News Stories By Virginia Ferris

Oral histories available through the SCRC's Rare and Unique Digital Collections site.

Landscape Architecture Oral History Resources

Blog post contributed by Lindsey Naylor

Students of design and landscape architecture have access to a trove of oral histories through NCSU Libraries’ Special Collections Resource Center. The... more

A block-by-block planting plan for McDougald Terrace, built as a segregated African-American housing community in Durham.

Public Housing and Urban Renewal Records in Reginald D. Tillson Papers

Blog post contributed by Lindsey Naylor

Site and architectural drawings for several of Durham’s 1950s and 1960s public housing projects are some of the items being processed in the Reginald D. Tillson Landscape... more

Dragonflies in E. A. Séguy's "Insectes", held in Special Collections.

BugFest 2017: Dragonflies!

This Saturday September 16 from 9am-5pm, Special Collections and NCSU Libraries staff will be at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for BugFest 2017, with this year's theme: dragonflies!  Stop by... more

Dr. Burak Erdim with students in ARC 441: History of Contemporary Architecture

Students Explore the History of Contemporary Architecture with Special Collections

Students in Dr. Burak Erdim's fall 2017 course ARC 441: History of Contemporary Architecture visited the Special Collections Research Center this week to view materials from early faculty in the College of Design at NC State University. As part of... more

Justina Williams, first African American academic staff member at NC State. A note with the photo reads: "Counting the various mutations which result from crossing the lines of fruit flies is one of the duties of Mrs. Justina Williams, research assistant in the genetics department at NC State University."

Remembering Justina Williams

Special Collections staff recently received a special visit from the family of a woman who made history at NC State.  ... more

Wolf Tales recordings made possible by a 2016-2017 Diversity Mini-Grant

Wolf Tales 2016-2017 Diversity Mini-Grant Wraps Up

Wolf Tales has wrapped up a busy and productive spring thanks to funding from an NCSU Office for Institutional Equity and... more

Alumni browse materials on display.

Celebrating the Class of 1967 and the Forever Club

Last week, members of the NC State University graduating class of 1967 joined the Alumni Association’s Forever Club, a community of alumni who graduated from NC State 50 years ago and... more

"Children in front of strip farming fields"

Image Discovery Week: Glass Negatives and Lantern Slides

This week, we're joining the Harrye B. Lyon Design Library of the NCSU College of Design to celebrate Image Discovery Week by highlighting... more

Wolf Tales Receives 2016-2017 Diversity Mini-Grant

We're happy to announce that the SCRC 's mobile oral history program, Wolf Tales , has received a... more

The two original barns were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s.

Special Collections Display in Veterinary Medicine Library

Currently on display in the William Rand Kenan Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine is a selection of items highlighting the history of the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine , a legacy preserved and shared by the... more