News Stories By Virginia Ferris

Celebrating the History of Horses and Humans Competing Together

[blog post co-authored by Kris Alpi, Director, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine]

In honor of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, taking place this September in Tryon, NC, a... more

Friends of the Library members explore drawings from the Matthew Nowicki Papers at a recent open house event in Special Collections.

A Look Inside Special Collections at "Open House" Events

The Special Collections Research Center opened its doors to colleagues and the public in two open house events in D. H. Hill Library this fall, showing the diverse facets of our work, from acquiring new collections, processing and preservation, our... more

Gwynn Thayer interviews William L. Flournoy, Jr., FASLA.

William L. Flournoy, Jr., Oral History Recorded for Landscape Architecture Archive

Blog post contributed by Lindsey Naylor.

A new video oral history is in the works to add to the NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center's Landscape Architecture Archive... more

Landscape Architecture Archive Show and Tell

Blog post contributed by Lindsey Naylor

The Special Collections Research Center is organizing a show-and-tell of items from the Landscape Architecture Archive for display at the... more

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