Gertrude Cox Letters to Julie McVay 1963-1971

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Cox, Gertrude M.
Size
0.05 linear feet (1 folder)
Call number
MSS 00418
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A thank-you letter, 1963; a Christmas card with a long note, 1970; and a letter, 1971, from Gertrude Cox to Julie McVay. The Christmas card included a report on Cox's activities from December 1969 to November 1970, including trips to Egypt, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, and across the United States. It also expressed her appreciation for N.C. State University's celebration of Gertrude Cox Day and the dedication of Cox Hall, which was named for her. The card was written on the eve of Cox's departure for Bangkok, where she planned to stay for six months. The letter, 3 February 1971, was written from Bangkok and reported on Cox's three months of giving seminars for Animal Science staff, consulting with Rice Institute staff, and working with the medical school at Mahidol University. It ended with a personal note expressing concern for a mutual friend.

Gertrude Mary Cox (1900-1978) served as head of the Statistics Department at North Carolina State College from 1940 to 1949. She played an important role in founding the Research Triangle Institute in 1959 and held the position of Director, Statistics Research Division, at the Institute from 1959 until 1964. In 1949 Cox became the first woman elected into the International Statistical Institute. In 1956 she was elected President of the American Statistical Association and in 1975 she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Julie McVay was a mathematics instructor and then faculty member in counseling education at North Carolina State University. McVay's husband Francis E. McVay taught statistics at NC State and was a protégé of Gertrude Cox.

Biographical/historical note

Gertrude Mary Cox (1900-1978) served as head of the Statistics Department at North Carolina State College from 1940 to 1949. She played an important role in founding the Research Triangle Institute in 1959 and held the position of Director, Statistics Research Division, at the Institute from 1959 until 1964. In 1949 Cox became the first woman elected into the International Statistical Institute. In 1956 she was elected President of the American Statistical Association and in 1975 she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Julie McVay was a mathematics instructor and then faculty member in counseling education at North Carolina State University. McVay's husband Francis E. McVay taught statistics at NC State and was a protégé of Gertrude Cox.

Scope/content

A thank-you letter, 1963; a Christmas card with a long note, 1970; and a letter, 1971, from Gertrude Cox to Julie McVay. The Christmas card included a report on Cox's activities from December 1969 to November 1970, including trips to Egypt, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, and across the United States. It also expressed her appreciation for N.C. State University's celebration of Gertrude Cox Day and the dedication of Cox Hall, which was named for her. The card was written on the eve of Cox's departure for Bangkok, where she planned to stay for six months. The letter, 3 February 1971, was written from Bangkok and reported on Cox's three months of giving seminars for Animal Science staff, consulting with Rice Institute staff, and working with the medical school at Mahidol University. It ended with a personal note expressing concern for a mutual friend.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gertrude Cox Letters to Julie McVay, MSS 00418, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Gift of Julie McVay, 2017 October (Accession no. 2017.0293)

Processing information

Processed by Linda Sellars, 2017 November.

Letters 1963-1971
Legal box MSS 10, Folder 418-1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gertrude Cox Letters to Julie McVay, MSS 00418, 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.