University Archives Photograph Collection, Alumni Association Photographs 1935-1998

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Size
1.5 linear feet (3 archival boxes)
Call number
UA 023.003

The photographs in the Alumni Association subgroup of the University Archives Photograph Collection document the organization's various activities and programs, including awards, scholarships, fundraising, alumni weekends, and homecoming. Homecoming photographs include tailgates, parades and floats, pep rallies, and homecoming queens and contestants. Photographs in this subgroup range in date from the 1930s to the late 1990s, the majority are from the 1950s through the 1970s and 1990s. The majority of photographs in the subgroup are in black-and-white.

The Alumni Association of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanics Arts (North Carolina State University) was organized in June 1895, two years after the graduation of the first class. The association has worked from those earliest days to anticipate and fulfill the needs of the university. In 1987, as the university celebrated its centennial anniversary, the Alumni Association sponsored construction of the Alumni Centennial Gateway on Western Boulevard. The Alumni Association hosts various events including Homecoming, Legacy Luncheons, and Class Reunions. The mission of the NC State Alumni Association is to engage alumni and friends through programs and services that foster pride and enhance a lifelong connection to NC State.

Biographical/historical note

The Alumni Association of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanics Arts (North Carolina State University) was organized in June 1895, two years after the graduation of the first class. The association has worked from those earliest days to anticipate and fulfill the needs of the university. In 1919, the Alumni Association launched plans to build a memorial to alumni who had died in World War I. The cornerstone for the Bell Tower was laid in 1921, but war and fund-raising lulls delayed its completion and dedication until 1949. Meanwhile, the association supported NC State in other ways. In the 1920s, it operated the first Student Cooperative Supply Store and promoted construction of the campus radio station, gymnasium and a library befitting “an institution of our proportions.” NC State Alumni News came out in the 1930s as the association expanded its alumni publication, created in 1917. In 1942, the association helped incorporate the NC State College Foundation, the first official organization for receiving and administering gifts and bequests. Its early activities included construction of Owen and Tucker dormitories to accommodate the GIs returning from World War II. In the 1960s, working through the association, alumni actively opposed proposals to change the name of the university to UNC-Raleigh.

In the 1970s, the association established the university’s first unrestricted merit scholarship program, the John T. Caldwell Merit Scholarship Program. In the 1980s and 1990s, the association expanded its services to reflect the land-grant mission of the university specifically with awards to faculty who have merited recognition for outstanding teaching, research and extension. In 1987, as the university celebrated its centennial anniversary, the Alumni Association sponsored construction of the Alumni Centennial Gateway on Western Boulevard. The gateway was officially dedicated in 1992 at Alumni Weekend. In September 2006, the Alumni Association moved into the Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center, built on the southern shore of Centennial Campus’s Lake Raleigh. The Park Alumni Center is the realization of a 20-year dream and a point of pride for generations of NC State alumni and friends as return they to campus to celebrate happy occasions. It’s a $25 million, 60,000-square-foot home for alumni, built by alumni. The Alumni Association also hosts various events including Homecoming, Legacy Luncheons, and Class Reunions. The mission of the NC State Alumni Association is to engage alumni and friends through programs and services that foster pride and enhance a lifelong connection to NC State.

Scope/content

The photographs in the Alumni Association subgroup of the University Archives Photograph Collection document the organization's various activities and programs, including awards, scholarships, fundraising, alumni weekends, and homecoming. Homecoming photographs include tailgates, parades and floats, pep rallies, and homecoming queens and contestants. Photographs in this subgroup range in date from the 1930s to the late 1990s, the majority are from the 1950s through the 1970s and 1990s. The majority of photographs in the subgroup are in black-and-white.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series: General, Negatives, Proofs, Administration and staff, Groups and clubs, Homecomeing weekend, Fundraising, Events, Alumni Weekend, and Programs and services. The arrangement of series is based on a preexisting numerical classification system. The gaps in series numbers do not reflect missing items. Not all collections contain images for which there is a series name.

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], University Archives Photograph Collection, Alumni Association Photographs, UA 023.003, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University Alumni Association.

Processing information

Processed by Aaron Cusick, 2008 December

Encoded by Aaron Cusick, 2008 December

Alumni Association. General (UA 023.003 Series 000)

Alumni
Box 1, Folder 1
Alumni Gateway 1992
Box 1, Folder 2
Alumni
Box 1, Folder 3
Alumni
Box 1, Folder 4
Alumni
Box 1, Folder 5
Alumni Association. Negatives (UA 023.003 Series 001)

Centennial Christmas 1986
Box 1, Folder 6
Negatives undated
Box 1, Folder 26
Alumni Association. Administrators and staff (UA 023.003 Series 010)

Alumni Association. Awards (UA 023.003 Series 020)

Alumni Association. Scholarships (UA 021.003 Series 021)

Loyalty Fund
NCSU Scholarship Winner 1959
Box 1, Folder 10
Alumni Association. Groups and clubs (UA 021.003 Series 030)

Schenectady NY Area Alumni Meeting 1955
Box 1, Folder 11
Homecoming weekend. General (UA 023.003 Series 040)

Homecoming
Box 1, Folder 12
Miscellaneous
Box 1, Folder 13
Homecoming 1997
Box 1, Folder 14
Photos of student and his date on Homecoming 1958
Box 1, Folder 15
Homecoming weekend.Tailgating (UA 023.003 Series 041)

Tailgate shots
Box 1, Folder 16
Tailgate shots
Box 1, Folder 17
Engineering Tailgate
Box 1, Folder 18
Young Alumni Tailgate
Box 1, Folder 19
Tailgates, fall 1997
Box 1, Folder 20
Homecoming weekend. Parades and floats (UA 023.003 Series 042)

Miscellaneous Parades
Box 1, Folder 22
Parade 1958-11-01
Box 1, Folder 23
Homecoming weekend. Banners and signs (UA 023.003 Series 043)

Miscellaneous Banners and Signs
Homecoming weekend. Pep rallies (UA 023.003 Series 044)

Pep Rallies
Box 1, Folder 25
Pep Rallies
Box 2, Folder 1
Homecoming queens and contestants (UA 023.003 Series 045)

Miscellaneous Queens and Contestants 1960s-1980s
Box 2, Folder 2
Miscellaneous Queens and Contestants 1960s-1970s
Alumni Association. Fundraising (UA 023.003Series 050)

Lifetime Giving 1996
Box 2, Folder 4
Alumni Association. Events (UA 023.003 Series 060)

People, Groups, Gatherings
Chancellor's Circle Weekend
Box 2, Folder 6
Alumni Events 1993-1994
Box 2, Folder 7
Miscellaneous Events 1970s
Box 2, Folder 8
Caldwell Luncheon 1998
Box 2, Folder 9
Reunions 1993
Box 2, Folder 10
Legacy Luncheon 1997
Box 2, Folder 11
Young Alumni 1996
Box 2, Folder 12
Young Alumni 1997
Box 2, Folder 13
Alumni Weekend (UA 023 Series 061)

Alumni Weekend 1941-1952
Box 2, Folder 17
Alumni Weekend 1953
Box 2, Folder 18
Alumni Weekend 1954-1955
Box 2, Folder 19
Alumni Weekend 1956
Box 3, Folder 1
Alumni Weekend 1957
Box 3, Folder 2
Alumni Weekend 1959
Box 3, Folder 3
Alumni Weekend 1960
Box 3, Folder 4
Alumni Weekend 1962
Box 3, Folder 5
Alumni Weekend 1964
Box 3, Folder 6
Alumni Weekend and Pop Taylor Dinner 1965
Box 3, Folder 7
Alumni Weekend 1966
Box 3, Folder 8
Alumni Weekend 1967
Box 3, Folder 9
Alumni Weekend 1968
Box 3, Folder 10
Alumni Weekend 1969
Box 3, Folder 11
Alumni Weekend 1970
Box 3, Folder 12
Alumni Weekend 1971
Box 3, Folder 13
Alumni Weekend 1972
Box 3, Folder 14
Alumni Weekend 1973
Box 3, Folder 15
Alumni Weekend 1974
Box 3, Folder 16
Alumni Weekend 1978
Box 3, Folder 17
Alumni Weekend 1980
Box 3, Folder 18
Alumni Weekend 1981
Box 3, Folder 19
Alumni Weekend 1982
Box 3, Folder 20
Alumni Weekend 1984
Box 3, Folder 21
Alumni Weekend undated
Box 3, Folder 22
Alumni Association. Programs and services (UA 023.003 Series 070)

Stately Ladies 1983-1984
Box 2, Folder 14
European Tour 1974-1975
Box 2, Folder 15

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, Alumni Association Photographs, UA 023.003, 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.