Digital Collections & Publications
The NCSU Libraries' Digital Collections serve as a gateway to tens of thousands of images, text, and digital media from its rich holdings. From the history of NC State to the groundbreaking North Carolina Research Campus Archive, these digital collections provide network access to collections that drive research, highlight innovation, and inspire learning.
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- A Treatise on Engineering Field-Work by Peter Bruff, 1838:
Containing practical land surveying for railways, &c., with the theory, principles, and practice of levelling, and their application to the purposes of civil engineering.
- Architecture and Building Records of North Carolina
This is a survey of architectural records held in repositories, government agencies, architectural firms, and private collections throughout North Carolina. The survey was completed in 1994.
- B. W. Wells Lantern Slides & Freda Wilkins Photographs of the Wells Savannah
Dr. Betram Whittier Wells took hundreds of photographs of North Carolina and beyond, converting them to lantern slides to accompany his lectures. Many of his lantern slides, dating from the 1920s and 1930s, were hand colored. North Carolina photographer Freda Wilkins has contributed another 1,000 photographs to the database, capturing four seasons of the Wells Savannah in 2005 and 2006. An exhibit commemorating Dr. Wells' life and work is available online.
- Beaux Arts to Modernism
Beaux Arts to Modernism: Early Twentieth Century Architecture in North Carolina provides access to documentation on hundreds of buildings and structures in North Carolina dating from the early to mid-1900s. "Beaux Arts," a partnership between the NCSU Libraries, the J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the North Carolina State Archives, was made possible through a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the State Library of North Carolina.
- Built Heritage of North Carolina: Historic Architecture in the Old North State
The Built Heritage of North Carolina: Historic Architecture in the Old North State provides access to documentation on hundreds of buildings and structures in North Carolina dating from the 1700s to the early 1900s. "Built Heritage," a partnership between the NCSU Libraries and Preservation North Carolina, was made possible through a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the State Library of North Carolina.
- Content, Context, and Capacity
Content, Context, and Capacity, with the thematic focus of the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina, is a collaborative large-scale manuscripts digitization project undertaken by the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) university libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Together, the partners will digitize approximately 400,000 digital objects. More information about the project is available at the TRLN website.
- Cultivating a Revolution
Cultivating a Revolution: Science, Technology, and Change in North Carolina Agriculture, 1950-1979 will provide access to film and manuscript materials that document the development of modern agricultural practice and their economic impact across the state. "Cultivating a Revolution" is made possible through a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the State Library of North Carolina.
- Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials
The NCSU Libraries' Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials serves as a gateway to tens of thousands of images, text, and digital media from its rich holdings. From the history of NC State to the history of North Carolina's built environment, these digital collections provide network access to collections that drive research, highlight innovation, and inspire learning.
- Dr. Metcalf: A resource on cicadas, leafhoppers, planthoppers, spittlebugs, and treehoppers
A searchable bibliographic database providing a powerful tool for retrieving the pre-computer literature (1741-1955) on cicadas, leafhoppers, planthoppers, spittlebugs, and treehoppers.
- First Temple of the Atom
Consists of ca. 150 items, 1949-1956, chiefly letters and writings of Clifford K. Beck relating to the establishment and building of the first nuclear reactor at North Carolina State College and the establishment of the Nuclear Engineering program.
- Green 'N' Growing: The history of 4-H and Home Demonstration in North Carolina
Drawing upon the rich historical records found in the University Archives, the collection provides valuable information about women, children, race relations, education, agriculture, and rural life in North Carolina during the twentieth century.
- Greenways Archive
Holdings relative to existing and proposed greenways across the United States.
- Historical State
Historical State provides online access to a diverse set of historical resources, including digitized images, course catalogs, and yearbooks; historic timelines, narratives, and online exhibits; and catalog records of books about NC State University. Patrons can use Historical State to explore the development of campus buildings, student life, athletics, and the academic colleges and departments.
- History of Forestry: The Rise of American Forestry
According to the National Register of Historic Places, the "Cradle of Forestry in America" is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, in the Pisgah National Forest....
- Living off the Land: Tobacco and Crop Science History in North Carolina, 1850-1950
Features original images and other documents relating to North Carolina's agricultural history and economy.
- North Carolina Architects and Builders
North Carolina Architects and Builders: A Biographical Dictionary, led by architectural historian Catherine W. Bishir and launched in June 2009, chronicles the lives and works of architects, builders, and artisans who have contributed to North Carolina's rich architectural history. Each entry includes a list of buildings associated with the subject, a bibliography, and a brief biography that places the subject in the context of the state and the nation.
- Open Content Alliance Digitized Books
The Libraries has joined the Open Content Alliance (OCA) partnership to digitize its print holdings that are in the public domain. The partnership enables the Libraries to greatly expand access to its own print holdings through digitization while also enabling digital access to the content of other partner libraries.
- Raymond L. Murray Raleigh Research Reactor Project Notebook Documents
Consists of ca. 94 items, 1950-1953, chiefly letters and research of Raymond L. Murray and A. C. Menius, Jr. relating to the establishment and building of the first nuclear reactor at North Carolina State College.
- Séguy's Insectes and Papillons
Two extremely rare portfolios created by Eugene Alain (E. A.) Séguy. Produced using the pochoir technique, which entails hand coloring each plate through a large number of stencils. Portfolios consist of 23 pages each, including 16 plates and 4 pattern pages. Published 1920s.
- Some New Australian Cicadidae by Howard Ashton
Consists of 13 pages. Published 1912.
- Species insectorum: exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin, adjectis observationibus, descriptionibus by Johan Christian Fabricius
Consists of 12 page images, from pages 318-328. Published 1781.
- Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive
Consists of Regan's personal papers and books documenting his key role in the animal rights movement.