UA 023.005 Guide to the University Archives Photograph Collection, Campus Facilities and Views Photographs, 1889 - 1990s

Negatives, contact sheets, and a majority of the slides are located at the beginning of the subgroup. Photographic prints follow and are arranged according to the identification schema listed below. Slides depicting buildings and areas of campus that have been identified by name have been incorporated into this list. For the purposes of this finding aid, the collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the building, facility, or location. In cases where a facility is named for a person, the person’s last name is used for arrangement purposes. (D. H. Hill Library, for example, is alphabetized by “Hill.”) Please note that some facilities are arranged according to their former names, some according their later names, and some according to both.The organization schema includes the following categories:
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    [Box 69, Folder 1]
    Includes Vetville and Carter Finely, ca. 1985
    [Box 71, Folder 1]
    [Box 71, Folder 2]
    [Album 6]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 69, Folder 2]
    [Album 6]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 8]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 8]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 9]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 8]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 6]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 6]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 6]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 6]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 6]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 6]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 7]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 69, Folder 4]
    [Album 10]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 9]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 9]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 10]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 10]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 69, Folder 6]
    [Album 7]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 12]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 25]
    Slides.
    [Album 64]
    Includes images of the Memorial Bell Tower, campus entrance, and railroad.
    [Album 64]
    Includes images of University Plaza (also known as "The Brickyard").
    [Album 65]
    See also Railroad and Railroad Underpass.
    [Album 14]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 12]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 26]
    Slides.
    [Box 70, Folder 27]
    Slides from dedication ceremony.
    [Box 70, Folder 28]
    [Album 12]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 69, Folder 15]
    [Album 12]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 69, Folder 16]
    [Box 70, Folder 29]
    Slides.
    [Album 17]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 12]
    Interior images.
    [Album 12]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 17]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 69, Folder 17]
    [Album 65]
    [Album 12]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 8]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 13]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 18]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 12]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 51]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 19]
    Exterior and interior images. More dormitory images arranged according to the dormitories' specific names.
    [Album 19]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 20]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 22]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 20]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 20]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 21]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 21]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 21]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 69, Folder 23]
    [Album 24]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 24]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 23]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 23]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 25]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 26]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 23]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 27]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 28]
    Interior images.
    [Album 29]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 30]
    Slides.
    [Album 65]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 1]
    [Album 30]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 34]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 32]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 34]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 4]
    [Album 34]
    Exterior and interior images.
    One photograph was originally part of the Memorabilia Collection (UA 020), Accession 19XX.6.
    [Album 35]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 7]
    [Album 33]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 33]
    Interior images.
    [Album 37]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 37]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 38]
    See also Campus views, 1950s - 1960s.
    [Album 39]
    See also Campus views, 1950s - 1960s.
    [Album 40]
    See also Campus views, 1950s - 1960s.
    [Album 41]
    See also Campus views, 1950s - 1960s.
    [Album 36]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 36]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 42]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 36]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 43]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 44]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 44]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 44]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 45]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 45]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 45]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 46]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 10]
    [Album 46]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 11]
    [Album 47]
    See also Vetville.
    [Album 65]
    See also Campus Views, 1950s - 1960s.
    [Album 65]
    Includes photographic reproductions of prints, maps, drawings, and illustrations.
    [Album 49]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 50]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 51]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 51]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 13]
    [Box 70, Folder 14]
    [Album 47]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 47]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 15]
    [Box 70, Folder 16]
    [Album 47]
    Interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 17]
    [Album 53]
    Exterior and interior images. See also Watauga Bookshop.
    [Album 48]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 56]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 57]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 20]
    [Box 70, Folder 31]
    Slides.
    [Album 54]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 54]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 57]
    Includes post World War II views of Quonset Court and Barracks Square.
    [Box 70, Folder 21]
    [Album 57]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 57]
    Exterior images. See also Quonset Huts.
    [Album 57]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 57]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 57]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 53]
    See also Student Supply Store.
    [Album 57]
    Exterior images.
    [Album 55]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 22]
    [Album 55]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 58]
    Exterior and interior images.
    [Album 58]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 23]
    [Album 55]
    Exterior images.
    [Box 70, Folder 32]
    Slides.
    [Box 70, Folder 24]
    [Box 70, Folder 33]
    Slides.
    [Box 66]
    [Box 67]

    Creator

    North Carolina State University. University Archives.

    Quantity

    21.55 Linear feet

    General Physical Description note

    60 albums, 5 archival boxes, 2 half boxes, and 2 card boxes

    Location

    For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff external link.

    Language

    English

    Acquisitions Information

    This collection was created by the University Archives from a variety of sources.

    Processing

    Processed by: Jennifer McElroy; machine-readable finding aid created by: Jennifer McElroy, 2007. Updated by Stephanie Barnwell, January 2012.

    Revised

    2012 January, Updated to include boxes 69, 70 and 71

    Scope and Content Note

    The bulk of this records subgroup consists of black-and-white photographic prints that document the history of North Carolina State University’s physical campus and facilities from 1889 to the 1990s, but it also contains related color prints, negatives, contact prints, contact sheets, and slides. The images show interior and exterior views of buildings, outdoor facilities and constructed items, general campus views, views of the surrounding area, and aerial photographs. In addition, the photographs in this subgroup illustrate people, events, and activities related to the facilities and areas of campus they picture. This includes construction, renovations, beautification projects, groundbreakings, and dedication ceremonies. Some images demonstrate damage to or destruction of buildings, architectural and decorative details, and the moving of departments or items from one building to another. This subgroup also contains photographic copies of three-dimensional architectural models, architectural plans, artists renderings, sketches, floor plans, and maps.

    Historical Note

    In 1887, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation creating the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, a land-grant institution to provide education, research, and extension services to the state. When the College opened in 1889, it consisted of a 62-acres site with one building. This building, the original Main Building (later renamed Holladay Hall), housed all of the college’s activities during its first year: kitchen, dining-hall, shop, and gym in the basement; offices, classrooms, and library on the first floor; and dormitory facilities on the second and third floors. In the following decade, a number of new buildings were built, including a Mechanical Building, Watauga Hall, Primrose Hall, four dormitories, an infirmary, and several farm and dairy buildings.

    As the university’s enrollment continued to grow throughout the twentieth century, more land was acquired and more buildings and facilities were constructed. By the 1980s, however, the main campus was running out of space. In 1984 and 1985, Governors James B. Hunt and James G. Martin transferred parcels of undeveloped land from the Dorthea Dix hospital property to North Carolina State University, forming the basis for NCSU’s Centennial Campus. With later land acquisitions, this area totals approximately 1,000 acres of land and is larger than the main campus.

    As of 2007, the University’s Raleigh campus consists of approximately 2,100 acres of land. Its hundreds of buildings house more than eight million square feet of built space and accommodate a community of over 31,000 students and faculty.

    For more information about the history of the University's campus and facilities, please see the Historical Sketch of North Carolina State University external link or the Facilities Division's Campus History external link. For more information specifically related to Centennial Campus, please see the Centennial Campus Documentation Project. external link

    Alternate Form of Material

    Digital copies of many photographs are available online external link.

    Access to Collection

    This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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    Special Collections Research Center
    Box 7111
    Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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    (919) 513-1787

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, Campus Facilities and Views, UA 023.005, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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