News Stories By Todd Kosmerick

Professor Guy Owen, author of the Ballad of the Flim Flam Man

Fabulous 50: The Flim-Flam Man

(This posting of Special Collections News is co-written with Taylor Wolford, who has interned this past semester in Special Collections.   She is an English major interested in a career in archives and special collections libraries.)

Fifty years ago the movie... more

Happy Anniversary, Nubian Message!

Today the Nubian Message celebrates 25 years of publishing on the NC State campus.  In the... more

The 1967-1968 men's freshmen basketball team was the first at NC State with African American players.  William Cooper is first from right in the front row.  Al Heartley is second from left in the middle row.

Fabulous 50: First African American Men's Basketball Players

NC State’s first African American men’s basketball players were Al Heartley and William Cooper, who joined the freshman team in the fall of 1967.  The next year... more

A patriotic sheep display in a Raleigh bank, 23 May 1918, one of several NC Agricultural Extension Service promotions during World War I.

Agricultural Patriotism During World War I

Introduction

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of U.S. participation in World War I, Special Collections continues its examination of the impact that the war had on NC State students, faculty, and... more

Wonderful 100: NC State Alumni Magazine

On 1 November 1917, NC State first published Alumni News, a newsletter informing alumni about the current activities of the college and sharing information about alumni. The earliest issues were... more

Free Expression Tunnel, 2003.  Photo by Ed Funkhouser.

Fabulous 50: Free Expression Tunnel

On 25 October 1967, Student Government at NC State passed a "student visual expression" bill to allow students to paint in... more

Wonderful 100: First Dean at NC State

In 1917, NC State created the first dean position at the college:... more

Stanley G. Stephens, Professor of Genetics

Fabulous 50: 1st National Academy Member

Fifty years ago Stanley George Stephens (1911-1986) became the... more

Polk Hall

Fabulous 50: First African American PhD

Stephen (Steve) Benton Latimer (1928-2003) was the first African-American at NC State to earn a doctoral degree (PhD), in 1967. A graduate student in the Department of Animal Science (in Polk Hall), his... more

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