main news rss feed A feed of the latest News Stories from The NC State University Libraries https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/category/main-news en Summertime is workshop time! ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">Whether you want to learn to use a 3D printer, clean or visualize your data, or try your hand at DJing, the Libraries offers a wealth of free workshops all summer long. Sign up for our email updates and register for all our workshops <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/upcoming">online</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Check out our schedule of workshops throughout the summer session in the following categories:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/category/data-and-visualization">Data and Visualization</a>—learn R, Tableau, and qualitative data analysis</li> <li><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/category/digital-media">Digital Media</a>—get oriented in our Digital Media Labs</li> <li><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/category/makerspace">Makerspace</a>—get acquainted with 3D printing, circuits, sewing, and lots more</li> <li><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/series/peer-scholars">Peer Scholars</a>—learn research skills from postdocs and grad student instructors</li> <li><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/category/research-strategy">Research Strategy</a>—improve your literature reviews and data cleaning</li> <li><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/category/state-of-sound">State of Sound</a>—lay down some tracks in our Music Rooms</li> <li><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/workshops/category/virtual-and-augmented-reality">Virtual and Augmented Reality</a>—take a 3D scan or play in VR</li> </ul> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/summertime-workshop-time Wed, 22 May 2019 09:56:30 EST 54047 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: the George Matsumoto Papers ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr"><em>Blog post contributed by Taylor Wolford&nbsp;and Phillip MacDonald, Library Associates</em></p> <p dir="ltr">In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Special Collections Research Center joins other institutions in paying tribute to the lived experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Curating and acquiring diverse collections are priorities for Special Collections, and several of our collections illustrate how underrepresented groups have enriched America’s history.</p> <p dir="ltr">Currently, Special Collections is in the final stages of processing additions to the<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00042"> George Matsumoto Papers</a>&nbsp;(MC 00042). Matsumoto was a Japanese-American architect and design professor at NC State University, and he is internationally recognized for his contributions to modernist architecture. During his time at the NC State University <a href="https://design.ncsu.edu/">School of Design</a> between 1948 and 1961, he won more than thirty awards for work on residential projects. His presence on campus is still visible today, as he designed an addition to Brooks Hall, the West Wing of D. H. Hill Library, and several fraternity houses.</p> <p dir="ltr"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/../../collections/uv-3.0.30/uv.html#?manifest=https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0001667/manifest&amp;c=0&amp;m=0&amp;s=0&amp;cv=0&amp;config=/collections/uv_config.json&amp;locales=en-GB:English (GB),cy-GB:Cymraeg,fr-FR:Français (FR),sv-SE:Svenska,xx-XX:English (GB) (xx-XX)&amp;xywh=151,844,4904,2638&amp;r=0" width="800"></iframe><a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0001667#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=151%2C844%2C4904%2C2638">Brooks Hall Addition</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Matsumoto was witness to countless social movements and injustices as a Japanese-American during World War II, and later as a resident of the South. He attended the University of California at Berkeley for architecture in the 1940s, but his education was disrupted by the relocation of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Following Executive Order 9066 enacted by President Franklin Roosevelt, the American government sent Matsumoto to the Poston War Relocation Center in Arizona, along with his family and thousands of other Asian Americans. Despite forced internment and racial discrimination, Matsumoto completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri,&nbsp;and established a reputation as a leader of modernist architecture in the following decades.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="600" src="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/../../collections/uv-3.0.30/uv.html#?manifest=https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/mc00042-005-ff0042-000-001_0001/manifest&amp;c=0&amp;m=0&amp;s=0&amp;cv=0&amp;config=/collections/uv_config.json&amp;locales=en-GB:English (GB),cy-GB:Cymraeg,fr-FR:Français (FR),sv-SE:Svenska,xx-XX:English (GB) (xx-XX)&amp;xywh=591,601,3035,1588&amp;r=0" width="800"></iframe><a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/mc00042-005-ff0042-000-001_0001#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=512%2C536%2C3191%2C1717">IBM Corp. Office Building (Winston-Salem, N.C.)</a></p> <p dir="ltr">Special Collections currently houses the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00042">George Matsumoto Papers</a>, which includes related materials, such as blueprints, sketches, photographs, publications, and correspondence. We also house several oral history tapes interviewing Matsumoto about his career and personal life. For more information about Asian American history on campus, the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00449">North Carolina State University Oral Histories Collection </a>(MC 00449) contains institutional histories from figures such as <a href="https://www.ccee.ncsu.edu/people/zia/">Paul Zia</a>, one of the first Asian American professors in the College of Engineering. Additionally, Special Collections retains materials related to Asian American organizations on campus, such as the Asian Cultural Dance Team, the <a href="https://getinvolved.ncsu.edu/organization/ASA">Asian Student Association</a>, and Asian Fraternities in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/ua016_059/contents">Student Organization Resource Center Records (</a>UA 016.059).&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">For more resources regarding Asian American history&nbsp;and related&nbsp;topics, search our&nbsp;<a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/">digitized collections</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/">archival collection guides</a>. Research questions and/or requests for materials can be sent in using the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">Special Collections Request Form</a>.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/asian-pacific-american-heritage-month-george-matsumoto-papers Tue, 21 May 2019 12:06:47 EST 53907 Foodie Friday: Strawberries ![CDATA[<p>I bought strawberries at the farmers market last weekend, and they were good!&nbsp; I generally eat them fresh, but they reminded me of my mother's strawberry jam.&nbsp; I found this hundred-year-old recipe for jam in the <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog?_=1558032145633&amp;f%5Bispartof_facet%5D%5B%5D=Extension+Farm-News"><em>Extension Farm-News</em></a>, an early publication of North Carolina Cooperative Extension.&nbsp; The <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S1E9-v4n15-1918-05-18#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-3740%2C0%2C11395%2C5792">issue dated 18 May 1918</a> included a recipe from <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/special-collections/jane-s-mckimmon-papers-">Jane McKimmon</a>, an Extension leader and namesake for the McKimmon Center on the NC State campus.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S1E9-v4n15-1918-05-18#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=992%2C2932%2C1854%2C942"><em>Strawberry Jam</em></a></p> <p><em>Jam differs from preserves in the method of cooking, the object being to cook the fruit into a soft pulp that can be mashed and blended into a smooth paste.&nbsp; Blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and such soft fruits as clearstone peaches and figs make excellent jam.</em></p> <p><em>As in preserves, 1 pound fruit to 3/4 pound sugar is the proportion used.&nbsp; Put fruit and sugar into preserving kettle with enough water to prevent burning.&nbsp; Boil slowly until tender, mash fruit with wooden bat or spoon, and continue to cook slowly until fruit is a smooth, thick mass.&nbsp; Jam is much thicker when cold than when hot.</em></p> <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0013074#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-1894%2C-1%2C13066%2C7030"><img alt="4-H demonstration on canning strawberry preserves, 1924" data-align="right" data-caption="4-H demonstration on canning strawberry preserves, 1924." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2307967d-6c9c-42fb-beb8-a8ba5f5bcd3b" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/0013074.jpg" /></a> <p><em>Gather strawberries when fully ripe, but not soft.&nbsp; For jam the flavor of ripe fruit is always better than from that which is partly ripe.</em></p> <p>The same article has these instructions for making <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S1E9-v4n15-1918-05-18#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=1509%2C4874%2C927%2C471">strawberry jelly</a>:</p> <p><em>Strawberry jelly can be made using 1 cup orange pectin to 1 cup strawberry juice.&nbsp; Add 1 1/2 cups sugar.&nbsp; Boil until jelly stage is reached (about 105.5 C.).&nbsp; Prepare strawberry juice by crushing berries and boiling for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.&nbsp; Place in jelly bag and allow to drip.</em></p> <p>The recipe included <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S1E9-v4n15-1918-05-18#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=1022%2C3958%2C1978%2C1005">instructions on making the orange pectin</a>, but not the process of canning the jam and jelly in jars.&nbsp; Other Extension publications of the same time period covered the basics of canning, such as <span><a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S5443-N8-N63-0011#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-2653%2C-236%2C7945%2C4711">Canning and Preserving with 4-H Recipes</a> (Extension Circular No. 11) and </span><a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S5443-N8-N63-0076#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-2562%2C-232%2C7795%2C4622"> </a><span><a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S5443-N8-N63-0076#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-2562%2C-232%2C7795%2C4622">The Canning of Fruits and Vegetables By 4-H Recipes</a> (Extension Circular No. 76). </span>An earlier issue of <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S1E9-v3n15-1917-05-19#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=1874%2C627%2C2627%2C1335"><em>Extension Farm-News</em> (19 May 1917</a>) had instructions for strawberry preserves as well as jam.</p> <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/ua100_099-002-cb0002_053-16951-002#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-1302%2C0%2C8393%2C4515"><img alt="Picking strawberries in Wake Co., NC, 1958." data-align="center" data-caption="Picking strawberries in Wake Co., NC, 1958." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9f9fa9ce-07d4-4ab4-90d7-37c22bd40905" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/ua100_099-002-cb0002_053-16951-002_cropped.jpg" /></a> <p><span>The above recipes do not recommend which strawberry varieties to use, but they were probably different from those found today.&nbsp; A <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S5443-N8-N63-0210#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-2541%2C-229%2C7705%2C4568">1941 Extension publication</a> lists the <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S5443-N8-N63-0210#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=2&amp;xywh=2553%2C2252%2C3467%2C2056">most common varieties for home gardens at that time</a> as Premier, Southland, Big Joe, Blakemore, and Fairfax.&nbsp; A <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S5443-N8-N63-0336A#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-2634%2C-236%2C7930%2C4702">1949 publication</a> lists the most <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/S5443-N8-N63-0336A#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=3&amp;xywh=1449%2C-89%2C5138%2C3047">common commercial varieties</a> as Blakemore, Klondike, Klonmore, Massey, and Missionary.&nbsp; Today, some of these are considered heirloom varieties. </span></p> <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/ua100_099-002-cb0002_036-12977-006#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-3231%2C-1%2C11397%2C6132"><img alt="E. B. Morrow examining a potted strawberry plant, 1955" data-align="right" data-caption="E. B. Morrow examining a potted strawberry plant, 1955." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9a35941f-a757-4fb4-be2e-80f7c0b33c1a" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/ua100_099-002-cb0002_036-12977-006_cropped.jpg" /></a> <p><span>One author of these publications was E. B. (Emmett Brown) Morrow (1896-1956), an extension specialist and professor at NC State.&nbsp; During his career he developed new varieties of strawberries, including Massey, Albritton, and Earlibelle.&nbsp; Charles Dearing was another NC State researcher also involved in development of the Massey as well as Blakemore varieties.&nbsp; </span>Special Collections holds collections of <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00047/contents">Morrow's</a> and <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00166/contents">Dearing's</a> papers.&nbsp; The university continues to develop new strawberry varieties, as indicated recently in <a href="https://cals.ncsu.edu/news/ready-for-new-strawberry-choices/">College of Agriculture and Life Sciences News</a>, helping to make North Carolina the third leading producer of the fruit in the U.S.</p> <p>More ideas on culinary uses of strawberries (and other berries) can be found at our 27 Apr. 2018 Foodie Friday post "<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/special-collections/foodie-friday%3A--berry-season">Berry Season</a>."&nbsp; For more historical resources on strawberries in North Carolina, see the NC State University Libraries' <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=strawberry">Rare &amp; Unique Digital Collections website</a>.&nbsp; To see the original publications referenced above, please contact the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">Special Collections Research Center</a>.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/foodie-friday-strawberries Fri, 17 May 2019 13:47:36 EST 53958 Let’s talk Margaret Atwood on May 23 ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">Join Dr. Margaret Simon from NC State's Department of English for a Read Smart <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/read-smart-book-discussion-hag-seed-margaret-atwood">discussion of Margaret Atwood's novel Hag-Seed</a>, a modern retelling story of William Shakespeare's “The Tempest,” on Thursday, May 23 from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Regional Library (1930 Clark Avenue). The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p dir="ltr">This book was selected as part of the Read Smart program in anticipation of Margaret Atwood’s visit to NC State on Friday, November 15 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the State Ballroom at the Talley Student Union. During <a href="https://research.ncsu.edu/ges/an-evening-with-margaret-atwood/">An Evening with Margaret Atwood</a>, the author will read from and discuss her 2003 novel Oryx &amp; Crake. Event details and ticket information are forthcoming.</p> <p dir="ltr">A true literary legend with over 50 novels, Atwood’s writing has proved as timeless as it is prophetic. Ms. Atwood has been described as the most important living author of our time. For instance, The Handmaid’s Tale—currently an Emmy-award winning Hulu series—feels as relevant today as it was when published in 1985. She has won numerous awards and honors including the Man Booker Prize, Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General’s Award, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/series/read-smart">Read Smart</a> is a series of informal discussions of the latest popular books moderated by members of NC State’s faculty. The series is a partnership between the Cameron Village Regional Library and the NC State University Libraries.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact </strong><br /> Marian Fragola, Director of Public Programming and Outreach<br /> marian_fragola@ncsu.edu</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/lets-talk-margaret-atwood-may-23 Wed, 15 May 2019 09:51:21 EST 53908 Fabulous 50: Willis Casey Becomes Athletics Director ![CDATA[<p>Willis Casey (1920-1992) became NC State's athletics director 50 years ago.&nbsp; Chancellor John Caldwell announced his appointment during a press conference on <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/technician-v53n73-1969-04-25#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=1414%2C3771%2C3313%2C1964">23 April 1969</a>.&nbsp; Casey told the crowd assembled at the University Club, "I am looking forward with a great deal of enthusiasm to trying to fulfull the duties of this job."</p> <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/ua023_024-001-bx0003-019-002#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-2725%2C-1%2C7434%2C4000"><img alt="Casey with Chancellor John Caldwell (center) and Athletics Director Roy Clogston (right), ca. 1968." data-align="right" data-caption="Casey (l), Chancellor John Caldwell (center), and Athletics Director Roy Clogston (r), ca. 1965." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1137b1cb-f211-4ccd-a2f8-809d49f32fe3" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/ua023_024-001-bx0003-019-002_cropped_0.jpg" /></a> <p>During Casey's 17 years in the position he certainly did bring "a great deal of enthusiasm" in fulfulling those duties.&nbsp; During that time, NC State won 49 ACC titles, two NCAA team titles, two AIAW (early governing body for women's sports) and 15 individual national championships.&nbsp; And Casey certainly hired enthusiastic coaches, including Kay Yow (women's basketball), Lou Holtz (football), Jim Valvano (men's basketball), Dick Sheridan (football), Don Easterling (men's swimming), Bob Guzzo (wrestling), Rollie Geiger (cross country), Richard Sykes (men's golf), George Tarantini (men's soccer), and Mark Stevenson (women's gymnastics).</p> <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0015062#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-3241%2C0%2C11235%2C6044"><img alt="Casey with NC State All-american swimmers Pete Fogarasy (l) and Ed Spencer (r), ca. 1963" data-align="right" data-caption="Casey with NC State All-American swimmers Pete Fogarasy (l) and Ed Spencer (r), ca. 1963." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8ca0a9dd-9d3e-406a-b44d-dd80789fb61c" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/0015062_cropped.jpg" /></a> <p>Casey first came to NC State in 1946 as the swimming coach.&nbsp; During the 23 years he served in that role, NC State won 11 Southern Conference and ACC swimming titles, nine AAU individual titles, and two AAU team titles, as well as produced four NCAA individual champions.&nbsp; In the 1960s while still coach, he was also assistant to Athletics Director Roy Clogston.</p> <p>Casey retired as athletics director (and from NC State) on 30 June 1986.&nbsp; He was inducted into the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. &nbsp;Summaries of his illustrious career can be found in the <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/agromeck1986nort#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=193&amp;xywh=-834%2C-112%2C6498%2C3853">1986 <em>Agromeck</em></a> yearbook, the <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/technician-v67n87-1986-07-02#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-4011%2C-407%2C13716%2C8133">2 July 1986 issue</a> of the <em>Technician</em> student newspaper, and the <a href="https://gopack.com/news/2018/8/7/swimming-2018-nc-state-athletic-hall-of-fame-willis-casey.aspx">gopack website</a> (see also<a href="https://gopack.com/hof.aspx?hof=42"> here</a>).&nbsp; More historical materials can be found on the NC State University Libraries' <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog?utf8=%E2%9C%93&amp;q=willis+casey">Rare &amp; Unique Digital Collection site</a>.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/fabulous-50-willis-casey-becomes-athletics-director Tue, 14 May 2019 08:34:53 EST 53892 Campus artwork—and pancakes!—on May 18 ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">Explore the galleries, sculptures, and public art around NC State's main campus with a guided tour from NC State experts on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m.</p> <p dir="ltr">Start the tour with a light brunch of pancakes from the NC State University Libraries pancake bot before the walking tour, which starts at the Hill Library and ends at the Gregg Museum of Art &amp; Design.<br /> <br /> Pre-registration is <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/giving/campusarttour">required</a> for this event. Part of the Library Libations series of special events, the tour is organized by the Friends of the Library. All Library Libations events are free to current Friends of the Library members and Life Members. Not a current member? Lasped members can renew <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/giving/friends">here</a>. New non-members can take advantage of a one-time offer to join Friends of the Library by purchasing a membership at a discounted event rate of $20 cash at the door and completing required pre-registration.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Contact </strong><br /> Friends of the Library<br /> 919-515-2841<br /> friends_of_the_library@ncsu.edu</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/campus-artwork-and-pancakes-may-18 Mon, 13 May 2019 09:17:25 EST 53904 The 1919 Student Petition Against President Riddick ![CDATA[<p>One hundred years ago in May 1919, NC State University (then State College) was recovering from the most tumultuous period in university history up to that time.&nbsp; The previous fall, enrollment skyrocketed as the university <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/special-collections/nc-state-during-world-war-i">became a military training school for soldiers</a> preparing for battle in World War I.&nbsp; To add to the turmoil, <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/special-collections/students-explore-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-at-nc-state">Spanish influenza raged through campus</a>, killing thirteen students&nbsp;and sickening hundreds.&nbsp; After the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/special-collections/armistice-day">Armistice</a>, enrollment plunged as the government no longer covered tuition for training soldiers.&nbsp; One can imagine the issues caused by these dramatic changes - overcrowded student housing, tight food supplies, overloaded courses for professors, unsanitary conditions due to insufficient janitorial staff.</p> <p><strong>Upheaval Caused by&nbsp;the War</strong></p> <p>Dr. Wallace Carl Riddick, president of State College, felt the stress.&nbsp; He reports in his 1918-1919 Annual Report that "I feel sure [this session] has been the busiest, most strenuous, and in many respects the most trying year in the history of the college."&nbsp; He later continues, ". . . we were practically commandeered by the Government for war purposes.&nbsp; Since that time, we have had the confusion incident to reorganizing and getting back to our pre-war courses of study."</p> <img alt="First Page of President's Report, 1918-1919, from Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes, Legal box 5, Folder 17" data-align="center" data-caption="First page of 1918-1919 Annual Report, describing chaotic conditions on campus, which led to student grievances." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="92dd0c68-cff0-4669-92c2-6a27a5aa27fa" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/Annual%20Report%201918-1919.jpg" /> <p><span><span><span>The students also felt the stress with great changes occurring in the span of a few months.&nbsp; In September 1918, the college replaced normal instruction and the R.O.T.C. program with the federally-directed <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/agromeck1919nort#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=146&amp;z=-339.1185%2C0%2C4600.237%2C2901&amp;xywh=-1751%2C-162%2C5436%2C3223">Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.)</a>, which brought a more regimented, disciplined structure to campus.&nbsp; When the war ended in November, S.A.T.C. was terminated.&nbsp; Finally in January 1919, State College re-established the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/news/special-collections/wonderful-100-rotc-re-established">R.O.T.C. program.</a>&nbsp; The transition was not smooth, as reported in the <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/agromeck1919nort#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=43&amp;xywh=208%2C1278%2C1638%2C971">"Senior History" (page 38) of the 1919 Agromeck</a>:</span></span></span></p> <p>"Upon arriving on the hill in the fall of 1918 for the last year and climax of our college career, we found that we were to be Seniors in name only and not in reality.&nbsp; We were shorn of our Senior privileges and liberties and anticipations which we had cherished for three long years.&nbsp; The introduction and establishment of the S.A.T.C. in our colleges and universities, necessitated&nbsp;by the world war, destroyed to some extent our aggressiveness along collegiate lines . . . . The military authorities, and part of the faculty members, insisted that the R.O.T.C., in time of peace, should be operated with the same rigid discipline, although not required by the Government, as was the S.A.T.C. in time of war.&nbsp; The students, naturally, strenuously protested."</p> <p><strong>The Petition</strong></p> <p>These frustrations culminated&nbsp;in a petition, signed by 425 students, demanding President Riddick's removal from office.&nbsp; Their grievances were as follows, as reported in the Raleigh <em>News and Observer</em> of April 16, 1919:</p> <p>1. The abolition of the honor system.</p> <p>2. Actions resulting in the withdrawal of various members of the faculty and curtailment in several of the college departments.</p> <p>3. Absence of any policy looking toward the development of the college and the extension of collegiate activity.</p> <p>4. Lack of diplomacy and tact in dealing with students.</p> <p>5. Unsatisfactory conditions in the mess hall with respect to quality of food and its service, poor sanitation due to inadequate janitor service.</p> <p>In the petition, students said that while they had the utmost confidence in Riddick as an engineer, they "do not feel that he is fitted by nature or training for the presidency of North Carolina's leading technical institution."</p> <p>The historic record unfortunately does not shed light on most of the grievances, although Riddick's Annual Report mentions insufficient staffing that certainly contributed to the "unsatisfactory conditions in the mess hall."&nbsp; However the "withdrawal of various members of the faculty" likely concerns an arrangement Riddick made with the Federal Board of Vocational Education.&nbsp; He recommended temporary leaves of absences from State College&nbsp;for three professors - Cliff Lewis Newman, Guy Alexander Roberts, and Donald McClure - for Atlanta-based jobs.&nbsp; Students considered this as permanent setbacks to the College's agricultural programs.&nbsp; In fact, they discussed their demands with Newman prior to presenting their petition.&nbsp; While Newman later insisted that he urged the students not to go forward with the petition, the Board of Trustees came to another understanding.&nbsp; Some board members believed that Newman encouraged the unrest, and his employment with State College was terminated.&nbsp; In a letter to Board Secretary Charles Gold, Newman laments "I could not bring myself to believe that the Board of Trustees would lynch an innocent and even inaccused citizen of the Old North State."</p> <img alt="C.L. Newman" data-align="center" data-caption="&lt;a href=&quot;https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0227015&quot;&gt;C.L. Newman&lt;/a&gt;, Professor of Agriculture, was terminated after his involvement with the student petition&amp;nbsp;" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="55786c93-38f8-4d36-b271-34d95054073a" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/Newman.jpg" /> <p><strong>Withdrawal of the Petition</strong></p> <p>On April 17, after presenting their petition, a student committee met with the Board of Trustees executive committee.&nbsp; After discussing their grievances and being assured of a proper investigation, students withdrew the petition.&nbsp; As reported in the Raleigh <em>News and Observer</em>, students released a letter which read:</p> <p>"We have been assured by the executive committee that the trustees will always be glad to hear the views of the student body upon any conditions in, or policy of, the college or upon the qualifications of the president or any member of the faculty; and we, representing the students, reserve the right to lay before the trustees our views upon any question touching the welfare of the college whenever we may deem it wise and proper to do so."</p> <p>For its part, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution during their May 27 meeting that stated:</p> <p>"The Trustees have gone carefully into the matter, interviewing the student's committee severally and as a body, members of the faculty and instructors and other students, and have found nothing in the evidence tending to show any maladministration . . . . Therefore, be it resolved, that it is the opinion of the Trustees that the difficulties have arisen from the fact that a portion of the student body has failed to appreciate the unsettled conditions incident to the fact that the college was practically commandeered by the Government during the war, and to the changes necessitated thereby."</p> <p>The <a href="https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/agromeck1919nort#?c=&amp;m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=43&amp;xywh=218%2C1389%2C1638%2C971">"Senior History" of the 1919 Agromeck</a> suggests some student demands were met:</p> <p>"The students appointed a committee to restore the old regime, which they did.&nbsp; So once again before we graduate, we get a real taste of old college life; we enjoy the prestige of 'Senior privileges' and unrestricted liberties."</p> <p>While it remains unclear what exactly ensued during the meeting, the issue was dropped by students and administration.&nbsp; Riddick continued as president of the College until 1923 without further challenges to his presidency.</p> <img alt="Wallace Carl Riddick remained president of State College after calls for his resignation" data-align="center" data-caption="&lt;a href=&quot;https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0231321&quot;&gt;Wallace Carl Riddick&lt;/a&gt; remained president of State College despite calls for his resignation in 1919." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="63c97555-6bf1-4623-9a68-41bd383886bc" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/Riddick.jpg" /> <p>Most of the source material for this blog post (including the Board of Trustees resolution, Riddick's 1918-1919 Annual Report, the student petition, and Cliff Lewis Newman's correspondence) can be found in the <span>North Carolina State University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes (UA 001.001), Legal Box 5, Folder 17.&nbsp; </span>To request these materials, please <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">contact the Special Collections Research Center</a>.&nbsp; Additional information was found in the Raleigh <em>News and Observer</em> (NC State students and faculty can access these through <a href="https://proxying.lib.ncsu.edu/index.php?url=https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=411">Newspapers.com</a>)</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/1919-student-petition-against-president-riddick Fri, 10 May 2019 16:48:01 EST 53867 Design Library closing June 3 through June 30 ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">The Design Library will close for a month this summer for the installation of new bookcases. The library will close on Monday, June 3 and reopen on Monday, July 1. During this closure, all library resources will be moved offsite and will be completely unavailable.</p> <p dir="ltr">During the closure, patrons needing materials before July 1 should request items through Tripsaver. Tripsaver items will not be able to be picked up at the Design Library. Patrons must pick them up at another library on campus until the Design Library reopens.</p> <p dir="ltr">The closure also means that the Design Library will not have reserve items during Summer Sessions I and II. Faculty can request print reserves in the usual way for summer classes, and they will be sent to the Hill Library. Faculty will also need to request all reserves for summer courses early, in May, before library resources are moved offsite.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-af942e14-7fff-faff-08d5-7427f67889d5">If you need help finding items, </span><a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/design"><span>contact the Design Library</span></a><span> or email kedewitt@ncsu.edu.</span></p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/design-library-closing-june-3-through-june-30 Wed, 22 May 2019 14:47:18 EST 53900 Hill Library entrance now on Hillsborough Street ![CDATA[<p dir="ltr">As of Monday, May 13, the entrance to the Hill Library is now located on Hillsborough Street.</p> <p dir="ltr">As a large-scale renovation gets underway in Hill, the Brickyard entrance is now closed until the renovation project finishes in fall 2020. After the renovation, the Brickyard entrance will re-open and Hill Library will continue with both entrances open.</p> <p dir="ltr">For more information about the extraordinary changes coming to Hill, visit the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/renovation">Hill Library Renovation website</a>. Follow the Libraries social media feeds and watch our website for renovation updates throughout the project.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/main-news/hill-library-entrance-now-hillsborough-street Wed, 22 May 2019 10:01:15 EST 53899 Student Spotlight: Wykila Chavis, Special Collections Desk Assistant ![CDATA[<p><em>The Special Collections Research Center blog series "Student Spotlight" features student employees who contribute to the work of the SCRC. <strong>Guest author Wykila Chavis</strong>, class of 2019, is an undergraduate NC State student majoring in Psychology in the <a href="https://www.chass.ncsu.edu/">College of Humanities and Social Sciences</a> and minoring in Forensic Science in the <a href="https://sciences.ncsu.edu/">College of Sciences</a>. Wykila has worked as a Student Desk Assistant in the <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/special-collections-reading-room">Special Collections Reading Room</a> since May 2018.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Please describe in a sentence or two the work that you do in the Special Collections Research Center.</strong></p> <p>I assist researchers with various materials that they’ve previously requested online for their research. I also work on different processing projects, helping to organize or update existing collections.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What has been most interesting to you about your work? &nbsp;What new things have you learned? Have you made any surprising discoveries?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The most interesting aspect of working in Special Collections is the material that I’ve helped to process. I worked on a project titled “<a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/ua021_517">Turtle Rescue Team Records</a>.” The purpose of this team was to help release rehabilitated turtles back into the wild. This was a fun and interesting project because the turtles had funny names like “Ice Pak” and “Crunch”. Before this project, the only species of turtles that I knew existed were snapping turtles. Working on this project taught me about so many other species of turtles.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>If you met someone who was unfamiliar with archives and special collections, what would you want them to know? What should new researchers know about the work you do?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Upon meeting someone that was unfamiliar with archives and special collections, I would want them to know about the many resources that we offer, and that the process to begin doing research in Special Collections is very simple. You first fill out a <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request">request form</a> for the materials you’re hoping to research, and then you get an email when your materials are ready. During your first visit to Special Collections, you need to fill out a registration form. After these steps are completed, you’re free to conduct your research.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>What are you studying, and what do you hope to do in your future career? &nbsp;Has your work in the SCRC changed how you look at your studies or your future career plans in any way?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">I am studying psychology with a minor in forensic science. After graduation I plan to apply to graduate school to pursue my Masters in Criminology. Beyond this I will work towards my Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. My ultimate career goal is to perform psychological evaluations on prisoners.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Is there anything else you’d like to share about your work with the SCRC?</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">I have truly enjoyed working at SCRC. I have had the opportunity to meet a ton of really amazing people. Jennifer Baker, <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/cawils14">Clara Wilson</a>, and <a href="https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/cadorinb">Cathy Dorin-Black</a> all made my experience in Special Collections enjoyable, and for that I’m forever grateful.</p> ]] https://www.lib.ncsu.edu//news/special-collections/student-spotlight-wykila-chavis-special-collections-desk-assistant Tue, 7 May 2019 15:26:53 EST 53843