Arrangement

Materials in Box 1 are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Materials in Box 2 are arranged in the order received.

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, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Records, UA 140.011, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the College of Natural Resources

Processing information

Sarah G. Carr, 2000

Pat Webber, September, 2005

Finding aid updated by Todd Kosmerick, 2007

The collection is organized into one principal series:

General Records 1964-2006
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 1
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)
Box 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management Records, UA 140.011, 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.