North Carolina State University, Committees, Harrelson Fund Committee Records 1960-2006

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North Carolina State University. Harrelson Fund Committee
Size
3.25 linear feet (6 archival boxes, 1 archival half box)
Call number
UA 022.026

The Harrelson Fund Committee Records contains minutes, correspondence, financial information, and annual reports documenting the activities of the Harrelson Fund Committee. There are also a large amount of documents related to the Harrelson Lectures, many of which document the planning and scheduling of lectures. Also included are texts of many of the lectures and faculty nominations for lecturers as well as promotional material such as flyers, posters, and brochures.

The Harrelson Fund Committee was established at North Carolina State College in 1961 to manage the funds of former Chancellor John W. Harrelson's endowment. Since the Committee's founding, they have aspired to use the funds in accordance with the priorities established in Harrelson's will: "lectures (first claim); books; works of art; appropriate markers for buildings named for persons." Accordingly, one of the most important functions of the Harrelson Committee has been to organize the annual Harrelson Lectures, where a well-known public or academic figure gives a series of talks at NCSU. As of 2011, the Harrelson Committee is still active and operates under the Office of the Provost.

Language

English

Biographical/historical note

The Harrelson Fund Committee was established at North Carolina State College in 1961 to manage the funds of former Chancellor John W. Harrelson's endowment. Since the Committee's founding, they have aspired to use the funds in accordance with the priorities established in Harrelson's will: "lectures (first claim); books; works of art; appropriate markers for buildings named for persons." They have paid special attention to what Harrelson identified as "two areas that have long been neglected at State College." First, "towards securing outstanding mathematical works for the library and distinguished scholars for visiting lectures." Second, "towards securing some paintings for certain areas of the campus, such as the library and the College Union." Accordingly, one of the most important functions of the Harrelson Committee has been to organize the annual Harrelson Lectures, where a well-known public or academic figure gives a series of talks at NCSU. As of 2011, the Harrelson Committee is still active and operates under the Office of the Provost.

Scope/content

The Harrelson Fund Committee Records contains minutes, correspondence, financial information, and annual reports documenting the activities of the Harrelson Fund Committee. There are also a large amount of documents related to the Harrelson Lectures, many of which document the planning and scheduling of lectures. Also included are texts of many of the lectures and faculty nominations for lecturers as well as promotional material such as flyers, posters, and brouchures.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

  • Series 1. General Records
  • Series 2. Harrelson Lectures

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Harrelson Fund Committee Records, UA 022.026, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Harrelson Fund Committee

Processing information

Processed by: Allyson Smally; machine-readable finding aid created by: Allyson Smally, April 2011.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Administrative Records 1960-2005 (UA 022.026 Series 1)

This series contains meeting minutes, correspondence, financial information, and annual reports from the Harrelson Fund Committee. It is arranged chronologically.

Harrelson Fund Committee 1960-1961
Box 1, Folder 1
Harrelson Fund Committee 1961-1962
Box 1, Folder 2
Harrelson Fund Committee (includes the booklet"Thirty-second Annual North Carolina Artists' Exhibition") 1961-1979
Box 1, Folder 3
Harrelson Fund Committee 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 4
Harrelson Fund Committee 1963-1964
Box 1, Folder 5
Harrelson Fund Committee 1964-1965
Box 1, Folder 6
Harrelson Fund Committee 1965-1966
Box 1, Folder 7
Harrelson Fund Committee 1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 8
Harrelson Fund Committee 1967-1968
Box 1, Folder 9
Harrelson Fund Committee (1 of 2) 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 10
Harrelson Fund Committee (2 of 2) 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 11
Harrelson Hall Plaque and Marker 1969
Box 1, Folder 12
Harrelson Fund Committee 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 13
Harrelson Fund Committee 1969-1976
Box 1, Folder 14
Harrelson Fund Committee 1970-1971
Box 2, Folder 1
Harrelson Fund Committee 1971-1972
Box 2, Folder 2
Harrelson Fund Committee 1972-1973
Box 2, Folder 3
Harrelson Fund Committee 1973-1974
Box 2, Folder 4
Harrelson Fund Committee 1974-1975
Box 2, Folder 5
Harrelson Fund Committee 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 6
Harrelson Fund Committee 1976-1977
Box 2, Folder 7
Harrelson Fund Committee 1979-1981
Box 2, Folder 8
Harrelson Fund Committee 1980-1983
Box 2, Folder 9
Harrelson Fund Committee 1984
Box 2, Folder 10
Harrelson Fund Committee 1985
Box 2, Folder 11
Harrelson Fund Committee 1986
Box 2, Folder 12
Harrelson Fund Committee 1987
Box 3, Folder 1
Harrelson Fund Committee 1988
Box 3, Folder 2
Harrelson Fund Committee 1989
Box 3, Folder 3
Harrelson Fund Committee 1991-1992
Box 3, Folder 4
Harrelson Fund Committee 1992-1993, 1997
Box 3, Folder 5
"A Preliminary History of Harrelson Fund Expenditures for Books" 1994
Box 3, Folder 6
Harrelson Fund Committee 1999-2000
Box 3, Folder 7
Harrelson Fund Committee 2001-2002
Box 3, Folder 8
Harrelson Fund Committee 2004-2005
Box 3, Folder 9
Harrelson Lectures 1961-2006 (UA 022.026 Series 2)

This series documents the lectures sponsored by the Harrelson Fund Committee and is arranged chronologically. It includes travel and financial information, contracts, and correspondence relating to the planning and scheduling of lectures. Also included are texts of many of the lectures and faculty nominations for lecturers. There is also promotional material such as flyers, posters, and brochures.

Adlai Stevenson 1961-1962
Box 3, Folder 10
Glenn Seaborg 1963-1964
Box 3, Folder 11
Nominations 1964-1965
Box 4, Folder 1
Nominations 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 2
Mark Kac 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 3
Roberto Burle Marx 1966-1967
Box 4, Folder 4
Nominations 1967-1968
Box 4, Folder 5
G. Ledyard Stebbins 1967-1968
Box 4, Folder 6
The Basis of Progressive Evolution , by G. Ledyard Stebbins (book based on his Harrelson lectures) 1969
Box 4, Folder 7
Nominations 1968-1969
Box 4, Folder 8
James Lowry Clifford 1968-1969
Box 4, Folder 9
From Puzzles to Portraits: Problems of a Literary Biographer , by James L. Clifford (book based on his Harrelson lectures) 1970
Box 4, Folder 10
Nominations 1969-1970
Box 4, Folder 11
Stanley A. Cain 1969-1970
Box 4, Folder 13
Nominations 1970-1971
Box 4, Folder 13
William O. Baker 1970-1971
Box 5, Folder 1
Nominations 1971-1972
Box 5, Folder 2
Nominations 1972-1973
Box 5, Folder 3
Nominations 1974-1975
Box 5, Folder 4
Nominations 1975-1976
Box 5, Folder 5
Aaron Copland 1975-1976
Box 5, Folder 6
Nominations 1976-1977
Box 5, Folder 7
Wilbur J. Cohen 1977-1978
Box 5, Folder 8
Herman Mark 1979-1980
Box 5, Folder 9
Theodore W. Schultz 1981, 1998 (Accession 2016.0016)
Half box 7, Folder 1
Jack Lenor Larsen 1982
Box 5, Folder 10
William E. Leuchtenburg 1983
Box 5, Folder 11
Nominations 1983-1985
Box 5, Folder 12
David Billington 1985
Box 5, Folder 13
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot 1986
Box 5, Folder 14
Nominations 1991-1992
Box 5, Folder 15
William W. Van Alstyne 1991-1992
Box 5, Folder 16
Nominations 1992-1993
Box 5, Folder 17
Thomas F. Malone 1992-1993
Box 5, Folder 18
Sheila Tobias 1993-1994
Box 6, Folder 1
Information about past Harrelson lecturers and topics 1995
Box 6, Folder 2
Julian Bond 1999
Box 6, Folder 3
Barry McCafferey (photographs) 2002
Box 6, Folder 4
Nina Totenberg 2003-2004
Box 6, Folder 5
Nina Totenberg - Technician article 2004
Box 6, Folder 6
Nominations 2004
Box 6, Folder 7
Edward Albee 2004-2005
Box 6, Folder 8
Leon Kass 2006
Box 6, Folder 9
Harrelson Lecture (Audio Tapes A and B) February 20, 2006
Box 6, Folder 10
Climate Change (Audio Tape 1 Lectures; Audio Tape 2 Q and A) March 19, 2007
Box 6, Folder 11

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Committees, Harrelson Fund Committee Records, UA 022.026, 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.