NCSU Libraries Oral Histories about the James B. Hunt Jr. Library 2008-2015

Creator
North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
Size
13000 megabytes
Call number
MC 00200
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks.

The NCSU Libraries Oral Histories about the James B. Hunt Jr. Library (2008-2015) contains oral history interviews on the design and construction of the Hunt Library. The people interviewed were staff from the NCSU Libraries, the University Architect from NC State University, and designers from the architectural firms. NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center staff conducted the interviews. Interviews conducted in 2008 and 2009 exist only in audio format (WAV); those from 2015 in video and audio formats (MOV and WAV). Written transcripts (PDF format) also exist for these interviews.

Designed to be a major competitive advantage for the university, the Hunt Library is a signature building that both enables and reflects NC State’s vision as a preeminent technological research university recognized for its innovative education and research addressing the grand challenges of society. Its bold design is a visual statement of its bold purpose: to be a place not of the past but of the future, a place where students, faculty, and partners can gather to research, learn, experiment, collaborate, and strengthen NC State’s long tradition of leading transformative change.

Biographical/historical note

Designed to be a major competitive advantage for the university, the Hunt Library is a signature building that both enables and reflects NC State’s vision as a preeminent technological research university recognized for its innovative education and research addressing the grand challenges of society. Its bold design is a visual statement of its bold purpose: to be a place not of the past but of the future, a place where students, faculty, and partners can gather to research, learn, experiment, collaborate, and strengthen NC State’s long tradition of leading transformative change.

2008
Design process began, architectural firms PBC+L and Snohetta selected
2009 October 23
Official Groundbreaking Ceremony
2010 January
Library building foundation construction began
2012 September
Construction completed
2013 January 2
Hunt Library Opening
2013 April 3
Official dedication of the Hunt Library

Scope/content

The NCSU Libraries Oral Histories about the James B. Hunt Jr. Library (2008-2015) contains oral history interviews on the design and construction of the Hunt Library. The people interviewed were staff from the NCSU Libraries, the University Architect from NC State University, and designers from the architectural firms. NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center staff conducted the interviews. Interviews conducted in 2008 and 2009 exist only in audio format (WAV); those from 2015 in video and audio formats (MOV and WAV). Written transcripts (PDF format) also exist for these interviews.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by last name of interviewee

Use of these materials

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], NCSU Libraries Oral Histories about the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, MC 00200, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Processing information

Processed by Todd Kosmerick and Virginia Ferris, 2015-2016; machine-readable finding aid by: Todd Kosmerick, 2016 March; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2016 April, and Todd Kosmerick, 2016 Oct.

Cease, Clymer (PBC+L) 2009 November 12
Size: 93 Kilobytes; 1 file

Transcript and audio available upon request.

Cease, Clymer (PBC+L) 7 July 2015
Size: 3 files; 2.2 gigabytes
Deaton, Patrick (NCSU Libraries) 20 July 2015
Size: 3 files; 4 gigabytes
Dykers, Craig, and Elaine Molinar (Snohetta) 2008 September 30
Dykers, Craig, and Elaine Molinar (Snohetta) 2009 October 23
Size: 112 Kilobytes; 1 file

Transcript and audio available upon request.

Emery, Gwen (NCSU Libraries) 22 June 2015
Size: 3 files; 3.6 gigabytes
Frances, Donna (PBC+L) 2009 November 12
Size: 98 Kilobytes; 1 file

Transcript and audio available upon request.

Johnson, Lisa (University Architect, NC State) 1 December 2015
Size: 2 files; 3.7 gigabytes

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of unrestricted digital files will be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request. Access will be provided to use copies of unrestricted digital files rather than carrier media, such as CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks.

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

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], NCSU Libraries Oral Histories about the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, MC 00200, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

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.