Ronald C. Wimberley Papers 1967-2010

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Wimberley, Ronald C.
Size
85.35 linear feet (88 boxes, 3 half boxes, 1 legal box, 16 cartons, 3 tubes)
Call number
MC 00427

Dr. Ronald C. Wimberley was born in 1943 and died on July 26, 2011. He was the William Neal Reynolds professor of sociology and a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty for 40 years at N.C. State University.

This collection contains research notes, conferences attended, research data collected, surveys, correspondence, presentations and other materials related to Ronald C. Wimberley's professional work.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

Dr. Ronald C. Wimberley was born in 1943 and died on July 26, 2011. He was the William Neal Reynolds professor of sociology and a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty for 40 years at N.C. State University.

In 1971, Dr. Wimberley joined the N.C. State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, faculty as an instructor and in 1972 he was named assistant professor. Also, in 1972, he earned his doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee. He served as head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at N.C. State University from 1981 to 1985 and was named a William Neal Reynolds professor in 1996.

Dr. Wimberley was well known for his 1997 book, titled "The Southern Black Belt: A National Perspective" that researched and described the sociological factors that impacted living conditions in the 11-state rural Black Belt South.

In addition to this research, Wimberley also headed a team of U.S. and Russian scientists that provided recommendations for privatization of Russian land and communities in 1994.

In April 2011, the Southern Sociological Society named Dr. Wimberley as the 2011-2012 winner of their Roll of Honor Award, the highest recognition given by the society.

Scope/content

This collection contains research notes, conferences attended, research data collected, surveys, correspondence, presentations and other materials related to Ronald C. Wimberley's professional work.

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into five series that have been processed and one additional series that has not yet been processed:

  • Research Files
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  • The Southern Black Belt Files
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  • Office Records
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  • Census Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics Records
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  • Digital Media
. Within the processed series, items are physically arranged in their original order and listed alphabetically. All of the processed series overlap with one another. For example, although there was an attempt to separate the other types of research Wimberley conducted from his research on the Southern Black Belt, some of the files overlap in a way that made separating them arbitrary. Likewise, some of his work with the Census Advisory Committee on Agricultural Statistics Records is related to his research and, of course, much of the Office Records files reflect his research and committee activities.

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], Ronald C. Wimberley Papers, MC 00427, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Technical requirements

Parts of this collection are restricted, please consult Special Collections staff, otherwise this collection is open. Please 48 hours advance notice for access.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Carolyn Richardson 2011 August (accession no. 2011.0198); Gift of Ronald C. Wimberley 2011 October (accession no. 2011.0235); 2011 November (accession no. 2011.0268); Gift of Dale Wimberley 2012 January (Accession no. 2012.0045) and 2013 February (Accession no. 2013.0040), 2013 September (Accession no. 2013.0236), and 2018 April (Accession no. 2018.0135)

Processing information

Finding aid created by Judy Allen Dodson, October 2011; updated by Judy Allen Dodson, November 2011; updated by Jennifer Baker 2012 February; processed by Meaghan Lanier, 2013 May; processed by Lori E. Harris, 2013 May; updated by Gwynn Thayer 2013 October; updated by Todd Kosmerick, 2018 April.

Access to the collection

This 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 to digital files may require additional advanced notice.

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Mailing address:
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ronald C. Wimberley Papers, MC 00427, 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.