From the Archives: Presidents' Visits to NC State and near campus

Candidate John F. Kennedy addressing an estimated crowd of 8,000 at Reynolds Coliseum, 1960.

Candidate John F. Kennedy addressing an estimated crowd of 8,000 at Reynolds Coliseum, 1960.

We are less than three weeks from Election Day, November 8th, and early voting will start this Thursday, October 20th. We hope you that those of you who can vote have made your plans, as we decide who will hold local offices, state offices, and this year, who will be our Commander in Chief.

A number of American presidents have visited NC State and near its campus, and the Special Collections Research Center's Rare and Unique Digital Collections holds images from these events. Please enjoy these glimpses into the past!

President Harry S. Truman with Governor R. Gregg Cherry at NC State Fair, 1948.
President Theodore Roosevelt in Raleigh, 1910. He's wearing a top hat and is in the very center of the festoons.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chancellor John William Harrelson at Farm and Home Week, 1947. Eisenhower was the Chief of Staff of the Army at the time.
 
Candidate John F. Kennedy addressing an estimated crowd of 8,000 at Reynolds Coliseum, 1960.
President Lyndon B. Johnson arriving for Democratic campaign rally held in Reynolds Coliseum, 1964
President Jimmy Carter at the 1991 Emerging Issues Forum.
President Ronald Reagan posing with Mr. and Mrs. Wuf, 1985.
President George Bush with Drs. Zhi-Yu Yang and Jan Schetzina in Physics Labs, 1990.
Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas, with North Carolina Governor James B. Hunt on a panel at the 1988 Emerging Issues Forum.
Candidate Barack Obama speaking at rally at Reynolds Coliseum
Candidate Barack Obama speaking at rally at Reynolds Coliseum, 2008.

 

Be sure to vote on Tuesday November 8, or take advantage of early voting October 20-November 5. You can find voting information at Wake County Board of Elections' website , or for Durham County and Orange County .

You can find more archival materials related to American presidents here . If you would like to learn more about the Special Collections Research Center and our digitized materials, please visit the Rare and Unique Digital Collections for access to thousands of images , video , audio recordings , and textual materials documenting NC State history and other topics.