Centennial Campus Oral Histories 2006

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Morgan, Chad (Chad Henderson)
Size
0.5 linear feet (1 archival box and 5 audiotapes)
Call number
MC 00066

This collection contains tapes, transcripts, and biographies for six interviews conducted in 2006 and 2007 by Chad Morgan from the NCSU Libraries staff. The people who were interviewed had been associated with North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus, a research and advanced technology community where university, industry, and government partners interact in multidisciplinary programs.

North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus is a research and advanced technology community where university, industry, and government partners interact in multidisciplinary programs. In 1984, 355 acres in west Raleigh was transferred to the University. The initial allotment was enlarged the following year by an additional 450 acres. The campus developed as a series of clusters with a mix of academic and private research buildings. In the early 1990s, the College of Textiles moved from the main North Carolina State University campus to Centennial land and the Engineering Graduate Research Center was established. The early 1990s also saw government tenants moving onto Centennial Campus. As of 2009 the Centennial Campus was home to 61 corporate and government partners as well as 73 NC State research centers, institutes, laboratories and department units. In 2004-2006 the NCSU Libraries conducted the Centennial Campus Documentation Project to acquire, preserve, and make accessible archival records documenting the history of Centennial Campus. As part of the project Libraries' staff conducted oral history interviews with key players in the campus's development.

Biographical/historical note

North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus is a research and advanced technology community where university, industry, and government partners interact in multidisciplinary programs.

In 1984 a portion of land in west Raleigh was transferred to the University. The initial allotment of 355 acres was enlarged the following year by an additional 450 acres. During the development stage, a planning committee was established to review proposals. Many ideas focused on the concept of the University building a "technopolis" where a combination of the university, corporations, and government agencies worked together.

The campus developed as a series of clusters with a mix of academic and private research buildings. In the early 1990s, the College of Textiles moved from the main campus to Centennial land and the Engineering Graduate Research Center was established. The early 1990s also saw government tenants moving onto Centennial Campus. As of 2009 the Centennial Campus was home to 61 corporate and government partners as well as 73 NC State research centers, institutes, laboratories and department units.

In 2004-2006 the NCSU Libraries conducted the Centennial Campus Documentation Project to acquire, preserve, and make accessible archival records documenting the history of Centennial Campus. As part of the project Libraries' staff conducted oral history interviews with key players in the campus's development.

Scope/content

This collection contains tapes, transcripts, and biographies for six interviews conducted in 2006 and 2007 by Chad Morgan from the NCSU Libraries staff. The people who were interviewed had been associated with North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus, a research and advanced technology community where university, industry, and government partners interact in multidisciplinary programs.

Physical description

6 oral histories; 6 transcripts

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

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], Centennial Campus Oral Histories, MC 00066, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Oral histories created by the NCSU Libraries, 2007 (Accessions 2007.0170 and 2013.0241)

Processing information

Processed by Aaron Cusick, August 2009; Encoded by Aaron Cusick, August 2009

Barnhardt, Bob 16 May 2006
Box 2; Half box 1, Folder 1
Leffler, Charles 15 August 2006
Half box 1, Folder 3; Box 2
Monteith, Larry 11 October 2006
Half box 1, Folder 4; Box 2
Place, Jaine 23 March 2006
Half box 1, Folder 5; Box 2
Winwood, David 14 July 2006
Half box 1, Folder 6; Box 2
Harris, Edwin F. "Abie" [transcript in hard copy only] 21 September 2007
Half box 1, Folder 2; Box 2

Access to the collection

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Centennial Campus Oral Histories, MC 00066, 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.