William C. Friday Papers circa 1940-2012

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Friday, William C. (William Clyde)
Size
7 linear feet (3 archival boxes, 4 archival flat boxes); 817 megabytes
Call number
MC 00205

Photographs, speeches, correspondence, awards and other items chiefly documenting William C. Friday's activities at or related to North Carolina State University, including his year as senior class president and honors as alumnus of the University's College of Textiles. Included in the collection are Friday's United States Navy uniform and his academic garb.

William C. Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina System, 1956-1986. Friday served as chairman of numerous national panels including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the American Council on Education, President Johnson’s Task Force on Education, President Carter’s Task Force on Education, the American Council on Education and the Knight Foundation National Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Friday graduated from North Carolina State College in 1941 with a degree in textile engineering. At State College, he was sports editor of the student newspaper and president of the senior class. Friday served in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II and earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School in 1948.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

William C. Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina System, 1956-1986. Friday served as chairman of numerous national panels including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the American Council on Education, President Johnson’s Task Force on Education, President Carter’s Task Force on Education, the American Council on Education and the Knight Foundation National Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Friday graduated from North Carolina State College in 1941 with a degree in textile engineering. At State College, he was sports editor of the student newspaper and president of the senior class. Friday served in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II and earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School in 1948.

Friday began his career in college administration as the assistant to the Dean of Students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In 1956, Friday became president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina and subsequently the University of North Carolina System. Friday's presidency lasted thirty years, and he oversaw the expansion of the state university system from three campuses to sixteen. Friday served as chairman of numerous national panels including the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the American Council on Education, President Johnson’s Task Force on Education, President Carter’s Task Force on Education, the American Council on Education and the Knight Foundation National Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Following his resignation from the University of North Carolina System in 1986, William C. Friday accepted a position as president of the William R. Kenan, Jr., Fund. After two years, Friday became executive director of the William R. Kenan, Jr., Charitable Trust, guiding the philanthropy's support of educational endeavors. In 1999, Friday retired from public service.

William Clyde Friday was born on 13 July 1920 to David Lathan and Mary Elizabeth Rowan Friday in Raphine, Virginia. He grew up in Dallas, North Carolina, in Gaston County. On 13 May 1942, Friday married Ida Howell. They had three daughters: Frances, Mary, and Betsy. Friday died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on 12 October 2012.

Scope/content

Photographs, speeches, correspondence, awards and other items chiefly documenting William C. Friday's activities at or related to North Carolina State University, including his year as senior class president and honors as alumnus of the University's College of Textiles. Included in the collection are Friday's United States Navy uniform and his academic garb.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material.

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], William C. Friday Papers, MC 00205, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Received, November 2012 (Accession no. 2012.0282) and December 2012 (Accession no. 2012.0310).

Processing information

Processed by Linda Sellars, 2013 February; Digital materials processed by Cathy Dorin-Black, 2016 October; Digital materials processed by Jessica Rayman, 2016 October

Alumni News 1941, 1942
Box 1, Folder 1
Bill Friday Remembers NC State [DVD] 2009 (Acc. 2012.0310)
Size: 1 DVD-R optical disc; 6 files; 692 megabytes
Box 1, Folder 2
Campaign for NC State [DVD] between 2000 and 2008? (Acc. 2012.0310)
Box 1, Folder 3
Century of Progress: The Textile Program, North Carolina State University, 1899-1999 2001 (Acc. 2012.0310)
Legal box 7, Folder 1
Certificates 1990, 2008
Flat box 2
Clippings 1941, 1991, 2010
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1941
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence [1957?], 2002-2012
Box 1, Folder 6
History of Music at North Carolina State University 2001 (Acc. 2012.0310)
Legal box 7, Folder 2
Inauguration of William Clyde Friday as President of the Consolidated University of North Carolina, Raleigh, May Eighth Nineteen Fifty-Seven, Program 1957 (Acc. 2012.0310)
Legal box 7, Folder 3
North Carolina State University: A Bridge to the Future 2003
Legal box 7, Folder 4
North Carolina State University Alumni Association Pin undated (Acc. 2012.0310)
Legal box 7, Folder 6
A King's Legacy: The Clyde King Story 1999 (Acc. 2012.0310)

Autobiography of baseball player Clyde King, inscribed with message to Bill Friday by Clyde King, 22 October 1999.

Box 1, Folder 7
North Carolina State Alumni Magazine September 1984
Box 1, Folder 8
NC State: The Alumni Magazine of NC State University Spring 2003
Box 1, Folder 9
N.C. State versus University of North Carolina, Carter Finley Stadium, Program 19 October 1985
Box 1, Folder 10
North Carolina State University, College of Textiles Distinguished Alumnus of 2007 Award 2007 November
Box 3
North Carolina State University, College of Textiles Distinguished Alumnus Award Citation and Photograph 2007 November
Flat box 4
"Out of Some Came Greatness: The Contributions of William 'Bill' Friday to Sport in North Carolina and the United States" / [by Ronald W. Hyatt] [2003]
Box 1, Folder 11
Photograph [circa 1940] (Acc. 2012.0310)
Photographs 1941
Box 1, Folder 13
Photographs 2008, [2010?]
Box 1, Folder 14
Photographs [CD] (Accession 2014.0033)
Size: 125 megabytes; 1 CD-R optical disc; 27 files

These files were originally received on a CD. The CD is not available for patron use. Copies of files from this CD are available upon request.

Half box 8, Folder 1
Speeches 1941, 2001-2010
Box 1, Folder 15
The Textile Heritage of Gaston County North Carolina, 1848-2000 2001 (Ac. 2012.0310)

Inscribed with note to William C. Friday by author Robert A. Ragan, 27 May 2002.

Legal box 7, Folder 5
Transcript [photostatic copy] 1946 (Acc. 2012.0310)

Academic record of William Clyde Friday at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, School of Textiles.

Box 1, Folder 16
Transformations: The Frank Thompson Building [DVD] [2009?] (Acc. 2012.0310)
Box 1, Folder 17
William C. Friday Endowment 1990
Box 1, Folder 18
"Wolftext: Alumni Newsletter of the College of Textiles" Winter 2008
Box 1, Folder 19
Navy Uniform
Oversize flat box 5
Academic Garb
Oversize flat box 6

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William C. Friday Papers, MC 00205, 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.